Maybe I Can Get You Guys on the Ophelia 20mg Train, Too

Programming note! After the favorable response to the idea of including WTF content on Tuesdays, I thought it might be fun to do something commemorative on the days of the week that we aren’t already; for the time being (like, until I or you get a better idea), we’ll make Hump Day into Indie Idol Wednesday, when we’ll have a look at somebody cool and good who’s plying her trade powered mostly by her talent, wits and fervent underground wota. First up, my personal favorite of the type.

Ophelia 20mg! If I were ever in Japan for more than a few days, I’d seriously consider traveling to wherever this committed power-voiced solo idol happened to be performing* just to see her do her thing, then shake her hand and tell her that I’m the goofy American who periodically tweets at her, and then I could watch her recoil in horror. Exciting!

This video is a good example of why it’s worth going through your YouTube subscriptions sometimes — you’re not going to see everything on Twitter, son. Continue reading


A Three-headed Underground Rock Idol Monster

Excuse the heck out of me, you guys, for making something kind of neat and fun into a super menacing-sounding Halloween leadup thing!

So if you remember Ophelia 20mg (and you should), she’s a cool solo rock idol making it work for herself in little Osaka clubs, and she’s good at what she does. Here’s a recent set:

I had seen kind of recently that she was filming for an MV, but no sign of that yet

But Ophelia isn’t on her own out there in the world; the cool thing about being indie is that you get to wear your friendships on your sleeve and embark on cool little projects together. Continue reading


Why the Hell Hasn’t Anybody Told Me about Ophelia 20mg?

Well if this isn’t fun! Via Idol 2.0:

Nice voice there!

Here’s basically her whole catalog put into a single promo reel:

Good stuff. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have an actual website, just an Ameba blog and Twitter. Well, good luck to you, Ophelia 20mg.