About

My name is Tyler Draper and I am the owner/operator of New Age Idols.

A little about myself and the involvement with idol music:

About two years ago, I stumbled upon a video on YouTube made by the FineBros. which produce react videos. 

I saw YouTubers React To BABYMETAL and it immediately drew my attention. I happened to watch the video a few times before I actually saw their music videos.



The first BABYMETAL video I saw was Gimme' Chocolate and it blew my mind. How could these at that time 16 year old (Suzuka Nakamoto) and a pair of 14 year old girls (Mizuno Yui and Kikuchi Moa) be jamming that hard and what is with those skeleton band members.



If I had known at that time what would have occurred in my life, I would've have seen them earlier. 

The list kept going on with the videos I saw of them, Megitsune, BABYMETAL Death, HeadBangya!, and Iine! (That Rap Though) also Ijime,Dame,Zettai. and I forgot Doki Doki Morning.

I found out they released a album a few months prior and bought it.

I learned that the skeleton band was a fake one and I saw the real one (Kami Band) which was a lot cooler and powerful. They are the ones in the BABYMETAL Death video above.

I got it in and listened to it constantly for a good two months before discovering that they were part of a bigger group named Sakura Gakuin or Cherry Blossom Academy in English.

After I saw the music video for their song Verishivu I knew I had to purchase some of their singles/albums.

After studying that group, I learned of a member named Muto Ayami who at that time was the Student Council President and I started to like her as a first impression oshimen.

First Impression Oshimen - noun; A member of a idol group that draws your attention immediately and gains your support

Anyways, I learned about member graduation and how to deal with that and chose a new member to support after Ayami graduated.

Then it transitioned to Nogizaka46 and then the 48 Groups and it goes back and forth every now and again between mainstream and independent groups.

Blogging wise, I wanted to use my talents as a writer in order to showcase my hobby which is listening to idols.

I actually saw on Facebook in the Sakura Gakuin thread of a man named James Reed. I read that he had his own idol blog named This Is Your Wake Up Call. I read some of his articles and I asked him  if I could join the group of idol bloggers like he was.

He gladly agreed and we became good friends. When he would post articles on his site, I would check the artist, so I wouldn't copy who he had on his.

Being a idol blogger has opened so many doors to myself in terms of getting to know some amazing people.

I have gotten some interviews from some very underrated idols which include Miniature Garden from Osaka, Japan, Nornir from Tokyo and also the social idol group Notall.

I not only got those chances but it gave me a opportunity to go visit Tokyo last April/early May in order to experience the idol culture and get to sight-see a  little bit.

I can't wait to see what this year has in store not only for me but for my readers and also the idols themselves.

So all in all, I have been doing this for about a year and a half and have had over 5000 page views in that time.

I honestly hope you read my articles and explore with me the wonderful world of idol music.







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