Saturday, September 17, 2005

Bittersweet Symphony

What was about to be the most disappointing show I had ever done turned out to be one of the most fun! Here's the playlist:

Nobuo Uematsu - Opening Theme/Bombing Mission (Final Fantasy VII)
*The Webcast isn't working? FUCK!*
Strike back of Psycho - Iceman
Nobuo Uematsu - Chrono Trigger Theme (Live Ochrestral version)
D`espairs Ray - Grudge
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
Onmyouza - Rasetsu
Kagerou - Holy Needle
The Backhorn - Ikusen Kounen no Kodoku
Kagrra, - Ouka Ranman
TOOL - Stinkfist
Machine - Sorrow
Dir en grey - Ash
Buck Tick - Love Letter
The 69 Eyes - Brandon Lee
Gazette - Carry
hide - Hi Ho
BLOOD - The Funeral For Humanity
Janne Da Arc - Freedom
Razed In Black - Blush
12012 - Shinshoku
Dir en grey - Obscure
Miyavi - sukki yanen myv ~myv man koushiki ouenka~ (first)
MUCC - Rojiura Boku to Kimi e
Miyavi - Rock and Roll is NOT Dead
Penicillin - Spade King
TMG - Greatest Show On Earth
Dir en grey - Child Prey
Suicide Ali - Favorite Song
Vidoll - Torikabuto
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me up
Psycho le Cemu - Gekiai Merry Go-round
HIM - Wings of a Butterfly

The original plan was we were gonna do our coverage of Otakon 2005, but our special guests, The Night At The Roxburry guys, at the last second decided to go on sabbatical to Iceland(?). So, we then wanted to do a show dedicated to the release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (thus the first few songs). However, before the first song even finished, several fans told us the webcast was down. I got in contact with our computer administrator who sent over our Production Assistant.... and this is where the fun (and frustration) began.

The fans said it was back up, so we continued the show and told the production assistant that it was up and thank you. However, only a few minutes later, the fans said it was out again! So I go ape-shit Kiwamu style. Then, several fans tell us they can hear someone yelling! I'm immediatelty like "WTF?!" and I ask them what they heard earlier. They said they heard a conversation. One problem, we never went to talk break. Then they quote stuff from the conversation. IT WAS THE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT IN ANDREW WEILER'S OFFICE!!! Our first thoughts were "How in the hell is this happeneing", as we go to see if the office is unlocked. It's not. So I scream into the door for the fans to hold tight as I try to find the PA. In the meantime, I turn up the speakers in the hallway, hoping it'll reach through the door. It seemed to work, though I imagine it sounded way shitty. However, many of you still listened in! Those of you who did were in for 2 hours of the weirdest fucking show I've ever done in my life!

Being in a weird mood as I was, I decided to fool around a bit... so I yelled random things at the door. Some of these things included proclaiming my love for the fans, Quagmire impressions, claiming Miyavi is my sex slave (he is too), Dir en grey kareoke, and announcing that I was a child molester hiding in your closet (for those of you under the legal age of consent). Charles got in on it too as he did some rather random shit like screaming "BANANA!". He also enlightened people with a story from his job that involved a dirty diaper, a stupid woman, and alot of food. By the way, his 21st birthday is tomorrow, so please wish him a happy b-day coz this is the big one!

Also, I had ALOT of fun going through the www.batsu.org forums during the show. I can't believe you guys loved us that much! We're glad we could get those laughs, cheers, and "jolts" out of you! Tainted Reality's gratitude goes out to you!

A personal thanx goes out to AmyTasukada for keeping the people of Batsu informed of what was going on while we were having our difficulites.

Lastly, I want to remind people of things. One is our interview with Suicide Ali coming up on October 20th. If you haven't heard of them, don't worry coz they are brand fucking new and really deserve your full attention coz they fucken rock! Their website is once again linked below. Second is the Tainted Reality Logo Creator Give-away. Once again, send us your original, uncopyrighted logos and symbols that you come up with for the show, and if you win, you will recieve a J-Rock Care Package, a T-Shirt with your design on it, and your logo will become the official logo of Tainted Reality! The deadline for this has been EXTENDED to November 9th! Multiple submissions ARE accepted.

Next week, we hope to finnaly get our Otakon coverage down, and we'll also have a little talk about Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. As for now, feel free to leave what ever comments and ramblings you want in our comments section. They don't even really need to be about the show really. Comments just make us feel gooooooood!

Speaking of feeling good, I just wanna get out there that I'm single. However, sorry girls, Charles is taken!

-Roger

http://suicide-ali.com - Suicide Ali's Official website which includes MP3s, band info, and contact info (They do not speak English)