Aug. 13, 2021

How Binging Anime Was a Great Distraction From Dealing with a Mystery Illness with Christina Aldahondo of the Tied Up Quartet - Pensacola FL

How Binging Anime Was a Great Distraction From Dealing with a Mystery Illness with Christina Aldahondo of the Tied Up Quartet - Pensacola FL

Join Christian Jones and Regan Bell with their guest Christina Aldahondo as they chat about the colorful world of Anime and its influence across many generations. Christina Aldahondo is a public school orchestra teacher and instructor for the Emerald Coa...


Join Christian Jones and Regan Bell with their guest Christina Aldahondo as they chat about the colorful world of Anime and its influence across many generations. Christina Aldahondo is a public school orchestra teacher and instructor for the Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra. She is also a wedding and event musician and the electric violist for the White Tie Rock Ensemble. About eight years ago, Christina began to suffer from a mysterious illness, which has not been identified even until now. Today, she shares with us how watching anime helped her during a very unsettling time in her life and how it eventually became her ultimate happiness. There’s a lot to take away from this episode, so make sure to tune in and enjoy the show!

About Christina Aldahondo:

Despite being born in Japan, Christina only stayed there for a year before moving to Tennessee. Nowadays, Christina Aldahondo serves as a K-12 certified music instructor at Ferry Pass Middle School and West Florida High School. She also performs regularly with the White Tie Rock Ensemble, Tied Up Quartet, and Infinity Musicians, specializing in arranging anime themes. For Extended Show Notes Go To: www.fantasticpeoplepod.com Outline of the Episode:

  • [03:19] Christina’s life growing up as a Navy Base Kid
  • [05:14] How playing alongside Kygo was the coolest thing she has ever done
  • [09:34] The problem with recommending Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • [10:34] What about Anime that drew Christina in and her first experience with it
  • [12:57] How speed options in video streaming services were game-changers
  • [15:06] Why getting into Anime can be so daunting for a binge-watcher
  • [17:48] What she appreciates about Anime as an adult but didn’t as a kid
  • [21:46] Her top three Anime of all time and why Clannad is a close third
  • [25:33] How Anime helped Christina get through her mysterious illness.
  • [29:09] Why Slice of Life is her favorite Anime genre and her problem with Shounen
  • [33:04] How Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the Anime that everyone should watch
  • [35:22] Christina’s thoughts on Anime music and its popularity
  • [38:37] Gatekeeping and why the “Subs vs. Dubs” argument among Anime fans is silly
  • [45:54] What does the future of Anime look like for Christina
  • [51:07] How the Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra began and what they do now
  • [56:00] Her experience playing with the White Tie Rock Ensemble

 

Resources

White Tie Rock Ensemble: https://www.whitetierockensemble.com/

Infinity Musicians: https://www.infinitymusicians.com/

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Christina Aldahondo

Despite being born in Japan, Christina only stayed there for a year before moving to Tennessee. Nowadays, Christina Aldahondo serves as a K-12 certified music instructor at Ferry Pass Middle School and West Florida High School. She also performs regularly with the White Tie Rock Ensemble, Tied Up Quartet, and Infinity Musicians, specializing in arranging anime themes.