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one time i went to church for christmas carols and i looked completely uncomfortable there and this girl overheard me telling my mum that i didn’t think i belonged there because i’m an atheist and then she came up to me later and said “you will know there is a god when he saves you from hell” and i just looked her dead in the face and said “who says i want to be saved? shit loads of gay sex in hell” and then she genuinely hissed at me and all i could think of was
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Tom Hiddleston (MTV Movie Awards 2013)