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168 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
#53 Drinking The LA Water at TWICE's 4th World Tour Encore
The Selective Hearing staff with special guests Ping and Hiro go over their weekend seeing TWICE at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Disclaimer: As always, any opinions expressed by the participants of this discussion are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff. Like, comment, follow and subscribe. Thanks in advance! Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music and Audible Opening May 14 - TWICE 4th World Tour III Encore Night 1 Greg & Ping pre-show thoughts part 1 Greg, Allen & Ping pre-show thoughts part 2 May 15 - TWICE 4th World Tour III Encore Night 2 Greg & Allen pre-show thoughts part 1 Greg, Allen & Ping pre-show thoughts part 2 Greg & Hiro post-show thoughts (Please excuse the audio, we were in a busy diner.) May 28 - TWICE 4th World Tour III Encore Wrap Up Introduction What have you been up to? What are you drinking? Topic 1: How Did it Feel to be in LA Finally free from Canada/Texas Things you did Places you went to Food you ate Topic 2: Quick Comparisons Similarities/Differences from the other Concerts Ping and Allen quickly go over the similarities/differences between the live tour concerts and the Encore concerts VIP, sound check, fireworks etc. Topic 2.5: Greg’s Initial Thoughts First Impressions Spoiled by the VIP Experience Did you like the presentation and setlist? Who stood out to you among the members? Topic 3: Day 1 - Minuses and Pluses What did you not like about Day 1? What did you like about Day 1? Topic 4: Day 2 - Minuses and Pluses What did you not like about Day 2? What did you like about Day 2? Topic 5: Closing Thoughts on the Weekend and What is Next for TWICE? Closing Comments Goodbyes Follow Us: Selective Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
69 minutes | May 4, 2022
#52: LIVE from New York, It’s TWICE 4th World Tour ‘III’ Concert Reactions
Ep 52: LIVE from New York, It's TWICE 4th World Tour 'III' Concert Reactions Recorded on February 26 and 27, 2022 Episode Summary The gang at Selective Hearing get together live in New York for TWICE 4th World Tour 'III' Concert. We are hyped before and after the show as we start with our live thoughts from the concert floor. We follow up the next day with our thoughts and reactions after Night 1 of the concert. Disclaimer: As always, any opinions expressed by the participants of this discussion are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff. Like, comment, follow and subscribe. Thanks in advance! Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music and Audible Show Notes: Introduction Topic 1: Pre-show Thoughts Topic 2: After Soundcheck Topic 3: TWICE in NY Night 1 Post Concert Thoughts and Reactions Guest Introductions Comparing the Los Angeles shows to New York New York Concert Expereince Our thoughts about TWICE Goodbyes and Thank You! Instrumental Tracks by WONNIE THE WORLD Links Mentioned: Selective Hearing's 2021 Year-End Recap Arama! Japan: News Coverage of Japanese Pop Culture TakeoRey's Twitch Channel Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook This episode is dedicated to our friend and anyone else struggling with their mental health. If you or a loved one needs assitance or help, a good resource is MentalHealth.gov
124 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
#51: Farewell 2021 & TWICE Ticketmaster Waiting Room
Ep 51: Farewell 2021 & TWICE Ticketmaster Waiting Room Recorded on January 1, 2022 Episode Summary The gang at Selective Hearing discuss our lives in 2021, what we enjoyed and what we did not enjoy during the year. We also discuss our experience buying tickets for the TWICE 4th World Tour 'III' and the struggles that came. Disclaimer: As always, any opinions expressed by the participants of this discussion are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff. Like, comment, follow and subscribe. Thanks in advance! Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music and Audible Show Notes: Introduction What are you pimping? (i.e. socials, web sites, other projects) Topic 1: How Was Your 2021? Was 2021 an extension of 2020 for you? Did you try anything different this year, new hobbies etc? Any big changes or challenges this year? Topic 2: What Did You Like in 2021? Favourite music acts and/or songs/albums Favourite movies and/or TV shows Favourite online concerts Favourite video games Anything else you want to gush over Topic 3: What Did You NOT Like in 2021? Vent on what you didn't like or was a disappointment in entertainment in 2021 Topic 4: TWICE Ticketmaster Waiting Room What were your thoughts when TWICE announced a World Tour? What was your game plan for buying tickets? What actually happened? (2000+) Did you try for Round 2? What do you hope to see in the concert? (If you have avoided spoilers) Topic 5: To 2022 and Beyond What word or phrase best describes 2022 to you? What are you looking forward to in 2022? Closing Comments Goodbyes and Thank You! Music: THE FEELS and I CAN'T STOP ME Covers by Darnu-Pop K-Pop and VideogamesLinks Mentioned: Selective Hearing's 2021 Year-End Recap Arama! Japan: News Coverage of Japanese Pop Culture TakeoRey's Twitch Channel Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook If you like what you heard and want to support us, you can buy us a cup of coffee! Stay Safe, Wear Your Mask!
179 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
#50: A Farewell to IZ*ONE
Ep 50: A Farewell to IZ*ONE Recorded on March 21, 2021 Episode Summary Every begining has an end. Selective Hearing's Greg and Allen get together with special guest, Ellis Tan of LSTkpop as we discuss IZ*ONE and their final concert, One, The Story, as well as their disbandment. Join us as we open up about our thoughts on IZ*ONE and how the group has influenced us in the last 2.5 years. All the feels! Disclaimer: As always, any opinions expressed by the participants of this discussion are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff. For exclusive photos and memes, listen with OVERCAST. Like, comment, follow and subscribe. Thanks in advance! Show Notes:Introductions Say hi, rep where you from and what you drinking Promote your socials, sites, etc. Topic 1: Pre Concert When this concert was announced there was a lot of speculation about what this could mean for the future of IZ*ONE. Were they going to be extended for another 1 or 2 years? Would their status be changed to permanent? Did you believe that IZ*ONE had a chance to go beyond their contracted 2.5 years as rumored or were you accepting the reality that this was the end for them? When tickets were released did you buy a 1 or 2-day pass? If 2-day, what were your expectations for the concert? Different set lists More unit stages Surprise announcements Other Did you end up buying concert merch? If so, what did you pre-order and how big of a dent did you put into your credit card? Topic 2: ONE, THE STORY What were your thoughts on the setup of these concerts? Did you prefer the subdued approach of ONE, THE STORY or would you have rather IZ*ONE go all out like they did for ONEIRIC THEATER? What improvements were made to make the viewing experience better compared to ONEIRIC THEATER? The set lists for these concerts were structured in a way that celebrated the short legacy of IZ*ONE. Do you think they managed to fit everything that fans would have wanted into 2 days or were you wanting more when it was all over? Please tell us about your favorite moments and/or performances from this 2-day concert. The first day gave the IZ*ONE members an opportunity to thank each other for all they have done together. The second day allowed them to express their gratitude to their fans, and everyone who helped and supported them on their 2.5 year journey. Were you already crying by the time these moments arrived? If not, at what point did your floodgates open? Which member’s speech moved you the most? What were your thoughts on this 2-day concert as a whole? Was this a fitting end for IZ*ONE given the limitations brought upon them because of the circumstances in the world? TOPIC 3: Looking Forward Which members have the best chance of succeeding outside of IZ*ONE? For those who have been rumored to join other groups, what is the likelihood they will? Which members are going to have a hard time making it outside of IZ*ONE? What do you think the Japanese members should do when they return to Japan? Stick it out within the 48 system or graduate immediately and go back to Korea? TOPIC 4: The End Give us your thoughts on IZ*ONE and what they have meant to you. Which of the following quotes do you believe sums up your feelings about saying goodbye to IZ*ONE the best? “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.” – Ritu Ghatourey “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” – Trey Parker “So long, and thanks for all the fish!” – Douglas Adams Say goodbye to the listeners. Panorama 8 Bit Cover by 정훈남JHN STUDIO Links Mentioned: LSTkpop YouTube Channel LSTkpop Instagram LSTkpop Twitter TakeoRey's Twitch Channel Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook If you like what you heard and want to support us, you can buy us a cup of coffee! Stay Safe, Wear Your Mask!
120 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
#49: Looking Back On 2020
Ep 49: Looking Back On 2020 Recorded on December 28, 2020 Episode Summary As we head into our 15th year anniversary, Selective Hearing's Greg and Allen get together with special guest, Ellis Tan of LSTkpop. Join us on a little slice of life episode of the podcast as we celebrate a little Festivus, discuss what happened in our lives in 2020, what forms of media we enjoyed, and what we look forward to in 2021. Disclaimer: As always, any opinions expressed by the participants of this discussion are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff. For exclusive photos and memes, listen with OVERCAST. Like, comment, subscribe. Thanks in advance! Show Notes: Introduction What are you drinking? What are you pimping? (i.e. socials, web sites, other projects) Topic 1: How Was Your 2020? How were you affected by COVID-19? What life changes did you have to make in order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and sane amongst the insanity? If the pandemic had never hit what were your plans or goals for 2020? Were you able to find a way to achieve your goals despite all the craziness going on in the world? Since time has slowed down considerably this year did you take the opportunity to invest your time into doing stuff you put off? If so, what did you end up doing? How are you otherwise? Topic 2: The Airing of Grievances Before we get into celebrating the good that was in 2020 we must first exorcise our demons and bitch about the bad in order to cleanse ourselves. For those unfamiliar with the Airing of Grievances please refer to the video below: https://youtu.be/1l8Eag9CAFk?t=37 For our purposes, we will not lash out at each other but at the artists, we believe have let us down with less than stellar efforts at entertaining us. And of course, anything else we feel deserves to be the object of our wrath Topic 3: What Did You Like This Year? Favorite music acts and/or songs/albums Favorite movies and/or TV shows Favorite online concerts Favorite video games Anything else you want to gush over Topic 4: To 2021 and Beyond What word or phrase best describes 2020 to you? Besides a COVID-19 vaccine what are you looking forward to in 2021? 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of Selective Hearing. What are you going to do to celebrate this milestone? Closing Comments Goodbyes Videogame Themes by Darnu-Pop Links Mentioned: LINK: LSTkpop YouTube Channel LINK: LSTkpop Instagram LINK: LSTkpop Twitter LINK: TakeoRey's Twitch Channel Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook If you like what you heard and want to support us, you can buy us a cup of coffee! Stay Safe, Wear Your Mask!
137 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
#48: IZ*ONE Oneiric Theater Online Concert Review
Ep 48: IZ*ONE Oneiric Theater Online Concert Review Recorded on September 19, 2020 Episode Summary Selective Hearing's Greg and Allen get together with special guest, Ellis Tan of LSTkpop. We take a deep dive look and review IZ*ONE's first online concert, Oneiric Theater. What did we like, what annoyed us, was it worth the money? How did it compare to other online concerts this year in 2020? Disclaimer: We recorded this podcast using Discord and the program Craig + Eunnicastr. Let us know how it sounds. For exclusive photos and memes, listen with OVERCAST. Like, comment, subscribe. Thanks in advance! Show Notes: Intros, What are You Drinking?, What would you like to promote? What was your excitement level for Oneiric Theater? Is this your first streaming concert? What have you watched before, what was the experience (stream quality, audio quality, etc)? How Did You Watch the Concert? What was your set up? What did you think of the Twitch-like setup? *CONCERT BREAKDOWN* ONEIRIC DIARY STAGES BALLAD STAGES UNIT STAGES ORANGE CARAMEL - Catellena - Wonyoung, Hyewon, Chaewon Park Ji Yoon - Adult Ceremony - 01 Line Red Velvet Irene & Seulgi - MONSTER - Sakura, Eunbi Kehlani - Gangsta - Chaeyeon, Yena, Yujin LIVE BAND STAGES QUIZLAND ENCORE Was the concert worth $30? Any improvements that could have been made? Will you be getting the Blu-Ray? Closing Comments Goodbyes Links Mentioned: LINK: LSTkpop YouTube LINK: LSTkpop Instagram LINK: LSTkpop Twitter LINK: Lovelyz - Obliviate (Selective Hearing Remix) LINK: JYP duet with SUNMI - When We Disco (Selective Hearing Remix) Follow Us: Selective Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook If you like what you heard and want to support us, you can buy us a cup of coffee! Stay Safe, Wear Your Mask!
87 minutes | May 12, 2020
#47: 500+ Days of IZ*ONE, FIESTA TIME!
Ep 47: 500+ Days of IZ*ONE, FIESTA TIME! Recorded on March 14, 2020 Episode Summary The Selective Hearing Staff gets together and gives their raw feelings and critiques on FIESTA and the state of IZ*ONE's future as well as other K-Pop randomness. Disclaimer: We recorded this podcast using Discord and the program Craig + Eunnicastr. Let us know how it sounds. For exclusive photos and memes, listen with OVERCAST. Like, comment, subscribe. Thanks in advance! Pictures courtesy of Selective Hearing. Show Notes: Intros and What Are You Drinking? Quickly address the voting controversy and hiatus Three months later, was it worth the wait? FIESTA What did you like? What didn’t you like? What about that choreography? Who has the best hair? Who had the worst hair? Best live costumes? LINK: FIESTA Live Perfomance Costumes BLOOM*IZ What other songs stood out, which were your favorites? Where does FIESTA rank among all the February releases? LINK: February 2020 Releases Our thoughts on other February K-Pop singles; EVERGLOW, Cherry Bullet, Rocket Punch, LOONA , DREAMCATCHER, BTS etc. Where does FIESTA rank among IZ*ONE singles? IZ*ONE Exceeds 400k on Hanteo 200312 IZONE's BLOOMIZ is the 1st girl group album that exceed 400k copies sold on Hanteo IZ*ONE Near 2mil Worldwide 200312 IZ*ONE Album Sales: Gaon+Oricon = 1,658,308 | Gaon+Billboard = 1,982,580 IZ*ONE’s Future Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo Steps Down As IZ*ONE’s Producer Swing Entertainment Confirmed To Join Off The Record Entertainment In Co-Managing IZ*ONE NOTE: There were some mix-ups between NIZI Project and some other JYP projects in this section. Don't get over excited about this misunderstanding. Goodbyes and Ending Links Mentioned: LINK: Greg's Review of BLOOM*IZ LINK: Snap2Official: NCT127 at The Houston Rodeo LINK: Eve Pink Shop Follow Us: Selective Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Stay Safe, Stay Home!
20 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
#46: ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour in Houston Review
Ep 46: ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour in Houston Review Episode Summary Allen and special guests, Ben (Flypflop) and Ariel join forces to talk all about ITZY. Part one of this episode is our pregame portion where we talk about what to expect from ITZY in concert. Part two is our ITZY concert review minutes after the end of the show. ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour has hit Houston and there has been a lot of pent up hype. Get our super raw point of view as we go over what this concert means to us and other K-Pop fans here in Houston. What did we like about the showcase overall? Did we get kicked out duringg the show?!? Give the podcast a listen and find out! For exclusive photos and memes, listen with OVERCAST. Thanks in advance! Pictures courtesy of Selective Hearing. Show Notes: Pregame Allen and Ben discuss our history on ITZY, the venue and our seats at the show, and what expectations we had going into the ITZY Showcase. Showcase Review Ariel joins Allen and Ben as we go over the show, our favorite moments, the fans etc. Ariel asks us about comparing ITZY to previous idol shows we've attended as Ben and I reminisce back to other J-Pop and K-Pop concerts. How did we find out about ITZY? Links Mentioned: LINK: TakeoRey's Top 30 K-Pop Songs of 2019 TWITTER: Flypflop INSTAGRAM: TakeoRey Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
52 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
#45: SEVENTEEN ‘Ode To You’ In Houston Pregame And Concert Review
Ep 45: SEVENTEEN 'Ode To You' in Houston Pregame and Concert Review Episode Summary Allen and special guest Annabelle join forces to talk all about SEVENTEEN. Part of this episode one is our Pregame portion where we talk about what to expect from SEVENTEEN in concert. Part two is our SEVENTEEN concert review minutes after the end of the show. SEVENTEEN Ode To You Tour has hit Houston and there has been a lot of pent up hype. Get our super raw point of view as we go over what this concert means to us and other K-Pop fans here in Houston. What did we like about the concert overall? Do we still have our hearing after being around thousands of screaming fangirls? Give the show a listen and find out! Thanks in advance! Pictures courtesy of Selective Hearing. @KCONUSA @Selec_Hear Show Notes: Pregame Allen and Annabelle discuss what the expect from the SEVENTEEN concert. Concert Review We go over the show, our seats, the visuals, the acoustics, the fans etc. Should you go see SEVENTEEN live in concert? Links Mentioned: PODCAST: Bellinissima My Personal Pensieve TWITCH: Bellinissima Life Stream Instagram: TakeoRey Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
68 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
#44: KCON LA 2019 - Concert Recap
Ep 44: First Time at KCON LA 2019 - Concert Recap Episode Summary Greg and Allen join forces to cover KCON LA. In this episode, we recap both nights of the concert as well as our overall thoughts on KCON LA. For the both of us, this was our first time attending KCON, both as press and as fans. Get a fresh perspective as we go over who we were excited to see live in concert and who impressed us the most. Which night did we prefer over the other? Do we still have our hearing after being around thousands of screaming fangirls? Give the show a listen and find out! Thanks in advance! Pictures courtesy of KCON and Selective Hearing. @KCONUSA @Selec_Hear Show Notes: KCON LA: DAY THREE Our recap of KCON LA Concert Night 1. Which groups impressed us the most. KCON LA: DAY FOUR This was pretty much fromis_9CON for us. How did we split coverage for fromis_9? While we were waiting on Night 2 of the concert, who were we excited to see live? GREG'S KCON LA Concert Night 2 Recap What did Greg think of Night 2? Who impressed Greg the most? GREG'S KCON LA 2019 Recap What are his biggest takewaywas from the event? What advice can he give to those interested in going to KCON? ALLEN'S KCON LA Concert Night 2 Recap What did Allen think of Night 2? Who impressed Allen the most? ALLEN'S KCON LA 2019 Recap What are his biggest takewaywas from the event? What advice can he give to those interested in going to KCON? Links Mentioned: VIDEO: MOMOLAND at KCON LA 2019 VIDEO: fromis_9 at KCON Beauty Station Greg's Event Report: KCON LA 2019 EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Images from the Con Floor, the Red Carpet Event, Meet and Greet, and the M Countdown Concerts Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
77 minutes | Aug 31, 2019
#44: KCON LA 2019 - Convention Recap
Ep 44: KCON LA 2019 - Convention Recap Recorded the week of August 14 Episode Summary Greg and Allen join forces to cover KCON LA. This is our first time attending KCON, both as press and as fans. Find out what we did when we arrived in Los Angeles to get ready for the convention. Get a fresh perspective as we go over which panels we visited and what we thought about the convention. Did we run into any of the KCON celebrities on the con floor? Did we see any world famous celebrities in the wild wandering around in LA? Give the show a listen and find out! Thanks in advance! Show Notes: KCON LA: DAY ZERO What we did before the official KCON happened. We talk about our plans KCON and what panels we want to visit Who are we most excited for during the concert? KCON LA: DAY ONE We did a lot of shopping! Where did we hit up and what K-Pop goods did we buy? Picking up our badges and our KCON merchandise issues. Hanging out with our Cali friends and celebrities. KCON LA: DAY TWO What were your overall impressions with the KCON exhibit hall layout? We hit up the IZ*ONE Fanclub Panel. What did we think about meeting other fans and playing games? We also hit up the fromis_9 Fanclub Panel, Team OTR! What did we think about meeting other fans and playing games? Dance Workshop and running into MOMOLAND! Running into Yabuki Nako and Miyawaki Sakura from IZ*ONE (HKT48) at Target! Links Mentioned: Korean Pop Culture Fans Take Over Downtown Los Angeles with over 100,000 in Attendance at KCON 2019 LA Greg's Event Report: KCON LA 2019 EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Images from the Con Floor, the Red Carpet Event, Meet and Greet, and the M Countdown Concerts Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
59 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
#43: Live from G1 Climax 29 Day One in Dallas
Ep 43: Live from G1 Climax 29 Day One in Dallas Recorded July 5th and 7th, 2019 Episode Summary Allen and his wrestling friends pop their NJPW cherries and attend the opening day of the G1 in Dallas. This is all our first time seeing a New Japan Pro Wrestling show live and in person. We get different perspectives ranging from hardcore NJPW fans, casual NJPW fans to female and first time fans. How are our hype levels? Find out our thoughts. Pardon our audio, the first part was in our hotel and the second part was recorded while chilling at a Starbucks. Thanks in advance! Show Notes: Before the Show We are on the Road Destined For Dallas to see the first round of the G1 Climax 29. How are you feeling right now? Is this your first NJPW live event? What are you expecting being there live versus watching on AXS TV or on NJ World? What matches are you looking forward to on Saturday? To those who went to the Meet and Greet What were your experiences being there? Did you get any pics with any of the wrestlers at the Meet and Greet? After the Show What were your overall impressions? Fans: crowd reactions, how did it smell? Match of the night? How did we do on our picks? Will you want to see another NJPW show live? Would you travel to Japan to see another show? What would you say to people thinking about wanting to see NJPW? Links Mentioned: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS from the G1 Climax in Dallas AXSTV New Japan Pro Wrestling New Japan Pro Wrestling Follow Us: Selective-Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook
117 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
#42: No Sousenkyo? Is This The End of an Era in 48G?
Ep 42: No Sousenkyo? Is This the End of an Era in 48G? Recorded March 17, 2019 Episode Summary The Selective Hearing staff gather to discuss the big news coming from AKS, no more yearly General Election for the girls in 48 Group. How does this change the future of 48G? Find out our thoughts. Show Notes: Introductions What are you working on? What are you drinking? What were your initial thoughts? What do you think was the reasoning for it? Sasshi thinks they shouldn’t do it in the middle of a scandal - do you think this was the main/only reasoning? Why or why not? Graduations Scandals (internal) Scandals (external) Which group is impacted most by the announcement? What girls do you think benefited/was hurt most? And what sort of event should take place of Sousenkyo? Was it even a cash cow for AKB? Favorite Sousenkyo Moments ONE PER PERSON! Rise of 46 Nogi is replacing AKB48 in everything - is this the beginning of a shift? Possible no-show for 48G in Kouhaku What does this mean for the future of the Yasushi empire? Closing Thoughts Sources: AramaJapan: There Will be No AKB48 Senbatsu Election This Year AKB48 Daily: AKB48 NOT to Hold Election this Year News from the Official AKB48 website Follow us: Selective Hearing Website Twitter Instagram Facebook AramaJapan Selective Hearing: Interview with Perfume
29 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
#41: Live from WWE Elimination Chamber 2019
Selective Hearing's Allen goes live from WWE's Elimination Chamber 2019 with pre and post event discussion. Recorded On February 17, 2019 Introductions and Match Predictions We recorded the first part while getting drinks at a bar called The Rustic. We did not realize that there was going to be open mic for music when we recorded. Sorry! We still made our predictions! Post Elimination Chamber Thoughts On the drive back home, the crew decided to give us their immediate thoughts about the night and our overall impressions of Elimination Chamber.
107 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
#40: 100+ Days of IZONE
The Selective Hearing staff gathered to discuss IZONE's Japanese debut Suki to Iwasetai. The opinions expressed in this program are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff and/or our affiliates and partners. Recorded February 10th, 2019 100+ Days of IZ*ONEIntroductions What’s been going on? What are you drinking? Etc... Our Thoughts on Japanese Debut** Suki to Iwasetai on Feb 6th CD breakdowns Content: 3 MVs, high touch Launching with Kiss My Ft and Love Live singles Japan debut sales 190k Beating 48G sister groups latest singles first day Impressions - Suki to Iwasetai Impressions - B-sides Impressions - Japan Showcase Random Weird News International fans have adopted animals in Minjoo’s name Creator of kkt emoticon oktoon tries to give Wonyoung an iPhone Sakura met Irene from Red Velvet at ISAC and had #Sakuras1stWin trending for a day Allen’s IZ*ONE rankings as of Feb 7th Closing Thoughts on the First 100 Days
172 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
#39: Indoctrination to the IZ*ONE Infantry
The Selective Hearing staff and guest got together to talk about the result of the third season of Produce 101 (a.k.a. Produce 48) and the new K-Pop girl group that spawned from it called IZ*ONE. Introductions What you been up to? What are you working on for the site? Who are IZ*ONE? Quick history from Produce 48 Quick feelings on the Produce 48 finale Successes of IZ*ONE Highest First Week Sales by a Girl Group for their Debut Album La Vie En Rose Becomes K-Pop Group Debut MV With the Most Views in 24 Hours First win on M Countdown Fastest to win on an award show, winning in 10 days Social media blitz teasers, website, Vlive streams, Youtube videos (IZ*One Chu daily countdown videos etc) Debut show COLOR*IZ Show Con sold out in under a minute Successful live stream of COLOR*IZ Show Con on YouTube IZ*ONE CHU reality show WI*ZONE and whales IZ*ONE Controversies Lack of physical CD inventory in both Korea and Japan. Staggered releases on streaming services, region locked via country location. Kang Hyewon intro on Idol Room promoting Attack on Titan Season 3 Petition to ban IZ*ONE from appearing on Music Bank “We’re In Love, RIght?” Deemed unfit for broadcast twice? La Vie En Rose was Originally CLC’s Song Who Would You Replace Game A girl is named from the Produce 48 finalists and you have to replace her with one of the current IZ*ONE members. Who would you replace and why? IZ*ONE TRIVIA How many questions can you guess correctly? Closing Future hopes for IZ*ONE Say your goodbyes!
109 minutes | Jun 9, 2018
#38: AKB48’s 10th World Senbatsu Sousenkyo Predictions
The Selective Hearing staff and a special guest gathered to discuss AKB48’s 10th World Senbatsu Sousenkyo and make bold predictions on the final results. We claim no responsibility for any monetary losses you may incur based on our bullshit. Remember, the opinions in this podcast are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff and our partners/affiliates. Panel Questions Is This Really A “World Senbatsu”? Theater no longer accepts foreign credit cards Chinese fans use prepaid debit, so this does not affect them Other fans are stuck with Buyee, which has a guarantee on when CDs get shipped to them Amex is still accepted Japanese phone numbers are needed to verify that no fans vote multiple times with a single mobame account Mention the sister groups participating and those that aren’t JKT48 declined because of Ramadan Tons of BNK girls not in as well as a few of TPE girls At least the website is nice – https://www.akb48.co.jp/sousenkyo53rd Notable girls not participating Teacher Teacher Sells 2.5 Million WTF? How is this possible? I thought 48G was declining? Your feelings about Teacher Teacher single he impact this will have on this year’s election Livetream thoughts HKT stream constant buffering. Reactions from other group streams Predictions Biggest surprises Kami 7? Top 3? What will be the shocking surprise for #1 this year Quiz Time!
122 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
#37: Wrestlemania 34 Prognosticating
The Selective Hearing wrestling crew gather to discuss Wrestlemania 34. We had no script for this and were basically were talking out of our asses for the entire 2 hours. What we generally covered was the following: Will the Undertaker face John Cena? If so, in which incarnation will he return as? Predictions for NXT Takeover: New Orleans and who might be moving up to the main roster after Wrestlemania. How long will the Wrestlemania kickoff show be? What matches we think will be on the Wrestlemania kickoff and what will be on the main show. Which battle royale are we looking forward to the most? The male or female one? Predicting the outcomes of all the championship matches. Who will Braun Strowman’s mystery partner be? If Shane McMahon is unable to compete who will Daniel Bryan’s partner be? Overall hype level for Wrestlemania 34 As always the opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of Selective Hearing’s affiliates or the other contributors to the site.
209 minutes | Jul 2, 2017
#36: AKB48 49th Single Sousenkyo Fallout Pt. 2
The Selective Hearing staff gather to analyze the rankings in AKB48’s 49th Single Sousenkyo. The opinions expressed in this broadcast do not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff/contributors, our partners and/or affiliates. UPCOMING GIRLS Matsuoka Hana takes the title of Ms. Irrelevant. Guess we were wrong on that one. Who are you more sad about? Mogi diving hard or Tani Marika dropping again? FUTURE GIRLS Yamaguchi Maho, toothy but pretty girl. Those who know more about her, tell us her story. Oguri Yui ranks and she doesn’t like her nickname. So cute yes? After opting out last year Tanigawa returns to the land of the ranked members. Were you crying tears of joy? Tanaka Natsumi makes significant gains. Are you happier for her or for the other 2 members who made similar moves up the ladder? Kitagawa makes absolutely no movement this year. She looked pretty disappointed in her lack of anything. What are your thoughts? NEXT GIRLS UNDERGIRLS Oba Mina takes the coveted scandal ranking of #26. What will her second scandal be? Or will she just repeat what she did before? Mukaichi becomes the only senbatsu member from last year to rank down. Is it because she turned heel in Tofu Pro Wrestling or is there a more plausible reason for this downswing of momentum? Two members had large jumps in ranking from last year. Which one do you think deserved the mega push? The big event coming out of this ranking group was Sutou Ririka announcing her engagement to an unknown person. What was your reaction to this? Is she trolling or is it the real deal? How bad did you feel for Minegishi having to follow up that? SKE48’s resident senior citizen returns to the Undergirls. Is she fated to be Undergirls forever? SENBATSU Honma Hinata (NGT48 TEAM N3) Who? The only Honma known to most casuals is the one who does the Kokeshi in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Another 2 large leaps in ranks from Yoshida Akari and Ogino Yuka with the latter failing to make enough gains to take #1. Are you disappointed that Ogino’s fans were unable to keep her on top or is this more than respectable showing moving 90 places up in rank? Okay, admit it. Ogino Yuka made you cry with her speech about never giving up and living your dreams. Is she John Cena’s catch phrase in idol form? Shiroma Miru becomes the new Watanabe Miyuki. Do you see her moving up past #12 in the years to come (assuming she doesn’t graduate)? Did you celebrate for Yoshida Akari? Miyawaki Sakura does not generate enough votes to get past #4. Are you happy that she is stuck in limbo or sad she didn’t get higher? The top 3 remain the same this year as expected. Matsui Jurina seems to be entrenched in the forever third spot. Is she destined to stay here until she finally gives up and stops entering the election? Watanabe Mayu announces her graduation. How many fans do you think are done with AKB once she leaves? What do you think her future career will be? Actress? JAV? Both? Sashihara Rino breaks vote count records again. There is the assumption that she is throwing shade at Mayu after complimenting Jurina on her willingness to do battle again next year. Do you believe that is the case or are people reading way into things? What did you think of the awkward hug between Mayu & Sasshi. Did you secretly wish they just kissed? Should they just retire Sasshi’s senbatsu election jersey next year? She seems pretty unstoppable until she decides to not take part anymore. FINAL THOUGHTS What do you think was the biggest story coming out of this event? Outdoor portion gets rained out and AKS is forced to scramble to Plan B. Suto Ririka drops a bomb and announces she’s getting married Watanabe Mayu announces her graduation Sashihara Rino breaks vote count again
83 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
#36: AKB48 49th Single Sousenkyo Fallout Pt. 1
Election Observations This year’s outdoor event was cancelled due to weather. According to pictures posted from the venue there was going to be a big waterslide used during the concert. Reports from members also indicated the return of disgusting bikinis. When the official cancellation announcement was made fan rage came quick and fast. Who do you believe had the most right to be upset? People who bought tickets/JTB travel packs?Fans who invested heavily financially in votes?Overseas fans.None of the above. Did you think all of the rage was was warranted? How much do you think this cancellation & its fallout will hurt the 48 brand? Sashihara Rino did not hold back on her opinion that this year’s event was poorly planned. Do you agree with her assessment? Despite the weather stoppage of the outdoor concert the election itself was held in a community center. Fans in Okinawa were able to watch the voting results via CCTV in the tent area that was to serve as the dressing room for outdoor event. Was this an okay consolation prize for fans who attended? What did you think of this smaller scale sousenkyo? Was the lack of fans inside the building apparent? Actually hearing the other members cheer and applaud rather than old men was rather refreshing wasn’t it? Them NGT and HKT girls sure got hype. Team 8 gets more member ranks this year. Did they make you (and Toyota) proud of their accomplishments? Do you think any of them will get some free cars out of this? Your thoughts on this year’s ugly chair? FUGLY or just over the top enough for this event?
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