And now for something really, truly different!

Okay, it’s Sunday morning and Le Clown just reminded me that I hadn’t listened to, or watched, any j-rock in ages, so who better to start the day with than Gackt?

The Daughter introduced me to Gackt some time ago and he is definitely… something else. 🙂 In Japan, Gackt is probably the single, most famous rock star there is, and he is not shy.

From my comments you might think that I don’t like Gackt but that’s not true. I quite admire him because, a) he is very cute and b) he actually has a very good voice. I’ve also seen him in a short film [he is branching out into acting] which wasn’t bad at all. So Gackt is more than just a talentless hack who gets by on his good looks.

I chose this video clip because it’s from a live performance and truly illustrates what ‘spectacle’ is all about. I have to say though that in this video clip Gackt gets into ‘character’ just a tad too much. Dark angel? Vampiric dark angel? Shades of Twilight?

And now for something a little less dramatic, but no less over the top! Oh and, is this a Queen song? It’s so familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on it. If anyone knows please tell me because it’s driving me nuts!

cheers

Meeks

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About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

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