[Note: this is a repost from our old blog circa spring 2010]
Disko Warp Presents Anime Love Hardcore / Interview with Diana Garnett
I’ve just finished up the final production on our upcoming CD “Disko Warp Presents Anime Love Hardcore”! It’s 10 tracks of anime song covers done in hi-nrg/happy hardcore/eurobeat style! This will be our first proper CD release and we are debuting it at Sakuracon, April 2-4th in Seattle, WA! After that it will be available on our webshop (diskowarp.bigcartel.com). We’ll post in all the usual places once it’s available for sale.
I decided to interview the vocalists that are featured on the album so you can get to know a little bit about them, starting with the talented Diana Garnett, who seems to know a lot of anime I’ve never heard of… (not surprising, really)
Pete: How did you get started singing?
Diana: I’m pretty sure that since I’ve figured out how to get squeaky, vaguely melodic noises to come out of my face, I’ve been singing. In seriousness, my family is pretty musical and that probably had a big influence on me. They also had me watch Star Blazers (Yamato) as an infant. I’m pretty sure this is all a giant conspiracy on their part.
Do you have any karaoke standards?
It changes all the time (I go like, two or three times a week) but I pretty consistently sing ‘Sobakasu’, ‘Nandodemo’ by Dreams come True, and ‘Pop Star’ by Hirai ken. Convention karaoke is an entirely different deal though. My norms would definitely be ‘Groovy’ (Card Captor Sakura) and End of the World (from Stellvia – by Angela.)
Tell us some of your favorite anime - both current and classic.
AUUUGBBGF, I see you there, askin’ the hardball questions. Fine. I watch and like pretty much everything, although I lean heavily towards shounen/seinen series. Currently I’m pretty addicted to sports anime (Ookiku Furikabutte (‘Big Windup’ in US) has been a recent staple.) Currently I’m following Fairy Tail and Durarara, but I also like Last Exile and Mushishi types. For classic I’d have to pimp my love of Gundam, Romeo’s Blue Skies, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Rantaro (Nintama), and oh snap, Slam Dunk (+ every Ghibli and Matsumoto in existence ever.)
I have to say these days I’m more of a manga person though. (`･ω･´)
How would you assess your skill level at Dance Dance Revolution?
Just average. I play on hard mode for most songs I guess.
What other conventions have you been to besides Sakuracon in WA?
I frequent mostly the East Coast conventions around my hometown of D.C. You will almost have definitely spotted me at Otakon, Katsucon, Anime USA, and Nekocon at some point in the last ten years, most likely haunting the karaoke room X3
I’ve also been to Summer Comiket in Tokyo. That was interesting. I want to attend ‘JumpFesta!’ sometime X3
I’ve attended these conventions myself and I’ve seen what goes on there – tell me about a cosplay you’ve seen that has scarred you, emotionally.
DDDDDDD: I have seen Man-Faye in the flesh. So very, very much flesh.
Do you have any stalkers yet?
Oh probably. I’m pretty oblivious about that stuff. Either that or they’re just really good at it.
……Or I don’t have any XD.
You do realize that Disko Warp fans reach an insanely devoted level of fandom – how are you mentally preparing to deal with this?
Do I get my own battalion? I’d like that. OwO
Any messages for Disko Warp fans?
Thanks for supporting Disko Warp and I really hope you enjoy the CD as much as I enjoyed singing some of my favorite songs X3
I’m super happy I was able to be part of this project and I hope to see you in the future!