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Horror Movie Sunday Live!

It’s time to get into the festivities and there’s nothing like watching the absurd, funny, scary, and disturbing to get you in the mood.  We’ll be playing some horror movies; some that we’ve already seen, some we haven’t. It will begin around 2-3pm central time; you can watch by clicking …

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The Man for Whom Money is No Object

It started out as a harmless bid.  It was for a picture of an AKB member I liked.  The clothes, pose, and quality of the photo was well worth the 10 dollars.  I rarely bid on any items; the “buy it now” button is what I usually limit my purchases …

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“Now is the Time; You’ve been Reborn, Beginner!”

“Are we dreaming? Do we believe in the future? We’re reckless, not knowing fear, or what our place is…We’ll tear off the chains that have controlled us.  It’s OK not to know anything, Beginner! Stand up! Together!  Remember the day you were born!  Everyone was a Beginner!  Stand up! Right …

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Next 9th Gen member?

Usually when I am procrastinating on homework, I browse through youtube to find random Idol videos that I have not seen before. Earlier today I stumbled upon a girl who reproduces the dances of famous Idol/japanese songs. I’ve heard of this girl before, but never really paid attention to her until today. …

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If Anybody Understand This

If there was any audience that would understand this, I hope it’s you guys. For those of you who don’t get the reference, there’s a series in Japan where a busty female anime character named Hinako works out while wearing loose fitting clothing. She’s ultra bubbly and rather cute but …

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Beginner First Day Sales

Yesterday David and I were talking about AKB and and releases they made this year when he mentioned that 2010 was hands down the best year AKB has seen, as far as singles go.  ‘Ponytail to Shushu’ and ‘Heavy Rotation’ were instant classics as far as we were concerned.  I …

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SKE48’s B-sides are Peculiar.

SKE’s 4th single had a great, lively, energetic PV.  Later I came to realize that they had created 3 other PVs for the accompanying B-side tracks as well.  As a whole, they are less impressive than ‘1, 2, 3, 4 Yoroshiku!’ but it’s really nothing to complain about as having …

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What Do I Know?

It was a topic on this weeks show as well as Dae’s most recent post. Beginner. How will it do? I expressed opinions that it wouldn’t do so well. Or at least not well as the last two singles did. But honestly, what do I know? Dae credited me as …

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Beginner Shows Ambition; But Will it Succeed?

‘Beginner’ is my favorite single of 2010 among the intense set of releases made this year from Akimoto Yasushi’s group, AKB48. Everything about it screams ambition; the unique multiple-center dance formations, unconventional single, controversial PV, a new concept for b-sides, and the recent news of 1,030,000 copies of ‘Beginner’ being …

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