[ Song of the Week ] DJ Shadow – “Stem/Long Stem”

From the album Endtroducing….. (1996)

This piece of music is 23 years old and still ahead of its time. DJ Shadow created art from loops and samples on this groundbreaking album of sound collages. I was introduced to this album not long after its release in the mid-’90s, and it still amazes me to this day.

Girls und Blumen: Student Council Edition

Another nice spring image with some more of the Girls und Panzer cast, this time the Student Council (and hall monitor Sodoko).

Yukari may be my favorite of the Anglerfish Team, but giving her a formidable challenge for my favorite overall character from the series is the student council president, Anzu Kadotani. A tiny girl with twintails and a very laid-back personality make her fun to watch.

Yuzu, Momo (back), Midoriko (aka Sodoko) (front), and Anzu

[ Anime A to Z ] ~U~ “Utopian Past Tense Incantation”

Ten, two, one, zero. Take off!

There are many duel songs in Revolutionary Girl Utena, and all are great in their own right, adding yet another layer to the show, summing up the theme of each character’s struggle in each duel. “Utopian Past Tense Incantation” is Kozue’s first duel theme, and one of the more peculiar ones, with its distinctive phrase as seen above in the caption. I’ve always enjoyed how different this duel theme is from most of the others.