Ancient Warfare

Posted: June 26, 2017 in General, Magazines

This looks like a good read. UK publication Ancient Warfare (June/July 2017). I really like this magazine, right down to the ads.

And they always have good covers.

Batman fandom

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines

Well here is a truck worthy of your attention. Spanish publication Solo Camión (issue) 329.

And speaking of trucks…

The business strategies behind the success of Babymetal is there for all to see. If you have a good product, flaunt it! I really do have a soft spot for the ad truck campaigns that seems to be a part of what you do if you are serious about something in Japan, and it is nice to see that Babymetal has had a number of these almost from the very early days and onwards. In this day and age, when people will snap away at anything that moves with their phones, the strategy must be very good. For an act like Babymetal, it must be right on the money.

All this activity has certainly payed off. It took them to the Budokan (in 2014), even to the Tokyo Dome (2016). The sky is the limit. Not sure how rare this sort of thing is in this day and age outside of Japan, but I really love this.

View some YouTube clips from the AdTruck48 Channel here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Rob Zombie and James Shaffer of Korn joined Babymetal on stage in Nampa (Idaho) yesterday for “Gimme Chocolate!!”, and thus ended this particular tour on another incredible high note. If you study the social platforms of the acts that have been involved on this tour, they all love Babymetal. This means something.

View YouTube clips of yesterdays big finale here, here and here.

(Picture is from Babymetal´s social platforms)

King of the street

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Magazines, General

This is a good cover. Digital Camera Japan (issue) 202. That cat has found a cool spot and life is good.

Lovely.

Bluebook For Men (March 1963). Cover art by Bob Schulz.

Not quite the end?

Posted: June 25, 2017 in General, TV & Movies

Watched Resident Evil: “The Final Chapter” on DVD tonight and saw Alice (Milla Jovovich) tear The Hive up and kill the virus. Still, it all ends with another opening for yet further adventures. You know what, I say give it a rest. It has been fun but enough is enough.

Interesting story though, with The Umbrella organisation targeting the world so that they themselves may live…