Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Story time.

In 1986, an anime short film compilation called neo tokyo was released. It featured 3 of the greatest anime artist/directors of the time, all of whom still hold up as giants, swiping the gnats away from them in their castles in the sky. Otomo(akira), Kawajiri(ninja scroll) and Rintaro(metropolis) each helmed one(Construction Cancellation Order, Running Man and Labyrinth Labyrinthos, respectively)

Now, there was a song in Labyrinth Labyrinthos that always got me. It was a Piano, thats it. I loved the sound of it. Some songs make the thoughts behind your eyelids shrink to almost nothing in the endless void of your skull, you know what im talking about.

I scoured the cosmos for info on that song, but back then info wasnt as easy to mine as it is now.(codgeristic) So time went on and i heard that song when i watched that short, and thats all.

Then come this year sometime and i finally get around to watching The Royal Tenenbaums, by the always amazing Wes Anderson.

Theres a scene where Richie Tenenbaum goes to visit Eli Cash for the first time in months. A really relaxing scene full of quad tribe paintings and mescaline talks follow accompanied by the hidden mystery song of 10+ years, and in another great scene of another great movie.

It followed me. After all this time, it still remembered.

Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No.1

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