Ballet Mécanique
Giant robots, and the people within.

Jami Carignan and Calvin Hansen

Jami and Calvin dive deep into the beauty, tragedy, self-affirmation, and heartbreak experienced through giant robots, and the people within.

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 14: Eureka Seven (Memento Mori / Keep On Movin’)

Learning to knock on doors, one at a time. The Nirvash is trying to digivolve. Gekkostate is all outta blood. Ray deserved better than she got, someone’s gotta say it sometime ’cause it’s true. Remember when Dominic went to Bell Forest? Renton and Eureka start a cleaning craze and it makes Moondoggie do a hollar. Talho hit ’em with the info dump. Dominic can’t deal with these Grandpa Emotions.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Kamelot – Memento Mori
  • Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 13: Eureka Seven (Morning Glory / Helter Skelter)

Eureka is really trying to get to Renton. Also, what’s love? Eureka is outta here. whoops Renton’s back. Holland didn’t actually learn anything and is still an asshole. Big Crying Mood. Some real Splinter Cell shit.Holland is sniffin’ some smells.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Oasis – Morning Glory
  • The Beatles – Helter Skelter

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 12: Eureka Seven (Paradise Lost / World’s End Garden)

Holland is kinda out of it. Eureka cosplays as Renton for a while. Renton tries out some new words. Charles and his dad stench. Ray drops a pie. Will is a very good boy, perhaps one of the best. Renton learns about sustainable living.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Paradise Lost
  • Gnomusy – World’s End Garden

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 11: Eureka Seven (Crackpot / Differentia)

Gidget just wants a friend. Renton wanders the roads. Hap shits butt-naked, good for him. Renton wakes up in a rave, which is ruined by muddy bass. Eureka gets a cute hat. Renton gets adopted by The Beams, and learns about the power of the robo skirt. Hilda’s gotta sneak around her own home like like the Big Boss she is. Renton fucks up real bad, but maybe learns something.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Plastikman – Krakpot
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Differentia

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 10: Eureka Seven (Substance Abuse / Runaway)

Eureka is still encased in goop. Holland is still being an asshole. Some shit goes down, Renton comes to some realizations, and confides in chips. Matthieu tries to comfort him with big underwear. Talho is a SAINT. Eureka is free from the goop, and yet changed by the goop. The deep foreshadowing of Moondoggie’s Eva bag.

Hosts:

Music:

  • F.U.S.E. – Substance Abuse
  • Quadra – Get It By Your Hands
  • Nuyorican Soul – Runaway (MAW Classic House Mix)

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 9: Eureka Seven (Ill Communication / Acperience 2)

Renton is pissing on the scubs, and getting them very dirty. A new grandpa appears and is not happy about it. Put on the cute digger suit. Hilda is not messing around when it comes to bread thieves. Whoops, grandpa hijacked a robot. Eureka is not doing a well in a way that’s VERY relatable. Also, her robot car drives her to a glowing pink goop rock. Once again, into the Zone.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
  • Hardfloor – Acperience 2

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 8: Eureka Seven (Opposite View / Sky Rock Gate)

Going into some deep dark spooky caves. Moondoggy and Gidget get a little too spicy for Renton. Hey, how come LFOs are people-shaped? That chomp is a LITTLE bit horny. Renton eats three pizzas and catches the Itis. A ghost house, like from JoJo’s. Fishing for skyfish, and harvesting their corpses for parts. What’s Autumn? Hilda is still The Absolute Best. Brand new Socks Tech. ~ The Boner Shot ~

Hosts:

Music:

  • Del Amitri – Opposite View
  • Lord RAJA – Koi Fish

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 7: Eureka Seven (The Beginning / Memory Band / Human Behavior)

Anemone, bound in eyeballs. Dominic, a dork with a silly backpack. Renton, with headcanons about his fingers. Renton drives the thing. Hey, again, what the fuck is a Coralian? Stoner is off them shits. ILLEGAL COUNTER-CULTURE MAGAZINE. Who does the layout for ray=out? Tryna get a Puncha Nut. Old dudes doing old dude shit. Paddy Wagon.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Derrick May – The Beginning
  • HOME MADE Kazoku – Shounen Heart
  • Asami Izawa – Fly Away
  • Björk – Human Behavior

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 6: Eureka Seven (Into the Nature / Acperience 1)

Shit getting real haunts Gekkostate like a ghost. Anemone loves jam. Matthieu makes some interesting condiment choices. What the hell’s a Coralian? Kute-class without the “e”. Anemone is revealed as a bullet hell boss. “Bascude Crisis”, by Heart. Trippy shit occurs. A twist on “Women in Refrigerators”.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Hardfloor – Into the Nature
  • Hardfloor – Acperience 1

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Ballet Mécanique Episode 5: Eureka Seven (Paper Moon Shine / Higher Than the Sun)

Shit is now getting real. Renton gets DECKED, but this time it’s not his fault. Grandma, are you an anarchist? How could a girl be a military dog? LOT’S of dark flashbacks. Nirvash ain’t talkin’. Renton’s First Space Boner. Chairman Moondoggie.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Ella Fitzgerald – It’s Only A Paper Moon
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun

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