This Is Your Timely Reminder That BOSS Is Boss

You may have seen, friends, that longstanding idol of terror Rei, aka BOSS, formerly of Guso Drop and now running BURST GIRL through her iron will, has a new project of the likes that really only she would have. I thought, this is a Weekender item and didn’t want to take it too seriously, but then I remembered how I’d have felt about this a couple of years ago and realized that, heck, this is the kind of thing that I’d have had kittens over not all that long ago, so let’s make a big-ass deal out of it!

Knuckle Chihuahua! Or “Chiwawa” as they apparently would like for it to be spelled.* I don’t know what that is. Like, a fighting tiny nigh-hairless dog that fits in a purse? Sounds about right. And of Boss will be providing vocals as only a person who sounds like a chain-smoking trucker but hasn’t ever actually been a chain-smoking trucker can do. Rei is literally the best. I hope they start off doing more-or-less accessible punk songs and then devolve into some spectacular grind thing. Continue reading

Actually There’s a New BURST GIRL Single

Today’s a dark-ass day, so let’s celebrate something uplifting for a hot minute. Remember when the “Nancy” MV happened and it was like, very cool, now what are you going to be doing with that? It turns out that BURST GIRL had a single release planned all along, and this one’s going to be available in stores.

Two stores, to be exact! Tower Records Umeda Nu Chaya and Tower Records Shinjuku will each be playing host to the first in-store BURST GIRL CD, each with its own respective version of the single (artwork). The songs, “Nancy” as the obvious A-side and “Liar” on the flip. The official release date is Jan. 23. There’ll be release events at each store: Continue reading

Help Us All, BURST GIRL Made It Fun as Hell

I’m not sure that the world is ready for what it’s about to see (or still recovering from seeing) in BURST GIRL’s new, first MV. Things are … well. The ex-Guso Drop crew definitely made something noteworthy:

This is a list of things that I loved about it: Continue reading

Hell of a Party at the BURST GIRL Debut

This has been a bad season for idol, man. Yesterday’s gawdawful news made me think that — there have been a ton of major graduations lately, and though the actual output has been of a high quality, there haven’t been that many great releases or debuts or etc. in a while. I did get a nice pick-me-up earlier in the week, and another yesterday (both of which you’ll learn all about over the next couple of days!), but man, I wouldn’t blame anybody for wanting to quit after this latest run of bad news.

So when I wake up to a message from none other than our very own Papermaiden, and it’s one of the more anticipated debuts of the last … last little while, I perk up, and optimism returns:


If you stare long enough at the Yurapiko, the Yurapiko stares back at you

That’s BURST GIRL, which you may recall is the project of 4/6 of the final Guso Drop roster, which may nor may not be better than not having Guso Drop at all (depending on one’s perspective), and that’s their debut live. Here’s a somehow-more-intimate angle: Continue reading

Pre-tales from the BURST GIRLS Debut

The post-Guso project calling itself BURST GIRL/S (I can’t get the nomenclature right) is hurtling, dare I say barreling toward its debut, and they’ve been making details known for the last little while. Why do I bring this up now? Because I can and I’m amused, and I want to have more of their tag in my library prior to the actual debut because SEO, bitches!

Anyway! Their Jan. 7 debut show is like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, minus the important-but-heavy-handed racial commentary and sheer magnetism of Sidney Poitier, and in fact nothing like that classic film at all save for my desire to use the title as a device!

That’s a pretty good lineup! Also, what an honor for BBTS and Candye Syrup; it’s not quite stepping up onto a ZEPP stage, but you could ask for much worse exposure to the people who are mostly likely to be your #Fans4Evar. That’s going to be a very loud show! Continue reading

The End of Guso Drop

Sigh.

We’ve been waiting for it for a while now, but the end of the Heaviest Idol in the World, Guso Drop, finally came. I wanted to post something appropriate yesterday, but there wasn’t any video up yet when I had time to look; major sleuth Viz Major came to the rescue:


Just pretend like it isn’t real!

And in a lot of ways, at least from my vantage point, thus ends an era. Continue reading

Here’s a Bunch of Cool Stuff from Guso Drop’s ZEPP Live

Well, gang, Guso Drop may be on its last legs as a project, but the show was definitely still going on, at least in terms of their ZEPP Tokyo show last night. I was going to just let it ride on out into the sunset, but, looking through Twitter and YouTube, I also wanted to be able to memorialize it to some extent.

A ZEPP show is a big deal! Q’ulle, who legitimately tour internationally and have many many more followers than Guso Drop, have a tough time selling out ZEPP performances. They’re large venues, capacity in the low thousands, and they cost a lot to book and require a host of other incidental expenses (gear, etc.) that you, Idol Manager, might not face in other clubs, or at least not to the same extent.

So, for posterity, here’s some cool stuff: Continue reading

Holy Shit, Guso Drop’s Breaking Up

What the hell is happening this morning?

Details are scant, but Natalie.mu has a tiny bit. Continue reading

Zero-chan Says Play the Friday Fun or Get Your Ass Whooped

Hello! Well, there’s so much going on, so lets get to something important first.

Necronomidol’s UK show is this coming Tuesday and I couldn’t be more excited! I just want to thank everyone again for helping me get to the show. Those who donated or even just shared my Gofundme, my store or my commission posts. You’re awesome and I love you all so much!

Now, on to the main point: [MANIAC REDACTED!]

Now, after that public service announcement, here’s the best of last week!


Today’s Friday Fun is very, very similar to last week’s #WhatLuiIsThinking. What can I say, these idols are literally handing over these opportunities to us! This time it’s a special request from everyone’s favourite raspy-voiced idol boss, Rei!


It’s only fair. She not only tweeted the above image yesterday, but she was also one of the girls who brought attention to #YuraSmile to the Japanese side of the fandom by tweeting her response. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that tweet now, but she was amused. So it’s only fair that we meme her up too!

Tweet your edits with #ReiSays and #零ちゃん大喜利大会 and let’s see if the reception will be as entertaining as #YuraSmile!

When Guso Drop Met Malcolm Mask McLaren

First! Remember, we’re doing #PainfullyViolent on Monday. This is important. Read that to see what you need to do to take part.

Now, let me put this out there to start things off: “Malcolm Mask McLaren” here is Guso Drop, albeit in their compatriots’ gear, and yes, this appearance at a Village Vanguard store the other day is genuinely odd:


Good one, Terry!

I haven’t looked very hard, but Guso Drop as Malcolm Mask McLaren is basically getting two cool punk units in one, so no real complaints. Continue reading