An Insight Into Japan’s Idol World

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As many visitors to my almost award winning, world famous, now ex-food blog know, I have been writing a lot about Japanese music recently – well, mostly about Babymetal TBH – and have totally got into a lot of other Japanese bands. One of which is the fascinating Neconomidol (or Necronima).

Anyway, I had the opportunity to catch up with Ricky Wilson, the bands producer, who explains what it’s like to run an idol unit and how the outer fringes of Japanese music work.

It’s very interesting, that’s all I can say.

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Leave Science To The Experts

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Science is hard. I completed my degree in chemistry some 20 years ago and remember how difficult some of that stuff was. Memorising the periodic table and the electron configurations of all the transition metals; trying to figure where the axes of symmetry are on a molecule, in three dimensions, in your head; figuring out what precursors you need to make Limonene (dead easy, Diels-Alder dimerisation of isoprene, ‘natch). Aye, science is hard shit, yo. Read the rest of this entry

A Metal Machine

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2014-11-16-news_4.jpgThe 3 girls of Babymetal look as if they are en route to a friend’s fancy dress party. All frills and red and black and silver. This is what I am looking at just before they go on stage to deliver, some 2 hours and 15 minutes later, one of the best heavy metal concerts I can remember. Never have stage persona and real person been so mutually exclusive. Read the rest of this entry

Hi There How Can We Help You?

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are you real?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: Hi there! I am very real.

Chrissie – WordPress.com: How can I help you today?

right, but you must get this a lot and I guess folks often wonder if you’re real and not a robot so before I tell what I need can I just ask you a few human sounding questions?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: lol. Too true. And I’m ready for human questions :)

OK, so you’re in the desert and you see a tortoise lying on its back gasping for air but you don’t help. Why is that?

Chrissie – WordPress.com:Guess I should re-phrase that to human questions regarding WordPress :) But just to answer – non issue. I would help the tortoise.

ok, right, this is a good start. Next question, ready?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: If it’sWordPress.com related… ;)

right OK, got it. WordPress is in the desert and sees a tortoise lying on its back but wordpress doesn’t stop to help. Why is that?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: lol. WP always helps

awesome! so, um, final question, and I think it is likely you are human, WP can’t possibly afford to have chat folks with every WP user so I’ve obviously clicked something to get onto some kind of marketing list. Can you advise?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: We have the chat box open when we have operators available. It’s for those with any sort of upgrade on their blogs.

oh I see. I don’t think I’m after anything in particular because I’m happy with the product and if I’m being honest, needed a break from work and fancied a chat with a random

Chrissie – WordPress.com: Well, it was a fun break in my day.

Chrissie – WordPress.com: If you have any other questions, please feel free to open up chat and let us know :)

Chrissie – WordPress.com: I hope you have a wonderful day!

I will and BTW I am human 

Chrissie – WordPress.com: you sure?

oh bravo

I can prove it

Chrissie – WordPress.com: Not just a robot who loves tortoises?

Chrissie – WordPress.com: lol. Have a great day!

I’m a robot that loves Babymetal

Babymetal Live Review at the Brixton Academy

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BABYMETAL return to the UK for another round of genre-bending, guitar shredding, unbridled mayhem in front of another sold-out London audience.

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After I managed to dry out from the biblical downpour before the show I was afforded the chance to watch BABYMETAL, the Japanese J-pop/metal hybrid, from many vantage points on Saturday November 8 2014; high up in the balcony, the peripherals of the stage, on top of several other people after the infamous ‘wall of death’ collapsed during ‘Ijime, Dame, Zettai’ (‘No more bullying, never’ obviously) and I can honestly say with not a hint of irony, BABYMETAL smashed it this night. Read the rest of this entry

QR Codes

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So I was at work and when I was in the kitchen I saw a can of fly spray and that was kinda cool but then at the end of the ingredients I saw a QR code and I was all like “why would any one put a QR code on a can of fly spray?” and “I bet there are millions of folks downloading the QR scanner and then taking the time to scan this QR code on this can of fly spray”.

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Marks & Spencer Deli Antipasti Selection

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I went to Marks and Spencer yesterday for a spot of lunch and bought this Deli antipasti stuff:IMG_2363

Most of it was OK but the olives were really weird and I felt the need to complain to M&S customer services but I couldn’t find an email for them so instead wrote to Mr Marc Boland, Chief Executive, as he was probably on the ball with this kind of stuff.

marc.bolland@marks-and-spencer.com

Subject: Bitter olives

Dear Marc

I was in one of your shops in Glasgow and I bought a packet of antipasti olives and they were really bitter and I was all like “by Mark’s and Spencer’s unusually high standards, these olives are very poor”. So I thought that you, being Chief Executive, would like to hear about my experience.

When I went back to the office, I wasn’t sure if it was just me being all hyper sensitive because I’m a world class food blogger, so I gave one to my boss, Dave, who’s face contorted into a painful mass of anger, fear, confusion and revulsion. I asked if I could take a picture so you could see just how bitter the olives were but he wouldn’t let me.

Instead I got him to draw a picture of himself being all repulsed by the olive menace:

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“I haven’t tasted anything this bitter since Paul Gascoine scored that jammy goal against us at Wembley”

I think this is a very important matter to draw to your attention; as a loyal customer of the salad bar section I admire your impeccable attention to detail and fine taste in dressings (not dresses, oh Mark! haha, lol)

Any feedback in this matter and a refund of the £2 I paid for the item would be great.

Yours sincerely

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