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Classy Days

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u64mbyueM1I] I really miss these days. The reasons I made the switch from Korean Music to J-Pop. People argue that Japan goes and copies other genres but I’d argue that the way they assimilate it into their own makes it uniquely theirs. For example this type of song, although originated …

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Did I Post This?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdrsbfvyZVc] I’m not sure if I posted this the new AKFG PV. Their the first Japanese band I got into, but their still mixing it up making creative music choices. David

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science is fun

being an idol means you do a lot of work, just for entertainment’s sake. sometimes it means you take a pie to the face.  sometimes it means you make a fool of yourself. and sometimes it means you roll a giant barrel drum full of milk down a snowy hill, …

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Momoiro Clover

Pretty energetic Girls I must say. I saw a live performance of them recently and was taken back by how much power and energy these girls put into their routine. Plus the song is catchy. I will be keeping my eye on these girls.

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SCANDAL: The Wasted Potential

When I first heard of SCANDAL, I was really intrigued. Yeah, sure they were an all girl band all wearing school uniforms. It’s not an entirely new idea. But they had promise to become a talented band, one thing idol groups lack. To fuse looks and visuals with actual musical …

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the end

god knows A5 was my favorite akb stage.  they had their last performance this past thursday, on may 27th.  this marks the end of the old teams, the final nail in the coffin.  goodbye team A, you were the first team that i learned all the names of.  i still …

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ponytail to shushu sales

going into ponytail to shushu, i was a little worried about their sales numbers.  ‘river’ and ‘sakura no shiori’ held mass appeal; they were songs not typical to idol groups.  its mainstream sound and rigorous advertising proved successful, as ‘river’ sold 239,000 copies.  compared to ‘iiwake maybe’, it sold over …

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SHUKAN!

shukan akb; another weekly show where idols compete and suffer challenges. a lot like AKBingo, but because many events take place outside of a controlled studio environment, they’re usually a lot more elaborate and interesting; like bungie jumping, riding rollercoasters, scavenger hunts, etc. i was watching some of the recent …

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subway comparison

i’ve been living in manhattan for four years now, and i’ve become accustomed to how things work around here.  the way people shout across the street at each other, people power-walking through the crowded streets like a highway, the five sirens you hear inevitably everyday without fail no matter where …

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iron chef: idol another day

welcome to the fourth installment of cooking segments taken from previous episodes of AKBingo. beef stroganoff, a traditional russian dish, is the challenge.  the judges this time are five members of a male idol group (those exist?) called ‘shinsengumi rian’.  get ready for haruna’s vast knowledge of ingredients and english, …

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