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Added 114 posts to the blog in August. Babymetal still in the lead with 19 followed by the Deep Purple Family with 13. Pretty good traffic in spite of holidays. Still having fun so September here we come…

(Western image from the archives, I miss those days).


Added 170 posts to this blog in July and stats has been pretty good considering that people are on holiday etc. 36 posts on Babymetal, who still comes out on top. Other topics that have been highlighted includes Deep Purple with 9 posts and the movies “Dunkirk” (8 posts), “Valerian” (7 posts) and “Wonder Woman” (4 posts). Elvis had 4 posts as well (magazine covers). I quite enjoy adding Babymetal stuff to the blog and there is plenty of history on here by now. Still enjoy doing this.

August here we come…

I noticed that the Stats took off last night and that the traffic was for the July 8 article “Family Business” (Babymetal & Deep Purple Family related). So I surfed over to the Babymetal Database and discovered that the post in question has been translated into Japanese on the Hamankarn blog, and this has in turn been mentioned on the big Heavens Fox blog (se picture). I guess the real traffic will be today since Japan is waking up as I write this (and I can see where this is heading on the Stats). This is going to be interesting. I did send this particular story (or the link) to The Highway Star (the Deep Purple news site) but no response just yet. They may not be into Babymetal, or maybe it is just the holidays? Who knows. I knew it was a good story though.

Hamankarn blog translation here. Heavens Fox blog link here.

I have presented weekly Pulp covers on this blog for a year now (I just noted today that 53 of them has been added in this Category at this point since I started this thing). I think they fit the blog rather well, so let us not forget about the past as we showcase so much of the present.

Just noted that there are over 4,000 posts on this blog as of now (this is post 4,004). The blog reached 3,000 posts on December 22 2016 so that will give you a general idea of what is going on. It actually takes quite a while to check out everything on this blog.

(Pictured here: Mid 70s Deep Purple).

So another month has passed and the time has come to take a look at the Stats for June. 128 posts is not bad, but still a little less than what is normal for this blog these days. I did note that the number of magazine covers worthy of inclusion dropped. I was a little frustrated by this as a matter of fact, but there you go. June belonged to Babymetal, with 38 posts. The “Live At Tokyo Dome” review that was posted on June 6 went viral, got translated into Japanese and Spanish within days and sent the traffic to this blog to an all time high. Still good traffic to this post alone and I think it will be one of those posts that has a life of its own. 15 posts on the Deep Purple Family and 11 on the Wonder Woman frenzy tops other specific interests. Meaning that about half of the posts in June dealt with pretty much three basic threads. Not too happy about that because it could scare some visitors away. Still, Babymetal is a bit of a passion for me at the moment and following current news and adding a mix of history as well as documenting the now ongoing collecting has resulted in this blog almost being a Babymetal thing with other stuff thrown in. Oh well, it is what it is and the sole purpose of this blog for me is to have some fun.

July, here we come!

Took a snapshot of the growing Babymetal collection. This one is going to keep me busy for quite a while. I would say that the foundation is in place, now I need to go for the rare and obscure stuff (like Sakura Gakuin, the limited edition Babymetal singles etc). Also, the magazines and the books. I discovered and blogged about Babymetal for the first time back on March 9. I had seen some videos then and decided that I had to look into this. On March 15 “Metal Resistance” arrived and I was blown away by the sheer power of the group. On the same day it was announced that “Live At Tokyo Dome” was going to be released and the trailer for that was obviously awesome. On March 16 my first magazine popped up, Metal Hammer 293 with the big Metallica/Babymetal feature. On March 17 the “Live At Wembley” CD arrived and I wrote a detailed review. And finally, on March 20 “Live At Budokan” popped up. Well that nailed it.

I have never looked back. Babymetal is part of this blog now, like it or not, and you will find 150 posts on them so far. That is an awful lot of history right there. On June 6 I posted the “Live At Tokyo Dome” review and watched it go viral. It was translated into Japanese and Spanish and Trinkelbonker never had more visitors than June 6-June 8. I was quite stunned by the interest. Things are back to normal now but it is nice to see that Babymetal has that interest out there.

I do have a few DVDs that I still intend to review and the general tone of what you can expect is there for all to see. Babymetal is a unique phenomenon, nothing like it has existed before and who knows where this will all go in the future. It is very interesting though and it feels good to collect something with a bit of passion again.

(Thank you Kalle for your continued support)