There's a Japanese drama called Trick. If we've talked in the past six months, I've probably mentioned it or you've seen the 2389298392 posts I've made about it on Tumblr. We discovered it whilst in Japan over the New Year, and something - whatever it is - called to me, and I now easily rank it in my top 5 shows of all time.

I can't be eloquent about it, guys. I just really fucking love it.

It's not an easy show to watch - I often don't suggest it when people ask for drama recommendations, because it really runs between the absurd, to the emotional, to the whatthefuck and back again. It can even be hard work in places, especially in season three - but I'll talk about that in the actual post.

But, for all it's faults; for some reason, it just clicks with me. It's got all the things I love in a drama - odd couple, banterin' and bickerin', bizarre events that have nothing to do with anything, a car that acts like a pet, a female character who possibly could be based on me and chemistry that's hits it so far out of the ballpark, it's practically in the next postcode.

I'm going to make a vlog for Lost in Omo! this weekend, and a proper pimp post - but until then, enjoy a selection of music about my favourite out of work magician and repressed physicist.







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NOTES: I won't beat around the bush - this is easily the hardest mix I've ever made. Considering some the really freakin' strange/hard mixes in my catalogue? Big call, Pieces. It was hard, mainly, because I wanted to get across the absurdity, the chemistry and the quiet moments of poignancy that make Ueda and Yamada so wonderful - and that's not easy to do. Hopefully I accomplished this, even if on a couple of tracks - because I love them so damn much, and want to share that with you. [/soppy]

Each song has a corresponding form of magic or principle of physics - neither of which I am an expert, so forgive any mistakes. I did learn a lot, though, thanks to Ye Olde Wikipedia and About.com! Thanks to [profile] cutselvage, who helped fill in some holes with the track listing.

BONUS: Track fourteen is a piano version of the first series' theme, 'Gekkou' by Chihiro Onitsuka. You can see how it originally aired here, and marvel at how she manages to keep a straight face.


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SOME OLD-FASHIONED WAY | Songs For The Magician & The Physicist



It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.
Harry Houdini


Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
Albert Einstein







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{1.} PREDICTION & THE ART OF MENTALISM




THE POLICE | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic




{2.} INERTIA




REGINA SPEKTOR | The Calculation




{3.} LEVITATION




SENOR COCONUT & HIS ORCHESTRA | Around The World




{4.} THE THEORY OF UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION




THE BEATLES | For No One




{5.} ILLUSION FOR BEGINNERS




THE SUPERJESUS | Fall To Rescue




{6.} THE CASIMIR EFFECT




좋아서하는밴드 | 1초 만에 만나는 방법 *




{7.} PARTY TRICKS (FOR THOSE OF ALL AGES)




SIA | Academia




{8.} LAW OF THE CONSERVATION OF MASS ENERGY




DIE ÄRZTE | Lieber Tee




{9.} MICROMAGIC




PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS | Ballad of a Useless Man




{10.} EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY




THE RAGS | Owner of a Loveless Life




{11.} THE ESCAPE ARTIST




THE ROLLING STONES | She's A Rainbow




{12.} SCHROEDINGER'S CAT




DANNY LOHNER & JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO | The Scientist




{13.} TRANSFORMATION & RESTORATION




STEPHEN STILLS | Love The One You're With





{14. BONUS} THE PROVERBIAL APPLE (Or, Newton's Laws of Gravity)




TSUJIYOU | Gekkou (Solo Piano)




* Literal Translation: "How To Meet One Second Later"

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