capsule music

Call Me Like This, Call Me Like That
Capsule vs Hideki Naganuma
Call Me Like This, Call Me Like That

I can’t stop my feeling. (Feel so good.)

[Capsule vs Jet Set Radio/Hideki Naganuma] Call Me Like This, Call Me Like That 

(Call Me Call Me vs Like It Like This Like That)

This is the kind of mashup that I give a little more work and attention to. I love Jet Set Radio, and I love Capsule! So I had to put them together somehow.

Run Run Run
The Velvet Underground
Run Run Run

Track 5, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

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You could say that The Velvet Underground was anti-rock in the same way that Warhol was anti-art – neither of them really were, but you couldn’t shake the fact that that was the air they gave off. This was 1967; San Fran’s summer of love, the Beatles in motion with Sgt. Pepper while Pink Floyd was still embryonic and Led Zeppelin was getting into its stride: that was the scene.

Separate to it all, here came Lou Reed & co. with The Velvet Underground & Nico, the closest thing to garage rock the ’60s ever had. From a 21st century perspective it’s roots. But the heart of it lies in informality – strip it back to amp and classic kit and this is what you get. Unprocessed art rock, heavy on feedback and about as raw as it got.

And Nico – especially under Lou Reed’s treatment – is almost elegaic. With a drone sort of quality that’s as beautiful as it is strange, she conjures up some sort of regal sorrow. All Tomorrow’s Parties takes a leap into the hearts of introverts anonymous – myself included. In particular:

What costume shall the poor girl wear,
To all tomorrow’s parties?

No, this is more than just Warhol’s little lab experiment. It’s unlikely genius pressed in 12-inch, cut rough. And imperfection’s never been as flawless.

Kawaii Zodiac Aesthetics
  • Aries: Shooting stars, capsule machines, Pochacco, chiptune music, ring pops, kandi bracelets, space hoppers
  • Taurus: Bento boxes, Totoro, strawberry prints, pearlescent blush, kigurimis, frilly headbows, bell collars
  • Gemini: Decoden phone cases, bunny prints, animated emoji, Little Twin Stars, maid cafés, disney balloons, seifukus
  • Cancer: Sleepy moons, cat cafés, galaxy prints, Nyan Nyan Nyanko, chocolate bar purses, frothy milkshakes, puffy stickers
  • Leo: The nyan pose, pom-pom hair ties, Hello Kitty, nail deco, fairytale castles, mochi, animal-ear hoodies
  • Virgo: Magical girl wands, cookie prints, tamagotchis, My Melody, macarons, heart aprons, oversized jumpers
  • Libra: Tea cups, plushie backpacks, dangle charms, Purin, juice boxes, poké balls, ice cream sundaes
  • Scorpio: Lace parasols, Badtz-Maru, doll head necklaces, anime figurines, eyeball bows, panda cookies, circle lenses
  • Sagittarius: Dolly lashes, forest prints, Arpakasso, princess crépes, stripey thigh-highs, plastic ponies, antler crowns
  • Capricorn: Plaid miniskirts, jelly shoes, Rilakkuma, cupcake motifs, frilly ankle socks, vintage toys, marble soda
  • Aquarius: Bubble tea, purikura machines, lollipops, Cinnamoroll, pastel tutus, popping candy, rainbows
  • Pisces: Unicorns, seashell handbags, mermaid prints, jellyfish umbrellas, Mamegoma, peep-toe wedges, syrup dripping motifs