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Dare I Reopen the Great K-Pop Debate?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Flip G, Feb 19, 2021.

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  1. Kloun

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    "Reopen" the great K pop debate?!? I thought last time the consensus was that it was awesome.
     
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    I just watched "My Mister" on NetFlix. Rather different than what you are watching. I have a major IU crush.

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    I used to eat K-Pop while watching Saturday morning cartoons, - wait, that's Corn Pops..wait, Corn Pop was a bad guy? Nevermind.
     
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    my knowledge of K Pop is pretty slim* but Sleaford Mods come under my radar from time to time and it’s like they have been put on this earth purely to annoy me.
    I used to commute by bus and teenagers would be playing music on their smart phones to each other. The tinny, out of sync harsh beats from a dozen smart phones was my daily hell. Sleaford Mods have made a career out of that sound.


    * it just seems to be ubiquitous modern RnB that happens to be sung in Korean
     
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    those asian folks are wacky.

     
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    Thanks so much! I will check this one out later today. I love IU's songs "Twenty-Three" and "Palette".

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    There is an otherness to K-Pop that I find intriguing. However, the whole spectacle that it presents reminds me of a parade. I've never been a fan of parades. K-Pop, in many ways, comes off to me as a celebration of conformity. That's a turn-off for me in the age of surveillance. I'm not crazy about a lot of the false rebelliousness in pop music, but at least it keeps the notion of change alive. Anyway, that's just my my visceral reaction to K-Pop. There might be a lot about it that I'm missing.
     
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    Just went back and listened to that one; I see what you mean and it does have some nice voicings and harmony. Interesting approach.
     
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    You might like the Japanese group (Not really J-Pop) BiSH and their lead singer Aina The End more.



     
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    So if you ingest salmonella from handling your pet white snake, is that what your vision looks like? Sort of an out-of-focus thermal imaging? That could be...fun.

    Those two did seem less big shiny parade-ish, both in sonics and visuals.
     
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    Thanks again, @BigDaddyLH. I watched the first half-hour of Mr. Mister with lunch today. That opening scene with the insect was hilarious, as was the power struggle between the board members being seen in split-screen as their ID tags flipping around on a Go board. And then that middle-aged man at the bar portraying his life as a horror movie, and a screen appearing over the back of the bar, his woeful tale unfolding in flickering images. I very much look forward to the villains receiving their comeuppance, too: that wife, that loan shark, and that hospice nurse. Great stuff!

    I just wish Netflix would translate the song lyrics. I bet that song that played over that scene of our heroes heading home on the subway ... well, I bet the words to it were the pinnacle of dearth and despair. :cry:
     
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    I was impressed by how much booze was constantly being drunk. Then I saw this :eek: You know you are going at it hard when a Russian tells you to slow down!

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    Meh.
     
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