Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some more music

Because I want to post something but have no idea what to post. But for anyone that wants to know; my presentation yesterday went bad, as expected, but maybe I'm just blowing things out of proportion a bit. I had lots of information that I pretty much just skimmed over, I threw the unfinished Powerpoint on my flash drive without realizing. I forgot I made one that just had images before later making one that had text along with it as well. I did okay explaining things even if I forgot to mention a lot of the stuff I wanted to. I forgot what I was going to say for my conclusion so ended up stammering on in circles trying to recall it (because I don't like looking down at my flash cards even though that's the purpose of them, too nervous to do so). At the end my professor told me I still had 20 seconds left and I thought for a second and muttered "I don't have anything else" despite knowing I had uncovered ground. She just smiled and said it was fine and clapped to mark the end of my turn. I know she doesn't mind but an ending like that is just awkward.

Anyway, here are some songs. First up is a cover that Mari sent to me earlier today, I thought it was pretty nice. I usually don't like male vocals for Vocaloid songs, but I thought he did a good job with it. Here's Miichan's cover of Clock Lock Works. If you've never heard the song before and like it, you can of course find many different covers (and the original) easily.

While we're doing Vocaloid covers, here's a nice re-arrange of Matryoshka, done with Pokemon Black/White related lyrics and with a nice Pokemon PV.

This is Kira Kira from Kishidan. It has a very...interesting video.

This next one is the opening from Sora no Woto. But I've never seen the anime actually. I just like Kalafina's songs. Though maybe I should try picking it up some time, I've never even really looked into the anime. Anyway, here's Hikari no Senritsu (Melody of Light) from Kalafina. small video since it's just a slideshow.

And finally I think I'll just throw this in because on my last music post Cpt.Awesome mentioned that he likes more lively Jazz. So I thought I'd throw this in here. This is from the jazz album Tokyo Active NEETs released C78, it's filled with lots of lively jazz arranges. Here's their take on Septette for the Dead Princess,  紅ノ館と紅ノ霧 (Beni no kan to beni no kiri) which can be translated to The Crimson Mansion and Crimson Fog.

I actually had a difficult time picking which arrange I wanted to use from their album. If you like it, they do have a sample of the album up. It starts off with the song I put here, but it transitions into short clips from the others on their album as well.

Alright, back to my Japanese now.

~ Kirari ミ★

7 posts:

Tigoris said...

Your description of your presentation made me do a mental, "Awww." Sorry that you got so nervous during it, but I doubt it was as bad as it feels to you. You know all of the things you meant to say, but nobody else does, so they can't know what you "messed up" on. Speaking in front of a group of people is a major problem for most people, so I'm sure everyone understands how you felt.

First video: Hm, conflicted feelings. I liked it, but I felt like it was building to something the entire time, but it never came. If I didn't feel like the song was on the verge of something major I'd have been able to enjoy it more. Still a pleasing song to listen to though.

Second video: Hm, feel like I'd have enjoyed this more if I'd heard the original. I don't really listen to vocaloid songs.

Third Video: Wow, what? I don't understand what just happened. I feel like there was some kind of meaning to that song, but I just don't get it.

Fourth: I've got some Kalafina albums, but I don't think I've listened to them very much. I only watched part of Sora no Woto, but I wouldn't go back and watch it now anyways. The only thing I liked about it was all of the speculating for it on /a/ when it aired.

Fifth: Hm, that's quite enjoyable. I have no idea what genres I like, but this is certainly nice to listen to.

Thanks for sharing the videos/songs, they've been entertaining! Good luck in your studies.

Kirari Star said...

>Wow, what? I don't understand what just happened. I feel like there was some kind of meaning to that song, but I just don't get it.

I dunno either. Maybe the message it's trying to show is that traps are worth everyone dying for, and teachers are evil.

DerpFiles said...

I must be strange because I love the stress of a presentation. It's so incredibly scary and then I always seem to find a good rambling style that impressed most of my profs. Of course preparing is good, but the rush of "conquering" the presentation... I guess I have no excuse for not trying out stand up then.

But back to your post,I'm sure it went fine unless your teacher gave you an obvious look of disapproval. And thanks for the music, always looking for jazzy stuff.

Chiyo's Dad said...

>Your description of your presentation made me do a mental, "Awww." Sorry that you got so nervous during it, but I doubt it was as bad as it feels to you.

My sentiments exactly. I'm sure it went very well. Be proud, Kirari!

I -LOVED- that jazz arrangement. Thanks for the tracks!

Cpt.Awesome said...

I usually do pretty well with presentation because the stress forces to keep going without thinking too much. Although, I've had my fair share of moments where I just didn't know what to say. You sounded pretty moé though.

I'm not that much of a fan of Matryoshka, but I thought that Pokemon version was pretty cute and amusing.

Sora no Woto was alright. I downloaded the BD versions to keep, but only because I liked Kanata.

Oh god, jazz and Septette for the Dead Princess? How did I miss this? I stopped typing out this comment for a bit just to find a download link. Anyways, thanks for showing me this album.

Jerry said...

>You sounded pretty moé though.

Don't take this the wrong way but I thought so too. It was really nice of your professor to let you like that. Of course, it's all over now so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

>Miichan's cover of Clock Lock Works

The animal noises came out of nowhere for me.

>Kira Kira from Kishidan

Lol, so many random things. Probably the message is that teachers ARE evil.

Claude said...

Got to say I liked all of those tracks/videos.

I agree about the male vocaloid voice, it did work out well in that song even though it's not normally the best.

The Pokemon song there was pretty amazing, I really liked it but damn I can't stop seeing the girl as Poplar.

Kira Kira, I loved the video, I was too busy watching it to pay attention to the lyrics.

Touhou Jazz arranges are always good. I could listen to them all day.

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