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- Music:シャ乱Q: いいわけ
Watching Kisumai's november concert on dvd.
He actually takes the stage, sings live all the songs except for his solo which is techno-vibed anyway (I'm halfay through and he's been the only one to do that) and does it well, like the rapping too.
Please lose the wedding dress hanging behind you though.
His voice range has improved and he has gotten so much more power in it. He can actually hold the notes and sound effortless and switch between the low rapping and the different qualities of the songs.
Impressed. Kind of against my will :D
The group dancing is quite horrible and Tamamori is, as always, useless despite all the spotlight he gets. We know he can't sing, dance or act, but how bad is he that even his solo song doesn't have any close-ups because he can't lipsync or control his expression.
But damn. Gaya took me by surprise. Nice!
He just might actually become
the next big thing.
So, KAT-TUN claim they have taken high-class dance, vocal and English classes (in NYC). None of it shows in their performance though... (also hi, heavy back track).
Kisumai are sour as ever and while Fujigaya actually managed to hit some notes here *is surprised* (dear GOD FNS Kayousai was AFWUL, I'm still embarrassed for their behalf though I don't even know why.. not a single note in any of the performances was right.. for any of them. Feel like bowing in apology to Makihara-san and NAOTO... and the people who watched Kisumai's parts of the show) although his voice is thin. The others though.. no way. Just no. Thank God for the backtrack here.
Arashi with their backtracks as usual. (as was in Kayousai, lol).
SMAP rocks. Battery, がんばりましょう, Lion Heart,シャレオツ... oh my heart ♥♥♥
Nakai's rap in the beginning is indeed sexy (as Shingo said in SxS earlier this year).
Kimura announced his jidaigeki-drama Musashi (airs in March). Yay. And there will be a SMAP-live in 2014. YAY! I'm so going, I'm also taking part in a volunteer mission in the spring (for the Daishinsai catastrophe I went this and last year as well).
Not exactly related, but this reminded me: Note how SMAP is able to walk in peace through the audience and how Kimura could go sit with them. This freedom and peace and giving room for the artists was and is very clear to me, and that's why they can do such things.
But when I was in Japan earlier this year with the volunteer group, I was dragged to a kpop concert (can you still call it a concert when it was 95% lipsynched??? anyway) and there were lots of Korean fans. The manners! Or should I say (I should!!) the lack of them. Shrieking (even during the few ballads), running, bumping into others, rushing near and tearing into clothes if the idols came close. So in the end the performers just stayed on the stage.
GAH! unbelievable. I'll get another migraine just thinking about it. Cultures are different, sure, but give people who entertain some respect and space.
Also, when in Japan... well, enough grumbling.
Back to business:
miwa was great. I was able to see her live this year.
Golden Bomber are so tiring.. and old. I turned the sound off when they came on.
Seriously, leave memeshikute out, argh. (too bad they're doing in it at Kouhaku too.. noo~ well, a toilet break!)
Also, the girl who replaced Takeuchi ana is terrible. Though, to be fair, I thought so about Takeuchi in the beginning too. But she's been at this for a while every week and the new girl's still awful. sigh.
I'd saw VAMPS live here in Europe this year, and HYDE knocked me all over again when I remembered how great his stage presence is! (Hadn't seen it after Laruku quite some years ago), And this one reminded me again. wow.
See you next year in Europe, VAMPS!
GLAYxEXILE: SCREAM ♥♥♥
I'm so out of loop with EXILE. Knew HIRO will retire (thank you for all your hard work!), but since when have Atsushi and TAKAHIRO been exchanging lots of looks and glowing smiles with each other? cute though :D
And who gets the last laugh of the year? It's of course Leader with the Tamo-san impersonation. Scary as ever :P
SMAP will be at CDTV年越しlive. Nakai declined the hosting gig, but SMAP will still take part with a performance. Awesome!
- Music:Matt Nathanson: Run
So I'm having a great time, relaxing in Okinawa. Awesome! Also very happy that lined up and picked up my NEWS utsucon-dvd. Also got nampa-ed in the line :P
Tegoshi you perfect being. HE FREAKING SHINES. I AM NOT KIDDING YOU. I mean, his solo.. he shines. literally. And he owns the whole concert, doing all the harmonizing and leading all choruses and being generally awesome and keeping the key!! All the time!
And "Full Swing". OMG my heart. my 30+ heart almost gave up when his voice broke in the last bridge and he still forced the words and almost, almost held his note... *sobs*
Also, the sleaze in his VTRs is quite a legendary feature.
The only song that was pretty much ruined was 'Summer Time'. As it's supposed to be energetic and happy, instead it was mellow, almost thin.
Well, to be fair, it was the only song in the whole 3 hours that Tego wasn't the main vocal in the chorus tape, but still.. Having Masuda as the lead in the chorus, not a great choice. It flattened the song, making it, well, without the energy I wanted to see and hear.
Also, Shige STILL sucks terribly at lipsynching. Everyone else was pretty much live (though the choruses came from tape and they sung over them), but he didn't for many songs and it showed. Well, I guess fail is fail. That goes for Koyama and Shige for messing the steps quite a few times too.
All the grumbling aside, I'm really glad they came back as four.
Tego in both Soccer Earth and Pikaru Teiri.. fabulous, simply fabulous. He caused a storm; I mean pretty much all people were talking about PikaTei the next day :D
(and please please, make Matayoshi lose, i don't wanna really see Tego in tebura~ segment.. just.. no.. or well, if he does participate I bet he'd do the impossible and win.
I'll never forget Yoshimura's face when he saw Tego in the wig :D
JDA ABC is forever relevant
...can't remember how many times I've played this.
Those going to JYJ's Berlin-con: have fun! Hopefully you get a few extra songs too :)
Also: I'm ecstatic that Tego actually got an own corner in ItteQ! AWESOME!
- Music:ABC: 蝶 (pv-rip)
Also now that my head has cleared.
We had VIP-seats.
- Concert goods... cheap, not nice. Seeing as I'm comparing them to Japan quality, no surprise.
- Concert's arrangement could have been better, as in the seats etc
- TOO SHORT. oh my god, it was so short, a little over an hour! So disappointed!
- The shrieking. GOD the shrieking. Why are you people shrieking even during the ballads? Do not want. Do not understand.
- Yuchun being offkey a handful of times
- Backing tape
- Never thought I'd say this: JJ looks even better than before: SO GOOD. I mean, he looks utterly masculine, has this powerful and charming aura and his voice. Oh I've heard his voice before in lives in JPN, but he's gotten a bit of an edge now, and it suits him! His solo = easily the most heartfel performance of the night. Also his vocals = pure HEAVEN, I am so impressed. Further impressed, I mean. He carries the lead vocal's duty so well! And this is different from being in THSK, now his voice colors JYJ's sound even more.
- Jun-chan is so cute. I want to pinch his cheeks and ruffle his hair.
- Good performances overall, the songs are great and I'm proud of most of them being self-made
- They really showed that they appreciated the fans' efforts, and enjoyed Spain and Europe
- Fans from many different countries, I talked to people from France, Brazil, Portugal, Italy.. and also Japan!
- Talked to some staff after the show, seems that JJ is the leader and big brother in all things considered. They had so much positive comments about him (and the other two too, but mainly JJ because it seems they interacted more with him).
- My two tough navy men were moved to tears with me when "in heaven" came to its climax. So powerful. Nive job, JJ and Jun-chan! They also promised to come to the next concert with me if JYJ is having one in the near proximity of us.
Two new fans = GET!
They were also positively surprised that they weren't the only men in a girl-audience. Many boys and men came too, so great!
Con was nice, though way WAY too short.
Also, LOL at myself for being so "japanized" about music and concerts. brainwashed, that I am!
Happy I went thou, and good luck JYJ!
- Tags:jyj, music
- Music:JYJ: Pierrot
So I've arrived.
Once again, Barcelona.
I'm excited to see this live:
If you see a blonde woman flanked by two military type men and followed around by two teenage girls... that's me, my two friends from Rota and my CO's daughter and her friend...
My JYJ-trip became a bit of a babysitting duty... just kidding, Therese and Antonia are nice girls :)
Estoy tan emocionada de lo que vamos a hacer este fin de semana!
Not an easy job.
Lots of different feelings.
There were hardships. Even when we arrived at Narita there were two members of the team who turned back home... couldn't you have made your decision before accepting the mission? You took lots of resources that could have been used in other ways to help!
Japan never ceases to amaze me.
How everyone takes a stand together and with keeping their heads down they push forward.
This is truly a mentality unlike any other.
The feeling of thankfulness and appreciation is overflowing in me.
Please do your best everyone, to help Japan.
This scar will take a long time to heal, but the efforts are relentless and there is hope.
I'm sad to have left Japan, as I feel there could maybe have been things to do still.
But it is good to be home too.
- Music:坂本冬美: アジアの海賊
Remind me again, why am I watching this?
No, the right answer is not "because the common room in here has a freaking awesome widescreen HDTV
I'm kinda rooting for Sweden's kristoffer berndtsson (or however you write his name). He had the freeskate with X JAPAN's music some years back. ...skated himself to my heart then.
also I'm kinda complainin' for there are really not much of my faves skating. Obviously because there're no Japanese, but also because NO PLUSHENKO.
Joubert and Verner I've never really liked so though they're tops, it's kinda meh.
Italy's Contesti is total FAB though! Go man!
And HEY there are two from home-spain too! 2x Javiers, as I call them.
That is to say: Javier Fernandez and Javier Raya (who is btw next to skate now).VAMOS JAVI x2!
Ok so Raya sucked SO BAD, Fernandez was ok and got at least 60 points.
And also, the really young Russian (only 17, God!) ARTUR GACHINSKI, is so Plushenko-like that it's not even funny!
Wow, I'm going to enjoy him developing to (one of) the best!
- Music:smap: paripia