“Cool Off with Coke”, a collector’s edition music box from 1995.
Originally stationed at my grandma’s house, this old box was always off limits to me. Even when I began owning boxes for myself, I was never allowed to touch Cool Off With Coke. However, I was surprised when I went to my auntie’s house and the box was there. This time, I was allowed to touch it…
…And then I found out that it didn’t work. I immediately insisted on at least opening it up and seeing what was wrong. Because it did play. It just took about 10 minutes to get through one rendition of the tune in the video.
Yeah. Not good.
Turns out that as I expected, it wasn’t damaged; it was too prized and taken care of to be broken. It was just dirty as all hell on the inside because it looked like the mechanism hadn’t been played in 22 years. It was filthy. Whenever you touched the metal barrel containing the song, you hands came back a mess. So I got the honors of fixing it :D All it needed was to be cleaned and then be allowed to run until it was going fluidly again~
Perseus and the Origin of Coral by Claude Lorrain. French, c. 1671 Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From the Met:
The rarely depicted subject of “Perseus and the Origin of Coral” is derived from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This drawing is one of seven known preparatory studies for one of Claude’s most important late paintings: CoastView with Perseus and the Origin of Coral (Coke Collection, Holkham Hall, Norfolk), four of which depict the entire composition. The painting was commissioned by his patron, Cardinal Camillo Massimi, and executed in 1674.
During Monday’s Unison! (the Monday program hosted by Seki Tomokazu, btw), Subaru was invited as a guest to talk about Hypnosis Mic.
He also revealed that he wrote the lyrics for BB!!!’s Yamada Ichiro’s song “Ore ga Ichiro” under the pseudonym of 好良瓶太郎 (read as コウラビンタロウ, “Koura Bintarou”).
Playing around with the katakana, it could could be read and translated as obvious as “Cola Bottle Taro” (with “Taro” being a common and popular name/suffix for JP boys’ names) if separated… that is also considering that Koura’s katakana is purposefully written/pronounced as “コウラ“ instead of the usual “コーラ” which is Cola… like the drink. And by now it should be very clear that Subaru LOVES Coca-Cola(he also collects Coke bottles and cans, so there goes the whole “Cola Bottle” -
瓶, bottle- thing, too, wwww).
I mean, it could have been obvious he was that mysterious Koura Bintarou… except it wasn’t, lol.
It’s also the first time he is credited for the lyrics composition of an official and professional media release.
My understandings from the Animate Times and Anime Anime articles, Unison, PLUS another radio program he was invited earlier this week, are just my interpretations, but if I got it right was that he asked to be credited with an alias instead of the usual, to separate his role as an actor/seiyuu vs composer in this project because hip-hop, and it felt “fine”. Not the first time he does that, btw. His NJH’s composer/MC (and former? model)’s alias is “Sammy”, obvious in a sense if you remember that “Samuel” is actually part of his full birth name.
So, why this name, though? Ask and blame Seki Tomokazu, as it was a (play?) penname he came up with one day (details from my part in understanding the full reason are fuzzy cuz I only get very, VERY basics, would invite to check out this week’s Unison! program w/him) for him. He has been Suba’s mentor ever since the first days he started his voice acting career, in 2005.
If it wasn’t even more clear (and fun!) Suba’s has been embracing (and clearing) this silly fact and bragging a bit on his Twitter’s profile description too, lol:
john boyega is such a handsome leading man. lol i'm going to be swooning when i see him in episode 8, especially after all that training in the gym ;)
It’s actually getting to the point where I think I’ll need to start saving up so I can buy out a theater or something because I should NOT watch this with a general audience. My yelling and crying and flailing will just not be fair to regular folks.
Me: MY SON! I BIRTHED HIM FROM MY WOMB! HE’S GROWING UP TO BE SO HANDSOME! GAZE UPON HIM! WITNESS HIM!
Finn: *confirmed force sensitive*
Me: HAHA YAAAAS! WHAT NOW BITCHES?! YOU THOUGHT! *grabbing stranger* YOU. THOUGHT. BITCH. *takes pic of screen posts it to Tumblr captions it BITCH. YOU. THOUGHT*
Finn: *reunites with Rey & they share a kiss*
Me: WELL LOOKIE THE FUCK HERE! DO YOU SEE THAT BITCH! TAKE IT IN HATERS! TAKE. IT. THE. FUCK. IN. YOU. RACIST. SCUMMY. FUCKS. WAIT WAIT BEFORE YOU CRY MORE LET ME DUMP OUT MY LARGE COKE SO I CAN COLLECT YOUR SALTY ASS TEARS!
Finn: *shirtless for any or no reason at all*
Me: I AM CONFLICTED BECAUSE FINN IS MY SON BUT JOHN IS BAEYEGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA LOOK AT BAE! ABSNIPSARMSJSLFJALKS *has a stroke*
Finn: *gets his own lightsaber*
Me: *resurrects from the dead* *starts jumping on chairs* *high fives every Black person I see* SUCK IT HOES! SUCK ON FINN’S LIGHTSABER! OPEN WIDE YOU FINN DOUBTING PUNKS! LOOSEN YOUR GULLET!
Finn or Rey: *revealed to be a Skywalker*
Me: *pulls out bullhorn* BLACK. SKYWALKERS! SAY IT WITH ME FOLKS! BLACK MUHFUCKING SKYWALKERS! WE IN THIS BITCH, LIIIIIIIIT! IT’S LIT FAM! *pops bottles* *pours champagne on self*