• JPopsuki TV!

    Set 10 2008, 21:13

    Well, it can't hurt to also spread the word of JPopsuki TV here on last.fm, can it?
    Its a music lover community and some of them might enjoy one or another PV once in a while too.
    Most of the JPopsuki members might know the stream already but sure there are some other folks around on last.fm that neither have heard of JPopsuki nor the TV stream.

    Well, it's a video stream that's running non-stop and streaming out over 1500 PV's of more or less popular Japanese (and a few other asian artists) in a WinAMP2.x/5, VLC, mplayer and other's compatible format. Preferred means of watching is WinAMP since it's able to provide the best quality but since thats not available on all platforms VLC will do fine too.

    So click this playlist here and download it right into your player or just open it with VLC, mplayer or whatever.
    JPopsuki TV! Playlist
    Additional information on how to watch the stream is also available in the official JPopsuki TV topic on the JPopsuki Forums.

    The stream should need around 50-80kb/s bandwidth so you might need at least a connection of 1mbit to watch the stream. Viewer numbers are currently capped at 25 but that should be enough me thinks. Also peering might be bad in some cases since the only server that I currently have is located in Germany and you might have good or bad luck with your connection to that one. If the stream stops after a few secs and needs to rebuffer there hardly can't be much done for you.
    Also if you have problems beside that write a reply to this journal and I'll be glad to help you if I can, otherwise maybe check the Topic in the JPopsuki forum's and see if the question was not maybe already answered.

    Oh and there are also ways to watch the stream right in your browser, check out this link for Firefox with VLC plugin or this link if your are using IE.

    Thats it for now, have fun with the stream and maybe you discover some new artists for you while watching it. :]

    (Now for some Artist connections to make this Journal show up on some artists pages... of course these artists are part of the stream with a few PVs.
    ACIDMAN, Aco, 大塚愛, 相川七瀬, Alan, Angela Aki, Anna Tsuchiya, Aqua Timez, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, 上戸彩, 絢香, 浜崎あゆみ, AYUSE KOZUE, Base Ball Bear, BEAT CRUSADERS, BENNIE K, Boa, BONNIE PINK, 鬼束ちひろ, Cocco, Crystal Kay, Do As Infinity, ELLEGARDEN, 信近エリ, Every Little Thing, Flow, GLAY, GO!GO!7188, GReeeeN, High And Mighty Color, 島谷ひとみ, 矢井田瞳, JYONGRI, 木村カエラ, 倖田來未, L'Arc~en~Ciel, lecca, mihimaru GT, 中島美嘉, 加藤ミリヤ, Miz, MONKEY MAJIK, 安室奈美恵, Olivia, ORANGE RANGE, Perfume, PUFFY, Rie fu, 椎名林檎, Sowelu, The Brilliant Green, 宇多田ヒカル, YUI, 伊藤由奈, Zwei
  • The "Music of my Life" last.fm meme

    Giu 22 2008, 22:57

    Well, I've seen this done so many times and its kinda fun.
    Sure, still kinda senseless but oh well!

    But a little change of plan, i'm not using my WHOLE library of songs.
    With currently over 60000 songs in there and lots of that stuff tagged badly
    I decided to use another playlist of roughly 12000 songs with some common albums in it.

    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc.).
    2. Put it on shuffle.
    3. Press play.
    4. For every question type the song that's playing.
    5. When you go to a new question press the next button.

    Opening credits: SEX MACHINEGUNS - TEKKEN II
    LOL, nice high-energy and heavy rockish opening. Seems to turn out to be an interesting life! ;D

    Waking up: 中島みゆき - 傾斜 (Miyuki Nakajima - keisha [Inclination])
    Mhhh, thats actually a nice song to wake up to. Slightly enkaish but her voice is fine.

    An ordinary day: 杏子 - 幕末wasshoi (Kyoko - bakumatsu wasshoi [The end of shogunate wasshoi])
    Interesting music for an ordinary day. Well, the song is pretty cool and I like Kyoko's rough singing. Why not!

    Hanging out with friends: 柴田淳 - ふたり (Jun Shibata - Futar [Two])
    Well, even I got more than two friends to hang out with! Also kinda boring song somehow but oh well, could be worse.

    A crush: Valentine - Feel So Bad
    Oh wow. That actually isn't that bad, kinda sad lovesong so it somehow fits nicely! Love her voice anyway. <3

    First date: MUNEHIRO - フタリノウタ (futarinouta)
    Mh, i failed to translate what the title is but she sings the words "Love" and stuff quite a lot of times!
    Kinda slow and nice Reggaeish song. Sure, fine with me. :>

    First kiss: Leyona - PUZZLE
    Mh. Well uh, no.

    Falling in love: ave;new - snow again -heavenly-
    Ugh... crappy! Don't fail me now you funny little meme. Thats a bad song kinda. :[

    Misunderstanding: カノン - こころ [album mix] (KANON - kokoro [Mind])
    Nice song... but mh, not too sure if it fits the mood. Too calm!

    Fight scene: Lostprophets - A Thousand Apologies
    NO APOLOGIES FOR MY ENEMIES! Heh, well, thats not too bad for a fight scene.
    Rockish and all, sure, Lostprophets are always fine for something like that. :>

    Breaking up: Amy Macdonald - This is the Life
    Awesome. Thats a great one! :O Not exactly THAT nice for the occasion but almost...

    Deep thought: Jade Valerie - Empty Pages
    Haha... well, thats a nice one. My deep thoughts are empty pages!

    Getting back together: PUSHIM - らくだ~歌の歌~ (rakuda ~uta no uta~ [Camel ~song of song~]
    Uhm... well... not really. I could imagine better songs for this than some reggae again.
    But oh well, i shall not doubt the mighty shuffle meme!

    Life's okay: Zwei - DENNY
    A little bit rockish for "life's okay" but its a great song so sure, count me in! :D

    Phonecall at night: 石野卓球 - NU (Takkyu Ishino - NU)
    Helloooooooo, the 90's called! They want their Techno back! Heh, well, that would be a strange phonecall.

    Mental breakdown: スガシカオ - クライマックス (Suga Shikao - Climax)
    lol.. mh. His voice and singing could some sure give a mental breakdown! ;O

    Driving: Younha - もっとふたりで (motto futari de [More by two])
    Well, that sure is a song for a slower cruise. I like to drive fast and that is somehow the wrong kind of music for that. ;)

    Learning a lesson: Kate Havnevik - Suckerlove
    Heh, nice. What lesson would that be? That love sucks? ;O
    Good song tho - fits nicely. :>

    Flashback: Aco - 00000
    Wow, eerie flashback that would be! :O
    But I can imagine ACO's music nicely for something like that, song is pretty cool.

    Secret love: MUNEHIRO - BURN BABYLON
    Lol wth... first, whats with all that Reggae/Dancehall? Thats a 12000 song playlist! Way too much of this so far. :S
    And on the other hand, that sure is a strange song for secret love. :E

    Partying: Lia - STARDUST (qurter & DJ CHAMP MIX)
    Awesome. High-Energy Trance/Electro, why not, party hard!

    Everybody dance now: RMB - Everything (Groove Version)
    Not exactly the most danceable song in my playlist but it sure gains some energy to the end.
    Would look kinda strange to dance to this but, get your groove on!

    Flirting: Dakota Star - Stay feat. Glen Scott
    Nice. Dakota Star has a bunch of such songs and this fits actually perfect. :O

    Sex scene: Lostprophets - For Sure
    Uh... heh. Nononono. :S Not a good song to have sex while its playing. :E

    Regretting: MINMI - 四季ノ唄 (shiki no uta [Four seasons Song]
    So what exactly would I regret with such a song? Wasting for seasons? Uh... mh. I don't know the lyrics tho. :/

    Long night alone: 宇徳敬子 - True Kiss (Keiko Utoku)
    Bleh... nah, just bleh.

    An accident: as - 遠くまで (tooku made [Far..?!])
    What kind of accident would that be? Feels kinda wrong tho I dont know the lyrics. :S

    Death scene: Miz - Amazing
    LOL, wtf? :D Man, I'll have an AMAZING death. <3

    Funeral song: BONNIE PINK - 過去と現実 (kako to genjitsu [Past and the reality])
    The title sure is fine but I could imagine better songs for my funeral. Still, not bad and the song feels kinda sad.

    End credits: Syrup16g - サイケデリック後遺症 (Psychedelic Kouishou [Psychedelic Aftereffects])
    LOL yeah that life sure would leave psychedelic aftereffects. :>
    But yeah, nice moody credits song, I approve!

    Thats it, sure an interesting ride. Could have some more fun songs for some stuff but oh well, I might redo it later but thats how it stands currently. :Y
  • Yaiko's new Album this winter...

    Ago 31 2006, 3:17

    Well, it seems that one of my fav artists, 矢井田瞳 is going to release a new album this winter.
    An actual realese date is not set yet and beside that it will include the two singles "STARTLiNE" and "Go my Way" not much more is known. I'd say that before the release of the album there might be one more single tho, strange that the album was announced first, may be i'm wrong then.
    Anyway - after these two nice singles and her last album, "Here today-gone tomorrow" from last year i expect more nice stuff on the one thats upcoming. =)
    What else to expect from this fantastic Heart-Rock artist that is our beloved Yaiko? Right!

    So, lets keep our fingers crossed that the album isnt canceled or postponed like this happens oh so often in the music biz. I hope to see at least one more PV till the release of the album, so... lets wait and see. :)

    Yaiko Rock's last.fm Group <- feel free to join in if you like ;)

    More info on her official page:

    NEW ALBUM 今冬リリース予定! [Release schedule this winter]
    「タイトル未定」 [Title Undecided]
    3,000(tax incl.)予価
    発売元:青空レコード [Lable: Aozora Records]
  • My own Last.fm Top10-Artists Survey

    Apr 24 2006, 2:05

    *mal von Sandy geklaut hab*
    Ich hoffe du hast nix dagegen. xD
    Find das jedenfalls ne nette idee und joa, auch mal machen. :]

    Name your top 10 artists on Last.FM

    1. Cocco
    2. Zabadak
    3. 久嶋美さち
    4. Fayray
    5. Imogen Heap
    6. Vast
    8. YUI
    9. M.W.N.A. feat. Caroline
    10. Tegan and Sara

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    -- What was the first song you ever heard by VAST?
    I think that was "Touched"

    -- What is your favourite album of ZABADAK?
    遠い音楽 (tooi ongaku)

    -- What is your favourite lyric that Imogen Heap has sung?
    Useless... because it fits so well on me. :]

    -- How many times have you seen Fayray live?
    never v_v

    -- What is your favourite song by BONNIE PINK?
    Hm... hard one, i guess that would be "Addiction".

    -- What is a good memory you have considering the music of Tegan and Sara?
    Talking to a special person while listening to music from them... and feeling both "fine". ;)

    -- Is there a song of Misachi Kyushima that makes you sad?
    "Missing You"... the title says it all.

    -- What is your favourite lyric that ZABADAK has sung?
    There arent many lyrics from them that i would *understand* so i would choose "GOODBYE EARTH" or "planet earth, i sing"

    -- What is your favourite song by M.W.N.A. feat. Caroline?
    That artist only has ONE song so... "Promised Land". ^^;

    -- How did you get in to Misachi Kyushima?
    Downloaded the music video of "Missing You" and instantly falling in love with her. :)

    -- What was the first song you heard by Cocco?
    I guess that was "Countdown"...

    -- What is your favourite song by Fayray?
    "Nostalgia" =)

    -- How many time have you seen M.W.N.A. feat. Caroline live?
    LOL i doubt that that "artist" performs live anyway. ;x

    -- What is a good memory you have concerning ZABADAK?
    hm... cant think of any right now. oô

    -- Is there a song of YUI that makes you sad?
    Can't say that any song from her would be esp. sad... but "TOKYO" has a sad feeling, if you know the lyrics and PV you know why.

    -- What is your favourite album of Imogen Heap?
    "Speak for Yourself" =)

    -- What is your favourite lyric that Misachi Kyushima has sung?
    Whoa... "Lonely Dragonfly"

    -- What is your favourite song of Cocco?
    "Countdown" and "Isho"

    -- What is your favourite song of Tegan and Sara?
    "You Wouldn't Like Me"

    -- How many times have you seen YUI live?
    Well, if on the computer counts, many times... other than that, never.

    -- What is your favourite album of Cocco?
    Her first one, "Bougainvillea".

    -- What is a great memory you have considering M.W.N.A. feat. Caroline?
    My memory is bad goddamit... but again, talking to another special person while listening to this would be it i guess.