Category Archives: Genre Critique

Music Review: Yoko Kanno’s Go to Rakuen/Requiem on Wolf’s Rain

It really made me cry.

That’s how promising Yoko Kanno is. She would simply create sad and happy songs, and of course, aside from being a composer, a pianist, she’s also a conductor herself. Believe it or not, she had many collaborations with foreign-language artists like Origa and Ilaria Graziano.

It reminds me of the worst tragedy ever in my whole entire life

I played that song when my godmother died of cancer. That’s right. I regret not talking to her before she passed away. I was indifferent and also, I was still in the ICP that time. I didn’t know that cancer is really a bad disease. Akala ko, curable talaga. However, I was wrong. I wanted to slap myself for being a bitch. Am I a bad person? Do you think I deserve all the punishment because of indifference?

God forbid.

It’s not only “Go to Rakuen” that made me cry

It’s much milder than “Rakuen/Requiem” itself, and it’s called, “Separated.” Another Yoko Kanno composition ‘yan.

I really like how Yoko Kanno brings the emotion to the listener.

Kanno-san deserves recognition, even without making a Hollywood soundtrack

Of course, she’s world-class, but because she’s more on composing for anime, why can’t she try collaborating with big names like Andrea Bocelli or Rammstein? She should give it a try. Big names, but at least, predominantly famous without even “living in America,” according to Rammstein.

Why I dislike romantic comedies

Julia Roberts? Kate Hudson? Jennifer Aniston? EHEM. Romance and comedy are not really a good idea in Tinseltown. I am really not a fan of romcoms, and will never ever be. Sci-Fi movies fascinate me, or maybe Sci-Fi comedy. Hmmm… I’m not really a romance fan, like Twilight and shit. Dunno.

REASONS:

1.) It is only applicable to anime.

2.) Romance and comedy are exposed in bad limelight.

3.) It gives love a really bad name.

4.) CHEEZY!

5.) Unless if it’s an Eddie Murphy movie, it sucks. Period.

Romantic comedies are so overacting, like romance is exposed in bad limelight. Everything is more focused on sex, some shit that I really do not understand and worst… they’re just like Adam Sandler’s movies or even worse… Jim Carrey’s. I don’t get why most people really LOVE these movies if in fact, they’re not really as successful and entertaining as the rest of comedy, within Eddie Murphy standards.

If compared to Korean romantic comedies, I think K-drama romcoms are becoming at-par with Tinseltowns, if before, Goong really made my heart laugh. Boys Over Flowers was also good, outsmarting Meteor Garden. Hmmm…

Honestly, I didn’t like My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Maybe because I find K-dramas overrated, or maybe because I much prefer Filipino romantic comedies (yes, this is really my nationalistic side. I much prefer Filipino dramas over K-dramas, or American drama) over the rest of what we know today. Prob’ly because Filipinos have a greater sense of humor as compared to Americans. Oh, and I have to admit. I love comedies that predominantly has African-American actors (Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker, Whoopi Goldbrg and Martin Lawrence rock ass!). If you’re gonna watch American comedy, make sure there are African-Americans out there. I love black comedians over white ones. I dunno why, but they’re really the funniest people. xD

Maybe it’s because I’m really hard to please when it comes to comedy. When it comes to Rush Hour series, NO, not even a single romantic comedy would surpass its level of “classicism.” Classic comedies are watched non-stop, and you won’t really get sick and tired of it.

I really didn’t like Friends, or maybe because they’re more adult-oriented. I mean, those comedies that are for the general public are really classic, non-stop and not shitting you out.

If you ever watch a romantic comedy movie, make sure that Eddie Murphy or Ben Stiller are in those movies. BTW, they are collaborating in Tower Heist. I wanna watch it so bad! xD