Macross Composer Kazuhiko Katoh Found Hanged
last modified: Monday, October 19, 2009 (3:14:59 PM CST)
This just in case you missed it! "Kazuhiko Katoh, the co-founder of two musical bands and the composer of the main theme songs for The Super Dimension Fortress MACROSS: Do You Remember Love? and Windaria, was found hanged in his hotel room in Nagano Prefecture on Saturday, October 17, 2009. He was 62.
To many anime fans he is best know for his "... composed music for several projects, including Mari Iijima's "Do You Remember Love?" ("Ai , Oboeteimasu ka?") theme song for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?" Undeniably "Ai Oboeteimasu ka" remains enshrined in the hearts and minds of countless people. We encourage those of you unfamiliar with the song and Macross in general to watch Macross tv series, Macross Do You Remember Love, and Macross Flashback 2012.
When was the first time you heard the song "Ai Oboeteimasu ka"? Does the song still possess good memories for you? Discuss and share!
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RIP ADV Films
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Holiday Wishes To One and All
last modified: Monday, November 27, 2006 (7:20:14 PM CST)
As we rapidly approach the gift giving season and the end of the year holidays, I am clearly reminded it is not the things in life that make life so worth living, instead as an adult my lifelong wish is for the precious intangibles such as: world peace, neverending love, and friendship. With these ideals in mind, I want to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and financially sound holiday with their loved ones.
Please remember to take a moment to reflect on how truly blessed we are and to pray for our troops to return safely as well as for those in need.
Lastly, I encourage everyone to watch this video and listen to the song "My Grown Up Chrismas List" and its poignant messages. I actually prefer the Amy Grant version, but I could not find it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5_YTgVTm8
Cheers and thanks for the memories 2006!
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What is in your backpack?
last modified: Thursday, August 03, 2006 (3:23:38 PM CST)
During lunch today I read an article online about retirement. Now you might wonder, what does retiring have to do with me, I am nowhere near the age of 50+? True, most of the cel collectors on RS are not in this agegroup, however, most of us are or will work to earn a living and this lack of freedom in many ways sets the direction of your life from now to retirement.
Everyone is on the treadmill to do the same things: pay the Government which is extremely overbloated and overspending, on things like entitlement programs which work against people assuming self responsibility and their full potential. So many people run around commuting 2.5 hours each way doing mindnumbing "work" with a huge backpack on their back! And what is in that backpack? "The Bank, the Taxman and worst of all: Their Pointy Headed Boss (a la Dilbert)."
I am working towards quitting my current job; MY dream is to start my own business either in animation or finance. Regardless of what paths I eventually choose, I know I will break the oppressive chains of working for someone else and claim my freedom. We all know plenty of people who live check-to-check. IMO these checks keep people buying and filling their apartment and/or home with needless -stuff- (often at the cost of going into debt) that keep my equities growing.
Lastly, I think one of the saddest things in life is to arrive on ones deathbed and finally realize that all the stuff one amasses in a lifetime is just that: stuff, and that they -never- really lived at all.
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Mari Iijima Live 2006!
last modified: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 (11:41:02 PM CST)
On an otherwise lazy Sunday afternoon in the city of San Francisco, overcast clouds gave way to the warmth of the sun. Gazing into the crowds, I could see lush pink cherry blossoms dancing in the wind, landing on the manmade waterfalls in Japantown's Peace Plaza. Sunday marked the final day of the 100 year anniversary of San Francisco's Cherry Blossom Festival and the faithful day for a live performance I have waited 20 years for.
As Mari performed all of her songs, I recall fondly the first time I heard her voice and the emotions that stirred within from long ago, during the Summer of 1984. In a sold out Hong Kong theatre I watched for the first time a magnificant movie that splendidly blended excellent animation and music into a film called Macross Do You Remember Love. Macross Ai oboeteimasuka is THE animated film that changed my life and first inspired me to explore the creative arts and become an animator.
Sadly, however, for the majority of the audience who watched Mari's performance, she was but an unknown Asian singer. Far be it from the truth, Mari's song writing, creative and performance talents are extraordinary; her involvement on the music scene spans over 19 albums! To me, Mari's music is painfully honest and speaks directly to the heart. I look forward to her soon to be released 20th album later this year! I wish her the absolute best of luck as she continues to promote her own musical creations and to gain widespread recognition as a true artist. And I too will work hard to do likewise and remember the example you set. Again, a heartfelt thanks to Mari for taking the time to visit the Bay Area and sharing her little slice of heaven.
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