The car enthusiast, who is a member of the U.S. Military, hated the car’s silver color. One evening, he let his wife doodle on a few scratches on the bumper, and when the sun came up and he saw her stunningly intricate and elegant drawings, they knew they had to forge on. While he worked on tuning the insides, she drew on the car.
After roughly 100 hours of work and several clear coats to protect the design, they had an impressively beautiful car that they had tuned up as a team! (x)
i swear i saw this like YEARS ago, why did it only resurface now ?
Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published
okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera
That kind of thing wasn’t that uncommon for musicians at that time though! There are stories of Rossini literally writing overtures down to the wire; they had to lock him in a room writing the music, and every time he finished a page it would be handed to copyists who would furiously write out individual parts to keep up.
On top of that, saying Mozart “wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered” is a bit dishonest. He probably did put pen to paper that morning, but that doesn’t mean it was entirely conceived in one day. He was known to wait as long as he could to write an operatic overture because he wanted to be sure that it captured the essence of the final product, and this often meant he was doing it during or after dress rehearsals. That meant that the whole time, he was considering what he could do to reflect the show. He didn’t put it off, it was just the final step of his process.