Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – January 17th, 2012

Ray’s Picks

The Sketchbook- “Message” (almost full PV) – Neaux Clicked On It
I remember enjoying “Clover” a great deal, and this is just as good! Cute girl guitarist, cute boy singer, catchy power pop song – what more could you want?

PASSPO News! 8 Candidates, New Single and New DVD! – aramatheydidnt
So what do we call them? Pass-Eggs? Junior-Pos? Kenkyuusei? C.A.-ndidates?

Girls’ Generation releases “The Boys (Special Album)” in the United States and Europe – Koreaboo
Yup, there it is on iTunes, just waiting for me to click and buy it… yup, any second now I’m gonna… Oh, who’re we kidding?

Mag Scan: Orange Caramel in German teen magazine ‘POPCORN!’ – AfterSchool ❤
Raina Raina uber alles, uber alles in der welt…

Queen of ‘Kawaii’ now has a dental clinic modeled after her – aramatheydidnt
Now I’m imagining Hello Kitty in The Marathon Man and it seems so right…

‘Pledis Boys’ reveal their official name: NU’EST! – allkpop
NUDEST? NUDEFEST? No, still can’t get myself worked up about this.

Info: A new girl group by Pledis is in the works – AfterSchool ❤
I’m guessing their name will be NAK’D!.

Kohaku Uta Gassen: Highlights, Part 1 – Madara Blog
Madara jumps from one huge song-fest to another with this write-up.

The Wonder Girls – The DJ Is Mine – Selective Hearing
Greg thinks this has a credible chance for being the breakout single for American hallyu, and explains why.

Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo to release solo album in February – allkpop
The stage was being set, but now suspicions are confirmed.

Preview of Heavy Rotation enka version – aramatheydidnt
I’m beginning to think that this could well be the most exciting AKB release of the year.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Subtle AND demure.

KinKi Kids get 32nd consecutive No.1 with song written by AKB48 producer – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
AKB’s Aki-P pens a Johnny’s single? Talk about an unholy alliance!

SMAP leader has a new love interest? – MomoEdgewood’s Mediawatch
He would’ve been so happy with Nakazawa Yuko, but now it’s too late…

Maasa Sudo – Beach Mama – Hello! Project Feet
Sure she’s on a jetski, but wouldn’t she rather be motorboating?

More Picspam – Morningtime
More fun and games at Aika and others’ expense. And a reminder she DOES have a very nice rack.

長いトネルを抜ける… – live everyday to it’s fullest
A look at the Dream Morning Musume girls and their one single.

My Niece was Born!!! – Okay! Musume Time
On a personal note, congratulations to Chiima and her family on this blessed event!