boughted me a subscription.
Now I must become a stamp whore.
I'm making a couple unique ones; this one's my statement on J-Rock. I could have done one for J-Pop, but my preference lies with J-Rock, and it would have been a pain to just change those few frames and upload a whole new stamp so...suck it.
Anyways, Japanese music. Yes, I like it. A lot. Most of my music is Japanese, but it's not A) all from Anime or B) made up of a million and a half Visual Kei/J-Goth bands (OH YOU LIKE DIR EN GREY, YOU'RE SO ORIGINAL
). I like I lot of different types of music, and I like it because it's good, not because of some ridiculous bias. Over the years I've gotten into a lot of bands BY WAY
of having heard an Anime song of two from them, and have grown to like the bands and aquire more of their music. I follow Japanese artists because I've gotten into their music, and I do the same for American artists I'm interested in.
J-Music does not equal Anime. I tend to find myself stereotyped for my tastes in Japanese music much more than by being an Anime fan (because most of the crowd I hang out with at school are also Anime fans, but for some reason many of them dislike J-music). I think that's pretty stupid, because I like music for MUSIC
, no matter the language...lyrics are nice, yeah, but even if I didn't know what was being said (I know enough; my Japanese is passable), I'd still enjoy it. People put far too much emphasis on words and not enough on music, which is universal. I think that's a real shame.
Feel free to use; linking back to the download link with a thumbnail would be appreciated.