I will be out of the country until the end of the month, but I have some articles in the pipeline for you to look forward to, namely an "Amusement Pack" review and the next installment of my Denpa editorial series. In the meantime, why not enjoy the following Haruko Momoi videos? Live performances of Japanese artists always stun me, their enthusiasm and stage mannerisms are exhilarating and unmatched, to say the least.
桃井はるこ・遠藤正明「Romantic summer -momo-i version-」
桃井はるこ「Sunday early morning」
See that guitar player on the left of the stage? That's me. Yeah... I wish ;) Both songs are killer and having played & performed for over 15 years now, I could easily fill in. By the way, that dude singing "Romantic Summer" in duet with her is none other than 遠藤正明 (Endou Masaaki) from the all-star JAM Project band. If performing side-by-side Haruko Momoi isn't proof enough to convince you of his utter badass status, the following video will. That's him performing "Pegasus Fantasy" (aka Saint Seiya OP, aka one of the best anime OP ever written) alongside the fucking man himself, 山田信夫 (Yamada Nobuo)