You’re Killing Me, FOB

Fall Out Boy In Los Angeles

Okay, I know that I had posted just a few weeks ago about Fall Out Boy (FOB) saying that they were NEVER getting back together. Ever. No reunion tour. No specialty concerts. No nothing. Ever. I was willing to accept this unfortunate fact, but this was because this was something that the band really wanted. They were getting tired of all the rumors and  crazy fans trying to make something out of nothing. Understandable.

But with all of this being said… Why would you come out of nowhere and announce that you are in fact going to be reuniting? I mean, I’m excited. I won’t be able to see them, as the entire tour was sold out within the first 24 hours (which doesn’t surprise me at all); but you just said that you were never going to be getting back together. Was it that they were just waiting for the right time? Was it then just an idea, and it finally fell through now? Whatever it is, I’m just relieved that this is happening. Yes.

The band also plans on releasing a new album called, “Save Rock and Roll.” The album is scheduled to release on May 7th. I will definitely be buying the whole album, and I will be giving a lengthy review.

Here’s hoping that the years on hiatus hasn’t affected their awesome.

Joe Hisaishi’s Studio Ghibli Concert

I have been a fan of Studio Ghibli for as long as I can remember. They’re responsible for bringing such beautiful works of art to life such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Princess Mononoke”, “Laputa in the Sky”, “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and “Ponyo” to name only a few. These works all have stood the test of time, and all were directed by  Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki would only trust the music, the subtle emotional emphasis that is given to a scene, to one man. His name was Joe Hisaishi.

Hisaishi is by far my favorite composer within the last century. He is able to capture emotions and moods within his music, and make you feel them as well. His work stays with you. I’m listening to it right now, and I’m getting goosebumbs. His compositions literally have a physical effect on the listener.

I’ll quite bragging now, and let his work speak for itself. Here’s a video of his Studio Ghibli 25 years concert. Below the video is a program for the event.

Published on Sep 23, 2012

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Credit also to the singers/musicians
New Japan Philharmonic World dream Orchestra
Ritsuyukai Choir
Little singers of Tokyo

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 00:00:45 – 00:11:31
01. Opening [Legend of the Wind]
02. Requiem
03. A Battle Between Mehve and Corvette
04. Tooi hibi (Days Long Gone)
05. Tori no Hito (Bird Person)

Mononoke Hime 00:11:37 – 00:19:11
06. Ashitaka Sekki (Tale of Ashitaka)
07. Tatari gami (The Curse God)
08. Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke), Vocal: Masako Hayashi

Kiki’s Delivery Service 0:19:41 – 0:29:10
09. Umi no Mieru Machi (A Town with an Ocean View)
10. Shoushin no Kiki (Heartbroken Kiki)
11. Kaasan no Houki (Mom’s Broom)

Joe Hisaishi introducing the musicians Speech 00:29:38 – 00:31:00

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 00:31:25 – 00:50:28
12. Shinkai Bokujyou (Deep Sea Ranch)
13. Umi no Okasan (Mother of the Sea), Vocal: Masako Hayashi
14. Nami no Sakana no Ponyo (Ponyo of the Fish of the Wave)
15. Fujimoto no Tema (Fujimoto’s Theme), Vocals: Fujioka Fujimaki
16. Himawari no Ie no Rondo (Rondo of the Sunflower House), Vocals: Mai
17. Haha no Ai (Mother’s Love)
18. Imouto-tachi no Katsuyaku (Little Sisters’ Activities)
19. Haha to Umi no Sanka (Song of Praise for Mother and the Sea)
20. Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea), Vocals: Fujioka Fujimaki and Nozomi Ohashi

Laputa: Castle in the Sky 00:50:29 – 01:01:00
21. Hato to Shounen (Pigeons and a Boy) with Marching band
22. Kimi o Nosete (Carrying you) with Choir
23. Taiju (The Huge Tree)

Porco Rosso 01:01:50 – 01:06:37
24. Kaerazaru Hibi (The Bygone Days)

Hayao Miyazaki speech 01:06:56 – 01:08:38

Howl’s Moving Castle 01:08:40 – 01:20:56
25. Symphonic Variation “Merry-go-round”
26. Cave of Mind
27. Jinsei no Merry-go-round (Merry-Go-Round of Life)

Joe Hisaishi introducing vocals from Ayaka Hirahara 01:21:30 –01:22:05

Spirited Away 01:22:05 – 01:30:24
28. Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life), Vocals: Ayaka Hirahara
29. Futatabi (Reprise), Vocals: Ayaka Hirahara

Tonari no Totoro 01:31:00 – 01:41:38
30. Kaze no toori michi (The Path of the Wind)
31. Sanpo (Stroll), Vocals: Chorus + All guest singers
01:36:39 – 01:37:10 Hayao Miyazaki singing Tonari no Totoro
32. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro), Vocals: Chorus

Thank you from Hayao Miyazaki 01:41:23

Encore 01:43:20

Porco Rosso 01:43:20 – 01:46:23
33. Madness

Princess Mononoke 01:47:35 – 01:52:19
34. Ashitaka and San

Applause for Joe Hisaishi 01:52:20 – 01:56:02

A Musical Discovery Has Been Made: Mother Mother

I was on my home from my parent’s house, and I was listening to my favorite radio station, Moore Rock Radio 91.5 (It’s the college radio station, for those of you who are not from the area), when this catchy song started playing. I hadn’t heard the song before, but I couldn’t help but attempt to sing along. It was really good! So, using my trusted Sound Hound app, I figured out that it was a band called, Mother Mother. I had never heard of them before, but this station was all about Indie and Alternative rock so it didn’t surprise me.

mothermother

Anyway, I did some looking around on iTunes and the internet, and found that they had a lot of songs that I had heard before, mostly through my college radio, and were really good. It really reminded me of The Features when they first started. A distinct vocal sound different from every other band, and a sound that was similar to The Features but completely their own as well. Unique. Their song lyrics were catchy and meaningful as well, something that rarely happens in any genre of music. I ended up buying almost an albums worth of music spanning their 3 different albums that they have out before I remembered that I should stop. I needed to be able to put gas in my car! Teehee.

So I have a new band that I can’t get enough of, and would recommend them to anyone who liked the early works of The Features (when they weren’t mainstream, and slightly suckish [don’t get me wrong, I’ll always love them; but they seriously dropped the ball. Their early works were much, much better]) or just wants something new and interesting. Here are some helpful links if you’re interested in checking them out, and below is the official music video for their song, “Let’s Fall In Love”. It’s the one that got me hooked~

Mother Mother Band Homepage

 Mother Mother Blog