Monday, February 24, 2014

2013 was a mighty fine year.

i'd like to share some of my favourite music from last year.

Tennis Court by Lorde

"It's a new art form, showing people how little we care" Cynicism is the enemy, being detached, apathetic, it's everything wrong with art these days. i don't have too much to say about Lorde, everyone already knows her, and her message, as it appears in every one of her songs. i just feel this is the best off her album.

You Can't Be My Girl by Darwin Deez

When i first saw Darwin, i thought he looked that way because he was playing the loser outsider in this video. but soon found that's how he always looks: "Darwin Deez is a band/guy.  If you go to a Darwin Deez show, you’ll see me on stage with three other instrumentalists/friends.  The music we play is authentic, homegrown, minimal pop/rock that I write from the heart, baby ... i write and play all my songs on a 4 string electric guitar in my own tuning. my parents are baba lovers like pete townshend. lovers of meher baba." The video is quite an interesting message, being super imposed into all these different stock scenes where he doesn't belong, portraying his guitar solo as violence and anger. Just a great lonely guy song. "I think I love you are horrible" is one of my favourite lines in recent memory.

Yeezus by Kanye West

Yes, the entire album. Kayne is the most important living musician right now, and this is by far his best album, only ten tracks long and each one completely devastating. And i mean, just, holy shit.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Tale of a Mighty Fine Lady

The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is a fun and intriguing anime. For not only does it capture the style and humour of the original Monkey Punch manga,  it also takes some terrible cliches and drops them on their heads. And i feel it is worth mentioning the director and the overseeing writer of the series are both women.

Going in, i knew absolutely nothing about this series, other than it focused on Fujiko Mine, the trailer i posted above, and the art in the first episode on youtube were enough to sell me on it. i mean, how goregous is that art style? How fantastic is that soundtrack?

The gist of the story is bringing the gang together and getting to know them, and mostly learning the story of Fujiko.Which basically turned out to be that of sexy lady thief in the 1960s.

Hi-diddle-dee-dee, goddamn, a pirates life for me.