imagine an aesthetic con
vaporwave blasting all throughout the hotel. everyone cosplaying or carrying around roman statues. many pastels. potted plants literally everywhere. windows 95. macintosh. everyone is taking pictures of the pool
Con-goers trading 80’s Japanese CM VHS collections with one another. Everything written in broken katakana. Me trying to hold a seminar called “Tatsuro Yamashita, Toshiki Kadomatsu and You: Hey, the original songs are pretty good too!”
The projectors for all the keynote speeches keep fucking up and nobody can tell if it’s technical difficulties or glitch art.
Went to The Reverence 2nd birthday show last night. Bought a CD. Support the ska-punk revival. Jeff Rosenstock was wearing a Tina Belcher t-shirt like he’s still campaigning for synecdoche's heart. It was cute.
"full of fruitily flavor" 😓
This is what all the lady-girls drink here
when I first got here there was a group of Australian dudes staying at my hostel and one of them preferred the ciders to crappy Bosnian beer and his friends gave him so much shit for it whereas I now blame him 0%
What’s interesting about Fate/Kaleid is that main character Illya’s first steps into magical girldom are assisted by her love of magical girl anime. Notably, she finds flying easy because “Don’t all magical girls fly?” […] This world, where magical girl anime is a staple of a young girl’s childhood, couldn’t exist without Takeuchi Naoko’s vision.
Writing about Sailor Moon got me on all kinds of tangents about Japanese pop and the magical girl genre but I condensed it down to what I think is something pretty coherent.
You ever listened to vaporwave? While some say that it’s a mere extension of other joke aesthetics like soft grunge or norm core, it actually has a pretty subversive message and has an almost biter sense of humor. Macintosh Plus’s hit song, リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー, a song so catchy that most people probably don’t even think about what it’s message is. But it really gets at the heart of what I think the whole genre’s trying to say. It juxtaposes 1980s earnestness with the distorted version of that earnestness we experience today, and manages to both create a sense of distaste with the modern Digital while being a pretty great tune. Because it’s not just an earnest love song, it’s an expression of the disenfranchisement that the modern internet user feels vis a vis the Digital! Hey Paul!
"I know some people with internet friends," Amy Hill sings on ‘Internet Friends’. On Sunday night I met Rupe at the Copacabana and the first thing he said to me was, "Yes, we’ve interacted on the internet before!" Earlier in the night talking to Mikey Young, he asked, "Have we interacted on the internet before?" ‘Internet Friends’ is more about analog experiences — taking a walk around a park by oneself — and the aforequoted line seems almost like a non sequitur, but really these two worlds flow into one another now. Life is prefaced online and realised in physical space.
Remember when I used to post like actual stuff on tumblr?
getting all the words right in a fast song
When I was like 8 or 9 I was playing F-Zero X with a friend and he was like “I bet you can’t get through this [long, curvy, narrow] bit without hitting the walls,” and I did it. Every time I get all the words right in a fast song it reminds me of the satisfaction of that moment.
My day is complete. Veronica Mars has accused me of evil!
2x04 - “Green-Eyed Monster”
This and the moment when Logan says “The bonds of friendship” in season 3 and claps his hands then rolls his knuckles together are my favourite Logan Echolls Does Things With His Hands moments.
Counting down the 31 best songs released by Aussies this year so far.
Everything you need to know about Australian music from the past six months.
Haruna Kojima blinds everyone with her beauty in new AKB48 photo book, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai’
Girl group AKB48 released the photo book we’ve all been waiting for, ‘AKB48 no Inu Kyoudai‘, on June 30th, meaning CUTE GIRL WITH CUTE DOG PICS GALORE. The book is literally just a bunch of pictures of some of the members with dogs, including shots from when they were shooting…Read More on aramajapan.com
What a concept.
- Iggy: *Watches Nicki Minaj's Acceptance speech*
- Iggy: *Calls T.I.*
- Iggy: G'Day Tip can you write this sheila up a diss verse real kweek...make me sound southern extra Afro American
- T.I.: No Prahhlem shawdy
New Australian music. Even country and rap. Especially country and rap.
Got real, real emo about ska-punk this week.