Guest: Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony, Ex-Youth, Creative Adult, The Videos)
01. Burning Love - Mess 02. Pity Sex - Keep 03. No Tolerance - You Never Learn 04. Nothing - Bent Nail 05. Dangers - Opposable 06. Murder City Devils - Get Off The Floor 07. Ceremony - Hotel 08. Paint It Black - Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs 09. The Videos - You Were Wrong 10. No Limbs - Help Me / End Me 11. Angel Olsen - Forgiven / Forgotten 12. Ex-Youth - Don’t Talk To Me 13. Night Sins - To London Or The Lake (Anthony’s Favorite Song Choice)
Here’s an awesome Japanese tradition we’d love to see get started in the US: cosplay at college graduation ceremonies. You can keep the solemn processional and recessional marches to the soporific tune of Pomp and Circumstance. Keep the guest speakers and inspirations speeches. By all means announce the names, hand out the diplomas, and applaud the accomplishments of the new graduates. But throughout all of that, let’s allow students to dress up in costume. It won’t be mandatory, because that wouldn’t be fun at all, but having some people dress up in cosplay while others wear the traditional graduation gowns (as opposed to suit and kimonos in Japan) would be super awesome.
Just look at these students attending their graduation at Kyoto University and Kyoto City University of the Arts. It’s delightful. They’ve all worked so hard and now they get to graduate looking as wonderfully weird as they can manage.