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花冷え。(HANABIE。) - “We love sweets”

22 December 2021 • Filed under ,

You're going to think you're ready for this. You're not ready.

Hang on to your wigs and keys. HANABIE. is a four-piece metal band out of Tokyo. They initially formed as a high school music club and have kept kicking around for about 6 years since then, as best as I can tell. I’m not into many metal bands, though I do listen to some artists—like Rolo Tomassi—that mix metal with other styles to give it a more varied, melodic, (occasional) pop sound. I have a love/hate relationship with genres already, and in this case I’m fully out of my depth in describing the genres …


The Unofficial Music Video

1 December 2021 • Filed under ,

Two seconds of John Cho's bare buns have rendered this video "age restricted". FYI.

I can’t count the number of times that I’ve clicked a music video on YouTube, only to discover that it was fan-made, and usually poorly made, but with a deceptively good thumbnail image. It’ll usually be just a photo with music playing underneath, or clips from other music videos spliced together. For some reason, I’ve only recently stumbled into the world of cinematic fan-made videos, each taking scenes from a single film (or serial episode) and putting them together in a way that compliments the music. It makes sense; songs that appear …


BAND-MAID - “onset”

21 October 2021 • Filed under ,

Yes, it's a band of maids.

Photosensitivity warningThis video contains flashing lights that could trigger seizures for people with visual sensitivities. YouTube is wild. I’ve been watching it a lot during this whole COVID ordeal, and discovered some really great stuff thanks to all the different ways it suggests other content. I like a good metal jam, so the ‘Tube offered me this video. I’m sorry, what? Are those Japanese girls dressed in maid outfits? Is that why the band is named “BAND-MAID”? It it really that simple? Yep, it’s that simple. Is it gimmicky? Yeah, for sure. Did …


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