/reads Attack on Titan and gets upset when Marco (supposedly?) dies
/reads Attack on Titan and gets upset when decent characters only recently introduced die
/reads Attack on Titan and gets nervous when arms go missing
/reads Attack on Titan and gets really upset about Mike's death
Interviewer: How do you feel when a character dies?
Isayama: .Let's see. In the first place, the characters who appeared in Volume 1 were originally created with the intention to kill them off eventually so it's like aah, it's time for them to fulfill their role... Something like that. The reason there's a gap between what the person drawing is feeling and the people reading are feeling is because I'm the one bringing the characters to life from white paper so in the end, I just feel like they're drawings I've drawn on paper. So, that's why I'm able to kill characters that I had planned on killing without any hesitation.
...just needed to get that out of my system.
Finished both seasons of the Tokyo Ghoul anime last night. Not the smartest decision, but it's one of the more intriguing anime in a long time. Plus, each season is only 12 episodes as opposed to...Bleach/Naruto.
So much bloody feels though. And some of the loose ends of the anime drive me nuts. Apparently it's similar in the manga series as well.
So. On to the manga.
PS: Shū Tsukiyama kills me, especially the toilet scenes. Something tells me that anything involving Tsukiyama x Kaneki will be pure crack...or maybe like Hannigram with less angst and a shitload more crack.
Logged on to The Hype Machine again. It's been a while because I can no longer write papers and reports or craft blurbs of text at work when listening to lyrics that make sense...I don't think I do a lot of the things I once did prior to joining this organisation. Has it really been only 3 years? It feels like a lifetime ago. But that's not the point.
The point is Jarryd James' "Do You Remember", Phoebe Ryan's cover of "Ignition/Do You..." (R.Kelly/Miguel Cover) and the joy of discovering new music, of artists that you have never heard before from places other than the radio.
And where else than LJ to post about new music found from blogs? Ah, almost feels like the old days.
So Rufus Wainwright is coming down to Singapore again. Apparently he was here last year for a jazz festival and according to a colleague who attended the event, he was "whiny" and threw a tantrum when people wouldn't stop talking when he was performing. LOL. Ah, Rufus. At least he will be having his own concert this round. barefootlawyer says we should attend his concert as he was "part of our [emo] adolescence". (Of course when I pointed out that we're still emo asses, I was promptly ignored. XD;)
Well then. Back to churning out that damn report.
Can't quite pinpoint what is is about her about her that appeals so much to me. Sure, she has a gorgeous voice, but there are plenty of female vocalists out there with "big voices". Her lyrics don't blow me out of the water either. So I am guessing it's her strange blend of folksy country blues and pop. That or I love the fact that she's a big girl with huge vocals with a bigger personality who just puts herself out there.
But what do I know, aye? Just listen to her latest album "21" if you have a chance. XD;
It starts of with "Rolling In the Deep", which has a vid with plenty of interesting visuals. However, my favourite has got to be "Rumour Has It" with its bitchy lyrics, even bitchier origins and Red Indian vibes blues... yes, seriously.
"Set Fire to the Rain" is one of those Big Vocals tracks and it's uploaded because I feel like it. (There's a cover of The Cure's "Lovesong" in her album as well, but it isn't quite my thing.)
Adele - Rolling In the Deep
Adele - Rumour Has It
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
For some odd reason, that post made me feel better. Like somehow, even the Wise, the Contended, the I-Have-Lived-Longer-Than-You ones sometimes have no idea what to make of life as well and experience moments when the reality of our world doesn't seem so real after all.
Only found out about her "Cooler Than Me (Mike Posner Vs Sia)" cover/mash-up when I was exploring The Hype Machine's 2010 Zeitgeist site*. The way she weaves her vocals around the Sia chords is brilliant, but makes the track all spin-worthy is after the 2:16 mark.
And I am out of words again.
*The Glitch Mob vs The Hype Machine remix is life-saving. It may have even gotten me to acknowledge that Kanye West is more than a twat. That's all I have say.
Some time today, I stumbled upon Rihanna's ""Love the Way You Lie Part 2 (feat Eminem)". Pretty sure this would be old news to most on my f!list, but is it just me or does the "stripped down version" (according to Rihanna anyway) sounds...less catchy? Even though the melody is more or less the same?
...I don't know if it's right to describe a song where a woman is abused "catchy", but there you go.
Stars - Dead Hearts (LightsoverLA Remix)
I would blather on, but a good chunk of what I thought about the track has already been written by a Space Age Bachelor.
... He also posted an amazing cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" here.
“When he writes lyrics it’s like he’s seen a family film and then spliced it with a video nasty... It’s filmic; beautiful, yet very dark.”
Not a fan of the video, but the melody and vocals more than make up for it. (What about the lyrics? I'm currently too tired to listen carefully. I do like the quote above though.)
Meet the One Who Questioned, "Where did all the music go?" And his answer. And then think.
Read "Morning", a poem that stopped me dead in my tracks. I hope you can empathise with the desperate longing. Or maybe not.
Listen to Dragonette's "Easy (Fabian Remix)". It's not fresh off the turntables, but I hope you bop a little to it. It's easy.
Sleep easy. I wish you dreamless slumber.