Patrick Bruel - Mon Amant De St Jean (by patrickbruelVEVO)
This is beautiful, artistic and just downright impressive.
My birthday is coming up soon and, for once, I’ve actually figured out what I want: a fucking Ocarina. I’ve been wanting to take up the challenge of learning a new instrument for a while now, and on that list was the Ocarina, specifically, the transverse, 12-hole “Sweet Potato (or Zelda) style. The Ocarina is probably the most cost-efficient instrument on my list, so I figured I would go with that one first. I’ve picked out two Ocarinas already - Either of these would be fine,
though I’m kind of leaning towards one of those two. I’ll let you guess which.
I’ll admit, I’ve never been much of a fan of Anime. Cowboy Bebop is a huge exception, however. One of the main draws of the series and biggest contributor to its success in the Western world is the predominantly western feel to the series — that is to say, for a Japanese anime, it doesn’t really come off that way. The music for Cowboy Bebop is composed by Yoko Kanno (who, prior to Cowboy Bebop, had no experience writing music outside classical Japanese) and performed by The Seatbelts and is mainly (but not limited to) a mix of jazz, country and rock. Ask DNA is the opening theme for the movie and is a great example of the western style of the series as a whole. The tune has an early rock feel, a sort of hybrid between Rock and Blues. It’s easily my personal favorite amongst all the tracks from Cowboy Bebop, though that’s not to say the rest of the songs aren’t great (really, they’re phenominal as well. The song itself is almost infectious, and is filled with catchy hooks; it’s, simply put, a very well put-together track.