I cannot contain myself!!


 I am seriously loving BUCK-TICK so much right now! I watched their Nico Nico event last night. It started at 9PM and lasted a little past 12AM. The first hour was used to show clips of their MVs from '87 to '10. This was awesome because, like I've said before, I haven't seen much of their MVs before this. Seeing these videos resulted in my liking a few of the songs that were played. :3 Then the guys came on an hour later. Uh... they're not a talkative bunch are they? Poor Hide. He was a nervous wreck!! He said it himself that he was nervous and the MC kept asking him from time to time if he was ok; even to ask him one time that he looked sleepy... lol. Imai is a bit too serious. I've read that he's a shy guy and I can understand because I'm a bit timid myself, but he just needed to relax a bit. The brothers, Toll and U-ta, seem to have such nice personalities, especially U-ta; he was so cute and amiable. I like him. Atsushi..... ahhhhhhhh, this man. First off, he is gorgeous! I love his smile and wide grins so, soooooo much! He also gave off friendly vibes. X3 

 So the MC asked them a few questions from the fans. One of them was this: "What would you do or where would you go on a date?" Imai's response was a simple "movie and dinner." Atsushi's response was "a motel." LMAO!!! What a joker; that had me rolling. Near the end of their talk session, their new MV "boku wa miss take" was shown. OMG! It was so freakin goooooooooood!!!!!! I wanna see it again! D: I can't remember how the song went, but I loved it so much.... and the MV... damn. I wonder if it's up on YT yet... The talk session ended at 11:30PM and for the past 30 mins, footage from their recently released live DVD/Blueray was shown! More songs were heard for the first time and to my liking. Mainly --> ROMANCE,...IN HEAVEN...and MOON LIGHT. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM LIVE!!!!!!!!! (I may also see them in Tokyo on July 7th if my friend has an available ticket. :D) 



 B-T, I'm your newest fan. Nice to meet you. See you soon.


Rise above yourself!

It's always nice to have something new to listen to. So, for the past couple of months, I have been (inactively) looking for a new band to listen to. About a week ago, I noticed that BUCK-TICK was celebrating their 25th anniversary, so I decided to search for their PVs on youtube. It wasn't "love at first sight" (or hearing, I guess) but I thought they were ok enough to venture further and rent their last three albums: Razzle Dazzle, Momento Mori and Tenshi no Revolver. And guess what? I really enjoy what I'm hearing :D

l-r: Toll Yagami (dr), Imai Hisashi (g & back-up vo), Sakurai Atsushi (vo), Higuchi Yutaka aka U-ta(b) and Hoshino Hideyuki aka Hide (g & back-up vo). 

 Regarding their music, they seemed to have experimented with quite a few genres of rock music. I haven't looked into their discography that much to distinguish their sound between albums. From what I've heard, however, it sounds pretty general rock with a pinch of retro-ness (doku danjou Beauty -R.I.P.-! X3) Ok, so I haven't watched many of their MVs... but I absolutely love their Doku danjou Beauty -R.I.P.- MV!! It was the first MV of theirs that I saw. I love the song, the visuals and well, Atsushi looks so damn GOOD!! That hairstyle is so hot! X3

*10 songs I'm loving* (no special order w/ live video.) 
(warning: some songs below contain profanity and sexual innuendos... just sayin.) 

 - Ash-ra
- doku danjou Beauty -R.I.P.- 

 If you haven't noticed my sidebar, I will be seeing them at Zepp Fukuoka next month!! X3 I can't wait! It isn't a one-man show though. MUCC will be opening for them. I don't know much about MUCC, but at least I get a preview of their style.


ugh... #1092. I'll be way in the back. Oh well, it's only my first live for this group. It will give me a chance to see how fans act and a total view of the band. Next time though, I'd like to have a nice view of Atsushi! Atsushi can be a bit quirky in MVs and lives. Sometimes I wonder if he's ok in he head lol.


18 years.

It has been 18 years since GLAY made their major debut back in 1994 on this very day. I've been a fan of theirs for such a short time, but I'm so happy that I found out about them when I did. GLAY, I wish you continued success in the future. You guys will always be my number 1 band.


Yet, another "new" Japanese band for me to listen to.

Seriously. Why so hot. Atsushi's 46 btw. damn.

I'm seriously digging BUCK-TICK. More about the band later this week. :3


It's going to be a very GLAY summer!!

GLAY LiB Cafe is back this summer! It will be held in OSAKA from July 23rd to July 27th and TOKYO from July 31st to Aug. 15th. I think I'll only be able to attend it in OSAKA.


 "Bible" - GLAY's 45th single is OUT on May 23rd!!
 "GLAY nichi" - I'm assuming that it's a newspaper of some sort. It will be out the day before the 
 "Bible" single. Thankfully, I'll be able to grab it at my local TOWER RECORDS. I think it's free.   "GLAY Walker" - A 100-paged mook that includes a photo shoot and interview about GLAY summer lives at Osaka Nagai Stadium. OUT June 30th. All will be attained, purchased and attended by yours truly. 


GLAY will be live on You Tube, Ustream and NICO NICO on May 23rd 21:00 JST to promote their Bible single. CAN'T WAIT! They will be on TBS's COUNTDOWN TV tonight (May 19th) at 24:58 JST performing "Bible." 

On May 25th, the guys will also be on MUSIC STATION! (Wow, their debut date!!)  

HISASHI's reply on twitter about the announcement of the 2012 Cafe: HISASHI: 忙しいZO! RT @glay_official: LiB CAFE 2012開催決定しました。 lmao, love his response! The guys are going to be so busy running around doing promotions and getting ready for the summer activities. 頑張れ〜


They're back!

THE PREDATORS are back in action! I've been wondering when they would resurface.

New album - "Monster in my head"

  Fall tour at 9 locations:
2012年9月20日(木)東京都 渋谷CLUB QUATTRO
2012年9月25日(火)宮城県 仙台Rensa
2012年9月27日(木)北海道 札幌PENNY LANE 24
2012年9月28日(金)北海道 札幌PENNY LANE 24
2012年10月3日(水)愛知県 名古屋CLUB DIAMOND HALL
2012年10月5日(金)広島県 広島CLUB QUATTRO
2012年10月7日(日)福岡県 福岡DRUM LOGOS
2012年10月9日(火)大阪府 なんばHatch
2012年10月12日(金)東京都 Zepp Tokyo

I plan on attending the live in Fukuoka on 10/7! I first saw them at the Fukuoka summer rock festival called "ROCK DAZE" back in 2010. Of course, I mainly got into this band because of JIRO (GLAY's forever young bassist), but I really do love the music as a whole. This summer, I plan on visiting Hokkaido again (mainly Hakodate since my last visit there in 2010 was very, very short.) Anyway, The RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL will be in Hokkaido on 8/10-11. Bands that I love, such as THE PREDATORS and THE BAWDIES will be performing, so this will be a nice detour. :D Looking forward to a nice, cool summer in Hokkaido!