Title says it all. I didn’t even realize that it was Wednesday, that’s how slowly and off-everything this week has been. I swear that my mind is still in the middle of Saturday evening at the point when I thought to myself that I should pre-prepare some posting for the week and try to get a jump on stuff. Right after I finish … and that’s it.
So what has happened this week? It seems like basically nothing. A few announcements, yeah, and apparently even a few MV releases. But this is a weird spring/summer elbow season, probably mostly because of COVID and just weird luck, and there just isn’t that much hitting the Internet for freeloaders like me to enjoy.
But speaking of enjoyment, and having a dearth of new things to overreact to, I thought I’d make sure that you’re all extra-special aware of my favorite live clip so far this year. It’s all the more particularly so because it’s the rare live clip of a personal favorite doing what’s arguably their greatest song ever. So get to it:
That’s so raw. If I haven’t made it extremely clear over the course of this website, I love DAIDAIDAI like I love few other things in music, let alone idol. A big part of that is that I find DEMON TAPES to be one of the most creative (and unsung!) houses to have ever set foot into loudol, to the point that I have remixes of remixes of theirs saved to the running playlist on my phone. DAIDAIDAI didn’t have the cleanest entry into the scene and subsequently has had some bumps, but producer-san is clearly committed to the project and keeps it churning, backed by some of the most original and downright intense music to have ever been spit out by a synthesizer and drum machine.
Seeing “ZZ Allin” live — and with a band — is just such a treat. This is also auspiciously timed, as I had just the other day made Fiancee sit through a chronological series of Ministry videos to bolster my explanation of why I got so excited when pre-Industrial Al was on MTV Classic. “See,” I said after a point, “a band can play this shit live.” And so, here we are, one of my personal top five idol units performing my personal favorite of theirs (I’ll fight anyone who claims to like the loud stuff and doesn’t have this song in their personal top 10), live, with a band, and a black future before them.
Even though it’s a boring-ass Wednesday, there’s cool stuff to do.