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To New York To Meet Utada – Part 3: How the Hell do we get back home..?

Okay so after the event, I was half-satisfied as I got to finally see my favorite singer EVER in person only a few feet away from me. The closest I have ever been and may ever be again to her. I would have been disappointed to let that chance slip away. However we left and decided to grab a bite to eat and then head back to Chinatown to re-board the Lucky Star. We got there at 10:10PM and the last bus left at 10PM. We though we should take the Fung Wah bus, but the last bus for that is also at 10PM. So we had no idea what to do so I recalled Deren telling me that his father lives in NY so we tried to see if it was okay for  us to stay there until the next Lucky Star Bus at 7. We ended up trying to pool our money together to buy the really expensive Greyhound tickets. That’s 70 bucks! We were saved because we had $70.10 together. What sucked was on the way, the train ticket machine ate two of my dollars and gave me an apology notice back for eating my money. We took the Greyhound at 12:15AM and arrived back at 4:30AM. Pretty insane night. That whole day was insane. Up for a whole 24 hours to meet Utada Hikaru. Worth it. Autographed picture of Hikki! ♥ That’s getting framed 😛 The ups of the night was now I know how to read a New York train map and how the streets work. Getting stuck pays off!

Oh course.. Time Square

Oh course.. Time Square

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To New York To Meet Utada – Part 2: The Meeting
March 26, 2009, 8:15 pm
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Waiting.. and waiting… and FINALLY!! She’s here! Everyone was going crazy and she pretty much almost got mobbed. Some people were crying and others were in shock. I mean really she doesn’t do this kind of meeting with a room full of fan often. She was so beautiful, more than she even seems in her pictures. They don’t even have to photoshop anything! Really! I was getting lightheaded the whole time and I could not stop shacking at all. It was crazy!

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Awesomeness.

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To New York To Meet Utada – Part 1: Departure
March 26, 2009, 7:51 pm
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Raphael and I woke up at 4AM to get ready to take the Silver Line and then walk over to South Station to take the Lucky Star bus from Boston to New York. It was pitch black outside when we left. We got there around 5:50AM and the bus didn’t arrive until about 6:45AM. We took the bus which had some strange comfortable-looking uncomfortable seats. The entire ride I felt my butt falling asleep. Also we had some guy that sad next to us who smelled so awful. Whenever he lifted him arms, I’d smell the death. Then during the ride, he kept taking pieces of the cardboard and eating them… We got to New York at about 11:00 and found 5th Avenue to find the line which had been started at 4AM!! In line we met two cool fans. One of them, named Rob, looked like he was there to make a profit off the event of something; however, to my surprise, he was a BIG fan. One girl from Japan, came by chance to 5th Avenue and happened to be a huge fan. Lucky for her she got inside no problem. I was so excited that we waited the whole time basically until the event started. The line stretched abtou 4 or 5 blocks. I bet Utada didn’t know she had so many fans.

Smelly Man!!

Smelly Man!!

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THIS {really} IS THE ONE
March 13, 2009, 4:05 am
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I just had to share that. I’m so excited that Utada put out new music. I think she is going to have a much better entry into America with this album. It’s just sooo good. Ralph is addicted to Me Muero (16 plays and we haven’t even had the album for 2 hours yet). Don’t worry guys though, I’m going to buy the album when it comes out, I’m not jipping Utada. I’D NEVER! EVER!! IF YOU DO, I’LL CUT YOU!! >;O

Cover

Album Artwork

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Nヨw Mu5iメ!
November 12, 2008, 9:55 pm
Filed under: BU, Friends, Japan, Love, Music | Tags: , , , , , ,

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