Now that they’ve officially debuted, one could forgive Marionet for going into the usual routine of doing lots of gigs and even performing new songs but not really putting things out into the digital world for broader distribution, seeing as how the crux of idol always falls to the live experience. But no! There’s yet another new song, and it is good and it makes me feel like, of all the good new things moving around in idol these days, this one might have some staying power.
Just a nice, mature song. And, as I mentioned, they debuted the other day; here’s a live clip, even:
I am a man of varied, but simple, tastes. I like savory foods and funny movies and boozy drinks and contact sports and loud music. I like most of these things best when I’m the one doing them, save for the loud music part, as I am not blessed with such skills; instead, I like when loud music is performed in unique and interesting ways, like by Japanese girls screaming into microphones. Hence, this whole idol business, and this whole Homicidols thing. For almost two years did I delve deeply into idol, chika and otherwise, discovering and sharing and thinking and celebrating, before putting HTML to Internet. I thought I knew all there was and would be.
There were idols of all shapes and sizes, of all genres and styles. Some did great, others less so. Some seemed to even transcend ideals, as they blended and offended elements until they had a thing that was all their own. And still, there were holes! The most notable, for me, was industrial. Yes, I spent a long stretch of time declaring for the world to know that an industrial idol, even a reasonable facsimile of the same, was my Most Wanted, my white whale. If I could have that, I could consider the loudol circle closed.
And then GARUDA, the ball of dangerous creativity otherwise known as Yuffie, answered the bell. Her first real-deal single has been available for purchase for a hot minute, and now we get the real-deal MV for it: Continue reading →
The title says it all! If you’re within a three-hour drive of New York City or a … 34-hour drive of Philadelphia, and you’re somehow still on the fence about going to see Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL and a host of support acts between today and tomorrow, then friend, I will help. As they say in the world of fancy writing people (like me!), show, don’t tell.
Get off your butt. Go do cheki with these people. MIX for a second and have a whole bunch of beers first if that’s what it takes. It’s Sari and Hina’s final show that you’re probably going to have a chance to see — why would you miss that!
Today: THE NEW YORK ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Trans-Pecos, Queens, NYC
915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Appearing: Rei Imaizumi from Necronomidol (Solo set), Opus. Travelers, Mevius, Lovespread, Miwa Gemini, Krimewatch, Late Cambrian, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL Tickets
Tomorrow: PhilaMoca, Philadelphia, PA
531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Appearing: Mevius, Lovespread, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL Tickets
Homicidols Dot Com is clearly involved in the promotion of this tour, and still for zero renumeration!
Codomomental love to tie loose ends before the year comes to a close. With Tsuyame’s recent departure, Not Secured, Loose Ends lineup changed again, with fans (okay, me) fearing another hiatus while hoping one of the auditonees will shine enough to be able to step into the group. While it’s impossible or undesirable to literally replace a member, Yukueshirezutsurezure is a very demanding group, taxing on screams for everyone on top of regular vocals.
And it seems a more-than-appropriate, refreshing person has stepped into the light. I have no doubt she’ll be great. The only hiccup? It’s Kotetsu from Kaqriyo Terror Architect.
Announced at Kaqriyo’s latest oneman live by their manager, Kotetsu will effectively transfer to Tsurezure on December 7. As one of the two founding members, it is hard for any fan to imagine what the Enfants Terribles’ vibe of Kaqriyo will change without the tiny bundle of joy and sunshine that is Kotetsu. Continue reading →
Good morning! Was anybody else paying attention to idol this past week? Like, am I completely off-base in thinking that, other than the things that yes of course we all noticed, very little of consequence happened? This was of course a benefit for ol’ Maniac, for my fancy newish Day Job has been eating up a lot of time and energy that I usually prefer to spend on girls in skirts who scream into microphones, and especially as we prepared for a Big Thing that happens early next week. So all in all, not a bad outcome! It would’ve been nice to have something better than the one genuinely big thing we did get, just for entertainment’s sake, but alas.
And now, the weekend. This is honestly my favorite time of year — crisp air, a chill in the wind, the smell of hearth fires, savory dishes, falling leaves. But actually the falling leaves are my nemesis, as Maniac Mansion is kind of out in BFE and what happens over a few weeks is all of the many, many trees drop their leaves in a pattern designed to tease and frustrate me, so back out there again today I will be to rake and blow those suckers into places where they will be retrieved by the county and not suffocating the rest of the living things. I’ll reward myself with some heavily alcoholic cider later.
May you have none of the above, nor devastating wildfires nor personal crises nor teeth-grinding election results to wait out. Relax! It’s Saturday. Play the Fun, idly pursue the idol game, and give yourself a chance to chill.
What Kind of Cider Now?
I had neither heart nor energy to try to make sense of why ex-HATEGLEAM SpookyTreat would release this after Halloween, so:
By the time I got a chance to listen to what looks like SAKA-SAMA’s final preview track, so much time had passed that … well:
Confession: PIIIIIIIN got me really hype about this announcement for a minute. It’s not that exciting!
Ohohohohohoho oh lordy! Last week, in the midst of oshi-loss, Supreme Nothing kindly took the reigns with his own dealio. Then right as I was starting to feel better one of my all-time non-Homicidol oshis had her own little announcement to make! HAHAHAHA, I don’t feel anything any more! (At least, not until Coco decides her time is up, which considering my luck with oshis this year will probably already have been announced 5 minutes before this post goes up)
Anyway, Supreme Nothing, why don’t you summarize last week’s Fun while I rip out my tear ducts!
Thank you Kerrie! Well, truth be told, “Idoween”wasn’t exactly the highest trending Friday Fun hashtag ever, it was kinda just me, Andrew, and Salem the Black Cat playing along. (sad trombone) But that’s okay cause for one thing, not every edition of the Fun needs to break the internet, and second, Salem is a funny-as-heck cat that never fails to crack me up. He would definitely win the #Idoween hashtag award if there was such a thing….
Y’know, I always enjoy checking in every Friday to see what kind of wackiness (or WACKness) that Kerrie’s come up with, and now I feel like I appreciate how much work she puts into these hashtag fandom projects even more! (Here’s where I cue up Carly Simon’s James Bond theme from the 80’s…. “Nooooobody does it better…..”)
Thanks as always, Kerrie, back to you!!
Aaah, that’s better. Where were we? Oh right. Well, what else other than every idol I ever loved jumping ship, let’s see… -paper shuffles- Ah, right, the BiS League thing. That’s certainly a thing nobody ever wanted yet still gets forced upon us! Might as well make the best out of a bad situation (lord knows I’ve been doing it a lot lately). Continue reading →
Of course, who cares what I think when BiSH is absolutely raking in cash for WACK, and the train seems to only keep accelerating. Look, it’s another video game tie-in (like right after making fun of that)! They’re like in all of the media! Even more than they used to be!
“stereo future”, the single, is out in December, but we get the video today:
Or, humorously, they shared the link late last night before the video had even officially published, leading lots of people* into I-didn’t-read-the-tweet-shut-up confusion. But it’s not something to miss, so of course I was up early for the express purpose of winding up wishing that I hadn’t done that. Continue reading →
Well if this isn’t a pleasant surprise — after graduating all of their original members post a final show right here in the good ol’ USA, Candye Syrup is back. Or, more accurately, a unit called Candye Syrup is back, because these are totally new Candye Syrup members:
<from left to right> ♡Soku Shian – Cyan Blue ♡Chiro Chiroru – Lolipop Purple ♡Choco Reito – Crazy Pink ♡Yume Miichan – Chocolat Mint
The official debut show of the second phase is scheduled on Feb 20th 2019. However, we are going to start ”pre debut shows" from Dec 9th 2018. pic.twitter.com/9vp5L5qkqz
We are preparing the new songs and costumes for the debut show. The superb members from the first phase are all graduated and we are launching the second phase from the scratch. We will do our best to create it better than ever. Thank you very much for your continued support!
Well, gang, time to dust off the ol’ There Are More Idols Than Stars in the Summer Sky list again and reach for an otherwise unexplored artist who you find yourself enjoying. Or, in this case, an idol that somebody else enjoyed and shared!
A little while back, Krv alerted me to a clip of a total idol weirdo running around a public space in Tokyo, barefoot, playing Duck Duck Goose with a group of happy wota. It was indisputably idol. And we had a brief conversation about that idol! Who she was, what she did, things like that. I liked it enough to include some of her in the Weekender.
Now, I dig on idol, in general as well as specifically. However, when it comes to this project, it’s not enough to just be idol, or to do certain idol things. No, an idol must also do cool and interesting musical things. And did this new idol in my life do so? She sure did!
Chika queens Oyasumi Hologram just wrapped up the first leg of their first North American tour (crowdfunded, no less!) after a handful of shows in and around San Francisco, with chiptuner TORIENA in tow and various local friends on hand to support. It was, as you might expect, quite the scene, and not without the kinds of hiccups that come with international travel and performing, but all’s well that ends well, and the trend in this case is hurtling toward a big ol’ finale.