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Friday ACE Episode 41 (3/4/11)

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RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!

For the first of the final four Friday ACE episodes, Mike’s live (and ALIVE!) in Madison, WI?! Can he survive the eye of the political storm that is his home state?!

SHOW NOTES: 

Mike here!

So here we are at the first of the final four Friday ACE episodes before the hiatus. I know I didn’t comment on the episode with the announcement, I’m actually going to reserve the full reasons why I’m taking the break for a full blog entry once things have cleared up. (And to alleviate any worries, no, this doesn’t involve any behind-the-scenes drama.) That being said, I’d always wanted to do a live-on-location episode of the podcast since the early days. It was an unstable, chaotic challenge, but I think I did well for my first time out! When the show returns, I plan on doing a couple of convention based ones which may prove to be more interesting than wandering through a political hotspot.

Before I go, two bits of housekeeping…

-ViViD’s’ “Yume~Mugen no Kanata~” is actually their major debut! I confused them with another visual kei band that was breaking up. (Can you blame me for being unable to tell them apart at times, though?) 

-The site I mentioned at the end: protectfinancialaid.org—I’m not one to push my opinions on people, nor am I totally political, but this is something that affects me and most of the people I know who are currently fighting the good academic fight. Sign the petition and help us out?

Next week’s the penultimate episode of Friday ACE. Hopefully, nothing will obstruct this one… especially because it’ll be close to Spring Break! All the same, drop me a line at fridayace[DOT]ousa[AT]gmail[DOT]com and I’ll see you next ACE!

-Mike

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This week’s Opening Theme: “You Bet” by Kaela Kimura

This week’s Closing Theme: “Rhyme the Macaroni Well” – Perfume VS Beastie Boys

Highlight Reel:

Taku Takashi’s THE SUITBOYS
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/m-flos-taku-starts-solo-project-the-suitboys

TCY Radio
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tcy-radio/id321094584

APPLESEED XIII Official Site
http://appleseed13.jp/

Yuya Matsuhita @ Fanimecon 2011
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/matsushita-yuya-to-perform-at-fanimecon-2011

Girugamesh in Philadelphia, Virginia, and NYC
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-04/girugamesh-to-perform-in-philadelphia-nyc-virginia

KAMEN RIDER 2011 Series Rumors
http://netarider.blogspot.com/2011/03/kamen-rider-2011-2012-kamen-rider.html

5 In Tune:

This Week’s Top 3 Singles

1.) “Sakura no Ki ni Naro” – AKB48
2.) “Aoi Bench” – Tegomasu
3.) “Blue Bird” – Kobukuro

The One You Should Care About
Connect” – ClariS

The One You Should Have Bought
POP LIFE” – rhymester

JAN 2011 BEST IN TUNE

1.) “Yume~Mugen no Kanata~” – ViViD
2.) “Hadakanbo” – Tomohisa Yamashita
3.) “Toilet no Kamisama” – Kana Uemura
4.) “Dear J” – Tomomi Itano
5.) “Daydream Syndrome” – Marina Fujiwara

FEB 2011 BEST IN TUNE

1.) “ANSWER IS NEAR” – ONE OK ROCK
2.) “Idome” – KREVA
3.) “Distance” – Kana Nishino
4.) “ONE” – JASMINE
5.) “ULTIMATE WHEELS” – KAT-TUN

Watch List

KUNOICHI Trailer
DENJIN ZABORGAR Teaser
ATTACK THE BLOCK
MORE Real-Life MARIO KART Action
Mad House’s X-MEN character designs
Photos from AKIBA’S TRIP
THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GOOTECKS AND MIKE ROSS
The banned commercial for the SUPER GAME BOY featuring none other than the Wu-Tang Clan
Blowgun Fitness

The Last Word
Morning Musume VS Shocker

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