“I think the worst was the What Does The Fox Say song. It was like an internet sensation song that we did with like, puppets. That was
my least favorite song we ever did. And then I think the best was probably like, Somebody To Love or Don’t Stop Believin’.”
AKB48 2nd gen performs Korogaru Ishi ni Nare and MC Talk
The gang is back.
What a sight…To see the members of the legendary original Team K reunite and perform what you would call the Team K theme. My favorite gen and team.
(Amazing to see Meetan and Nontii still have the energy to dance to this active song like old times despite being in their 30s and Meetan being a mother.)
During their MC talk, as they talk about memories of the past, a memorable memory Yuko and the others wanted to talk about was the day Meetan and Sayaka got into an argument back in their early days after debut. To explain it better for the fans, they reenacted the very scene that happened, with Kana and Yuko pretending to be Maachan and Erepyon, who are involved in the story as well.
During lessons/rehearsals one day, the youngest members at the time, Maachan and Erepyon (10 yrs old and 12 yrs old at the time), were making doodles and scribbles on their lyrics sheets, when they really should be practicing. Noticing this, an upset Sayaka went serious and scolded the two with stuff like “These are our precious lyrics sheets! You can’t draw bunnies on these!” and ended up making the young girls cry.
It was then that Meetan used her role as the ‘oldest sister’ of the team to defend the younger girls. She scolded Sayaka that she shouldn’t be harsh to the two, as they were still very young. In the end, Sayaka felt so bad that she ended up crying as well.
Aww, as expected from the passionate Sayaka.
The part where Kana and Yuko play as Maachan and Erepyon is just too hilarious. XDDD
I guess the 2nd gen chose to talk about this certain memory because it was probably thanks to Sayaka’s bold and serious character showing that day that eventually gave birth to the sports-minded Team K we know today.
I wonder when will be the next time we see this gen reunite for a performance again?
Inside Of Emptiness was made in Los Angeles by Josh Klinghoffer,
engineer Ryan Hewitt and myself. My favorite records at the time, in
terms of the production, were White Light/White Heat by Velvet
Underground and Lust For Life by Iggy Pop.
The first song is called “What I Saw” and it was written in New York. We
distorted the fuck out everything on it. It is very dirty. The second
song is called “The World’s Edge” and it is a good example of why I
think Josh Klinghoffer is the best drummer in the world. The third song
is called “Inside A Break”. It was written in Japan. This song contains a
guitar solo by Josh that is being electronically bent out of tune.
The fourth song is called “A Firm Kick” and continues my series of A
songs (“A Doubt”, “A Corner”). It contains a noisy guitar solo that I
did by beating the fuck out of my guitar. “Look On” was written in
Paris, France and is a look back at the 70’s and long guitar solos.
“Emptiness” was inspired by the little known group Empire. They were an
offshoot of Gen X and they made brilliant original music that was
completely ignored by the public (how unusual!).
“Emptiness”, “I’m Around” and “666” were all written while I was reading
a biography about Aleister Crowley. Each of these three songs, in their
own way, are the result of me thinking about him and his life.
“I’m Around” contains our first example of what I call joined guitars.
Toward the end and in the second chorus Josh and I played intertwining
Johnny Marr type guitar parts through the same amp which causes the two
separate parts to be perceived by the ear as one part.
The title “666”, aside from being the name Aleister Crowley often signed
letters as, is also a reference to the chorus’ three bars of six which
are interjected into the otherwise 4/4 feel of the song (something that
was unintentional and subconscious).
“Interior Two” was written the same day as “Inside A Break”. It is
inspired by early rock n’ roll. I love that music and those types of
lyrics and it is fun for me as a songwriter to juxtapose music that
would have sounded current in 1958 with lyrics that go in surreal or
nonsensical directions that didn’t exist in music back then.
The last song is called “Scratches” and we think the Rolling Stones should buy it off us.
We are greatly indebted to the Rick James episode of Chapelle’s show,
the watching and quoting of which helped give this record a happy
Relationship status: Just hold that thought until this dissertation’s out the door?
Favorite colour: Red!
Lipstick or chapstick: Last time I wore lipstick on a semi-regular basis, it was stage makeup for ballet. That was a long time ago.
Last song I listened to: My inspirational taking-out-the-trash iPod playlist says it was “C’mon Sea Legs”.
Last movie I watched: Oh dang. Fargo maybe?
Top 3 fictional characters: I’m terrible at these questions because I think of way too many characters but I just gotta go for it and pick some so uh. Vex from Critical Role, Agent Carolina from Red vs. Blue, Kira Nerys from DS9?
Top 3 ships: Ehhh. You know I’m always gonna be over here rooting for the f/f ships, but otherwise it’s not usually a big thing for me. Gimme that found-family.
Books I’m reading: The Wicked + The Divine (bedtime reading), The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (bus reading), Ancillary Mercy (airplane reading).
I always get weird about tagging other people to do this, but please give it a shot if you’re interested and @ me when you do! I’m particularly interested in the last-movie, last-song, last-book questions as a way to get some good good recs.
Rules: Answer these questions and tag 10 people. Have fun!
1. Your favorite song EVER and why? Tale as Old as Time probably from Beauty and the Beast. It was just one of those songs that I could listen to and fall in love with instantly.
2. Your favorite Little Mix member and why? I know of Little Mix just recently because of my dear friend/bae @justkeeponsimming but I don’t know any of the artists within the band so I must say all since that is the best I can do.
3. A tv show, a book and/or a movie you’d highly recommend?
T.V. - Stranger Things. I love this show to death. The amazing cast, the story, the way they captured the time period. It is all well done and I can’t wait to see how they expand upon everything in the second season.
Book: Pride and Prejudice is my favorite novel of all time. I read it back when I was in elementary school and have continued to go back to it throughout the years. For something a little more light reading though I also enjoyed Beastly. It is a re imaging of Beauty and the Beast with a twist. It is an easy read but is done in a fascinating style.
Movie: The 10th Kingdom. This was also a novel which I would also recommend but the movie was so well done. It is quite long though as it was broadcasted on T.V. in segments.
4. Your best quality? I’ve been told my skin but truly I don’t think I have one. I’m well rounded I think so nothing truly stands out as the best.
5. Your best childhood memory? This is hard for me to come up with since a lot of my childhood memories have been tainted by the divorce of my parents and other trauma. One though is always of my grandfather who mostly raised me after I was born. He would pick me up from school after my parents divorced and each day I would get into the car and he would go through his pocket change and give me a dollar or two. On special occasions if I did well on a report card he would pay me 20 dollars or more depending on my grades. Any memory with him is the best I think.
6. Something you’d like to achieve but haven’t yet? I’d like to become a famous author but my own self doubt keeps me from achieving much in the avenue.
7. Who’s your favorite person in the whole world? My grandfather, my husband, @justkeeponsimming and @disneysfrozenguy, and a lot of people on tumblr but the two above here I’ve grown very close with.
8. What annoys you the most? My family. Besides my grandpa, my family can be very obnoxious. They don’t understand my life style and I get judged a lot for how I decide to live my life.
9. Your favorite animal? Dogs and cats!
10. What do you love and hate the most about tumblr (in general)?
Love: I love how supportive the community can be. There are a lot of nice people here who have the same feelings towards subjects and can form groups to express their own ideas and thoughts.
Hate: How sometimes there is a lot of hate over someone elses opinion. It’s an opinion and should stay an opinion. Some people make it seem like it is fact and others take that opinion too personally. Opinions are like assholes everybody has one.
I want to expose people to
the music I’ve been listening to. I just introduced someone to Ben &
Ben and I’m so glad that that person liked their music. A lot of people
don’t know them yet and I want to share their music because they’re
really great. I also have a few more suggestions to offer. I don’t
really have a favorite song and band since I listen to all sorts of
music. And I don’t have a specific genre that I like. One day
I’ll be listening to indie music, next day will be rnb and then comes
next would be pop rock. It changes almost everyday depending on my
mood. So to cut it all short, I just wanna say that you guys should
listen to these songs and artists. Yup! It’s a must.
Ben & Ben –
Vivir – Tom’s Story
Cloud – Lions &
Maybe – Jensen
Gomez and Reese Lansangan
Different Kinds of
Strangers – Ian Penn
Fools – The Ransom
Moonstruck – The
Settled – The
Polygonal Graphs –
Ang Bandang Shirley
Run - The Ransom Collective
Hope you like them! :-) I’m also open to suggestions so feel free to comment your current favorite song or whatever music you like. Btw, these artists are on the indie scene. I really suggest that you listen to more indie artists and their awesome music.