While spadoink and I sat on a patio drinking fruity drinks this afternoon we watched a line grow across the street from us. We couldn’t figure out from the crowd lining up exactly what the concert was supposed to be – a mix of middle-aged guys, six year old girls, and a whole bunch of asian teenagers. At one point Spad commented that it might be some asian pop group.

As it turns out, that’s exactly what it was – Puffy AmiYumi, an asian teen pop duo. I have actually seen two of their videos, on some music video show they play on CITY TV Sunday Mornings. I remember not being able to change the channel, the songs were just too painfully catchy.

To quote the bio on their website, Japanese Duo Puffy AmiYumi are more than just a chart topping group… much much more. They are, quite simply, a cultural phenomenon. Also, further down the bio is a quote from a critic from LA Weekly, “Puffy are a contemporary female version of the Monkees with the popularity of NSync and the homage/theft approach of ’90s pop-recombinant cult heroes the Pooh Sticks.”

We contemplated the creepiness of the older guys hanging out with the teen asian girls, but after a while I just didn’t want to think about it anymore. Just creepy.


  • mtbandit

    April 25, 2005 at 2:33 pm

    Cartoon Network shows the Puffy AmiYumi cartoon regularly.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      April 25, 2005 at 4:16 pm

      Alas, I have no cable and I am in Canada where they don’t give us cartoon network (sadly… Adult swim would be awesome.)

      • mtbandit

        April 25, 2005 at 5:27 pm

        Such a shame,. Though I’ve only seen Puffy AmiYumi once or twice. Not really my bag.