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^The Claymore anime is pretty decent, though it diverges from the manga about halfway through. Theresa of the Faint Smile is my fave character from the show. In the manga, I like Godeye Galatea.


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On the subject of 2012, this is the best best-songs-of-2012 list.

 

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Appreciating Carly Rae Jepsen For Dummies Maybe

 

Also K-Pop Takes America


Edited by mutabor - 12/30/12 at 8:55pm
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Do not watch while eating

 

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LOL

 

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Do not watch while eating

 

I would actually buy one of those. The idea is pretty nice. Just like those auto cooling cans.

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Do not watch while eating

 


Reminds me a little of Cowboy Bebop...
 

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There's an AD2000X now. My brief impressions were that they didn't have the graininess of the AD2000.
Interesting. That was one complaint I had of the 2000s. They had a great presentation and balance, but it was never quite clean enough for me to think about buying. There was also the issue of the interior of the cup touching my ears, which could be fatiguing on long sessions.[/quote]

I had another listen today in the city since the electronics stores were open for one last day this year. The problem is that I'm spoilt by the 009s but there is a lot of music, mostly pop and rock, that they are great for and the 009s present too delicately. My portable rig is somewhat forgiving so the overall so that may have been in their favour. They touch my ears too but that is just the way ATs sit.
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Reminds me a little of Cowboy Bebop...
 

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Reminds me a lot of University...dt880smile.png

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Thought I might drop by here and say hi. smile.gif

 

Hard to say how well the HD700s are selling globally, as we aren't the only headphone forum. It's rather like Japan -- what's popular over here is quite different. Quite a bit of stuff that is popular here is unknown or barely considered on other forums too.

 

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Japan: I understood MF the first time she expressed. But appreciated her breaking it down all the same. wink.gif I've long lusted after Nakamichi, Shindo and other fine gears from the east and appreciate where some of these designers stood/stand with their vision.

 

Japan, cont'd: Also have a deep appreciation for the country bringing two very important institutions off of life-support - Jazz and High-end Vacuum Tube Amps. 

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Vintage Nakamichi cassette decks still command well over $1k here. I will never forget the model that, to avoid using lesser quality heads to allow both directions had a special system that had a special, round chamber in which the cassette was flipped instead. I've also encountered totally unknown japanese audio gear that was inexpensive but sounds utterly fantastic.

 

Since funds are tight and could probably be better served elsewhere in the system, I may jump on something small at first. Say, a 550 Dual Tracer or the storied '350.' I learned that the latter was at the forefront of custom car audio. And that mainstream high-end car audio only took off once the industry wrapped its head around and produced worthy power supplies for high-end amps in the mobile environment. Fosgate then Zapco (Zeff Advanced Products Co.) led the way with leading power supplies in their designs - mid to late '70's.

 

During this time, home audiophiles took to their cars and began modifying Nakamichi 350's and other professional field recorders - Crown, Marantz ect, for some of the cleanest front-ends of the time. So, I think I'll get a little bit of history and seek a '350' to add to my analog system - hook it up to my OTL tube amp.

 

 

Update: Wait! biggrin.gif I forgot ur half way 'round the world. I should have pointed out "Stateside..."


Edited by Silent One - 12/30/12 at 11:31pm
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I've had the self-heating military MREs, several of those are very good. The lasagna is some of the best I've ever eaten.
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Hellsing Ultimate X is finally out. I'm really going to miss Alucard and company, though I really hated what became of Walter...

 

As for Claymore, I would love for it to get a reboot. It definitely deserves one.

 

Has anyone here watched "Lupin the III: A Woman Named Fujiko Mine"? It's fantastic, even if you're not really into Lupin. Fujiko is my new favorite "heroine"!



I find it kind of funny that you mentioned Lupin the III today. At the time I didn't really think much of it, until Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra played the theme on tonight's J-MELO. (they were featured)

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^The Claymore anime is pretty decent, though it diverges from the manga about halfway through. Theresa of the Faint Smile is my fave character from the show. In the manga, I like Godeye Galatea.

 

The folks in charge of adapting the anime were actually extremely faithful through the majority of it, even down to emulating the art style of the manga. They had the utmost respect for the source material. The decision to change the ending was made because they only had so many episodes green-lit, so they wanted to wrap the series up after the assault on Pieta. Otherwise they would have just left the series on a rather unsatisfying note IMHO, which is what happened for instance with Deadman Wonderland. However they did leave the anime at a place where a sequel series could easily launch.

 

In the manga I really loved the stuff with the resurrected former number 1s. Hysteria the Elegant and Roxanne of Love and Hate had great personalities (Roxanne was like Ophelia on steroids). My favorite however was Cassandra the Dust Eater just because of her absolutely ridiculous technique and awakened form.

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Edited by MuppetFace - 12/31/12 at 5:51am
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Music I liked in 2012

 

Oh yeah what's that you see?

Oh boy, find out what's up with me.

Oh yeah what's that you see?

Tell me more of what's gonna be.

 

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My Top 50

 

50. School of Seven Bells "Ghostory"

49. Carter Tutti Void "Transcerse"

48. Hooded Menace "Effigies of Evil"

47. Chairlift "Something"

46. Glacial "On Jones Beach"

45. Dirty Projectors "Swing Lo Magellan"

44. Demdike Stare "Elemental"

43. Sigh "In Somniphobia"

42. Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi "Imikuzushi"

41. Monolake "Ghosts"

 

40. Ty Segall "Twins"

39. Wild Nothing "Nocturne"

38. Bats for Lashes "The Haunted Man"

37. Actress "RIP"

36. Golden Void "Golden Void"

35. oOoOO "Our Loving is Hurting Us"

34. Emeralds "Just To Feel Anything"

33. Dreamscape "La-Di-Da Recordings"

32. Trust "Trst"

31. Oren Ambarchi "Audience of One"

 

30. Nadja "Dagdrom"

29. King Dude "Love"

28. Moss Icon "Complete Discography"

27. Kendrick Lamar "Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City"

26. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats "Blood Lust"

25. Kandodo "Kandodo"

24. Cloud Nothings "Attack on Memory"

23. How to Dress Well "Total Loss"

22. Six Organs of Admittance "Ascent"

21. La Sera "Sees the Light"

 

20. METZ "METZ"

19. Nada Surf "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy"

18. Goat "World Music"

17. Scott Walker "Bish Bosch"

16. Redd Kross "Researching the Blues"

15. Big Boi "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors"

14. Beach House "Bloom"

13. Chromatics "Kill For Love"

12. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Mature Themes"

11. Mount Eerie "Ocean Roar / Clear Moon"

 

10. Flying Lotus "Until The Quiet Comes"

09. Woods "Bend Beyond"

08. Deathspell Omega "Drought"

07. Chelsea Wolfe "Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs"

06. Stinking Lizaveta "7th Direction"

05. Death Grips "The Money Store"

04. Frank Ocean "Channel Orange"

03. John Talabot "Fin"

02. Frankie Rose "Intersteller"

01. The Swans "Seer"

 

 

* * * * * * *

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions

(In no real order, 'kay?)

 

Mrs. Magician "Strange Heaven"

Julia Holter "Ekstasis"

Memoryhouse "The Slideshow Effect"

Porcelain Raft "Strange Weekend"

Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovell "Don't Hear It... Fear It!"

Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Alleujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!"

Teitanblood "Woven Black Arteries"

Lone "Galaxy Garden"

King Dude "Burning Daylight"

Sea and Cake "Runner"

Worship "Terranean Wake"

Holly Herndon "Movement"

DIIV "Oshin"

Peking Lights "Lucifer"

Twin Shadow "Confess"

Ty Segall Band "Slaughterhouse"

Ufomammut "Oro-Opus Primum"

Purity Ring "Shrines"

Fresh & Onlys "Long Slow Dance"
Best Coast "The Only Place"

Tennis "Young and Old"

Chrome Waves "Chrome Waves"

Evoken "Atra Mors"

2:54 "2:54"

Holy Other "Held"

Gary War "Jared's Lot"

Tamaryn "Tender New Signs"

Oren Ambarchi "Sagittarian Domain"

KTL "V"

Beak ">>"

Ultraista "Ultraista"

Anaal Nathrakh "Vanitas"

Blut Aus Nord "777 - Cosmosophy"

US Girls "Gem"

Memory Tapes "Grace  / Confusion"

Dum Dum Girls "End of Daze"

Mono "For My Parents"

Seapony "Falling"

Black Moth Super Rainbow "Cobra Juicy"

Om "Advaitic Songs"

Brian Eno "Lux"

Nite Jewel "One Second of Love"

Boyfriend "Egyptian Wrinkle"

Melody's Echo Chamber "Melody's Echo Chamber"

Tame Impala "Lonerism"

Soft Moon "Zeros"

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin "Instrumental Tourist"

 

* * * * * * *

 

 

Edit: MOAR Honorable Mentions

(Mostly electronic and hip-hop stuff but some psych, alt rock, and instrumental too)

 

The Orb and Lee Scratch Perry "The Observer in the Star House"

Aesop Rock "Skelethon"

X-TG "Desertshore / The Final Report"

Porter Ricks "Biokinetics"

Shifted "Crossed Paths"

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO "IAO Chant From Melting Paraiso Underground Freak"

Raime "Quarter Turns Over a Living Line"

Starkey "Orbits"

Sduk "Anything Could Happen"

Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland "Black Is Beautiful"

DVA "Pretty Ugly"

Ital "Hive Mind"

The Host "The Host"

Polysick "Digital Native"

Teengirl Fantasy "Tracer"

Untold "Change In Dynamic Environment"

Paul Banks "Banks"

Jimmy Edgar "Majenta"

Kisses "Heart of the Nightlife"

Bvdub "Serenity"

Masta Ace & MF Doom "Ma Doom: Son of Yvonne"

JJ Doom "Key to the Kuffs"

Gangrene "Vodka & Ayahuasca"

Fluxion "Traces"

Deepchord "Sommer"

Shackleton "Music for the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ"

Deadbeat "Eight"

Heavy Blanket "Heavy Blanket"

Sigha "Living with Ghosts"

Cut Hands "Black Mamba"

Large Professor "Professor at Large"

E-LP "Cancer for Cure"

Killer Mike "R.A.P. Music"

 


Edited by MuppetFace - 1/8/13 at 8:29am
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My Top 20

 

Or Top 50 rather, but yeah. wink.gif

 

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I've had the self-heating military MREs, several of those are very good. The lasagna is some of the best I've ever eaten.

 

Yeah, that's not bad.  I can't say the same for one of the Southwest Chicken meals they've got going though...


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