Lee posted this in the Alternative Idol group yesterday, and my heart swelled a little to see it:
That’s right — CD Japan’s going to be tracking international sales. Just theirs for now, but the sentiment in there, that other outlets will line up and provide figures of their own, that’s a great development. Yes, the really great thing is that maybe we’ll all start to matter more to the Japanese music industry, but the extraordinarily selfish part of me is practically leaping for joy at the possibilities. Continue reading →
It was literally months ago when one of the routine Twitter conversations with Pure Idol Heart got me to pop open a few video snips in my browser at work … whereupon I basically forgot about them for a while. But I needed to clean up my whole business there this week, so I took some time to stick around after hours and account for things, either just Xing it out for being not terribly interesting or setting reminders for myself, and this is the result of one of those reminders.
This is Mikicco (Twitter), aka Mikitsuko Mikikko, and her profile lists her as being less than 4 cm tall and 4 kg in weight, so she must be very small indeed. No really. Also something with shellfish, loving and hating it. Weird girl! Continue reading →
Hey gang! Have you had a good time with the Friday Fun? It’s been surprisingly kind of slow around these parts lately, huh? We should expect that some big names will drop good material on us soon, though, and make some big announcements. I’m also toying with doing something for Golden Week (all concepts so far = bad), and bringing in a feature from a certain now-dead website that sort of influences things over here, that with some community input.
Otherwise, hell, there’s some newer stuff that I’ll try to spread out, but let’s hope that cool new videos and the like start to surface.
Besides That Crap, What Happened This Week?
Idols appreciate idols. Like Guso Drop and the World Standard:
I swear it, while I may occasionally look in on STARMARIE’s YouTube channel to see if/when/what they have in terms of new stuff (it’s often a lot!), I don’t deliberately have this thing for them on Friday or over the weekend; things just kind of work out that way.
First off an apology; things have been a bit hectic what with job hunting, some art projects and my own personal health going down the drain, hence why I wasn’t around last week nor for that dramatic conclusion to the Hello! Project Samurai War! I’m not setting a good example as the Homicidol Gremlin at all! And to think, Maniac is still bitter about me winning the Alt Idol Podcast Zenkimi giveaway and not sharing my precious loot (It’s okay Maniac; I’ll send you a photo of my Megumi wristband so you can print it off and stick it to your arm, so it’s sort of the same thing, right?) and then I go and disappear too! Honestly though, I think you all needed a break from me anyway.
This week’s Friday Fun is something that’s been on my mind ever since #UpcomingAltIdolEvents, especially since some of the suggestions we got could very well fit into this week’s hashtag. But really, this is just an excuse to post BiS’ cover of “Suki Suki Daisuki” once again. Continue reading →
If you’re wondering why it’s always me who does these reports on Up Up Girls (Kari) and not Maniac, it’s because they’re very much on the lighter scale of the Homicidols spectrum. As in I was actually pretty suprised when Maniac finally caved to fan demand and added them to the Homicidols roster. But also delighted, because if there’s a group on this site that I could call “sunshine personified”, it’s Up Up Girls (Kari).
You want an example? Well, in their newest music video, “FOREVER YOUNG”, they make running a marathon look way more fun than WACK could ever manage.
But hey, that’s not the only music video they released this week. After going on that jog, what feels better than relaxing with a nice bath? If you’re able to deal with curious child perverts and your bath time inexplicably turning into a disco party, anyway. Continue reading →
Good morning, friends! It’s Thursday Hurtsday, and I’ve been a little bit remiss because reasons, but I’m back in the saddle and ready to share..
I figured that we could start with solo idol Ishido Natsumi, who’d been so under the radar for so long that she didn’t even make the cut for entry into the Corenament. To be left out of a completely bogus and made-up competition of idols who are primarily known to Westerners … Sad!
And while Natsumi is pretty good in her own right, this piece doesn’t even feature her. Continue reading →
By some odd stroke of luck, I wound up with a plethora of stuff that would be good for Indie Idol Wednesday, you guys, but I felt like I was going to wind up treading a little too closely to familiar territory, so I wracked all 19 remaining brain cells to think of somebody to visit who might be off the beaten path, and then I remembered …
The Ska Idol Project! Neither Like,Hate,Love nor her sisters in Snowdrop did very well in the Corenament, but such is the story for a great many things. It’s nice to see, though, that they’re still staying busy and getting onto various festival stages in addition to the usual club scene: