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introducing new team b

(above: team B performing ‘team B oshi’, from their new setlist) since it’s been a while since the team shuffles took place back in 2009, i thought i got used to it; but apparently not.  the new team B has debuted on may 21st with their new stage set-list, B5.  …

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iron chef: idols

food made by idols must be delicious right?  think again.  this was a segment of AKBingo they used to do a while ago. in this segment girls split into 2 teams: red and white, and take turns to create a traditional omu-rice(stir-fried rice covered with an egg omlette) to the …

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the knight returns

just when i thought it was over, she returns.  looks like it will be a series of segments where they ask her to do tasks with a suit of armor.  first it was getting groceries; now it’s ordering food at a restaurant.  they could shoot a whole episode of her …

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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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Ponytail to Shu Shu PV

so the long awaited PV was released just a little while ago.  the intro is hilarious and absurd, going above and beyond the typical idol fare.  there’s a air of freshness and vibrancy to this PV.  everything is dynamic and saturated with colors, the hand-held camera adds that extra grounded …

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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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Didn’t Find Out Until Today

I was browsing last.fm last night when I found out the lead singer to one of my favorite bands died last year, the day before Christmas.  I didn’t even know what to think. Here I was looking to see if they had any new music and I find that they …

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little miss wallflower gets a single

akb’s youngest member, oku manami of team b(formerly team k), was said to be potential ace-girl material by the producer aki-p.  whether she’s being groomed to become one or not is in question because she hasn’t been getting a lot of attention lately.  maybe a few years down the line, …

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