Prepare Yourself for A-to-J’s Live Interview with The World Standard

This is so cool that I’m just going to:

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Damn, You Guys, Necroma Had a Week

All right, partly because I feel badly about having missed out on the first of these bits of NECRONOMIDOL news in the first place and also because I wanted to gather a bunch of stuff together, I’m doing this thing a little bit weirdly.

First up! If you haven’t yet seen Necroma’s feature piece from the Bandcamp home page, you really should check it out:

The scene is infused with the playfulness of dance, twinkling piano, and elaborate costumes.

via NECRONOMIDOL and New Directions in Japanese Metal — Bandcamp Daily

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I’m Breathing Easier Because of This BILLIE IDLE News

Man, was I glad to wake up to see this from BILLIE IDLE; in addition to just generally being awesome and on an absolute roll since last year’s membership difficulties, I admit again to having had trepidation on account of their most recent work being a Best Of / live double album. Such things are usually not harbingers of long stretches of continued growth and activity! One could be forgiven for thinking that they might disband!

But no, absolutely not, BILLIE IDLE will actually never die because no, they will not shut up.

Anyway, new single:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 13: Reckoning

As I mentioned in the Weekender, team, ol’ Maniac won’t be providing first-person accounts of his own from the NSLE shows; instead, I turn to friends! And nobody will travel further for, and deliver a better description of, the idol experience than our old pal Daemon. Take it away, sir!

So, everyone raise their hand that was worried about the reception of Not Secured, Loose Ends’ (aka Yukueshirezutsurezure) Western debut! Now, everyone can put their hands down and pretend they knew it was going to go fine all along. TL;DR: NSLE freaking destroyed the Rivoli in Toronto last night and the crowd loved every second of it. Continue reading


Your Homicidols Weekender #27

Good morning! Maniac here, checking in from … not Toronto, actually! “But Maniac, aren’t you supposed to be at the Tsurezure shows this weekend?” Yes I was! Look, I would’ve loved to have been there, had everything reserved and ready as of Wednesday afternoon … at which time it became clear that I needed to be home and available at least on Friday. So, no Maniac at the NSLE shows.

But! There are friends abounding, and you’ll be hearing from them. Did you really think I wouldn’t do everything possible to take tremendous advantage of the opportunity provided by having some truly community-favorite idols readily accessible in the West?

Before any of that, though, we have a very busy week in idol to catch up on!

So What’d We Miss?


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Aphrodite’s ‘My Sweet Bach’ Video, Now in Full

Ah, it finally happened: Aphrodite, a project that I remain convinced could become a thing, had teased us with “My Sweet Bach” before, but they pushed out the full version yesterday:

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 12: Tourists

I didn’t expect a whole lot of traveloguing from the Not Secured, Loose Ends members while they were on this fine megacontinent, but I was hopeful for some, just so we’d have some idea of how it is that they’re spending their time.

Niagara Falls is apparently how they’re spending their time!

Letting Komachi near firearms: Bad idea or worst idea?

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Your Friday Fun? Give Us Bootlegs

It’s another Kerrie number, amigos, but WordPress is being butt to her at the moment, so I’m posting on her behalf. Buy stuff from her shop.

I can’t believe I almost forgot about this, but you know, its hard to keep track when WordPress is being weird about allowing me to log in and all (hence why the idol calendar has been so dead atm!) I was actually about to go to bed as or writing this until I suddenly remembered as I was turning off my laptop. The things I do for you guys.

But anyway, last week’s fun was in honour of Eurovision, namely, if idols took part in it. Here’s what you came up with:

I have a bit of a fascination with weird bootleg things. I’m talking the really weird stuff. Some of the nice folks from the alt-idol podcast, discord and Maniac himself might remember when I joined in the first-day WACK audition commentary and I was editing Pour Lui into some quality images I pulled from the @Bootleg_Stuff twitter (I even had the new!BiSwagon as my Twitter header until last week or so). Continue reading


Again, It’s Friday, So Look! New STARMARIE Video!

Here we go again! I swear to you, it’s purely coincidence that STARMARIE, who are good and you should be listening to them why aren’t you listening to them BY GOD WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET YOU TO LISTEN TO THEM, tend to wind up on Friday. Sometimes it’s when they’re uploading, sometimes it’s when there’s a good free spot for them, sometimes it’s … I don’t care.

Listen to this song, would you?

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 11: Arrival

The Idols Who Will Heretofore Be Known as Not Secured, Loose Ends until They Return to Japan have arrived in Canada! Other idols who’ve done these kinds of field trips usually flood Twitter with photos from airports and planes and restaurants and whatnot, but Tsurezure’s more constrained. So far.

Tsuyame seems to be having a good time:

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