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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Archive for the ‘Gooey Gummi Goodness’ Category

PoPiPo

Posted by shanoah on June 3, 2010

Just so this site isn’t totally dead, I thought I’d torture everyone with another bizarre anime thing. At first glance, I’d think it was IOSYS, but it’s actually some manner of Vocaloid thing of a song by LamazeP and noya.

The song’s titled in youtube as [Touhou PV] PoPiPo- [Tewi & Reisen], and appears to feature scary-looking vegetable juice.

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Neko Miko Reimu

Posted by shanoah on May 1, 2010

I’ve been rather busy the past couple weeks, and have been doing a shift 12 hours off from my normal shift, so haven’t really felt like posting anything.

I should be back to a more normal shift tomorrow, even if it is 5×8 rather then 4×10, so we’ll see how that goes.

In the meantime, here is one of those crazy IOSYS songs, Neko Mike Reimu. Enjoy!

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Ease On Down the Road

Posted by shanoah on April 12, 2010

And here we are with the Muppet show again. Here we are with Jean Pierre Rampal acting out the story of the Pied Piper. Only the rats weren’t happy with the story and changed it. And then suddenly everyone starts singing a cover of ‘Ease On Down The Road’.

Well, you can tell Jean Pierre is very talented, and the cover isn’t bad. And I love how random it is…

Of course, the song Ease On Down The Road comes from the musical The Wiz, and fun as the version on the Muppet Show might be, it’s hard to beat the version with Michael Jackson & Diana Ross…

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Bla Bla Bla

Posted by shanoah on April 5, 2010

Still me. My neat thing for the day/week/whatever is going to have to be this be this music video I found by DJ Gigi D’Agostino with the wonderful title of Bla Bla Bla. It has this nifty stick figure animation going of a guy walking towards a head with sharp pointy teeth.

Apparently the vocal samples are from a UK band named Stretch’s song “Why Did You Do It?”. According to the wikipedia article, the creator of the song said the song was “a piece I wrote thinking of all the people who talk and talk without saying anything”. Which is as good of an explanation of the song as any. It’s pretty catchy, too.

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Shuggoth on the Roof

Posted by shanoah on April 2, 2010

Someone seems to have done a full parody of Fiddler on the Roof as Shuggoth on the Roof.

Cthulhu, tentacles, and Arkham, all set to music. Seems pretty well done, too. Here’s a song entitled Tentacles, which gives a fair overview of Arkham:

And here is the song If I Were a Deep One. Nice parody of If I were a Rich Man. Love the lines where he is singing ‘blub blub blub’ so seriously…:

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The Viking Tea Party

Posted by shanoah on March 12, 2010

You know, Sean, I was going to post something with lots of obscenities, and generally be NSFW.

But yesterday was my moms birthday, so I’ll hold off for a day or two. Fortunately, while I might not have a good followup for One For The Road (And you should hear the whole song, Sean. But it’s cool even as only one verse.), I do still have a few Muppet videos around.

Here we have Brooke Shields as Alice at the Mad Tea Party from Alice In Wonderland singing We’re Off To See The Wizard. Don’t ask. Alice and Dorothy have a lot in common, don’t they?

And this skit has Vikings singing In The Navy, by the Village People. Is Jim Henson comparing the Navy to a group of vicious, bloodthirsty guys wearing horns who loot and pillage villages? Possibly. Is it funny? Definitely.^_^

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Ogden Edsl

Posted by shanoah on March 1, 2010

Well, Gotham to Gothic isn’t a big jump anyways, Sean. But you said that Cady bought and slaughtered a puppy in front of his daughter.

Well, besides being a cruel and sadistic thing to do, that also reminds me of a song, namely Ogden Edsl’s Dead Puppies. You may be familiar with it from the Dr. Demento show.

Ogden Edsl, being a bunch of very strange chaps, have written other bizarre songs. Here is one of them, Kinko the Kid-Loving Clown. No, I’m not making this up.

Talking about slaughtering puppies, and molesting young children, of course, makes me think of politics. And you all know my opinions on politicians. Especially politicians who signed a one-year extension on the patriot act on Saturday. And news reporters who don’t put it on the news. Grrr. I’d better post this before I get into my own rant…

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Looking Glass

Posted by shanoah on February 26, 2010

Oh, George W definitely has a comic book mentality. Which in no way rules out him being like Adam West, of course.

The word freakadelic happened to remind me that I had a freaky music video from the Birthday Massacre sitting around. And I can’t have that, so here’s the music video for the song ‘Looking Glass’. Not sure I can really explain it, but it has conformity, people wearing masks, teachers putting nails in students minds, and poisonous oozing apples.

Perfect fodder for the blog, in other words…

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Annachie Gordon

Posted by shanoah on February 25, 2010

Actually, my main thought was that maybe George W was influenced in his speechmaking by having watched too much Batman. Ah well.

Anyways, Batman has Commissioner Gordon. And Scotland has a lovely song titled Annachie Gordon (or Auchanachie. Presumably Annachie is a simplified version of the name). Which otherwise has nothing to do with Batman. (Unless Commissioner Gordon’s first name is Auchanachie, but it seems doubtful. [1])

Like many ballads (a child ballad, in fact, I believe), it tells a story. There’s an interesting commentary here, but I’ll sort of sum up what is going on.

Jeannie is in love with Annachie Gordon, who is away at sea. Her father, as always in these things, is playing the villain, and is making her marry some rich git, Lord Saltoun. Even after being married to him, she refuses to sleep with her.

Her father then goes to the bedchamber with her, and tells her maid to remove Jeannie’s gown, intent on making her sleep with Lord Saltoun. (He obviously has issues. Especially since he previously called her a whore.) At that point, she dies of ‘a broken heart’.

Conveniently, Annachie gets back that day, finds out of Jeannie’s death, goes to her bedside, kisses her, then dies himself.

Beautiful song, though, and I’ve got a video here of the amazing Mary Black singing it. This song is very traditional; a few well known people have sung it. This is probably one of the best renditions, though. Only worksafe if no one notices the word ‘whore’ in the song. Which is quite possible; her voice is so amazing you can easily forget everything else…

[1] Though it would be hell of cool. Damn, why hasn’t anyone ever redone Batman with it taking place in Scotland?

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Alice -> Sweet

Posted by shanoah on February 17, 2010

It’s not related to U2. It’s not related to The Knack. It’s… IOSYS : The Return.

I’ve been playing one particular catchy IOSYS song (Alice -> Sweet) a bunch recently, and was just noticing that I never posted it. Not sure if this was due to matters of good taste, but I’ll rectify that now. You’ll note that this has both English translations and the original lyrics in romanji. Nice if you are trying to learn Japanese.

Oddly, I’m almost certain the line about fingertips being “bound by fate” in the translation is a reference to the “red string of fate“. The things I learn about by watching Ranma 1/2…

Now, you heard how prominent the singers lyrics were in that song. What do you think it would sound like without vocals? Very different, certainly. Take a listen.

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