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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Moh wrote:but I can't find anything (in English) about SING女團 or MERA. :lol:
I can relate. I usually just check in on the channel Mainland China CPOP MV 2 once in a while to watch new (to me) SING videos. :lol:

Someone did make a thread on a kpop forum last December. It's the most information I've ever come across in one place in English, but even the OP says it isn't entirely up-to-date/accurate.
https://onehallyu.com/topic/625826-✿-sing-thread-✿-super-impassioned-net-generation
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Amped » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:41 am

E-girls new single "Pain, pain"
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Zunu » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 am

^ That was lookin pretty good up til the workout video portion chorus.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Amped » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:53 pm

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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:36 pm

Amped wrote:the Anime Song Cover 2017 contest . . .
. . . local Idol group Chuning Candy from Okinawa, also announced their major debut at the final event.
I'm not sure if I like it, but I'm happy for them.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Zunu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:53 pm

Not exactly sure where to put this. It's a Nogizaka46 clip so I'm going to spoiler it so as not to offend anyone's sensibilities. :whistling:

Spoiler: show


I actually have a question though. One of the girls in the video does a "Himetan Beam" which of course reminds me of Yaguchi's "Sexy Beam." But I wonder, where did this "beam" fascination originate? Was "Sexy Beam" the first, or did it start way before that? Anybody know?

Might as well stick a legit 6-sute video here too. If it sounds familiar it's because it was (over)used in an Apple commercial last year. It's still a good song though. It's a re-recording of an old 1960's Ray Davies by way of Dave Berry song. It has a strange effect on me, and I like it.




Hooverphonic also put out an excellent cover version as well. It has that neo-retro "spy" sound that was pretty popular 10-15 years ago.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby boinsie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:50 am

Zunu wrote:I actually have a question though. One of the girls in the video does a "Himetan Beam" which of course reminds me of Yaguchi's "Sexy Beam." But I wonder, where did this "beam" fascination originate? Was "Sexy Beam" the first, or did it start way before that? Anybody know?

Japanese Wiki for Koi no Dance Site references Tsunku saying in 2007 that "Sexy Beam" was taken from FUJIWARA's "Chiku Beam" gag. Evidently he would place his fingers in a V-shape around his nipple-region and say the catchphrase "Chiku Beam!" It would seem that this is in reference to a protruding type of locomotive headlamp. I watched nearly 9 minutes of back-to-back Fujiwara gags and didn't end up finding him doing it, so I give up. :lol: I assume he retired the gag before Koi no Dance Site came out, and TV clips so old are rare, especially when I don't really know what to search for. XD

BUT TO YOUR GENERAL QUESTION, I think "beam" type gags are common due to Gundam/Godzilla/tokusatsu type stuff. It's an easy/cheesy/fun-to-say way to make a joke.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Celedam » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:01 am

boinsie wrote:BUT TO YOUR GENERAL QUESTION, I think "beam" type gags are common due to Gundam/Godzilla/tokusatsu type stuff. It's an easy/cheesy/fun-to-say way to make a joke.

This. I always thought it was a joke on Ultraman.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:57 pm

boinsie wrote:I watched nearly 9 minutes of back-to-back Fujiwara gags and didn't end up finding him doing it
Isn't he doing it around 4:58? This thing:
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby boinsie » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:31 am

Ah, maybe? This list of his gags has it as "チクビーム" without the other words, but could be. If that's the case "Sexy Beam" really doesn't seem too derivative of it. :lol:
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Zunu » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:53 pm



This song and entire album by Sana (鎖那) has been on my heavy rotation as of late. It's the kind of breezy jpop that was popular when I first got into it 20 years ago. The girl in the MV is not actually Sana, but a performer named Nene Totsuka from another group called tipToe.
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Moh » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:24 am

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Postby Zunu » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:32 pm

That's super catchy. And I really like her dancing -- it doesn't look like she's trying to show off, it just looks like she's accompanying the song. That dude though, fakest jump ever. XD
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Amped » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:32 am

Idol group Idol Renaissance performed their last live before disbanding today. It was broadcasted live at Showroom space in Yokohama. #アイドルネッサンス


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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby Celedam » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:49 pm

"PPAP" is so last year. Now it's this…

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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby erilaz » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:23 pm

Continuing the theme:

"Experience in the acquisition of European languages can help you to learn Japanese about as much as it could help you to acquire the language spoken by the inhabitants of Mars." — Lafcadio Hearn
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby esm » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:24 pm

Babymetal World Tour 2018
http://www.babymetal.com/news/detail.php?id=139

May 8, 2018 - Kansas City, MO
May 10, 2018 - Austin, TX
May 11, 2018 - Dallas, TX
May 13, 2018 - Houston, TX
May 15, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
May 17, 2018 - Charlotte, NC
May 18, 2018 - Nashville, TN
May 20, 2018 - Columbus, OH

+ some European dates

That's a crazy list of cities!
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby TotallyUncool » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:53 am

That looks almost like the list of dates for the Sex Pistols' infamous 1978 U. S. tour. XD
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby erilaz » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:49 pm

But no San Francisco. "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
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Re: 6th Station ~Other Bands for H!P Fans~

Postby TotallyUncool » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:44 pm

It would have been such a good opportunity! XD
Su could have taken the Johnny Rotten role (but then one of the other girls would have had to be Sid, so maybe not... :fear: )

Which reminds me - I've run into a lot of odd/incidental Sex Pistols references in the Jpop idol world. I'm sure that it's because a lot of people in idol production and promotion look on Malcom McLaren as an inspiration - after all, there's even an idol group named after him...


And needless to say, pretty much everything that comes out of Wack seems like it has some kind of Sex Pistols connection (Watanabe wants so much to be McLaren XD ).

One of my favorite unexpected references is this -- look at the patch on the shoulder of Rina's blazer starting at about 16 seconds in...

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