What’s good, team? I’ll tell you what’s good: Our Hanako-san game. Go play.
Did Anything Interesting Even Happen This Week?
So Dots! That EP of theirs (which is basically a maxi single now that the “other three tracks” are just the same tracks but with vocaloid [even if it’s my secret girlfriend Hatsune Miku]) is very gosh-darned good. So gosh-darned good, in fact, that it was OTOTOY’s best seller:
— ・・・・・・・・・運営 (@tokyo_tsukurou) January 12, 2017
There’s got to be a fan or two of Dragon Nation Academy among us. Well, they’re breaking up, like forever:
Dragon Nation Academy解散のお知らせ
— DragonNationAcademy (@dna_idol) January 7, 2017
I remember about when they debuted, and I remember being McKayla Maroney, and I completely forgot that they existed until I caught that tweet. At barely 300 followers, I can understand the reasoning.
Did you see that the alt-pop darlings in sora tob sakana dropped this track on Monday?
I remember the first time I stumbled across sora tob, deep in a YMM playlist that also happened to be where I first heard Koutei Camera Girl (pre-Zwei) and Girls Excellency International, among others. They always put me in a good mood.
While we’re on the topic of idols doing really cool music, how many here have ever met Philosophy no Dance? If your life needed a little more Motown and city pop and “funky but chic” music in it, they’re a great addition:
Brian can attest that they could turn your life inside out.
And speaking of things that can turn a life inside out, the human catastrophe that is Hiiragi Fuyu (Heart ni Pochicon) is once again on health-related hiatus:
— 柊木冬@ハートにポチコン (@Fuyu_Hiiragi) December 21, 2016
That’s old news at this point, but still. Fuyu, trust me when I say that you need to quit smoking or something.
Hey, did you guys know that STARMARIE, when they aren’t being cool and gothic and stuff, have a total Sakura Gakuin mode?
So, brief programming note, I’m super excited to be going to see Code Orange play in Baltimore in a few weeks. Their brandy-new album is a ridiculous smash-up of some of the most vicious hardcore left in the scene and we’re-mature-musicians-now moody post-grunge that fills me with terrible dread. Great times! I’m excited for the show, but am also super excited for at least one of the openers. Stick this shit in your ears:
Nicole Dollanganger is very interesting. Look at these photos and tell me that
she’s not the perfect center for my dream idol project we shouldn’t be friends.
Have you ever wondered how idols/whatever feel when they surreptitiously hit up a record store to see how well they’re doing? I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t get a total kick out of this video of Sakohata Aya taking a stroll through some of Tokyo’s shops.
Her reaction to her own stuff is cool (also cool: her solo debut sold well), but I love when she spies the empty BiS-san display. Notice what else is on the same stand!
It was kind of a slow week, folks, and it’s a long weekend here in the USA. Have yourselves a good time out there and remember what the holiday’s for.