Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – September 23rd, 2011

Ray’s Picks

After School’s second Japanese single to incorporate a tap dance routine – Koreaboo
This makes me so happy, though I still think they should’ve gone with “Shampoo”.

S/Mileage Tachiaagaru PV – Selective Hearing
Greg notes the dis-service done to the kenkyuusei, but otherwise enjoyed the PV.

T-ara’s new music video will be 30 minutes long – allkpop
They wanted Korea’s answer to Michael Bay but somehow wound up with Korea’s answer to Ken Burns.

Big Bang’s Daesung to return for ’2012 Big Show’? – allkpop
This would certainly be in keeping with earlier statements.

Super Junior’s Shindong admits he has connections to many girl idols – allkpop
Actually, I can’t blame him. You never know when you’re gonna strike gold, right?

Double dose of KPOP- Kara’s Step vs Brown Eyed Girls’ 6th Sense – Neaux Clicked On It
It’s the Kpop girl group version of The Hulk versus The Thing! And with expected results.

Tegomass-Mahou no Melody song and PV preview – Janakya Mottainai
Aim’s got some interesting thoughts on the duo’s music (she hates it) and the PV (she loves it).

KARA’s Seungyeon posts a picture of her ‘sausage fingers’ – allkpop
After yesterday’s farting revelation, I seriously don’t know what to think of this.

Sasshi’s Janken Tournament 2011/Copping A Feel! – IXA Ready
I think I saw an SOD Create DVD like this, complete with helmet and makeshift go-kart.

Popularity of Hallyu wave increases sales and exports of Korea’s creative content – allkpop
Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M.! Get the money, Korean Korean won y’all!

Japan’s #1 “boy” band slays ur favs w/ PV for new single “Love Spider” – aramatheydidnt
I prefer the Sisters, but find this pretty… stimulating, too.

S/mileage 2012 Calendar LQ Cover Released – Hello! SayuNii
So how many more girls on the cover will be gone by the time the new year starts?

Takahashi Ai To Be Appointed Ambassador For Fukui – Hello! SayuNii
I hear Takitty is getting a ceremonial sash to go along with the ceremonial tassles and ceremonial pole.

Pocket Morning Berryz Weekly Q&A (Week of 9/23/2011) from H!O~!!! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
Much love to Socko for her ballsy answer.

2 Down, More to Go… – 10th Gen Finalists Training Camp: The Judgement – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima shares her take on the remaining eight members and what they face.

Kanjani8 does a pretty good job of not feeding the paparazzo… – Cho Scandalous
The idea of Komatsu Ayaka sleeping her way through all of Kanjani8 makes me jealous, somehow.