Category Archives: J~rock

My Favorite 360 or so…. J-Pop Songs of All-Time (Vol. 3)

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Sure you know the feeling, you’ve just completed a massive “best~of” list and then immediately without fail you begin questioning yourself.. did I leave a song out? Should this one or that one be higher? Lower? Or these ten I … Continue reading

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d-project with ZARD

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(d-project with ZARD w/ first press extra post card) Usually when it comes to remixes/rearrangements of beloved songs I often shiver @ just the notion of them, and yet there are always exceptions surely. Like consider The Beatles being rearranged … Continue reading

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大原櫻子「大好き♡」This is why I ♡ music (*´∀`*) ♪♪!

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Music should move you, make you feel…. and every now and then you come across an extraordinary song, one which your heart will always long to hear no matter the days gone by~. HOWEVER. It’s the coupling w/ song “Tremolo … Continue reading

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~ 「TGIF!」 Idol♡s Unzipped on way back Fridays J-ROCK Encore Presents Olivia (volume 111)

For tonight’s Unzipped♡ we’ll take a look back at Olivia’s musical career =). This look back is a special reminiscing for me and I hope you’ll take the time to read through and experience her music through the years as … Continue reading

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~ZARD Forever Best~♡

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Tonight’s Idols♥ Unzipped is being preempted by the following: Remember your very first time hearing what digital-remastering could do? Sure original recordings free from further edits or enhancements speaks volumes for purists… (what Ozzy did all those years ago to … Continue reading

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~Favorite Moments from this Past Year’s 66th Kouhaku Uta Gassen….

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Japan’s annual ending songfest event has long been a family gathering type event as here in Hawaii it’s broadcast locally albeit a day late on the 1st of each year. Each year never ceases to entertain as the guys and … Continue reading

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L’arc~en~ciel 「Wings Flap」

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Last year Christmas arrived two days early as L’arc~en~ciel’s yet again return from hiatus presented fans with a shiny brand new single! “Wings Flap” was released in multiple versions including this <~~ awesome LP sized Limited Edition!!!! Sure much of … Continue reading

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My favorite ♥ song: 尾崎豊。。。”OH MY LITTLE GIRL.”

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It’s been nearly 23 years since one of Japan’s most iconic figures has left us. While I’m much too young to have experienced his impact and profound influence upon music in real time, in retrospect I’ve been able to find … Continue reading

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~ 「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays (Volume 76) presents “Hey! We’re Getting the (AIR) Band Back Together again (。ーωー。)笑!”

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Been feeling a bit down recently and so I thought what we need is a chance to laugh and so for tonight’s Idols♥Unzipped I thought we’d do something a bit differently and surely grungy guys can be idols too right? … Continue reading

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「Featured」~HYDE’s Dead Man Party (゜Д゜;)!!the sequel、still the most dark fun you’ll have with your clothes on.

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Happy Halloween!!!! It’s that haunting time of year again!! And you may remember HYDE’s Halloween project dubbed the Halloween Junky Orchestra where he assembled an amazing cast of artists who came together to create pretty much the most fantastic Halloween … Continue reading

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