Mun Chairudo

So, Gackt and Hyde starred in a movie in 2003 called Moon Child (or Mun Chairudo). Its about a poor kid and a poor vampire ( ! ) in a futuristic Taiwan who work their way up the ladder of gangland. You’re saying to yourself: "and I should care about a movie starring two j-pop…

Hyde

Hyde was the lead singer in L’arc en Ciel. I first learned of them from the many anime themes they have done. They did a couple of pieces for Rurouni Kenshin; they did a theme for Slam Dunk and for Great Teacher Onizuko. You may know them most recently as the group who performs the…

Yoshiki

Yoshiki was the drummer, keyboardist, and composer for the band X Japan. I first saw  X Japan in the J-Pop room at a con. They were playing music videos and live concert footage, and I happened to peek in  at a highly melodramatic performance of their song "Endless Rain." I wondered, "what’s all this about?" …

Gackt

I first saw Gackt Camui on the Japanese pop music show "Hey Hey Hey Music Champ" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306868/ a few years ago–several years ago? Whatever.   Anyway,  I thought…who is this mysterious young man? (–or maybe it was "kawaii!!!!!!"  that i thought.)  I searched for his music online and ended up with a few songs. I…

So much for activity again

So what on earth could be the cause of such inactivity–such laziness? I think it’s apathy. I don’t tend to feel that I really have anything useful to say. Or maybe I do, but i don’t think it’s worth the effort to put it into words. But today, I will. Lately I have been gushing…