A recent surprise find at the import section of the Country Club Tower Records
in Sacro has given me my first true taste of harder-edged J-rock
:There was a single copy of Kisou
;and though I'd only heard of Dir en grey
,I had to nab it on the way to work
on Thursday.I gave it a listen the same day I bought it(once I got home from work)and it actually sounded a lot better that most of the newer modern rock they play on the radio.The whole album has been uploaded to my trusty Gigabeat
,too.I may never figure otu how Makkun
is classified by some fans as J-rock though.Besides,I don't plan to change the "j-pop" tag in my entries to the generic "j-music" ever...
Well,with the recent manga stock-up offer at Borders Express
,I nabbed 6 volumes of School Rumble
(the first 5 import volumes they had plus the one domestic one)and the first 2 imported ones of Mamotte Shugogetten!
.Speaking of manga,ain't I glad I don't live in SoCal
.At least greater Sacro remains a Democrat stronghold...
Also,I've nabbed even more OOP CCS trading cards via Buy It Now
Congrats to the Kings
on their 8th straight postseason berth,which they clinched while tonight's game(a win)was still in progress...