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|Saturday, March 1st, 2008|
|update or whatever. xD
Uhm, haven't posted in a while here.... some news, hmhm.
Buck-Tick DVD (On Parade 2007) ordered!! (as well as BOOWY's Last Gigs Complete)
Dark Cherry's demo will be unleashed on the public on 28th March!!
Band practices proceeding!!
Tonight I'm going to the movies with a couple o'friends to watch Aliens vs Predator 2!! (yeah I know it's gonna suck) X'D
I'm growing my nails!! 8D
That's it for a while, ta-ta~
|Monday, December 24th, 2007|
|Merry f'in' X-mas!
Heyy, everyone have a jolly merry happy whatevery Christmas this year, 'mmkay? ^^
As for me, wherever I look I always find either work, guitaring, work, shit, work, some more guitaring, and some more serious shit. Ah well.
Take care everyone, see you in the New Year~!
|Sunday, December 23rd, 2007|
...uhm, yeah, long time no posting. xD
Anyways, tasks for today and tomorrow: complete a 5-page essay on John Keats' Ode to Psyche, and~ complete my instrumental solo mini-album (3 more songs to go, however I might as well re-record all of 'em...meh. ~__~).
So ganbatte FUU~ to me. Anyway. xD
And OMG, new BUCK-TICK live DVD in April, 2008!!!! (2nd April, to be exact) I can't wait!! It'll be from the Buck-Tick Fest 2007 On Parade concert footage. The limited edition will also have a 164-page photo-coolection-book(let)-thingie~!! *O*
...uhm, so yeah, back to Microsoft Word and Keats~~... Current Mood: geeky
|Wednesday, September 12th, 2007|
uhm, I'm plain bored, so I'm writing a journal entry and see what comes out of it (lotsa wurdz! O_o XD).
So I've begun attending private electric guitar lessons, looks like fun so far, although it takes quite a while practicing the stuff, but it'll be totally worth it. We began with a Ritchie Blackmore song (dunno the title, sorry), pure ballsy hard rock, haha. I love playing it, it makes me feel so cool, lol. XD I've improved on the fast bits too, yeyz. ^^
And of course practicin' DC songs in the meantime, between 2 sessions of Blackmoreness, haha.
uhm, well, Uni so far seems to be pretty tight, I have a strict schedule; like Thursday when I basically have lessons from 8 AM to 9:30 PM, with a 2-hour lunch break inbetween, LOL. *dies*
Anyway, Friday will be parrteyying~ time; GOTHIKA's coming back (former Euthanasie, Japanese dark-electro outfit) to Budapest! This time there'll be some noname Hungarian opening band too, called Servo.Hatred (LOL@name). XD
But so uhm, GOTHIKA ditched their guitarist, and from their myspace samples it seems the new songs will be much much more electronic, like all the way. Andro's voice have really improved, I was really surprised. On former releases he sounded like some nasal Japanese brat, but now I'm finding myself comparing him to Kaya, lol.
Oh and I'm soo~ excited about the new BUCK-TICK album that's coming out on 19th September!! ^^ I couldn't resist and listened into Kiyoharu's radio show on UpSound Radio, where he interviews Atsushi of B-T, and you can hear parts of new songs in the background (like Zekkai, Spider, Montage, and the 2 singles). I hope the record will be as groovy as they hype it up to be, lol.
Uhm, anyway, that's it for me.
Jigsaw over an' out. Current Mood: calm
|Wednesday, September 5th, 2007|
|"There's a man in the theatre with sly girlish eyes..."
Just picked this beauty up while book-shopping for my grandma's nameday.
Nick Cave = badass. *__*
(and I had NO idea he has another band now, in 2007, called Grinderman! O__o) *downloading their album now* xD
A sample of their music: Grinderman - Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars)(live)
A bit repetitive, but I like it. *curious for the rest* ^^
|Friday, August 17th, 2007|
|Dir en grey live in München, 2007/08/15 tour final
OMG you guys, it was awesome!!! The trip there, the people I traveled with, the temperature, the concert, the whole experience. ^^
We got there around half past 4 PM, of course the majority was already lining up (I heard there were some people there for a few days already; kinda scary O__o). We had to wait a tremendous amount of time till they opened the gates (at 7 PM), and started to let us in slooowly~. All the fangirls and boys were horrible and ugly and stinky and just bleghh~ as usual, lol. Mostly there were German people, but I spot a French couple too, some native English-speaking/sounding girls, and of course: us Hungarians (we were 17 people).
As soon as I got inside I made my way to the merch table, naturally. They had all the albums from Vulgar onwards, the It Withers & Withers DVD, little packets of badges/pins, a poster (it kinda sucked though, haha), and about 3 different designs of T-shirts (bought a cool " praying Geisha-mask with crown of thorns"-type for me, and a surprise one for Nerorism; will send it as soon as it's washed and I get back from my 1-week vacation! ^^). They also had Fair to Midland stuff, since they were the opening band that night (we pondered a while on this, 'cause both Fair to Midland and Bury Your Dead were listed as opening acts, but only FtM performed; thank God xD).
The Muffathalle was a great place. At the back there was the bar area where they served drinks, kinda okay-priced (3 Euro's for a big glass of mineral water, bring back the empty glass with a coupon and you get 1 Euro back; not bad). In the back corner was the merch table. The stage was already "did-up" when I entered, with the big "DIR EN GREY" emblem in the back. I must admit though, the letting-in of the crowd and the wardrobe-issue were my biggest dissappointments. Everything went so slowly, while they could've solved it with a bit of patience and organized queuing. Oh well.
I only watched Fair to Midland from the side in the back, sitting or standing next to the wall, so I couldn't really say anything worthwhile of them. The drummer and the bassist did their thing, which was, IMO, kinda primitive (almost the same kind of double-kick/snare/kick/cymbal+kick combo over and over again on the drums; the bassist playing in like every 4th beat, lol). The sound of the synthesizer was almost non-existant at this level of loudness, but hey, at least the guy looked cool while playing it (bending over), haha. xD The guitarist and the singer were really the ones who carried the show. The guitarman (while not playing anything mind-blowing though, just the usual modern nu-metal torn-up guitar stuff) jumped and spazzed all around the stage, managing to keep his play in control, too. The singer did likewise, and at one point made a huge "death jump" from atop the left speakers (about 2 stories high O__O). So at least it was fun to watch. xD
After FtM left I made a sneaking way from the back-right to the front-left, and managed to arrive somewhere at 10th row far-left. At this point it really became clear that FtM was the only opening band, since some very Asian-looking people came onstage to tune up Diru's kit and make a brief soundcheck. They were really precise and thorough, checking every bit of the drums, tuning up and playing the guitars, checking their sound-levels to each other's; plus they fixed up Kyo's little standing-box, too. After a momentary light-check they left for the shadows in the sides and we were faced by a lack of sound after the PA system finished the last song.
As we could already guess, G.D.S (the band's ongoing intro tune since God-knows-when) started to blare through the speakers in a shower of epileptic light/darkness play. The crowd became very pumped-up, especially when the first of the band to appear onstage, Shinya came out, and up to his drumkit. The rest of the musicians followed suit, raising their arms and receiving their instruments. At last Kyo came, and onto his box with his head lowered, his hands like in prayer. After the band killed off the intro with their ripping guitars and the bang of drums, there was a moment of silence that seemed like an eternity, and they began with Repetition of Hatred from the new album. I hadn't expected to see the band in such full force, especially since it was their last stop of the tour, naturally I expected them to be tired. But to my surprise they were fresh, energetic, moving all over the stage and really into it. Kyo was unusually great, singing out almost every part, and screaming/growling when needed.
After 3 songs there was a brief pause, then they attacked us again, this time with Disabled Complexes, one of my fave songs off their last recording. The moment the music became violent with Kyo's shriek was ecstatic, and when the music died for a second and he roared "There's no meaning in living". So corny, yet so great.
Then we screamed with the maggots during ASoM, and sang in the rain during Ryoujoku no ame. During Rotting Root, Kyo got his shirt up to his head and sang through the fabric, his head like a ghastly lump; and his body bended and his arms twisted in ungodly ways. Sometimes he remained in these poses, like a grotesque statue for some time. After RR (and about 2 other times during the live) Kyo had a vocal solo. It's one of the most unbelievable and scariest things I've ever seen/heard. At these times the stage went black and only Kyo was lighted on his box from below, either washed in white or died in red light. While sitting or bending or standing he made these chants, that were circulated through some effect-processing, making them vibrate and resound; it was like some sick wailing of a ghost. But it was beautiful.
The concert proceeded with Conceived Sorrow after a little pause, the stage in red, yet dark. During the chorus everyone sang with Kyo, who sometimes let us finish off the lines. After came The Final, which received almost the biggest crowd reaction that night. It's one of those songs that you can feel throughout, especially in a big crowd like this. i must say, I was really touched; not crying but with some kind of pressure in my heart. They played the song flawlessly and almost every single one of us sang it from the first verse to "So I can't live..." Again, it was just beatiful.
Then through a rubble of quiet noise Kyo began crackling and wailing again, as everyone recognized from the starting SE-opening the next song; Obscure. It was pure massacre, the way they played it into our face. The crowd jumped and pumped their fists like crazy and screamed the jibberish growls with Kyo, then the high chorus parts.
After finishing Obscure, Kaoru immediately began playing similar sounds; it was Dead Tree. The song progressed quietly and beautifully with Kyo's soft singing (at times interrupted with a violently slurred line or two), till the moment when the lights lit up behind them, Toshiya's silhouette a statue with his entwined arms raised, and the crowd chanting with Kyo "Nobody wants the present". They killed us off with the following blasts.
I was surprised to recognize Merciless Cult as the next song, but I wasn't disappointed, they delivered like expected. It was great shouting "death!" into Kaoru's face when he did likewise with us. Overall, I must say, the backing vocals were great from the guitarists, from Die's long screams to Toshiya's growls.
Next up was Grief, one of my favourites from their latest album, rocking the house. Kyo only whispered the beginning screaming parts, but didn't disappoint us later; he screamed and growled like hell, with Kaoru's "fuck you, fuck you"s in the background during the chorus. In the interplay part Kyo raised his hands and gently tapped them together and made the crowd clap along to the rhythm, it was great. They finished the song off with much intensity.
An other fave of mine followed, The Deeper Vileness. Everyone shined in this song, from the hard-playing and growling guitarists through Shinya's insane drumming to Kyo's raspy screams. They really brought out the raw intensity and utter hatred of the piece, it was mind-blowing.
Then they left the stage.
After some chanting of "Dir-en-grey" and "en-co-re" from the crowd, they came back for another round, naturally.
I could hardly believe it, but the starting SE-intro of Kodou sounded, and then there was no question; they are playing Kodou. It was one of those heartfelt moments of the night, like The Final. The whole crowd jumped and pumped their fists, and sang along with Kyo in the chorus "Koe koroshite, me wo fusaide..." and screamed together. It was a touching time of band and crowd to merge together, like something divine.
Next up was Lie Buried with a Vengeance, with its slashing guitar intro, exploding into a frenzy of violence. I must admit, I growled along with Kyo in the end: "fuck fuck fuck ooga-booga-booga". xDDD
After came the ultimate crowd-pleaser, Clever Sleazoid. The whole crowd went wild, and screamed every bit of lyrics with Kyo, who let us sing "Under the name of justice" and "Think, you moron" in the chorus. I don't think we disappointed them, haha.
Then as the ending chords disappeared slowly into a rubble of distorted noise, Kyo repeatedly screamed to us "Last song! Last song! Last song!" like he always does, and the band began the last song of the night: The IIID Empire. As soon as the wicked guitar intro sounded, Kyo urged us to "jump! jump! jump!" to which we obeyed with great joy, of course. The whole audience was one big bouncing mass of rock'n'roll. The song stomped through us violently. We screamed "Spark and spark" with Kyo as we were jumping and pumping our fists to the music, then he urged us more to "jump! jump! jump!" during the interplay part. Finally, the song ended with a bang of instruments and Kyo's long scream.
Kyo thanked us, made a bow with his hand together, as did Die too later with his towel on his head. They threw out picks and drumsticks, and a bottle too, as they were slowly leaving the stage. Then they finally left, and the hall became enlighted.
00 GDS (intro)
01 Repetition of Hatred
02 The Fatal Believer
04 Disabled Complexes
05 Agitated Screams of Maggots
06 Ryoujoku no ame
07 Rotting Root
08 Conceived Sorrow
09 The Final
11 dead tree
12 Merciless Cult
14 The Deeper Vileness
16 Lie Buried with a Vengeance
17 Clever Sleazoid
18 The IIID Empire
Phew, that was long, sorry. I think it was my favourite J-rock live so far, though.
|Wednesday, August 1st, 2007|
|Devil, Angel and Epicurean, Let's Go!!
PV, Alice in Wonder Underground
, which is made from all things win and awesomeness. I just <3 the song so much!!
Maybe it's high time I pre-ordered the album?...
|Saturday, July 14th, 2007|
Party today!! Yesss!!!~
I hope there'll be all sorts of awesome musicz.
|Thursday, July 12th, 2007|
|Dark Cherry teaser
My member profile for Dark Cherry
Name of the instrument(s): Johnson
Blood type: red
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Shoe size: kinda big
Favourite brand: Stabilo?
Favourite tobacco brand: I dun' smoke~
Favourite band: Buck-Tick, Merry, Marilyn Manson
Hobby: myuujikku~ ^O^
Favourite saying: WTF
Role model: Nero 8D
Life philosophy: WTF, whatever. xD
The 21st Cherry Boys (2006-)
Noir Croissant (2006-)
|Friday, June 29th, 2007|
It's my B-day today, therefore you get a pile of random youtube videos, now isn't that nice?? XDRhymester - Heat IslandMr.OZ - O Five Twohurts - Kuchioshiya (live)Buck-Tick - Aku no hana (tv live)
That's it, and My Hero already started on BBC, dang! Gotta fly~ xD
|Friday, May 11th, 2007|
|Thursday, May 3rd, 2007|
|Humor from Hungary ...from like...a "few" years back. XD
The famous late Hungarian comedian icon Hofi Géza (to the right) performing a funny version of "When the Saints Go Marching in" with fellow entertainer Koós János in 1960whatever (I guess). Not much Hungarian language-knowledge required. xDDD
RIP Hofi, you're the best! ^^
|Tuesday, April 17th, 2007|
|Revival entry fuu~!! ^o^
Got back da intarrnetz on Friday luckily, had a wonderful goth-loli picnic in picturesque Margitsziget Island in Budapest with lots of nice people on Saturday, and I'm doin' fine, whee~. :D
And Gram Maria concert and huge Jrock & VK party after that till dawn, whee~ x 1000. :DDD
I'm in the middle of learning Spanish words for tomorrow's lesson, and torturing myself to begin compiling my mini-presentation on "The Life and Times of Salvador Dalí" for next week's Communication Skills lesson (hell yeah, one day after stumblin' home from the concert, LOL)... but it doesn't really want itself to begin yet, haha. >___>;;
Oh, and I'm thinking of buying an mp3 player soon... I mean... it would be nice to have one for longer trips and boring queueing and stuff. Not a fancy super-$$$ iPod, just a regular player with like 1 Gig space, I've seen some for about 8000 Ft's (that's like 33 Euros, not bad IMO). Plus, it would be a really great "plan-B" for music recording at home (since my sound card fxxxcks up when there's another channel in Nuendo ---> it copies it distorted onto the channel I'm recording to... don't ask how in the hell, LOL).
AND. The best news of today. Marilyn Manson officially doesn't suck. Thank God. XDDD
I was absolutely petrified and shaking with fear and anger and whatnot when I learnt that most of the new upcoming album's music (which apparently comes out on 5th June!!! In the USA, at least.) was written by Tim "I think I'm too fxxxin' cool for you" Skold. Okay, okay, I don't have any real reason for disliking him, topic skip. ^^"
So. I was able to download the 2 songs that have been distributed on the net already - one is the forthcoming single "Heart Shaped Glasses", the other's the album's opener "If I was your Vampire" which was ripped from Mr. Manson's new official myspace page. And I'm drooling already. XDDD
I expected something ultra-cheesy and over-the-top and cliché for "If I was your Vampire" but instead, what caught my attention first: guitarplay!! This is like, the first time that I actually notice outstanding guitar stuff on ANY Manson recording, lol. It sounds very new and fresh, God bless. Manson's vocals and awesome, and as always, the lyrics too. The whole process, how he presents them is so convincing and real and emotional, it's great. Oh BTW, supposedly Manson is really singing on the whole record, like not shouting and screaming and stuff (at least not in the majority), which I think it's about damn time!! XD ...He has such a fine voice. *___* Anyways, the song's this lamenting melancholic gothic music with a dramatic chorus. Lovely and very different, yet very Mansonesque.
I can't say enough good things about "Heart Shaped Glasses", it's the one I like more out of the two. It's...it's...I don't know. Brilliant. Emotional. Sad but groovy stomping rock'n'roll. And very much pop, but pop hasn't sounded so good to me as this. XD Plus, despite being a little over 4,5 minutes it doesn't get tiring at all. I'm listening to it for the 9th or 10th time, so go figure. XDDD
Anyway, only one thing for me left to do: Walk down to MediaMarkt (electronic-related hypermarket here) at the beginning of June and buy the new album, like I did with all the others.
(Okay, yeah, I'm admittedly a hardcore Marilyn Manson fan, so what? XD ...BTW he was the first ever musical artist that I liked. ^^) Current Mood: ecstatic
|Thursday, April 12th, 2007|
We don't have access to the internet at home since yesterday morning, they say it msut be some sort of line-problem or whatever. Anyways, they're only coming to see it in a "few days" so don't expect any online activity from me for a week or so I guess (at the worst, I hope). I'm writin' this even from my grandma's PC, lolz. xD
Take care and stuff, bye~
|Monday, April 9th, 2007|
|. . . quote of the day?
LOLz, found this gem in my endless sea of English homework... -__- xDDD"To write about art is like to dance about architecture."
...uhm, yeah right. xD
|Saturday, April 7th, 2007|
|Jigsaw solo project - startout & news!
Heyy peoplez. Finally figured I could get onto LJ from my grandma's computer, LOL (since I sleep at her flat almost every Saturday, that's for little life details of Jig, now back to the topic xD).
So I had some stuff pilin' up through months on my PC, music stuff that I have been workin' on, a very small handful of songs and interludes/intros which I will . . . NOT release yet, ha-haa~!! xD
Instead, my creativity and working spirit sparked-up yesterday night, and I decided to release a double-single feature sort-of-stuff. Don't be too merry and cheerful, technically it's only 2 original songs, LOL.
Here are the bare details.My Love ~for XXX~
1. Heart & Mind (intro)
2. My Love ~Every Beat My Heart Makes~
3. Every Beat My Heart Breaks (remix)My Hate ~for XYZ~
1. Carcass (intro)
2. Mental Overkill (remix)
3. ___ (hidden track)
note: The remixes (whose exact 'cool remix-names' I forgot, so I just wrote 'remix', lol) are of the title songs in question.
Oh, and don't expect the tracks to be all giggly-fun-laughing-parade-esque. xDDD
Expect a very harsh electronic NIN-style for 'My Hate', and a sort of cross between Buck-Tick's 'D.T.D' and Marilyn Manson's 'Diamonds and Pollen' for 'My Love'. All spiced with the usual Jigsaw-flavours, of course.
The singles should be up sometime Monday night / evening, at the usual places (Sound of Japan, SZMAK and pszabi forums).
All I have left to do with 'em is the artwork, and maybe an occasional photoshoot which I'm unsure of, as of yet. xD
G'night and stuff y'all! ;D
|Thursday, April 5th, 2007|
|at this late hour, All I gotta say is . . .
(the new Nine Inch Nails
album, if you've been living under a rock without the wonders of clever creepy internet-marketing xD) totally rocks and beats all the other stuff that's called "music"!! >:D
The whole album centers around one serious desolate despair-driven world where people are being watched over, being fed drugs through tap-water (supposedly to counter-attack bio-terrorism ...or is this really bio-terrorism itself?), and being under heavy control in their whole lives by the government, the police and other violence-authorities who kill if they are ordered to. In this world rises an opposition, a group of talented people who want to spread the word to the generations of the past, to take steps so that this possible future could be avoided - they do this by sending things into the past (which is our present) to "warn us"; in this case, informative homepages on the net (this is where the clever marketing with "fake homepages" come in).
In this world of blind faith and government worship appears an ominous phenomena, called The Presence, which people believe to be the "Hand of God descending to the Earth" to bring either salvation or total destruction. This shapeless thing is believed to be the hallucination of drug-addicts - or is it?
What makes Year Zero great as a concept album is that it really does have a musical concept, in addition to the lyrical one. It is unlike anything you've heard. It is very easy to believe that in a possible future, man will make music like this. Hard-hitting, emotional yet static, uprising yet subtle at times. The songs range from twisted and dark danceable tracks, through haunting and creepy atmospheric tunes, to hard over-driven (in this case, "over-driven" is an understatement. It sounds more like "over-over-driven") number with walls and pricking needles of noise. The listener is completely sucked into the world of the album, and again I can't help but praise the cohesive musical styles. It keeps fresh, and knows when to surprise the listener, in other words: it never gets boring at all!
...huhh, that's all. It's late and I'm getting up at 7 AM tomorrow. Bye, and don't forget to drink tap-water for your daily dose. ;D
|Wednesday, April 4th, 2007|
|All I gotta say is . . .
rocks!!! Just got back from their "unplugged" (well, all the instruments were plugged in and stuff, but at least they had acoustic guitars... but an electric bass as far as I could see ---> I'm no bass expert, please don't kill me xD) concert which was held in the small café area of the "Youth House" of Szeged.
By the beginning of the live the tables were packed, more or less, and there was a great mood overall. The band played really well, and I really enjoyed the whole live, eventhough I have never heard anything by them (that's a big compliment from me!! xD).
So uhm, that's it, I'm tired and stuff, see ya. xD
|Wednesday, March 28th, 2007|
|T21CB Unleashed!! :Đ
Yo guys, check out the new The 21st Cherry Boys (double!!)album, at the usual places - pszabi's, Sound of Japan, SZMAK forums!
And do comment on it, otherwise Mr. Garrison'll have to whip me!! [/lame South Park reference] xD
|Tuesday, March 20th, 2007|
OMG you guys, the new D'ERLANGER album kicks major ass!!! I can't even describe how awesome it is! It's like the perfect end-of-'80s melodic-but-vicious D'erlanger sound for the 21st century. Cool instantly recognizable songs, riffs and catchy chorus parts, I'm lovin' it all.
It begins with an intro called Kain (btw there's a lot of mystical / Biblical / literary dark-romantic references in the titles, and the music doesn't fail in this vein either!), that gets worked up pretty well, then exploding into a hurricane-like semi-distorted twisted version of (yep, you guessed it right XD) the "Ode to Joy" (I mean... this is the 3rd time in 2 years I come across this tune in VK, lol). Very epic and energetic. Which can be said about all the songs on the album basically, haha. They're mostly a cross between D'erlanger's haggard punk-blast and poppy melodic side, either having a bit more of this or that end. And they don't get tiring (at least for me, lol).
It's interesting how they have this ambiguity and duality in their art, like the intro / outro songs "Kain" and "Abel", song titles like "Beauty & Beast", "Romeo & Juliet", or the 2-part "Noir"-piece, whose first is a slow dark and foreboding number with the haunting closing line "c'est la vie", while the second (and ultimately, the last "real" song on the record) is D'erlanger at its most vicious, aggressive and harsh yet (it's totally in Engrish btw, which makes for all sorts of fun, lolz XD). It seems like the perfect hardcore-concert-closer type of song, lol. We have a useless but short and cool atmospheric outro after that, Abel, with church organs and chiming bells and stuff.
Uhm, okay, that's about it. xD ...If you wanna hear the stuff, here are two links (all lead to the same .rar file):link 1
, link 2
I encourage you to download it, it's exceptionally good IMO, but being a D'erlanger fan myself, I'm biased, lol. XDDD