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STAMP: J-Rock by Esjitu STAMP: J-Rock by Esjitu
:iconaibouai: 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.
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IZZAME123 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha yaaay
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FatesGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sniff* Thank you...
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XxInvaderLIZxX Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
*Sigh* The only reason I like J-pop and vocaloid songs is because they're so unique. Where american Music is all about Sex, partying, lame love songs, and drugs.
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Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I so agree with your comment.
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Esjitu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to play Devil's Advocate, a fair amount of Japanese music follows along the same themes, so it's not really an exclusive trait of American music. That said, I stopped listening to the radio years ago for essentially the same reasons, just because everything felt played-out and done before. Not just as far as lyrics themes go (just because something is in a different language doesn't mean they're all that different), but just...I don't know, quality of the music/artists? I feel like I can connect so much more to the Japanese artists I follow than the generic garbage I hear whenever friends talk about popular music these days.

They can all keep their "Party Rock" and "Friday" nonsense...I'll take the music of Acidman or The Gazette to the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber any day.
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XxInvaderLIZxX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I feel the exact same way
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KentraSnow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny! I like it! I personally love Japansese music, as well as anime. I often have point out there is a difference~!
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GhoulsReign Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this!! yes sooo much!!! thanks for making this!!
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The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't agree more with you.
Pesonal experience:
I wrote in the school news about my favourite japanese singer: :iconhatsunemikuplz:. After it was sent out my classmates were totally looked wierd at me. But what pissed me off was this:

Classmate: Are you really listening to THIS?!
Me:Umm... yes. And?
He:AHAHAHA idiot.

I don't understand why people jugde me by the music I like.:(
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Okamiamaterasu908 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to butt in,but that's totally mean and rude!What jerks :(
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