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Nick Robinson is the best storyteller on YouTube

Nick Robinson makes documentaries about things I’m not very interested in (like Mario’s hair, Domino’s App feat. Hatsune Miku and Super Monkey Ball), so how come I just watched them all? Because he’s an amazing storyteller! Buying a “Wrinkly Pikachu” sticker doesn’t sound very intriguing, but when you get to follow Nick Robinson’s journey toContinue reading “Nick Robinson is the best storyteller on YouTube”

Launching my site in Japanese because of Japanese music

You can now read kbrecordzz in Japanese! https://kbrecordzzjp.wordpress.com I’ve written a lot about Japanese music on kbrecordzz.com, like Mami Yamase, SCANDAL (again), Seiko Oomori (again, again), Jun Togawa & Yapoos (again, again, again, again & again (the flagship of this site)), Wink, Zoomgals, Yoneko, hy4_4yh (again), 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San, The Pink Panda, Rock-A-Cherry, YumiContinue reading “Launching my site in Japanese because of Japanese music”

The day Girls’ Generation and David Letterman met (and what it says about music)

I watched so many K-pop music videos this winter, on a mission to learn how they can be so captivating and awesome. It was fun. And then I thought: Why not watch the rest of the world’s music videos too? I started doing that, but… I quickly learned that, for some reason, the Western mindsetContinue reading “The day Girls’ Generation and David Letterman met (and what it says about music)”

Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant

(This text is from 2017 and was originally written in Swedish. It’s translated with DeepL) Gwen Stefani first became known as the singer of the ska/punk/rock band No Doubt, with their heyday in the second half of the 90s. In 1995 they released the album “The Tragic Kingdom”, after doing a number of lesser knownContinue reading “Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant”

AI and sampling end the “quality vs quantity” discussion for good

Remember when Daniel Ek (king of Spotify) said that musicians need to make more songs than they currently do to survive in the music business? I’m NOT interested in that statement, but I’m interested in how people reacted to it. They reacted like it’s impossible to make more stuff than they currently do, and ifContinue reading “AI and sampling end the “quality vs quantity” discussion for good”

Red Velvet’s songs confuse people until they love them

People really thought “Zimzalabim” by Red Velvet was a bad song when it came out. Even though it’s a great song! Isn’t that incredibly insane and weird?? That’s because with every new song, Red Velvet goes outside their comfort-zone to make innovative stuff, which makes people not understand them and call them “weird” at first,Continue reading “Red Velvet’s songs confuse people until they love them”

Watching every episode of Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series was fun and I also learned a lot about storytelling

This text could have been about playing Minecraft. But since Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series from 2019 is so much more than just him playing Minecraft, this text will be more than just reviewing him playing Minecraft: It will be about how he brought life and purpose into an almost pointless game by creating his own storyline,Continue reading “Watching every episode of Pewdiepie’s Minecraft series was fun and I also learned a lot about storytelling”

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