PASSPO, who as we discussed previously are cool and good in their own right, have an album coming out next month. People seem to be excited about it! If this is the degree of fun ideas and general “girls rock” goodness wrapped up in it, I bet it’s going to be a pretty good album; for now, a bunch of people over the age of 30 are going to be like “oh, ha, I recognize the things they’re doing here!” and a bunch of people who only remember MTV for Real World/Road Rules Challenge are more “I don’t understand why there are dancing zombies on an airplane.”
Have you met any flight attendants? For people who could easily zone out, they’re the least likely zombies ever
That’s right: The do-it-all PASSPO just did their own tribute to “Thriller.” Continue reading →
There’s not a lot to say to sell this one — the New Year Premium Party was a ridiculous three-day event spanning multiple venues in Tokyo (in addition to that COUNTDOWN JAPAN thing that ayumikurikamaki was part of). I’m just grabbing video based on what showed up in my recommendations; if you know of more from other days or venues or groups, please share them in the comments.
That was fun, and you guys are a little bit concerning! In the end, we almost didn’t have an outright winner, and I was not relishing having to be the deciding vote-caster and was ready to have Mrs. Maniac do the deed instead, but, between emails and PMs (well, one PM) and comments on the original post, we managed to get a little bit of separation.
First, the runners-up!
Our very own Weeaboo Witch’s vision of a poop-themed BiSH movie was good and funny!
There was a tie here:
I missed that Hanako-san submission earlier and feel kind of bad about it, because it’s really cool, as is this wonderful reimagining of PASSPO as classic horror characters. I’m glad you two tied here instead of for #1!
People have been giving me crap about not including PASSPO (Twitter) on this site since its very first week. I fell back on the “no bands” rule as the primary reason to keep them away, yes, but I also could easily cite things like this.
A number of people have pointed out, though, that I’m probably missing the boat on PASSPO. Not only do they often not perform as a band (“that’s Band PASSPO, you n00b”), they are also capable of getting a little harder than your standard idol offerings.
I was, however, unmoved until Caleb decided to play at my mutual loves of hard rock and puns: Continue reading →