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An unexpected place for music to come from

Posted by mountainoluv, 01 July 2014 · 1540 views
Georgia, JESC, Bzikebi Studios and 2 more...
An unexpected place for music to come from One of my interests, besides J-pop, is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, JESC. They have held this contest for about 10 years, at various venues in greater Europe. One thing I like about this event, besides the music and dancing, is that I get a chance to learn a little about where the artists come from, particularly the smaller countries in Europe. One...


Another MM original

Posted by mountainoluv, 09 June 2014 · 1503 views
Aya Ishiguro, Ayappe and 6 more...
Another MM original OK, so for this blog post, I’m going to address another pre – JKM member of Morning Musume. In particular, the focus is on Aya Ishiguro. She was one of the original five members of MM. She was also a debuting member of Tanpopo.

Aya Ishiguro was born in 1978, which makes her 36 years old. She is holding up quite well, however. In her appearance at the l...


A Morning Musume beauty

Posted by mountainoluv, 26 May 2014 · 1501 views
Aoiro 7, CUBIC-CROSS, AKB48 and 4 more...
A Morning Musume beauty I hope everyone is doing well, and having a happy Memorial Day weekend! I know I am.

This entry will feature another former Morning Musume member, Sayaka Ichii :wub: . She joined the group with Mari Yaguchi and Kei Yasuda as a second generation member. She participated in some great singles and great PVs. Among these were “Love Machine,” “Koi no Dance...


Unsung hero of Morning Musume

Posted by mountainoluv, 12 May 2014 · 1550 views
Yuko Nakazawa, Ai Kago and 7 more...
Unsung hero of Morning Musume Greetings! I hope everyone is doing well. It looks like it is going to be another warm and sunny day in SoCal.

I mentioned a couple of times that I became familiar with Morning Musume (MM) thanks to the PV for “Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari” (JKM). It was through this PV that I got to learn who the members were, at least at the time of that single. I al...


Favorite Japanese Words

Posted by mountainoluv, 02 May 2014 · 1500 views
Ai Kago, Rika Ishikawa and 8 more...
Favorite Japanese Words I’d like to switch gears with this post. My aim is to have fun! OK, so, without any further ado, here is my topic . . . MY FAVORITE JAPANESE WORDS! :good:

My #1 favorite would have to be ‘doki doki.’ It means ‘fast beating heart,’ or ‘heart palpitations.’ It seems to come in handy for lyricists, one can hear it frequently in songs. Consider “Night of...


Favorite idol activities

Posted by mountainoluv, 15 April 2014 · 1886 views
aMI TOKITO, NHK, Radio Man Jack and 7 more...
Favorite idol activities Hello everyone! Please excuse the long delay in updating. I have been extremely busy lately. I actually went to Jacksonville, Florida last week on business.

OK, this post will feature my favorite idol: aMI TOKITO :wub: . In particular, I’ll cover some of the things she is up to currently. Most importantly, she has a new gravure DVD that came out this m...


Makoto Ogawa - new performance

Posted by mountainoluv, 27 March 2014 · 1533 views
Makoto Ogawa, stage play and 2 more...
Makoto Ogawa - new performance Makoto Ogawa :wub: is going to be in a stage play. She posted some photos of her and the rest of the cast on her blog. (She looked really pretty :D , by the way.) It starts in about 2 weeks. If anyone is in the Tokyo area, you might want to check this out. Following are some details about the performance. (Translation courtesy bing.com/translator.)

T...


Career updates you probably don't care about

Posted by mountainoluv, 22 March 2014 · 1615 views
Asuka Hinoi, Hinoi Team and 3 more...
Career updates you probably don't care about Greetings! In this post, I’m going to give some career updates for a couple of people I’ve been thinking about lately.

The first person of interest is Asuka Hinoi :wub: . It seemed like Asuka’s career had hit a low point in 2009. She basically had nothing going on. She stuck with it, though, and her career is starting to come back. Nothing that big...


Morning Musume: the aftermath

Posted by mountainoluv, 11 March 2014 · 1502 views
Morning Musume, Koharu Kusumi and 4 more...
Morning Musume: the aftermath Hi! It’s been a long time since my last post. Please excuse me, but I’ve been super busy with work. Also, I’ve been trying to think of something to write about, ha ha!

As I mentioned before, I got interested in Morning Musume by seeing the PV for “Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari.” This is an incredible video, and very useful for learning about the members....


My top 4 duos (groups of two girls)

Posted by mountainoluv, 25 February 2014 · 1555 views
Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji and 7 more...
My top 4 duos (groups of two girls) Hello! I visited 3rd Street Promenade last night in Santa Monica. It was cool. If you ever get the chance to go there, I would recommend it. They have musicians playing on the street for tips.

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my previous post. I found out about some new duos, or two girl groups. I enjoyed checking out your favorites. I even...






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