Archive for February, 2018

Walking Dead

Posted: February 28, 2018 in General, Hobby

Is it just me or is this piece of Walking Dead memorabilia just bat shit crazy? If you know the show, chances are you might agree.

Spotted it at the EMP shop.


Model Art 986

Posted: February 28, 2018 in General, Hobby, Magazines

This looks like a good read. Japanese publication Model Art (Modeling Magazine) 986.

Got some goodies in the mail today from Japan. Hedoban 2015 Special Edition (4), Music Life (Vol. 2, December 1975) and the 2013 Sakura Gakuin Suzuka Nakamoto Graduation book. Again, Deep Purple and Babymetal stuff, and all of it classic (and then some).

The Hedoban Special turned out to be awesome. Most of it is Babymetal, with photographic contents from Europe, Mexico and Japan (well over 100 images no less). Hedoban has supported Babymetal from the very early days, because back then nobody else did. I have written about this before in some detail on this blog. As for the Music Life magazine, it was pretty nice to be able to add this to the old collection after all these years. Very nice Deep Purple MK4 cover. This magazine was on release when Purple played there back in the day.

The Suzuka Nakamoto book celebrated the first few years of Sakura Gakuin and Su in particular (as she graduated at this time). Eight pages is devoted to Babymetal (as they were in the early days) and there is also a nice section with pictures taken in Hiroshima at different locations (fans are now seeking these places out, a lot of that went on when Babymetal played Hiroshima in December 2017). Not sure if I have a real autograph or not in this book, it looks real to me but could be in print. Does anybody out there know if this edition was signed by Su?

All in all, as a collector I could not have had a better day.

(Thank you Kalle San for your help)

For the love of Babymetal

Posted: February 26, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

There are a lot of cover bands that are covering Babymetal out there but I think that Go!! Light Up! has just eclipsed the competition with a very tasty version of “From Dusk Till Dawn” (“Metal Resistance”). I predict huge interest in this one.

Watch it here.

Babymetal dates confirmed

Posted: February 26, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

Babymetal just confirmed eight US dates (May) and five in Europe (June). No word on new product. My guess is that more will come, maybe another batch of dates opening up for a major band? We shall see.

Texas is a good place to dwell in right about now.

The Backwoodsman 39

Posted: February 26, 2018 in General, Magazines, Prepping

Every now and then I add an issue of US publication The Backwoodsman to the old collection. Got issue 39 the other day and it features Stacy Lyn Harris on the cover.

Very nice.

Meet La PomPon

Posted: February 25, 2018 in General, Music (general)

Nice promotional shot of Japanese J-Pop act La PomPon here. They have been around for a couple of years releasing singles but their first album titled “Best of La PomPon” is out now (and yes, it is the first).

Watch the video for “Give Me” here.