Hey team! So after that last post went up literally seven hours after I first tried to finish it, I felt like maybe folks would like something else loud and aggressive and, unlike the subject of said post, unapologetically, indisputably idol. And as the worm turns, PIH and others were passing around this lovely treat like candy earlier, and it’s perfect for the theme, so — Lyric Holic, live, with a band, and loud as hell:
I feel like blood needs to be raining on them during “Alice”
I’m sorry, were you guys looking for something loud and punishing for your Thursday Hurtsday fix? I’m afraid that I can’t do anything to help you … other than share these two new instrumental demos from Alloy.
I’m glad that this one got cleared up! So I’d been following the Idols Formerly Known as Yannderu Ame Etc. for a while, liking them enough to keep them on blast so I’d know for sure when they made announcements, added video, etc. And I noticed kind of recently that their Twitter bona fides are different, right down to the official account’s handle. And I thought little of it, because, well, I get kind of lazy sometimes.
That had me at “riffs”
That’s a really cool song! And it’s notably different compared to the last lyric video they put out, back when they were definitely still Yannderu Ame Etc. So … Continue reading →
Happy Thursday Hurtsday, you guys! For what it’s worth, by some twisted accident of time and space, there’s a lot of hurt this Hurtsday, and I couldn’t be happier. Punish me, senpai!
The first item that I’d like to draw your attention to is Checkmate. It’s been a minute since we last caught up with them, but they’ve been busy, and clearly eating broken glass and stuff, because they sound positively livid about their first one-man, coming up in August:
Checkmate1stワンマンライブ 「〜DESTROY THE LIVE〜」 8/18(金)@目黒鹿鳴館
Hot damn, you guys, this is good times. I used the occasion of BiSH’s announcing this show (with live broadcast!) to complain about their having been quiet for a while — as truly a First World problem as has ever existed — it was with a generally low expectation for anything really coming of it. That was stupid! Of course people were going to record it!
This sucker is worth settling in for; I’ve seen my share of BiSH lives over the past couple of years now, but this might be my personal favorite stage of theirs, starting off with a bunch of the songs of theirs that I hold in highest esteem.
You know what’s really satisfying about having put together a few thousand posts about a few hundred idols? It feels like there’s always something to talk about, even something new. I started dedicating little content spots over the course of the week to regulate that a bit. Thursday Hurtsday, though, can be a little difficult to meet up with, to the point that I sometimes have to stretch the concept to make it work.
Fortunately, this week has a bunch of really loud stuff!
At the risk of being remiss toward a few other pieces that I’ve been sitting on, I wanted to make sure that I not only had a chance to get genuinely very loud and surprisingly, excitingly good for Thursday Hurtsday, but that there was a chance to come back around on Minna no Kodomochan, who are responsible for probably my single favorite Best of 2017-qualifying song.