Saturday, July 18, 2009

Arctic Monkeys cover The Strokes

"Arctic Monkeys / Take it or leave it"

I found a movie in which Arctic Monkeys cover "Take it or leave it" of The Strokes.


彼らがストロークスのtake it or leave itをカバーしている動画です。


"The Strokes / Take it or leave it"

By comparison, this is The Strokes. 

As for this song, I prefer The Strokes version.

I think what makes The Strokes impressive is kind of oppression and Arctic Monkeys don't have it.

But I think this difference is very interesting because Arctic Monkeys said that they were infected by The Strokes.

They were infected but they found own style.

That's why.





The movie by YouTube

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Arctic Monkeys is coming to Tokyo

"Arctic Monkeys / When the sun goes down

 at Glastonbury Festival 2007"

Arctic Monkeys is gonna release a new album "Humbug" on August 24th.

And They are coming to Tokyo and having a gig at the Budokan on October 19th.

I hope it's gonna be like Glastonbury Festival 2007.

The movie is from YouTube.




Sunday, July 5, 2009




I went to see THE KALEIDOSCOPIC EYE EXHIBITION in Mori Art Museum.

The subject of the exhibition is to change human perception but I think it is also one of purposes of art. So I felt the exhibition is not only about human perception but about basic contemporary art. 

I think this kind of exhibition tends to be conceptual but John M. Armleder used six mirror balls to make space that I haven't ever seen. It's called "Global Dome Ⅻ". I'm really interested in it and it's incredibly beautiful. 

And "Untitled" by HEIMO ZOBERNIG is also interesting. He reinterpreted Piet Mondrian's work and I think nobody has done it yet because everybody thought whoever could have done it and it was not so interesting.

"Isn't it new because the coloration and triangle are different from Mondrian's one?" This claim is sort of contemporary. And I lean to feel it's new because I feel he claims like that at the bottom of his heart.

Claims and intentions of artists can change what we feel from art works.







Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mamoru Oshii / The Sky Crawlers

"Mamoru Oshii / The Sky Crawlers"

"押井守 / スカイ・クロラ"

Director : Mamoru Oshii
Original story : Hiroshi Mori
Script : Chihiro Ito
Cast : Ryo Kase, Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shosuke Tanihara

I felt like seeing an animation film for no special reason so I rented  The Sky Crawlers from TSUTAYA (DVD rental shop).

The director Mamoru Oshii gave a kind of message to young people who felt it difficult to find a reason to live. I do like this kind of film that describes fantasy but contains a message that is applicable to the present day.

The story, picture and music make the atmosphere of the film a little between asleep and awake, dream and reality...

As he said, these are the representations of metaphors for sense of stagnation to society and in a sense I felt the atmosphere was very beautiful.

I shouldn't explain which scene is good or bad because you can feel something from the whole story and atmosphere. So just see it.

But the one thing that I want to say is you should check what Yuich (main character) is going to do in the last scene and what is changed after that.

You can feel the message from Mamoru Oshii.

監督 : 押井守
原作 : 森博嗣
脚本 : 伊藤ちひろ
出演 : 加瀬亮、菊地凛子、栗山千明、谷原章介

なぜだか 無性にアニメが見たくなり、直感でツタヤで借りてきて見ました。