Happy Halloween! Oh you guys, we made it. No matter what happens on Tuesday, no matter what happens after Tuesday, we have arrived at the single greatest day of the year. We have big plans here at Maniac Mansion, so forgive me for truncating things a bit more than usual so I can get out to wrap up my remaining to-dos and settle into scaring the living bejeezus out of neighborhood children and filling myself and the future missus and assorted friends with delicious sweetness. AND lots of booze!
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, I hope you also get to have a good time today/tonight. I also hope that the fact that the veil between the worlds of the living and dead is already thinning and will all but disappear come sundown doesn’t mean that you will soon be awash in spectral visitations by departed loved ones/mortal enemies, nor that we’ll have yet another incomprehensible disaster on the near horizon as literal chaos demons enter our plane to wreak still more havoc for their own amusement.
What a Day
Of all the various Halloween streams, this one feels like it would get just the right mix of elements:
— Broken By The Scream (@BBTS_koushiki) October 28, 2020
This sounds entirely too good today:
More NILKLY live always makes me wish we had more to talk about with them:
I really need Ano’s solution to masks here:
— ano STAFF (@ano_staff) October 26, 2020
Consider joining Team Homicidols in our support of ATOMIC MINISTRY:
I was just wondering the other day what my old bias Ruru Summertree was up to:
Looks like we’re gonna need another A.N.otheЯ:
— A.N.otheЯ-アナザー-Official (@A_N_othe_R) October 25, 2020
I ultimately couldn’t be motivated to care enough about this POPPING EMO song to do anything with this, oops:
NEO JAPONISM dance practice:
GARUDA “in” Sweden!
And it is now official: @GARUDA_info will make an appearance at Alternativfesten in Sweden on November 6 and 7! It is a Pre-recorded Show Extraordinaire by Yuffie Sakimura in collaboration with SJPA for Alternativfesten. https://t.co/mQDDboBG3j pic.twitter.com/jACJSzWy9L
— Swedish-Japanese Performers Association (@swejpnpa) October 27, 2020
THIS IS NATS!!
Among the never-ending stream of recorded live performances that you’ll get from following REBEL REBEL I cannot more recommend this one purely because of its incomprehensible title:
Idol in Focus
This week’s Idol in Focus is GREAT MONKEYS in something of a first for this feature: We’re letting you know about a graduation/not-quite-disbandment thing in a weird context because there’s really no other context to talk about, but also what’s the point of a full post, they released one song? Anyway, my personal dark horse favorite debut from 2020 is having all members reassigned within the company, and new members recruited I guess:
【GREAT MONKEYSから、大切なお知らせ】 pic.twitter.com/9lXjbw5kzS
— GREAT MONKEYS (@gremon_info) October 29, 2020
Who the hell knows, man? None of the members have said anything interesting, and it’s not like they’re suddenly out of a job. Anyway.
Bonus Actual Idol in Focus
Much more interesting for our purposes is Malcolm Mask McLaren, who dumped a bunch of stuff on Soundcloud this week:
And then blessed us with more video:
Actually while we’re on the topic, I’d like for you to imagine my excitement at seeing a the mishmash MV and then my disappointment when this is all it was:
Hey, you guys remember Cecil, right?
This is why you let yourself get into idols more broadly, gang, and specifically Iketeru Hearts:
This is the last photo of elfloat you’ll ever see:
『fairy go home』本当にありがとうございました✨
— エルフロート (@elfloat) October 30, 2020
In names I didn’t expect to see pop up in my list, Moecore Gakuen are alive!
Which made me think of Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen; do they release new music anymore?
The woman is an international treasure:
I wanna compose a new song in which I’m only shouting ‘fuck you’ one hundred million times
— 春 ねむり HARU NEMURI (@haru_nemuri) October 24, 2020
Have a safe and awesome and fun and healthy Halloween!