Archive for August, 2017

The King´s Choice

Posted: August 31, 2017 in General, TV & Movies

Just watched the Norwegian WWII film “The King´s Choice” (“Kongens Nei”, 2016), a highly emotional portrait of the events that occured in 1940 when Hitler invaded Norway. In the end, the King would not, could not, surrender and give up the freedom of his people. Truly this epic film by director Erik Poppe is a masterpiece, with Germans speaking German and a real effort to portray 1940 as it really was. I realize that people outside of Scandinavia will probably not be aware of this film, but if you get a chance to see it you should take it.

I have come to understand that the Japanese Metal publication Hedoban was created because the editor realized that Babymetal was in danger of getting very little media exposure at home due to the fact that traditional Metal media would not touch them (I still have to see them on a cover of Burrn! Magazine etc) and that the Metal component in their music would also be a problem on the J-Pop and Idol side of things. So this guy created a new Metal magazine with the intent that Babymetal would at least get plenty of coverage in his publication. In other words, this guy loved Babymetal and did a pretty heroic thing for them. And he has been proven right, which is nice on so many levels.

(Seen here is Hedoban issues 6 & 3 – stunning art)

Jerry Lewis is gone

Posted: August 21, 2017 in General, Magazines, TV & Movies

Sad to hear that comedian Jerry Lewis has passed away. I saw many of his films in the 1970s on Swedish television and he was always great. He will be missed.

Congratulations to Babymetal for 75,000,000 views of “Gimme Chocolate!!” on YouTube! At this rate, it is likely to hit 100,000,000 views in late 2018. It was added on the official Babymetal Channel on February 25 2014. It should be noted that “Karate”, a video that was added last year, is moving even faster with way over 32,400,000 hits as of today. But “Gimme Chocolate!!” was the song that catapulted Babymetal to the stars and I think it is brilliant. Just makes you happy.