Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Version Of "Asia no Junshin" That I Did Not Expect

At this point we have all seen a ton of awesome versions of Asia no Junshin... but an orchestra driven one with Puffy. Coolest thing I might see all week. Mike found an accompanying version of Nagisa ni Matsuwaru Et Cetera.

h/t to Ü 須玉湖 dh2 : New01 - x for the cap.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Puffy Dinner Show

Saw on Puffy's site they have their first holiday / Christmas dinner show which is a very interesting turn of events.

Here is the info from their English site:

17 years from PUFFY's debut and it will be the first time to have a dinner show!
Let's spend a wonderful Christmas with PUFFY while eating a special dinner.
★Ami Onuki★
I've heard that dinner show's is the gateway to success for young artists.
17 years and finally...I'm too full for words.
Please enjoy a PUFFY-like dinner and show.
★Yumi Yoshimura★
Ever since our debut, the management's plan for us to wear thoses jeans and t-shirt...
Phew, we're finally free, and the time has finally come for us to change into our own dress!
Yippee, Yippee!
【Kobe】December 20, 2013 (Fri)
Hotel Okura Kobe 1F "Heian-no-ma"
Reception:17:30 /OPEN:17:45
DINNER: 18:00~
SHOW: 19:30~
Ticket: 36,000 Yen(Food・Drinks・Service charge included)
※children preschool age and younger not allowed
Reservation contact: Starts from Sept. 21日(Sat) via. telephone
【for 9/21 only】078-333-3800 (10:00~19:00)
【from 9/22日~】078-333-3801 (10:00~19:00)
※Hotel website:

It might have been someone commenting here or from another blog (full credit to the original writer, I honestly can't remember which it was) discussing these holiday shows and how more established artists turn to doing these shows.  For about 360 dollars a head it is probably a decent revenue source, but finances aside it feels like Puffy has turned a corner in their career and I am not entirely sure I know how I feel about that.  Ultimately if it leads to more good music, that is not much of a worry at all.

Also noted it was in Kobe, which I also find interesting.  I wonder if it is a finding an opening geogrpahically or partnering with a hotel to host.  Probably great for people around the Osaka metro area, kind of a hike for folks in Tokyo.