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[201] The One Where Yamada IS Sexy Zone 
03 15 12
Title: The One Where Yamada IS Sexy Zone
Running Time: 1:24:48
Size: 38.82 MB
Download Links: MF | Streaming
Hosts: Melissa and Rhey

 O P E N I N G

          ▪ Where in the World is Ishibashi? (Part 2) [ 1 ]
               ▪ Tunnels to host a special music show.
               ▪ March 21 from 7-11:03pm on Fuji TV
               ▪ 15 years of footage from various Fuji TV music shows
               ▪ Will include footage from Domoto Kyoudai and Johnny's Countdown as well as FNS Kayousai and Hey!x3
               ▪ Doesn't Japanese TV have enough special music shows already?!?
               ▪ Hopefully they'll have enough time to go through all the footage without rushing
               ▪ (Maybe Nakai will make a surprise appearance)

 N E W S ( M A R C H  3 - 9 )

          ▪ Another/last Marching J event [ 1 ]
               ▪ Held on March 11 at Tokyo Dome
               ▪ Funds will go to needy families (no more pandas!!)
               ▪ Johnny's has decided to pay for the pandas with their own money
               ▪ FINALLY they've gotten the message and seen the light!!
               ▪ But this begs the question... why are they even still spending money on getting pandas?

          ▪ Hikaru joins Kusanagi's drama cast [ 1 ]
               ▪ Hikaru's name is listed on the drama site
               ▪ Role in drama is unknown but speculation that he will be a medical student
               ▪ YAY! Hikaru gets to stretch his acting chops!!
               ▪ Will he follow the recent young JE-boy trend and be a 'delinquent' medical student? XD

     TOKIO/Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Yamapi's 'Ai, Texas' sells 126 000 copies to end up at #1
               ▪ TOKIO's 'Haneda Kuukou no Kiseki/KIBOU' ends up #5 with just under 26 000 copies sold

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi on Kurobara, Feb. 19 and Mar. 4 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Neither of the hosts saw it but, based on the teasers, they think it's worth watching
               ▪ Teaser 1: 'In which Tsuyoshi thinks women are better cheaters and warns about the dangers of alcohol'.
               ▪ Teaser 2: 'In which Tsuyoshi talks about marriage and children and teaches Nakai-sempai how to be a gentleman'

          ▪ Wild at Heart single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
               ▪ PV was very fun to watch but general consensus that was not best Arashi PV ever
               ▪ One wonders specifically where Nino, Aiba and Sho's hands and legs were in the cramped room
               ▪ Did they pull off the 70s part right or is Melissa just imagining things?
               ▪ Melissa 'pulls a Peyton' and points out how this PV is combination of past PVs
               ▪ Sho should be banned from wearing cropped pants (Aiba can wear whatever he wants <3)
               ▪ Thank goodness MatsuJun is wearing pants XD
               ▪ Wild at Heart is the best song on the single
               ▪ Coupling songs were good but forgettable.
               ▪ How Can I Love has a dark feel while Tsuite Oide has a similar feel to Wild at Heart

          ▪ Heyx3, Mar. 5 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ]
               ▪ Performance of 'Wild at Heart' is full of fun and energy!!
               ▪ JunToshi pairing is cute and the dancing is fun to watch
               ▪ We like the kicking up of the mics
               ▪ Arashi look good in red and black (no cropped pants!!)
               ▪ Overall, much better than the PV
               ▪ Interview shows footage from Sho's B-Day surprise at the concert
               ▪ Downtown makes fun of Jun for not wearing the policewoman costume
               ▪ Johnny's thinks bare legs are wrong but fishnet stockings are okay?!?
               ▪ Top 10 Ranking of favourite songs, some surprising results (A.Ra.Shi isn't at #1??)
               ▪ Hey!Say!JUMP perform 'Super Delicate'
               ▪ Rhey thinks Yamada should have been named Sexy Zone
               ▪ We momentarily forget Yamada is 19 and Rhey feels like a pedo
               ▪ Rhey is too distracted by Yamada to actually pay attention to the performance

     Arashi/Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Music Station, March 9 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Arashi performs 'Wild at Heart' and it was AWESOME!!! (again)
               ▪ MatsuJun's chain comes off (twice) and Aiba messes up on the choreo (as MatsuJun points out but we can't notice where)
               ▪ Everyone was smiley and enjoying themselves during the performance
               ▪ Arashi talks about if they cook
               ▪ MatsuJun cooks italian (from Bambino experience) including TIRAMISU!! O_O *impressed*
               ▪ Aiba made Miso Shiru EXPLODE!! (and was distracted all day at work because of it)
               ▪ Ohno cooks beef when he goes fishing (wait, what??)
               ▪ Nino is skipped over (#foreveralone) 
               ▪ Sho can't cook regardless of his current CMs; Us: 'We'll cook for you, Sho!!'
               ▪ Yamapi talked about what he did recently: Singing 5 hours of Karaoke with Toma including Kinki Kids song which they used to backdance for
               ▪ Expectedly bad 'Ai, Texas' performance
               ▪ Yamapi is more dead-fish-eyes than usual

          ▪ Shige to be part of the 3rd night of the Blackboard drama miniseries [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Set after the Touhoku earthquake
               ▪ Matsushita Nao will play an English teacher whose students make rumors that she's in love with the student she tutors
               ▪ This is very similar to 'that Miura drama' (aka. Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta)
               ▪ Shige will play a fellow teacher

          ▪ Music Fair, March 3 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Sweet, pretty performance, blah, blah... LET'S TALK ABOUT TEGOSHI'S HAIR!!!
               ▪ Tegoshi's hair is platinum blonde! WHAT THE HECK!!
               ▪ Is this a wig? No! Someone should have stopped him from doing this to his hair... >.>

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ Japonicana Album [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ 'That's What She Said': beat=good, lyrics=this song should never see light of day
               ▪ Who the heck let Jin release this kind of song?!?
               ▪ Rest of album was not as offensive and pretty good
               ▪ Some familiar songs, some new catchy songs
               ▪ Favorite songs: Aphrodisiac and Pin Dom (no, this isn't a 'Pin' love song XD)
               ▪ Jin sounds better live. Studio recordings don't do his voice justice
          ▪ Music Japan, Mar. 4 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Jin tries to show off by saying he 'reads books' in his dressing book. Reality? It's manga. 
               ▪ Jin seems nervous with Perfume
               ▪ Talks about happening at concert in US
               ▪ Went to meet a friend outside concert location and guard wouldn't let him back in. He had to call staff.
               ▪ Performance was not on point vocally. No dancing makes it very boring. (No chest to distract you XD)
               ▪ Was Jin deliberately hiding his ring hand?
          ▪ Best Hit USA, Mar. 6 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Show PV with Japanese subtitles
               ▪ The subtitles make the lyrics sound like bad pick up lines XD
               ▪ Did they mis-translate "supernatural plans" as "supernatural PLANES"?!? [We checked, they did XDDD]
               ▪ Talked about how recording in US was surprisingly the same to recording in Japan
               ▪ Talks about how he loves listening to Lil Wayne and he wants to do a collab with him
               ▪ Jin loves Lil Wayne's lyrics (does this explain the lyrics in 'That's What She Said'?)

          ▪ Eito Rangers Movie [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
               ▪ Eito Ranger skits will be turned into a movie!! YAY!!!
               ▪ To be released July 28, 2012
               ▪ Set in a fictional city in 2035 and they will be fighting against a terrorist organization
               ▪ Will include character side-stories
               ▪ Taichi Hiroshi will play 'Captain Silver'
               ▪ They messed with the Eito Rangers costumes!!!!! NO!!!!!
               ▪ What's with the new 'Captain Silver' character? Is he a mentor or something?

     Hey!Say!JUMP/Johnny's Jrs.
          ▪ Takaki to appear in the Johnny's Jrs./AKB48 drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ Takaki will play older classmate who have repeated school for two years 
               ▪ Supposedly Takaki's character gonna be watching over them in drama and in real life? 
               ▪ Will his character be a 'responsible delinquent' (who's just an idiot)?
               ▪ Takaki will make sure that the boys and girls follow the school rules in real life to 'ease fans' minds' >.>

          ▪ Ongaku no Chikara, Mar. 7 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ]
               ▪ NTV's special music program for the recovery efforts for the Tohoku earthquake.
               ▪ Sho hosted, and Arashi, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, TOKIO and V6 performed
               ▪ Part of the program was Arashi's visit to the disaster area and their mini-concert in Miyagi
               ▪ Arashi visited two families and the little boy gave them (AND the cameraman) candies X'D AWWWW!!!
               ▪ Families were brought in from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima to see the performance
               ▪ Arashi performed Wild at Heart, Kansha Kangeki Ame no Arashi and Happiness. REALLY good choice of songs for this type of crowd. Really impactful
               ▪ KAT-TUN performs Going! and Birth
               ▪ Going was good and Birth had some fan-service (thanks Koki <3)
               ▪ Kanjani8 performed Monjai Beat 
               ▪ Not as energetic as we expect from Kanjani8 (why only one song? *tear* they couldn't take K8 at full power!!)
               ▪ TOKIO performed Kibou and Ambitious Japan
               ▪ Performances were good. New appreciation for Ambitious Japan, tho Rhey lowered her love for Kibou
               ▪ V6 performed WA ni Natte Odorou and Bari Bari Buddy
               ▪ They were joined by a bunch of little girls in funky outfits. It was cute XD

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N

          ▪ Due to a lack of responses, this question will be postponed (again) til next week!
          ▪ Next week's question: Which is your impression of V6's Yasei no Hana PV?

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Akanishi Jin's Seasons single.

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03 23 12 (UTC)
Yamada is 18 years old
03 23 12 (UTC)
I can comment on Li'l Wayne's lyrics because I do listen to mainstream hiphop. While women are still treated like sexual objects (even in songs from female artists) misogyny (i.e. calling women SLUTS) has really been draining out of mainstream stuff for a long time... You much more likely to hear songs celebrating a women's butt for being awesome than you are likely to hear some guy hating on some bitch for whatever.

Also! The lyrics to a lot of mainstream hiphop can be really clever - something "That's What She Said" is really lacking. Unless Jin thought LMFAO was totally SRS BNS, I have no idea why he thought that song was a good idea.
03 23 12 (UTC)
Oh - and just re: the Arashi single, I have to say that after a few listens "Futari No Katachi" becomes really catchy. I would recommend giving it another listen. The Shorap is a lot of fun! And I had it stuck in my head all yesterday. ;)
03 23 12 (UTC)
These were my thoughts as I watched the V6 PV:
Sounds pretty old.
Reminds me of an Arashi song....
Awkward dancing in sketch room..?? Haha
Reminds me of a few other songs, like.... Seishun Amigo and maybe something from HSJ.
I like this song.
The video does so not match the audio. The music sounds to bright to fir the dark halls and rooms, not that I have any idea what this song is about other that Hana meaning flower from the title.
The last guy shown before the end was cute.

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