A tinch about me: When I was in college, I involved myself with adventure. It was a conscious decision because, tho I am a naturally curious and whimsical being... I do tend to be a certain kind of cautious. I could explain that further but, we'd be traversing book territory and, well, I'm not ready for that kind of writing today.
The reason I even opened the box of remember-when is because last night, my journey through sound took a turn down an old forgotten path when I saw the words "Princess Mononoke". It had been so long since those words had been presented to me that at first I didn't know how to read them (Princess Mono...no... oooooooh wow...). Its Princess Mono-no-kay.
See, there was this time that a friend and I decided to take our 2 piece indie-dreamy-rockish band on a road trip from D.C. 👉🏼 Key West, Fla. I'm not even sure we played any shows... but, adventure we certainly did have😬. Almost immediately upon arrival in KW, we were engulfed in the world of "Princess Mononoke" (rather than Jimmy Buffet's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" which would be too cliche, obv).
Our friend's obsession with this piece of historical fantasy animé and its magnificent score by Mr. Joe Hisaishi, became a dramatic and unique backdrop to our visit. An interesting soundtrack through which to encounter the Parrot-heads of "Margharita-ville" and upon nightfall, the island's glamorous army of drag queens. This score did indeed add to the gothish poetry of the hanging Spanish moss, tropical beaches, ancient/cracking grave yards and all those haunted houses.
You'll see 🤓.
(Princess) Skip to this...
The tale of Princess Mononoke is one of humanity vs. nature and involves : cursed monsters, ambition, a selfless hero, and vengeful gods. However, there is not a typical villain; instead portraying darkness and hate as it manifests in everyone.