Three Hour Base Ball Bear Concert on Ustream? I’m In.

September 28, 2010

David loves this band.  I’ve probably heard a number of songs from them in the past, but don’t remember a single one.  Ayrton and David both were able to see Base Ball Bear perform live in Japan, while I sat in the darkness with only the glow of my laptop screen to soothe me.  Even though I wasn’t familiar with Base Ball Bear, you’ll bet envy was coursing through my veins.

Tokyo Hive has informed me that Base Ball Bear have heard my struggles and decided to throw me a bone.  To celebrate the simultaneous release of two brand new albums, “CYPRESS GIRLS” and “DETECTIVE BOYS”, they are doing a promotional three hour concert at 7:30pm to 10:30pm on the 29th (which is about 6:30am-8:30am eastern time), and it’s supposedly going to be streamed LIVE on Ustream at EMI MUSIC LIVE.  Sure, a live internet stream isn’t going to be at all excellent quality, but it’s pretty neat and I’m going to check it out.

Again, they will be live HERE at  7:30-10:30pm Japan time, 6:30-8:30am Eastern American time.

Make it if you can!

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No3b album has new official release date

September 15, 2010

That’s right.

The much anticipated No3b album which was originally planned to release this month has been rescheduled to 2011, but it’s not too bad; the album’s official release date is now January 1st, 2011.

Honestly, it’s a welcome break to many AKB fans’ wallets, even if it means having to wait a few months longer.  Looks like I can purchase the Watarirouka Hashiritai album without feeling too guilty!

Releasing on New Years is definitely interesting.  It’ll be like a post-Christmas surprise gift to myself.


YES! album time!

September 8, 2010

watarirouka hashiritai, an akb subunit consisting of members watanabe mayu, ohta aika, hirajima natsumi, kikuchi ayaka, and nakagawa haruka, will have an album releasing on october 13, 2010.

the title of the album, ‘rouka wa hashiruna!’, translates to ‘no running in the hallway!’; a play on the name of the group which translates to ‘team running through hallways’.

i’ve been wondering when they would put out an album since they have a lot of songs under their belt already.  this is a must buy.


Go!!GO!GO!Go!!

July 12, 2010

last month was a bit hectic so i wasn’t able to check out GO!GO!7188’s new album, ‘Go!!GO!GO!Go!!'(came out june 2nd).

the way they craft their songs is still inventive and godly.  more songs to add to my favorite list, and already reaching ‘classic’ status.  i love it when i come across albums like this.

they’re one of the few rock bands left that give off raw, authentic energy.  i will see them live.

i don’t mind that it’s almost always their more poppy songs that get to have a music video, but there are definitely better tracks in the album than this one.  that said, i still love this song.

mayakashii no sekai (make believe world)


how quickly we forget

July 12, 2010

i’m already forgetting that in their surging popularity, they’ve only been so for less than a year.  focusing on the ‘now’, it’s scary how easy it is to forget their humble and challenging beginnings as well as how much the members have grown in these few years.

i just came across this PV today for the song ‘anata ga ite kure dakara‘, a track on their latest album coming out this july 14th.  it contains tons of footage  dating way back to the beginning that no one has seen before; it’s pretty extraordinary.

read the article about maeda atsuko’s interview that talks about early tribulations.  akb is a group formed with blood, sweat, and tears.

glad to see that they’re seeing the fruits of their labor.