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Fourth of July: Part 4 – The Magic Begins with 花火

In the end we took a long walk from Newbury Street to Harvard Square and back just in time for the firework.

I don't think I've ever smiled so big!

I don't think I've ever smiled so big!

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Fourth of July – Part 3: Group Chillaxin’
July 5, 2009, 11:23 pm
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Stunners

Stunners

On an expedition

On an expedition

One phrase: Drop it like it’s hot.



{Return to Boston: Anime Convention 2009 #1 (Anime Boston ’09)
日曜の朝の出来

日曜の朝の出来

So Anime Boston came up with a very sudden suprise although in a sense I was expecting it. However it was at such an inconvenient time. I had just come back from Boston earlier in the week and I had almost no money. So I asked to borrow 100 bucks from my sister which was an awful idea. She gave me so much crap and kind of ruined the con for me a bit. However the entrance fee was 50 bucks so that’s half of my money. I had to pay back 30 bucks for the bus ticket brough to me by my love, Raphael♥.  I ended up not even getting 100 bucks, only 70. The convention for the most part was a lot of fun. I’m starting to see myself growing up because the conventions don’t have the same effect they used to have. Or prehaps it was because I didn’t have money to splurge like usual. Next time I’ll have money. We also plan to get a hotel room booked for the upcoming ConnectiCon ’09. Sunday of the convention was prehaps and always the saddest day of the convention but it was my favorite this time. We got to play ParaParaParadise, which I missed a lot. No Pop’n though which was a little sad. I had a great weekend. We also got to see the Japanese group called Kalafina live. They put on a great performance. I’ve heard their music before but didn’t know who they were. Beautiful women with beautiful voices. From here on out as well, things will be different. Starting over.

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Uroboros / ユロボロス / 유루부룼!!

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Out of nowhere, to me at least, Dir en grey came to Boston! It was really shocking that although I new that it was going to happen my mind didn’t really comprehend it. At least not until they came out on stage. I was suprised by Toshiya and Kyo’s height. Toshiya was crazy tall and Kyo was crazy short. It was obvious that they were pros at what they do. Unlike the previous Japanese Rock concerts we’ve been to, they performed the entire time without getting boring. I was also shocked by their wide range of song choice. They played 2 new songs from their albums that I really love:

Dozing Green (Newer Song)

Obscure (Older Song)


Those definitely were highlights.

Enjoy it!

ディール!!

ディール!!

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Nヨw Mu5iメ!
November 12, 2008, 9:55 pm
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This month I have taken notice of the huge flux of new music! I’m actually very excited. All of the music that is currently being produced is suprisingly WONDERFUL! There are quiet a few that I guess I’m going to have to include in this entry. Some of these may be new and some may be old. Most of all, I’m going to the Dir en grey concert tonight with Raphael and Kevin. It’s insane that they are going to be so close by. They are literally playing down the street from Raphael’s house. That is definitely crazy! Sadly, there is no word of when my beloved Hikki will be near. She’s been so lazy with her production or at least on the downdown about it.

First up!

BoA is trying to break into the United States music industry. She has debuted with her single ‘Eat You Up.’ The song is suprisingly catchy although the verses of the song are rather monotone. Dekyil said it makes her feel really impatient when listening. It’s a really good first single. She kind of dumbed down and dirty-ed up her lyrics for the American audience. That means the appearance of lyrics like “I’ll eat you up…so yum yum…” But hey! It’s no where as bad as Hikki’s “You’re Easy Breezy and I’m Japaneezy…” (I can’t wait for the day that that line in the song means nothing to me) Take a listen to her song and it comes with two music videos which is somethign new in the music industry here.

BoA's promo shot for the single.

BoA's promo shot for the single.

Other than that, Keane and Ami Suzuki have released new albums. These two I had given up on because their preceeding albums did not impress me too much. However the newest releases have blown me away. Keane has started to move away from their Coldplay-ish sound and created new stuff all on their own. Their album is very new and soothing so I think I’ll remember that for quite a while. I am contemplating buying it soon. Maybe.

Keane's most recent album cover

Keane

Lastly for now is Ami Suzuki! She is one of those Japanese Pop underdogs. She works very hard but the turn out is never what is hoped for. I can agree to some state that in her early career at the end of the 90s, she was extremely over rated. However with her comeback in 2004, she made some really amazing music which did not get enough credit. He last album from earlier this year, DOLCE, only had a few good songs on it but this one, Supreme Show, is stunning. She worked with Nakata from capsule to make this one. It worked out nicely. Only making #8 on the charts at the moment, it is must better than the rankings for her previous things. DOLCE was only at about #26. Congrats goes to Ami and the album is her best yet.

Cover of Supreme Show ♥ Looks great

Cover of Supreme Show ♥ Looks great