I enjoy mapping out my own taste-makers in my head: it’s fun to think about how one thing I liked as a kid would kick-start a full investigation into a whole genre, a whole niche, a whole world. When I was a child, anime inadvertently opened a door into a world of hip hop, J-rock, noise rock, and more for me.
There was something badass going on in the world of late 90's/early 2000's anime soundtracks. A decent amount of anime had these anthemic, sweeping rock songs in their soundtracks. Often, these songs were sung in English and performed by non-Japanese singers. I don’t know if this was because Yoko Kanno was out in full-force during … Continue reading My Favorite English-Language Anime Rock Songs
Have I mentioned how much I love Cowboy Bebop? I really love Cowboy Bebop. It was one of the first anime series I ever watched, and it was definitely the first one I really fell in love with. The characters are all fantastic, the animation is stunning, and that soundtrack... Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts … Continue reading From French Pop to Horny Cowboy: 13 Genre-Spanning Tracks From the Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
The past few days weeks months have been pretty shitty, and I knew that I needed to figure out a way to get some healing in. One thing I absolutely love to do is go to concerts. Not to sound cliché, but it is an incredible feeling to go to a show and get completely … Continue reading Kero Kero Bonito PhilaMOCA, 10/18/2018: This show made me the happiest corporate flamingo alive!
Well, here we are. It's Friday, and I haven't caught up on my seasonals or watched any of my backlog, which means I don't have a good essay lined up for the day. You know what that means! It's listicle time! I'm actually extra cheating with this post, because I wrote this before I started … Continue reading 15 Jazzy Anime Openings That Aren’t Tank!