Sep 30, 2006
Sep 29, 2006
I was browsing blogs & came across A little Bit of Randomness.
Here Kings of Barry posted a clip of a dancer named Yoshie reppin' Bebop Crew out of Japan. All I could say was holy #@%$. This girl has flavor! Too much flavor.
Check out this other video blog I found that had a bunch of other vids of Yoshie & other dancers doing there thizzle-ma-jig.
Sep 28, 2006
..hanging with Hinoi Team
and if you want to spend everyday with Nakagawa-san..
Sep 27, 2006
I guess it can all be chalked up as an expensive ass hobby ne. Like I said before, yes I did like how the cars looked, the cars definitely looked clean. Oh, & the chicks did jock the racers too. The more I think of it that should be reason enough....moving on.
Tokyo Drift. The reason why I picked up a copy was #1 the eye candy, #2 I looked at this as an opportunity to see my beloved Tokyo in a major Hollywood feature film, #3 I heard rumors that some Japanese actors were in it & I wanted to see my peeps get some shine.
All in all, the movie is entertaining, yeah it's everything you expect & we will all probably forget about it after watching it.
Justin Lin did a good job I thought. What I liked is that he pretty much brought all his friends from Better Luck Tomorrow along for the ride. What I thought was funny was all the actors that were in Better Luck Tomorrow kept the same names as their Character's names in Better Luck Tomorrow.
I know if I blew up then I'd have to have the YODC crew doing cameos in my music videos, movies WHATEVER! Better Luck Tomoorrow is an excellent film & you all should check it out.
I did see Satoshi Tsumabuki for a hot second. He's the dude at the start of the race (ready, set-to) GO! dude. One word in the whole movie, score! Too bad I'm a fan too. I loved him in Slow Dance & Orange Days.
Yoko Maki plays the main character's dad's Japanese um "girlfriend" although she wasn't introduced to the fam so I think using the word "girlfriend" would be a stretch, I think that she was a lady of the night. In the official full billing Tokyo drift credits she's billed as Woman at Boswell's apartment. I most recently enjoyed Yoko Maki's performance in Tokyo Friends, interestingly enough she plays a really promiscuous OL that gets fired after an Executive's wife complains to his company's management & in Japanese fashion she gets fired instead of the Executive getting reprimanded. ANYWAYS she has two whole words ("Ja Matta") in the movie as she sneaks away embarrased that her trick's son has caught them together. Oh, & here's a better picture of Yoko Maki, one without her in Grudge makeup. Gomen Maki san.
Ah the lovely Kitagawa Keiko gets a little more screen time than the last two actors. Very cute & cuddly is how I would decribe Keiko Chan. Chou kawaii! I really haven't seen her in anything other than my Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon dorama. I really wish I hadn't written that just now.
Anyways click on her name to see just how cute & cuddly she is. I wouldn't stand a chance against her bros all she had to do was ask & I'd lay the world at her feet. Sigh.
P.S. Those pics were found on a site claiming to be her official site. Somehow I doubt that's the case.
Last but not least your favorite & mine Sonny Chiba plays the Yakuza uncle of D.K.
Show some respect to an old school player y'all. Yeah he played a Yakuza well, afterall Sonny Chiba kicks much ass as is evident by all the ass he kicked in all his old flicks. Yes, he does scare me.
Tokyo looked lovely & if you have never been there the Tokyo scenes will only help to seduce you. The thing is the most exciting scene where there is a car chase through Tokyo & the cars actually drift through Shibuya crossing was fake! They recreated Shibuya crossing in Burbank or some shit & added CG of the buildings around Shibuya crossing to do that scene. They actually recreated Tokyo streets in L.A. for alot of the car chase scenes. Oh well. We do get to catch a glimpse of Tokyo here & there & it is glorious. In my mind I knew there was no way in hell they could pull that chase through Shibuya off in real life.
Movie is entertaining, probably a good movie to throw on while the guys are over for a BBQ or maybe even a good action date movie.
Big Ups to all the Japanese artists on the soundtrack. Teriyaki Boyz...I heard some Dragon Ash in there as well....Ja ne.
Sep 26, 2006
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Sep 22, 2006
Live Schedule dates
2006 US Tour
Audrey Kimura emailed all Benten Tokyo fans to let us know TsuShiMaMire is back in the USA.
Go & see them when they hit your city. Very lively & entertaining band & Benten Tokyo ROCKS! You can't go wrong!
9/22 @ Midtown Music Hall Chattanooga,TN
9/23 Anime Weekend Atlanta
9/26 Lenny's in Atlanta
~Suicide Girls Live-Burlesque Tour ~
Sep 28, Minneapolis, MN¡¡¡¡First Avenue
Sep 30, Chicago, IL¡¡¡¡Double Door
Oct 01, Chicago, IL¡¡¡¡Double Door
Oct 02, Detroit, MI¡¡¡¡The Majestic
Oct 05, Saint Louis, MO¡¡¡¡Pop's
Oct 06, Iowa City, IA¡¡¡¡The Picador
Oct 08, Cleveland, OH¡¡¡¡Beachland Ballroom
Oct 09, Columbus, OH¡¡¡¡LIttle Brother's
Oct 10, Buffalo, NY¡¡¡¡Buffalo Icon
Oct 15, Hartford, CT¡¡¡¡Webster Theatre n
Oct 17, Northampton, MA¡¡¡¡Pearl Street
Oct 18, Cambridge, MA¡¡¡¡Middle East
Oct 19, Philadelphia, PA¡¡¡¡Starlite Ballroom
Oct 20, Atlantic City, NJ¡¡¡¡Club Harlem at House of Blues
Oct 21, Brooklyn, NY¡¡¡¡Southpaw
Oct 22, New York, NY¡¡¡¡Knitting Factory
Oct 24, Baltimore, MD¡¡¡¡The Ottobar
Oct 25, Falls Church, VA¡¡¡¡State Theatre
Oct 27, Charlotte, NC¡¡¡¡Amos' Southend
Oct 28, Atlanta, GA¡¡¡¡Roxy Theatre
Oct 29, Miami, FL¡¡¡¡Studio A
Oct 30, Cocoa Beach, FL¡¡¡¡Club Kashmere
Oct 31, Tallahassee, FL¡¡¡¡The Beta Bar¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Nov 02, Houston, TX¡¡¡¡Numbers
Nov 03, Austin, TX¡¡¡¡Emo's
Nov 04, Dallas, TX¡¡¡¡Gypsy Ballroom
Nov 06, Oklahoma City, OK¡¡¡¡Bricktown Live
Nov 07, San Antonio, TX¡¡¡¡White Rabbit
Nov 09, Albuquerque, NM¡¡¡¡Launchpad
Nov 10, Tucson, AZ¡¡¡¡Club Congress
Nov 13, Phoenix, AZ¡¡¡¡Marquee Theatre
Nov 14, San Diego, CA¡¡¡¡Brick by Brick
Nov 15, Los Angeles, CA¡¡¡¡Key Club
Nov 16, Agoura Hills, CA¡¡¡¡The Canyon Club
Nov 17, Santa Ana, CA¡¡¡¡The Galaxy
Nov 18, Cabazon, CA¡¡¡¡Key Club@Morongo
Sep 21, 2006
Sep 20, 2006
here's a kawaii clip of a young Namie...
Sep 19, 2006
I first discovered this muy bonita chica while surfing the Deal or No Deal website on NBC. She was an alternate briefcase-carrying model on the first go round of the show, but did not really get any airtime. I guess she needed more time to invest in her singing career. Jenilee Reyes' website is still under construction, but I hear she's on myspace, so make here. At first I was like, "her video is horrible." Then I saw the video for 'Feminine Energy' by the Basco Brovaz on the same website. It makes Jenilee's 'Love Like Mine' look like Citizen Cane in comparison. Did the "director" even go to film school? Anyfuckenway, I'm not even gonna get into the director of the video or Jenilee's music.
On a totally unrelated note, hop on over here for some special prawn recipes.
Sep 18, 2006
...and by singing this song over and over I had Southern Cali Girl convinced her big brother could be part of Menudo:
to answer Guillermo Paco Castro Jimenez DelaSantos Reyes Jr's question/comment....Menudo IS J-Pop..here's proof....
cover of Menudo's Japan release of the "Like A Cannonball" single...
I have fallen head over heels in love with Aragaki Yui. Please watch her in My Boss, My Hero & Gyarusa. I love her so much. Please god bring her to me. =)
For Bang! Bang! Eriku's Dead part1 see Tsuji No Uchi.
Mathews Best Hit TV featuring Aragaki Yui....KAWAII!!!!
Sep 16, 2006
This is Bas Rutten, a mixed martial arts fighter. And this is a clip from his self defense DVD. And if you want to criticize me posting an old clip, I have only three words for you: dangeda dangeda dang.
Sep 15, 2006
and now..Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens..
THE DOG ALL STAR
THE CAT ALL STAR
Sep 14, 2006
Sep 13, 2006
This is Love Milk a couple of hotties from Japan that get down with the reggae dance stylee. They get interviewed then they dance for awhile to a Jamaican dude rapping about their pussies. That in itself is awesome. I kid you not, for 5 minutes this dude raps about how good Love Milk's pussies are. Awesome. AND FUNNY!
BIG UP Love Milk!
Sep 12, 2006
Aw, isn't that precious? She's all crucified 'n stuff.
See what I mean????? I AM NOT A FREAK. SHUT UP! Back to the movie. My whole point is that while watching Silent Hill, you can't bring yourself to turn away from the screen, but not because you're paralyzed with fear or frozen in suspense. It's because you just want to pick up this delightful little demon child and push her on a swing, or buy her a 4-piece Chicken McNugget with barbecue sauce, or take her to see The Lion King On Ice - front row center. Sure, she might shank your nutsack with flying barbed wire now and again, but kids will be kids. Didn't we all act up a little when we were young? As for the rest of the film? Oh yeah, there's a bunch of monsters and fog and things. In conclusion, I give Silent Hill three-and-half stars or whatever kind of symbols I was using. If you have a free rental coupon, it's well worth it. So until next time, I'm Son of Gigan, and I'll see YOU in the "Special Interest" section.