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2019 November

  • Anime Opening/Ending Themes

    Had a friendly discussion last night about our favorite anime theme music, figured I'd share some of my favorites. J-Pop in general and anime theme music in particular have a kind of energy that you just don't get from Western music. I think that generally I tend to favor those that openings for series that I had a chance to watch on TV (instead of via streaming/online channels), since back in those days I had to sit through the openings! (So most of these are rather old!) Kimi Ga Suki da to Sakebitai from Slam Dunk by Baad: Hohoemi no

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2018 November

  • Favorite JRPG Tracks

    I used to play a lot of JRPGs, especially back during they heyday of the Playstation Era. These days, I only get to play a few, but I still enjoy a lot of the music tracks from this game, often the battle music since I prefer more upbeat tracks. Here are some of my favorite JRPG tracks from recent years: Rivers in the Desert (Persona 5) -- easily the best song in the OST for me, and the rest of this OST is amazing so that's saying a lot. Reach Out to the Truth (Persona 4) -- P4G was the

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  • Music - Ultraelectromagnetic Jam

    I'm no music critic; often I can't even carry my own tune. But I do know what I like, and I know I like the Eraserheads' music. If you don't know who the β€˜heads are, they're basically the Beatles of the Philippines, galvanizing the local music industry and serving as an example and inspiration to numerous other bands that followed after them. It's only fitting then that many of the current crop of Filipino performers pay tribute to them in the form of Ultraelectromagnetic Jam. This fantastic album features several artists performing their own versions of some of the Eraserheads

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  • And Now For Something Different -- Music

    Currently listening to "Boulevard of Broken Songs", a neat mashup mainly of Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Oasis' "Wonderwall". This and some other mashups here. (haven't listened to the others though... ) Another interesting mashup that came out quite a while back was "This Is How You Remind Me Someday" , where Nickelback is caught basically reusing the same chords for two songs. Great stuff. Other songs/bands I've been listening to lately: Locally, Spongecola is hot. Their album has several good tracks (since I don't listen to radio, I'm not sure which of them are popular or not.)

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  • Radiohead, Copyright and Popular Music

    Interesting story about a guy who had to shell out 350 dollars to quote Radiohead lyrics in his book. Even though he was able to quote from many other bands, books, and even a separate Radiohead album for free. Even he had personally met the band before, and had freely let them quote his own works in their concerts. Gives a good idea of how fucked-up the worldwide copyright system is. And reminds me why I prefer to just ignore the whole corporate copyright system. (Never mind that it's quite convenient to do so.) On that note, I wonder if

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