Archive for December, 2011

Kito no Yorozu: $165.49

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Shipping included.

Totally worth it.

While I would say Kantoku and Hanaharu Naruko have better technical skills, and Barasui and Takashi Hashimoto have been more influential to my personal style, I consider Kito to be the best depictor of the moe paradise all artists should aspire to reach.

Thanks to Kira and her extensive network of contacts for locating a copy of this super-rare artbook for me. This is like buying a painting or a rare Magic card, and has been the only opportunity so far, outside of buying the equally hard to find IOSYS albums, for me to get art from my favorite artist that isn’t just an image file.

USC Yuka

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

USC Yuka

(I’ll finish the picture when I get back from Chicago.)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Across the Black River

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Lunasa – Black River

So I have tickets to go see Lunasa live at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago on March 11, 2012.

Check out Road to Barga or Midnight in Aviles for a sample of the lovely traditional Irish melodies and impeccable violin skills you have come to expect from the name Lunasa.

Lunasa isn’t only about the violin. Glentrasna is a hymn driven by a flute or whistle that makes me recall the Titanic soundtrack, only Titanic’s soundtrack was never this good. Autumn Child has amazing guitar as well. The combination of emotionally moving composition and virtuoso playing is, dare I say, Ericjohnsonian.

The March concert will be the highlight of my next year’s spring break, if not the highlight of the whole year. If you are going to be around Chicago at the time, I highly recommend you get tickets of your own.

See, even Yukari is impressed.