Tag: pop culture
Hayao Miyazaki’s movies are full of anti-heroes (courtesy of The Playlist)
Have you watched a Hayao Miyazaki movie like “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle” or “Princess Mononoke”?
If you did, you would have noticed something.
Miyazaki’s protagonists are anything but strong and heroic. On the contrary, they are often plagued by uncertainties, weaknesses and worries. However, we still love them! (Or at least I do)
If you haven’t already heard Rebecca Black’s “Friday” (more than 100 million views on Youtube and rising), you must have been hiding under a rock. The huge Internet sensation has been making waves while racking up an incredible number of 2 million dislikes on Youtube.
Here’s that music video produced by Ark Music Factory for those of you fortunate/unfortunate enough to miss it.
In an attempt to understand what’s hot in today’s music scene (and chill out after a tough day’s work), I’ve been viewing music videos on Youtube, checked out Billboard’s Hot 100, and listened to the most popular hits on MySpace. What I discovered was pretty fascinating – and perhaps a little shocking – for a mountain tortoise cum geek like me.
Several trends seem to be prevalent in contemporary pop music culture (at least in the US):