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Anime Music

New Halcali Single

I’ll admit it, I have a soft spot for Halcali, and Patrick’s Agenda has word of a new single, that will also act as the theme song for the new anime version of the Powerpuff Girls (to be called POWERPUFF GIRLS Z), starting October 7. The single itself is only out in December.

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Music Web

Halcali on YouTube

Someone has been uploading Halcali music videos to YouTube, like this one for “Twinkle Star,” which I’d never seen. Love the go-go boots!

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General

Halcali Videos Galore

You can finally see Halcali in full video action, including their wacky little dances, by going to the following site. The have 3 videos there (one of them is a performance on the mega popular TV show MUSIC STATION), but you need to scroll way down, past all the Morning Musume clips, to get to […]

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General

Christmas Halcali

Earlier today I saw an ad on TV with Halcali performing a song (I suppose it’s their upcoming single, “Strawberry Chips”) while dressed as Christmas trees. It’s the cutest thing. You can view part of the clip at their site. When you get there, click the star to start, and then click on the Halcali […]

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General

Halcali

Yesterday’s Daily Yomiuri also featured a great article on one of my definite guilty pleasures, pop-rap duo Halcali. I’ll remind you also that you can see a live performance by them in the fourth episode of the BBC show ADAM AND JOE GO TOKYO. I really need to pick up their debut album, BACON. And […]

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Music

Lyrical School

I have a thing for female rapping in Japanese — it’s a sound I really┬álove, starting with Halcali, and followed by a few artists since. I’m not in love with all of their songs, but there’s something neat about the hip-hop idol group Lyrical School, who are about to release their first major label album, […]

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Meta Music

Codex 10, the Christmas Episode

As I mentioned yesterday when I posted episode 9 of the Codex, it’s only after I was done that I thought it would be a good idea to do a Christmas episode, and I wanted to get it done as soon as possible. Here we are then, an extra-sized holiday episode with 20 yuletide tunes […]

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Meta Music

Codex 09

Following last week’s special two-parter (episodes 7 and 8), Codex is back this week with a regular episode. After I was done recording it occurred to me that maybe I should have done a Christmas episode, and so since I’d like to get that out at least a few days before the C-day, I’ll try […]

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Events Meta Music

Setlist for PLAY 03

As always, here’s the complete setlist for my latest PLAY edition (Vol. 3), from this past Friday. I decided to not go Christmas-y (except for one exception), and ended up doing an extended rock set (mostly in part 2) — for Christmas cheer, do download the latest episode of Radio OK Fred (15). This is […]

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Setlist for PLAY 01

Had a great time with PLAY 01 — finished up just a couple of hours ago, actually — and again, I’m posting here the complete playlist for my set, which you can also download in two parts. PLAY 01 (Part 1) (43 MB) 1. Lorenzo Fragiacomo – “Kirby” 2. Stephin Merritt – “Stray with Me” […]