In “Countdown to Extinction,” Dave Mustaine somewhat infamously* sang “Liars anagram is lairs.” I’ve been enjoying the ever-loving hell out of that incredibly cheese-dusted lyric for pretty much as long as I had the intellectual chops to understand its degree of ridiculousness. You may be able to guess why — if you’ve ever seen how I title a Malcolm Mask McLaren post, for instance, you may understand just how much I love good word play. And, for what it’s worth, that especially extends to anagrams.
So when I saw that Blue Forest group Diamondollfy had adopted a new name and look and … look, if a thing is just completely inexplicable, “Oh, is it an anagram” is always a good place to start. And along with the “new” “name,” we get a full unveiling by way of MV: Continue reading →
When was it, a few weeks back, when I noted in the Weekender that we wouldn’t be calling perpetually underappreciated idolcore outfit sugartrap “sugartrap” any longer? Well, the metamorphosis is now complete:
Let’s all take a step back; for as fun as it would’ve been to snark it up and call them Gekiholic 564 or whatever until the end of time, it has not come to fruition (yet!), so we’ll just focus on what they tell us, and what they tell us is:
And if you follow along the conversations that stem from that, you can see people asking the right questions and of course getting the non-committal answers.
“Naw,” you say, “they’re probably just friends hanging out. In a dance studio. While one is in an idol group that’s known to be seeking members and the other just left an idol group, and those two groups are historically friendly, and they’re wearing shirts that …” and you trail off because you realize that all good sense says to just accept the probability of Gekiholic 564.
There’s really no need to oversell it: Lolisyn, Gohou Lolita Syndrome, one of the great could-have-beens in idol, had already been rebooted once before when Pac Idol management decided to call it a day. This is the farewell performance for Hiro and Halu.
Of course, it took barely a month for Pac Idol to announce that Lolisyn may have been killed, but it was still kind of going to be back as an idol-DJ-model outfit formed from the ashes of the promising-but-ill-fated Gekidol (Gekisyn!) that seems to now be officially branded as 564 REBOOT, at least for the time being (still seeking at least one member!). That outfit, so far looking like the embodiment of society’s dregs and urban decay, will be debuting soonish.
And who said that idols are all that interesting?
Also, btw, you know who had sick merch? Lolisyn. All esoteric and disturbing. Lovely.