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iPad Drum Solo

Heads up!

Happy New Year and all that rot! Long time lady and gents but those of you with interest should keep your eyes out for a new anime series premiering in April reuniting Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe with Yoko Kanno. It’s a story set in the 1960s of an introverted intellectual high school boy who finds common ground with his new school’s female class president and a delinquent student through jazz! Needless to say the soundtrack will be one to look out for, but I am betting the anime, based on a prize winning manga, should be interesting as well.

Here’s the trailer:

And link to the official HP (Japanese only of course)

Fuck You

Great lyrics and great motion graphics.

Synth Britannia

You’ll have to bear with me on this…I am going to get quite wordy.
My RSS reader pointed me to this excellent if very Brit documentary (Oh BBC, why do you operate like you’re a radio station?) about the history of Synth Pop. As someone who was just starting to form my musical tastes at the height of the Synth Pop era, this documentary was quite revealing. I was (and am) into a lot of the bands featured in the documentary. Learning the back story and history of the movement produced some quite eye opening points: OMD and The Human League were actually one of the first or leaders to experiment in electronic music?! The impetus of synth pop actually lie squarely with the punk movement in Britain in the 70s?! A frustrated member of The Human League left to form Heaven 17?! New Order wanted to be popular enough to be played in clubs?! God, Gary Numan is just a normal old guy! Read more »

Crazy Comic Con

This is the line not to get into the Convention Center, but the line to get into Hall H (where they do all the movie presentations)!!! That’s just 10 kinds of nuts!!


Sweet Video

Cinematography, CG, compositing, editing…all top notch. And I personally think the song is fairly groovy. But it’s the execution of the concept that makes this fun to watch. Enjoy!

Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Everything I Need to Know About Life…

I learned from Thelonius Monk…

(Monk’s notes to his saxophonist, Steve Lacy. Definitely words to live by.


Oh man…

This picture is supposedly of the “Nirvana” baby. He is now 17 years old. Man, I feel the years rolling on.nirvana-baby.jpg

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Have any of you been watching this? It’s a three-part webisode thing that Joss Whedon and his brothers put together during the writer’s strike. Pretty cool, very typically Whedonesque, much in the same vein as BTVS’s “Once More, With Feeling” episode. Neal Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day star. It’s only going to be viewable for free for TODAY, so go watch all three parts. After that, it’s available for purchase from iTunes ($4 for all three parts), and there will eventually be a DVD. But go catch it now for free, then come back and discuss!

Macross Frontier: Ranka Lee Debut Single


For the MFrontier nerds (65% of the users of this blog).

This single includes the new renditions of “Do You Remember Love” (Ai Oboete Imasuka) and  “My Boyfriend is a Pilot” (Watashi no Kare wa Pilot).  Click on the image to download the album.