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Hello from Hollywood
Posted on Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:46 am


Don Dio

Shiroten Performer
Shiroten Performer
Hello, everybody.

I discovered Scandal randomly on YouTube almost two years ago by looking up “hard rock band Japan” hoping I would discover someone new (it’s been a long time since Loudness premiered in the States, and I felt Japan was due to give us another good rock band). 

An icon of the girls’ faces came up, but I thought they were models in the video.  The song was “Shoujo S,” and I was blown away.  The video production was terrific, but the song was incredibly catchy and it rocked!  I checked out “Shunkan Sentimental” next, and then “Harakuze.”  Same thing-- I literally could not fall asleep that night because the songs were stuck in my head.  For the next week I got hooked playing every video I could possibly find off YouTube.

I’m a major rock nerd; been playing guitar for 35 years and have amassed a HUGE record/CD collection, etc.  Since I purchased all of Scandal’s digital albums (all at one time), it has been very hard for me to listen to much of anything else for too long.  It’s funny; Scandal is making me neglect thousands of albums I enjoy because they are so darn good.

Since I don’t understand Japanese I listen more intently to all the orchestration and instrumentation than any other band.  There are so many great nuances to their songs and performances, and it excites me to no end.  The best way I can express it is that even though I am slightly old enough to be their father, their music and everything about them makes me feel like a teenager.  I root for them like they are my own kids.

Sorry if this is a long introduction…

I have been checking into Scandal Heaven quite regularly for the last few months and decided it was time to join in.   I found out about Scandal Heaven when I went to my first Scandal show last year in Los Angeles at the House of Blues.  Although I got there early compared to most shows, the main floor was packed and there was no merchandise left.  I was told it was because of Scandal Heaven members.  Thank you.  Nonetheless, I had a great time and met a lot of great people who seem to discover the band the same way I did, and they had the same sense of awe about the band.

There is something very special about Scandal, and it’s nice to find a community that feels the same passion I do.  Looking forward to talking with you all in the forums.

Cheers.

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Re: Hello from Hollywood
Posted on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:11 am


Noodles

Global Moderator
Global Moderator
http://atarashiimusic.com
Welcome welcome! Good to see another LA member here! Im more from southern california but still! Good to meet you, read the rules and have fun! Happy


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Re: Hello from Hollywood
Posted on Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:20 am


Oritasu

Shiroten Performer
Shiroten Performer
Hi Don Dio =) welcome !
No problem we like long introductions over here 

Thankfully there isn't any age limit to enjoy music !
Haha this is the SCANDAL family then, if you're their dad, I can be their younger sister x)

I feel the same way, there is something special about their music. It's hard to explain but we feel it.
I think it's quite rare to see Japanese music with Japanese lyrics spread worldwide, so people probaly are sensitive to it as well.
They manage to speak to people's heart without words  TOJ Onion

How lucky you are =D ! It seems Los Angeles show was amazing !


Well then, have fun on the forum and see you around !


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Re: Hello from Hollywood
Posted on Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:47 am


tonymiller

International Performer
International Performer
Hi,

Welcome to the active side of SH !

We would all agree with you that Scandal are special and you dont need to understand Japanese to know that.

And dont worry about age, I am old enough to be their ojiisan ( Grandpa ) and have played bass guitar in British groups since the 1960's ( nobody famous )

Hope you have fun here Happy


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Re: Hello from Hollywood
Posted on Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:11 am


carlo7068

Caless Student
Caless Student
Hello!
I live near LA so it's always nice to meet a fellow Scandal Heaven member from California. 
Have fun!


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