Feb. 1st, 2009

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need to go check out Alan, a Tibetan singer who's on the avex trax label in Japan. I think she's a pretty good singer (though I also really like that acoustic instrumental version of "Gunjou no Tani"). Cocco wrote a couple of her songs, and she did the songs for "Red Cliff." She sings in Japanese, Mandarin, and Tibetan.

She went to PLA-run state arts schools, so who knows the politics involved here, or how much involvement the government still has in her life. Apparently she's seriously Buddhist, though. I mean, unless that's just part of the exoticization going on here. Augh. Cannot divorce pop!brain from analytical!brain. Look, I have a headache, so I'm just going to enjoy the pretty singing, OK?

Lots more videos at Youtube, complete with the usual Youtube comments stupidity compounded by lots of racist/nationalist PRC/Japan/Tibet BS.

Wow.

Feb. 1st, 2009 07:12 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
The internet is full of half-assed threads of self-identified otaku and other clueless people endlessly explaining Japanese honorific title suffixes to each other. I think a full 7% of the internet's content consists solely of threads on this topic.

Well, it'll come in useful for my thesis, I guess.

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