This is kind of a funny little sage if you’re me, and probably not amusing at all for you because the whole reason you clicked was to look at the thing promised in the title, but maybe I feel like burying the lede a little bit to indulge myself, okay.
So Alloy, who are good and promising but have been through kind of a tough start since their debut late last year, and who are carrying the proud torch of petit pas! and are therefore worth at least some time to round out, have been consistently doing these twitcasts, and sometimes those twitcasts involve song clips. There’s a version of this post, this exact same chunk of HTML in fact, that included embeds of several of them! And I had intended to run that on Tuesday … and then Wednesday … and then even Thursday, but there was so much in the air that I backed off, maybe if they could just get that promised video out! …
Had a little hosting snafu (again), but we’re back in business! And with plenty of time to be able to politely share the latest two-hour teaser from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da. Or, more precisely, a remix/re-recording of an old song (but a great one) with Mene and Togare:
But I didn’t even catch up to it until mere minutes were left in the preview, and I had no opportunity to do anything! How to handle this and make sure that folks could get to hear the new track? Terry and the Viz came to the rescue, that’s how.
I’m like popping right now, you guys. I’m publishing at a more amenable hour than when writing because, come on, but literally at this very moment I’m all OMGOMGOMG because Q’ulle put out this teaser for the MV for their second single with Avex, “DRY AI” (come on), and I might be just the tiniest bit too excited for it. And I friggin’ missed the original announcements and only have Kayseur to blame for pointing it out.
Here’s a neat little treat: Yesterday, PassCode began the promotion for their ZENITH album with a radio play, presumably for the lead track (and the MV that could be coming along fairly shortly), “ONE STEP BEYOND.”
More than a few dutiful fans got the hell out there and recorded the sucker when it hit the airwaves; this is one of the cleaner versions.
Once upon a time (last year), there was an underground idol project called DiSPANiC. Odds are that you have no idea what I’m talking about, have never seen nor heard of them, nor will you ever because the group just casually broke up a while back, casting the two members to the wind.
One of those members was Noa, who has something of an identity in the idol world as a model and singer and stuff. The modeling stuff I knew about, because that’s what’s usually on her Twitter feed, but I’ll also confess to having had stopped noticing very much from her until Jul suggested the other day that I include some of her recent musical work in the Weekender. That’s not a bad idea, but come on — this warrants much better than the Weekender: Continue reading →