Blog #346, BABYMETAL

WARDEN TRACKS:  I stumbled across a Tweet yesterday that intrigued me, partly because it was about a band from Japan that I’ve never heard of (I don’t know any Japanese bands), partly because they’re apparently massive & I know nothing about them, partly because southeast Asia fascinates me even though I’ve never been there, and mostly because the name of this act is BABYMETAL!  How wicked is that?  So I clicked on the link and was almost hypnotized by what I was watching.  A packed stadium, massive stage show with slick production & pyro, a full metal band, and three young girls with angelic voices who held the crowd under their spell.  It’s almost so indescribable the only word you can use to describe it is “Babymetal.”  I’m not quite sure what it is, but Babymetal grabbed and held my attention, with “THE ONE,” from “Metal Resistance,” available everywhere April 1, 2016.
COOL LINKS:  Despite terrible reviews, #BatmanVsSuperman rakes in the dough on opening weekend (TheWrap.com)…  Did you notice the DC character that was killed-off in #BatmanVsSuperman (NME.com)…  Edmonton downtown & valley featured in popular anime series (MetroNews.ca)…  Good ol’ science debunks the ridiculous #BatmanVsSuperman (Time.com)…  GWEN STEFANI has first #1 solo album with #ThisIsWhatTheTruthFeelsLike (RollingStone.com)…  Just in time for Easter, the Donald Trump insult generator (Time.com)…  Late Night’ers pay tribute to comedy legend Garry Shandling (HollywoodReporter.com)…  MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine believes politicians should work for free (NME.com)…  ROB FORD was polarizing but he made Canadian politics interesting (CBC.ca)…  ROLLING STONES play historic free concert in Havana, Cuba (BBC.com)…  STARBUCKS making an effort to end food waste at U-S locations (CBC.ca)
BY THE NUMBERS:  5 Ridiculous #SpringBreak tattoos you won’t regret, ever (GQ.com)…  7 Body language tricks that can make you more likable (Motto.Time.com)…  10 Of the most expensive homes on planet Earth (Time.com)…  1o Sweet musical Easter eggs hidden on albums (NME.com)…  14 Year-missing VHS movie gets man arrested (WashingtonPost.com)…  16 #BatmanVsSuperman fights in comics and who won (HollywoodReporter.com)…  20 Of the most valuable vinyl records ever (NME.com)…  22 Things about #BatmanVsSuperman that are super-wrong (HuffingtonPost.com)
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