Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Such a Shame What a Bad Mood can do to a Song

I decided to give SKE48 another chance to make me think of them as a completely different unit away from AKB48, i.e, i currently think of them as AKB rejects scrounging off of AKB's success. Sorry but that's my opinion and so far they haven't proved me wrong yet.

So i decided to open my mind a bit more to them with their latest single and after what seemed like a life time, but in reality it was only a minute, i finally clicked on that X and tried not to be sick.

I then proceeded to listen to the other songs that were released that same week as SKE by artist that i've heard of and the same thing happened, i could only get through like 1 minute of their songs. Which got my thinking, "Why am i being so negitive towards these songs?" There's nothing rong with them, with few exceptions (SKE still hasn't changed my views on them, it might have gotten worst though). They're fun, bright and happy songs that should make people smile. So why isn't it makeing me smile?

Looking through my iTunes collection, i looked at my most played songs this past week, and to my surprise, all the songs have had some sort of sad/angry/enpowering element to them. Songs like (going to get really cheesey here) Steps - Deeper Shade of Blue, N'SYNC - Bye Bye Bye, Boys II Men - End of the Road, AKB48 Himawari gumi - Confessions, C-ute - Aitai Lonely Christmas, Kara - Break It, En Vogue - Free Your Mind, Beyonce - Ring the Alarm. This got me thinking (really bad thing to do), Can you really be open to new songs/experiences if your not in the right mood?

My pervious dabbles with SKE before this was with their last single 1!2!3!4! YOROSHIKU!. Again, i slated it. But looking to the fact that right now, while trying to listen to their latest release, i'm really not in the mood for a genki idol song, made me think that i might have been in that same mood that time before.

Looking at my diary from October/November, a number of things happened than in my personal life that affected the type of songs i was listening to then. Morning Musume's Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Song reached out to me in regards to how i was feeling about the opposite sex at that time and i recieved it warmly with open arms.  Berryz Koubou's Shining Power sort of made me confused and irritated and very hungry, That song didn't really get me listening to it untill after christmas. Scandal's songs seemed to hit me hard and i had them on repeat quite a bit than.

That time, it was a really ruff time for my what with break up's and plans being cancelled and this stupid government and what nots that it made it hard for me to really listen to anything remotly happy. This time, i'me feeling really isolated from my friends and my life in general and thats having a negitive effect on the type of songs i'm listening to.

Even songs that usually make me happy, like Guru Guru Jump, Koi no Jubaku, Dance de Bakoon, Shoujo wa manatsu ni nani wo suru? (apparently one of 2 SKE songs that i can listen to without wanting to press the skip button after 5 seconds) and Smile Bijin, have made me want to skip then. On the upside, Arashi and Hey! Say! Jump! have helped push my mood forward. Funny really. I don't really listen to boy bands.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Maji Desu ka Ska! PV

A youtuber has kindly pieced together Morning Musume.s Maji desu ka ska! PV for everyone. I kinda knew that this could/would happen what with the various previews and radio rips out there.

The you tube account is Dsnrcg.

Remember that this isn't offical yet. It's just what a fan has put together.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

March Releases/Orders/Events Postponed

Just thought i'd post this from CDJapan's Twitter.

On Tuesday 15th March 2011, said:
Hi everyone. As our country is going through a serious hardship, record companies began to inform us that they are postponing the new releases to come out in March until later in April. By taking this measure, they hope all resources we have for transportations may be used to help the efforts to reach out to people in the devastated regions. We are in the process of collecting accurate information. Once we have all details, we'll make an announcement on our site.

H!P have also either cancelled or postponed all events as well.

On a plus, AKB's theatre is up and running and will begin activites later this month. i managed to donate a total of £6.41 (gift aided £5) to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. All Donations go the Japan Red Cross. If you live in the UK, you can donate here

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Cuca-chan's alright

Cuca-chan and her family are alright. They have posted up her latest dance covers for Berryz Herione and have added this message



Which says (thanks to Google Translate)

Everyone was affected by the earthquake, I would like sincere sympathy.

Dear East, Please do your best!
First video is with her extremely cute little brother, the second is just her


Please keep Japan in your prays today

Friday, 11 March 2011

My Prays are with you all.

Just want to say that my thoughts prays are with Japan and the surrounding areas at this moment in time.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Hello, I'm LunaLupus. Kira kindly invited me here, so here I am. A little introduction is in order, and I'll try to keep it short.

My name is slightly based on Sailor Moon. It means "Moon Wolf". Sailor Moon introduced me to the wider world of anime, and J-Pop. Morning Musume was relatively new, and I didn't really like them at that point. About 8 years later, I started watching Shugo Chara. I enjoyed the songs, and was impressed by the positive lyrics. I then discovered a Buono album on iTunes, and planned to buy it the next month. Fortunately, they removed it before I could. You see, I found an album with multiple H!P songs, which led to my becoming a fan of multiple H!P idols. Currently, I'm also a fan of many non-H!P idols, and some groups/singers that aren't idols.

I actually found Kira's blog because of Dream5. I posted a comment, and thought that was that. I started "promoting" Dream5 in what small way I could, and by linking this blog. Kira happened to see me promoting them, and now I'm writing for her blog. I may not write too often, but I hope what I do write will be somewhat interesting.

Blog Update

The main update to this blog really is that there will be a new member. His name Is LunaLupus and i'll Let him Introduce himself when he's ready. I just thought i should let you all know and i hope you all welcome him.

Other unrelated news (well unrelated to site updates really), Berryz, yesterday, received a Daily #1 on the Ocicon charts with over 5000 copies sold. That was a jump from 9th Place to 1st place than it dropped back down to 7th today (Today as in Tuesday. I'm a night owl or as my gran says a dirty stop out. So right now it's gone 1.20am on Wednesday.) And Captain wrote that in her blog and thanked everyone. I know it only a daily and all but it's still great that they can reach that position. Lets hope that their management and marketing teams do more for their next single to make that a more permanent thing and not a one off.

well thats all for now. Must go back to going whatever real life demands of me next (hopefully nothing to do with blood or horror)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Who's the better dancer?

New Poll up.

I was watching the recent PV from C-ute and Berryz, and to me, the best dancers are Maimi, Nakky, Captain and Momoworld (not in that order tho) But i couldn't decide who out of Risako and Maimai was the weakest.

Since it seems that C-ute doesn't have a dance shot for Kiss Me, I'll use their Last single as a reference.

(shouldn't really post this again)

Buono! DVD MAGAZINE Vol.1 6/8

Chisato Vs Mai (Subtitled)

ヒロインになろうか!(Dance Shot Ver.) - Berryz工房