Inside the Homicidol Mind: This Pikarin Interview Has the Best Title Ever

It’s slow out there, gang; there isn’t even all that much live stuff happening. It’ll pick up again soon! In the meantime, I happen to share the belief that downtime is the best time, because it’s when you can dive deeper into subject matter than you’d usually have time to, and so I’ve been looking […]

The B-side Is the Best Side: BiSH’s ‘NO THANK YOU’

I’ve extolled the virtues of B-sides before, and the reasons why are pretty simple: While the A-side of any single is the big seller, the accompanying track/s will, by nature, be something either a little bit different (to show a different look) or there to please the fans, or even an early version of a […]

Yufu Terashima Is Going To Get Us Inside Area 51…

Y’know, we talk about about Yufu Terashima quite often amongst ourselves on the twitters, but I did a quick check and to the best of my knowledge, we’ve never posted anything specifically about her on this blog. I mean yeah, she was a member of that iconic group that pretty much gave birth to the […]

The Monday Match Game asks: Do you work best solo or in a team?

Hey, it’s the return of the perennial favourite, the Monday Match Game, where we basically say “oooh these idol related things have similar names, isn’t that funny?”  To which the answer is “absolutely and I prefer this one!”  This week we have Shachi & Shachi, who are not a global advertising agency but a journeywoman […]

It’s the Flip Side of ZOC

First, disclosure: ZOC’s official Twitter gave me a full-on heart attack the other day when I was idly just trying to clear out the notifications and I saw … a blog post from Seiko without context! DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNN. But naw, it was nothing, no graduation announcement or a “that was fun, what next” or […]

The Very Best Shoes for Hard Idoling

There are four basic categories of hardol footwear, but which is right for you and your style of idoling? To burn those calories most effectively you need to sport the right gear, so today we’ll start our head-to-toe series covering idol workout essentials with the feet.  It’s gotta be the shoes!  Let’s start with the […]

The Team Homicidols Best of 2018

Aw, come on Maniac, you can’t possibly make me write my own Best-Of List when my opinions are about as relevant as Peter Andre’s bathwater? Oh, fine. So, what would the best list look like if I took complete control over Best Of? Probably something like this: /record scratch Hold on! Kerrie, I love and […]

Your Homicidols Best of 2018

Wrapping up the year’s best always comes with a strong exhalation. Relief. It’s a lot of work to get all of the gears moving, and I’m really just an administrator in the whole thing — poor Kerrie, for instance, even in prior years when she was “just” handling the art and stuff, really has the […]

Best of 2018 Ballot #3

Voting’s totes closed, amigos. Thanks for playing! We’re on a record-shattering pace for total votes this year, gang, and thank you so much for being part of this. The Homicidols Best Ofs aren’t meant to be the Awards That Maniac Wants to Give, or even Gee What Does Team Like; they are and always have […]

Best of 2018 Ballot #2

The only ballot still open is #3! Second ballot, team, taking us to about the 2/3 point. There were some tough choices and even individual disappointments in the first set, so guess what lies ahead! This is a good group of stuff, though, and what I think some people took to be omissions earlier will […]