Music, like film, has connected—and continues to connect—Berlin and Los Angeles.
Whimsically recognizing this musical connection between Berlin and Los Angeles, then-council member Tom LaBonge created a mix CD to celebrate their sister-city partnership in the 90s. Today, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the partnership–and in conjunction with our exhibition Berlin/LA: Space for Music—we assembled a playlist of our own. Composed of 22 tracks, the playlist is a collection of iconic songs about Berlin and Los Angeles from American and German artists alike: from Marlene Dietrich’s “Left My Suitcase in Berlin” to Dawes’s “Time Spent in Los Angeles,” to Nena’s “99 Luftballons.” Enjoy!
I ripped this track from one of my older records this morning. Back when the band was just after forming, Daughter recorded this track. They released it on Mojo presents - Communion, a CD celebrating new songwriters, one of which was Elena Tonra. Although it was never re-released on an EP as the band wasn’t signed to Glassnote of 4AD records yet, you can still find copies out there.
SHO! Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ He’s pretty much Voltage’s version of Kazehaya from Kimi ni Todoke with a mix of Otoya from Uta no Prince-sama. The ultimate nice guy. (ㅇㅅㅇ❀) Sho is super nice to the MC from the start and falls for her almost immediately.
I definitely recommend him. (♥ω♥ ) ~♪ There’s still a little time left, so check out this celebrity darling~
This is the mini drama from Step 42 of Rajisuto! In this episode, Riku and Takeru have a snowball fight.
Please enjoy! (^-^)
Riku: Fujiwara… Takeru: Yagami… Riku: The snow has piled up quite nicely this year, too. Takeru: Yeah. Riku: I won’t lose this year! Takeru: The only thing on my mind right now is winning. Riku: Heh, you’ve got guts. Takeru: Hn, of course. Riku: Then, let’s start the match… Riku/Takeru:…Fight! Riku: Unleash your might, my right arm! Special Sure-Hit Attack: Snowball Bazooka! Takeru: Heh! That’s useless! Kadowaki-senpai-style: Wings of the Giraffe! Riku: Eh? What about a giraffe? (gets hit) Wooaahh, that’s cold–! Takeru: In Dobutsu Shogi, the one who has the second move wins. Riku: What does this have to do with shogi!? Nnn, damn…! I’m not yet done! Take this! Hasekura-senpai-style: Super Giant Snowball! Takeru: Heh! If you make it too big, there’s no way you can control i– (gets hit) Riku: Hehehee! Of course I can control that big snowball~ I’m also good at basketball, volleyball, and soccer; did you think my pitching level is just the same as yours, good-at-nothing-but-Stride Fujiwara-kun? Takeru: …I am good at Stride, and that’s that. Riku: Heh! Say that only when you’ve won. Takeru: Yagami… Riku: Fujiwara… Takeru: Round 2! Restarting the match… Riku/Takeru:…Fight! Riku:(yells) Break through, my thousand blades of ice! Thousand Snow Blade!! Takeru: O, winds of winter! I summon you; gather in my hands! This is your end! Fairy of Snowstorm!!! Riku: Ah-! You evaded my slash attacks!? Takeru: You’re quite the challenge, Yagami. But don’t think that’s the last of my wind-control abilities! Riku:(throws more snowballs at Takeru and yells, but misses) You’re standing upwind of me! That’s unfair, Fujiwara! Takeru: Positioning is also a tactic. This attack will finish you! Riku: –No, I’ve got you now! Eat this! Takeru: Hah, do you think that wild pitch will hit– (gets snow dumped on him) Huh–! You…you aimed at the snow on the trees…! Riku: Right on. Evade while you still can, Fujiwara-kun. Takeru: Nnn–shit–! (gets hit) …One more round!
Riku: Some time after, the captain found us again, like last year. “Stop messing around!” he scolded us. Takeru: And this year, Sakurai saw what we were doing. Riku: “What’s a ‘Thousand Snow Blade’?” she asked, beaming.
…I was so embarrassed I could die.
Dobutsu Shogi (animal chess) - it’s a small shogi variant for children. The board is only 3x4 in size, and has four pieces per player, with animal illustrations on them instead of kanji (and yes, a giraffe is one of them :D). Apparently, the one with the second move always has the advantage in this game. For a clearer explanation on this, you can check this Wiki page.