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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 03:28 pm
areumdaunview: (zigzo // ultimate member ai)

If there is;
a photo.
a live
an official twitter and facebook...

Oh man, this would be the best news in ten years if these guys got back together.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 10:44 am
areumdaunview: (kaz // oh no you didn't)
Someone just commented on the Chelsea PV of Zigzo's that I have uploaded on Youtube with;

Steal chords from hide's "GOOD BYE"

... I assume they meant 'stole', but...


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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 05:27 pm
areumdaunview: (zigzo // huddling)
Man, it is horribly awkward. I was hoping I'd be wrong. The live footage is actually really good, though by no means as "on" or as vibrant as others, but Walk and The World Introduction are magnificent as expected, and flow tore my heart out. They're just... quiet in the documentary footage, and there's so much tension.

Live segments aside, at least there was some chatting and joking, but it was definitely a glimpse into the state of things. Having the cameras there, in these moments, was very candid and raw. And brave, in a way. I admire that, being able to show difficult times so openly. There was something really interesting about the end credits. Ryo with the camera, chasing Tetsu as he signed the board, then Den (with a comforting shoulder rub), then finally Sakura, and closing out on a long shot of him just sitting and being. Probably until he was told to turn the camera off and get out of his face, haha. It was... hmm... poignant, going out on that note, that expression. Sakura seemed kind of non-existent throughout the video, unnaturally quiet and serious beyond the constraints of musician mode. Den had a lot of that going on as well.

I wish they'd cut in more of the acoustic in-store live Tetsu and Ryo did. Little things like that are really special. They are so stupid together. It looks like at one point, Tetsu tries to pull a cool move and nearly kicks him in the head, and there's a moment of jamming where they're forehead-to-forehead and Tetsu lunges at him. God, I gotta cap just a few adorable moments like that when the parents are out so there's no background noise issues.

Probably could have lived without seeing how Sakura looks with a big ball of fuzz on his chin, though.

I didn't get the booklet, but it's all good. When I have the cash, I'll wait for another copy that comes with the bonuses and sell this one. Just means I need to get off my ass and finish the collection of scans. About time I finish what I start for once! Just not looking forward to all the shopwork involved.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008 07:09 am
areumdaunview: (den & ryo // a lamp is just a lamp)
Ohoho. Update on the 6/20 live.


セッションバンド【Bass:TAKASHI(BUG), Drum:Sakura(S.O.A.P.),

Key:都啓一(SOPHIA/スペースフィルターズ), Key:Tooru Yoshida(Lion Heads)】

Tooru now, too. It would just take Tetsu...


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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 05:51 am
areumdaunview: (ken & tetsu // friendship)
May I just say, people on Soulseek are either insanely nice or elitist wankers. I do not believe there is an inbetween. I am, however, enjoying reuniting with Mitya, adorable Russian Den fan #1. Since the connection is still unstable, I can't guarantee my presence, but feel free to harass me on Soulseek all the same. I did upload a bunch of stuff to Mitya already, so it's clearly okay for now. My username is tatabaanee and all shares are open again.

It seems I've been picking up a lot of ESL friends lately, actually. It ignites the helpy helperton in me and I feel compelled to uh, help. And I don't mean people who have a really good grasp already, I mean people who are very basic English speakers. WHICH IS FUNNY, because some time ago I refused to speak to anyone who wasn't very close to my own level. It gave me a serious headache. That was mostly because of fangirls who seemed to type by bashing their face into the keyboard, though. FUNNY, anyway, because I never thought I had the patience for teaching. Now I do it voluntarily wtf. I just have to fend off the guilty feeling I get when I critique someone's English because it's not so warmly received in the western world.

Actually, I really want to know if that Shockwave Illusion '99 concert video actually does have Zigzo in it or not. I don't want to make the effort only to find out that it's just Gackt and Lareine. ... Although, Sex Machineguns would be worth it anyway. Does anyone know? God, I wish I'd paid more attention when this stuff was everywhere now.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 08:23 pm
areumdaunview: (den & ryo // ... really gay)





God, I haven't had strawberries in way too long. Ungh. Fruitgasm. But really, it's annoying when the cream gets all stuck to the leaves and you have to suck it off, because leaves don't taste very good and if you start chewing them up they don't go down easy, either.


Don't look at me, it's true.

Ahh, it's the little things that can cheer you up so~ I found a live report for the test-No. one-man final and Sakura apparently came out to play for Strawberry Shampoo. Bit late to note it, but not really surprising. That's the only part I'm sure about, though if this is true, the thought of Ryo singing Juice is pretty entertaining. SHAKY SHAKY BODY!


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Monday, February 25th, 2008 01:57 pm
areumdaunview: (den & ryo // srsly?)

That PV was the most bizarre and fantastic thing I have ever seen. My Mum just stared, and stared, and occasionally muttered, "did... he just turn into rice... and... did they just climb into Ryo who had turned into a car? Isn't that a bit messed up? Why are they flying rice grains now?"

Yes. Yes, it really is. Very messed up. Why do they have tails?! WHY WAS RYO RUNNING FROM A BICYCLE ANYWAY?!

So yeah, I got my stuff. I'm kind of amused... early this morning, I dropped a "big hint" into the universe, saying, "hey, it'd be really awesome if this stuff came so I could stop worrying about it"... didn't think it'd work. And then, lo and behold, big box on the doorstep. It had a red sticker on it saying, "invalid bar code data" so I guess that had something to do with it? I do not know.

I have to snap the Film By-Sexual 6 booklet photos. They are so wicked cool. The fan club books are really cute and bizarre, too, and came with a keyring that has "ZIGZO CLUB" and each of the member's signatures embossed on it. They also came with a flyer. Oh, and Holidays in Chelsea was wrongly labeled. It's not a tour pamphlet. It's a small-sized photobook, pretty thick. There's one really lulzy picture in there with Den and Tetsu sitting next to each other, Den making a strange face and Tetsu looking at him in a very nonplussed way... and Tetsu's shirt says, "beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here." It is perfect. I'm just annoyed that it's so thick and bound so tight that taking usable photos or scanning it is going to... not work. And the pretty Zigzo CD calendar is actually water damaged, but they're still pretty so I am not going to complain at all. Mum said she could try to iron them and I was amused for some reason. Still, very pretty, very fun.

Mmm I love Psychic Dance. I'm going to go zone into this now! And make it loud enough for the neighbours to wtf over it. And possibly in the hopes it will drown out my serious laughing out loud. And Sho sounds like a dying cat trying to rap. ... WTF LITERAL BASS BATTLE?! I really need to focus on this now.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 06:37 am
areumdaunview: (zigzo // tetsu)


Self-covers are wonderful, but I hope these aren't more new versions of the same nil songs to make the best of worthwhile. The Ball & Wall was enough. I think it's probably just one new track. ... Still, I'd buy it just for that. Seriously. Since Himawari was originally a nil song, I kinda wish they'd lay it down on a record just once. Just once. I'd just be curious to hear a cover that wasn't bordering on painful (SAKURA, HOW COULD YOU LET RGB DO THAT IN YOUR PRESENCE... oh who am I kidding, I loved it). Actually, that goes for a few others, too, like Sleep. I would enjoy comparing the differences and similarities too much.

Oddly enough, with today being filled with nil scavenging, my iPod is in a very nil mood. I thought I'd accidentally set it on shuffle by artist instead of by song. Every single one of 2904 has been nil so far, and I've played a good 17 tracks this morning. Weird. It makes me want to put on my tin foil hat when stuff like that happens.

At least it's been good about playing my favourite ones. It's a true is a true is hard to stop playing once I hear it. Addictive bass line, addictive hyperventilating, whispering, growling Tetsu. Okay, yeah, so I have a thing for werevocalists. At least he isn't howling.

Now, I will finish my to-do list! With an adequate amount of distraction so you idiots don't do this to me again.


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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 12:26 am
areumdaunview: (sakura & den // losers)
... I has a stash!

I very, very rarely get like this over bands. I'll look at goods and laugh but I'll never make an effort to buy stuff. But I pretty much just completed my birthday gift offers on goods for a band that no longer exist but were something very special in my heart.


However, I feel good, owning pieces of the Zigzo family puzzle.

Dad really has to get the scanner working so I can utilise the tour pamphlets and FC books and the extremely gay jumping calendars when they come. The printer doesn't work so he's not going to set up the scanner part until they take it back and get it fixed right this time. I will be generally huffy if I don't get to make use of those pictures. I mean, I've been hunting for a good one of Ryo smiling, really smiling, and there is a PERFECT one on the kaleidoscope collection of the First Scene video but I'd have to break the case to get to it, so that's out. DISAPPOINTING. I must turn to screencaps.

But, speaking of extremely gay and screencaps, anyway.

Yeah, I... don't know.

Clearly, Den is the only one capable of finding those invisible nipples.

Be glad I'm sparing you all Sho and Nao, that's all I can say.

Hmm... you know... I don't know what to do with my 21st. I don't feel like it's a big deal but at the same time, I know if we were still in Sydney, it would be made one. Even if I was still in Sydney, it would be. That does upset me a bit. ... Ahh well! These things happen. I'll make up for it later. Maybe we'll just go out for dinner or something.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 09:42 pm
areumdaunview: (zigzo // silhouettes)
All these Third Stage-sent flyers are kind of a waste on me. I don't know 99.9% of the bands, and the 0.01% I do, I don't like them. Wtf, do people sell these? I have dozens from this time and when I bought all that L'Arc stuff from them like two or three years ago. There's no point in keeping them.

And I wonder what Laser Disc players realistically go for? ... Maybe it's cheaper just to get them put on DVD, too. From what I can tell, the average price is about $20 for the first hour of footage and $10 for each additional hour... but I wouldn't want to send them to some online service without knowing where they're really going and so on. Who the hell thought LDs were a good idea? At least the Beta thing, I can understand from a compact POV, but 30cm video discs? ... Well.

Part of my birthday present, hurhur. Maybe not the wisest choice, but... hey.

I forgot The L Word had started up again properly. 4 episodes in one night later, and I am ALREADY NOT PLEASED.

And yet, I love it and am highly entertained despite Jenny's diva attitude (gaaawd she's started to remind me of Emma during her bitchy, holier than thou moments and that just grates on me even more) and... god, just... so many plotlines that I wish had not taken the turns they have.

For some reason, though, whenever I'm watching it I get struck with all kinds of fun non-AU ideas that aren't even ripped from their scripts. I just get inspired. AND THIS SEASON SO FAR ISN'T EVEN IMPRESSIVE. It's funny. Maybe that's why I can stay tuned into it. I can get hooked on things that most people think are lame/stupid/boring/whatever just because I find some redeeming qualities in them.

Funny how I could never stay interested in Queer as Folk, though. I'm still like, "SNOOORE."

Randomly, because I'm hooked on this, I finally managed to get enough of the lyrics out of the intro song to the Zigzo Night live to find out what it was.

Dad will be very proud of me. I'm not crazy about the more noise-focused side of Pink Floyd, but stuff like this I really get into. I can hear the influence in Zigzo something fierce, and it just amuses me that this song is older than at least 3 out of 4 of the members. Possibly even all four, depending on when it was released in '69. It was cute how Ryo and Den had a little rock out session on their respective stage sides while setting up to this.

Great song.

And another great song?

test-No. - glitter chain

I am seriously, seriously hooked on this, and the way Ryo sings it, the breathy, slightly gravelly texture he uses in the chorus, the echo distortion on the guitar, the mellow, smooth bassline... ughhh, I have to listen to it again. I'm so impressed by their eclectic style. Every mini-album is so different, no label can really fit after all. I GUESS THIS IS WHY THEY'RE CALLED TEST-NO. While I'm not that excited about Kaede's drumming, I like it better than Matarou's and I can't help but wonder what it'd sound like if Kaede had done it. Matarou's always reminded me of the tin soldier. TIN TIN TIN. His drumkit should be called Captain Haddock. I'm not going any further into that.

nil have a new mini-album coming out in March, and it made me all happy to see Tetsu having sold out some of his solo gigs. I hope Lion Heads or SOAP will get their asses moving on something... I mean, within reason. I'd like to see something before the end of the year but it would also be unsurprising if Sakura took it easy. It sounded like the Space Filters gig went well, and apparently the dressing room was filled with dirty jokes, so... not too worried.

ETA: AHHH I know where the familiarity is coming from. Ryo plays a similar riff during Tetsu's guitar solo in Kurayamide Sunglass.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 11:48 am
areumdaunview: (zigzo)
The First Scene is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. There has been nipple pinching, live footage done as comic book panels, alarm clocks, being awakened by having a ball putted into one's face, silly voices, falling off scooters, acid trip colours, coordinated floppy hats, Den growling at Ryo for no apparent reason, lots of Tooru, water pistols, partial nudity, working out, panda sleeping masks, and BEER. It also was brand new, and came with a very gay postcard and the box has a kaleidoscope of great pictures I wish I could scan without tearing the thing apart. (See, machine, they put pictures of Tooru inside. He's a support musician but he was there. HINT, HINT.)

But Sleep made me all sad... until they spliced in footage of them sleeping very uncomfortably on shinkansen.

I also have the DVD in my possession. But I can't watch it until Dad finishes with the burner. So... maybe another hour... 'cause Mum's cooking and family time will be later anyway. I'm so impatient.

... Oh, and it's just started snowing! AWESOME.

I really am just so easy to please.

eta: Great live. Seriously. But there was too much improv, and while I don't necessarily mind "medleys," I HATE it when bands play half a song and launch into something else to return to it later.

ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT SONG IS STRAWBERRY SHAMPOO. They played through until the jazzy interlude and then they jumped into something else, Go S and Death, a drum solo, then back to it. Although, I can't really complain, considering I was a little disappointed when I didn't see Go S and Death on the tracklist. A pleasant surprise, just annoying.

... And yeah, Kurayamide Sunglass made me cry like a pussy, as predicted. It flowed into Call Me, which made it even worse. But I was cheered up by an unexpected addition to an already excellent song a bit later. ... And I'm not gonna say anything more than that, because everyone will know it when they see it, I'm sure.

... I'm such a sentimental sap. I'm not even going to go any further into it. Nope.

Someone really should have bought me some kleenex with this, though.

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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 01:46 am
areumdaunview: (den & ryo // hardly working)
So I thought I might try to make some things non-flocked. I suppose, to get myself accustomed to the idea of having an open blog again. I've been hiding behind locks for a long time, and not everything needs to be hidden.

I made a new friend. But I forgot to ask for their name. Oops. There was much bonding over awesome bands, and I believe I have infected a Zigzo fan with test-No. and Lion Heads. I win! One person at a time! I can't even remember what we started talking to each other about, now. We wanted to trade, and then suddenly it was like, "... Wow, you like Zigzo?!" and, "I have these videos..." and "my christmas present to you will be the DVD rip! I UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN I'VE WANTED IT FOR A LONG TIME TOO. Let's cry together on Boxing Day."

I'm quite impressed. So I'm receiving some clips from her that I haven't seen before, and so far, none have finished but I've watched the incomplete bits. ... I couldn't help but screencap the flash frames from the special Tonight, I Will Fall message video. (Once I get them down completely, they're going up, yes. But I still can't find the Walk PV. Someone else might have, though, and even in .rm format, it's better than nothing. I would rather like to see Den mounting that propeller for euphemism lulz and Ryo's >O singing face.)

Check out how special they are. )

How can you not love their animated little faces? ... Even if they strike fear into your hearts? With that fear comes a smidge of love that will grow like... like heartworm.

I also may go to Tulsa in August to assist Kashheart with her J-Rock room. Maybe. I don't really know where I'll be, yet, though the search for jobs will begin again on Monday. Maybe I'm just not looking at the right time? I don't know. The pickings seem slim. On the bright side, I found both my CV files and my LJ profile files, so I didn't lose everything after all. I'll modify it and whack it back up when my brain hasn't been assaulted by too much RP. We had a nice flow, though. I was happy to have my groove back even if my writing wasn't at its best by the time Adium and my wireless had frustrated me to no end.

Oh, and also. There is nothing more romantic than serenading someone with this song. "DRIVING ALL NIGHT! OH YEAH! YES, I'M HYSTERIC BOY!" ... I think that was one of the more epic moments in my Ryo's history thus far.

That is all!

ETA: I lied, that's not all. I forgot to add; seriously? Am I the only one who looks at Ryo and Tetsu and goes, "BRUHS"... who then looks at Den and Sakura and goes, "BRUHS"?! Their facial features are very similar.