Your Homicidols Weekender #105

Happy Saturday! Does everybody get a chance to have something approaching an actual weekend? I ask because I increasingly don’t anymore, and it’s driving me crazy. Yeah, a change in my personal social prospects contributed, but the fact that I don’t have a prayer of spending a larger part of a blustery day like today working up savory foods and enjoying idol and stuff, not anymore, that sucks. Instead, it’s either a combination of chores and social obligations, or I legitimately just plain have to keep working.

My point is, enjoy this stuff while you have it. The Weekender ain’t all of it. Homicidols Dotcom isn’t all of it. Explore and go on fantastic journeys of discovery. Suck up other media. Let YouTube recommended things to you until you’re blue in the face. Oh, and of course play the Fun.

And wish me luck. I’m about to go fix a car thing that I’ve never had to fix before.

These Anecdotes Though

A new single (the first?!) from EMPIRE:

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Homicidols.com’s First Published Retractions Are for the Friday Fun #IncorrectIdolQuotes

What do you mean it’s Friday already!? There hasn’t even been an oshi graduation toda– oh, oh wait. Sorry, Brian.

ANYWAY, did you see my appearance on A-to-J’s podcast this week? Also, BiS League started! Let us look at your predictions?

In a fandom where half of us have no idea what our faves are talking about, it’s very easy for them to be misquoted on certain topics. Which means its also easy to make up fake quotes for shits and giggles and possibly confuse a bunch of people! Observe: Continue reading

The Last Two REGiNA KiSS Videos Demonstrate Why You Should Be Paying Attention

Okay, I think REGiNA KiSS is done with the IDOL SHREDDER promos now — it’s been almost a week since the last MV they put out — so let’s round back on the last two, which just so happen to be the best ones, and prove a lot of things but mostly just prove that you should be listening to this project because you’re ostensibly here because you like idols and loud music!

I’m actually sharing these in reverse chronology because that’s the best way to do a crescendo in this case. So first:

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Prepare for the Weekend and Change with Melon Batake a go go’s ‘Idol of the Wilderness’

This beauty popped up on Soundcloud like it was preordained. If you aren’t ready to smash Friday and go into your weekend like a BAMF, possibly while stroking the six-shooter in your hip holster while striding down a dusty Main Street in search of outlaws to bring to justice, I very literally cannot help you:

Never bring an idol to a gunfight, they said, but who the hell are they, and why wouldn’t I? You clearly need them and their music to set the scene!

Melon’s got a big line of shows next week. Gotta promote that final indie release!

It’s going to be so weird to have this in-every-sense-of-the-word-outstanding unit publishing on a major label. As long as it doesn’t mess with what Soze’s able to do with that incredible brain of hers, I’ll take it with cautious optimism.

Never Forget That Maison Book Girl’s Game Is Peak Game

In a way, it’s pretty appropriate that a sleep-themed music video from Maison Book Girl (who love Homicidols Dot Com as much as Team Homicidols Loves Them) would come out right as I wake up.

That was “Semai Monogatari” from Maison book girl’s upcoming album, Yume.

In a time full of general idol weirdness you can always count on MBG to bring something that’s both a pleasant break from everything else, while also being artsy enough to make you go “Hmmmm”.  I’m looking forward to hearing the deeper meanings and interpretations from certain fans because god knows I’m too dense to really think any deeper other than “Ooh, pretty!” Continue reading

That Time OYSM & Necroma Performed At a Mausoleum

The latest adventure in the USA with NECRONOMIDOL (This time accompanied by Oyasumi Hologram.) has come to a close! It’s always fun to take in the experience through the eyes of other fellow fans as these shows make their way across the tour, and get a new perspective of these events as other people see them. As circumstances would have it, Team Homicidols was unable to represent at this tour, mainly because real life is stupid and piles on it’s own commitments. Perhaps one day, idols will overthrow the wicked forces that run this world, oppressively placing demands upon us that distract from what’s really important, which is going to idol mass and paying proper respects to our deities.

Until that day happens, we thankfully have wonderful friends of Homicidols like Killer Cashew. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Cashew and Asto, his partner in crime, and they’re terrific people who deserve great experiences like this tour. I’m glad that they were able to enjoy the show, and I’m indebted to Mr. Cashew for taking time to contribute an account of the evening in his own words. Let’s read about the fine art and dark visions he witnessed! 

Hi, Killer Cashew here. Normally I’m a quiet follower of the Homicidol community, but due to circumstances, none of the usual contributors were able to attend the Oyasumi Hologam/NECRONOMIDOL leg of the crowdfunded world tour. I was asked if I wanted to share some details of my experience and so here we are…

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Let This I.D.And Fly LooM Build for You

Confession: I hadn’t listened to this over the couple of days since it dropped out of sheer cynicism, and then put it on and started to think, you know, chances are good that it’s just going to be a run-of-the-mill rock-like tune, no big deal, go ahead and Weekender it. That all takes a minute or two to arrange, though, and in that time, with a track playing in the background, you learn a lot more about that thing, don’t you?

You do. Give it time:

I mean, it’s not the most exciting thing that’s ever happened, but nor is everything but the most exciting thing, and I’ll happily put myself on record as being supportive of the way that the Blue Forest idols do their business (more than probably anybody else immediately outside of Japan, even), and I don’t have time to blog posts like I like to blog posts, so take the blogged posts that get blogged, all right! That break very subtly has like all of the things going on at once, and at such a low burn that you’d almost miss it if you hadn’t already tuned your brain to expect weirdness, which as an idol fan you no doubt do every time you hit play.

Also, the former Diamondollfy remains one of the most inexplicably named things I’ve ever seen, and Aglaia groove nomad.

Easycore Impressionism with Pure White Canvas

Doop-dee-doop, checking up on Soundcloud … Hello, what’s this?

I– There’s something familiar here, but I’m not sure what. Is there time? Today there is time! Let’s go on a journey together! Continue reading

Let’s Also Enjoy This Song from 143!

There still isn’t any time, and in fact this is being rapidly thrown together a good while before the time it will publish because there’s no time! But it’s a fun new song from 143, which qualifies as something worth blogging a post about all on its own, and also because there’s more context.

First, the song!

Here are your lyrics, because this is the timeline that we’re in now, it’s all Soundcloud and Twitter lyric sheets:

They also published lyrics for something that … well:

Now, for what it’s worth, I have no idea why these two songs, given the following context of the simultaneous release of the group’s first two singles, neither of which includes either of these tracks:

Idol is amazing.

Let’s Enjoy This NEO JAPONISM Song!

I miss time. It’s a nice thing to have! Lack of it keeps me from many things anymore. Thankfully, the gods invented things like YouTube and Soundcloud, so I don’t need all the time to keep up with everything, and can sometimes even do it on the go. Like, for instance, this very nice rock song from NEO JAPONISM, who you will recall do lots of nice rock songs in that inimitable way that only idols can. Let’s listen together!

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