Jan 31, 2012

Clip of the Day

for those who remember, Nakanomori Band disbanded way back in 2008 due to lead singer, Ayako Nakanomori, having to undergo throat surgery....I am happy to report that Ayako is back and will be releasing her debut solo album on Feb 7th.

Ayako still has an amazing voice and is still cute as a button! minus the fugly haircut of course

Jan 30, 2012

Clip of the Day

Sayu trying her hand at english while asking about super powers?! AAAAAWESOME

Jan 25, 2012

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

covers for SCANDALS next single "Harukaze"

I think I'm gonna have to buy the one with the cover below

sweet lord look at Mami! Rina looking damn sexy too..a MFK challenge with these girls would be very, very difficult

preview of the new PV

AND SCANDAL's having a bus tour for their fans to coincide with their Budokan concert

Jan 24, 2012

Pic of the Day

this would be so much hotter if they were at a bath house or soapland

Jan 19, 2012

Pic of the Day

Happy 27th Birthday Rika-chan!!!

I'm pretty surprised that nobody hasn't married this girl.. I mean if I had the opportunity, I would've put a ring on her finger 17 years ago!

Jan 18, 2012

Pic of the Day

replace that Corona with a 40 of Mickey's or Old E and I'd be on one knee for this girl

and apparently Tanakacchi is somewhere outside of Japan, working. guesses are Guam or somewhere in Socal and that can only mean one thing....NEW PB!!!

Jan 16, 2012

Jan 13, 2012

Resonant Blue

fellow YODCer, and my main rival in fighting for Reina's affection, CJ Marsicano has written a book and is trying to get the sumbitch published. So click the link and help this brother out!


For the past few years, I have been working on a few different book projects. One of those projects was one I undertook last November as a break from a larger project I was in the middle of completing. That project resulted one month later in a short novel called Resonant Blue. After finishing the first draft, I put the manuscript aside and returned to work on my main project, Here is the Wonderland, which I intend to shop amongst agents upon completion of its current draft late this year or early next year.

Resonant Blue takes place in Tokyo, Japan in the early to mid-80's. It's about a young Japanese teenager who, inspired by her older guitarist brother and by the California punk scene she witnessed when her family lived in the Bay Area for a few years prior, starts her own punk-influenced band with three of her friends. The book chronicles , through her point of view, the changes she goes through as both a musician and as a person in that short time period.

This past summer, I pulled out the Resonant Blue manuscript, reread it, realized how much I liked it, and started to tinker with it, bringing it into second draft status. That's when I got the idea, however vague at the time, to put out Resonant Blue independently as a book.

Then not long ago, the idea hit me - I'd already participated in a couple of crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter... why not do one of my own? I knew that at least one other author had used the site to raise money to help him complete a book of his own, why not try something with a book that's pretty much ready to go to press (or at least will be by the time this campaign reaches its deadline – I'm giving the newest draft another once-over twice as I write this)? It would definitely be an original way to get my name out there as a writer.

So, I settled on a minimum target of fifty books, which I figured I could meet with help from both the hundreds of followers I have on Twitter, Facebook, and my music blog (plus those Kickstarter regulars that like to browse around looking for interesting projects - hey, that's how I found a couple of the projects I'd joined in on as a contributor here), got a fine cover artist named Chris Mendoza in an open call through The Groove Music Life and my social networks, and started planning. I also opened a Facebook page for the project at http://www.facebook.com/resonantblue and an official website of sorts for the project at www.resonantblue.com.

Anyone that joins in will get a copy of the first chapter in PDF format as a teaser.

What do you, dear Kickstarter participant get out of this? Well, no matter what pledge level you choose, you get a signed/numbered hardcover plus an eBook in the format of your choice, plus a thank you in the book's thank-you list. Anything beyond that is up to you and the pledge levels are right there on the right hand sidebar for your perusal. I thank you for your interest. Now let's have some fun.

If there's any questions, you can e-mail me at info@resonantblue.com