27 sep 2006, 03:40
1 mar 2006, 02:06And now, a list of bands that I just can't justify listening to. Why do I do it? Man was never meant to know.
Here we have a perfect example of mediocrity. I tend to listen to Japanese music to escape the mundane, ultimately similar music bred from western culture, and ho, I stumbled upon Art School. Repetitive hooks, unimaginative melody... AND STILL I LISTEN. Why? It may be the "feel". I mean, Chloe...love that song. But still, feel is not enough to make up for a lack of musicianship or style.
DIR EN GREY
Okay, so I don't listen to them that much anymore. They were basically my introduction to Japanese music, and when I first heard them my initial reaction was something along the lines of "zOMG HARDKORE I AM WANTING TO SEX THEM ALL MEN IN DRESSES~". Being able to look for more awesome VK sounds (c'mon, 's not all bad) basically taught me that Diru, or at least their newer stuff, was basically just screamo noise. Despite this, I still regret not being able to go to their NY show. A hypocrite I am.
Basically Most visual kei
Angst clad in miniskirts. I'm just a shallow bastard. Shallow for those man-legs!
(I can justify some VK, however. For some reason, what I crave in music = harpsichords, organ, choirs, heavy guitar, bass, and drumming. It's just the way I am. By the way: SEND ME ALL SYMPHONIC METAL.)
This is a big "what-the-fuck" from me. Why he is battling my Godess and Queen of Everything Shiina Ringo for first is totally beyond me. I mean, sure, he had the occasionally catchy/sexed-up/bouncy/overly-happy/overly-emotional/pretty/ song but jeez. JEEZ. When I said I was shallow, I guess I wasn't kidding. Nice abs, too bad you're old, some musical skill with the piano/vocal chords/etc., get rid of the bad haircut, but that's NOT ENOUGH TO PUT YOU AT FIRST. I don't even remember listening to that much Gaku-naked-man-chan. Something's the matter with me. (A'ite, MARS was pretty cool. Even, gasp, original. But this new poppy-ness? YOU HAVE BETRAYED US, SPACE BUTLER!)
This one song by T.M.Revolution
I disgust me. ;_;
I think that's about it. I'll ignore the musical horrors that no doubt dwell on my played-once list for now. Perhaps I shall return with another pissy, self-deprecating, badly-spelled rant at a later date, unfortunately for ya'll. But for now...
22 jan 2006, 17:36
22 jan 2006, 05:52I continue to disgust me.
1A) Do you like Aliene Maφriage?
I can't find any of their music! Need...credit...card...or...ticket to Japan. And stuff.
2A) Do you like 嵐 (Arashi)?
3A) Do you like /\ucifer?
Yarr! That I do.
4A) Do you like BAISER?
I think I heard this one song by them...and... I don't believe I was overly fond of it.
5A) Do you like Dear Loving?
6A) Do you like Dir en grey?
6B)If so, what is your favorite song by them?
Er. Cage? Raison D'etre? Dead Tree? Stuff?
6C) And who is your favorite member?
Toshiya, I guess. I find him the most rapeable, at least.
7A) Do you like Do As Infinity?
8A) Do you like Dué le Quartz?
Not as such. Although my lovin' definitely goes out to the Meevster.
9A) Do you like Glay?
10A) Do you like KinKi Kids?
I'm thinking I continue to avoid them like the plague. No comment.
11A) Do you like 黒夢 (Kuroyume)?
Yarr! Kiyoharu is "t3h s3x".
12A) Do you like L'Arc~en~Ciel?
Not really. Don'tkillme. I mean, HYDE's back is cool and all, but I don't find them very interesting. As a band. Pants.
13A) Do you like La'cryma Christi?
Sorta. Not that much.
14A) Do you like La'Mule?
I don't know who they are.
15A) Do you like LUNA SEA?
SUGI SUGI S- yes.
16A) Do you like Madeth Gray'll?
I WANT TO HEAR THEM SO BADLY! SO BADLY. Nadly.
17A) Do you like MALICE MIZER?
Yes. Mana is my very favourite transvestite of all time. A Squee upon the world.
18A) Do you like Missalina Rei?
19A) Do you like モーニング娘。 (Morning Musume)?
You know that one time they were in that elevator with Gackt? And had funny hats? I liked those hats. I don't like Morning Musume. ;_;
20A) Do you like NOi'X?
I. Don't. Know.
21A) Do you like Noir Fleurir?
22A) Do you like PENICILLIN?
22B)If so, what is your favorite song by them?
CHAOS FOR THE WIN.
22C) And who is your favorite member?
Hakuei is the only member I really know. And I really like him. POINT MADE.
23A) Do you like PIERROT?
Nooooope. Except for that music video with all the gratuitous gay-ocity. That made me giggle like a schoolgirl.
24A) Do you like Psycho le Cému?
Tee hee! They OBVIOUSLY make the best music videos EVARRRR. Despite this, I don't love them or anything. They're...okay. Mediocre, if you will. YURAAAA.
24B) If so, what is your favorite song by them?
Gekai Merry Go Round. It's one of those songs that I should detest and despise and eat for lunch. But! It's so amusing! Meow.
24C) And who is your favorite member?
Aya! Or Seek. Seek in a sack.
25A) Do you like Plastic Tree?
26A) Do you like Shazna?
I'm so using that word to describe things I like now, i.e "PANTS ARE THE SHAZNA!" What's a Shazna? What do they sound like?
27A) Do you like Siam Shade?
I seem to remember them being some sort of emotionally corrosive poppy boyband deal. I guess not, then.
28A) Do you like Silver Ash?
I've never heard any of them, sonny-me-lad.
29A) Do you like SMAP?
OH SMAP! Despite the awesomeness of the Sports Music Athletic Peoples' (or whatever it is) name, no. No, they irritate me.
30A) Do you like T.M.Revolution?
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! NO, I DON'T! SHUT UP!
30B) If so, what is your favourite song by them?
...Fragile... *discos wildly*
30C) And who is your favourite member?
That one guy. That guy who Makes Revolution. THE ONLY GUY IN THE BAND. O_O
31A) Do you like THE BACK HORN?
32A) Do you like the brilliant green?
That I do NOT.
33A) Do you like The Yellow Monkey?
YES! WOO! YES! *rocks out wildly*
34A) Do you like Two-Mix?
Who? What? Why?
35A) Do you like V6?
Isn't that a vegetable drink? Wait, no. That's v8. I haven't heard of them anyways.
36A) Do you like Vizell?
37A) Do you like Whiteberry?
38A) Do you like Wyse?
I obviously know ABOLSUTELY NOTHING about Japanese music.
39A) Do you like JUDY AND MARY?
I don't believe I do.
40A) Do you like Balzac?
Haha. Misfits. Balzac. No.
41A) Do you like X JAPAN?
OUI. OUI OUI OUI. Yoshiki = God.
*air guitars wildly*
41B) What's your favorite song by them?
SILENT JEALOUSY, DON'T YOU LEAAAVE ME ALOOONE.
41C) Favourite other song?
Art of Life! BOOH YEAH (Virtually) HALF HOUR SONGS!
41D) Pre- or post-Taiji?
J'aime Le Taiji.
41E) And who is your favorite member?
Yoshikehhhh or hide. I'm not going to cry wildly this time, I think. Probably just...sombrely, or something. Sombrely?
41F) Do you now hate Toshi?
He...dah. Dah, yes. DAH!!!! HOW CAN YOU SING SO HIGH? SO BADLY?!
42A) Do you like 新居昭乃 (ARAI Akino)?
43A) Do you like Gackt?
I don't....not like Gackt. >_>;; <_<;; >_>;;
IT'S PURELY FOR PHYSICAL REASONS, I SWEAR TO CTHULHU!
44A) Do you like 浜崎あゆみ (HAMASAKI Ayumi)?
KILL IT WITH FIRE.
45A) Do you like hitomi?
I'm pretty sure I don't.
46A) Do you like HYDE?
I like him better solo than in L'arc, yeah. A bit more.
47A) Do you like 倉木麻衣 (KURAKI Mai)?
N- what? Who?
48A) Do you like 坂本真綾 (SAKAMOTO Maaya)?
I'm pretty sure I don't...? Probably?
49A) Do you like 椎名林檎 (SHIINA Ringo)?
SHIINA RINGO IS MY GOD AND SOMEDAY I WILL SOMEHOW BEAR HER CHILDREN AND SHE SHALL BE MINE AND I LOVE HER. O_O
50A) Do you like hide?
His voice is so bad it's awesome. I don't get it. Besides this paradox THAT EXISTS IN THE VERY FABRIC OF SPACE-TIME somehow but not really, I do love him. I loved his pink hair. I loved his...maniac guitarness. I loved... his Electric Cucumber. ;_;
50B) Was he better with Zilch or Spread Beaver?
I haven't heard enough Spreasd Beaver to make an accurate assertion. Waah.
50C) Which “era” of X / X Japan did you like him best in?
Uh...I don't...know. I HAVE DISHONOURED MY FEUDAL LORD! GWAAAAAH!
50D) Is hide still God in your opinion?
What? Yoshiki is God. Cthulhu is God! Toasters are God! I am God! Shiina Ringo is God..ess. Sss. I guess he's, like, a minor, nay, major deity. Arr.
16 jan 2006, 04:25A - Art School
B - Brian Setzer Orchestra
C - cali≠gari
D - Dream Theater
E - Ella Fitzgerald
F - Frank Zappa
G - Guitar Vader
H - hide
I - Iron Maiden
J - Jethro Tull
K - King Crimson
L - Love Psychedelico
M - Moi dix Mois
N - New Sodmy
O - Ozzy Osbourne
P - Polysics
Q - Queen
R - Rentrer en soi
S - Shiina Ringo
T - Tiny Tim
U - U2
V - Vivaldi
W - Weather Girls
X - X-Japan
Y - Yum!Yum! ORANGE
Z - ZZ Top
I disgust me.
15 jan 2006, 21:32Last.fm has the highly disconcerting tendency to omit a great number of tracks that I have "recently listened to". To this, I say give me back my rights.
Despite this, I will play the part of the fool and continue to use this "radio". If anyone can think of a more trustworthy alternative (besides Yahoo Radio), I'd be happy to hear of them.
Bah. [/end angst-rant]
...Men Without Hats!!!!!