Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – October 13th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Happy 1000th Day After School! – #AS1000days – AfterSchool ❤
A great milestone for my favorite Kpop group!

After School’s costume draws criticism after appearance on Japanese program – Koreaboo
Oh my stars and garters! Well, THEIR garters and panties.

Big Bang featured on Ryan Seacrest’s blog – allkpop
I’m holding out for Tommy Chong to tweet about them.

Backstreet Boys’ Howie D collaborate with Shirota Yu – aramatheydidnt
This whole East meets West approach to boy bands keeps getting better and better, eh?

A Look at Johnny’s Entertainment Groups: The 3 Day Challenge – Day 3 (Part 1) – Okay! Musume Time
That’s it… go further, Chiima, let yourself feel the dark side…

A Look at Johnny’s Entertainment Groups: The 3 Day Challenge – Day 3 (Part 2) – Okay! Musume Time
And we’ve got a convert! A talented one, too, so I’m looking forward to more JE posts on her blog now.

Kusumi Koharu Is Currently Out Of Work Due To Stomach Flu – Hello! SayuNii
I hope she feels better soon. But what could have caused this?

Koharu Kusumi – Hide and Peek – Hello! Project Feet
… Perhaps swallowing under-the-table hummers to random strangers?

Some thoughts on Sato Shori & With You – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary Nak considers the future of some Sexy Zone members by looking at past performance.

Melon Kinenbi on ShimokitaFM – New School Kaidan
Half the quartet reunites! But it ain’t the same without The Boss.

Shock and Aww, What are you Doing?! The Use and Abuse of the Concept Photo – hellokpop
A fun look at some of the more horrendous portraits Kpop artists have committed.

News: Orange Caramel talks about their concept, “Shanghai Romance”, and dating – AfterSchool ❤
Some rather revealing comments, especially Lizzy being jealous of couples and Raina on going solo.

What Will Orange Caramel Cosplay as Next? – Seoulbeats
With Nana’s Native American headdress, I’m still holding out for The Village People.

Berryz Koubou’s and C-ute’s bittersweet collaboration – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim finds the song bland and the PV boring.

Mobekimasu-Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku radio rip – Janakya Mottainai
The line about H!P All-Stars made me laugh because it’s so true.

The Unfortunate Reality of HoMin, aka DBSK – Seoulbeats
A lament for what happened to the five-person group, and an elegy for the two who remained.

Heart2Heart Are Your New Backdoor Lovers – Selective Hearing
Greg brings up the obvious comparison to Lonely Island – and wouldn’t it work better if they were indeed a parody group?

Johnny’s Entertainment finally takes another step into the… – Cho Scandalous
Next: the discovery of social media. And by this I mean MySpace.

AKB48 now owns Singapore buses~ – aramatheydidnt
Never mind the bus, I wanna pull a train with my favorite AKB girls.

Tsunku to produce idol training cafe in Akihabara – Tokyograph
Oh really? Should we start calling you Tsunku P now?

Why are stars sel-ca obsessed? – Seoulbeats
Thank God for someone calling out bad journalism… but without these crap selca posts, where would my ironhead posts be?

30 Day Idol Challenge – Day 13 – Aitakatta!
Cat profiles her third most favorite AKB member, Katayama Haruka.