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Christmas party, interview and Angelo

Important things first which means we'll go backwards.

(To everyone to whom it applies) Merry Christmas! ♪( ´▽`)ノ



Santa Kohaku was not happy about a hat and a scarf around her neck and even more so about having to pose for pictures. The only way we could make it work was me holding her tight and she chewed on my fingers all the way through it.
We had a Christmas party yesterday though Christmas hardly applies to me or any other participants for that matter too. Japanese in general take a holiday that has no real meaning to them except pretty lights and glittery gift wrappers way too seriously. Like that hairdresser near my apartment that was wearing a deer costume while working. A little too much "Christmas spirit", don't you think? 8D
I am going to get so fat after this weekend! But cakes were so delicious ;D



I have three days left to work next week before long New Year holidays and I cannot wait for it! On Friday I was so busy with an interview I was dragged into on top of all the work that I didn't even had time to eat and then after I got back home I fell asleep while playing with Kohaku on the floor in a living room ~_~ The interview itself turned out to be not as bad as I feared it would, but I haven't seen the final result yet, of course. Three foreigners were interviewed about looking for a job and working in Japan. The fact that three of us were interviewed together by two guys somehow made it easier to answer the questions. Of course, there was that dreadful "Finally a few words of a message to..." question in the end that had me pulling my hair out while preparing. And don't get me starting on the pain that was a photoshoot. My heart goes out to all artists who have to do this kind of thing on a regular basis. Never again, never! ( ̄^ ̄)

On Thursday evening I went to see Angelo play at The Bottom Line.



We had pretty decent ticket numbers since my friend got them through a fan club, but somehow I didn't feel like going through all the trouble of leaving work early and then waiting in the line and inside... must be "Kirito effect". So I left work on time and it would have not been a problem if not for a traffic jam all the way between Akaike and Yagoto and then I had to drive around looking for a parking space. But thanks to the band being late too I managed to get in just a couple of minutes before the start lol
I stayed in the back on the right side of the stage so that I could see Karyu and I tried not to look too often Kirito's way. Overall impression was not good. I liked maybe only 3-4 of their songs and others made me wish I could press a fast-forward button at best. A few songs were so painful to listen to I thought my ears would bleed. Things I do for Karyu! ( ̄^ ̄) I have to say that at times I thought they sounded better than on the record because live they were not as monotonous, but only marginally. Karyu seemed to be concentrating on playing guitar and he jumped around like he usually does, but less and it seemed like playing didn't come easy to him. Also it was clear that the band members do not know each other well yet as in they don't read each other well during the lives. There was a time when Karyu moved to the left side of the stage in front of Giru, who just did nothing and it began to look really crowded there. Kohta appeared to be more sensitive to his surroundings and he was the one who moved and switched places with Karyu. By the way it seems Karyu gets along with Kohta really well. On the other hand I wish Kirito and Karyu stopped with their lovey-dovey act. I do not want to see it! More of that hugging, licking/biting/kissing the shoulder (I didn't see behind Kirito's hair which of those three exactly he did that made Karyu laugh), shoving fingers in Karyu's mouth and I will consider organizing an unfortunate incident like a brick falling on Kirito's head >;O
Anyway I think it's a little to early for conclusions. Two new guys thrown in with three that have been playing together for a long time - I doubt they will work well together right from the start. I guess I have no choice but wait and see what's going to happen next.


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melonxchainsaw
Dec. 26th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
【On the other hand I wish Kirito and Karyu stopped with their lovey-dovey act】←I really agree with you
Karyu and Kirito's fan service always make me feel uncomfortable somehow(>﹏<)
notafanboy
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I do not want to see it too. Why do they even need something like that? Let's face it, it's a pretty vulgar way to please the fans. Just play the live well and you don't need that! /rant
ar_ish_a
Dec. 26th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
На фото она жует твои пальцы?! Бррр у них зубы такие острые... Красота требует жертв ;)
Мне казалось, что Анджело в живую должны звучать лучше, чем в записи - видимо, я ошиблась... И присоединюсь к предыдущему оратору - между ними что-то есть и мне это не нравится :[
notafanboy
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
Она редко сильно кусает, у нее это может быть проявление как положительных так и отрицательных эмоций. Но я все равно хочу ее как-то от этого отучить. Еще б знать как >_>
Я думаю они звучали немного лучше, некоторые песни без сомнения, не так монотонно как на записи, но все равно как-то мне не понравилось честно говоря. Ну и опять же не нравятся мне их песни ;(
gilly_niikura
Dec. 26th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Kohaku is such a beautiful girl♪(´ε` ) she'll get more quiet over time I'm sure ;D
And those cakes look delicious!</p>

Oh ny, they do fan service? ( ̄ー ̄) I really don't want to see Kirito licking/biting/whatever Karyu *gags* hope it won't stay that way.
Even though I doubt I'll ever be a fan of Angelo (I just don't like Kirito's voice, however nice he may be), I'm curious as to how they develop.

notafanboy
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! ;) I sure hope so, because she can be quite a handful lol
Yeah, they do and I don't get why they would even need to resort to a cheap tactic like that >_>;
I am afraid I am not going to become their fan either, but I am curious where they are going, where Karyu is going actually. I guess I'll keep an eye on them too.
sereitsu
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
Oh dear...that doesn't sound too promising on Angelo's part. :(

But oh, the KaryuxKiroto act, lol...given your description of the band's dynamics, it seems a little...premature for all that. XP
notafanboy
Dec. 26th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Let's just say the first impression was not good. It might still improve though the chances are pretty slim ;(
The fanservice looks so obviously planned it is not even funny *rolls eyes*
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notafanboy
Dec. 30th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, their fanservice is not something I want to see either >_>;
I think among D'espa fans bashing Kirito for the most part is a misplaced anger at the band's break-up. Same goes for TMH4NS, though for some reason Kirito has it worse. It seems some people just cannot accept D'espa members playing with anybody else *shrugs*
I hope that at least Angelo fans are happy about the line-up changes.
I think Karyu likes Kirito, admires his as his senior, which is why he is so mindful of the other man. I am also pretty sure Kirito likes Karyu, almost pity Giru for being so obviously overlooked lol
I might not like their music, but I hope playing with Angelo will turn out beneficial for Karyu (in whatever form it might be).
Thank you and Happy New Year! ;)
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