Christ on fire, can you believe that there have been 10 of these things now? Anyway, how fun is this idea? Brother and I have been kicking around this idea called “powerslam,” which in its original iteration would be slam death metal combined with power metal, with a pro wrestling theme; following a conversation the other day, we’ve decided that we should also include powerviolence and slam poetry. Magnificence. Russell Simmons would love it. Our version of crashing the Emmys would be to hit the stage as a band and put the winner of Best Whatever through a table.
What a Week!
You know how I know that there’s no justice in the world? Well, it’s the fact that there’s no justice in the world. But besides that, the goddamn miracle that is Especia is calling it quits at the end of March:
— Especia (@EspeciaOfficial) January 17, 2017
I hate everything.
Fruitpochette has a goal:
— FRUITPOCHETTE (@zumakyuri) January 14, 2017
I’m glad that they said that, and I hope that they get there, but man, I can’t believe that’s the highest they can reach after four-plus years of being a thing. I guess there’s a lot of wind to get back into those sails.
Fans of EdgeDubMonkeyz, I recommend finding another thing to be a fan of:
— Good bye, Idol (@goodbyeidol) January 15, 2017
It’s impossible to catch up with every interesting idol before the inevitable end of a project, but it’s rare that you first encounter somebody with their farewell tweet. This is “Moon Night Diva” (or something like that, Luna’ula). Her final stage was Sunday. Oops.
She can join the HATEGLEAM members in Idol Heaven
Have I ever mentioned that you aren’t allowed to dislike amiinA?
What the hell is going on with these dance videos by Nana from Sugartrap?
The songs are also a reminder that anybody who claims to dislike J-pop is a terrible liar.
petit pas! is dead and gone (and Alloy!), but there’s going to be a joint reunion show with BPM15Q in two more Thursdays. That’s … that’s pretty neat, actually. Maybe the various hatchets have been buried enough.
2/2（Thu）いちごきゅぱ vol.2「にかもきゅ生誕スペシャル」 https://t.co/qE7sOBASvx
ぷてぃごーきゅー（BPM15Q×プティパ -petit pas!-）が一夜限りの復活！コラボ楽曲・ごーしゅー！を披露します。チケット予約受付中！
— project Mave-Ricks (@prj_Mave_Ricks) January 16, 2017
AKB48 is like an amoeba, constantly spreading out and colonizing and devouring all in its path, even going abroad in its quest for domination. Their latest thing, though, I swear they’re just fucking with us:
— Tokyo Girls' Update (@TGU_JAPAN) January 16, 2017
Yep. The theater’s on a boat
Cutie Corpse! Or, more specifically, Cutie Corpse Beyond! The project with a single idol hanging on for dear life is now a duo, and they’re still shopping for members while getting out for some appearances:
— キューティコープス ビヨンド (@CutieCorpseJP) January 15, 2017
I remember being overjoyed that they didn’t totally suck back a year and change ago when they debuted, but then the whole thing fell apart faster than I could lose interest, anyway, and here they be again. Good luck to you!
Airi, the new leader of DISDOL, gave this interview about their new HARERUYA album. It’s an interview that I wanted to do something with (being a fan of DISDOL and all), but poor Phillter’s exhausted and I’m not a total monster:
DISDOL／フルアルバム「HARERUYA」発売、アジアツアー＆サンシャイン噴水広場も決定 | Stereo Sound ONLINE https://t.co/Dos1KqyORi
— 辻あいり♡DISDOL (@airi0713) January 17, 2017
Did you make any new year’s resolutions? I always think about it, and then I remember that I have zero impulse control and disciplining myself enough to get out of bed most days is a challenge, so maybe keep the goals modest. Anyway, it’s been almost a year since Shion left Guso Drop (and it’s nice that they can be friends again), and she made a resolution to make music this year. Unfortunately for us, she did so and then immediately locked her Twitter account (so she can update, and followers can interact with her, but no sharing of anything); when she has something she’s comfortable sharing, we’ll know.
While BiS was busy releasing new material the other day, Ten Tenko was doing the same (literally happening at the same time, probably coincidental). The best part about Tenten? She ran out of fucks to give years ago and is really just doing what she wants:
And after that, I could stand for a little ol’ fashioned brutality.
Have as violent a weekend as possible, amigos!