My Day’s Been Dragging, So Let’s Enjoy Some PiGU Sets

I don’t know if it’s because I got up really early and then late, or because I’m telecommuting and don’t have the usual “MANIAC COME HELP WITH THIS PLEASE” at work to distract me, but today feels like it needs to end at any time, and it’s still only noon.

So you know what can help with that? Some friggin’ PiGU, that’s what.

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Bye-bye, BUNNY KISS

This is a sad, if predictable, end to the whole situation we laid out a couple of weeks ago. Kanna, the active half of BUNNY KISS, tweeted this on Monday:

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The WiLD TRUMPS Are Dead; All Hail … What?

Regardless of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, THE WiLD TRUMPS had slated themselves for a Nov. 26 live demolition, which they billed as a death and rebirth. I thought, hey, this is a spin-off from Aoyama St. Hachamecha High School, it’ll probably get a refresh because the angle will be kind of stale after the election (and weird if Trump wins!), but I bet not much changes and …

Well.

They actually streamed a good portion of what turned out to be the group’s last live on Periscope:

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Monday Match Game: Billie Idle vs. Billy Idol

Welcome back to the Monday Match Game! Last week, in a runaway win for Aina the End, we had a decisive divide between folks with different levels of exposure to the scene — LOW-INFORMATION VOTERS SWUNG THE ELECTION! Either way, fun.

This week! It’s a whole lot of punk up in here. Old punk. Punk from the 80s old punk. Punk that your parents (and maybe you!) bopped to old punk. Punk that just so happens to also sound great coming from idols in 2016!

In this corner, impossibly prolific not-idol punks extraordinaire, friends of Pharrell and post-BiS fan favorites Billie Idle; in this, uh, other corner, the misguided soundtrack to so many proms, weddings and makings-of-babies Billy Idol. Two will enter, but only one will leave and get to continue to use some variation of their homophonic names! Continue reading

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So Is BUNNY KISS Imploding or Something?

Warning: This post contains higher levels of better-informed speculation than almost anything ever. But it’s a weird story! And still with lots of unknowns! But it’s worth getting some info.

First things first: Remember BUNNY KISS? That was fun. We should do more ska.

So Patrick of Idolmetal group fame reached out the other day with some interesting info — it seems like Carua, one half of BUNNY KISS, tweeted out an I Quit statement on Friday.

If you can Japanese and can fill in some of the blanks, please do!

The crux of the matter is that she alleges abuse by management, and she’s not going to take it anymore. For what it’s worth, she hasn’t tweeted since; also for what it’s worth, she also tweeted out a bunch of idol-obligatory photos and performance updates on the same day; even more for what it’s worth, Carua is normally pretty Twitter-active.

On Saturday, BUNNY KISS’s live went on as planned, with Carua’s performance partner, Kanna, rolling solo:

Reminds me of when this happened

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More Live Malcom Mask McLaren

I AM ALL OUT OF CLEVER ALLITERATION THIS MORNING! So let’s just enjoy Malcolm Mask McLaren, still and forever performing with their faces visible to the world, in this live video for “myself” which is a pretty nice song but was already the subject of their first real MV so:

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The WiLD TRUMPS Don’t Seem Too Optimistic

I’m sorry, guys, for the additional political allusion, but this is even relevanter than the last one.

Remember the WiLD TRUMPS? That fun, punky, spunky, skadol descendant of Mecha High? They had their first one-man on Sunday … and are already calling it quits:

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You Need to See What Kai from Screaming Sixties Is Doing

We know about Montero’s side project, Tau, but what if I told you that Kai was also doing some collaboration work, and you might be shocked to see her?

You’d believe it. I know. That’s how it goes around here. Anyway, here’s Kai and her collab partner, Ouse Akira (Twitter), as Coming Soon!!:

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I Haven’t Mentioned Billie Idle in Three Days, for Shame

Ever since the rather epic bit of news that hit late Thursday/Friday, which itself was roughly the end of the the hottest Billie Idle streak in the history of Homicidols.com, it’s felt like, okay, now we can all take a minute to relax and move on to other idols.

Nope! In fact, it’s starting to feel like Billie Idle are having themselves a moment.

Let’s see. Well, there’s that whole Pharrell thing. And getting play on magazine covers:

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Holy Shit, Billie Idle’s Recording with Pharrell

Uh … uh …

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