I’m not going to pretend to know what percentage of us tries to make the ungodly hourly difference between hemispheres work just to watch some streamed live or another, but I wanted to highlight this one because you should be learning to appreciate more idol stuff you guys! I think I even complained about that the last time I talked about STARMARIE.
In anticipation of their soon-to-drop new album (and I can only imagine that very intense new look), they’re streaming a live for FANTASY WORLD IV via YouTube:
明日1月25日（木）21:30⁰【YouTube LIVE配信】⁰ニューアルバム"FANTASY WORLD IV"のリリースを記念して、YouTube LIVEを行います！ メンバーによるアルバム解説や、スタマリからのプレゼントも！？⁰https://t.co/CnSUpb6x5x
While I do still fantasize about GWAR’s Slave Pit TV being real and occupying some of the useless channel space in my directory, I’ve never really had a whole lot of interest in idols’ live broadcasts of anything other than performances (and auditions, but whatever). They’re on at terrible times, very rarely involve anything important and chew up attention span that I need for more important things.
The answer is because I can’t Japanese
Nonetheless, YouTube as a venue has keeps getting smarter and better, and idols are catching on to all of the ways that the medium can be leveraged. Yes, it’s limited, but it beats the crap out of SHOWROOM and stuff, which are butt interfaces. I’ve caught a few Dotscasts on YouTube, for instance, which were inexplicable-but-not-a-total-waste-of-time.
This brings me to PiGU — or, more appropriately, the whole dang Spiritwalker / POPiD family — who launched their own live broadcast … about two hours ago. You can still watch, though! Continue reading →
If you’re a reader of the Weekender, you saw the note that the Desu.Rabbits official YouTube channel got zapped the other day. Like, completely out of the blue. Bucho at the time sort of took the whole thing in stride and made a Trump joke, as seems to be the style these days, but there weren’t any real answers.
@PyramidHead128 had an interesting suggestion, which is that Bucho’s videos of his playing The Last of Us got dinged for copyright violations, and the whole channel was nuked by YouTube in response. This is apparently a thing. (Update) Peter via the fan club suggests that it’s because Bucho added Justin Bieber’s name to a video title, which could have been viewed as deliberately misleading (but, like, have you seen how a lot of YouTube videos are titled?).
“Gee whiz, Maniac” you often find yourself saying aloud in completely inappropriate scenarios, “I sure do wish there were places where I could go and listen to all of this awesome music that you and all of the other cool kids are always talking about.”
I’m flattered! And also pre-emptively tried to be helpful going back to when I started this project by building the Ultimate Homicidol Playlist, an ever-updating selection of the finest in the heavy, the intense, the weird and the violent in the world of idol.