If you’re planning on going skateboarding anytime soon, be careful. Seriously. Watch out for little rocks and potholes and stuff like that. Also cars. I ate pavement twice today – I don’t know, I guess I was tired or something. But they were both the kind where everybody stops and they’re all “OMG are you ok?” and you sort of have to get up and just keep walking even though your knee hurts like crazy and not look at anyone. That kind of fall sucks. But I think it builds character, just as Calvin’s dad would say. I skated to the financial district yesterday and didn’t fall, I don’t know what it was about today, man. Maybe it’s all the coding screwing with my head.
So I told Libby I’d mention Anamanguchi in today’s post. Honestly, even if I hadn’t, I still would, because this is becoming a blog about awesome things, and they’re completely awesome. Here’s a band with your typical rock lineup of guitar, bass and drums, plus a “hacked NES” and a Gameboy running LSDJ. It’s sort of punk-ish, but it’s also chiptune, so they’ve got sort of a future-retro feel. It’s all pretty upbeat and rockin. Rocking is certainly a good thing. And NYU Music Tech is represented in the band, too. All the more reason to commence the listening of the music. Anamanaguchi are actually, in my supremely humble opinion, totally rad, and I highly recommend their music to all. I recommend making music with Gameboys to all, in fact. It’s so much fun!
New addition to the list of things that are awesome: Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’. I just discovered this tonight, it’s pretty hilarious, and I’m jealous of this family.