Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Watched the HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP 20th Anniversary Daikanshasai

HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP 20周年大感謝祭 in Japanese. It was too much trouble to translate “Daikanshasai”, which means something like “big thank you party”. Basically a small live concert featuring some big names in the Japanese music industry celebrating 20 years since Hey! Hey! Hey! started… even though it was technically cancelled 2 years ago […]

56th Kohaku Uta Gassen rundown (2005 edition)

It’s already March, and I still haven’t watched the newest Kohaku Uta Gassen. Actually I skipped last year’s too. And the year before. It just wasn’t interesting any more. It seemed like the organizers were trying too hard to rope in younger viewers, so they kept inserting younger acts even where they didn’t belong. For […]

Off-topic rambling

The ATV stream is back! Woo-hoo! You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, and all that. Just in time, cos I was going astray, visiting all kinds of English websites and reading about Japanese celebrities. They’re all so coy. They won’t even admit to the plastic surgery and dental work many of them […]

Ayumi Hamasaki

Known as the Empress of J-Pop in certain circles, Ayumi Hamasaki is almost certainly the most successful female j-pop artist to date. She’s been outsold on an album-by-album basis, but in terms of consistent success there’s nobody that can hold a candle to her right now. She was actually the first artist in Japan to […]

RIP Michael Jackson

I guess every blogger in the world must have blogged about this in the hours since the news hit. I was too shell-shocked in the beginning to think about writing anything. Actually I didn’t even believe the news to begin with, I thought my brother was bullshitting me. I checked CNN, same thing. BBC, same […]

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