Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on a music news blog.
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: A Wacky J-Pop Singer Who Glows

Featured Image: Georges Seguin (Okki), CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. “Before I start, I do have to admit something quite opinionated…. I’m a huge weeaboo/otaku.” Kiriko Takemura, known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is a 28-year-old Japanese pop singer and model. What I admire about her is the outlandish…

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Adele Triumphed: Comeback Of The Ages

Featured Image: Photo by Kristopher Harris. No changes were made, no rights reserved. License Information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Sabbaticals are a typical part of life in order to recover from various pains and setbacks. But when that sabbatical stretches out for several years, it then becomes a problem for some. A beloved icon’s departure will cause dismay,…

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Sleeping with Sirens’ Top Songs

Ever since 2009, punk rock boy band Sleeping With Sirens has captivated audiences with their awe-inspiring lyrics, personality, and approach to music. The tremendous talent of vocalist Kellin Quinn,  guitarists Jack Fowler and Jesse Lawson, bassist Justin Hills, and drummer Gabe Barham gained enough recognition that metalcore label Rise Records signed them and released their debut album, With Ears To…

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Music for a Writer’s Ears

My non-writer friends often ask me: “Do you get writer’s block?” (Who doesn’t?) “How do you just sit down and write? (Chair? Check.) Or, “What do you really do when you’re writing?” (Um…) But let’s talk about writer’s block, shall we? I’ve heard all the remedies: just write words on a page; skip around your…

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Remembering The Maroon 5 2018 Tour

Featured Image: Timothy Tsui, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. I became a “Marooner” as a high school senior. I’ve been dreaming of attending a Maroon 5 concert since college – it is actually physically written down on my “To-Do” list (I don’t consider this a Bucket List, since I have decided…

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CMT’s Nashville and My Rediscovery of Country Music

Let me start today’s post by saying I’ve never been anti-country music. The thing is, I consider myself to be a music lover, not a some-types-of-music-that-I-like lover. So I’ve made it my goal to remain open-minded to all kinds of music, including ones that I wouldn’t traditionally listen to. With that in mind, I’ve always…

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