Ok. I am one of those people who thinks that every new thing gets better over time, like wine. I only started to watch Black Mirror this year, this episode – San Junipero from 2016 yesterday. AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Especially the songs. I have been a 80s fan for the longest time, and this movie totally re-ignited my fandom of the genre. You can find the playlist in Spotify under the name San Junipero – Black Mirror – Expanded Playlist. Or an alternative would be this youtube video:
Happy listening! 🙂
Here’s a nice song to play to when you are reading wartime romance novels, or anything from the 1910s – 1940s. Not suitable for brutal wartime siege novels though.
I stumbled upon this when I was searching for nice jazz music which are not too experimental up to the point that it disrupts my thoughts when I read, and not too boring that it drives me straight to the dreamland, like the elevator jazz. So here it is.
Bebop, Swing and All that Jazz
I tried to find the bio of the musician, but I have no idea what part he plays in the composition and execution of the songs. It just says that he’s a ” multi-instrumentalist Australian musician fluent in free style, smooth, swing, bossa nova and funk fusion jazz genres.” (http://www.lewisluong.com/)
So does that mean he’s the one playing all the instruments in the album? Like the piano, sax, and drums? Was he using a synthesizer? No idea. If he was in a live band I should be able to find some live jazz gigs that his band has performed. But nope. Never seen one before. Anyway it is good stuff. Some alternative to all that Chrissy songs. Enjoy!
Recently I have been listening to this Japanese CD from the early 2000s:
I bought it from a used CD store when I was in Japan last year.
The song that made me notice Mr Children was Kurumi . Back then I was guessing that the song was written to someone called Kurumi, as this word is being mentioned several times during the song. In my early 20s I felt that it was cute that a couple of old guys decided that they wanted to resurrect their band and play again in the pursue of an old dream. In my late 20s when I watched the video again, it hit me like lightning bolt and I started to understand what the song was about. Continue reading “Mr Children – Immerse in the melancholy”