Tuesday, December 14, 2010

[Show] APOPA Show # 69

Week #69

Get your party streamers out because it's time to celebrate our maknae/kouhai birthday!


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  • Betty’s Bday Special!!! It’s a celebration.
  • NARNIAAAAAAAA!!!!
  • JYJ MC, Shane Yoon gives us a hilarious interview.

  • Shane gives the JYJ fans a new name.
  • Shane turns the tables on us.
  • Asian Pop Addict “Fuckery” Awards 2010, nominees!!

  • Yoo Jae Suk wants his money!
  • KBS is banning again.
  • Kara is taking over Japan.
  • 2PM’s Taecyeon gives it all up.
  • Cat fight between Betty and Cyn breaks out.
  • It’s GDTOP! Welcome to the world….world.
  • Heechul rules twitter.
  • 2 CEO’s cat fighting over dumb ish.
  • BOY LOVE!!!
  • 2010 Japan Billboard award winners.
  • Dat ass is back doing musicals.
  • Give me something new SNSD.
  • Otaku corner.
  • An oldy but goody.
  • Johnny’s Corner.
  • Make sure to vote now for the APOPA “Fuckery” Awards!!


Songs Played On This Show:
T-ara- I Go Crazy Because Of You
Alice Nine- Cross Game
Lee Sun Hee - Fox Rain
Big Bang- Sunset Glow
DJ DOC- I’m A Guy Like This
Wonder Girls- Tell Me
Rainie Yang- Youth Bucket (Chinese)
the Gazette- Red
Supreme Team- Dang, Dang, Dang
Icon feat. Eun Ji Won- Beautiful Lady
LM.C - YASHA Hime
The 5.6.7.8's - The Barracuda
Meisa Kuroki- LOL!
SHINee feat. Trax- Lucifer (rock remix live)
Brown Eyed Soul - If It's Same
Lee Hyun Ji - Kiss Me Kiss Me

24 comments:

  1. Just gotta say T-ara's Bo Peep Bo Peep made me want to take a screwdriver to my head.

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  2. What I get from the JYJ US tour MC interview segment: the hosts aren't even fans of Kpop.
    The whole interview seems to be a session of ridiculing the Kpop industry-- the fan culture, the group names, the music. It was entertaining and I agree with some points that were made (about the Kpop industry), but the more I kept listening, the more biased it all seemed. I wish the DJs had a better overall understanding of the Kpop industry, and were able to balance both their negative AND positive opinions of it.

    For example, most group names are intentionally creative, to signify the group's image. And also, how Fandoms have used their passion and influence for good purposes.

    I understand these are just my thoughts from listening to one brief segment, and that maybe this satirical tone is what makes 'Asian Pop Addict' unique, but I wouldn't say I'm drawn to it.

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  3. ^^ im just gonna reference that you're still listening to the show past the interview, please listen carefully to the words at the end of the program. kthanxbai

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  4. @MrcKDexter
    You're not alone on that one.

    @Elis Kim
    I understand these are just my thoughts from listening to one brief segment

    I'm glad you made this point at the end of your comment. We are very much lovers of K-pop but we also realist and are humorous when it comes to certain things about K-Pop. In doing this show for almost 2 years now we've learned that it's not all roses. There are things we LOVE about it but there are also things we absolutely can't stand about it but that's the way it goes. We are first and foremost music lovers and if we didn't like K-Pop we would never talk about it on the show. Period.

    We are in no way making "fun" of fandoms because we are apart of some kpop fandoms ourselves and trust me we do recognize when fandom of celebrities do great things but also being that we're in our late 20's we see something things that fandoms do and we're not drawn to it because maybe it's not our style but we are in no way bringing them down.

    I appreciate your comment and also thank you for not just saying "YOU GUYS SUCK!!" and then leaving. But I would also appreciate you not judging us by just 1 interview. If you have time I would say go back to our 1st show to that you can get to know us and maybe you'll jump into our show and see that we not only love k-pop but many types of asian music.

    Thanks



    @jaydork23
    lol It's all good.

    -Cyn

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  5. I agree with what Elis Kim said. I really felt like the hosts were looking down on the majority of k-pop fans and idol groups and that's always a huge turn off for me. Whether it's what was intended or not, that's how it came off.

    I understand this was just a tiny sample, but when doing an interview like this, this segment is all that a lot of listeners are going to come for and have to go by to judge if they care to listen to more. It may not be the best time to go with humor that listeners that don't know you already won't get. If it bugs them enough it's hard to get through, (I personally had to pause several times and then resume, I found it so tough to listen to) they're not going to bother to stick around for more.

    I personally listened to this admittedly for just Shane Yoon's interview and this reaffirmed my choice to stay far far away from online radio.

    I'd much rather read a transcript and be saved from the annoying laughing of the hosts being so loud as to drown out what he was saying quite often. I appreciate he's funny and it's great you're all having fun, but maybe covering your mouths or turning away from the mic would be nice under the circumstances.

    Sorry this is so negative. I do appreciate you all taking the time to contact and interview Shane and share it. But I just found the result disappointing and irritating.

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  6. @Elis Kim & @DeeDee you guys need to be a little more objective and listen to more of the show. To just simply accuse them of not being K-Pop fans at all, or for being negative about the Korean Pop industry are kind of ridiculous. The girls have spent nearly two years breaking things down and keeping it real. They love all of the craziness and silliness that is Korean pop. They are all part of their own fandoms and are just as spaztic over certain groups, actors or solo artists as the next fan-girl, but they also know how to keep things in perspective. If you can't appreciate objective criticism I suggest you not listen to interviews or read articles at all, because most of the time they contain opinions. Also, the fact that they giggle and have fun with things are half the fun of the show. I think if Shane Yoon himself didn't mind, it's ok that they were themselves and giggling. If the girls of Asian Pop Addict were stuffy and overly professional I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have so many followers and fans. Try listening to at least one entire show to get a feel for the environment you are in before bashing it.

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  7. Alright, I gotta voice it too.

    I was mildly insulted by some parts of the Shane Yoon interview. I'm an admin of DBSKnights, a site that you have said you like in the past and even link in your "APOPA loves..." column. And you basically called it a haven for crazies.

    I can understand you wanting to distance yourself from the real wack jobs that pervade Kpop. But in the meantime, you are alienating your listeners.

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  8. @MrCKDexter
    And you basically called it a haven for crazies.

    Please enlighten me on where that was said during the interview?

    -Cyn

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  9. I don't get why everyone is putting down the hosts, they didn't say they didn't like kpop or that everyone involved in the fandom is a cray cray >.>. They themselves said their fans of DBSK as a whole their just voicing that their not gonna go screaming all over the place etc. If they didn't like kpop wth would they have the podcasts they would just call it Jpop addict or something. Their laughing and the way they view things makes them different from other podcasts if you don't like it leave~! I became a fan of them because of how they voiced their opinions, and their laughing etc. Yall complain about the dumbest things. I wasn't offended in the least by anything they said or did sometimes you cant please everyo.ne APOPA so focus on the numerous fans you do have that love you.

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  10. After making it clear to Shane that APOPA is not one of THOSE Kpop fans, around minute 73, you begin to discuss the crazy things fans say on twitter:
    "On twitter we follow, like, all fanbases really. ... Each fanbase has their blog and things like that, where they all reunite to have their powwows and look at their latest updates and pictures."

    I found that condescending. Perhaps I exaggerated in saying you called my blog and others like it a "haven for crazies". But like you, I have devoted countless hours to my blog and I take pride in it.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy many of the things APOPA has to say and I wish more Kpop fans would see the humorous side of things. But I would be lying if I said I was not at least a bit insulted by the tone with which APOPA discussed Kpop fans.

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  11. Woah! Serious discussions are serious.... :S

    Aaaanyway, Happy Birthday to Betty!!! :D

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  12. On twitter we follow, like, all fanbases really. ... Each fanbase has their blog and things like that, where they all reunite to have their powwows and look at their latest updates and pictures." I don't understand how this is insulting. That is, in a nutshell, how blogs/forums & twitter work. We all get together with other fans of the same group or artist and talk and look at pictures/listen to music. ?

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  13. @ElisKim

    "For example, most group names are intentionally creative, to signify the group's image. And also, how Fandoms have used their passion and influence for good purposes."

    No one was saying that the group names weren't intentional. They try too hard to be creative in English but it just sounds dumb as fuck, that's why everyone was laughing. Even Japanese pop does the same thing, so get over yourself and your precious K-pop and stop taking everything so seriously.

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  14. I enjoyed the whole show, especially the Shane Yoon interview... He seems like a nice guy, very pleasant to listen to, very funny and witty. I hope he can come back on the show sometime, just to talk about whatever. ;)

    Good job, ladies! Also, belated happy birthday, Betty! :)

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  15. Okay I'm over a week late but I also have my 2 cents:

    I understand where listeners who may have taken offense, but this show is not Kpop Disney. I got that impression right away from a previous episode. It's for the thick skinned (or not) listener who wants to get their laugh on at random rants about Kpop and it's imperfections and greatness.

    so if certain fandom group members came to listen to this particular show because of JYJ/DBSK, expecting a cutesy-pie interview well it wasn't in the menu.

    I was curious to hear how the interview was going to bring, knowing the style established by the DJ's, and I actually enjoyed it. I went with the flow and wasn't overly sensitive. Considering I'm a JYJ fan who flew a few thousand miles to catch their concert.

    For the benefit of the miffed listeners who voiced their opinions earlier, I would suggest to the APOPA gals, to create a label saying [EXPLICIT] or [Could be offensive to Fans of...] or [Rated O for OH S**t they said some thing F****d up! so cover your ears until 00:00]

    APOPA has created their niche and it works for them, I say keep doing it and keep improving it. You have your audience that you are pleasing every week! I'll keep coming back to see what you gals come up with next.

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  16. Every time Cyn said "welcome to the world of kpop" during the Shane interview I know Ana was soo tempted to quote T.O.P. (so I did it for you :D)
    Dang I forgot how much I loved that DJ DOC song. The whole music played in my head and made me wanna listen to some E.via


    ..So much misplaced butthurt in the comments section O.o

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  17. Thank u to all who left comments. Whether you loved or hated it. :)

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  18. Every time Cyn said "welcome to the world of kpop" during the Shane interview I know Ana was soo tempted to quote T.O.P. (so I did it for you :D)
    Dang I forgot how much I loved that DJ DOC song. The whole music played in my head and made me wanna listen to some E.via


    ..So much misplaced butthurt in the comments section O.o

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  19. Okay I'm over a week late but I also have my 2 cents:

    I understand where listeners who may have taken offense, but this show is not Kpop Disney. I got that impression right away from a previous episode. It's for the thick skinned (or not) listener who wants to get their laugh on at random rants about Kpop and it's imperfections and greatness.

    so if certain fandom group members came to listen to this particular show because of JYJ/DBSK, expecting a cutesy-pie interview well it wasn't in the menu.

    I was curious to hear how the interview was going to bring, knowing the style established by the DJ's, and I actually enjoyed it. I went with the flow and wasn't overly sensitive. Considering I'm a JYJ fan who flew a few thousand miles to catch their concert.

    For the benefit of the miffed listeners who voiced their opinions earlier, I would suggest to the APOPA gals, to create a label saying [EXPLICIT] or [Could be offensive to Fans of...] or [Rated O for OH S**t they said some thing F****d up! so cover your ears until 00:00]

    APOPA has created their niche and it works for them, I say keep doing it and keep improving it. You have your audience that you are pleasing every week! I'll keep coming back to see what you gals come up with next.

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  20. Woah! Serious discussions are serious.... :S

    Aaaanyway, Happy Birthday to Betty!!! :D

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  21. I don't get why everyone is putting down the hosts, they didn't say they didn't like kpop or that everyone involved in the fandom is a cray cray >.>. They themselves said their fans of DBSK as a whole their just voicing that their not gonna go screaming all over the place etc. If they didn't like kpop wth would they have the podcasts they would just call it Jpop addict or something. Their laughing and the way they view things makes them different from other podcasts if you don't like it leave~! I became a fan of them because of how they voiced their opinions, and their laughing etc. Yall complain about the dumbest things. I wasn't offended in the least by anything they said or did sometimes you cant please everyo.ne APOPA so focus on the numerous fans you do have that love you.

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  22. I agree with what Elis Kim said. I really felt like the hosts were looking down on the majority of k-pop fans and idol groups and that's always a huge turn off for me. Whether it's what was intended or not, that's how it came off.

    I understand this was just a tiny sample, but when doing an interview like this, this segment is all that a lot of listeners are going to come for and have to go by to judge if they care to listen to more. It may not be the best time to go with humor that listeners that don't know you already won't get. If it bugs them enough it's hard to get through, (I personally had to pause several times and then resume, I found it so tough to listen to) they're not going to bother to stick around for more.

    I personally listened to this admittedly for just Shane Yoon's interview and this reaffirmed my choice to stay far far away from online radio.

    I'd much rather read a transcript and be saved from the annoying laughing of the hosts being so loud as to drown out what he was saying quite often. I appreciate he's funny and it's great you're all having fun, but maybe covering your mouths or turning away from the mic would be nice under the circumstances.

    Sorry this is so negative. I do appreciate you all taking the time to contact and interview Shane and share it. But I just found the result disappointing and irritating.

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  23. @MrcKDexter
    You're not alone on that one.

    @Elis Kim
    I understand these are just my thoughts from listening to one brief segment

    I'm glad you made this point at the end of your comment. We are very much lovers of K-pop but we also realist and are humorous when it comes to certain things about K-Pop. In doing this show for almost 2 years now we've learned that it's not all roses. There are things we LOVE about it but there are also things we absolutely can't stand about it but that's the way it goes. We are first and foremost music lovers and if we didn't like K-Pop we would never talk about it on the show. Period.

    We are in no way making "fun" of fandoms because we are apart of some kpop fandoms ourselves and trust me we do recognize when fandom of celebrities do great things but also being that we're in our late 20's we see something things that fandoms do and we're not drawn to it because maybe it's not our style but we are in no way bringing them down.

    I appreciate your comment and also thank you for not just saying "YOU GUYS SUCK!!" and then leaving. But I would also appreciate you not judging us by just 1 interview. If you have time I would say go back to our 1st show to that you can get to know us and maybe you'll jump into our show and see that we not only love k-pop but many types of asian music.

    Thanks



    @jaydork23
    lol It's all good.

    -Cyn

    ReplyDelete
  24. What I get from the JYJ US tour MC interview segment: the hosts aren't even fans of Kpop.
    The whole interview seems to be a session of ridiculing the Kpop industry-- the fan culture, the group names, the music. It was entertaining and I agree with some points that were made (about the Kpop industry), but the more I kept listening, the more biased it all seemed. I wish the DJs had a better overall understanding of the Kpop industry, and were able to balance both their negative AND positive opinions of it.

    For example, most group names are intentionally creative, to signify the group's image. And also, how Fandoms have used their passion and influence for good purposes.

    I understand these are just my thoughts from listening to one brief segment, and that maybe this satirical tone is what makes 'Asian Pop Addict' unique, but I wouldn't say I'm drawn to it.

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