Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ and Nyan Cat played on piano simultaneously
In which two negatives result in a positive.
I found this and needed people to listen to it
Well, obviouslybenhughes, it just so happens that Friday follows the chords of what is known as a 50’s progression, I-vi-IV-V (or, as sung in Grease, C-A minor-F-G7). One of the characteristic qualities of this progression is that the first 3 chords share a lot of the same notes, especially the tonic (“Do”). Add to that the fact that over the years Western ears have been accustomed to extended chords, and if we extend them all only a little (such as C-am7-F9-G13) they share almost all the same notes, just in different orders. This makes it so that you can play almost any note in the major scale above them, and the faster you do it the easier because they become passing tones.
tl;dr - the Friday chords are simple enough and the Nyan cat tune is fast enough that it sounds awesome
So I just watched the 50 Shades of Grey trailer. And now that I’m done throwing up in my mouth I’m going to have some opinions.
I can’t even begin to list where my problems start here. I read the book, and it made me angry, both as a woman and as someone who enjoys BDSM. This trailer just made me SO ANGRY AGAIN.
I guess we can start with how”Miss Steele” is just a cheap imitation of a mary sue. She’s even more flaccid and idiotic than Bella Swan, which I actually find to be sort of an impressive feat — I’d thought Twilight was the lowest of the low for female characters. And Christian Grey is worse and more toxic than any sparkly vampire. His character uses BDSM to work through his deep seated issues and mistrust/hatred of women due to bad experiences from his past. Because that’s healthy.
But does she GTFO of this bad situation? No. Because he’s hot and rich. And she, with her magical, manic pixie dream vagina, HEALS HIS DAMAGED SOUL with her compassion and understanding. And along the road she just lets him abuse her, dick her around, not explain what she’s consenting (?) to, and withhold all concepts of love and tenderness and, you know, AFTERCARE. (Aftercare, for those who don’t know, is the incredibly important process of taking care of someone physically and emotionally after a rough BDSM scene.) So now this “worldwide phenomenon” or whatever they’re calling it is not only permeating the percentage of the population that actually READS, it’s going to now appeal to the masses who don’t. And an entire generation of young people who like sexy movies is going to be walking around thinking that this sort of relationship is something healthy, sexy, and desirable. So that’s great for all the social progress people have been trying to make for the past like… ten years. Just great. I just.