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Tuesday Tunes #22: Cardcaptor Sakura Opening Songs

When I first started watching anime in its original Japanese format, I always thought it was really interesting how they approached their opening credits.  First, anime uses the opening song as a chance to flex their animation muscles. Rather than being a bunch of random clips strung together to the music, it's animation created specifically… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #22: Cardcaptor Sakura Opening Songs

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Tuesday Tunes #20: Barefooted Youth

I've been watching Korean dramas again--taking a break from binging Riverdale--and I fell upon one that surprised me with how fantastic it is.  I'll probably binge the rest of the series tonight and talk about it for tomorrow's Watch Wednesday, but for today I want to talk about the music of the series. Titled Go Back Couple,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #20: Barefooted Youth

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Tuesday Tunes #19: Tight Race for Best Song in the 2017 Melon Awards

Only in its eighth year, the Melon Music Awards is an annual major music awards show held in South Korea.  Judging criteria for the awards involves judge scores as well as digital sales, but a good chunk of the determining vote goes to online voting. The polls for the 2017 Melon Awards have barely been open… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #19: Tight Race for Best Song in the 2017 Melon Awards

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Tuesday Tunes #18: Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 3

For me, I think it's really interesting to look at the top music charts around the world, and I thought that you might find an interest as well!  Since this a nerd blog, and since we're all a little bit otaku here anyhow, let's take a look at the three singles currently ruling the billboard… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #18: Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 3

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Tuesday Tunes #17: 3 Songs to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

If you couldn't already tell, I LOVE HALLOWEEN. So, in the interest of letting you celebrate one of the greatest holidays ever, I'll keep today's post short and sweet.  Fire up these songs and have a Happy Halloween! 3 Songs to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit I have a happy, snuggly spot for Halloween music. … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #17: 3 Songs to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

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Tuesday Tunes #16: Japanese Halloween Vocaloid

Back in 2000, a singing voice synthesizer was created in Barcelona, Spain by a Japanese developer.  It's called Vocaloid.  The software is unique as it allows users to type in lyrics and the software will retrieve specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers to match the wording.  Those words are tied to certain notes… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #16: Japanese Halloween Vocaloid

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Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

We talked last week about the greatness that is Disney's villain songs, and this week for Tuesday Tunes we're going to look at Disney's first feature film joint venture with Tim Burton, a man with a hand for dark fantastical film.  Tim Burton was actually working as an animator in 1982 when The Nightmare Before Christmas… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

Disney is known for a lot of things.  You know, Mickey Mouse, theme parks, Walt Disney's frozen head... lots of things.  But, for the most part, Disney is all about that family magic, producing characters and stories that children and adults love. But not everything Disney makes is rainbows and sunshine--they're Disney villains, and we love… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs