• Gangpol & Mit at UrBANGUILD

    17 Jun 2007, 03:49 by djgizmoe

    With the wife gone for another week, I was left with two options for Saturday night concert-going (staying home to wank off was NOT an option). For the last few weeks, I'd been thinking about hitting the Hikashu concert at BRIDGE, but over the last few days, mainly because of their teaser on YouTube, I've been getting more and more curious about Gangpol & Mit (see also Gangpol und Mit), who were playing at UrBANGUILD the same night.

    My decision was made for me when my co-worker Andrew (who lives in Kyoto), said he might need a hand moving yesterday. Hikashu in Osaka was a no-go, so Gangpol & Mit it was to be. So after a little morning temple exploration in anticipation of my friends's visit in August, I scootered crosstown towards Higashioji Dori. Andrew lived in the Ebisu Gaijin House at the top of this wretched hill, so moving involved navigating a staircase that was probably constructed before World War II and backing up and down streets in a moving van that I'd had trouble squeezing through on my scooter. …
  • Song quiz (join!)

    5 Mar 2007, 01:44 by chinaeyes85

    can't sleep, found this kinda fun thing. (ive translated/explained some titles for you to understand)

    1. Put your music player on shuffle.
    2. Press forward for each question.
    3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING!
    4. Tag 10 people to play this game too.

    1. How are you feeling today?
    Curro agujetas

    2. Will you get far in life?

    3. How do your friends see you?
    Cómo te extraño

    4. Will you get married?
    Tan poquita cosa

    5. What is your life’s theme song?
    Yo no canto por cantar

    6. What’s the story of your life?
    La vida en gris

    7. What was high school like?
    Here comes the sun

    8. How can you get ahead in life?
    ¿Quién te va querer?

    9. What is tomorrow going to be like?
    Waheguru Wahe Jio (=Great Beyond Description is the experience of God Blessing the Soul)

    10. What is the best thing about your friends?
    Soc krig

  • pidgeon holery

    20 Oct 2005, 13:35 by speedwaystar

    The music I've been listening to for the last couple of months has been labelled. Don't you love labels?

    Anyway, it's , apparently. So there. Relief all round?

    " - describes the younger acts who listened to as middle-school kids and are now creating new music based on the aesthetic principles of the original recordings. The Pizzicato Five-clones Capsule are the de facto leaders of this movement (although producer/songwriter wunderkind Nakata Yasutaka claims he's never heard much of Yasuhara Konishi's work). Other acts include Hazel Nuts Chocolate, Aprils, Dahlia, PETSET, Spaghetti Vabune!, pictogram color, kofta, Orangenoise Shortcut, and tetrapletrap. There are many labels active in Japan at the moment - like abcdefg-record, Sucre, and Softly! - which do a very light, innocent cute pop thing. Marquee is the media guide to the movement, which editor-in-chief MMM calls "Future Pop" to include the parallel…