... which would make it the sequel to the highly successful album Disko Warp Presents Anime Love Hardcore. It will also mean my Google Analytics will get a new spike in traffic due to said keywords.
To be honest it really is a small price to pay to have the opportunity to promote a rare oppourtinity for you, the reader, to be a part of Happy Hardcore history!
Disko Warp Records (headed by the bloke with an awesome beard Pete Ellison), the label behind the original album, needs your help to raise enough funds to get the CD edition pressed in time for Sakuracon on April 6-8!
To do this, go to Disko Warp Presents Anime Love Hardcore 2 Kickstarter page to pledge your support (only open to US residents) within the next 16 days (pledges end March 19th 2012). Each level of pledge comes with it's own perks - the $100 options gives you the chance to be part of the history by having your name listed in the "Thank You" section inside each printed copy.
I just wanted to express my own thank you to those who have already jumped at the opportunity to get involved: Zack Marvelous, Joshua Hipes, Steven Modugno, Ryan Wickett, Ominide, Jake McMillen, Boomy, Justine McCullough, Keith Amling and Rachel Picard
... not because I'm a rebel at heart. Or something stupid like that.
No. I'm doing it because it raises funds for science into helping the 31 Australians who get diagnosed with Blood Cancer daily. Ultimately any advance which can help Australia, will in turn help the world too.
So I need your help! It's two weeks away from the big shave, and well it's for science which just generally kicks ass.
By the way, did you also know that Disko Warp Records is selling all of their tracks via the awesome method of Name Your Price?
I admire their guts. As organisations like RIAA continue to live in the past with the distribution of their content, Disko Warp has taken a chance on the quality of their music (and the loyalty of their growing fans) who will quickly let them know if their music is not up to scratch.
Show your support to Disko Warp if you’re a fan, or if you are a long term Eurobeat fan looking for a new flavor - You can see their entire catalogue here on the right hand side
Three hours sleep, it isn't so good. Trying to scrape your face off the pillow at 5am, that only makes it worse.
However, getting up to drive an RX7 at 150kmph+ legally? Yeah. Totally worth it.
A longtime companion on the touge and very close mate of mine, Jason Bradbrook, decided a year or so ago that it high time to get our butts into motorsport. He was definitely the driving force to this end for the two of us (which can be clearly seen in this article), however whilst my attention turned to hill climbs and tarmac rallies, his mind was set on track.
In order to do this, he needed some new Japanese Steel. Despite being deadly quick in his classic Mazda RX7 Series 3 at events such as hill climb, motorkhana and... well at driving in general (touge), he had a point when he decided that he would need to consider something newer to be able to achieve his new desire to be quick on track. The end result was the purchase of his Mazda RX7 Series 8, imported direct from Japan, which survived the terrible Queensland Floods last year on its journey down to South Australia.
The 1st year out on track wasn't so lucky however, as after spending many late nights getting the car ready for some ass kicking, the engine blew on his second lap at Malalla Motorsport Park thanks to over-compression. The result was a complete rebuild of the engine, and a chance to apply many new upgrades overall. Whilst not a fun experience at the time, or for the wallet, I can say I've never seen my mate smile so much as he has over the past year. The car has been amazing to watch in its development - despite never seeing it in motion. Plus, you have to admit they are pure sex to even just stare at.
*cough* So, uh, in order to run in the engine, Jason wisely invested in a day down at Taliem Bend Motorsport Park to make use of their drag strip. The strip is located about 150-clicks from Adelaide. With the track to ourselves, the goal was to clock up 500km by the end of the day to enable the car to be dyno-tuned. He was in a bit of rush to do so, especially with the CAMS affiliated car club we founded (Touge Alliance) having a track day on the 3rd of November at Mallala Motorsport Park that he was key in organising!
Giddy with childish excitement, and lack of sleep, we met up at Hungry Jacks at Tea Tree Plaza at the yawn inspiring time of 6pm for a light breakfast before heading to pick up the car from his parents care. To give us some more company and laughs, his parents Jo and Neil were kind enough to help by towing the beast up to the track using their giant white Ford Transit Van. I must say, Jo has awesome taste in cars - shes been long considering the purchase of a Proton Satria or Jumbuck!