You guys will have to forgive me, there’s a lot going on in Maniac Land this week, and I don’t have the energy to put hype in appropriate places for appropriate things. Good thing for us that the former Diamondollfy dropped this one the other day, and the results speak for themselves!
Now if only I could figure out what the heck the group’s new name is supposed to mean other than “nag a ram.” That’s a grammar joke, kids.
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.
In “Countdown to Extinction,” Dave Mustaine somewhat infamously* sang “Liars anagram is lairs.” I’ve been enjoying the ever-loving hell out of that incredibly cheese-dusted lyric for pretty much as long as I had the intellectual chops to understand its degree of ridiculousness. You may be able to guess why — if you’ve ever seen how I title a Malcolm Mask McLaren post, for instance, you may understand just how much I love good word play. And, for what it’s worth, that especially extends to anagrams.
So when I saw that Blue Forest group Diamondollfy had adopted a new name and look and … look, if a thing is just completely inexplicable, “Oh, is it an anagram” is always a good place to start. And along with the “new” “name,” we get a full unveiling by way of MV: Continue reading →