MP3/VIDEO: Six Japanese Songs That I Am Into Lately

One year ago one of the coolest places on the planet was struck by a devastating earthquake and an even worse tsunami. In the months since then the country of Japan has been pulling itself back together and looking toward the future. I posted about the tragedy with a Gackt mp3 after it happened, including [...]

MP3: Gackt, “U+K”

By now you have surely heard of the devastating blows to the country of Japan. First a crippling earthquake struck in the Japanese waters, the strongest to ever strike the country since such things have been tracked. Despite excellent standards of the structures of the country the quake was followed by hourly aftershocks and a [...]

MP3: Gackt, “Mizerable”

Today is Japanese pop God Gackt’s birthday, so 誕生日おめでとう to You Sound Like A Robot’s favorite Japanese fellow! Gackt has been making music for a long time. He grew up in a musical family and was taught piano by the time he was three years old. In 1995 he first entered the spotlight as the [...]

VIDEO: Malice Mizer, "ILLUMINATI [Live from Merveilles L'espace]"

Yesterday I, along with countless other people, lost a good friend. After a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Justin “Phoenixtear” Johnstone passed away at the age of 26. CrossScar and Savin Jhsoe are two other online aliases he has adopted in the time that I have known him. I originally met Justin around Dragon*Con 2003, [...]

VIDEO: Gackt, "Last Song [Live in Yokohama, Japan]"

This is a clip taken from Japanese artist Gackt’s (神威 楽斗) Gackt Live Tour 2004 – The Sixth Day & Seventh Night ~Final~ (Buy it now!) performance. This nine-minute long, acoustic performance of his epic “Last Song” is the most beautiful, heart-felt performance of the song that I have ever seen. Luckily, I found a [...]

VIDEO: Gackt, "Returner ~Yami no Shuen~"

Today is a day for birthdays, as today we celebrate Gackt Camui, or 神威 楽斗 for my Japanese readers, turning… well… he claims to be over 400 years old. Also a vampire. But, hey, he’s Japanese so it’s to be expected! This song, “RETURNER~闇の終焉~”, is his latest single. Only two weeks old. I really don’t [...]

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