Music

Marrying Hatsune Miku

Marrying your idol? I’m pretty sure some of you out there have dreamt of such a thing. Marrying your favorite virtual character? I don’t know about you, but my fantasies haven’t gone that far. Yet, there are people who actually want to make such a fantasy become a reality.  Kondo Akihito, the man in the video, decided to get married to the…

Lemon, Loser, Lost History

Today, I am going to think ‘out loud’ again. Please bear with me.  213M Views in eight months. 25M Views in four weeks.  Yonezu Kenshi, currently one of the most popular singers in Japan. To some these numbers might not mean a lot, but it is quite a stunning number of views for a Japanese artist.  You’re probably thinking, so what? Well,…

Virtual on Stage

In earlier posts (“Hatsune Miku,the idol who doesn’t exist” and later posts), I have written about Hatsune Miku being an idol that doesn’t exist, or referred to her as a ‘virtual idol’. On other websites, she also gets referred to as a ‘virtual idol’. But can we just make assumptions like that? In “The Physical and Social Reality of Virtual Worlds”, Philip…

Fan Art and a 41 Minute Piano Medley

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I have an incredible craving for music. I’m always ready for new album releases, new music video’s, new covers… I sometimes re-listen the music of artists that I do not listen to on a regular basis anymore, while the playlists of my current favorites continue to grow. I get up with music (my alarm is ‘Very…