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Star Wars: The Clone Wars retires in favor of new series, Star Wars: Rebels
Join the methodical and intrepid Erasmus Drake of Scotland Yard, and the irrepressible, unsinkable Dr. “Sparky” L. McTrowell, airship pilot and adventurer in steampunk stories of mystery and intrigue in a London that never was!
We found a Doctor Who filk video this time. It’s done by Not-Literally Productions, featuring an equally amazing Matt Smith lookalike in the person of Matt Elliott.
Not Literally Productions is a performing group that produces nerd parody music and comedy sketches based in a variety of fandoms. Ginny and Dana write the material, sing the music, perform in the videos, and handle the web content and marketing. Erik does all the filming, directing, video editing, and visual FX.
Listen for ThroughTimeon Krypton Radio! And watch the video too, it’s really top notch. Enjoy.
Check out the amazing Matt Elliott (Eleventh Doctor Lookalike) on the web!
This amazing and fun Lord of the Rings fan filk is actually an award winning video was uploaded to YouTube in 2007.
An ORC convention award-winning Lord of the Rings themed parody of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time, this filk touches on the relationships between your favorite Hobbits with a little bit about The Precious from Gollum’s perspective.
It’s from 2007. Uhhh. We know. It’s not new. But it’s new to us, and we’re betting you haven’t seen it. It certainly predates the genesis of Krypton Radio itself by two years.
But we love this, just the same, and the song has now found new life as part of the regular Krypton Radio play list.
Chris Hadfield is one lucky guy. If you can call unyieldingly and unfailingly shaping your own destiny every day of your life being “lucky”. Today’s offering is one the now famous Canadian-born astronaut and International Space Station commander. He performs “Moondance” with the Chieftains via a live video link from the space station’s observation dome, called the “cupola”, offering one of the most amazing views any human could ever hope to see – the Earth, from space.
Team Unicorn smashes their way back onto the music scene alongside Stage 5 TV with their first original song “For The Win!”, bringing together a nerd army to destroy evil in a post-apocalyptic world while promoting truth, justice and the Unicorn way.
This is their second appearance on Krypton Radio, and we look forward to more. And yes, you can hear this tune on Krypton Radio!
Still in furry mode from yesterday’s (L)oud (E)lectronic (F)urry, we present this truly exquisite animated short subject called “A Fox Tale”. In it, two brothers hunt a lithe fox that is more than she seems.
What you’re about to see is as good as anything we’ve seen from Pixar or Disney, and better than some of the stuff they’ve done. The character designs are perfect. The animation is perfect, each individual one has its own unique style of movement, and the kitsune (“fox spirit”) character is quickly recognizable in both her human and vulpine forms just from the way she moves. “A Fox Tale” is an artistic achievement of the highest caliber.
A Fox Tale is inspired by a Chinese legend. “As in Chinese tales, the fox’s spirit who has nine tails has magic power to create illusions for instance,” Chao ma explains on his blog. “Nine tails are a challenge for animation because it has to be beautiful, magic with nice curves.” The fox in this short subject hasn’t got nine tails, but the expression of them in the character is certainly there in the way she moves and in her personality.
“I didn’t want to just realize a fight movie. I choose the fox girl as an important character in the story,” says Chao Ma. “She is very beautiful, clever with a very special sensuality. Her movements are graceful but she is also a fox. We also should see her animal side.
We’re cool enough to admit we have some members of our staff who are proud members of the furry community, so when this fur laden music video was tossed on the editor’s desk for consideration, we thought it would be a great V.O.D!
Krypton Radio Video Of the Day!, features videos from around the web that pertain to our twisted interests and goals. Video’s may contain material that might not be suitable for all ages, and parental guidance is advised. The staff of Krypton Radio make every effort to post videos relevant to the fandoms we represent, and always tries to make sure the videos are family friendly whenever possible. We also sometimes get shipwrecked and comatose, while drinking fresh mango juice with goldfish shoals, nibbling at our toes; while having fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun, fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.
“Lost Painting” from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Arranged, Performed & Produced by Diwa de Leon Composed by Michiru Yamane
with “Vampire Killer” interlude
My ultimate favorite soundtrack from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from the original Playstation. It evokes mystery, excitement, and an adventure of epic proportions. This arrangement also has a surprise “cameo music” at the middle of the song.
This is part of my “Hegalong Project”. The hegalong is a two-stringed guitar/boatlute that is native in the Philippines.
Diwa de Leon is a professional composer, arranger, ethnic instrumentalist, violinist, sound designer, recording artist, music teacher and all-around musician. He has worked with Joey Ayala, Grace Nono, Cooky Chua, Shaina Magdayao, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Cynthia Alexander, Noel Cabangon, Bo Razon, Coke Bolipata, The Dawn, Dulaang UP and UP Concert Chorus to name a few.
He finished his Bachelor of Music degree, Major in Composition and Minor in Violin at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City under the tutelage of Dr. Ramon Santos, Josefino Toledo, Christine Muyco and Jonas Baes. He is also the valedictorian of Philippine High School for the Arts batch 1997 where he majored in Visual Arts.
In 1997, he and four highschool buddies co-founded Makiling, a world music band. They have been playing music locally and abroad since 1997. They have released 2 albums to date and an upcoming 3rd album in 2008.
In 2001, he was chosen to represent the Philippines at the ASEAN Youth Art Camp which was held in Kuala Lumpur and Pasir Salak in Malaysia.
As a composer and arranger, he is currently busy with freelance music work doing music projects for various clients, and the construction of his personal recording studio. He is also the main composer and arranger for most of Makiling’s songs.
As a violinist, Diwa has been performing with Makiling for 11 years to date. He also performs solo used to hold private violin lessons during weekends.
In 2007, he formed www.diwadeleon.com, a website to promote his services. He provides audio and music services such as composition, song/jingle writing, music scoring, and musical arranging for production companies on stage, television and film.
His most recent major works include the official theme music for Survivor Philippines GMA, the film score for indie films such as “Si Baning Si Maymay at ang Asong si Bobo”, “24K” by Ana Agabin and “Handumanan” by Seymour Sanchez, “5 Minutes” by Shandii Bacolod, “Himpapawid” by Raymond Red, “Kolorete” by Ruelo Lozendo, the musical “Ang Kiri” as commissioned by Dulaang UP, and numerous songs and pieces from Makiling’s upcoming 3rd album, Malakas at Maganda.
In 2008, he won the Cinema One Originals “Best Music Score” award for his work on the film “Kolorete” directed by Ruelo Lozendo.
In 2009, he was commissioned by Dulaang UP to arrange the classic sarsuela “Ang Kiri” with a reinvented style that suits the modern crowd. The play got standing ovations with a jampacked crowd. He also got nominated for “Best Original Music” at the 2009 Gawad Urian for his work at “Kolorete”, and a Cinema One Originals “Best Music” nomination for his work in “Si Baning Si Maymay at ang Asong si Bobo”.
For 2010, his projects include original songs for “Emir” a musical film directed by Chito Rono, ambiance music for the new Hotel H2O Manila, and arrangements for singer Jonathan Badon’s upcoming album. He also begin his dream solo project called the “Hegalong Project ” that focuses on the hegalong instrument fused with electronic music. He was also worked on his first Filipino mainstream film music score with “Mamarazzi” produced by Regal Films.
Diwa comes from a highly musical family, his grandfather Felipe Padilla de Leon, Sr. is a National Artist for Music. He is now on a quest to create his best music composition yet.
Because really, who is more Les Miserables than Gollum?
This wonderful rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables comes courtesy of James Walters, who has posted precisely one video on YouTube: this one. It’s such a skillful work and so exactly spot on that we had to make his singing impression of poor Smeagol our video of the day.
This is not the original voice actor that plays Gollum in the films. That’s Andy Serkis. But if Mr. Serkis ever gets laryngitis, they can call this guy.
If you’re not listening to Krypton Radio yet, you should be. This song is now in our regular play list.