Music Monday

So I was going to be predictable. Then I was going to be more predictable.

Then I stopped being predictable and starting being awesome.

Thoughout my trawling of this site, Youtube and my harddisks this week to try and find something worthy of a post here, there were a lot of things I considered and cut out. So while I look to this quote from our esteem’d president: “Stealing this idea off of another blog, every Monday we’ll be posting up a music clip that caught our attention in the past week.”

So, while this might not have been in the past week, or indeed what I initially intended to post at all, take this shameless plug for an anime certain-people-that-you-don’t-know won’t stop talking about. Kick that reason to the curb and leave it shivering in fear. Then kick it again. Who needs it.

Dramatic text means dramatic show.

Yes yes, the series that kicks reason to the curb, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. No doubt you’ve noticed it at some point and some people will be yawning at this meaningless ramble. So anyway, take everything you know, and throw it away now. Yes now.

This anime deals with exaggeration. Extreme exaggeration. It is quite a show that takes pleasure in making the impossible happen, in the same way the characters can make anything happen if they try hard enough. Like: “What, how, did he just-?” Yes, you just saw that happen. “But no, he can’t-I never-?!” Don’t be silly, it’s perfectly possible.

The protagonist, Simon, originates in an underground community and influenced by Kamina’s, his Aniki’s, stories of the ‘outside world’ (which people dismiss), has dreams of seeing beyond their underground cavern. After a series of incidents, they manage to break out, join a long battle against the enemies of humankind with their surprising mecha, and grasp the immensity of the outside world.

In a nutshell, of course.

So yes, enjoy your rollercoaster of emotions, blatant fanservicing and hey, the music – whether background or themes – were/are good, and that’s the main thing, yes? It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like peach-flavoured. How about you?

So to quote a friend of mine, it gets ‘exponentially epic’ and if you don’t watch it, I’ll shun you so hard. Don’t believe in yourself! Believe in me, who believes in you! ….

In the same note, Happy Birthday to an Aniki of mine, whose birthday is today.

Now watch this video, because ORE WO DARE TO OMOTTE YAGARU? (Caps are necessary, indeed.)

Yes, yes, this drill will pierce the heavens. I’m on a horse.