Monday, April 2, 2012
my addicKtion 2/27/12
*Originally posted on dongsaeng's personal private blog on 2/27/12*
I'm toying with the idea of introducing a segment here on the ol' blog dedicated to my addic-K-tion. The name is still a work in progress, but it will feature music or clips or reviews or whatever is currently floating my addicKted boat. Originally I was going to name it "Shoving all Things Korean Down Your Throat Some More Until You Just Want to Scream and Run Away", but it was a bit too long, and the acronym "SATKDYTSMUYJWSRA" didn't flow trippingly off the tongue, so I shortened it to just plain "my addic-K-tion". You're welcome. Anyway, it will hopefully be a semi-regular feature here and you can do with it what you will. But I do hope that some of you might get brave and take a nibble every now and again because there is a giant, wonderful world of entertainment out there beyond our borders just waiting for the adventurous to explore.
This weekend I fell in love with two songs and videos. Both are friendly for the Western-eared. You don't have to like Kpop to like these songs. You don't even have to understand all of the lyrics - music is one of those things that is able to break through the language barrier. It's a marvelous thing.
This first one is by a young man named John Park. Apparently he was on last season's American Idol. I don't watch AI, so I can't tell you much more, but there you have it. I found both the song and video here to be mesmerizing. I can't stop listening to it. So, I thought I'd share because I love you all so much :)
This next one is from an hugely popular Kpop group, Big Bang. This was a highly anticipated comeback song for the group. It came out a few days ago and is already up to nearly 9 million views. Go ahead, see what all the buzz is about for yourself. You know you're curious....
I have so much I want to share, but I have to save something for other posts. So, next time on "my addicKtion", I will be reviewing two dramas that I just finished this past week that I am completely in love with, Wild Romance and Dream High.