Saturday, April 18, 2009

And Since We're Talking About J-Pop


This is my absolute favorite song by my favorite Japanese band -- Oh, Penelope! -- that I discovered in Hong Kong about 15 years ago. I just listen to this and hear an Asian re-interpretations of the Beatles and 1000 years of Western culture in a much purer light. It just makes me happy trying to imagine what on earth the lyrics are about.

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10 Comments:

At 12:01 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Oh, you want J-Pop? We've got J-Pop! Just check my blog. Thanks for this...

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Joe - Why is it that I can bounce around to this and roll my eyes at Hannah Montana?

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Joe said...

An affectation?

Seriously, I'm not sure, but something about non-North American, little-known confections make them more fun....?

On second thought, what I said before: an affectation.

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Joe - Well, I also think rock and roll sounds better in Spanish, and I also love Norwegian pop. Not sure if they call that N-pop or not.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Wendy Nelson Tokunaga said...

I agree that some of the best pop music is in languages other than English, and especially in Japanese!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Wendy - I completely agree. Thanks for dropping by!

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Radreview said...

Speaking of Beatles influences, I think Tsunku of Hello! Project and Morning Musume fame is a prolific composer whose work echoes that of Lennon and McCartney.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rad - Thanks for those recommendations. You can never have too much J-Pop!

 
At 1:38 AM, Blogger WAT said...

Where's Yoko?

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

WAT - I love Yoko, but she's more Op than Pop, I think.

 

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