As it is the end of year, I take this time to reflect on all that I can remember about this year. There’s no way I can remember the sheer amount of things that happen over the course of like 350+ days unless it sticks out. And this will be an overview of what stuck out for me. The review is separated into early winter, spring, summer and fall/winter seasons. Long post, but that’s only because I have a lot to say about some things and I like writing a lot. By the by, those links sprinkled here and there are links to the relevant post I made over this year.
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Tags: 10th Anniversary, 2009, 2010, Admiral Ackbar, Anime Expo, Arihara Kanna, Buono!, Buono! 2, C-ute, Dragonball Evolution, Elder Club, GAME, Gee, Graduation, Hamasaki Ayumi, Hangry & Angry, Hello! Party, Hello! Project, Hello! Store USA, Kago Ai, kayo, Kusumi Koharu, m-flo, Michael Jackson, Mitsuwa, Morning Musume, MY BOY, Nanchatte Renai, Next Level, Obama, Perfume, Platinum 9 Disc, POLYSICS, Rule, Sakura-Con, SNSD, SONGS, Stockholm, Subgroups, TRAP, Triangle, Umeda Erika, Zero Gravity
Categories : Arihara Kanna, Ayumi Hamasaki, Buono!, C-ute, Hello! Project, J-Pop, J-Rock, K-Pop, Morning Musume, Movies, Music, Perfume, POLYSICS, Reviews, SNSD, Umeda Erika, Wonder Girls
I like variety. I really like variety. That’s why I have a variety of likes and dislikes. But I find myself very hypocritical in this sense. Because while I do like variety, change, and experimentation; there are lots of times where I am frustrated that someone/thing is changing beyond my likes.
The term “bootstrap” apparently means to start a calculation and use this result as a basis for the next calculation (which would’ve been impossible without the first calculation) and continue this until you are at the desired answer. At least this is what it means according to my Chemical Bonding professor. That’s one crazy guy man… At any rate, while I was sitting bored in class I thought of “Musical Bootstrapping”. And from there I just thought of a lot of stuff… but that’s typical of me. By the time I was nearly finished writing this, I just decided to change the name of the post to the current title to better reflect the subject at hand. It also has a nice ring to it that sounds like what I’m trying to convey. But “bootstrap” is too good of a term to pass up.
A lot of my preferences in music and entertainment come from this kind of bootstrapping. I want to call it bandwagoning but I really don’t know the “proper” term for it. It’s like when you wiki “Theodore Roosevelt” and you end up at “The Battle of Jabiim” (Star Wars event, for those who don’t know). Or like when you youtube “Morning Musume Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari” and somehow you end up watching a Pokemon battle from the latest episode of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. All those intermediates between the beginning and the end are what sprout out to be my web of interests. And I am fascinated that this is the case with music.
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Tags: BoA, Clazziquai Project, Hamasaki Ayumi, Lisa, m-flo, MONKEY MAJIK, SEAMO, SNSD, Taku Takahashi, VERBAL, Wonder Girls, Yoshida Brothers
Categories : J-Pop, Music
Now for Tuesday we are going a bit out of my usual pop region. We’re going to go into some Japanese rap. Well, to be more exact it’s part pop and part rap. And when I think about such songs that would fit into the description, I think of m-flo! Today’s song is “let go” by m-flo loves YOSHIKA.
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Tags: Ballad, J-rap, let go, m-flo, Taku, VERBAL, YOSHIKA
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