I realize it’s been a long time since any of you have seen me so I’m upping a recent pic from these Rocky Horror shoots.
I purged my music again to try and kickstart some new emotions and moods and break from old habits and limiting choices. Sort of the Utau-Inu equivalent of a New Year’s Resolution. My first find of 2015 is French singer Camille who is so much weirder than “La Festin,” the swoon-worthy theme to Ratatouille that I had previously known her for, would have you believe. Below is my favorite song, “Cats and Dogs” from her album MUSIC HOLE, which makes me think of the glut of pet related Facebook updates in the most delightfully condescending way.
Promise me you’ll watch at least until 2:00 in when things get amaze-in-your-face.
Those who know me. Intimately. Savagely. Know that I always have a trippy poem in my lint-filled pocket that I often threaten to unleash on society at large. Today I make those idle threats move and release a video poem I call: Fish Head, Cold Pan.
0 dollars, 2 hours
Value: God’s Personal Toilet Hooch.
I was mostly immune to Taylor Swift’s brand although I will admit that those killer 3 singles from Fearless -you know the ones- have been a guilty pocket in my iTunes playlist since I first heard them. But then a friend gave me the RED album and god damn if I didn’t melt for her. She doesn’t have the best voice in the world and her penchant for ‘burnbook’ing her former friends and lovers and always trying to come off like the naive victim can be a bit of a turnoff BUT… just watch this performance. Great song. Great crescendo. Great lyrics. Great hairflips.
I like this line especially.
And then you call me up again just to break me like a promise,
so casually cruel in the name of being honest.
And after you watch that, watch this because this is exactly what I look like dancing; lanky limbs and all:
I had to come back to The Inu (truly my home in these interwbes) if only to share this extensive and lively interview I did with GABRIEL KNIGHT creator and legendary game designer Jane Jensen. Jane was one of my heroes growing up and although she didn’t make it into my wedding vows like Richard Garriot’s Lord British, she’s somewhere in the top 10 also rans. GK had a profound effect on me and as I note in the interview, I think the entertainment world has finally, twenty years after the fact, caught up to its pervasive sense of dread.
Definitely check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS when it drops on October 15th. I was pretty impressed with Day 1 and 2 in the preview build. I’ll have a full review up at This Is Infamous in the coming weeks.
Ah, I miss this place. Maybe I’ll hang around for a bit?
All good things must come to an end.
I’ve enjoyed my time with y’all, inu-tachi.
My life is moving on and away from this blog, Japanese rock music translations and any semblance of who I was. I loved writing here for so many years but now, I feel finished with it, with the past. I hope you see my work out there, feel the warmth of the light I shed, because I am going to sparkle up every dusty corner I find.
For now, I say to you goodbye and may your lives be full of miracles.
All of my love,
Me and the crew at El Charro. I had the molé chicken and was not disappointed. Still, I have unfinished business in Tuscon. Namely, the chimichanga. They had the most epic calendar in the bathroom with scantily clad women and Incan super heroes.