Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What is Pep listening to; August 26, 2010?

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I just discovered an amazing group called Little Dragon.  I was surfing YouTube, listening to POGO and I saw a video on the sidebar called Constant Surprises.  I wondered if it was a new POGO video that I'd missed.  I pressed play...and...WHY DID I HEAR A BLACK WOMAN'S VOICE COMING FROM A JAPANESE WOMAN???  So I'm staring at the video and this Japanese woman with a slight Asian accent is also sounding like a straight up soul singer!


I read some of the comments and they were calling her the Japanese Erykah Badu.  Alot of you know that I love music that has a fusion of hip hop/soul and Asian.  I mean, that is just my thing so I was like...YIPPEE!  I went searching for more music by the group and discovered an endless supply of Little Dragon that I can explore at my leisure.  Thank you Thank you, YouTube!!!



Little Dragon is a Swedish group made up of school friends.  Lead Singer Yukimi Nagano, who is Japanese/Swedish, was given the nick name Little Dragon when she would become frustrated and angry during rehearsals that didn't go right.  The group adopted the name.

CONSTANT SURPRISES~Little Dragon

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TWICE~ Little Dragon

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EMPIRE ANT~Gorillaz (feat. Little Dragon)
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8 comments:

  1. Twice is one of my favorite songs ever, it's the perfect bit of melancholy :)

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  2. Isn't it the truth, Kem?! I absolutely adore this song. And the video is so touching--though I have no idea what the hell it's about...A commenter on YouTube provided a pretty good meaning but I'm still unsure...

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  3. I agree with the youtube comments. The first thing I thought of when I heard her voice was Erykah Badu. She's got that neo-soul, I guess is the classification, type of voice. Yeah, it's interesting to see that in a Japanese woman, can't say that I've seen or heard of many, or any at all really, Japanese, or Asian artists period, who have that particular sound.

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  4. Pepper,

    This comment isn't really for this particular post, but I just wanted to say your writing is AMAZING. I'm actually a writer on Literotica as well; I go under the name RaLaWrites and I have a small little series called Express Lane (which I am horrible about updating, especially when a new semester of school is beginning, like today!)

    Anyway, I just want to say your writing is so very unique. It's been a while since I've read another member's writing, but I am in LOVE with Wheels of Steel. I enjoy that you dislike writing about pretty, perfect characters and love making things a little more unique. You are definitely one of my favorites! I hope I don't sound TOO much like a fangirl!


    - RaLa

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  5. I love this group already! Thanks pepperpace. They sort of remind me of morcheeba.


    -BeachBunny.

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  6. thanks for another great introduction. you rock!

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  7. Ahh,I am so happy that you love her too. I found out about her from a song she did with Gorillaz who I also love.

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  8. I do not believe I would have ever found this young woman and her talent. I agree on the meaning of the song. I've spent the day trying to figure it out. Thanks Lakergirl

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