Taehyung V is in the dance line

So BTS’s choreographer tweeted that V is now officially part of the dance line (hopefully he was serious about this). All I can say is about d$#n time! V takes the lead fairly often in their dances and it is about time this is acknowledged. Now when are we going to hear him rap? Just kidding. I selfishly don’t want him rapping (unless he really wants to, that is). I know he can because I’ve heard him in clips doing part of the Cyphers but he has such a unique voice in K-pop that I am really enjoying him singing.
Most times in k-pop they stick the baritones to be rappers because it’s like they don’t know what to do with non-tenor voices and then everyone is all surprised when they hear a rapper singing one day and are like “Oh, they became a good singer”. They didn’t “become” good. They were always good it’s just the company didn’t know what to do with them and their baritone voice. Anyways enough of my rant. Here’s a link to V dancing. Enjoy!

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Taehyung BTS Trailer

My goodness. Is it hot in here? I love V’s voice and his solo effort does not disappoint. His deep crooning voice is so fitting for these kind of melancholic songs. V’s voice is the reason Let Go has grown on me even though in the beginning I liked Don’t Leave Me more (with Jin and Jimin bringing it).
His voice is the perfect voice for such a sad melancholic song and it is definitely the perfect voice for Singularity. I don’t know that anyone else in BTS could have done this. I really appreciate how BigHit is all about the group but also allows it’s members to shine individually (I’ve had Jungkook’s Euphoria on repeat along with J-Hope’s P.O.P. (Piece of Peace)) Now it’s Tae’s turn. My ears have been blessed.

JHope’s HopeWorld is lit!

So I had to come back on to wordpress after about 5 years (wasn’t sure if I could even log in, haha) just to share in the excitement of JHope’s mixtape finally dropping. The song Daydream that has an mv is everything I wanted from JHope in this mixtape.

I know he can rap, I know he can dance but we just don’t get enough of his singing and we do get it a couple of times on this mixtape. The song Daydream being one of them. For a few reasons I won’t be purchasing the mixtape today but tomorrow bright and early I will be supporting my BTS bias for sure. They better have all the tracks. I’m kind of annoyed that iTunes doesn’t have the Agust D track on (bias wrecker) Suga’s mixtape.

Anyways if you haven’t seen it yet go check out Daydream by JHope.

https://youtu.be/OK3GJ0WIQ8s

 

 

Xia Junsu Incredible MV

Love this song by Junsu. Quincy didn’t add anything to the song but he’s only on briefly anyway. Perfect summer song and high energy dancing. Check it out!

I’m not sure why but I especially love the move at approx 3:15 and the diverse group of dancers. There is a lot of English in the song and I hope it will make it more accessible to a wider audience. I could totally get behind hearing this on American radio.

Proong Nee Gor Ruk Tur (Tomorrow, I’ll Still Love You)

So I have recently finished the above mentioned Thai lakorn. I really enjoyed it for the most part. I started watching out of curiosity to see Aom but what kept me was the Pee & Kong relationship.

This is the story of Kaew who six years before was dating Por. Por’s sister Put in a fit of jealous rage killed Kaew’s sister (King?) thinking she(King?) was having an affair with Put’s husband. This caused Kaew to break up with Por. Six years later the family is still suffering the loss of the sister and Kaew’s mother is in poor health. Needing money Kaew gets a new job where surpirse, surprise, Por is her new boss. He is understandably bitter about the dissolution of their relationship years before.

In the meantime Kong while with his mother in the hospital mistakenly accuses a good Samaritan of having stolen his mother’s wallet. That guy turns out to be Pee, the brother of James, husband of Put, who was the reason that Kaew and Kong’s sister was killed. Neither of them realize the connection at first. When Kong does realize he wants nothing to do with Pee.

I actually found this secondary couple more interesting than the main couple. Perhaps because I just came off of watching Life is Beautiful. Kyung Soo and Tae Sub were good together but they were already in an established relationship when LiB started and their whole storyline centered around them being gay. Pee and Kong it’s almost incidental that they are two guys. Their storyline in reality is the same as Por and Kaew. Por’s family has caused them a lot of pain and a relationship with anyone from the family would be out of the question. It was interesting to actually see feelings unfold between them naturally.

I’m so inspired by this drama I am seriously considering writing a Spanish sub for the Pee/Kong parts, LOL.
I don’t know if it’s just the actor’s ability or the writing but Pee and Kong actually seemed like a more natural couple to me. There were plenty of longing looks and O is a fabulous actor. Some of the looks he was giving Kong you could tell he wanted him, haha. He was exactly the same as when I’ve seen him in other dramas with no awkwardness that he was paired with a male rather than the usual female. Fluke also did a great job especially I think with the emotional scenes. I don’t want to spoil it but things get really tough for Kong in one of the later episodes and I actually got a bit teary eyed which is very rare for me. I watched a sub interview someone posted on YouTube and apparently Fluke did not know he was playing a gay character when he was given a role in the lakorn. He really threw himself into the role. There were a few bits of awkwardness but I attribute that more not having a lot of acting experience.

Some of my negatives with this drama had to do with the Por and Kaew relationship. I found her to be somewhat of a doormat in many ways but unfortunately this happens way too often in lakorns. Por was the usual lead male acting tough and arrogant but inside you know he is crying.

I am posting two clips below. One is the first part of ep. 5 which is when Pee and Kong first meet. Below that is the song that Fluke sings for the drama. He’s got a nice soft voice.


Episode 5.1


Kwarm Roo Seuk Dee Dee (Tee Mai Aht Bauk Krai) / Good Feelings that we Can’t Tell Anyone

Crazy JYJ fans almost trample them

Wow. Caught this clip on Youtube of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu – JYJ
They are arriving at Pudong airport and the fans go crazy and it looks very dangerous and scary. Why in the world would you act this way? You are putting this band you love so much in danger and could have hurt them. I mean around 2:57 Jaejoong looks like he’s falling and disappears from view for a couple of seconds. Frightening.
These fans need to get control of themselves.

–Edit 12/23/10– the previous vid is gone. Here is another one.

Se7en’s album to drop 7/7

Not much of a post just dropping by to say in case you didn’t catch it—Se7en recently had a press conference in LA to announce his upcoming album. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything about it other than a mention I found in someone else’s blog (which I unfortunately don’t remember whose). Today I had the chance to look on YT for any info unfortunately the press conference clips are hard to hear but I did find a clip of a preview of his new song ‘Them Girls’. Sounds good so far! Check it out below.

LYRICS:
Yeah, it’s another Darkchild Production
And my homie Se7en, let’s go

I like them girls that’s hard to get
I like them girls, shot calling a whip
I like them girls (girls), I like them girls (girls)
I like them girls, that’ll love to trip
Trying to spend 24 at Se7en’s crib
Girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls I do adore

Let me holla at ya girl
Every time I turn around
The girls be looking at me
I see a couple of ’em in the crowd
And I can tell that they wanna be
Be the one that’ll make me settle down
Take my number out of the game
Until I find that, I’ma fall back
I’ll tell you what I’m looking for

Tryna make you my accessory (yeah)
All girls are necessary (yeah)
Like Will I’m Legend, feel me
You can Google me, baby
Been around the world, Asia to Philly (oh yeah)
Across the border they all look good to me
I need a few more, so call the G4
Tell them that we only got room for seven more

I like them girls that’s hard to get
I like them girls, shot calling the whip
I like them girls (girls), I like them girls (girls)
I like them girls, that’ll love to trip
Trying to spend 24 at Se7en’s crib
Girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls I do adore…