broom_rider: (Nemi_airguitar_II)
I found a totally awesome young japanese punk band! THEE OUT MODS is the name, and they founded in Los Angeles, California, of all places!, in 2006. They played around California for a couple of years, released a few demo singles... If only I knew about them back then I'd go to listen to them! - but they were absolutely unknown. Then after a couple of years they moved to Japan, and there they were right on place. I found their only album purely on accident.
I think that THEE OUT MODS are fuckin' awesome, especially their female frontman Sana. Looking at her I have this crazy feeling that I am looking at younger myself:) And the name... yes, "THEE..." - by the music style the influence of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant is noticeable, of course. Obviously, those guy are looking in the right direction, and are very nice to listen to.
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Нашла потрясную молодую японскую панк-группу, THEE OUT MODS. Команда образовалась в 2006 в Лос-Анжелесе. И пару лет они записывались с независимой компанией и играли по Калифорнии. Если бы я только знала, непремено отправилась бы послушать... но они были совершенно неизвестны. Потом ребята перебрались в Японию, и там оказались на месте. Я нашла их альбом по чистой случайности.
Вобщем, THEE OUT MODS - это просто праздник какой-то:) Особенно их вокалистка/лидер Сана. Она потрясающая, кроме того, глядя на неё я так и вижу себя в юности:) Опять же, название "THEE..." ну и по стилю влияние Thee Michelle Gun Elephant безусловно прослушивается. Короче, ребята ориентированы в правильную сторону и слушать их приятно.


Sakura


roku de nashi


THEE OUT MODS
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Model#15!

Jul. 4th, 2011 05:36 pm
broom_rider: (Nemi - Love Bats)
My family keeps making me happy today! ♥
Anton just brought me this guy; I was looking for this particular doll (Barbie® Ken doll model#15) in stores for a while now. Me happy!:)
I really like those new collectable models Barbie® is into now. Their faces are quite different from the standard dolls for kids, the pose is different too. Just look how this guy's expression is changing depending from the angle, isn't it cool?:) *jumps up and down* :D
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Семейство продолжает меня обсчастливливать! ♥
Антон только что принёс мне этого вот паренька, чем немеряно порадовал: я искала эту куклу (Barbie® Ken doll model#15) по магазинам уже несколько месяцев.
Мне ужасно нравятся новые коллекционные Barbie® модели. Их лица/волосы/позы отличаются от детских кукол-игрушек. Вот смотрите как у этого кросаффчега меняется выражение в зависимости от угла лица. Классно, не? :D

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+2 )

Don't know yet if I will keep him like this, of will give him a bit of make-over. I think he can use a lip surgery (and less shiny pink in lips color!), and, probably to get more pronounced and more dramatically shaped eye brows... not sure about it, though... What do you think guys? Should I live his face alone or not?
In any case, this guy is in order to see a hair master, and a tattoo artist, of course >:)

Me likes dollzzzz!:)
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Не знаю, оставлю ли я его как есть, или подправлю малость. Мне кажется, форма и цвет губ могли бы быть получше; а так же брови могли бы быть чуток резче и более изломаны... С другой стороны, я люблю его и таким.... Что скажете? Нужен ли ему мейк-овер или оставить парня в покое?
Ну, и по-всякому ему предстоит встреча с парикмахером и с татуировщиком, это уж само собой >:)

Блин, а вот в детстве я в кукол не играла... :)


+2 close-ups )
broom_rider: (Chiba - ultimate badass)

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DOWNLOAD "I AM JUST A DOG"



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broom_rider: (Chiba - ultimate badass)

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gosh, Chiba's wearing a top hat! (not that it surprises me - after the "piano" song PV dress nothing would... amusing, yes:)
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хех, и Чиба в цЫлиндре - не то, чтоб меня могло что-то удивить после платья в клипе "piano"... забавный он:)
broom_rider: (Nemi - Love Bats)
...And then, amongst all this tremendously bad shit that goes on in Japan now :(( ...
The Birthday announced a release of a new album "I'M JUST A DOG" on 06.15.2011.
That's my Chiba! ♥

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broom_rider: (chiba_ROSSO)


also,
2秒
and
爪痕

new The Birthday
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Ben, look at their new symbol! it's SANTA MUERTE!!!
[livejournal.com profile] gerie_aren said that Chiba and I have a spiritual connection without even knowing it! :)



I'd be happy - if only I could stop thinking of what is going on in Japan right now :((
broom_rider: (Nemi - Love Bats)
Ah, finally, finally, finally. The BIrthday releases something! Just a 3-songs single. In mid-April.
But hell, I am willing to wait. I'll considered it to be my late-Valentine/early-birthday gift... and it better be good! >:)

Dear Mr. Yusuke, I am glad that you are not leaving me alone in this world after all! ♥ ;)

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Ну наконец-наконец-наконец-то. The Birthday раскачались на новый релиз. Правда, только сингл пока. И только в середине апреля. Но, чёрт, я подожду. Будем считать это моим поздне-Валентиновским/ранне-деньрожденьным подарком:)

Дорогой Чиба, я рада, что ты всё-таки не бросаешь меня одну в этом мире! ♥ ;)


チバ =
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broom_rider: (Chibochka)
OMG, OMG, OMG, The Birthday got a new guitarist!!!! Instead of Imai Akinobu, who left the group several months ago. The new musician's name is フジイケンジ (Hujii Kenji - to the best of my abilities to translate names:) I don't know much about him, except for the fact that he had recorded this monster ACACIA song with Chiba Yusuke and Q;indivi. I just can't wait to hear how he sounds with The Birthday!
And that's how he looks (right, the official The Birthday's new look:) For some reason this photo brought to my mind some old photos of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant with unforgettable Futoshi Abe... must be because of the new guitarist is also a tall guy... guess it was made on purpose...
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Вау-вау-вау, у The Birthday завелсо новый гитарист!!!! Вместо Имаи Акинобу, который ушёл несколько месяцев назад. Нового гитариста зовут フジイケンジ (Hujii Kenji), ничего про него не знаю, кроме того, что его гитара звучит в этом самом кошмарике, который Чиба записал с Q;indivi. Совершеннейше не могу дождаться новых релизов The Birthday, очень интересно как оно теперь звучит! А вот как этот друг выглядит - уже вместе с командой, ага...
Это фото напоминает мне некоторые старые фото Thee Michelle Gun Elephant с незабвенным Футоси Абе... наверное, из-за высокого роста нового музыканта...полагаю, сходство предполагалось совершенно сознательно и по-делу:)

THE BIRTHDAY - New!:)
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broom_rider: (Lutik)
I have an appointment with my tattoo artist tonight at six. She said it'll take about 2.5 hrs... Wish me luck! :)

...and speaking about tattoo...
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Сегодня вечером иду в тату-парлор. Займёт часа два с половиной...Пожелайте мне удачииии! :)

Стрип про тату из Кожа да Кости. Лютик рулит... но, может, оно и хорошо, что моя тату-артист на него не похожа:))


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© Maria «Nedzumi» Ponomaryova

In "Кожа да Кости" tattoo parlor.
a guy: "I am thinking of getting a sleeve tattoo... Can I take a look at your portfolio, please?"
Lutic (Lucifer) the tattoo artist: "Sure. This way!"


from my favorite Russian web-comics Кожа да Кости .
broom_rider: (Sophy)
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...typically FortCollins-ish :)


The life is happening too quickly to get journalized.
There was my kid's japanese school play. There was my birthday, there was a party; naturally, there was a bit of an appropriate for the occasion depression- nothing serious, though...
The best thing is that Anton gave me iPod nano (5th Generation, 16 GB ) for my b-day! A purple one!:) What a wonderful toy; I totally love it!:) ♥
There will be finals in two weeks... too bad that with all the spring going on around I don't feel like studying.

Also, I am having a whole bunch of dreams every night; it seems like my brain is never at rest, even when I am sleeping. I wonder for how long it'll go on like this? Guess, I need a healthy and balanced lifestyle... does anyone by any chance know where I can get one?:)
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...Как всегда, жЫзнь происходит, не успевая фиксироваться в журнале.
Школьная пьесса у сына прошла успешно; был день рожденья, был парти, соответствующий депрессняк тоже был, но в неопасной форме - вобщем, всё ок.
Самое приятное из всего этого то, что Антон подарил мне iPod nano (5th Generation, 16 GB ). Фиолетовый:) Классная игрушка! (а заодно повод привести в порядок свой iTunes:)
Из менее радующих меня новостей осознание того, что finals, собственно, через 2 недели; надо учиццо и повторять весь курс, а я, разумеется, в полной весенней прострации.

Сны снятся каждую ночь по целой пачке, кажется, мой мозг вообще никогда не отдыхает - интересно, надолго ли меня при таком раскладе хватит? Надо это... здоровый образ жЫзни, короче...да хде ж его взять?

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My new friend Murazaki (it's the registered name:)
broom_rider: (Banzai!)
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С олимпийским Преведом! (с церемонии открытия:))
Bear Surprize! (from the opening ceremony:))

Dear [livejournal.com profile] gerie_aren, there are many reasons to watch the Winter Olympics! That's besides of saving your mom from soap-opera watching;)


the reasons )
I think that those reasons alone (if you don't like to scream at your tv-set "comon, comon baby, you can do it!!!", "Шайбу-шайбу!" and other highly intellectual things) are enough to make one to watch the Olympics. So - sorry Mom, no soap-opera tonight!:)))

-happy!:)

Feb. 4th, 2010 12:14 am
broom_rider: (Nemi-dancing)
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Yesterday a most awesome package arrived from Moscow from my friends [livejournal.com profile] winter_warrior and [livejournal.com profile] maryofalltrades. There was a beautifully illustrated in surreal-japanesque style book of spooky japanese folk-tales, and other coolest gifts ever )

Thank you so much, my dears, you are the best!!♥♥♥
I am so lucky to have great friends all around the world!...

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Вчера пришла посылка из Москвы от моих замечательных друзей [livejournal.com profile] winter_warrior и [livejournal.com profile] maryofalltrades. С чУдными подарками посылка. Хвастаюсь под катом в англикской части поста:)

Спасибо, ребятки, дорогие мои! Вы - просто супер!♥♥♥
... Я до сих пор поражаюсь собственному счастью - каким-то непонятным образом заведённым прекрасным друзьям в разных углах мира.


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Aaaaand also - I got some cool Steampunk boots today... -Gee, it looks like now I need a Steampunk jacket...;)
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А ещё у меня сегодня забавные стимпанковские ботинкочки завелись... - Да, но теперь мне стимпанкнутого пинЬджачка не хватает, однако!;)
a punk into Steampunk:) =2pics )

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This is it... oh, wait, I also want to share a couple of pics of my curly willow ikebana, I think that it's pretty cool. I wonder if the plant will keep it's graceful form being dried... we'll see.
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Что ещё? Вот, красивая икебана у меня завелась из кудрявых ивовых веток... интересно, сохранят ли они свою форму, будучи высушенными? - посмотрим...

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+1pics )
broom_rider: (Nemi loves Chiba)
YESSSSSSSS! 愛でぬりつぶせ !
ЙА ФФСЕХХ ДОСТАНУ!!!:))


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...Okay, the previous post was nostalgic, now the real thing!
YESSSSSSSS! 愛でぬりつぶせ single is here! [livejournal.com profile] indie_yuuwaku, I ♥ you!
And go watch a cool PV video! I know you've heard the song before. Now go and watch the video! Awwww, I love Imai's eyepatch!;)))))


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...Так, ок, предыдущий пост был лирическо-ностальгической разминочкой. А теперь приЙатная новость: сегодня вышел 愛でぬりつぶせ - новый сингл The Birthday. ЙЕСССССС! :)) [livejournal.com profile] indie_yuuwaku, я вас обожаю ♥!
Видео быстро всем смотреть, я знаю, что я эту песню уже постила - но не PV видео, а на пиратскую повязку на глазу Имаи посмотреть необходимо. И на попугайчега Чибу - тоже!;))))))
broom_rider: (Nemi -  happy-dreamy)


...Would you freakin' believe, that I had an album of this fantastic Balkan musician for months but had never listen to it untill now?!?! Shit, j-rock must be prohibited by the law!:)))
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Поверите ли, что у меня этот альбом болтался в iTunes'е месяцами, и я только что его действительно послушала? Ччёрт, японский рок нао запретить законом нах!:)
Если у кого есть больше - киньте, плиз, где можно закачать!
broom_rider: (Japanese doll-red)

Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] jade_teacup!


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My dear friend, I wish you to have the happiest birthday ever! May all your wishes be fulfilled, may all your dreams come true! ♥
broom_rider: (Nemi-happy!)
Since it's almost September, 3 in Israel...

*** &hearts Happy Birthday, dear Gerie! ♥ *** ♥ *** ♥ С днём рожденья, Гери! ♥ ***

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Dear [livejournal.com profile] gerie_aren, Happy Birthday! I wish you a ton of happiness, and good health; of the best mood, and an endless artistic inspiration! May all of your wishes and the craziest dreams come true! ♥

another version of the card )
broom_rider: (Totoro fishing)
I just returned from a movie theatre where my family and I had watched "Ponyo" (Gake no Ue no Ponyo -Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea), the new Hayao Miyazaki's movie.
It was SO WONDERFUL! Absolutely amazing, beautiful, enchanting... Seriously, a few very first minutes after the movie had started I only prayed for it to not to get worse, but after a few more minutes I absolutely relaxed and was enjoying it's magic like a little kid.
Indeed, It's a movie for the young kids, yet as always with a Miyazaki's films has a deeper level - more that one, in fact. When The Goddess herself appeared I wasn't even surprised, I just was in a state of a quiet awe before the genius of the people who made this movie.

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I don't read the movie reviews, but I can easily imagine that every freakin' critic now is pointing on the reusing of the characters, saying that Ponyo=Mei, Fujimoto=Howl, that there's even Witch of the Waste in a wheelchair... Yep, I also noticed that. But - wake up, people, don't you miss those characters??? Doesn't our freakin' world need them any longer? If you do -it's really sad. And I simply can't imagine what else the most nagging critic can pick at.

on the side note... As per usual, there were some preview trailers of the new/coming american animated releases played before the movie; all of them - generic, absolutely the same-looking, empty, soul-less, computer-made 3d shit. The movies for kids. Ye gods, what happened to our culture? It's especially noticeable... why, it screams out! - in the contrast with a Miyazaki's movie:/
So-
Go watch the trailer, then rush to the theatre to watch "Ponyo" while movies like this are still here!


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ПО-РУССКИ )
broom_rider: (Maneki Neko)
I GOT A NEW BABY!!!:))))


He is very beautiful: he is very thin, has short black hair, slanted oriental eyes, long limbs and a bit clumsy grace of a very young creature. He has a youth hyperactivity as well.
Can you guess what's his name? :))
broom_rider: (lantern- Shotei)
An advertisement!

[livejournal.com profile] jade_teacup's newest work: Blossoms Gathered At Dusk (A compilation of the writings of Madame Li Huarui) is now available at Lulu.
as the little article on the book's back cover says:
"The anecdotes and stories within this volume represent only a small portion of the accumulated Analects of the venerated Madame Li Huarui, a scholarly centenarian, who now lives as a recluse in a small town in the United States. Compiled by Ben Wu (author and illustrator of The Macabre Alphabet) from a series of meetings with Madame Li, over a year's time, these pearls of wisdom will both delight your heart and illuminate your soul."

Yours truly is happy to say that she designed the book cover and that it was approved by Ben Wu and the grand lady herself!:)
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Увидела свет новая работа [livejournal.com profile] jade_teacup, "Blossoms Gathered At Dusk" (A compilation of the writings of Madame Li) - "Цвет, собранный в сумерках" (мысли и записи Мадам Ли, собранные Беном Ву). Это истории и жизненные наблюдения столетней китайской леди, обладающей ясностью ума, проницательностью, и соответственной возрасту мудростью, изложенные весьма цветистым, поэтичным восточным языком и ненавязчиво заставляющие поразмыслить о многом. Книга на английском языке, а заказать её можно здесь.

Искренне ваша горда тем фактом, что является дизайнером обложки этого литературного произведения, и рада тому, что её вериант дизайна был одобрен и Беном Ву и самой Мадам Ли!:)

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♥ Happy Birthday, CHIBA!!! ♥

I thought I'll write a huuuuge post about my favorite musician of all the times, about how great his music is, and how impossible his vocal is, and about his groups and projects, all that jazz punk-rock... But I am not good at writing, so I made a Chiba Yusuke tribute collage instead:))
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As for the fan-post... well, I can't imagine a person from my f-list who has no idea who Chiba Yusuke is, but suppose if a stranger will drop by... ;)
チバ ユウスケ - Yusuke Chiba) is the most interesting figure on Japanese rock-scene. His biggest and most known groups/projects are: Thee Michelle Gun Elephant (TMGE) (1991-2003), ROSSO (2001 - 2006) and The Birthday (2006-present), but there were a ton of other cool music and crazy projects, of course. The styles are mostly punk-rock, and garage rock, occasionally with a blues-rock motives. My favorites. Loud and dirty - yet melodious and not-so-simple guitar sound+vocal. Well, it's the thing you either understand, or not. It's the style, I am sure, Jim Morrison would choose to express himself, if he'd live a quarter of a century later....
Chiba's music is aggressive and influential. His vocal is something special as well. He is the type that musical observers would call "a lead-screamer", but since I've never heard about a musical journalist who's not an extremely shallow-minded sucker, let's leave the clichés aside. Strong, broken, emotional - that's the clue words for Chiba's vocal. His voice is the voice of my soul - I knew it as soon as I've heard it for the very first time.
What else? Well, punk-rock is kinda suggests a sort of simplified lyrics, a bit of the primitivism here - because the words are not necessarily "the heavy artillery" of a punk-rocker. Guess it goes to most of the punks around the world. Not to mention, that a lot of Chiba's songs are a sort of a spoken Katakana, so to say - you know, the japanese manner to write foreign words. Sorta... Right, J-rock is a special genre :) And yes. I always was wondering how people can confuse "primitive" and "primitivism" - but it's a whole special punk-rock-lyrics theme - and one of the main reason why I hate pop-music so much.
Geeeee... I said I am not intended to write an article! But I did. he-he. Sorry guys;)) Now it's you turn to laugh, because now I have to translate it all in russian:)
Okay, the post won't be complete without the birthday-boy's song! So here we go! It's my favorite song by The Birthday" - in case if somebody doesn't now yet;) - yes, both Chiba and yours truly are fuckin' romantics inside.... now shut up!:) - Not the best video, I know - guess I'd posted all the best ones earlier...;)
So yeah, Mr. Yusuke...Otanjou-bi omedetou gozaimasu... Da suki da yo, you know...;)))


And... you know what? I't a bit depressing strange to realize all of a sudden that your idol - a freakin' recognized and famous rock-star - is just a few years older than you are...
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С днём рожденья, ЧИБА ЮСКЭ! - по-русски )

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