Last On Babymetal

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I’ve made myself ill a few times on this blog what with my kamikaze  food experimentalisation so I’m taking a break for now and I’m going to write about ^^^ this band. I love this band but my friends hate them and they hate me because I won’t stop yapping on about them. So friends of mine, this is the last, very short post on Babymetal. You can get your normal friend back very soon. Promise.

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Under The Skin – A Short Review Plus Other Blogging Matters

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I’m going to start blogging about food soon I promise but last night I went to the cinema to see Under The Skin by Jonathan Glazer about an alien body snatcher played by Scarlett Johansson who cruises around the streets of Glasgow picking up men to dissolve in large vats of …. stuff. And I totally have to tell you about it.

I think I’m on fairly safe grounds when I say it is one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Aside from the fact that a lot of the action is shot incognito of real people milling around shops etc there is a bleak, minimal, screeching electronic soundtrack and virtually no dialogue. I recognised some Kubrick influences too: one scene in particular is at once ethereal, horrific, poignant and smacks slightly of 2001.

So probably worth catching if it’s on near-by. But be prepared for a pretty unsettling experience.

In other blogging matters I have a facebook page which has 462 likes and it turns out it’s useless because only 20% of my readers ever see my updates. In fact, the last update was seen by 66/462 which is epically bad. So if you like my blog and are on the facebook page or whatever do you reckon you could do me a massive favour and join the email sub list? I will be eternally grateful (you can also follow me on Twitter too). Incidentally, if you have a facebook page I would say don’t bother for reasons above and devote your efforts into building a decent email following.

Finally, still loving babymetal…

Why Babymetal Are Going To Take Over The World

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2014-03-15-babymetal.gifI am one minute and twenty seven seconds into the track Death by Babymetal and my brain is having trouble making sense of, well, everything on my laptop screen. I think  I see three small Japanese teenage girls dancing and singing along to one of the most brutally heavy death metal riffs I have ever heard; I feel a combination of 90% confusion, 2% terror and 8% something along the lines of sdkjfdjkfhdhds. Exactly. I am in fits of giggles, shaking a bit and maybe dribbling… a bit. What I am obliquely trying to say is that I have heard nothing quite like Babymetal. Read the rest of this entry