I'm heading to the London Expo
next week Sunday, so anyone else going would be aware that I'll be there and seamlessly blending into the crowd. Really, I'm not exactly a crowd person so I probably won't stick around for too long. ._.; Not exactly sure what to wear if anyone wants to look for me. A Black Jack shirt perhaps?
Lately, I've been swept up by Hetalia
mania. Can't wait to see the film! It was far too easy for me to latch onto England, and I enjoy the banter he has with America and France. (At first I thought fans were just labeling England as a tusndere. Apparently, the mangaka labeled him this too. XD; )Yes, I do like USxUK. *Sigh* Why is it too easy? It usually takes me time to get into a couple... This can't be a good sign, is it?
news! I'm so behind with B'z! I finally got round to listening to their latest album, "MAGIC", which came out late last year. And I have to admit, it's not so bad, but not great.
Here are my fave songs:
► "Long time no see" - Like this one a lot!
Listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-UmQH…
► "Yume no Naka de Aimasho" (See you in my dreams) - Really really like how it starts but not so keen on how it ends.
Listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCGulN…
Yes, only two songs from the album. The other songs aren't bad, but they're not unique enough or memorable, imo, which is quite worrisome.
There are also a couple of B'z singles which I caught up with but weren't too keen on them either (though the ballad version of "Ichibu to Zenbu" is very nice. The song has very sweet lyrics).
I dunno, it seems like they have been stuck in this particular style of music for a good number of years. Their solo works are great, but when working together, the music they produce seem to have this same sound to them in the last few or so albums... I wonder why? Is it because of age? That they aren't push as much as they use to? Or has the current music scene jaded them to what sounds good? Perhaps all 3?
It seems Tak and Koshi are going solo again and I think it's a good thing as they may benefit from working individually or with others just to gain some additional flavors to their current musical repertoire. Koshi's new single is coming out next month and from what I've heard from the short demo, it sounds pretty good! I look forward it! *Also prays that Tak really does an international tour*
I still very much favor the band and their music, but their current offerings are becoming a tad recycled and slightly unappealing. I dread the day when I listen to a B'z album and not like a single song. ;_;
On a brighter note, Koshi is still looking good for 45. www.cdjapan.co.jp/pictures/l/1…
And I actually like "Sahara" featuring Koshi Inaba from Slash's solo album, "SLASH".
Listen here: (Japanese version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS8QXv…
Listen here: (English version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcRklW…
Personally I prefer the Japanese version of Sahara as Koshi sounds slightly more aggressive. But the words in the English version, "I wanted to tie you down and make you miiiine" keeps standing out to me every time I listen to it. *^q^* <---(shamelessx2)
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