- Created By cowboysean
Over the past few months, I celebrated two events withing two weeks. One was my sixth anniversary on Rossland Radio and my 30th birthday. I have been doing my radio show on Rossland Radio six years and it has been pretty awesome. I played different styles of music and on one episode, I played a Japanese techno cover of Led Zepplin's Immigrant Song. During one episode, I played Japanese bands singing in English and made my fans liked it.
During the fall, I watched a Roller Derby Championship in my hometown and the local team won 198 to 70. I know that it was one sided. At least last year's game was better due to the game was close. That score was 291 to 286.
Halloween is coming up and I got my costume set. Halloween is something I look for and I have to one up for costumes. One year, I dressed as Chuck Norris for Halloween and it is hard to out do that one.
During my almost 26 years of being an otaku, I heard some characters with similar voices and I begin insulting those characters. For example, Burnerman from Megaman NT Warrior shared the attitude and voice of everybody's favorite half dog demon and Brock from Pokemon shares the same voice as Seto Kiaba from YuGiOh and Gourry from Slayers, and once had a Gourry moment in an episode or movie of Pokemon.
Back in the 80s, some actors used the same voice in GI Joe and Transformers. But, Frank Welker used Soundwave's voice as Dr. Claw without the Vocoder effect.
My advice, listen to the voices and you can find your favorite voice actors in weird anime series or TV shows
I think it is a good idea to put literature in graphic novel and anime form because it will help young minds out learn about the classic that the previous generations read back, like “Robinson Crusoe” and “Hamlet”, in their times in high school and in college. When reading the graphic novel and watching the anime version adaptations of the classics, the young minds can see what the artist’s take on the original version like. Disney did a science fiction version of “Treasure Island”, which got an Oscar nomination, and I think it would be nice to see a steam punk version of a Stephen King novel or short story or a futuristic version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” There is an anime version of the literary masterpiece “the Count of Monte Cristo.” The creator of numerous Marvel characters, Stan Lee, had one of his concepts made into a graphic novel with in the past few years.
Classic films, TV shows and plays can get the same treatment as literature so younger generations can learn, respect and enjoy the works of Humphrey Bogart and William Shakespeare. Some movies, like “Ghostbusters”, had an American cartoon series without the original cast or a comic book based on them. Others, like Star Trek, had spinoffs and a cartoon series with the actual cast. Heck, Gilligan’s Island had a 1980s science fiction cartoon series based on the very same 1960s TV show with the cast. Maybe one day, “Bonanza” the classic western TV show might get a steam punk or a modernized cartoon version as a tribute or an entire Simpsons or Family Guy episode like what two Star Trek franchises had.
In 2004, a classic Japanese movie named “the Seven Samurai” was created a twenty six episode steam punk series and it added some characters and some plotlines that the classic movie did not have. Godzilla, the legendary movie monster who has a 29-12-10 record in 41 big screen appearances from the mid 1950s to 1999 (including the one movie which he destroyed most of New York City), had his share of anime series. Even two pro wrestlers, Tiger Mask and Jushin “Thunder” Liger, are based on actual anime series and Tiger Mask had numerous wresters perform underneath the mask, in which the current one (Tiger Mask IV) was trained by the original one.
In conclusion, if literature and classic movies or TV shows get turned into anime and graphic novels, young people will become the Steven Spielberg or Stan Lee of the next generation.
Here are some questions I get asked a few times a week:
What is Seanatonin?
Seanatonin is my inner chikara, or strength, that finds logical and illogical sides to things in life. It also starts mocking the old cartoons from the 1980s and has a thirst for knowledge and inner peace.
Is Seanatonin something else besides being my inner spiritual self?
Yes it is. Seanatonin is my radio show on a radio co-operative in my hometown called Rossland Radio Co-operative. You can can listen to my show on Saturdays at 8 PM (PST) on the website at http://www.rosslandradio.com/ (if you miss the episode, you can download it from the archioves) or if you are in Rossland, BC: you can tune in on 101.1 FM between 3 pm and 12 am every day. Seanatonin is a themed show.
What songs to I play:
Seanatonin is a '80 music and classic rock show with a partial Japanese influence that a a different theme each week. For example: One week, I'll play Japanese music; then the folloing week, I'll play all cover songs.
How many listeners do I get?
It varies from week to week.