Your Homicidols Weekender #57

Happy Saturday! I’m do

  • Vote on Best Of 2017 Ballot 1
  • Vote on Best Of 2017 Ballot 2
  • Play the Fun
  • Many of you took in NECRONOMIDOL last night, or have shows scheduled. May some god of not-evil protect us.

    You Can’t Tell Them What to Do

    Here’s an absolute shitload of Babyraids JAPAN talking about things:

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    Your Best of 2017 Ballot 2

    You can still vote on the first ballot for the other categories, too!

    Good morning, everybody! A lot of folks have voted on the first half of the ballot, and this half is the one that’s actually the most loaded with big awards. In a few cases, you’ll need to put your thinking caps on, questioning whether your personal fandom or what you know to be true is the greater priority. I’ll tell you, the results so far? People might be surprised, and in a pleasant oh-how-interesting-I-would-not-have-expected-that way.

    If this is your first entree into the Best Of process, I’m asking for your contact info so that I can send you the randomly drawn prize, which will be randomly drawn on Sunday! Also, a brief satisfaction survey at the end.

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    So This Is the Ghost Party at Christmas Night, Then

    Thank you, well-named Twitter friend @GodMars, for bringing The LunaBell back into our lives, where the Artist Otherwise Known as Suzu Hinata, uh …

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    Here’s Why You’ll Melt More! Should Always Be High in Your Heart

    When you’re basically living media figures* the way that You’ll Melt More! is, you don’t let the usual pre-during-post-release schedule for your albums and whatnot dictate what you’re going to do to promote the thing — you do what you want, because you can, and it’s going to work.

    Take for example!

    It’s so stupid fun. Imagine being in the pitch meeting for this MV: Continue reading

    AIBECK’s Latest Is Sufficiently Loud

    Hey, it’s time for more AIBECK! This is another one that’s actually been out for a few days, and shame on me for putting other priorities first for the week.

    This is a good song, though! It continues AIBECK’s up-and-down approach to loudness, and is likewise from the IDOL COUNTER ATTACK party, now just a week away. WHERE HAS THE YEAR GONE?

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    You Should Download These Songs

    What a treat! In addition to my nigh-week-long sojourn in the perpetual throes of Day Job nearing its merciful end, there are two great idol projects with completely free(!) new(ish!!) downloads(!!!) to snag and enjoy like the absurd indulgences that they are.

    First up! Yanakoto Sotto Mute, whose one-man the other day was probably a completely epochal occurrence that I, of course, did not attend on account of being tied not just to the United States, but the National Capital Region because boring reasons. Nonetheless, the echoes show … you know? I think it’d be keen if one of you guys scored a bunch of holographic technology, and also really high-end streaming equipment, and just streamed my favorite lives to the comfort of my living room, a life-sized Nadeshiko in among the detritus of a life spent doing little of what it’d like to be doing.

    Oh yeah, the song:

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    Your Best of 2017 Ballot 1

    Changed the format of the ballot a little bit, guys, because the results were reporting weirdly and I don’t need it to be any more confusing; everything submitted so far is fine, but you can vote again if it makes you more comfortable, and I’ll honor the second

    Hello team! I’m hellaciously busy with Day Job this week, but I’m still tremendously sorry for not starting the voting process for the Best of 2017 until now. Rather than do the three-step routine like we did last year, I’m condensing it down to two ballots over four days, the better to get this wrapped up and winners announced while still on the right timetable.

    You guys did a great job of breaking down the very best in loud idol in 2017 — I spent half of the year complaining that it was a lame year compared to 2016, and here we are nonetheless with a really great group of nominees, with some pleasant surprises and (ahem) a couple of interjections by yours truly to make it a little more interesting (and also to have a fuller EP category).

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    Please Do Continue with What You’re Doing, Cheeky Parade

    I still don’t have a whole lot of time to expound on the absolute mysteries of the universe (or idol, whichevs), but I’ve been sitting on this kicking little number for a couple of days and was starting to get concerned for the world that it wasn’t popping up in the usual chatterboxes.

    So — Cheeky Parade continue their upward swing toward being way cooler than I ever expected them to be:

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    Pre-tales from the BURST GIRLS Debut

    The post-Guso project calling itself BURST GIRL/S (I can’t get the nomenclature right) is hurtling, dare I say barreling toward its debut, and they’ve been making details known for the last little while. Why do I bring this up now? Because I can and I’m amused, and I want to have more of their tag in my library prior to the actual debut because SEO, bitches!

    Anyway! Their Jan. 7 debut show is like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, minus the important-but-heavy-handed racial commentary and sheer magnetism of Sidney Poitier, and in fact nothing like that classic film at all save for my desire to use the title as a device!

    That’s a pretty good lineup! Also, what an honor for BBTS and Candye Syrup; it’s not quite stepping up onto a ZEPP stage, but you could ask for much worse exposure to the people who are mostly likely to be your #Fans4Evar. That’s going to be a very loud show! Continue reading

    Let’s Crowdfund Some Stuff

    Did you know that Bitcoin, which is not actually money but nonetheless something that people have invested in, and which has skyrocketed in value faster than a Dutch tulip over the past couple of months (in particular), is currently continuing to skyrocket in value because it’s open to futures trading for the first time, and capitalism loves wild speculation even more than I do?

    I bring this up not because I’m encouraging anybody to put money into cryptocurrencies (I am not!), but because you could use the money that you aren’t throwing into the void to fund some worthwhile idol-associated projects that will leave us, the fans, as the greatest beneficiaries after all.

    First up! I mentioned the boans project a couple of weeks ago, and it still needs some cash:

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