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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Posted by zerofigures on July 23, 2011

Man, what a day.  Just got news that Amy Winehouse is gone.  I haven’t blogged in a while and am sorry that a situation like this is what it takes for me to return.  But I suppose that blogging is a way for people to release and express their feelings so here I go.

Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album was so full of soul and awesomeness, as a fellow Brit, I feel in love with her.  That voice, in that package was a thing of beauty.  You felt it,  it moved you.  I first remember listening to her album driving south on I-95 to MD to see my then girlfriend and being completely blown away.  It was like Jazz, Ska and Reggae and so much more all in one.  It quickly became one of my favorite albums.  Seeing her gone down the path she took was hard and I hoped and hoped that she would get better.  While other watched her ruin herself I shook my head and wished she would get better.  You can’t even google her name without being bombarded by awful paparazzi pictures of her destroying herself. Amy deserved better but I suppose she did this to herself.

I’m not sure why things had to play out this way but I can only hope that others use her as an example.  All that talent and beauty gone to waste. I’m done.

RIP Amy and thank you for what you have left behind.

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Satoshi Kon R.I.P

Posted by zerofigures on August 25, 2010

It wasn’t very long ago that I was able to attend a preview of Paprika thanks to NewYork-Tokyo and able to experience the magic that was Satoshi Kon.  The beautiful art led to do more research on Satoshi and learn that many of his films were considered classics.  While there are many works, considered to be classics,  that I have never seen, I felt a need to see more of his work specifically.

Some of his work includes Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Paranoia Agent and my favorite Tokyo Godfathers.  I’m sure that his influence on Japanese animation will be a long lasting one.   I am happy to have been exposed to his work and am saddened to hear of his passing.

His movies are so easily recommendable as Paprika is bizarre, that you would be losing out if you didn’t see them.  At the time of his passing, Satoshi Kon was working on “The Dreaming Machine”.  I can’t help but wonder what will happen with that now.

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Nujabes… Rest In Peace

Posted by zerofigures on March 19, 2010

This may be late , but these are my thoughts.  I just learned of this and have to release.

And here I though today was going to be a good day, just another day.

Was on Kotaku today and was blown away to read the headline “Samurai Champloo Music Producer Is Dead“. How quickly that has changed… The article reports that the accident occurred late February, why am I just learning of this now?!

My memories of Nujabes go back a couple of years when courting my current girlfriend.  Common interests made her recommend the anime Samurai Champloo.  I was was changed.  Easily one of the best anime’s to date.  Simply a must own series for any anime fan.  Great animation, great story and a classic soundtrack.

This greatly saddens me.  To think that we will no longer be graced by his music is horrible.  I can’t even begin to think about how much his music contributed to the success of Samurai Champloo.

I’m unable to come up with much right now but Nujabes was definitely of the primary reasons for my love of Japanese music.  The mixture of rhythm and culture just pour out from his beats.

I’m not sure many will ever come close to his style.  Looking at him sitting with his equipment is pleasing and puts a smile on my face.

Rest In Peace Nujabes.

His personal website is here

wiki here

UPDATE:

I tried unsuccessfully to leave a comment on his main site but I’m not sure if it will go through so I’m posting it here as well.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

You will not be forgotten.  Nujabes helped me to open my eyes and see that Hip Hop is not what radio stations force feed us.
Nujabes is international. Nujabes put my mind at ease.  Nujabes was taken from us too soon.  Much too soon.

NegativeZero – NYC

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