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Hitting a brick wall then going sideways [Feb. 6th, 2005|12:03 am]
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[music |Pat Benatar - "I Want Out"]

So it's another Saturday night. This evening I was supposed to be writing four or five letters of various degrees of urgency. At least two of which I should have written last year. So what happened? I found myself unable to even think straight, and so watched the fourth of my "Inuyasha" disks instead.

So we finally get to meet Miroku. Very amusing Miroku / Kagome / Inuyasha character interaction. Half demon boy still has all the charm and sensitivity of a brick. And he's still pining over his old girlfriend, fifty years in the grave (and a few weeks as a zombie) by now. Kagome seems to be realising she can't compete with the ghost of a memory, so if she has any sense she'll be looking at either Miroku or her present day potential boyfriend by now. Actually Miroku would make sense... seeing as just about the first thing he did when they first met was pinch her bum, they could be just about made for each other. All he needs is to get a set of Inuyasha ears and they could have hours of fun together.

Would that "Coronation Street" were even half as amusing as this.

Sesshomaru still needs to get over himself in a major way and we get to see who's pulling his strings. Some baboon who, seeing as the mayoralty of Auckland didn't exist back in the fifteenth or sixteenth century, had to settle for playing games with demons and priestesses instead. (Then again comparing a certain immediate past mayor of Auckland a baboon could be considered offensive to other baboons...)

I'm really enjoying the story so far. The animation is good enough... there are a few stylistic touches to the visuals that seem a bit odd, but as I noticed some of them while watching the (also very good but otherwise very different) "Trigun" I suspect they are anime conventions that have to be adhered to for some reason or other. I can't say I'm a great fan of the new end credits though... the old ones had a definite air of farewell and sense of melancholy that quite often fitted the ending of the episodes. And I still haven't seen the girl with the humongous boomerang in the show itself. The new end credits just aren't the same...

Heard the first broadcast of episode 6 of "Enzology" Saturday afternoon. They've got up to an era I actually remember - they've just recorded and are just about to release "Waiata", and have all played a really nasty practical joke on the producer - so there's not as much information in the show that is completely new to me. But it was really interesting to hear how "I Got You" was put together. And also very amusing to hear how Sony Records was rather peeved with the band... Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was number one on the charts just about everywhere that kept records of how many records sold, except for Australia and New Zealand, where "True Colours" and "I Got You" had a mortgage on pole position in the album and single charts, respectively.

Otherwise today is the local national day. And as it falls on a Sunday I don't even get a long weekend out of the deal. Grrrr.

[User Picture]From: jaffaman
2005-02-25 08:11 pm (UTC)
'Tis no waffle.

You're right about the music videos. I decided not to spend too much time on them, given that Enzology is audio based. There are a few mentions here and there. Tim Finn recently appeared on a Split Enz edition of C4's "Top Ten" and talked about the videos there, so they have been covered elsewhere, at least.

"Crosswords" and "One Mouth Is Fed" weren't really official video promos. Both were TV guest spots that happened to be shown again elsewhere. "One Mouth", I think, was made for "Countdown" in Australia and aired on "RTR Video Releases" in NZ. I guess they could have thrown them onto the Split Enz DVD like they did the 1977 "Ready To Roll" and 1979 "Radio With Pictures" clips, but space on the DVD was limited.

There's a brief mention of the "Strait Old Line" video in this week's episode of Enzology.
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