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  • Smaug
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K-Pop stars everybody wants to be one article on npr
« on: April 11, 2012, 10:15:14 pm »
http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/04/10/150359558/everybody-wants-to-be-a-k-pop-singer

I wish I could spend some time teaching 2ne1 English on their jeju vacation :P 8) But, it is kinda dumb for kids to think they can make money doing that in the story. It is like fool usa kids who think they can become a baseball major league player. Like 10 in a million can but the rest are scrubs. I have not been to the usa in a while. but I dont think k-pop is popular there. that article was written by a fanboi. Maybe Im wrong. Does ur little sisters email you and tell you they luv Girls Generation? Mine don't. Also i read about a k-pop star who went crazy and killed herself. she was sold for a night to some nasty old fat guys :'( :-[. i heard that happens a lot here. that is scandalous. at least rebbeca black is not a slave to her management company. but i still rather listen to Tiara than her :laugh:.
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Re: K-Pop stars everybody wants to be one article on npr
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 01:37:44 am »
I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm too old to care about such topics.
All non-60s pop music sucks anyways.


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Re: K-Pop stars everybody wants to be one article on npr
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 07:02:49 am »
Yes. She does. She loves Shinee and Taemin especially. She camped up at night to catch the Sherlock MV drop live. I registered as a BlackJack (2NE1 official fan club) in China as a university student, get all of the buzz and swag and such. All of my American friends at least know about Kpop, if they aren't already into it themselves.

I think the Kpop issue is unique in that for those fans or those people in America who are into it, it is everywhere. Not like how Jpop was in the 90s, you had to hunt that shit down. You had to know someone to grab the latest MechaMaxx album. You were importing magazines from Thailand and other places to get that sweeeeet Mana poster you just had to have. It was work.

Kpop... eh not so much. You can get new dramas on netflix/hulu pretty easily. The bands regularly tour over here now. Granted a lot of it is from the ease of the Internet, but I think it is misleading to just chalk it all up to being fanbois delusion. I think there is an honest benchmark for a Kpop market segment in the U.S.


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Re: K-Pop stars everybody wants to be one article on npr
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 07:28:58 am »
I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm too old to care about such topics.
All non-60s pop music sucks anyways.

Yeah, Ray Stevens "Ahab the Arab" all the way!



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Re: K-Pop stars everybody wants to be one article on npr
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 01:13:01 pm »