J-Pop: Why Am I the Last to Know?
When did the J-Pop phenom catch on? As a former tween Bubble Gum devotee, J-Pop (Japanese cute) is right up my alley. It is subversively innocent (but is it innocently subversive?)—Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange meets My Little Pony (Meine kleine Pony). I was rather shocked, nonetheless, by the hidden satanic illusions and the overt anti-onion violence in Candy Candy’s (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) latest video (see it here). Overreacting to the ideological implications? Just watch it and listen! It is a sign . . .
Maybe in the desk, maybe in my pocket, maybe in my bag I’m always forgetting all the time, I ponder my selections Just a little, just a little, for real – just a little, happiness is coming alive A sweet smell lingers in this fluffy atmosphere
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