Anonymous asked: What was your first job?
I worked at Yogurtland and spit in my boss’ drink a few times and put up a Craigslist ad on m4m because he was really homophobic and he came to work the next day really angry about “all the fucking fags” that kept calling his phone. A High School student left his number in our comments box as a joke and I called him and said (nicely) I was going to fuck him in the ass. His Dad came to work the next day raging, but I wasn’t there and I quit a few weeks later to avoid conflict and because being a passive dude who works harder than everyone else but watches lazy people get promoted and generally being a slave to a minimum wage job blows.
And then I created vaporwave.
Anonymous asked: if youre sixteen why is your birthday 21+?
I play and then I get kicked out and then I go home and cry and watch the rest on Ustream.
Anonymous asked: Do you know any anime that could be defined as ethereal?
Anything by Masaaki Yuasa is always a safe bet.
But honestly, I personally find rather mundane shows to be the most “ethereal.” I’ll find something such as Hidamari Sketch to be “ethereal” because the feeling of detachment that you get from so-called “slice of life” shows. When I watch a show such as that, I can’t help but feel completely overcome with relaxation, I’m removed completely from this physical world. It’s not as much of a depiction of real life as it is the idealization of real life, or perhaps the reflection of being younger and carefree. It would be ideal to only have to worry about your school life, or only about your love interest, or only about the well being of your close circle of friends. Only having to worry about getting from Point A to Point B. There are so many things to take into account that hardly get discussed in shows like that, and we typically only see the glossy surface. Problems aren’t big, and things typically resolve.
It’s “ethereal” because it’s like real life, but it’s not at all.
I don’t know, maybe I just tiptoed around a real answer. I just like boring ass moe shit these days and watching loli girls talk about how they eat their strawberry cakes.
I bought an S2 yesterday and all I’ve been doing is slowly my songs down to ridiculously low speeds.
xxyyxx included one of my old tracks as Yuko imada in this mix he released recently.
Really strange (in the most wonderful of ways) to hear it interpreted in such a way as to fit the mood of this mix as a whole. Great mix in general. Check it out.
You can download the original over here: http://zoomlens.bandcamp.com/album/ome-zl-01
Anonymous asked: How old are you and where do you see yourself in 5-10ish years? Also, do you know Japanese?
I’m not really sure where I’d like to see myself.
I’ve been in that place again where I’ve found myself comparing where I am to others, and that I feel the pressure that I should “be somewhere” now, whatever that “somewhere” means.
But being in that “somewhere” is all completely relative to your own experience.
I’m not sure if I like thinking too heavily about the future these days because it creates a sort of expectation or a sort of goal that I may ultimately not be satisfied with.
Instead, I just want to keep working hard and growing, and the moments when I am able to calmly look at the present and see how much has changed in my favor, then I can be proud.
So in a sense I guess I see it as setting the tone of the goal, but not the definite outcome. To reach as high as you can, but not to define that high too much. I think with specificity comes a sense that you’re restricted to only achieving certain things.
Aim for this, but be open for that. If something fails, then there are always other options.So I see my goal as still making music, still making new friends, and still spreading my message. Whatever sort of level of “achievement” that produces financially or in terms of how many people listen to me suddenly becomes trivial because whatever I do I’ll always continue to do those three things. And those are just three simple things off the top of my head.
Maybe this all sounds like a contradiction, and perhaps I’m uncertain. But I think with uncertainty you can find strength. Whatever happens to me happens. I’ll try my hardest plus a thousand times that. But I can still be happy with what I have no matter the outcome.
I know a little Japanese.
So I went to this big-ol’ Internet culture festival over the weekend and on the first day, after five hours of being surrounded by anime and Internet jokes and Vocaloid and a guy dressed as Vegeta trying to talk to me in English and an alpaca I sorta lost my mind a little. Crypton Future Media had this wall where you could borrow a Magic Marker and either leave a message or draw a picture (most people chose to sketch Hatsune Miku).
I, in a haze, wrote down the name of my favorite Vocaloid user in Japan right now, the incredible mus.hiba. And then, feeling cocky, I then borrowed a certain artist’s phrase and adjusted it to fit this wall of Vocaloid. Here’s the blurry proof.
I blame the two pieces of Dominoe’s pizza that served as my lunch.
☆ ☄ SPACE DISCO PRESENTS~☄☆
Come celebrate my death day w/ me + some amazing friends.
this is an image i made for meishi smile, one of my most favorite musicians. please check out their work if you are not familiar already! in fact, every artist on zoom lens is absolute quality. <3
i’m selling a limited run of silkscreen posters of this image in my shop! they’re signed and numbered, zoom lens approved, and come with a sweet bootleg holographic sailor moon sticker.
Everything about this is so perfect! Follow my pal Anna’s blog and cop one of those posters, cause they’re sure to run out super quick. Will be making a run of shirts with this logo sometime over the Summer too.
Anonymous asked: Would you ever be open to doing commissions, but with songs. Like suppose I really like a song, but would like a remix could I buy one?
I’m not sure if I would feel right doing so, to be honest. But it really depends on me hearing the song first.
Several months ago, a label approached me about doing a remix. I really didn’t like the band’s music at all, but I thought it would be a challenge for me to turn something I didn’t enjoy into something pleasurable. The latter certainly worked, but they actually refused my remix (although it was on the strange basis that they said the vocal stems they had sent me brought down the quality of my music. confusing…).
So I think on the level of an artist or label approaching me to do work for them, I could possibly see it within the context mentioned above and possibly be willing, but I think on the level between a fan or stranger just wanting to send me something on a level where money is the center of the exchange, I don’t think I can do that.
I’d say just send me a song, and if I happen to like it then maybe it would be something I would’ve remixed regardless. Someone mentioned ‘Rakuen Project’ awhile back. I hadn’t heard the song till then, but I really liked it when I checked it out and it’s something that I would probably do one day.
I think remixing can be seen as either showing love for a preexisting piece of music, or taking a song and going “no this is how i hear it, this is what it could sound like instead.” But if neither of those feelings are there, it would feel rather forced.
thinkingoutdover asked: Thank you as always.
Do you have plan of release of ｍｅｉｓｈｉ９５' ?
I’m not sure to be honest. I’ve been working on some stuff, but I may release it under even a different name. I actually made the project idea as a joke, but I guess everyone I know really liked it. Joke is on me, I guess.
rokubungi asked: hey! i was wondering if there was any possibility i could get your new years set from you? i listened to it all tha time but i guess i didn't think to dl it from soundcloud. ty ty!!!
Here you go!
Just messing around with some stuff. Short practice set. My dedicated Ustream channel doesn’t work, so come join me over here in a bit:
Anonymous asked: Have you seen Space Brothers? I recommend the show, as well as the music. The 3rd and 4th endings are pretty beautiful.
Nope, although I have heard good things about it and know a fair number of people who enjoy that show. Real life is busy at the moment, but I’ll be able to invest my time in anime life very soon. Thank you for the recommendation.