Tuesday, January 10, 2017


David Bowie: The Last Five Years” is a documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus". Directed by Francis Whately, this film was aired January 7th, 2017 in the UK, a few days to his one year death anniversary on Jan 10th. R.I.P. David Bowie.

Monday, December 26, 2016

R.I.P. George Michael (1963-2016)

RIP #georgemichael #wham! #faith #carelesswisper #lastchristmas

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The world “outside” sometimes seemed “immortal”. The realm of escape into non-reality are filled with larger than life-sized films and music that transported you to another dimension other than your own, field with dreams of a colourful life, a better life, a happier life, a life immortal!

Put on a pair of headphones and you shut off the rest of the world, while the music surrounds you, and the songs cradle you in sadness, in anger, in joy, in ways unknown to you to verbalize but to mouth the lyrics to, and brings you on a journey into the good old days worth remembering, or of a day when you tinkle the ivories on a smoke filled stage in a darkened club, or arms stretched out to embrace the love of 30,000 fans, on a stadium stage, a dream to be a STAR, personalised and fulfilled, in your own head, between your earphones.

Music is immortal, but the singers aren’t. The films you enjoy are encased in a DVD, but the actor and filmmakers may one day be encased in a coffin of pop culture.

The year 2016 has seen it’s fair share of lost artists and performers, and a few meant more to me than others, apologetically so … David Bowie, Prince, and since this morning, George Michael.

Born “Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou” in June 25th 1963, “George Michael” passed at home, at the age of 53, on Christmas Day 25th December, 2016. (Wiki)

All three gentlemen had been instrumental in making my teen years moe bearable than they should. I reminisce tons about the 80s, especially on flashback80s - but the reality was, it had been mostly about the toys, the comics and yes, the MUSIC, which played a part of nostalgia worth remembering, while the “real life” about “growing up wasn’t as cracked up to be as worth remembering LOL.

RIP George Michael

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The 80s has since long gone, 3 decades back, but the 80s still lived on, in my music heroes and heroines, but hey too are leaving us … and one day, all i’ll have left, are CD albums and unplayable cassette tapes, and a blog filled with recorded memories, twice over.

The music videos featured here ranged mostly post George Michael’s WHAM! days - which can instead be heard HERE on #flashback80s

In an age of “New Romantics”, WHAM! presented themselves as clean cut boys, in oversized tees with large text like “CHOOSE LIFE” - rage alongside Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “RELAX” and other simple life-affirming affirmations and seemingly “choices” manifest on their chests and bellies. “Bubbleum Pop” had a face, and they belonged to George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley).

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guns N Roses : Pop!Vinyls by Funko & Music Videos

FUNKO PRESS: "Take me down to the Paradise City where the Pop!s rock hard and they sure look pretty! These Guns N Roses Pop!s are a must-have for any hard rockin' collector! Featuring frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan, these guys really know how to turn it up to 11! Coming in December!"
Guns n Roses Axel
Guns n Roses Slash
Guns n Roses Duff

Hopefully it’ll reach Singapore before February, for when Guns N' Roses’ “NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR” hits our shores … for fans like me who might not afford tickets, can at least snag some toys? I swear, even as I type these, “Welcome To The Jungle” is on loop in my mindscape hahahaha

And becoz this is a “music”-blog, here are some of my personal faves! And maybe you’ll like’s too?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PIKOTARO’s PPAP performed by Ryuk from “DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world”

As the title said - this is PIKOTARO’s *PPAP (*Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) “performed” y RYUK (from “DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world”)!!! What a way to promote the film! hahaha

And in case you were wondering, seems this IS a legit collaboration!

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"10 years after the Death Note murders, six Death Notes fall to the human world. Two people inherit the DNA of Light Yagami and L, and a deadly new game of cat-and-mouse begins..." (Read up more of the movie on #PopcornX!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

“Pride” by Scandal

”Pride” is a Japanese-language song by Scandal. The song begins; "Kokoro made wa ubaenai Nandodemo nandodemo kakedaseru."

It was the ninth major-label single (12th overall) released by the band. The title track was used as the second ending theme for the anime Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto. The first press edition came with a Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto wide-cap sticker and a special booklet. The single reached #7 on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for ten weeks, selling 25,531 copies."

“PRIDE” was also one of my fav tracks on their 2011’s “Baby Action” album (the only Scandal album I own, actually), and only found out about the anime-theme song connect after googling the song, hearing it on youtube!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

ネオ東京 Underground (V 0.82) by Victor Love

Music & Video edit for ネオ東京 Underground (V 0.82) by Victor Love, utilising existing footage from the 1988 classic anime, “AKIRA” - updating it to the now, ironically with retro-styled electronica of the 80s-90s = AWESOME!