Follow these instructions, and remember to use the #PainfullyViolent hashtag, and tag @gu_dro if you can. Yurapiko was completely blown away by the #YuraSmile Friday Fun a few weeks ago, and the whole darn Guso Drop team got behind it, so you know that they’ll get a kick out of this one.
Make your sign, bloody/goo-up your face, whatever works! And if you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to share in the comments, and I’ll tweet it out for you!
Happy Saturday, you weirdos! I have some nice pieces for the weekend, and also an incredible mystery, and I’ll go ahead and tease the next community activity by mentioning that there’s going to be a community activity organized by Brian!. Basically, things have lined up well.
But how are you? It’s been a weird spring here around Maniac Mansion, and currently chilly and rainy after we inexplicably had 80-degree days in February and March, and I fear that actual jungle societies will begin to spring up in the back yard between now and when I’ll finally get to mow the lawn again, but you’ll have that. I hope you’re enjoying 100 Days of Tsurezure, and of course the Fun is still up for your creative grabs.
Neat day ahead. And wow, we’re now halfway to a year’s worth of Weekenders. Have mercy.
Wherein the Week’s Margins Are More Interesting Than the Details
Necroma let the fans decide their setlist by picking favorites. What do you think?
Well, my weekend just became exceptional. 969, arguably my favorite indie idol project ever because they’re so much of what I would do if I were an idol manager, and who delivered on their promise to come back from the dead, just popped out the proof of just how alive they really are:
This is a fun little saga. You know the cover of Necroma’s NEMESIS? And the skull in the foreground with the cryptic writing on it? Ever wonder what that says?
After some hard work by a member of the Alternative Idol group we were able to figure out the meaning of the mystery characters on the skull. If you are feeling a bit lost by the previous statement have a look at this: NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: The Mysterious Glyphs. I think the end results might […]
Hey team! So there’s plenty of “normal” stuff (that is, music videos etc.) today, or as normal as it gets for this whole business, but … you know how idols can get kind of creative in how and when they screw around, and how that tends to wind up on video, which then winds up on Twitter, when then winds up burning itself into the ancient reptilian part of your brain, which is probably exactly what they intended?
So Yannderu Ame, among the latest in sick-plus-disturbed-plus-crying idols, recently had themselves a little moment like that, I think. I say “I think” because what looks to me like a moment out of Ringu could simply be how they start the day, or part of a more elaborate bit of play-acting, I don’t know, don’t judge me.
This is obviously a big transition period at the moment. Not just for me, your new overlord, but for Maniac, our old overlord and you, the reader-underlords too.
I know not all of you are keen on the idea of me taking over from Maniac, so how about a competition to sweeten the deal, huh? I’ve got some great prizes for you!
Remember Especia: The group that’s been sometimes called the “Vaporwave Idols” (Discuss in the comments below if they’re actual vaporwave idols or not) sadly disbanded this week. We’re all going to miss them all.
In honour of our fallen idols, today we make Especia the first Simpsonswave Idols.
I literally want you all to make a Simpsons AMV with Especia’s music, and tweet it to us under the hashtag #ESimpsonia by April 2nd.
The first place winner gets this gently used copy of The Simpsons Movie that I just happen to own. Second place gets some homemade crumbly maple fudge that I made yesterday:
Aren’t these just the best prizes? Good luck everybody!
Hola amigos! While I slept like a maniacal little baby, Codomomental brass decided that the best way to keep us from ganking their song previews and making them alive forever was to … adjust the release window. I’d just delete the files, but that’s me!
Anyway, I wasn’t going to be doing anything that began at 5:00 a.m., but I taught John the ways of the Force, and he bailed us out this time.
In typical Codomomental style, Yukueshirezutsurezure drops a few songs on us. They are off the upcoming re-recorded CD, 「Antino未deology-改式-」. Here is the tweet, it was only and hour window. From the sounds of it the mix is a bit different and the vocals are a lot cleaner this time around. It also appears they changed […]
I’ve been trying to work out the best way to do reblogging between WordPress sites in our little network of friends, and I finally got this one to work! Lovely. So this is from Straight from Japan (hi John!), and I’d been meaning to do something with it for a few days, and now here we are. Good for us! You should also follow John, as nobody gets into the indies as hard as he does.
Neo-Tokyo themed alt idol unit uijin is releasing their first single, “001/ten-age”. It will be a venue only release starting on January 28, 2017. It will contain the tracks “001” and “ten-age”. The group just debuted on December 3 2016, so they are moving forward pretty quickly. They have also announced their first one-man which […]
I’m not always going to highlight every hip-hop-related thing that happens in idol (that’s for the other site), but I know that a whole lot of you guys are into Koutei Camera Girl (RIP) and subsequently into their spin-off, Koutei Camera Gal, and Saturday’s kind of become the honorary Tapestok Records day, so why not?
Gal went and made use of a very busy week for idols on Soundcloud, and it’s just about exactly what you’d want from them:
Christ on fire, what a ridiculous start to 2017. I don’t think I wrote anything that pissed off anybody, and it was still a record-breaking week for number of posts and total hits. Thanks, I guess? We can all look back on it with fond memories when we get into June and like nothing interesting is happening besides “hey look at this live video GOD SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING TIF’S STILL MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY.”
Our first graduation of note (yay!) for the year was Sawada Risa, who left Alice Juban / Kamen Joshi on Monday. Now who’s going to carry that enormous … butcher’s knife? on stage at PARMS?