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Musical Monday: The He Likes Big Butts and He Can Not Lie Edition

13 Apr

jyp

Although I’m not entirely certain that’s the sort of butt Sir Mix-A-Lot was talking about. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Is That You FTIsland? Edition

6 Apr

FTisland

Huh. Well, that’s new. FTIsland has been around in the news for a few weeks, or more so the face of FTIsland (anyone else surprised to realize he’s not actually the leader?), being pretty cranky. He’s been upset with the sort of music they’ve had to play and with the endless comparison and being pitted against label mates CNBlue.

I understand where he’s coming from, it can’t be easy. Continue reading

Bigbang Is At It Again

31 Mar

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If you are a BigBang fan like myself or more to the point you used to be a fan before they kept teasing again and again and again  (and again and again and again) about their ‘imminent’ comeback, you were all over the countdown clock YG had posted on their website counting down to the reveal of who was going to be their next release.

Rumors buzzed the boards. Was this finally the BigBang  announcement we have been waiting for? Or was YG just going to trick us again? We were like conspiracy theorists.

  • It’s coming out on April fools day, could this be a joke?
  • It’s probably just Ikon.
  • See? The countdown clock is a detonate on dynamite, so, when it gets to 0 what happens? A BigBang! It’s BigBang, we know it is!

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Musical Monday: The Goodbye Jaejoong Edition

30 Mar

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The very first of JYJ is off to do their military service. Jaejoong is first which means it’s only a matter of time before Junsu heads in. Waaahhh.

In his rounds of goodbyes, Jaejoong just did a sold out concert (that both Junsu and Yoochun attended–I luf these guys!) where it is rumored that tickets were being scalped for a million won. Woah. After the concert, he posted a picture of his self chopped hair (isn’t it funny how stars will cut their hair before their military buzz cut? It’s like testing the water–short hair training wheels). Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Rap Monster Edition

23 Mar

rapmonGAH! Is it just me or has March been a really, really good month for music? I didn’t think I oculd get more excited than with Junsu and MFBTY both having music releases, but with this my mind just goes *POP*.

I love BTS, and within the group my favorite, hands down is Rap Monster. We got a special surprise with him guesting on MFBTY’s new album, but here? It’s pure Rap Monster all by his lonesome.

And he does not disappoint. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The MFBTY Is Back Edition!

16 Mar

MFBTYGAH! I know if I held off writing Musical Monday long enough, MFBTY would release a MV for their new song. And it worked!

I’m so happy to have these guys back! I know they’ve done other releases since TigerJK, Yoon MiRae and Bizzy first premiered as the project group MFBTY, but they don’t quite have the same sound as this. At first I wondered why they work together under so many different names, but now I get it, each one has a different sound or feel to it. While I listen to all of them, MFBTY is absolutely my hands down favorite. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Anyband Edition

9 Mar

Anycall

Just in case any of you thought my Junsu obsession was starting to finally drop to manageable levels–oh how wrong you are. How far have I sunk? Oh yeah, I’ve even sought out the project band he was in with BoA and Tablo. Thought Flower was the first time he’d worked together with Tablo? Nope.

Anyband–part project band, part commercial, all what the fudge? Continue reading

Musical Monday: Stephanie’s Kpoptastic Playlist Edition

2 Feb

Stephanies Kpoptastic playlistIf you don’t listen to the podcast (first off, why are you not? We’re delightful!) you missed my (again, delightful) story about how I’ve become friends with the Korean guy who works at the Korean market around the corner from my house (dude! I live in a place now that has a Korean vegetable market around the corner–sometimes it still blows my mind). Anyway this guy–who is probably one of the friendliest people I’ve met in all of my time here–only works there a couple of times a week and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to weasel my love of Korean whatnots into the conversation without me bursting out:

I LOVE KOREAN EVERYTHING!!!

Ahem. I don’t think that’s something I can come back from. About a month ago, it finally happened. It started with an innocent comment about kimchi, and the flood gates were open. You watch Korean movies and TV? YES!!! I do! I love it! Since then whenever I pop in we have snippets of Korean centered conversation (it’s actually a super busy shop so it we can’t say much). Continue reading

Musical Monday: The EXID Edition

26 Jan

EXID

This Musical Monday is brought to you by my friend Thea. And she says, “It’s not pervy, these are balloons!” When she first talked about EXID, my honest thought was “Are you trying to trick me into watching some sort of EXO spin-off again?” Turns out, nope, EXID is not only not EXO, they are also not boys.

Surprise! (But watch out, you can’t be too careful about these things.) Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Bandmaroo Edition

19 Jan

bandmarooOn a long, long train ride I spent a great deal of time watching videos and prowling Youtube for new Musical Mondays–well–in between watching Buzzfeed videos.

Anyway, this time round I wasn’t having much luck with the Kindie music group Mirrorball which is where I find most of my lesser known music, but then I finally stumbled on this one. I’ll be honest, the reason the video caught my eye was the name of the band. Maroo makes me think of Maru which reminds me of the heroine screeching for her fake brother in Can You Hear My Heart.

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