Song of the Day: “Ikari Wo Kureyo” by Glim Spanky

This week, Dan’s brother Will is a guest host for the Song of the Day (or この日の歌). When you can’t understand the words, the voice just becomes another instrument. The vocal performance in this song takes a good song and makes it great. Invoking the aesthetic of Janis Joplin in her vocals, Remi Matsuo’s husky…

Song of the Day: “Lady Blues” by Lucky Tapes

This week, Dan’s brother Will is a guest host for the Song of the Day (or この日の歌). When you can’t understand the words, the voice just becomes another instrument. Funky. Bouncy. Jazzy. Catchy. I could think of twenty adjectives to describe this song and none of them would do it justice. With a driving beat,…

Song of the Day: “Mitakunai mono” by KANA-BOON

This week, Dan’s brother Will is a guest host for the Song of the Day (or この日の歌). When you can’t understand the words, the voice just becomes another instrument. KANA-BOON is a rock band out of Japan, probably most famous in the west for doing a couple of openings for the Naruto anime. I didn’t…

Song of the Day Themed Week: Japanese Songs (Guest Writer: Will)

This week, Dan’s brother Will is a guest host for the Song of the Day (or この日の歌). When you can’t understand the words, the voice just becomes another instrument. April 9: “Nagareyuku sekai no naka de” – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra April 10: “Mitakunai mono” – KANA-BOON April 11: “Lady Blues” by Lucky Tapes April…

The Top 25 Episodes of Adventure Time

Before I begin, I’d like to note that all the episodes on this list are from Season 6 and before. This doesn’t mean that I dislike the episodes in Season 7+, it simply means that, when this list was written, Season 7 had yet to start. 25. “The Enchirideon!” (Season 1, Episode 5) The perfect starting…

The Top 10 Characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Here at Earn This, many of us are huge fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender. And we all agree: It’s the characters and their development that make this show great. Six of us sat down and each made a list of our ten favorite characters. The results were often quite varied, but several names showed up frequently…

The Top 100 Ska-Punk Songs: #60-51

This is part 5 of Will’s countdown of the top 100 ska-punk songs 60. Status – Rx Bandits The Rx Bandits started off as a mediocre ska band before becoming a much better alternative/hard rock band. Status, which is a song on their second album, is their strongest ska song, boasting a fantastic drum part,…

The Top 100 Ska-Punk Songs: #70-61

This is part 4 of Will’s countdown of the top 100 ska-punk songs 70. Stuck in the Middle – The Supervillains I had the privilege of seeing The Supervillains live when I was a sophomore in high school. I immediately liked them, but I didn’t really dig through their discography until just last year, when…