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What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby Pianogirl123 » Sun 05.18.2008 10:55 pm

assuming you don't live in japan or anything, of course. Almost no one I know (that attends my school) has ever heard of my favorite bands, even some of my friends who like anime. I played one of L'arc~en~cielsongs for my dad, and he said he thinks that japanese singers have a nasal, straining quality to their voices (I was outright insulted by that =( ). Even my brother listens to video game themes more than Jrock.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby toshiee » Tue 05.27.2008 2:45 am

Usually my family makes fun of me from time to time lol. They don't understand how I can listen to something I barely understand...But it's pretty much about feeling the music, you know?
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby becki_kanou » Tue 05.27.2008 3:26 am

The opposite is also true though; millions of Japanese listen to and love Western music, although they only have a hazy (if any) idea of the meaning if the lyrics. As for me I love listening to Bollywood soundtracks and I haven't the faintest idea of whath they're singing about either, I just enjoy the rhythm and the melody.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby MeiLi » Sat 06.07.2008 5:34 am

My mom doesn't care too much. She thinks that a lot of the bands seem a bit too feminine though.
I have some friends who listen to J-Rock, J-Pop, etc and others who don't. The ones who don't usually tease me about it and the people at school always ask me, "Is that really a boy?" or "Are they gay?" (refering to Visual Kei bands). It gets annoying sometimes -___-".

becki_kanou wrote:I haven't the faintest idea of whath they're singing about either, I just enjoy the rhythm and the melody.

Exactly!!!
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby danceswithfire » Wed 06.11.2008 4:19 pm

My parents see J-pop as DDR (dance dance revolution) music. I think the Japanese know how to make true melodies/counter-melodies. Western music seems to repeat their rythms alot through out the song, and the Japanese make it unique and different. Go JAPANESE! You ROCK!
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby kanadajin » Wed 07.02.2008 8:32 pm

Well, when I used to listen to Japanese music. My mom thought I was nuts.
She would stand there and just glare in confusion at me. Scratching her head and all that :P
I would have to lie and say I knew what they were saying, of course she knew I didn't know.

Don't even get my started on my friends.

But I really didn't care, music is music. :)
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby yukamina » Wed 07.02.2008 10:27 pm

My family's pretty understanding :) I managed to get my brother hooked on anime/jpop, even though he hates pop on the radio :? Now he listens to sickeningly cute stuff that I've (mostly) outgrown myself.
My mom likes my music as long as the rock songs aren't too heavy. She admits it's more interesting than the stuff she listens to.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby Rizuk » Tue 07.22.2008 8:08 pm

My Dad used to hate my music and would always make me turn it off when we went somewhere in my car. My mom on the other hand likes most of the songs, but because she can't understand it she doesn't really "jam" (you know what I mean. When a song you like comes on you start rocking out and yelling the lyrics and stuff) she just kind of sways...lol If she really likes the song though, she'll sing the english lyric parts and do like the ending vowel sounds of words or something. Its cute ^^

But yeah...aside from my parents, my whole family makes fun of me for listening to it and often makes fun of the lyrics and stuff. It makes me angry...thus I don't particularly like my family, but that's beside the point.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 07.23.2008 5:46 am

Pianogirl123 wrote:assuming you don't live in japan or anything, of course. Almost no one I know (that attends my school) has ever heard of my favorite bands, even some of my friends who like anime. I played one of L'arc~en~cielsongs for my dad, and he said he thinks that japanese singers have a nasal, straining quality to their voices (I was outright insulted by that =( ). Even my brother listens to video game themes more than Jrock.


What does living in Japan or not have to do with anything? Oh...I see. You're working from an unstated premise that the thread will be answered solely by fellow J-POP/J-ROCK fans.

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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby Wakannai » Wed 07.23.2008 6:49 am

With the exception of Johnny Cash, I can't stand any country more modern than the 1940s.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 07.23.2008 9:42 am

Wakannai wrote:With the exception of Johnny Cash, I can't stand any country more modern than the 1940s.


You need to get ahold of Marty Robbins. Gunslinger ballads are the shiznit. Plus oddly enough Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins have had a huge influence on some of the modern rock genre.
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby RayMasaki » Thu 07.16.2009 12:21 am

yeah I know to many people are narrow minded my Girlfriend-sister- mom
have critisized it. i explain to those Dumb people Japanese people have liked
listen our Music for years, Why not listen to respect theirs?
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby chikara » Thu 07.16.2009 1:05 am

RayMasaki wrote:yeah I know to many people are narrow minded my Girlfriend-sister- mom
have critisized it. i explain to those Dumb people Japanese people have liked
listen our Music for years, Why not listen to respect theirs?

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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby Mr.Paper » Sat 08.29.2009 1:27 pm

My parents don't listen to my music. Why would you want to share it with them?
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Re: What do your parents/family think of your music tastes?

Postby JX » Fri 03.19.2010 1:50 am

My Dad doesn't even understand why i like japanese! He says " You're one of the first African-American girls I've ever seen so interested in Asain culture." It gets irratating. On the other hand my Mom doesn't seem to mind at all she, doesn't even pay attentin to it most of the time. It's so hard to find and make friends with kids/people who want to learn japanese or even listen to the bands. Can someone please be my friends with me, おねがいします? :D
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