Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007

Music recs

Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 12:34 pm
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So! I somehow ended up with a $25 gift card to iTunes. I have not bought music in forever because I never know what to get.

Clearly, I need advice!

I go for both singles and albums, although right now, I'm leaning a little more toward albums, as I get lots of singles and never really get a chance to know artists better.

I generally like obnoxiously bouncy and peppy music and loud rock/alt country/rock-pop, since I usually listen to music while driving. Current favorites are the White Stripes' "Hotel Yorba," pretty much everything [livejournal.com profile] vonnie_k has recced ever, "30/90" from Tick, Tick, Boom, and Thea Gilmore's "This Girl Is Taking Bets," among many.

Or! Something sexy and gravelly like Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man" or something slow and deep and bittersweet and still singable like the cover of "The Queen and the Soldier."
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Del Rey, why so slow?

I was pleasantly surprise to find this didn't overlap much with the anime (I'm up to episode 9 right now); I'd only seen one chapter before.

I like that we're getting more of a look at what being a mushishi means; Ginko finds another one in the first chapter. We later meet a woman who records information on mushi in what is currently my favorite part of this volume.

Ginko visits to tell her stories, and there is a room piled high with scrolls on mushi. Except sometimes, the words come to life..

I particularly love the image of the woman plucking entire sentences off the walls with chopsticks and re-securing them in her scrolls.

I'm still not quite sure how to describe the series. It's very episodic right now, with very little plot, and yet, it's very absorbing once you get into it.

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