Hi guys! WOWW!!! its been like 2 months!!! i'm sooo inconsistent!!!
gahh ok well i can't make any promises but i'll definitely try to post more!
Ok well today, i felt the need to kinda do a post on my current obsession. which is the GazettE.
well actually, J-Rock in general has been the focus of most of my internet surfing sessions!
i've always liked Japanese fashion and culture, but until recently, i was more interested in the Korean music industry and all that good stuff.
so dont get me wrong, i still love Korean culture, food, music..etc. but Japan has really got a hold of me. back when i was an obsessed K-pop fangirl, i didnt even take the time to expand my music range, and for a period of about 3 years, i was all about K-pop. I was always about Korean this, Korean that...if it was Korean, i wanted it! It all started back in 8th grade until about the middle of my Junior year..yeah talk about obsession. But the korean music industry was different than how it is now. Back then, TVXQ was the thing! they were my obsession *literally* i was crazy about them! i bought a lot of their collectors items online. i have photobooks, albums, posters; you name it, i probably have it. So yeah they were the ones that made me really fall in love with Korean music...or so i thought.
i came to realize later that i didn't really LOVE their music....i loved their image. i was trapped by the false image of perfection and i really thought that i was in love with their "talent".
now again, dont get me wrong, they ARE super talented, but i really liked the way they LOOKED. and i didn't really realize how important that was until this past February, which is when i kinda transitioned from K-pop fangirl to J-rock lover.
Now i'm going to sort of compare K-pop and J-rock and tell you why i like j-rock better. so this is purely my personal opinion and i dont expect everyone to agree. but i thought i would let you know.
First of all...Kpop is fun; its upbeat and the artists are undeniably HOT and Sexy and CUTe. but......thats all that matters in the k-pop industry. as long as you have a likable face, a hot body and decent dancing skills, you're in! It doesnt matter if you can sing or not. now a perfect example of this would be Dara from 2ne1. i LOVE 2ne1 i think they are so fun and they are really about girl power which is awesome and i think that the other 3 members are very very talented. but Dara...just isn't. Shes a pretty good dancer, she can't really sing, but she's very cute! and yet shes very popular. i like her but i just dont think shes all that.
in k-pop its about how popular you can get and how many people you can get to like you!
there are groups like SNSD who i think could do without some members. i mean for Pete's sake, theres nine girls, i don't even know all their names!
well anyways. i feel like the music itself is often pointless and have no story and no moral.
it has no emotional significance. k-pop nowadays is basically just a good beat and a the most of the time, the lyrics are stupid and repetative. All k-pop songs are ALL about the SAME thing!! if the songs arent about how much you love someone, then its about how much you miss someone. and if its not about that, its about how you dont need that person. its kinda annoying sometimes. but i have to admit, its catchy and fun...so i cant say that i hate it.
On the other hand though....J-rock..where do i even start??...its simply amazing.
i feel like with J-rock you get the perfect mix of eye-candy, talent and personality and on top of that, the meanings of the songs are really such an emotional trip.
im just going to talk about the GazettE because they are my FAVORITE!
so Ruki is my fav. and hes also the vocalist and he writes a good majority of their songs.
so hes definitely SUPER talented and i just cant find words to tell how much i love him..
Now. before i got tooo deep into j-rock, i had to assure myself that i wasn't into it because of the same reasons i got into k-pop...does that make sense? in other words i had to make sure that i didnt like J-rock because the artists are Hot. you know? and i dont like them just because they're hot! i love j-rock because i feel like when i listen to some of the songs, i can release soo much emotion through them. when i'm pissed, i can listen to a hardcore song and i feel better immediately! when i'm happy, its fun to just kinda head-bang to some songs, when i'm sad there are the ballad type rock songs that are really an emotional release. So not only do i get someone to look at, but their music really touches me in many ways.
and unlike the multiple member k-pop groups, j-rock bands NEED all of their members!! i mean without a drummer, theres no beat. without guitarists, theres no melody...no vocalist, you might as well quit. must i say more?..i mean they arent like the korean pretty boys who are all about how they look and dance, when j-rock bands get on stage its about the music and the atmosphere. *well thats how it is with the GazettE*
When the GazettE gets on stage, they just let go and they let the music be the show.
they don't try to become popular with their looks. *even though they are EXTREMELY sexy*
i dont know i just feel like in all aspects, j-rock is the best choice for me. k-pop is fun occasionally, but it gets boring when all the groups are doing the SAME things over and over and over again. if you don't agree with me, its cool. i just wanted to get my opinion out there! alright so in the comments just let me know what you guys think!! it would be fun to hear some of your opinions too!!
LOVE you guys!