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bingo_a: (14)
 There's some Japanese albums out, or that will be coming out, that I'm interested in hearing.  So I pulled up my bookmarks to find my Jmusic dl sites and subsequently found out that they're gone.  I guess I picked the right time to lose interest bc if Japan is going to srsly make it that difficult to listen to their music, then I give up.  IMagine realizing that on the same day that Namie Amuro, JPop queen, announces she's gonna retire next year.

But check out all the ways Japan forcefully LIMITS a foreigner's ability to listen to their music:

- Can't buy anything digitally at iTunes or Amazon without jumping through hoops

- IMporting shit is more or less expensive af depending on the yen conversion

- Limited selection on Spotify and just like the digital dl places, there's a separate Spotify Japan that you can't access

- Now they're apparently cracking down on downloads

Yeah so, honestly, I more or less give up.  There's a few albums I have interest in hearing, which I'll probably either buy or hit up PSCK, which makes me wonder about that service and how legal it is and if it isn't, when will IT be cracked down on.  Those albums are really just Junno, Spyair and UVERworld lol.  I've been going on a deleting spree too for my harddrive music bc I started to realize that I'm probably not going to listen to at least half of it ever again.

Idk if this is the fault of Kpop or if I just got tired over being an OCD hoarder of music that i listen to once and be like YAS and then never touch it again lol.

IN Kpop news though, GOT7 is coming back next month and I'm at once excited and apprehensive.  I still feel like the Jackson thing hasn't revealed its ending yet.  I hope not, but...

I was trying to figure out how EXO shot into my number one group spot, but I think I got it (shawty I got it).  Basically, I went into GOT7 and Pentagon with a clear bias and to this day, I still don't have anyone in either group that is even close to the members I bias.  GOT7 seem fairly close, but Pentagon aren't all that funny together probably bc they're not.  But EXO, I lowkey didn't like, or thought I didn't, so it was all music for awhile.  The only members I knew were Baekhyun, Lay and Kai.  I liked the former two bc of seeing them in shows.  But the more I got sucked in, it was never immediately clear who I stanned the most, and even now though it's Baek, Xiumin and Chen are bias wreckers extraordinaire and ofc I still like Lay and now Chanyeol and Sehun.  I don't exactly hate Kai, but I still sometimes forget Suho and DO exist lol.

I do this though, and especially with a group like EXO that I lowkey hated for some time.  I tried to avoid and insist that they weren't crawling up my bias list (creepin in your heart babe), but it didn't work and now look where I am lmao.

ah um ah

May. 20th, 2017 01:14 pm
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I honestly don't watch many MVs and I also rarely closely follow comebacks, unless it's a group I'm REALLY into, see: GOT7 lol. I'm more likely to watch the lives. The other thing, is when it comes to BTS, I only really know Rapmon, Suga and V by face lol. This is all preface to the other night when I randomly decided to just let Youtube play all their MVs in a row. I think I still missed a few, but I saw most of them. Tbh, none of them are that gripping, but since I like the songs, at the very least that was worth it.

First thing, the Boy in Luv MV hahah. I wanted to see if Omona had a cow about that, but apparently in 2014, people were less stupid about MV content. There were only a few twats complaining about "violence" or whatever. Today, come on, it would be 300 comments of BTS is canceled or something. Well, maybe not 300, bc I suspect that's why Omona's traffic has gone down. People got sick of SJW bullshit at every turn. 50 comments, ahahah.

Lol then I was watching War of Hormone I think it was, and I was like, dang, who's the cute kid in the red and black sweater. Then a thought occurred to me and I was like, oh man, plz don't be Jungkook, plz don't be...oh crap it's Jungkook. Yeah he was like 16 or 17 there. :x Fuck Kpop lol. Actually, that was the most amusing part of one of those old threads, was all the noona guilt. Like, you have to get over that or your music choices become really limited if you can't like any artists more than five years younger or something. But honestly, I know a lot of people like that.

In general, I don't really find Jungkook attractive though.  My biases in BTS are Suga, V and J-Hope in that order.  Just, in that MV lol.  Kpop just likes to remind you every now and then what a sinner you are.

Anyway, in drama news...I really love Suspicious Partner with Ji Chang Wook, but I'm not sure how I feel about Master of the Mask.  The acting is all good and everything, but I have NFI where the story is going.  It almost seems like it's being made up on the fly.  There's just a lot of running around, screaming and groveling lmao.  And poor L is constantly being tortured.  So yeah, I'm underwhelmed so far.  Tunnel is allegedly ending this weekend, but if DF and Viki are all stupid slow about subbing them I'mma be salty.

Japan wei

Apr. 14th, 2017 07:33 pm
bingo_a: (1)
 In my PSCK roamings today I ended up listening to FTISLAND's new Japanese album, or at least the first few songs, which were really good.  Wtf they have a huge disco between Japanese and Korean releases.  Idk I've always been biased against some of these "pretty boy" Korean rock bands bc they seem manufactured, like Kpop rock bands or something, but I guess they're not all that bad after all lol, albeit not doing anything super unique compared to the indie bands. ANYWAY, point being, I'm not overly impressed with them or anything, but they seemed enjoyable enough.  So I went to Spotify.  Ok so their Korean albums are available, but their Japanese ones are restricted.  I've encountered this before with other groups and it's like what the hell Japan?  Why are you ACTIVELY trying to limit who listens to your music?  How does this make sense at all?

I guess I sort of understand now fans who complained about Japan's lack of accessibility.  They definitely don't make it easy.  It's not even about knowing the language anymore either, it's about not LIVING there.  You're restricted from buying mp3s on iTunes or even Amazon and now listening to certain stuff on Spotify.  Oh and plus they block stuff on Youtube besides!  It's honestly really fucking stupid and I wish someone would explain to me what exactly they're trying to achieve.  Because I don't understand how more listeners and fans and customers is a bad thing??

Sadly I found a few other new bands on my PSCK adventure.  It's just neverending lol.  I should probably try CNBLUE next since I've already capitulated on FTISLAND.  I was previously into N.FLYING, but I thought I heard they were disbanding and their Japanese releases weren't that great anyway.

ETA - and other than the new Japanese one, FTISLAND's Japanese discography is completely underwhelming lol. In fact, I would even call it generic.  The Korean albums were better, if not exactly groundbreaking.
bingo_a: (7)
 That gun icon is appropriate.  I'm so fucking annoyed at my netbook because the Dropbox program or something keeps stalling on it and it doesn't sync my files so then I shut it down and get on my desktop computer and a bunch of shit hasn't updated and I'm just like asldkjflskjflksdj jinjja ugh.

I'm also really irritated at myself for not starting a particular project.  I have all these ideas and notes and whatnot, but for some reason I canNOT make myself start it and I want to throw something at myself.  Somehow lol. of the (many) reasons I like Suga is that he always seems to have this look like he's putting up with some shit and is not entirely happy about it.  Cracks me up.