Happy Saturday! Does everybody get a chance to have something approaching an actual weekend? I ask because I increasingly don’t anymore, and it’s driving me crazy. Yeah, a change in my personal social prospects contributed, but the fact that I don’t have a prayer of spending a larger part of a blustery day like today working up savory foods and enjoying idol and stuff, not anymore, that sucks. Instead, it’s either a combination of chores and social obligations, or I legitimately just plain have to keep working.
My point is, enjoy this stuff while you have it. The Weekender ain’t all of it. Homicidols Dotcom isn’t all of it. Explore and go on fantastic journeys of discovery. Suck up other media. Let YouTube recommended things to you until you’re blue in the face. Oh, and of course play the Fun.
And wish me luck. I’m about to go fix a car thing that I’ve never had to fix before.
Okay, I think REGiNA KiSS is done with the IDOL SHREDDER promos now — it’s been almost a week since the last MV they put out — so let’s round back on the last two, which just so happen to be the best ones, and prove a lot of things but mostly just prove that you should be listening to this project because you’re ostensibly here because you like idols and loud music!
I’m actually sharing these in reverse chronology because that’s the best way to do a crescendo in this case. So first:
That was “Semai Monogatari” from Maison book girl’s upcoming album, Yume.
In a time full of general idol weirdness you can always count on MBG to bring something that’s both a pleasant break from everything else, while also being artsy enough to make you go “Hmmmm”. I’m looking forward to hearing the deeper meanings and interpretations from certain fans because god knows I’m too dense to really think any deeper other than “Ooh, pretty!” Continue reading →
Confession: I hadn’t listened to this over the couple of days since it dropped out of sheer cynicism, and then put it on and started to think, you know, chances are good that it’s just going to be a run-of-the-mill rock-like tune, no big deal, go ahead and Weekender it. That all takes a minute or two to arrange, though, and in that time, with a track playing in the background, you learn a lot more about that thing, don’t you?
You do. Give it time:
I mean, it’s not the most exciting thing that’s ever happened, but nor is everything but the most exciting thing, and I’ll happily put myself on record as being supportive of the way that the Blue Forest idols do their business (more than probably anybody else immediately outside of Japan, even), and I don’t have time to blog posts like I like to blog posts, so take the blogged posts that get blogged, all right! That break very subtly has like all of the things going on at once, and at such a low burn that you’d almost miss it if you hadn’t already tuned your brain to expect weirdness, which as an idol fan you no doubt do every time you hit play.
Also, the former Diamondollfy remains one of the most inexplicably named things I’ve ever seen, and Aglaia groove nomad.
Now that they’ve officially debuted, one could forgive Marionet for going into the usual routine of doing lots of gigs and even performing new songs but not really putting things out into the digital world for broader distribution, seeing as how the crux of idol always falls to the live experience. But no! There’s yet another new song, and it is good and it makes me feel like, of all the good new things moving around in idol these days, this one might have some staying power.
Just a nice, mature song. And, as I mentioned, they debuted the other day; here’s a live clip, even:
I am a man of varied, but simple, tastes. I like savory foods and funny movies and boozy drinks and contact sports and loud music. I like most of these things best when I’m the one doing them, save for the loud music part, as I am not blessed with such skills; instead, I like when loud music is performed in unique and interesting ways, like by Japanese girls screaming into microphones. Hence, this whole idol business, and this whole Homicidols thing. For almost two years did I delve deeply into idol, chika and otherwise, discovering and sharing and thinking and celebrating, before putting HTML to Internet. I thought I knew all there was and would be.
There were idols of all shapes and sizes, of all genres and styles. Some did great, others less so. Some seemed to even transcend ideals, as they blended and offended elements until they had a thing that was all their own. And still, there were holes! The most notable, for me, was industrial. Yes, I spent a long stretch of time declaring for the world to know that an industrial idol, even a reasonable facsimile of the same, was my Most Wanted, my white whale. If I could have that, I could consider the loudol circle closed.
And then GARUDA, the ball of dangerous creativity otherwise known as Yuffie, answered the bell. Her first real-deal single has been available for purchase for a hot minute, and now we get the real-deal MV for it: Continue reading →
The title says it all! If you’re within a three-hour drive of New York City or a … 34-hour drive of Philadelphia, and you’re somehow still on the fence about going to see Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL and a host of support acts between today and tomorrow, then friend, I will help. As they say in the world of fancy writing people (like me!), show, don’t tell.
Get off your butt. Go do cheki with these people. MIX for a second and have a whole bunch of beers first if that’s what it takes. It’s Sari and Hina’s final show that you’re probably going to have a chance to see — why would you miss that!
Today: THE NEW YORK ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Trans-Pecos, Queens, NYC
915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Appearing: Rei Imaizumi from Necronomidol (Solo set), Opus. Travelers, Mevius, Lovespread, Miwa Gemini, Krimewatch, Late Cambrian, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL Tickets
Tomorrow: PhilaMoca, Philadelphia, PA
531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Appearing: Mevius, Lovespread, Oyasumi Hologram, NECRONOMIDOL Tickets
Homicidols Dot Com is clearly involved in the promotion of this tour, and still for zero renumeration!
Good morning! Was anybody else paying attention to idol this past week? Like, am I completely off-base in thinking that, other than the things that yes of course we all noticed, very little of consequence happened? This was of course a benefit for ol’ Maniac, for my fancy newish Day Job has been eating up a lot of time and energy that I usually prefer to spend on girls in skirts who scream into microphones, and especially as we prepared for a Big Thing that happens early next week. So all in all, not a bad outcome! It would’ve been nice to have something better than the one genuinely big thing we did get, just for entertainment’s sake, but alas.
And now, the weekend. This is honestly my favorite time of year — crisp air, a chill in the wind, the smell of hearth fires, savory dishes, falling leaves. But actually the falling leaves are my nemesis, as Maniac Mansion is kind of out in BFE and what happens over a few weeks is all of the many, many trees drop their leaves in a pattern designed to tease and frustrate me, so back out there again today I will be to rake and blow those suckers into places where they will be retrieved by the county and not suffocating the rest of the living things. I’ll reward myself with some heavily alcoholic cider later.
May you have none of the above, nor devastating wildfires nor personal crises nor teeth-grinding election results to wait out. Relax! It’s Saturday. Play the Fun, idly pursue the idol game, and give yourself a chance to chill.
What Kind of Cider Now?
I had neither heart nor energy to try to make sense of why ex-HATEGLEAM SpookyTreat would release this after Halloween, so:
By the time I got a chance to listen to what looks like SAKA-SAMA’s final preview track, so much time had passed that … well:
Confession: PIIIIIIIN got me really hype about this announcement for a minute. It’s not that exciting!
Of course, who cares what I think when BiSH is absolutely raking in cash for WACK, and the train seems to only keep accelerating. Look, it’s another video game tie-in (like right after making fun of that)! They’re like in all of the media! Even more than they used to be!
“stereo future”, the single, is out in December, but we get the video today:
Or, humorously, they shared the link late last night before the video had even officially published, leading lots of people* into I-didn’t-read-the-tweet-shut-up confusion. But it’s not something to miss, so of course I was up early for the express purpose of winding up wishing that I hadn’t done that. Continue reading →