Your Homicidols Weekender #394

While we all struggle with the end of our beloved MIGMA SHELTER, some were lucky enough to be comforted in our time of loss by idol appearances close to home. According to dispatches from Europe, Yurapico and GARUDA have successfully conquered both London and the Netherlands and were last seen heading straight for Cologne.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #393

I have to apologize if the Weekender isn’t as full of content as usual this week, but we got hit by malware late Friday so I spent the evening cleaning the site of infected files instead of finishing this post.  We’re all clean now, but the draft Weekender was a casualty in the purge. I have pieced it back together as best I could from my unreliable memory.

One thing that I certainly would never forget is that Yurapico and GARUDA are heading to  Europe next week. Just as April 1 will be forever known as Fox Day on the Homicidols calendar, the first month of summer shall henceforth be known as, Zuukyun June.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #392

I know I said I would get the Readers Best of the Year (so far) out this week, but I did throw in the caveat, “unless life gets in the way,” so I think I am covered. I am shooting for Monday now. Unfortunately, until idol blogging pays more bills than Day Job™, the day job takes precedent. Day Job™ is also responsible for the Weekender going out late this morning but it is also subsidizing my trip to LA to see Miho and Isiliel next month,  so it must be tolerated. But it’s the weekend now, so it’s time to forget about work and concentrate on all the stuff that makes life worth laboring for:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #391

After 390 Weekenders, it’s getting progressively more difficult to come up with a unique preamble for each Saturday’s post. This is the least important part of the whole article though, so I doubt it matters that much. I thought of just recycling old intros and seeing if anyone noticed. Maybe I’m doing that right now. In the end, it probably doesn’t really matter, because all of the important stuff that you’re here for starts after this paragraph ends.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #390

It’s been a long, odd week and I think we all deserve some credit for getting through it. Some of our favorite idols have been trying to help us survive by dropping by in person.

MAD JAMIE is currently tearing up Europe an seems to have broken the sky. Here’s a link to details on all of her appearances.

A quick reminder that Yurapico and GARUDA are heading to Europe next month.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #389

You may have noticed that, over the past month or so, the only content being cranked out around here is this weekly digest. I have to apologize for that but, unfortunately, idol blogging doesn’t pay any bills (and actually generates a few) and my DayJob® that I do for money has been really kicking my butt lately. I do have a few posts planned and I will get them out the door as soon as I find the spare time and energy.

I am still pledged to getting The Weekender out each Saturday since, at 389 consecutive weeks and counting, this commitment has lasted longer than any other relationship I’ve ever had. On to the good stuff!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #388

It was an incredibly eventful week in global idol news!! First off, ATARASHII GAKKO absolutely slayed Coachella for the second weekend in a row. Then PLANCK STARS made their debut appearance in South America playing Anime Summit in Brazil. Everybody had a wonderful time!!

https://twitter.com/planckstars/status/1782230640575873476

Or, maybe not… 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #387

I have family visiting, so I don’t have as much time as usual to devote to the Weekender. I’m going to keep the preamble short and apologize in advance if I miss anything. I mean, you all are my family too in a way, but if you disown me I’m not at risk of the loss of an inheritance, so without further ado:

More details of Isiliel’s US summer tour dates are rolling out. Tickets are on sale for the New Jersey show as well.

https://twitter.com/Isiliel_jp/status/1781291678957232160

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Your Homicidols Weekender #386

When compared to the craziness of last week where we saw an avalanche of April Fools Day projects and a dump truck’s worth of new releases to kick off the new fiscal year, barely anything happened over the past seven days.

Not that nothing is going on. In a major milestone, ATARASHII GAKKO!, our quirky, dance obsessed, new school leaders who used to play URBANGARDE’s annual Depression Fest, are performing at Coachella this weekend.  You can witness their accomplishment live on YouTube tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/japanleaders/status/1778662494279712934

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Your Homicidols Weekender #385

Welcome to the Homicidols weekly recap, with a quick caveat: this version of the weekly round-up is devoid of any idol shenanigans that took place on Monday. Check out our April Fools Day round-up for all of that craziness.  

April 1 is not just April Fools Day,  it is also the first day of the Japanese fiscal year. The impact this has on the music industry is that a ton of new songs get released on either March 31 or April 1 depending on how management’s accountants want things to hit the books. Regardless of the opinions of actuaries, the overall impact that matters is that the Japanses fiscal yer roll produces a veritable flood of new music, and this year was no different.  

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