Selective Hearing Radio October Roundtable

I was privileged with the opportunity to guest on Selective Hearing’s latest Roundtable Discussion. It was a four part series recorded on a Sunday evening. For those of you who tuned in live to catch us recording the show, thanks a bunch for the support and discussions! – Dave

Episode 4: Scandals & Idols
Episode 5: Getting Tipsy
Episode 6: Gangnam Style
Episode 7: Sugar Rush

The Panel

Tenkei – Twitter | basugasubakuhatsu | nandake
Boykun – Twitterbasugasubakuhatsu nandake
Greg – Twitter | Selective Hearing
Hiro – Twitter | Selective Hearing
ToZ – Twitter | Selective Hearing
Dave – Twitter | New School Kaidan
Mandy – Twitter


Episode 4 of the audio version of the Selective Hearing roundtable brings together regulars Tenkei, Boykun, Hiro and Mandy along with Dave from New School Kaidan to discuss idols and scandals.

Opening: Epik High – Wordkill

The Topic

What do you feel defines a scandal?

  • Are they major incidents or do minor infractions count as well?
  • What mitigating factors result in something being called a scandal?
  • Do you think the term is being overused?

Why do you think so many idols risk getting caught breaking the rules?

  • Is it human nature to do so (i.e. puberty, sex drive, etc.)
  • Are they rebelling against the corporate binds that tie them?
  • Do you think that J-Pop idols should get the same slack that K-Pop idols get when it comes to dating and “relations”?

What are your thoughts on fan reactions to scandals?

  • Are there too many over the top, OMG THE WORLD IS ENDING reactions?
  • Does social media have a role in how people react to the news about their favorite idols getting into hot water?
  • Have there been so many reactions that you just don’t give a damn anymore & want everyone to shut the fuck up?

Ending – Village People – Macho Man

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Episode 5 of the audio version of the Selective Hearing roundtable brings together regulars Tenkei, Boykun, Hiro and Mandy along with Dave from New School Kaidan to discuss Maeda Atsuko getting drunk.

Opening – J-Kwon – Tipsy

The Topic

Maeda Atsuko gets plastered

Thoughts?
Was it too soon after her graduation to get liquored up?
Did she just party a little too hard?
Would you have carried her home?

  • Would you have let Nakagawa carry a drunk as fuck Maeda on her back or be a man & carry her on your back instead?
  • Thirdly, would you have roofied both of them & had your way? =P

Under your definition of a scandal, is this one?
Who do you think would win a drinking contest between Nakagawa, Oshima and Maeda & clearly explain why.

Ending – Willow Smith – Whip My Hair

Total Time: 36:31

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Episode 6 of the audio version of the Selective Hearing roundtable brings together regulars Tenkei, Boykun, Hiro and Mandy along with Dave from New School Kaidan and Selective Hearing staff member ToZ to discuss PSY and his success in America.

The Topic

Opening – PSY – Gangnam Style

PSY hits big worldwide

Are you genuinely happy for the guy?
If he hits #1 on Billboard do you think this gives Asian Pop its much needed street cred?

  • In relation to that, how much gloating do you expect from the Hallyu wave supporters if this feat is accomplished?
  • Will it make you want to choke a bitch?

Does PSY have staying power or will he be 1 and done overseas?
Can you do the Gangnam Style choreography? If not, do you hope the song pops up in one of the popular dance game series so you can practice?

Ending – GD & TOP – High High

Total Time: 25:29

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Episode 7 of the audio version of the Selective Hearing roundtable brings together regulars Tenkei, Boykun, Hiro and Mandy along with Dave with New School Kaidan and Selective Hearing staff member ToZ to discuss AKB48′s Sugar Rush and some hypothetical thinking about idols.

The Topics

Opening – AKB48 – Dear My Teacher

AKB48 featured in Disney movie Wreck-It-Ralph

Will you go to the movies to watch the 5 -7 minutes that AKB48’s music is featured in?

  • Will you leave the theater shortly after their segment is over screaming “I got what I paid for!”

Are you expecting Sugar Rush to be Heavy Rotation part 2?

Do you think they will do the same promotion that Perfume did for Cars 2?

Hypothetical thinking: Idols in bed & other after hours questions

Of all the idols of age that you know of, who do you think would be a demon in the sack? Provide a clear explanation of why Any, or all examples of qualities that they possess can be used for your argument

Conversely, who do you think would be a disappointment?

Who do you see aging gracefully?

Who do you think has peaked early?

Of all the remaining single ladies remaining in idol land, who do you think will get married and / or preggers next?

Would you date an idol if you had the chance to help them break one off or just break the rules in general? If so, who would you consider good dating material? (other than your oshimen.)

Ending – Tom Jones – Sex Bomb

Total Time: 01:16:30

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About David Chang

Former Editor-in-Chief of New School Kaidan. Graduated.

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4 comments

  1. -The girl Goo Ha-ra from “Kara” is dating a guy from another idol group ( Im pretty sure its the group “B2ST”). From what I know, the fan girls of the guy are cool with it.
    -There is also one of the Wonder Girl members dating some average guy she met doing charity work last year (I think they may have broken up by now).
    – The Seungri scandal only happened because the girl he slept with was angry that he only threw her a towel to wipe herself off after sex and he didnt offer to do it for her (she was expecting a lot compassion from him in their 1 night stand).
    – I am pretty sure the majority of these idols are/or have dated someone. It would be hard not to imagine some Japanese male entertainer not trying to pursue these girls if every week there is a number of AKS members posing in a bikini in some magazine. For myself, I think it would be crazy if a member who is in their 20’s had not tried to be a normal person and attempted to have some sort of relationship with someone.
    -The people who overact over an idol having a scandal are the ones that no one can help. They are far too obsess that logic doesn’t exist for them. I don’t know how someone can burn or shred their products they brought especially if they spent tons of money saving and budgeting for months to purchase these items.

    • Although it is reasonable to believe that all of the girls are ‘experienced’ in some way or another, I don’t think it’s too far off that maybe some of them really just never did anything. I mean, it happens in real life too, to average people!

      Just let me continue believing my pure fantasies okay… please…? T_T

      ;)

      Thanks for the comment, bluedarkness, also good to see you again!

      • Yeah I should have mentioned that it is plausible that there are girls who just haven’t been a relationship at all in life. Its just because I am a cynical person most of the time so I like to think of the bad things. At least with Maeda she has been linked to a guy who is in the Rurouni Kenshin movie because it could be far worse. Be lucky she doesnt have any rumors with Seungri

  2. Some idols just want to watch the world burn.

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