Yoko Kanno = Plagiarism?

So I was going to play some Civ 4 with Nico and the gang today and I heard a familiar song coming from his room. I was like “oh hey, you’re playing Hooverphonic.” and Nico was like “zuh.”

Turns out the song he was listening to was Cyberbird from Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex (2002). I listened for a little bit and I was pretty freaking astounded. This was exactly like Battersea, from Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998). It had the same instruments, same tempo, same drum beat, same key, same kind of singing… so after I listened to THAT SONG, I connected to my library through iTunes and played Battersea. Everyone was like “you are totally playing the same song Jeffrey you must be joking.”

But man. I mean, the songs are different enough… but in terms of style, Yoko Kanno’s got some serious steeeeeaaaaling going on. Take a look for yourself:


edit I was totally beaten by a lot.

Damn, son

My dad just laid the smackdown on Red Hat Enterprise. Cheggit.



I think I might sell my Coachella tickets. Yes, right, I said that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing that I wouldn’t want to miss etc. etc. but my ride’s gone and I don’t have any other way of getting down there.

And even if I do go down there, I don’t have any friends who are doing so as well. Seriously, even the best show in the world can be boring without people to celebrate it with.

Guess I’ll post just to see if anyone else is going and/or driving down there, although it’s not very likely.

oh also if I sell the tickets on eBay, when you do you think is the best time to do it? Should I sell them closer to the event time, or do it now? Right now the tickets are selling for a buttload, like twice as much as they cost. Would that raise later down the road?

okay I put them up for auction.