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It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 03:16AM JST
Ecamplry of us pop culture that does well in japsn is Heart, video below not their famost, but they been going for some time.
Heart - Alone: http://youtu.be/1Cw1ng75KP0
Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You: http://youtu.be/OAfxs0IDeMs
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It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 01:27AM JST
She never showed up on my radar.
I grew up within Dionne Warwick (family of Withney H), early M Jackson.
Old school for me is 60's and 70's, which has nothing to do with the topic which is j-pop like billy ban ban, crazy ken band , chage & aska, kitaro and more.
Overseas bands and acts are not covered by the topic.
Will stick to topic from now on.
It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 01:15AM JST
Problem is that the 'common sense' is not all that common nor universal.
If it was we wouldn't need 'guides for dummies' or 'idiot proof' everything.
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It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 01:06AM JST
Sorry, to hear that.
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It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 01:04AM JST
Never even heard of her.
My point is music is for the ears, looks and so on don't matter nor their public image or sexual preference, etc.
Hatsune Miko is a great example no real person just a computer generated voice backed by an orchestra.
It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 12:58AM JST
Couldn't care either way, valentine day is way different back home.
We don't need a certain day to show how much we appreciate and enjoy the support of our GF, Wife's, etc.
Rather show it regularly with small gestures, gifts, etc ditto for mothers and fathers day.
There are 365 days in a year why set one day apart?
It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 12:43AM JST
Give her a chance she is only 21 her own manager and also has her own clothing line, etc.
It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 12:40AM JST
If you can't understand 99% of NHK(2 channels) why have a TV to receive all the other FREE Japanese only channels.
This is Japan of course most of the TV is in Japanese, how to non-english speakers survive with the TV in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, etc survive.
Sorry, learn the local lingo and less whine with your cheese.
This is coming from a non-native English or Japanese speaker.
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It"S MEMar. 03, 2015 - 12:07AM JST
Hrm,Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concerts sell out in under 1 minute.
I think Europeans don't care as much about the looks of the performer and rather buy them for the music and not because the try to look sexy and twerk(Aaaargh) on video.
Personally don't think Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kim Kar...... are all the hot.
I buy music because I like it not because of the performer or their looks or videos.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 11:03PM JST
Guys you know that little Cas-Card in your TV, etc that is how they know who uses, same way channel TV, BS, skapa allows cards to unscramble their signal or not.
Those are set remotely.
Each card has a unique address like the mac-address for PC's, etc.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 10:45PM JST
Not sure about the US but the original Visual Kei bands like Malice Mizer, Moix di Mois did well in Europe. As did Zard, Every little thing, Dreams come true, etc.
Said that there are many good smaller bands out there check your local life house, etc.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
You contracted with NHK, part and parcel of the cable package, if you got a pensioner living with you you can apply for an exception. Rules apply.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
So anyone that knocks on your door and zez he is from NHK is a collector.
Again an official NHK person is NOT allowed to enter your premises, nor allowed to take payment in any form from you.
All he is allowed to do is to hand you application papers upon request.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 04:53PM JST
And you can tell a real collector from a fake one by sight alone?
Read up on the official statements issued by NHK on that issue.
Over and out here.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 04:36PM JST
Actually they did, there was a big brouhaha about fake collectors 2-3 yes ago.
Plus, like I said with digital broadcast you got a unique card and they can deactivate that card, how pay-channels here control their subscribers.
No payment a few keystrokes and your Card is blocked. 21st century after all.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 04:03PM JST
Most of the times I agree with you but than you get hung up on details and try to push your point.
Difference between a full employee who was trained and a person hired for the day who works on commission alone. Not so?
Plus there are many fake priests outside stations, etc too. Plenty of fakes about.
When I bought my apartment they came around claiming they need to install X or Y or were authorised to give us a discount = all fake.
None were known when we contacted our apartment maintenance company.
Wake up and get informed.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 03:54PM JST
Hatsune Miku and the other vocaloids are computer generated voices and 3D images displayed on a screen in front of the stage.
There is a huge orchestra at the back of the stage providing the music, etc.
Granted great and fun concerts.
But with the free software you can create your own songs and vocaloid.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
Are those hired NHK employees or hired labourers.
The NHK staff know the rules need to show ID first, etc.
I am excempted from paying due to medical disability and met both types.
Neither got to set a foot inside.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 03:26PM JST
From the news, there were problems as most of them were hired day-labourers working on commission.
Legally they can't even enter your property. All they can do legally is hand you an application form.
It"S MEMar. 02, 2015 - 03:18PM JST
NBK stopped using collectors a while/years ago.
Many are frauds or yakuza.
With digital TV the can simply send a signal stopping your reception.
Again that is only for NHK and NHK BS all other channels won't be affected.
Same system that skapa, etc use to control pay channels.
Mar. 03, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
That would really suck.
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Mar. 03, 2015 - 09:32PM JST
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Mar. 03, 2015 - 09:31PM JST
After two years on top, show some results, please.
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Mar. 03, 2015 - 09:30PM JST
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