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Old 03-26-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It's not that she (and her country) are underexposed to western music, it's that she's using such ridiculous examples to determine who "parties harder". We've given her several examples and all she's really come back with is "x" isn't known is Singapore and Lady Gaga has sold out a few shows.
Yeah exactly, basing that on movies and pop music is just ridiculous. Plus when well known British acts are mentioned she claims ignorance. In fact she thinks Jimi Hendrix is British.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: singapore
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While it's true that Singapore is really commercialised, it's not hard to be exposed to other kinds and older music. Of course in any country there are those who don't know big acts. There are older people here who don't know who One Direction is. I met a Canadian teenager who didn't know of Alanis Morissette. But to say the majority of young people have never heard of Jimi Hendrix? I truly hope that's not the case. I have a friend I've known since we were kids who is a DJ on a Singapore radio station who is listened to by half a million people. Maybe I should ask her. She has her finger on the pulse.
It really about the demographics of the people you mix around with, a DJ comes into contact with people who live and breath music .. Wont be surprised if the people she mixes around with know Jimi Hendrix. But i would be interested to hear what your friend would have to say if you asked her..

But outside of this circle, the are tonnes of locals here who have , and many who have also not heard.

I left out the teenagers in my asking around , why ? Cos if i included teenagers it would have been even more loopsided.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Yeah exactly, basing that on movies and pop music is just ridiculous. Plus when well known British acts are mentioned she claims ignorance. In fact she thinks Jimi Hendrix is British.
I am not anti of any national, it does not really matter whether Jimi is American or British, just why say creadability is lost just because one have never heard of Jimi ? I am not the only one that is not aware of his huge "legacy " ...
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It really about the demographics of the people you mix around with, a DJ comes into contact with people who live and breath music .. Wont be surprised if the people she mixes around with know Jimi Hendrix. But i would be interested to hear what your friend would have to say if you asked her..

But outside of this circle, the are tonnes of locals here who have , and many who have also not heard.

I left out the teenagers in my asking around , why ? Cos if i included teenagers it would have been even more loopsided.
Yes I agree with that. Sometimes it seems there are many Singapores. The English one, Chinese one, Malay one, Indian one. Watch various tv shows and it's almost like they depict a different world. Know what I mean? As a child I used to think most Singaporeans spoke English as their first language because of my relatives, although my grandmother cannot. Some of my uncles were Chinese educated and they are different. Their kids have Chinese names, speak Mandarin at home and are not Christians like some of my other aunts and uncles and my mother.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I am not anti of any national, it does not really matter whether Jimi is American or British, just why say creadability is lost just because one have never heard of Jimi ? I am not the only one that is not aware of his huge "legacy " ...
Credibility in terms of music knowledge yes. Although I would still say the majority of the 7 billion people in the world haven't heard of him. I'm sure there are many in Africa, India or China who've never even heard of the Beatles.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes I agree with that. Sometimes it seems there are many Singapores. The English one, Chinese one, Malay one, Indian one. Watch various tv shows and it's almost like they depict a different world. Know what I mean? As a child I used to think most Singaporeans spoke English as their first language because of my relatives, although my grandmother cannot. Some of my uncles were Chinese educated and they are different. Their kids have Chinese names, speak Mandarin at home and are not Christians like some of my other aunts and uncles and my mother.
In fact I had Singaporean and Malaysian friends in school here but most were actually of Indian ancestry.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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In fact I bad Singaporean and Malaysian friends in school here but most were actually of Indian ancestry.
i believe many Chinese Singaporeans are studying in Universities in Perth ?
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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This thread is becoming a joke!

Nobody cares if anyone has heard of Jimi Hendrix. The guy is an icon and sh*ts all over One Direction, N'Sync or whoever. Their music is complete garbage with no meaning and no hope of lasting the test of time.

Jimi lives on through his superb TALENT.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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This thread is becoming a joke!

Nobody cares if anyone has heard of Jimi Hendrix. The guy is an icon and sh*ts all over One Direction, N'Sync or whoever. Their music is complete garbage with no meaning and no hope of lasting the test of time.

Jimi lives on through his superb TALENT.
I have not read this thread, but its concerning that you even had to say that !
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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i believe many Chinese Singaporeans are studying in Universities in Perth ?
Yes, although I was talking more about primary and high school. Many Singaporeans in Perth.
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