5.31.2009

the votes are in. . . .

VOILA! As promised! :D
The CDs you voted for me to picture-post on here ^^
Thanks for everyone who decided to vote :)

And now, without any more waiting... hereeee they are! :D


For Avie, she requested numbers 9, 28, 79, 256.
#9~Earthsuit--Kaleidoscope Superior


Despite being one of the first CDs I ever bought at the store *later I only HPB buy them hehe*, I STILL enjoy the tunes of this hard-to-describe group that no longer is together. The members have parted into two different bands, one--MuteMath--is featured a song on the Twilight movie I believe. As far as I know, Kaleidoscope Superior is the only CD Earthsuit put out. What a shame....


#28~various artists--Holiday Classics


Yes, I did get this CD in a box of Chex.... XD
It was during the Holiday season, of course. Has some fairly decent tunes. I think I might have another version with different songs somewhere in my stash....


#79~DDRMax Soundtrack


Ironic, how #79 turned out to be my DDR soundtrack! XD I thought that kinda funny, considering how much Avie enjoys playing DDR on her iTouch/iPhone ^^
I've had this CD for quite some time. It was one of those Free display cds at Toys'r'us doing a trip up to Oklahoma to visit relatives. That was back when I didn't have an MP3 player, so I totted around all my CDs in a nifty case and listened via CD player ^^ I wore this cd out because of one song I just was addicted to. The last track on the CD: "Look to the Sky (True Color Extended Mix)" by System S.F. feat. ANNA.


#256~various artists--Glory Grooves


Basically... a CD I don't often listen to. Christian groups with a disco-ish feel, basically.



For King Ashura, the request was numbers 21, 53, 203, 900:
#21~Rebecca St. James--Transform


This CD was my all-time favorite for the longest time. I was ECSTATIC when I got it, as I had watched the music video for the song "Reborn" almost a thousand times. I still remember the lyrics..... Favorite female Christian artist, too, Rebecca St. James---I own almost all her CDs.


#53~dcTalk--Intermission


The "Best of" by Christian group dcTalk.


#203~various artist--Simply Fabulous


Just another "Simply...." various artist CD that I have. Purchased at the thrift store for maybe a dollar or two, can't remember exactly.


#900~Bond--Remixed


Infamous number 900! :D I love this group ^^ Their songs are a blend of classical and dance; this CD remixes a lot of their good stuff, but it doesn't butcher them like some remix cds.


For Wes, the requested numbers were 1, 69, 83, 123:
#1~Jaci Velasquez--Jaci Velascquez


CD number 1 has been through a LOT. My cousin ended up with it somehow, and it's definitely not in as good a shape as it could have been if the little thief hadn't taken it >.> The CD is scratched HORRIBADLY, and I believe the back part listing the songs is completely gone. -_- poor CD. The copyright date is very roughly set around 1997. I bought this CD new, mind you. So we can estimate that I started collecting around '97/'98!! :D


#69~Jump5--All The Time In The World


Another CD that I bought brand new at a store called Family Christian Stores. Back then, that was the ONLY place I bought my stuff at. Don't remember the exact first CD I bought at Half Price Books... But I do know that after that day, I rarely bought CDs new! XD


#83~various artist--New Music Now: Fall Sampler


CD i got free with the purchase of another CD that had a song featured on this sampler. I often got free samplers back then....


#123~Switchfoot--Beautiful Letdown


I enjoyed a lot of the songs on this CD ^^ It is one of the few that me and my dad both have a copy of.



AnbuIce requested numbers 5, 7, 77, 777:
#5~various artist--Simply Spectacular


Just another "Simply..." something... LOL


#7~Carmen--Mission 3:16


The title of this CD was one of the best songs on that disc. The music video was interesting too ^^ a kinda twist of James Bond meets the verse from John 3:16.


#77~ZOEgirl--Mix Of Life: REMIXED


Basically, back then, I was only into Christian music. But I loved dance tunes. So whenever I spotted a remix CD, I was always into it! :D ZOEgirl was also a favorite dance-ish group too, so naturally I bought this... new.


#777~Evanescence--Fallen


I was actually verrryyy close to buying this when it first came out. Back when the controversy started. It was at the Christian store I mentioned above, and I came close to getting it but didn't. Shortly after, the group or someone/some people/some THING... whichever.. claimed that they weren't Christian and whatnot, so the CDs were removed from Christian stores. naturally that was a no-no to buy :P Some years later, I find it cheap at Half Price Books. ^^



Kajiuragoddess requested numbers 51, 151, 515, 619:
#51~various artist--WOW GOLD: disc 01


Wow Gold is a variety of two-discs of classic Christian rock.


#151~Paul Colman Trio--New Map of the World


Paul Colman Trio is a good group, but this is the only CD that I have of theirs. Curiously, this disc of my collection is rather in a paper "case", not the usual jewel case.


#515~The Undecided--The Undecided


The Undecided is a Christian punk band. I usually forget that I have this CD. XD


#619~Vivaldi's FOUR SEASONS


Vivaldi's Four Seasons is one of my all-time favorite Classical pieces.



and lastly, Kami Akai requested numbers 13, 32, 159, 469:
#13~Raze--Power


Raze's POWER cd is the second of only three that the group would have out *of course I have all three*. They have since parted ways. One, Mizzie, started a solo career.


#32~various artist--Seltzer2


Seltzer2 is the second of three single-disc cds of various Christian rock-ish groups. I have all three.


#159~Plus One--Exodus


Plus One's EXODUS cd was the first of their 'trio' group. Once a five-guy band, two of them went off on different paths. This "Plus One" group is more rock than the pop Christian Backstreet Boys sort of CDs they had before *yes I have both of the ones from before, and also Backstreet Boys CDs! hehe*


#469~Everything But The Girl--Missing: Remix EP


This particular CD by Everything but the Girl is just the song "Missing" in a variety of remixes.





And that's it! :D
Hope that satisfied your hungers... if not... list another number! I'd be more than happy to snapshot and blog-post it in upcoming blog posts :D

5.27.2009

you get to decide!!!!!

Now I know only three maybe four people will vote on this. . . . But I want to know if you readers are curious enough about my CD collection to actually do this.

Pick four numbers from 1-960 [each one representing a CD in my collection]. And I will show the picture of that CD. Just a bit of random fun.... And I want to see who all actually votes XD



And now... RANDOM PICTURES!
These are pictures of my InuYasha and Initial D cards:

5.26.2009

reasons to be jealous of me... MEMORIAL DAY PURCHASES! :D

Here by popular demand---and because I want to show off how much anime I have, LOL!!!!---is the entirety of the goodies I got at Half Price Books "today". Put that in quotes because technically, Memorial Day was yesterday, but oh well.....

And yes, I will detail and even tell you how much I paid for each item. Some will be grouped together because, well, because they can be :P

So here we go. . . --sorry, Lia, no vlog like I suggested earlier. Might do one another time though. I'm just feeling lazy about this haha.

Up first is the manga. Stacked up on the picture below, there's going to be separate ones after as you can see. Most of these I paid $3.00 each for. With except of the Rurouni Kenshin mangas--which were at another HPB, for a dollar a piece.



And here's more detailed pictures of their front covers:












I was so happy to have another addition to my Samurai Deeper Kyo and Rurouni Kenshin collection ^^ The others are new additions :D Et Cetera looked quite funny; Cy-believers looked interested; and Her Majesty's Dog, for some reason I just had to have it. IDK why..... There were actually a whole lot other mangas at the HPB where I got most of the manga at, however, lack of funds crippled the overdose of mangas....
Before I get to the animes I got... Let's see just exactly WHY the manga buying was crippled.
At a HPB before the manga-buying one.... My mom, who was with me, yeah ^^, discovered a tower of J-pop, chinese pop, K-pop and other goodies from the East :D T_T however, most of these were NOT deliciously one dollar or even three dollars---save one Aaron Kwok, CD which was a dollar. A tower of CDs I had to dwindle down because, as a total, it had actually almost went to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!!!!! ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!! As it is, I spent just about a hundred there--buying CDs alone! Most were six dollars each. Minus the lovely 20% off, so I only ended up spending just a little below a hundred ($94? or $96? i can't remember, and the receipt's hiding from me). Anyway.... pictures and details as promised :D

Aaron Kwok CDs. I scored three CDs--one of which was only a dollar. weee! :D




The latter of those shown is the dollar CD. It's on its side to better show the cover. Now I haven't heard of Aaron Kwok before, but he's pretty cool. He has a good voice, and the tunes are like a cross between ballad and pop. One of the songs from the FEARLESS VS FUTURE cd was pretty dancelicious LOL. Another reminded my Mom kind of Elvis Presley XD Except in Chinese!? LOL!!!

Anyway..... farther on....


This is the Ekin Cheng cd I have. Again, kinda Chinese pop-ish. Ekin Cheng has a pretty good voice. Hopefully on my next day off I can do clips of these groups for you guys, so you can hear for yourself :D


This next-coming CD is by miho komatsu


J-pop. Definitely. I liked it, which I suspected I would. The look itself, front and back cover, makes me think something J-pop (most of which I love and enjoy) Wasn't disappointed at all with that buy ^_^


This next CD is by S.E.S.
I have to admit that the only song I've really listened to is one I surprisingly knew. I'm assuming I knew it from an anime of some sort.... the song is called "dreams come true"


I found the URL just for you guys. Listen to the song and let me know if it is from an anime or not.... maybe it's just an amv I heard....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0Wujwwnaw

(okay I just paid attention to the comments on that song.... someone down there said it was a cover song.... if it's a cover to one horribad rap song I found... I say S.E.S.'s song is over nine thousand times better!!!!!.... did I mention I've been trying to find DBZ season at HPB and have been listening to "Cha la head cha la" over and over on my iTouch???.....)

This next CD is actually NOT Japanese nor Chinese.
It's French.



Not bad, but not awesome. Not a hundred percent sure if it was worth six dollars, but I kept it anyway because apparently it wasn't worth getting rid of either. LOL



The next CD was the ONLY one my mom recognized out of the enormous pile she discovered for me.



PuffyAmiYumi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Need I say more? ;)



Yoko Ishida's CD wasn't a disappointing buy either.


Maaya Sakamoto's CD is good too ^^



East Asia Travelogue is a compilation of songs from around the East Asian part [duhhhh LOL]. Basically instrumentals, a few chants and vocals. Not sure if it was worth the six dollars but I kept it because of an awesome song on there:
Miyazawa "Chimuguri Utasha". Sorry if I misspelled that. The "o"s and "a"s on that disc's back cover are hard to tell apart T_T



....can you tell I'm getting tired? XD hahahaha!!!!

Brief run-throughs....
I like all these CDs.... and Avie, the last ones you should like ;)





That's right... UTADA HIKARU!!!!!!!!!!! :D
I soooo didn't mind paying six dollars a piece for those CDs. They had the "Exodus" cd, but I already have it XD In case you can't read it---hasn't previewed this post yet-- the CDs are "Distance", "First Love" and "Deep River".


And nowwwww.... ANIMEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
The very last HPB we went to, I uncovered a PILE---isn't kidding---of THREE DOLLAR ANIME DVDS!!!! These aren't the cheap stuff either. Well... at least I didn't think so. Again, lack of enough of funds deprived me of a handful-pile of these three dollar dvds. :P soooo disappointed but oh well! :D

^_^ first up is the DVD set I bought first on the spree: Madlax complete.

Thirty five dollars, minus the twenty percent off.

Next up is the only buy at the one where I got the mangas: for only six dollars--minus the twenty percent *refuses to do the math*---is a movie I've been wanting to get since I saw it. Steamboy.


Next up is one of the three dollar DVDs:
Samurai 7, volume 1.



More three dollar DVDs:
the last Gundam Seed movie I needed to get: The Empty Battlefield.
Both pictures ended up with flash spots X_X
-still listening to dreams come true on iTouch ^^-




Another three dollar per dvd set:
I think this one is complete? Not sure though, mostly because I didn't really look at the back of the discs XD I just knew I wanted to see it.
Stellvia Foundation




And the last of the three dollar a DVD fun....
ALMOST complete Gundam Seed Destiny T_T
confound it, I tried and tried, searching five times for the ONLY one missing from this set. VOLUME TWO!!!!!! XD






These aren't overly cheap, but I think they're cheaper than buying them anywhere else---unless you manage to go to Goodwill and land the DVDs as a set for only six dollars a piece *kids you not... has already been there and done that hehe*

I just had to have this one XD
I know a lot of Fullmetal Panic fans probably don't much care for this set, but I had to have it.
For fifteen dollars--do the math yourself and deduct twenty percent.



And what better companion for my Rurouni Kenshin mangas and DVDs *bought some time ago* than this:





Alas... we have come to the last item I bought--so to speak XD
I nearly flipped seeing this. Some people don't realize, but I love what i've seen from this series. It isn't my Lucky Star or Death Note passion, but just one of those animes I could watch over again and still like ^_^

COMPLETE Argentosoma. Twenty dollars *minus 20%* [oh... Samurai X was fifteen-and-such....]





Well.... that's about it. I can only hope that you guys enjoy and weather through this LONGGGGG blog. For one thing.... I didn't post it when it says I did. That's when I started writing!!!!
This was finished on estimated 3:15am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would add a little fun of pictures I took of the cards I bought a day or so ago.... But I guess that can wait for another post. Anyway.... later and LOVE YOUR ANIME!!!!!!! :D