1 25 2014

So my favorite Japanese band, the very reason why I got into Jrock in the first place, is turning 25 next year. They’re barely even a band these past few years lbr, so to have evaded official disbandment all this while, all hiatuses considered, is really quite something. 

12 albums, 41 singles, 30+ live DVDs. Silver l'anniversary. A great cause for celebration. Which brings me to the point of this post – this little project of mine where I’ll be sharing every other week or so my 25 favorite songs/live performances from their long and prolific career so far. Here’s to hoping they’ll release some l'anniversary live news before I complete this thing.

What better way to kick this off than with the song that started it all for me some 14 years ago (thanks to the Rurouni Kenshin anime) and their most recent performance of it. So without further ado:

Lyn’s Countdown to Laruku’s 25th (1/25)
LIVE 2014 AT NATIONAL STADIUM - The Fourth Avenue Cafe

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Fifth Harmony Introductions at the Girl Scout Cookie Craze (1/25/2014)

It’s another day of satisfaction, because he deserves this fantastic audience and the gold-mosaic that we have seen today. The atmosphere didn’t only cause goosebumps for Cristiano, but for me too. We enjoy it very much, to have him in such a good run and we hope that he will remain successful in the future. He deserves all these standing ovations.
— 

Sergio Ramos about Cristiano Ronaldo [25/1/2014]

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Watch on blog.simonpanrucker.com

Here’s a song I made for Clarence called Hit The Piñata. It was actually one of the very first things I made as part of my pitch to work on the show. OBVIOUSLY they dug it and I got the job!

Here’s a better quality audio version on my Soundcloud:

Lyrics:

Under the blindfold eyes won’t peep
Do it right, tie it tight, don’t cheat
Now spin around, head pinned to the ground
By the bat, that’s the action, making a sound like

Whooaoaooaao - get dizzy
Stand back, lift bat, get busy
With a little flick of the wrist, give it a swish
Don’t miss, try to hit it into little bits
and pieces to release the sweetest candy
Or otherwise some other surprise it can be
Any thing the pinata master fancies
A risky mystery but take the chance please

Hit the piñata
Hit the piñata
Sa…sawing batta
Hit the piñata
Ya, ya, ya gotta
Hit the piñata
Hit the thing harder
Hit the piñata!

Made out of paper, break the shape of
A donkey, you won’t be seeing it later
Coz once you attack it, make the bat smack it
Maybe you’ll smash it into smithereens
So streams of sweet treats careen to the carpet
The tricky task is to swing a stick in the darkness
But try your hardest, and tense your back
Until you strike the target, and make… it… crack

Hit the piñata
Hit the piñata
Sa…sawing batta
Hit the piñata
Ya, ya, ya gotta
Hit the piñata
Hit the thing harder
Hit the piñata!

WATCH CLARENCE ON CARTOON NETWORK IT’S THE BEST!

Kim Jaejoong has many shortcomings, yet I receive so much love from everybody, I feel very blissful. I’ve seen so much of fans support, seeing everyone holding their hands, make my heart feel very at ease. I’m a person who do not know how to express this feeling, thank you everyone, I love you all.
—  Kim Jaejoong 25/1/2014
The Evolution of King...

I don’t know about you guys but I’m fairly obsessed with Y&Y’s old songs, and that includes the old lyrics.

As far as Ties, Border and Memo go, there are two versions that I know of.

As far as King goes, there are THREE that I know of. Each version has a different set of lyrics. I’ve tried to decipher them and got most of them down, with a couple of bolded exceptions (anyone with supersonic hearing want to help?)

Version 1 (from February 25, 2014)


Here are the lyrics that I could decipher from this video:

Cold heart won’t you break for me
I’m not the one for trouble and kings
And if I can keep control
I’ll never lose, they’ll never know

And I know that you wanna get it
Know that you want your turn
Know that you wanna play it
Know that you wanna burn

So hold on, can you string me along
Hold on, yeah string me along

Oh I wanna string you along, oh I wanna string you along
Oh tonight, oh let’s fight
Oh tonight

Don’t you wanna be tied to me, all the things that you want
It’s the price

Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me, calling out my name
I don’t wanna try
Cause it hurts me every time

And I’ll go alone, I don’t want to feel
I don’t want that soul, I don’t want that deal
And the price we pay, we move right up
Is it worth our fear, is it worth our blood

It’s all in the things you choose
Everyone wants a part of you
A portion to keep you ill
A boundary to move
A test of your will

And I know that you wanna get it
I know that you want your turn
I know that you wanna play it
I know that you wanna burn

Hold on, can you be string me along
Hold on, string me along

Tonight, oh tonight
Oh let’s fight
Oh tonight
Oh

Don’t you wanna be tied to me, all the things that you want
It’s the price

Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me, calling out my name
I don’t wanna try
Cause it hurts me every time

And I’ll go alone, I don’t want to feel
I don’t want that soul, I don’t want that deal
And the price we pay, we move right up
Is it worth our fear, is it worth our blood

Don’t you wanna be tied to me, all the things that you want
It’s the price

Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me, calling out my name
I don’t wanna try

Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go
Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go


Version 2 (from May 10, 2014)


Here are the lyrics from this version:

Cold heart won’t you break for me
I’m not the one for trouble and kings
If I can keep control
I’ll never lose, they’ll never know

And I know that you wanna get it
Know that you want your turn
Know that you wanna play it
Know that you wanna burn

So hold on, string me along
Hold on

Oh I wanna string you along, oh I wanna string you along
Oh tonight, oh let’s fight
Oh let’s fight

Don’t you wanna be tied to me
All the things that you want
It’s the price
If you wanna hurt like me

Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me
Calling out my name
I don’t wanna try
Cause I wanna hurt that king

Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go
Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go

It’s all in the things you choose
Everyone wants a part of you
A portion to keep you ill
A boundary to move
A test of your will

And I know that you wanna get it
I know that you want your turn
I know that you wanna play it
I know that you wanna burn

Hold on, can you be string me along
Hold on, string me along

Tonight, oh let’s fight
Oh let’s fight
Oh let’s fight
Oh

Don’t you wanna be tied to me all the things that you want
It’s the price, if you wanna hurt like me
Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me, calling out my name
I don’t wanna try
Cause I wanna hurt that king

Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go
Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go

Don’t you wanna be tied to me, all the things that you want
It’s the price

Dreamed a dream that you were looking for me, calling out my name
I don’t wanna try

Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go
Oh I wanna feel like I’m letting go

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Everyone is very familiar with the new and finalized lyrics, but it’s fun to see how they’ve evolved!  If anyone can figure out the words I’ve bolded, please let me know.  

(Personally I much prefer the old lyrics in both versions, and the overall sound of King back then…but who asked me?!)

Audio : Kim Jaejoong’s Letter to Fans (25-26/1/2014 JParty Concert)

 Today, this moment, you came to my side; it was such a precious time where I feel that “The man Kim Jaejoong who is wrapped by your love, who is receiving your great love and trust, is truly happy.” 

After releasing my first solo album and holding my Asia tour starting from Seoul, I shared those happy times with you. And in my memory, what made me who I am now is you, the precious people who support me with those same faces, bright expressions and unwavering eyes.

Every time I added one more candle on my birthday cake, with complicated and subtle emotions due to more sense of responsibility, I was in constant fear that our holding hands might unclasp and we lose one another. Now that I look at our hands holding even tighter, I feel more reassured, just like I got a life insurance for myself. 

Like a house built up by my own hands brick by brick, this completed album came out. And you keep supporting me in my concerts. I always couldn’t express my gratitude. But I think there’s no better expression than this word, THANK YOU. And, I love you.

Ah oh, the concert hasn’t ended yet everybody! Are you ready to enjoy again? You’re ready right? Are you ready? Let’s enjoy again! 

(T_T) (cr: dcjellery and hannah princejj)

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In celebration of a couple milestones in GW2 (5k, 1 year of playing and 2 toons birthdays), I’m doing a give away of what i love to collect: DYES

One person will win:

  • The Midnight Series Rare Collection: Ice, Sky, Fire, Blue, Red, Gold, Violet and Purple

Also! Two other prizes are going to be available

  • 2 random rare dyes
  • 2 random Midnight series masterwork dyes
  • 5 ectos each person

Rules!

  • One Reblog and One Like per person (counts as two different entries)
  • Open to everyone that has a Guild Wars 2 account
  • The winner will be chosen randomly
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Ask box must be open
  • You must be comfortable with giving me your GW2 username (so I can send you the stuff)

Contest is open from Jan 1, 2014 - Jan 25 at 7pm EST. Winners will be announced Jan 26!

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Fifth Harmony- Tellin’ Me at the Girl Scout Cookie Craze (1/25/2014)