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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7620 on: April 05, 2018, 01:36:55 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

Maybe if the management and organization of Jisan / Ansan wasn't an absolute trainwreck, they would've been more popular. They had monster lineups in 2012 and 2013, but they were still a disorganized mess as far as issues for camping, vendors only accepting T-money, general random things, zero preparation for rain resulting in all the freshly planted grass literally turning to giant mud pits, etc.

But like, if you were stoked on the lineups, none of that mattered. But for a casual festival goer who's going for the 'experience' and not like, the music primarily, those are all pretty damning.

And yeah - since then, the lineups have been streaky at best, literally terrible at worst.

RIP Jisan.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7621 on: April 05, 2018, 01:39:19 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7622 on: April 05, 2018, 03:10:50 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

The line up off all the festivals is usually the acts that also play Fuji rocks in Japan.  It will be interesting to see who they have.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7623 on: April 05, 2018, 03:20:49 pm »
BOB DYLAN.

Dave- Jack White, Glass Animals are rockish. I consider alt/indie music "rock-like" haha.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7624 on: April 05, 2018, 04:00:59 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7625 on: April 05, 2018, 04:23:49 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7626 on: April 05, 2018, 06:41:22 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.

Pretty much. Luckily for both of us, I have zero intentions of renewing my contract with them.

I learned it through school and self-study. I just really wanted to learn another language. Closest French-speaking family I have is a French Canadian who married my cousin a few years ago. And honestly, while I'm definitely an advanced level in French, I'm not fluent, and any French speaker can tell immediately that I'm not a native French speaker.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7627 on: April 05, 2018, 07:31:07 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

https://t.co/Vd40tL0t86

country rockish from the wild west of Leeds


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7628 on: April 05, 2018, 09:56:58 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7629 on: April 05, 2018, 10:40:00 pm »
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?
Dude, it would be worth the price of admission ALONE just to see the girls that go. Seriously.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7630 on: April 06, 2018, 07:41:32 am »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

Rock is the deadest genre of music there is.

Most festivals are music festivals, not rock festivals.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7631 on: April 06, 2018, 07:52:58 am »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

The line up off all the festivals is usually the acts that also play Fuji rocks in Japan.  It will be interesting to see who they have.

Summer Sonic tends to have a better lineup than Fuji these days.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7632 on: April 06, 2018, 08:07:13 am »
Fuji Rock has Bob Dylan, Kendrick lamar. A few other biggish acts.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7633 on: April 06, 2018, 08:11:10 am »
Some Summer Sonic acts play side shows here sometimes.
Though the line up doesn't have anything super exciting. Except Mastodon. Maybe Beck. But he was here pretty recently.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7634 on: April 06, 2018, 12:48:39 pm »
Some Summer Sonic acts play side shows here sometimes.
Though the line up doesn't have anything super exciting. Except Mastodon. Maybe Beck. But he was here pretty recently.

Beck, Chance and QotSA are pretty huge.

St. Vincent, Tame Impala and Paramore all have pretty huge fanbases, too.

But yeah - it's underwhelming.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7635 on: April 06, 2018, 05:27:52 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

this festival has been mired in mis-management for ages. it was already cancelled one year before recently - i think 2014 or 2015 - because they couldn't pull their finger out.

last time i went was 2016, turn out was good. but each year the lineup has been getting worse and worse too.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7636 on: April 06, 2018, 05:37:22 pm »
Some Summer Sonic acts play side shows here sometimes.
Though the line up doesn't have anything super exciting. Except Mastodon. Maybe Beck. But he was here pretty recently.

Beck, Chance and QotSA are pretty huge.

St. Vincent, Tame Impala and Paramore all have pretty huge fanbases, too.

But yeah - it's underwhelming.

the summer sonic lineup is actually mega.

Noel Gallagher, the Charlatans, Friendly Fires, Bloody Beetroots, Bullet for My Valentine, Mike Shinoda.

And .... Nickelcrap.

NINE INCH NAILS are playing at Summer Sonic Osaka. Flying Lotus too. holy crap. might try jet over there this year.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7637 on: April 06, 2018, 06:03:52 pm »
that jisan 2012 lineup was amazing

stone roses and radiohead

anyone else go to that?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7638 on: April 09, 2018, 11:08:15 am »
The woman in the office is like it's lunch time let's go. I should be happy, i know, but I'm not 73 years old and I don't eat lunch at 11:45 on weekdays.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7639 on: April 09, 2018, 11:56:53 am »
Is it just me or is there a "giving up" culture here? It seems like everyone is quicker to give up than to try anything they either deem difficult or don't quite understand.

Easiest example is obviously students with English (Especially in the countryside schools). But in other situations it seems to be the case as well. When I was with several friends in Seoul, one restaurant almost didn't allow us in (despite having seats available) because they didn't want to deal with the "struggle" of serving English-speaking foreigners (that, or they were racist).
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