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I've seen a couple of episodes of Ranma 1/2. I had no clue what was going on. I have never seen anything that made less sense than that.
It's actually really funny, but it helps if you start at the beginning - or have a fan who's willing to explain as you watch. If you come in at the middle, you're going to be very confused.It's basically a sit-com set at the Tendo School Of Anything Goes Martial Arts, with characters who have almost all fallen into one of the Hundred Cursed Springs at one time or another. The Cursed Springs each have their own tragic tale, and falling into one causes you to turn into... something related to that spring's tragic tale... when you're exposed to cold water. Warm water will change you back to your original form. Hijinks, as they say, ensue.
I remember watching some Ranma 1/2 back in the late eighties I think? One of my high school friends was home from Penn State, and the entire nerd contingent gathered at her house to eat and watch anime.Weird songs? I'm pretty typical on that. Although Flipp's "Freak" is awesome.
I guess it all depends on what's an oddity and what isn't. Aqua is amazing, and I also enjoy punk covers of their songs, and songs like them. I mean, you haven't really lived until you've heard Cyndi Lauper as performed by a screamo band. Or Arrested Development's "Tennessee" as performed, acoustic, by Newfound Glory. I'm also a big Spice Girls fan.
Ever listen to the band Me & My: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OOiRpVs9h4Scandanavian dance music...so catchy...
Oh, my. Catchy Scandinavian techno-pop. My morning is now complete. My co-workers, on the other hand, may band together with torches and pitchforks. But that's fine. It's good for them, really.
"Dancing Lasha Tumbai" is one of my favorite WTF-filled songs.I think it was the Ukrainian entry in Eurovision a few years ago. It's a combination of whatever languages the lyricist felt like throwing in there, key changes whenever the composer got bored, and electric accordion. The video was made on a budget of what looks like about ten dollars, and is just as amazing.http://tinyurl.com/7d3dmow
Ignoring everything other than the words "musical oddities", on Friday I happened to be present when this woman sang two songs while playing an instrument known as a violin-guitar. Apparently they were once sold door to door.
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