You Say Goodbye While I Say…

December 23, 2014

…”Hi Hi” to all of the citizens of the universe to the finale of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series! What? You expected a redux of that graduation post I made at the old site? (I can make one if you want.)

Anyway, as today is Twilight Tuesday, this post will be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” as we take a look at some old Christmas presents. After rocking out to SK all December, we’ll close this show the way we began: Puffy AmiYumi! Read the rest of this entry »


I’m Dreaming of a Pin— White Christmas in Tokyo

December 22, 2014

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another edition of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series. As today is Morning Monday, this post is where “Jingle Belles Rock” as a different idol Christmas standard gets spotlighted. After some festive greetings from Petit Moni and Tanpopo, we come to the surprise ending!

I could’ve done Ayaya’s Merry X’mas for You (the b-side to 100kai no KISS), a song or two from the Doyou series, even the Pin’Xmas song (even if it was a solemn reminder that Sayu’s gone). Instead, despite the virtual dice choosing Doyou, despite my mind being set on the Pinkies, I’ve decided on Read the rest of this entry »


Strawberry Sounds & Creamy Crescendos

December 16, 2014

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another edition of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series. As today is Twilight Tuesday, this post will be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” as we take a look at some old Christmas presents. After a nice “hi” from Puffy AmiYumi, we’ll be spending two weeks with the Osaka Ramones: Shonen Knife!

Last week, we took a look at Early Knife with Let’s Knife. This week, we’re going to tackle Millennium Knife in a state of transition as we cream over Strawberry Sound.

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Holy Bells, Holy Bells…

December 15, 2014

It’s Christmas time in the city~!

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another edition of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series. As today is Morning Monday, this post is where “Jingle Belles Rock” as a different idol Christmas standard gets spotlighted. After the Petit Best start from Petit Moni, we’ll be spending two weeks with Tanpopo.

Last week, we took on the “Golden Age” quartet lineup and their holiday hit, Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru. This week, we’ll be hitting the proverbial TARDIS and venturing further into the past as we take a look into the immortal Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru! Read the rest of this entry »


Hey! Hi! Let’s Knife!

December 9, 2014

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another edition of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series. As today is Twilight Tuesday, this post will be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” as we take a look at some old Christmas presents. After a nice “hi” from Puffy AmiYumi, we’ll be spending two weeks with the Osaka Ramones: Shonen Knife!

To start, thanks to all who voted in the poll! Unlike the poll for Tanpopo, the poll for the SK album was a little less all-over-the-place. For a good majority of the time, only one album pushed ahead in solitude.

The Knife album getting cut up today is Read the rest of this entry »


Snowy Night

December 8, 2014

Holy Night…

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another edition of the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Morning Twilight series. As today is Morning Monday, this post is where “Jingle Belles Rock” as a different idol Christmas standard gets spotlighted. After the Petit Best start from Petit Moni, we’ll be spending two weeks with Tanpopo.

To start, thanks to all who voted in the poll! For about a day or so, Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru was in the lead with a single vote. However, two votes bumped up Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru to a 2-1 lead. At the very last minute, Seinaru received another vote to make it a 2-2 tie. (I really should plan for these events. Then again, as my blog is virtually starting from scratch, after the massive response to the Sayumi survey, I shouldn’t expect that much of a response… especially given the fact it was promoted more on Tumblr than Twitter… and when it was, it was on a Friday where most would be partying and living for the weekend.)

So, for the sake of my sanity, Read the rest of this entry »


Nice. Puffy

December 2, 2014

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to another Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree edition of Morning Twilight.

As today is Twilight Tuesday, we’re going to be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree where I tackle Christmas presents of old. Strangely enough, in spite of my love for idols, the only J-music albums in my possession are all either Shibuya-kei or J-rock.

In this inaugural post, we’re going to tackle a very near and dear old Christmas present of mine: Nice.
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Who Wants to Be a Christmas Beau?

December 1, 2014

Seasons greetings to the Magical Meteorites, Earthlings, and the other folk in the stratosphere to a special series: Jingle Bell Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Initially, the series was meant to spotlight Christmas presents of yore (hence the ridiculously long title that references two oldies but goodies). However, I’ve decided not to let my idol-minded readers be left in the cold this holiday season so they get treated too!

Therefore, Mondays are Morning Mondays where “Jingle Belles Rock!” Every Monday, a different idol Christmas standard gets spotlighted.

Tuesdays are Twilight Tuesdays where we’ll be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” looking at past Christmas presents (the ones that can be reviewed on a music blog mainly centered toward Asian music, at least). As you can somewhat guess from the title and the fact I had to compensate for the idol readers, most of them fall in the J-rock category. (As such, this part of the series begins tomorrow with none other than Puffy AmiYumi.)

What?! Another non-idol post?! What the heck happened to your focus, Kat?!
Since I reached a milestone (and even before it), I thought I’d diversify my content a bit. Bite me.

So without further ado, let’s get this party started with none other than Petit Moni! Read the rest of this entry »


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