Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – January 16th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

KARA members to do solo activities before comeback – allkpop
Hopefully they’ll have co-ordinated black velvet paintings covers, like KISS when they went solo.

2011: What Happened and What Didn’t – Love’s Spell
So what came true and what didn’t? Find out!

NMB48’s Yamamoto Sayaka challenges her first solo – aramatheydidnt
This is the first solo song from the crew.

True rival of AKB48 set for new Meiji CM + their version of Aitakatta! – aramatheydidnt
Forget all that, when are AKB getting the package that indicates Lovetan is sleeping with the fishes?

Nogizaka 46′s Version Of Aitakatta – IXA Ready
A thumb’s up for this slightly more rocking version.

Are Music Videos Getting Out Of Control? – Seoulbeats
I blame Don Johnson’s “Heartbeat” for this. I blame Don Johnson for a lot, actually.

KPK Goes To KPOPCON on January 28, 2012!!! – Kpop Kollective
This looks very interesting and hopefully a complete report will follow.

Morning Musume – Pyoko Pyoko Ultra PV – Selective Hearing
I like the Angry Birds idea, but that’d involve H!P being somewhat current on trends. The best we can hope for is Fuzion Frenzy.

Random Ramblings of the Rising Son: Beyond Oricon – Selective Hearing
Lots of talk about Social Security Numbers, but this has potential.

The Untold Story: Tsunku’s Greatest Audition Oversight – Selective Hearing
Honestly, I could believe this actually happened.

Hamasaki Ayumi to divorce – Tokyograph
Sad news, though it looks like a case of circumstances beyond their control.

The Well Wells- “Life is Beautiful” PV – Sparkplugged
Watching this, I feel like my own eating habits are vindicated.

Are new members really what Passpo needs? – Janakya Mottainai
AimxAim thoughtfully considers Passpo’s membership situation and how successful it can be.

C-ute-Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Denwa de Kitaku preview – Janakya Mottainai
So Aim doesn’t like ballads but eighties monster rock ballads are the exception.

Chisato Okai and “The Pose” – Hello! Project Feet
FYI, “The Pose” is popular because it’s easy to sneak up from behind and get some action.