Videos below the fold. This is the kind of thing I actually spend a lot of time thinking about. Anyway, in the full post is a list of songs/videos found on Youtube. One can flowchart through these songs explaining what they all have to do with each other. This flowchart also, incidentally, explains the point in time when New Age and Synth Pop started transitioning to a new sound. If you're a fan of 80's music, none of these songs is a prime example of, I guess you would say, the fundament of what people think of with the 80's sound. However, most of this music represents a point at the sharpest part of the curve into a new style. In that, these songs are the most extreme marriage of Synth Pop, R & B and and Hip Hop. Well, in the context of the times, anyway.
Brickmuppet shared this a few weeks ago. Not remarkable unless you like the song, but the timing and arrangement is good. Reminds me that I ought to try finishing Asobi ni Iku Yo someday. I just don't like harem anime, no matter how it's presented.
I've seen bits of this one before, but not all of it. Or rather, I think I've seen this same concept before. This particular video was done in the last few years.
And now for something completely different:
Incidentally, I have suspected for a while and just now confirmed that the twitter feed to the right is still not working.
Nothing special for Christmas, other than the two videos I've already posted. Maybe I'll think of something later today. So, Merry Christmas, everyone!
Bored With Me. "Finding Something To Do" by Hellogoodbye; anime is Chuunibyou
Synthetic Heroine. "Turn Me On" by David Guetta with Nicki Minaj; anime are Ghost In The Shell (mostly or all from Stand Alone Complex) and Chobits, Metropolis, with Angelic Layer, Divergence Eve, Casshern Sins, Je Taime, King of Thorn and Mardock Scramble.
Thorns and Roses. "Not Giving Up on Love" by Armin Van Buuren with Sophie Ellis Bextor. Anime is Revolutionary Girl Utena. I've tried to watch this show repeatedly and just can't get into it, although I should like it, at least on paper.
Boxxed. "Oh No!" by Marina and the Diamonds, anime is Maria-holic. This one is so good that I got the series and will watch it soon. Great song, too.
Ride or Die. "We Own It" by 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, anime is Redline. By all accounts, this movie is horrible and breathtaking. My oldest daughter was completely captivated with the visual and wants to see the movie. This video is in 1080p; might be better to just stick with it.
That's it for now. Unless you want some more Equilibrium or Alestorm.
Phenomenal flash mob performance by the U.S. Air Force band at the National Air and Space Museum. The performance is Bach's 32nd known cantata BWV #147 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring along with Joy To The World. This is a tremendous performance. Astonishing.