So with the announcement of their 8th album, I’ve noticed that quite a few people are bringing back up Epik High’s 7th album 99 into conversation and talking about how much they hope the new album won’t suck as much. Well..I do agree. 99 was certainly different from their past work and I admit I was disappointed at first when it came out. But even so, 99 holds a special place in my heart and I’m gunna tell you why with a little story.
After their hiatus following Tablo’s ridiculous scandal, this was the first album the trio released under the name Epik High. A lot of fans (myself included) had high expectations about this comeback and looked forward to an album that was emotional, deep, and down beat. However, many were disappointed when the group instead came out with a happy upbeat and what seemed like a hastily made album. Because of this, a lot of people left the fandom saying things like, ‘they’ve changed’, ‘Tablo lost his touch’, and ‘Yg turned them into idols’.
Later on, the three were asked during an interview about their sudden change of music style to which Tablo merely replied, “I purposely did exactly what my fans told me not to do.” So then why did Epik High produce something that they knew their fans wouldn’t like?
During the past decade, Epik High was able to gain a lot of popularity in the Korean market, but much of their success came from their darker and more emotional songs. Tablo’s father knew this and was worried about his son constantly making sad music, but refrained from telling Tablo afraid that he might affect his creative process. But after listening to his son’s solo album Fever’s End, he carefully expressed his concern for Tablo’s well being and told him, “if you made brighter music, without a doubt I’m sure it would be successful as well”.
But before Tablo could fulfill his wish, his father suddenly passed away.
In honor of his father, Tablo decided that His next album would only be filled with bright upbeat happy songs.
And thus Epik High’s 7th album was born. And to this day it remains as the group’s happiest, and at the same time, saddest album they ever produced.
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How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?
These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
being friendly with a boy you aren’t romantically/physically attracted to and him developing feelings for you isn’t your fault, nor does it mean you were “leading him on”. you are under no obligation to date him.
Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2015 venue