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Idoling!!! – The AKB Alternative

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBn4-CyQGDs] As much as I love/loved AKB48, I think people are going to eventually get burnt out because of over exposure. I’ve begun to branch out and try to find smaller more niche Idol groups. Idoling is the obvious choice. I’ve found some other songs by the already, so here’s …

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GakiKame

I know alot of people who are fans of Niigaki Risa tend to like the pairing of Takahashi Ai and Niigaki. Rightfully so, 5th Gen is my favorite Generation by far, and it isnt soley because of Gaki. The Bond that all 4 girls had in 5 gen in my …

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time for some JAZZ SESSIONS

there’s something raw and authentic about great jazz.  whether they’re slow and haunting, adrenaline pumped, or just batshit crazy, they have something powerful and resonant that i think anyone could relate and enjoy.  here are some bands i’d like to showcase.  LISTEN UP. SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS you haven’t heard …

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New Ikimono Gakari Single

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFGtoOssGdM] This new single kinda flew under the radar for me as I didn’t find out about it until after it was released….which was today. I don’t mind the these slow jams that Ikimono Gakari has been putting out lately, just would be nice to see some Kimagure Romantic ish songs once in …

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jin bora: master in the making?

a technical master at her craft, jin bora’s fingers fly across the piano keys with ease and frightening precision.  having finished music school in boston, she’s getting a lot of attention with big opportunities coming her way.  her compositions are absolutely beautiful, i can see her blowing the lid off …

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Kara Invades Japan

Kara has recently announced their plans for debuting in japan this summer and they have wasted no time in kicking off the promotions with the release of 2 previous hit singles from korea “Honey” and “pretty Girl” dubbed in Japanese. These Girls are pretty popular in Korea and its going …

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the appeal of idols

i’m no expert on japanese culture.  i read manga and watched anime occasionally, but selectively.  my knowledge of japanese cinema boiled down to critically acclaimed old-timer directors like akira kurosawa and yasujiro ozu, campy pop films like ‘death note’ and ‘battle royale’, or recommended films like ‘nobody knows’ and ‘linda …

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