Ahh, Malcolm Mask McLaren, you are so good at moving these releases out in little bunches. Just last week we had “Just Believe”; this time around, we get “like this sneakers,” which I’m sure is new to just about everybody except for you lucky dogs who were in Japan the last couple of months, and that title, I think I know what they’re saying, but I’m also having a lot of fun with it. Almost as much fun as the song! See how I did that?
And that, friends, is melodic hardcore. Up to and including that xylophone. Continue reading →
The mostly malliterative mistresses of melodic hardcore, Malcolm Mask McLaren, made good on their promise to go bare-faced on stage from now on and showed the world that they are not, in fact, terrible swamp monsters by releasing this live video of “Just Believe.”
To newer people: When an idol tweets out images of written text, it is almost always a bad thing.
In addition to their second one-man held roughly 30 hours ago to celebrate their anniversary, they were holding a follow-up show “tonight” (now like four hours ago) to celebrate Nao’s birthday. How nice! Except that Nao’s tweets, when run through Twitter’s Bing translator that is mostly garbage, kept saying “thank you” (of course) and “departure” (NOOO!). Continue reading →
The world sucks right now. I mean, it sucks most of the time, but things are rather magnified. So thanks, MMM, for giving us a song that sounds a little like how a lot of people feel, but has just enough bounce in it to remind you, hey, it’s Friday, and there are idols who wear surgical masks and are named after the Sex Pistols’ manager and it’s amazing how far drones can extend your filming budget:
Somebody needs to remind Nao that “always on” means you have to at least pretend for the camera
I’ll always appreciate MMM’s commitment to their “melodic hardcore” thing by putting an actual bottom on what could be reductive pop punk pablum.
If there’s any truth to this allegation that the masks may come off, I’m going to be very upset.
I almost forgot about the Oscars. I lived and worked in and around Hollywood for four years, but I’m mostly removed from that now and the Academy Awards themselves just weren’t ever that big a draw. So of course I spent most of the morning going “oh, right, Chris Rock and stuff. Stacey Dash what?”