Fatebringer the 2nd wrote:
La Souris Bleue wrote:This is not the only time I've seen the French media do this to Japanese influences. I dislike the French media. I'd advise you to ignore popular influence and keep an open mind when it comes to Japanese music.
I dislike the medias too, but not only the French ones. Except for a very, very few shows, I don't watch TV, so I don't know who the presentator you're talking about ; but according to your description, I'm pretty sure it wasn't an important information channel broadcasting important international news ; just a satirical show like many others in many other countries - Saturday Night Live for example. Making fun of something else is very common, in life and in the medias, and the French media isn't the first and only one to do so. That being said, I can understand what you say ; I don't like it either when something I like is being turned ridiculous by someone, but that's not a reason to say you totally dislike the media for that and that it's telling bullshit all the time. The French doesn't only make fun of Japan, we also make fun of ourselves. There are a lot of shows where our government takes quite a beating. And you can't tell me that in American medias, when it comes to France, it's not very often turning béret and baguette ^^ Which is I repeat absolutely normal. Clichés are a part of life and basic humor - that doesn't mean it's not stupid, but I think it's harmless. Well, depends of the clichés, of course. Some are dangerous. But clichés on music (what do you know about French music for example, besides Georges Brassens, Claude François and Johnny Hallyday ?) and stuff like that are mostly harmless. Annoying, but not a big deal. All you have to do is ignore it and listen to what you like.
In any case, you can be sure that it's not because it's ''the popular influence'' (actually, all of my friends are mangas and J-Pop fans, so I'm more like the outsider here ^^) that I don't like J-Pop, it's really a matter of personal tastes. I dislike as much Katy Perry and Daft Punk as I do for Miku Hatsune and Kirary Pamyu Pamyu. I'm a rocker and classical soul, not a pop or electro one. Bad luck for J-Pop, it manages to cumulate the two. In your comment you seemed to have understood that I hated all
Japanese music, and that's absolutely not
true. Joe Hisaishi is one of my favourite modern composer, and there are a lot of soundtracks from Japanese movies that I love - like Ryuchi Sakamoto's compositions for Furyo
, which is truly a masterpiece (plus there's David Bowie in it *O*). Unfortunately, though I admire this country and culture a lot, I'm not very aware of everything about its history and all, and I'm only asking to learn more. So if there are some J-Pop songs you like, I'd be glad to discover it - I can't promise I'll like them, but I'll try ^^