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Mental Japanese New Wave Band? Yes Please!

I absolutely love Polysics!

Had the privilege of seeing them at The Garage way back in June 2006. That was one hot and sweaty gig.

The lead singer, being Japanese and all, wasn’t all that good at English. His crowd interaction consisted of him shouting
“We Polysics! You… UK!” much like the native little fat kid you meet on holiday who tries to communicate with you before running off with your frisbee.

Give the man his dues though, he speaks much better English than I do Japanese. That’s probably because I have learnt all my Japanese from JWOW. Here’s a nice example of JWOW for you:

PHOWAR!

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Missing Lyrics – Found!

Yesterday I was clearing out my rucksack. This is a lot like clearing out your school blazer at the end of term, you know, with the inside pockets full of letters you were meant to give to your Mum four weeks ago.

Amongst the eye drops, imodium and loose change I found a sheet with song lyrics scribbled down. I didn’t recognise this at all, but I knew that I must have written it; my god-awful handwriting was scrawled across the sheet.

I gave a it good read, and to my surprise I thought the lyrics were pretty sweet! This is notable because I usually despair when I re-read my lyrics. This harks back to when I first started writing music when I was 15/16. I would write songs about my first girlfriend breaking up with me in the middle of the night. As my pen struggled to keep up with my overactive mind I would think to myself “this is gold!”, and once I re-read them in the cold morning light I would realise that I was an emo twat.

Anyway, heres a sneakpeek. Some word arrangements will be changed, also I’ve clearly missed half a line off and need another verse, but I’m not too worried about that, lots of bands just repeat themselves.
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Updates and Changes

Hey guys!

I’ve been meaning to brighten the blog up a big and make it a bit more exciting than the current green and text in place at the moment. This weekend Jacko and Me are going to GarageBand up the song I wrote about in the last post, so if the recording is good enough I’ll whack it on hear so you guys can get a sneak preview of whats going down!

You may also notice the picture over on the homepage. This is courtesy of Mikey, of www.Englishgentleman.net. He has loads of cool photos of awesome bands on his site! I particularly like the snaps of Paramore (guess why). You can also add him as a contact on Flickr or check out his stuff there http://www.flickr.com/photos/anenglishgentleman/.

I’m going to be tinkering around with the theme and looks of the page over the next week or so. I really want to use Mikey’s photo to greater effect (currently it’s cropped, and doesn’t really do it justice). If anyone has any tips or suggestions, they would be most welcome! I know what I want, just don’t know how to execute them!

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