Have you ever found yourself enjoying something you had previously scorned as a cliché? What was it?
I used to love boybands. When I was like 9 years old... The I discovered Queen, Bowie, Neil Young, Beatles etc etc etc, the list continues into the endless...endlessness. And boyband were long since history in my mind.
One day I discovered an idol group from Japan called Arashi. In the west they're considered as a boyband. And I've fallen completely for them. They're such lovely lads <3 I guess kind of what I like about them is that they in some way or another reminds me of The Beatles. Without getting all too deep and philosophic, I think The Beatles had a very positive vibe - They were (and still are in my opinion) the most famous pop group in the world and yet they were not stuck up nor arrogant (mostly :) ) and they knew they were people like everyone else.
I get some of that typical Beatle-vibe from Arashi also, and I guess that's why I like them. They're idols alright, but they seem so down-to-earth compared to a lot of others in the entertainment business. They do so many silly, cool and lovable things and you will notice when they're having fun and when they're not. Real people, I like that.
These guys are my new love, but that doesn't mean I've let the other ones go. I still listen to Beatles, Neil Young, Queen and lots of those other old rockers; I'd never forget them because..to be frank, they've made a good person of me :) Therefore I find it really amusing that a person like me would even consider listening to and liking Arashi. But that's as far as it goes though. It's just them. I don't get that same vibe from KAT-TUN og News or HSJ etc. Only Arashi :D But I Love it! And I want to go to one of their concerts so bad! And I don't think I'm mistaken if I dare say Arashi is by far one of the most successful groups from Johnny's Entertainment. I congratulate them on their 10 year anniversary (1999-2009) and hope they'll continue to sing, dance, act and just be lovely dorks for many years to come!
Current Location: at home
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: Neil Young - Round and Round (It won't be long)