A lyrical “analysis” of Aaron’s Party (come get it)

•October 8, 2011 • Leave a Comment

When I was a kid, a time where I was absolutely and completely musically ignorant, I IDOLIZED this child star. Aaron Carter. Seriously, I was obsessed with him. I talked about him all the time, I saw him in concert (2nd concert ever, first was Spice Girls), and I even saw the broadway musical Seussical when he was in it… Which I then made my Dad buy an autographed hat from him that I still own… Man, it’s a wonder I turned out even remotely straight. ANYWAY, I was listening to some of my FAVORITE tracks from his magnum opus Aaron’s Party and, while I’ve thought about it, it really hit me that the lyrics present on this album were in no way possibly representative of a 13 year old. The longer I thought about the problem presented, the more I found the lyrics ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL, and I decided I wanted to share them with you.

I mean, the entire premise of the song is that this Aaron’s parents are out doing whatever, and Aaron wants to throw THE MOST BITCHING, SWAGGIN’, BEEFY HUGE 10 OUT OF 10 BNP  party ever. Needless to say, things go get crazy, in thebad way, and hilarity ensues. I wanted to share this song with you, my friends, and  My five readers. With commentary.

These are the lyrics to the title track off Aaron’s Party (come get it), Aaron’s Party (come get it).

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100 Albums You Should Listen To ( that I have, as of September 18th 2011)

•September 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Strictly LPs. No exceptions. (sorry I haven’t posted)

  1. Abandoned Pools -Humanistic
  2. Abyss – Audible Delusions
  3. Animals As Leaders – Animals as Leaders
  4. Anthony Green – Avalon
  5. At The Drive-In Relationship of Command
  6. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
  7. Baths – Cerulean
  8. Battle of Britain Memorial – The Aftermath of Your Bright Beings
  9. Bjork – Post
  10. Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
  11. The Blood Brothers – Burn, Piano Island, Burn…
  12. The Blood Brothers – Crimes
  13. The Blood Brothers – Young Machetes
  14. Boards of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children
  15. Boom Boom Satellites – Exposed
  16. Braids – Native Speaker
  17. Brand New – Deja Entendu
  18. Brand New – The God and Devil Are Raging Inside Me
  19. Burial – Untrue
  20. Capsule – More! More! More!
  21. Circa Survive – Juturna
  22. Circa Survive – On Letting Go
  23. Circa Survive – Blue Sky Noise
  24. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)
  25. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius PIp
  26. Dance Gavin Dance – Downtown Battle Mountain Part 1
  27. The Depreciation Guild – In Her Gentle Jaws
  28. Dessa – A Badly Broken Code
  29. DJ Shadow – Entroducing
  30. DJ Sharpnel – Brain Violation.Kannou Shinsoku
  31. Doomtree – Doomtree
  32. dredg – Catch Without Arms
  33. Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
  34. Earl Sweatshirt – Earl
  35. The Fall of Troy – Manipulator
  36. Fear Before The March of Flames – The Always Open Mouth
  37. Foxy Shazam – Foxy Shazam
  38. Girls’ Generation – 1st Japan Album
  39. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner
  40. Good Old War – The Only Way To Be Alone
  41. Gorillaz – Gorillaz
  42. Gorillaz – Demon Days
  43. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
  44. Grieves – 88 Keys
  45. Grieves – Together/Apart
  46. Her Space Holiday – The Young Machines
  47. IAMX – The Alternative
  48. Iwasaki Taku – Gurren Lagann Best Sound
  49. James Blake – James Blake
  50. Johnny Foreigner – Waited Up ’til It was light
  51. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  52. La Dispute – Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
  53. Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
  54. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
  55. m83 – Saturdays = Youth
  56. A Loss For Words – The Kids Can’t Loose
  57. The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
  58. The Mars Volta – Bedlam in Goliath
  59. Maximum The Hormone – Buikikaesu
  60. mc chris – mc chris is dead
  61. MC Lars – The Graduate
  62. MC Lars – Indie Rocket Science
  63. Mitsuto Suzuki – In My Own Backyard
  64. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
  65. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
  66. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  67. Nujabes – Metaphorical Music
  68. Nujabes + Fat Jon – Samurai Champloo Musical Record: Impression
  69. Person L – Initial
  70. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of The Moon
  71. PJ Harvey – Is This Desire?
  72. Polysics – Polysics or Die Vista!
  73. Portugal, The Man – Waiter! You Vultures
  74. The Postal Service – Give Up
  75. Psychic Babble –  My Brother’s Ears / My Sister’s Eyes
  76. Radiohead -Kid A
  77. The Receiving End of Sirens – Between The Heart And The Synapse
  78. RxBandits – The Resignation
  79. RxBandits – And The Battle Begun…
  80. RxBandits – Mandala
  81. Say Anything – In Defense of The Genre
  82. School Food Punishment – Air Feel, Color, Swim
  83. School Food Punishment – Amp Reflection
  84. Sleep Party People – Sleep Party People
  85. Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X
  86. The Sound of Animals Fighting – Lover, The Lord Has Left Us
  87. The Sound of Animals Fighting – The Ocean and The Sun
  88. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
  89. Tokimonsta – Midnight Menu
  90. Tyler The Creator – Goblin
  91. Weezer – The Blue Album
  92. The Wonder Years – The Upsides
  93. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
  94. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
  95. Yoko Kannou – G.I.T.S Sac OST 2
  96. Yoko Kannou – G.I.T.S Sac Solid State Society OST
  97. Yuki Kaijura -Fiction
  98. Zoloft The Rock and Roll Destroyer – Zoloft The Rock and Roll Destroyer
  99. 65daysofstatic – We Were Exploding Anyway
  100. 9mm parabellum bullet – termination
If you want to check any of these out, or want to ask me about an album, post in the comments!

Witchblade is surprisingly good. Kind of.

•June 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I just wanted to do a quick post because it’s been a couple weeks. I’ve had the box set for the Witchblade anime adaptation that Funimation put out for two years now and I’m finally getting around to watching it. I mean, sometimes it’s hard to muster up courage when all you have greeting you on the box is a pair of tits. So, surprisingly, the show is kind of good. Yes, it’s cliched, there’s a lot of fanservice, and by no means are it’s characters too far from the ordinary, but the show is still enjoyable to watch. I’ll never rewatch it, but I’ve been having fun going through it. Now, there is actually one really interesting aspect about the show. The main character is a mother, who’se main concern is making sure her daughter stays safe. There are not very many action anime where this is the case, as the majority of the main characters in action shows are whiny teenage boys ( Blue Exorcist is generic as fuck). Even in the ones with mechs. So, even though the show has plenty of flaws and the fan-service is way beyond over the top, it’s somewhat refreshing. Basically, Witchblade is somewhat interesting and even entertaining if you just kind of let the witchblade fight segments pass by you and fixate on Misane’s, the main character, and Ryouko’s, her daughters, relationship with each other and the various characters in the story. I’d say don’t buy this, but check it out if what I said seems interesting and if  you have a netflix account… and if you’ve already watched the several dozen good series that are on Netflix.

Based Appeal

•May 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Do you know what this man is doing right now? If you don’t, well, I have some bad news for you. He’s probably fucking your bitch, and you’ll thank him for it. This is Lil B, The Based God, and king of Swag (fuck Soulja Boy). He’s a rapper from Berkley California who, in the past couple years, has reached some series popularity with a very widespread audience (also hipsters and bros) for being ABSOLUTELY FUCKING RIDICULOUS.

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Favorite Openings in Anime

•May 21, 2011 • 6 Comments

I haven’t posted in over a month, and I’ve wanted to do a post like this for a while. I am going to post my favorite anime openings in no particular order. Now, a favorite opening isn’t just a good song or cool animation, but a combination of the two. I think, personally, what makes a really great anime opening is one that, if you watch it alone, without the show following (IE on youtube or something), it should bring you back to the anime itself. A great song for an opener should be able to arouse the feelings you felt and have associated with the show, and bring up some of the complex emotions. The video aspect of a great opening should. remind you of what you felt for specific characters and specific scenes that really struck you. Put these effects together by watching the complete opening, and hearing it, and you should feel as if you went through the show itself. So, for whoever is interested in watching a batch of anime openings (nostalgia guaranteed) or maybe have heard of one of these shows and want to check out more about it, have at it!

Samurai Champloo – Battlecry by Shing02 and Nujabes

A Great song by Nujabes (who will never be forgotten) and Shing02. Awesome and stylistic visuals that help display the tone of the entire series. A modern day classic.

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15 Anime Movies You *need* to Watch

•April 6, 2011 • 2 Comments

I did a list of 50 anime you need to read earlier , and now, here is a list of 15 Anime Films that are, in my opinion, essential. Notice how it’s not completely filled with Miyazaki. Also, I’ve not seen Honnaemise, Only Yesterday, Jin Roh, or The Sky Crawlers yet. Also, Millennium Actress, which is regarded by many as the late Satoshi Kon’s masterpiece, is my least favourite Kon. It’s still a great movie of course. The Akira film is a pale comparison to the manga. End of Evangelion would be on this list but I’m considering that a part of the NGE experience, so watch it with the show.

  • The Girl Who Lept Through Time
  • Summer Wars
  • Evangelion 2.22 You Can (not) Advance (and 1.11 as well)
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Whisper of The Heart
  • Digimon: The Movie (The American Edit)
  • Perfect Blue
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Paprika
  • Metropolis
  • Time of Eve
  • Ghost In The Shell : Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society
  • Tekkonkinkreet
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Ghost In The Shell

These are all fantastic films. Watch them now.

Kingdom Hearts 2 is over five years old. Oh man.

•April 5, 2011 • 7 Comments

So, it dawned on me today that Kingdom Hearts 2, a game that in my opinion is both magical and one of the best video games ever made, was released more than five years ago. March 28th 2006, A quarter of my life ago, I was 14.  This, in my opinion, is amazing, scary, grand, and fucked up. Where did my teenage years go? I remember playing getting and playing Kingdom Hearts 2 for the first time like it was waiting. Hell, I remember what is was like *waiting* for Kingdom Hearts 2. Especially the last few months before it came out.

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