Tag Archives: beginner

Review: VSK – God Songs

If you follow me on Twitter you might remember me mentioning I wanted to do a review of this album. Well I finally got a hold of a copy so hold onto your hats as I bring you a track-by-track review. Just so you know I’m being fair and objective …

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SNSD + AKB48 = Fun Show

Who says Kpop and Jpop can’t be enjoyed together?  SNSD and AKB48 were featured at the FNS Music Festival and performed their hit songs: ‘Genie’ and ‘Gee’ by SNSD, ‘Beginner’ and ‘Aitakatta’ by AKB48. Both had great performances and looked like they sang live while being backed up by recordings.  …

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

I guess music industries are more internationally aware of each other than I thought. These girls called ‘Las Famosas Inalcanzables’, which roughly translates to ‘The Untouchable Superstars/Celebs’ performs a song called ‘Champú para Tus Ojos’, or ‘Shampoo for your Eyes’. This is easily the funniest thing I’ve seen all week: …

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Dae’s Auction Adventure: The Conclusion

I’ve talked about the infamous auction I took part in regarding a ‘Beginner’ theater picture of Takajyo Aki previously on the blog and on the November 1st podcast. Guess what came in the mail this week: BEAUTIFUL.  Expect more talk about it on this week’s show. Dae

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First Million-Selling Single in Three Years

BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH SINGLE. The Recording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ), responsible for dishing out the coveted ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ certifications, has certified ‘Beginner’ as a million-seller.  I was surprised to find that this was the million-buster single in over three years; an Oricon article was speculating this would spark …

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Popularity.

I love ‘Beginner’.  I can say it a million times. What makes it even more sweet is the great success it’s been seeing according to Oricon: AKB’s ‘RIVER’ was their first single that charted #1, and ‘Beginner’ marks their fifth consecutive #1 single. When charting ‘Heavy Rotation’, I celebrated the …

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INSPIRATION.

Atron and David hate kids and found no joy from watching this video; in fact, I bet they’d punch children if it wasn’t illegal. These videos are awesome. I like to think we were all like this as kids—being inspired from things we saw in the media and wanting to …

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