Martin-sensei’s Guide to Jazz: Sakamichi no Apollon Episode 5
There were no jam sessions this episode, so Martinman and I get to talk about the plot!
Martinman: Ok, so episode 5
Martinman: I thought it was pretty good, but there was a distinct lack of jazz.
Ghosty: What? Did you think this was an anime about jazz or something?
Martinman: Yeah, silly me.
Ghosty: I’m sure we’ll get a super cool jazz session next week
Martinman: We’d better.
Ghosty: At least we got some sort of jazz related thing in there.
Ghosty: I’m curious about Kaoru’s mother’s singing.
Martinman: She and Kaoru’s dad probably had hot jazz sex. If there is such a thing.
Ghosty: I’m sure there is Rule 34 of it somewhere.
Martinman: I googled it.
Martinman: Got nothing.
Ghosty: Does she work at a brothel?
Martinman: I think it was a hostess club.
Ghosty: Yeah, probably
Martinman: His mom is obviously a slut.
Ghosty: I think they just went next door to eat or something.
Martinman: She was totally hitting on Sen.
Martinman: Every girl is a slut in this show.
Ghosty: Speaking of sluts…
Ghosty: I mean
Ghosty: Yurika is definitely hitting it off with Jun, in more ways than one.
Ghosty: Her mail was totally in that mail slot.
Martinman: That must have been why Kaoru hid it.
Martinman: That would make a lot of sense.
Ghosty: I’m surprised that Kaoru was pretty quick to notice that.
Martinman: So do you think they ran away together?
Ghosty: I’d say so.
Martinman: That would make sense, but I thought Sentarou would have noticed her not being at school.
Ghosty: She might be wealthy enough to afford a vacation.
Ghosty: I think they were on break.
Martinman: In any case, that scene with Kaoru and Sentarou getting druink was hilarious.
Martinman: Those guys were lucky that alcohol is allowed in their dorms.
Ghosty: I have a feeling they left more out of the show. I’d have to read the manga chapter later.
Martinman: There was probably a ton of drunk rambling.
Ghosty: Maybe a gay kiss
Ghosty: maybe though
Martinman: I would not be surprised at a gay kiss. Or buttsex. That awkward first time in yaoi that is halfway between consent and rape.
Martinman: And tons of whatever else people do when they are drunk.
Ghosty: Play video games and yell at each other?
Martinman: I just kind of sit around when I’m drunk.
Martinman: And maybe try to play video games, and wonder why I can’t do anything.
Ghosty: I just… giggle…
Ghosty: a lot
Martinman: I tend to talk nonstop if I am actually with people.
Ghosty: My boyfriend is the same way.
Ghosty: But it’s really annoying.
Martinman:Speaking of annoying, Sentarou was about to get some good info from his sister, until the brothers showed up;.
Ghosty: Oh yeah!
Ghosty: Prolonging the drama
Martinman: I really liked that whole scene with the tin cans.
Ghosty: Me too
Martinman: That was a unique way of doing things.
Ghosty: it really added a nice touch, given the setting.
Ghosty: Sachiko is really cute too.
Martinman: Poor Kaoru though. ;(
Ghosty: ;___; I know!
Martinman: Poor guy was depressed for a month. Or something.
Ghosty: I’m glad that Ritsuko doesn’t hate him though. She cares!
Ghosty: I wasn’t expecting Kaoru’s dad to show up so soon
Martinman: Yeah, although he hasn’t really done…anything other than get Karou his mom’s address.
Martinman: He may just be visiting for a brief period.
Ghosty: Yeah, maybe for like a week.
Ghosty: Mariko is as nosy and annoying as ever.
Ghosty: I kind of hope she doesn’t show up again for a long time, or at all <_<
Martinman: She kind of reminds me of that annoying blond girl from Utena.
Martinman: Same snootyness and is annoying.
Ghosty: The one that had a lesbo crush on Utena?
Martinman: No, the redhead dude’s sister.
Martinman: Touga’s sister, IIRC.
Martinman: So what else happened in this episode?
Martinman: I think we got everything.
Ghosty: Frozen tangerines
Ghosty: Maruo being a nerd
Martinman: Train nerds. The worst kind.
Ghosty: And if it weren’t for him, Sentarou wouldn’t have been able to tag along.
Ghosty: Which is a bad habit of his.
Martinman: I thought the ‘Blue Trane” thing was kind of funny since Blue Train is an awesome John Coltrane Album/Song.
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Ghosty: I know this song
Martinman: Blue Train was one of the first jazz albums I got.
Martinman: It is still one of my favorites.
Ghosty: Wasn’t this song in an episode of the Simpsons?
Martinman: I have no idea.
Ghosty: I’ll just say yes.
Ghosty: Any predictions for the next episode?
Martinman: Hmmm….I bet something about Jun/Yurika will be revealed.
Ghosty: Most likely
Martinman: I think that will be the main event and conflict. I’m also hoping for some good jamming.
Ghosty: They’ll probably hold off on Kaoru/Ritsuko for a bit
Ghosty: I really hope for that too
Martinman: Sentarou will find out about Yurika and Jun, and then he will get all depressed, and then Kaoru and Ritsuko will have to try to get him undepressed.
Ghosty: I wonder if Sentarou will get angry about it.
Ghosty: But I wonder who he would be angry at?
Ghosty: He respects Jun a lot, so idk if he would get into a fist fight with him… and hitting a woman is out of the question.
Martinman: IT WASN’T HIM WHO WAS WRONG, IT WAS THE WORLD.
Ghosty: Anything to say about Lullaby of Birdland?
Martinman: Yes, actually. It’s another vocal song, obviously, since Karou bought the record for his mother to sing along with.
Martinman: Here’s the Sarah Vaughn version:
Martinman: Birdland was a famous jazz club in New York City.
Martinman: Wikipedia says that is is still open, actually.
Martinman: It was named after Charlie Parker, who’s nickname was “Bird”.
Ghosty: It sounds like an interesting place.
Martinman: The original version of the song was written by George Shearing, but I thought it would be apropos to play the Vaughn version considering the name of Sentarou’s bird.
Ghosty: I figured. I’m sure Sentarou gets his panties wet when he hears her voice.
Martinman: Most likely. I don’t find her voice that attractive TBH, but I don’t like many jazz vocalists.
Ghosty: Even male vocalists?
Martinman: Indeed. I really cannot stand scat singing, which is when the vocalist sings a solo made up of nonsense words.
Ghosty: Oh, I can imagine.
Martinman: Chet Baker was a vocalist in addition to his trumpet playing that you heard a week or two ago.
Martinman: Yeah, that was him singing My Funny Valentine.
Ghosty: Hey, I know that song!
Ghosty: Thanks to Cowboy Bebop.
Martinman: Didn’t I link that song last time?
Martinman: Maybe not.
Ghosty: I don’t remember
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