Anybody else remember a little while ago when I put out a bounty for video of Sola Sound, who’ve spent at least a year being some kind of unreachable, inaccessible idol object who nonetheless are on like every bill in the greater Tokyo metro area at once? Well, it turns out that they earned that bounty themselves, because their official YouTube channel sprang to life this morning and gifted the world with a live clip of “no doubt”:
I have some stuff to post, you guys. Stuff people might not like! We could wind up with another comments situation like the WACK election, or the Facebook disbelief in the inherent importance of Poppy (which, boo); it could get even worse! Which, fine. There are worse things in the world than people disagreeing with you/me on the Internet.
I’d like to apologize to SPARK SPEAKER, their bestest fans, their management and principles of good practice for even publishing this damn post, which is now more than a week overdue and has been taunting me about it for days. What a jerk!
Friends, I don’t know how to start or end this post, save for the title. I came home from Poppy’s show drunk, euphoric and feeling completely vindicated in having taken up this bizarre world as a hobby. I saw what idol is capable of in the United States.
I’ve extolled the virtues of Poppy before, and I’ve made a few passing attempts here and there to gin up a little more interest in her among idol fans — if it worked for you, I am happy; if it didn’t, you are bad. Two nights ago, I got to take in her show from the Poppy.Computer tour right in ol’ DC, and it was absolutely the experience that I wanted it to be.
Of course I did the VIP experience, which included some merch items but, more importantly, a chance to “meet the real Poppy” via a VR experience that I really wish I could show you, but, you know, VR. Just imagine a weird series of games and puzzles with no apparent point until Poppy and Titanic get sick of you — for instance, I don’t know if what I did with the ray gun was right, or with the key in the room with many doors, or what the weird icepick things were for, but it was fun. Continue reading
I’m so sorry. Fate is literally making me do this. And also honor. Honor compels me!
Man, this one’s a few days old, but I wanted to do something with the video that’s actually below the jump, and that just invited the use of the draft that I started all the way back on Friday, so here you go.
Hey, look, it’s a PiGU preview!
Because your soul belongs to Oshi, remember?
Well, friends, the day has (gulp) finally arrived, and NECRONOMIDOL’s arrival on U.S. shores is not only definitely happening, but now thoroughly planned, and also barely a month away. Details are after the jump; first, feast your senses upon this video message from the members:
I understood Himari when she said “America”
This one’s personal, for what it’s worth. I don’t know how many folks read Colin’s old HuffPost piece on the idols set to break through to international audiences (in 2015!), making that heady jump from Babymetal to lots of great other stuff, but my dude even then was repping hard for Necroma, and they were still mere toddlers in the grand scheme of things. I had the same thought, though, that the darkness girls would catch on like a plague if given a chance to do so, and everything about Homicidols.com was ultimately about them and a handful of other projects (some of which have only come into existence since!), trying to help to build interest and support and bring them to this country. Continue reading
I kind of hate myself for being a day late on the latest from the cursed idols, JyuJyu, especially given the day that I had yesterday, but such is life.
Anyway, with only this much more ado: JyuJyu dropped a new song while in their Halloween costumes! Yay!
Of all of the things to ever follow on cross-platform social, getting into Trash-Up!! has got to be one of the better decisions that you can make; the do-it-all zine/promoter/record company/metaphysical scene hangout is such great nesting ground for some of the most interesting stuff in idol, whether part of the main roster or connected through the various media that the company produces. NECRONOMIDOL, Dots, Minna no Kodomo-chan and more have all been Trash-Up!!-related without being Trash-Up!!-affiliated.
The main roster is always good as hell, too, though mercurial in its composition (because idol). For example? Avandoned. And SAKA-SAMA, whose blessing of the world with new live video is the impetus for this post!
How was everybody’s weekend? Pretty okay? I’m really not looking forward to getting back to the grind today. Work is dumb! So loud things, those are good things right now.
Broken By The Scream’s SCREAMING RHAPSODY is finally hitting stores on Wednesday, and while what follows here isn’t a full-blown MV per se, it’s a whole song’s worth of a live cut!
via my dude as always