Out of over 200 videos received from 36 countries and territories, Jogovision Song Contest 2011 winner Haruka Matsumoto’s video for her song, “Kanashii Uta” (A Sad Song), was one of about twenty featured on NHK World’s We Love Japanese Songs! 2013 program! And as far as I could tell, Haruka’s was the only original songContinue reading “Haruka Matsumoto makes her debut on NHK World!”
Very exciting news here, folks! About a week ago I submitted a new music video for an NHK contest featuring my character “Haruka Matsumoto”. I came home tonight and found out it’s been accepted! Haruka’s song “Kanashii Uta” (A Sad Song) is competing in NHK’s “We Love Japanese Songs!” Haruka was the winner of TheContinue reading “Haruka Matsumoto competes at NHK!!”
There are some great pieces in this collection; love the asymmetrical necklines and billowy fabrics. They look like they’d be very comfortable on a hot day. Great idea for makeup, too! My favorite pieces are: 1:30 pants 1:45 pants 2:40 jacket 6:24 shirt (love the “partially tucked in” look, though it may just be drapedContinue reading “Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring/Summer 2013 Men’s Collection”
Music video from Spain’s El Guincho: the song “Bombay” from the album Pop Negro. Directed by Nicolás Méndez. This is supposed to be a “clean” version, but the video is still pretty racy, so perhaps NQSFW (not quite safe for work).
Music video from Kiriko Takemura, aka Kyarī Pamyu Pamyu. “Tsukema Tsukuru” was released as a physical single earlier this month.
Haunting, melancholy song and video from King Krule: “The Noose of Jah City”. Taken from the ep “King Krule”, released November 2011.
Unfortunately, my Japanese isn’t good enough (even with the help of an online translator) to tell who this artist is, or even if “Panda Hero” is the actual name of this song. But in any case, the song is fun and the animation is cool.
Very cool song by Mico (Mieko Hirota / 弘田三枝子) … the song and her singing style reminds me of Helicopter Girl. In the 60s she was singing Japanese pop/”go-go” style songs, so this is quite a change.
Catchy little ditty called “Mr. Simple”, which entered the Japanese Oricon charts at #2, from Korean boyband Super Junior. I was surprised to see one of the members is a bit on the chubby side–a first for a boyband?
Music video from World Order (led by former martial artist Genki Sudō) entitled “Machine Civilization” with some cool and quirky choreography. It’s especially funny that nobody in the airport told the passengers and workers to either avoid the area or to ignore the dancers and cameras. I dig the crisp cinematography and location shooting; theyContinue reading ““Machine Civilization” by World Order”