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Busy days. Having some fun organizing the old (and new) collection in my new place. On the left: Deep Purple family stuff (Tour Programmes, rare magazines etc). On the right: Reserved for Babymetal only.

The Vinyls are finally handled correctly, easy access being all important (see earlier post). Seen here are fairly new Vinyls. The older stuff is getting organized as we speak (great fun to look them over again). The Soundtracks are finding their way to the TV room.

Speaking of which… Here is a nice little corner that I just put in place. On the wall: Rainbow live, signed by Ronnie James Dio (recently showcased on this blog). Signed Callisto (Xena villain) photograph by actress Hudson Leick. Framed Babymetal “Megitsune” poster from Tower Records (Shinjuku, Japan – has also been highlighted earlier on this blog). Yesterday, at about midnight, I blasted some Judas Priest and Babymetal at high volume (testing the new TV in the process) and went outside to check what the neighbours might hear. Pretty much nothing. Good to know. I also have a nice 1960s Exhibition going. Got to have some fun.

(Thank you Kalle for all your help)

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Elvis nostalgia

Posted: September 14, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general), TV & Movies

This (Elvis) Vinyl was released yesterday in my neck of the woods (that would be Sweden). I kind of like this cover.

Some decent songs too.

Death Wish

Posted: August 22, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

Watched Bruce Willis in “Death Wish” on DVD tonight and the franchise suits him well. I see remakes all over the place that are just annoying, this one actually works. My bet is that we will get more revenge tales with the good Doctor (his character) before you know it. Bring it on.

Watched my brand new import copy of “Legend S – Baptism XX – Live At Hiroshima Green Arena” yesterday. Babymetal do not take prisoners, not even when they are a member short (Yuimetal). The show is spectacular from the first second, then they take you for one hell of a ride. The live shot you see here was taken during the first song, “In The Name Of”, when Su-metal seemingly hurls a ball of fire with her staff through the arena (how the hell did they create that illusion?). If you catch Babymetal on a headline show, you will be entertained (no doubt about it). This DVD is just another masterpiece and they keep the standard on a level that is very rare. The musicianship is on a level that is just awesome. The show, captured by multiple cameras as always, leaves you wanting more. Su-metal was celebrated in her hometown Hiroshima on these two nights (edited down to 16 tracks for this release and mixed by long serving engineer Tue Madsen). The first night belonged to members of the Fan Club (called The One), the second night to club members and the general public. The fact that Yui could not perform, and that they had to decide on the spot whether to cancel or not, was a rough situation that they managed to deal with (this DVD is certainly proof of how professional they are). What nobody knew at the time was that these performances would also be the last for guitarist Mikio Fujioka, whom passed away in a freak accident just weeks later in early 2018. Watching him here is a sad goodbye of sorts, but he will be remembered.

Babymetal has absolutely nothing to prove to nobody at this point. This is a unique outfit, the world at large will surely wise up soon enough and give them the status that they so richly deserve. I think this will happen with the third album. The buzz is out there and with DVDs like this…

(Note. Word is that it has not been decided as yet whether Yui can perform the upcoming Japanese shows in October or not. At least we know that she is still part of Babymetal and that they are doing the best that they can to get through a tough period).

(Thank you for your assistance Kalle)

Babymetal have nice displays in Tower Records stores all over Japan, but for the current Hiroshima live release “Legend S…” the Hiroshima store got to put up Su-metals costume that she wore on those nights in her hometown. This is surely a bit of a magnet for fans to check out over there now. I like the fact that all these stores have special displays for certain releases in Japan, it is a way to honor the culture. If I lived there I would make a point to take some pictures every now and then (could have been an interesting book project). Also, it is nice to know that Babymetal have got permanent displays in certain cities, that changes little by little as new product pops up. Needless to say, this particular release tops the Japanese charts as we speak. Pretty excited about my import copy, that I will hopefully get my hands on next week.

Tower Records Hiroshima Twitter feed here.

There is a couple of new Babymetal t-shirts over at the (Swedish) EMP shop, and this one registers pretty high on the old Cute-o-meter. Meanwhile, no sign yet of a release date outside of Japan for the new DVD “Legend – S – Baptism XX – Live At Hiroshima Green Arena”. It will be available over there on August 1 so it looks like I need to get that one on import (I think they need to sort this sort of thing out as soon as possible, the fans are being let down as it stands). The media blitz in Japan has started, they will be featured heavily on MTV and Yahoo presented a big feature over there the other day with some really nice images.

Spitfire

Posted: July 16, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

A documentary film titled “Spitfire” will be shown in UK cinemas tomorrow and tomorrow only. It is part of the 100th Anniversary of the RAF.