Martin-sensei’s Guide to Jazz: Sakamichi no Apollon Episode 4
May 6, 2012 in Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope
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Ghost loses her panties over Jun’s singing. Wouldn’t be the first time she lost them this season.
Panties: They were melted. Martin is mad jealous over Jun’s power.
Ghosty: Wow, a lot of things happened in this episode.
Martinman: There was some smooching, some angsting, and a jam session.
Ghosty: But it was good angsting!
Martinman: Yes it was.
Martinman: Obviously, my favorite part was the jam session.
Ghosty: It was great seeing Jun again. <3
Martinman: But as far as plot goes, the kissing was probably the most important part.
Ghosty: Oh yes, definitely.
Ghosty: Kaoru fucked up!
Martinman: If there was any doubt in Ritsuko’s mind that Kaoru liked her, she knows for sure now.
Martinman: And I don’t think she’s that happy about it.
Ghosty: Yeah, but the ball was in her court!
Ghosty: I hope this doesn’t ruin relationships. T_T
Ghosty: Well, Ritsuko seems to be levelheaded. I’m sure she wouldn’t completely shun Kaoru.
Martinman: I am sure there will be some kind of repercussions.
Ghosty: Maybe Sen will beat him up!
Martinman: But yeah, there will be hell to pay when Sentarou finds out.
Ghosty: So you liked the jam session this week?
Martinman: Jam session was awesome. I’m not sure what tune that was though.
Martinman: It sounded familiar.
Ghosty: Neither do I. I’m pretty sure it’s on the soundtrack.
Ghosty: Let me give it another listen.
Ghosty: “Blowin’ the Blues Away”
Martinman: I’m pretty sure it’s Blowin the Blue Away.
Ghosty: It was a fun jam session, even if Kaoru wasn’t totally into it.
Ghosty: I thought it was hilarious that they said he looked like Bill Evans, even trying to put a cigarette in his mouth!
Martinman: That was quite funny. Weaboo Evans.
Martinman: The gig itself was also quite fun to watch.
Ghosty: Oh god, it was…
Martinman: Until that drunk dude got dumb.
Ghosty: Sentarou wasn’t the only person mad about that guy.
Martinman: Yeah. I’m kind of surprised none of the soldiers did anything.
Ghosty: Me too. I thought Americans would be a bit more rowdy about it.
Ghosty: But thanks to that guy, we got to hear Jun’s singing. <3
Ghosty: What a dreamboat.
Martinman: He melted Yurika.
Martinman: She was a pile of goo.
Ghosty: And my panties
Martinman: I wish I had the power to make women swoon with my voice. Or my saxophone. Either one is good.
Ghosty: Oh, Martinman~
Martinman: *plays sax*
Martinman: *plays more*
Martinman: *hits a really high note*
Ghosty: Speaking of horny women…
Martinman: Sentarou’s mom was a slut.
Ghosty: This series does a good job of including at least one relatively gay scene.
Ghosty: Oh man, I felt so bad for Sentarou. ;_;
Ghosty: He was such a cute shota with his curly blonde hair and everything!
Martinman: The American parentage explains why he’s so huge.
Ghosty: Yup. I had a feeling there was some American in him.
Ghosty: His grandmother was an asshole. :c
Martinman: Indeed. She deserved to die hacking up blood.
Martinman: Well, maybe not, but she was not a nice lady.
Ghosty: Old hag!
Ghosty: Speaking of Sentarou’s family…
Ghosty: I dunno if you saw the discussion thread on OA recently, but…
Ghosty: I’m not really sure if Sentarou’s mother from the 3rd episode is his actual mother or an aunt.
Martinman: I did indeed. There seems to be some question as to some of the family relationships.
Ghosty: and his “dad” I’m assuming is his uncle.
Martinman: My guess is aunt. I bet mom is long gone. Probably has like…45 STDs or something.
Ghosty: I started reading the manga.
Ghosty: and they mentioned that she was raising him, despite what the neighbors thought, and she was having her own child with Sen’s dad.
Ghosty: Sen’s “dad” must be his real mother’s brother.
Martinman: That would work.
Ghosty: Someone thought Sentarou’s mother had come back to raise him, but I think aunt and uncle works much better.
Ghosty: I’m still curious about Sentarou and Ritsuko’s religion thing, though it explained why Sentarou is “special”.
Martinman: My guess is that Sentarou embraced religion to try to get closer to his absent mom, and then he got Ritsuko into it. I don’t remember her family being religious, but that may have not just been shown.
Ghosty: Yeah, though she and Sentarou both wore those angel costumes
Ghosty: I like your theory. Kind of shows how much Ritsuko cares about him.
Ghosty: Speaking of Sentarou and religion…
Ghosty: He has the worst birthday ever.
Martinman: Indeed. He got royally screwed over.
Ghosty: “Hey, Ritsuko! Let’s go halfsies on drumsticks for Sentarou! We can kill two birds with one stone!”
Martinman: more like a total of 4 birds with one stone.
Ghosty: Kaoru gives the worst christmas gifts.
Martinman: Kaoru’s birthday present, Ritsuko’s birthday present, Kaoru’s Christmas present, adn Ristuko’s Cristmas present.
Ghosty: And all he got for Ritsuko was her first kiss. No return policy on that one.
Martinman: Heh, nope.
Martinman: And it was most likely an unwanted gift. Or at least unwanted from that source.
Ghosty: Hopefully, she will come around soon.
Ghosty: But hopefully not too soon.
Martinman: I’m sure she will eventually realize that Sentarou views her as another sister.
Ghosty: Yeah, although I’m interested to see how Junichi and Yurika get along.
Ghosty: I’m sure Sen is going to be heartbroken. ;___;
Martinman: This could cause a major rift between him and Jun. But you just can’t compete with dat voice.
Ghosty: Fuck, I didn’t even think about that one!
Ghosty: Jun and Sen need to stay bros! ;O;
Ghosty: Homies over hoes!
Martinman: My guess is that one of the guys will die by the end of the show, thus eliminating the love pentagon.
Martinman: Jun is gonna melt the panties of some chick, and her Yakuza boyfriend will kill him.
Martinman: Or American soldier boyfriend.
Ghosty: That voice leads to nothing but trouble u_u
Ghosty: Oh, do you know the song he sang?
Martinman: But Not For Me?
Ghosty: I noticed it was the title of the episode too.
Martinman: I do not think I have a recording of that one.
Ghosty: Is it a well known song?
Martinman: Wait, I think I have this one. Don’t judge me. <_<
Martinman: Thos Great American Songbook/Soulbook albums are actually really good.
Martinman: Here’s a Chet Baker version:
Ghosty: I like this one!
Ghosty: I like how all the youtube videos with songs from the show have it mentioned in the comments.
Ghosty: Obviously, people are liking the music. That’s good.
Martinman: Yes, Kids on the Slope could lead to a whole new generation of jazz fans. Which is exactly what the music needs.
Ghosty: It’s nice to have more jazz on my ipod that isn’t the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack.
Ghosty: or the Baccano OP
Ghosty: or the Phoenix Wright jazz album
Martinman: I have….actual jazz.
Ghosty: You should share some of that with me.
Martinman: It’s amazing…back in the 50′s PEOPLE RECORDED JAZZ.
Martinman: AND IT WAS AMAZING.
Martinman: Join the Jazz Heritage Society, they are having a $3 CD blowout sale. (www.jazzheritage.com)
Ghosty: Oh snap!
Ghosty: I wonder if we still have any of my dad’s records.
Ghosty: I’m sure most of them were given to his friends though.
Ghosty: Maybe all of them.
Martinman: Buy some CDs. Support the industry.
Ghosty: I think it was really nice to see Kaoru having fun at the gig, before they got shot down.
Martinman: Yes. The dude needed to loosen up.
Ghosty: He seems a lot happier playing jazz on a regular piano, rather than classical music on a grand piano.
Martinman: He sure did. That stiffling party atmosphere probably did not help any either.
Ghosty: I guess at home, he might feel judged or I guess his aunt just doesn’t like him playing at weird hours.
Ghosty: I’m also curious about him being the only male heir. <_<
Ghosty: I wonder if his father is a big business man or something?
Martinman: Must be. That would explain why he’s never around.
Ghosty: I have a horrible feeling that his dad might not come back T_T
Martinman: And on that sad note we will leave you until next week.
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