live report: X Japan @ Madison Square Garden (Oct. 11, 2014)

an event which i did not attend

  • Wow, it’s almost a sixth full!
  • That Hide hologram is kinda cool for the first ten seconds but then it gets a little creepy and feels the same way watching revenge porn feels.
  • I wonder if Sugizo is earning more than the other four combined to be here.
  • They didn’t play “Rose of Pain” or “Art of Life”, but had time for a thirty-minute version of X so everyone could go pee.
  • WOW he is SUCH a drama queen! Get up! 
  • Oh good, they’re filming for a bluray! I’ll buy and watch that right after I buy and watch those other three or four concert things they put out five years ago!

Searching For Sugar Man producer making a documentary about X Japan [AVclub]

some ancient factoids i didnt know in here!

so waaaaaaaaay back in ‘96 i took kayo to our first concert, X Japan at the Tokyo Dome, 12/30/96.

or rather, she took me, because i didn’t know how the fuck to buy a ticket or nav the trainage. 

so just now in aug 2014 she’s watching Toshi do “Forever Love” (our wedding song) on some japanese talk show that aired yesterday, and she goes “Are they playing here soon?” and i’m like “…yeeeeeessss… do you want to go? It’s the Garden. It’s not like theyre gonna sell it out.”

So see you there maybes.

hide tribute spirits & singles collection tab on ebay… for $8.00! 

the tribute one also has L’Arc’s “Heaven’s Drive” in it — wtf!? (Shows you how often I even looked at that one. I got it for the Luna Sea version of “scanner” back when I was covering j-rock songs with Lo-Rez in the Bowery in 1999/2000.)

Uh, and if you win this hide auction, AND the luna sea tab book auction, AND the x japan tab book auction… i’ll give you dir en grey’s GAUZE tab book for free. that’s like 30 pounds of music for the price of 3! 

(PLUS $10 SHIPPING FOR EACH “SET”)

I cherished these for a long time, but it’s time to face it, I’m not gonna learn any more songs.

I ~almost~ bought a sheet feed scanner and started cutting off the bindings to scan, but I don’t have time to play guitar, so how am I supposed to spend time SCANNING things I’m never going to look at again!?!

I’m tempted to send these to people for free (one at a time) if they promise to scan each page, but I guess that’s illegal.

Gackt as Yoshiki @ Camui Gakuen 12/2013 (and he actually drums!)

(Is that really gackt? I thought he was less muscle and more sinew.)

thx nui!