February 2012


Take off is 2PM’s Japanese debut single from last year. It was also used as the ending song for the anime Blue Exorcist.

2PM ~ Take off

2PM ~ Take off

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Speed is a sub-unit consisting of the male members from Co-ed School. Here’s the music video for their cover of T-ara’s Lovey-Dovey, featuring Hwa-young from T-ara and, just to mess with our minds, Hwa-young’s twin sister Hyo-young from 5Dolls/Co-ed School.

Speed ~ Lovey-Dovey Plus

Speed ~ Lovey-Dovey Plus

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I can’t say I like the cover all that much, but Hyo-young & Hwa-young look great here! You can tell them apart in this video by the hair style and colour. I’m pretty sure that the one we see the most is Hyo-young (please, let me be right about this :lol: ). She has a dimple on her left cheek and a small mole under her right eye (here covered by her hair). We actually don’t see Hwa-young much at all except in a few short cuts, most of which are at the end of the video (assuming that my theory is correct).

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Today when I got home from work, feeling a bit under the weather, I checked my mail box and saw a package slip. “I haven’t ordered anything…” I had forgotten that I made a K-Pop/K-Movie order a week ago, so it was a pleasant surprise :) .

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I got T-ara’s latest mini-album Funky Town, the Mr. Taxi version of SNSD’s The Boys and the movie Sunny. I got the Tae-yeon (Toy Story) peas in a pod plushie a while back, but it made its way into the picture anyway :) . … Continue reading

 

The music video for じぶんROCK actually kind of has a story. It’s told in the form of cartoons. Don’t worry though; there’s the typical band footage too :P .

ONE OK ROCK ~ Jibun ROCK

ONE OK ROCK ~ Jibun ROCK

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The music video for the title track of IU’s latest album Last Fantasy consists of live footage from her Japanse debut showcase mixed with shots of her walking around in Japan.

IU ~ Last Fantasy

IU ~ Last Fantasy

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Credit: source vid. Mu8enze@jpopsuki

 

Last week I went to France to see a horde of K-Pop artists perform at Music Bank in Paris. A total of eight groups performed: Girls’ Generation, T-ara, 4Minute, Sistar, SHINee, U-Kiss, Beast and 2PM. I went there mostly for SNSD, T-ara and 4Minute.

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I flew to Paris the same day as the concert. I had already been there for SMTown back in June, so I felt like I wouldn’t have any trouble finding my way around the city. Besides, I had booked a numbered seat for the concert. I had a seat for the first day and a standing ticket for the second day. Unfortunately the second day of the concert was cancelled. It would’ve been great to do both.

The venue was much bigger than SMTown. The good seats at SMTown were much better than the good seats at Music Bank. While SMTown was more intimate, everything at Music Bank went very smoothly. They didn’t have much concert goods though.

It was nice to see so many groups, but since there were so many of them they didn’t perform that many songs each. SNSD didn’t perform until the very end, so it felt like they didn’t get enough time on stage. … Continue reading

 

A couple of “classic” live performances by T-ara for the people who aren’t seeing them at Music Bank in Paris tomorrow :) .

T-ara ~ Time To Love Live@Music Bank 20091030

T-ara ~ Time To Love Live@Music Bank 20091030

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T-ara ~ TTL (Listen 2)  Live@Dream Concert 20091011

T-ara ~ TTL (Listen 2) Live@Dream Concert 20091011

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Watching these lives solidifies So-yeon and Eun-jung as my top 2 favourite members. To be fair, all members aren’t present here, since this is the collaboration they with Supernova, but still… So-yeon ♥ :)

 

Surely you’ve heard about SNSD’s American network TV debut. Yesterday they made an appearance on Live With Kelly and the night before they were on Letterman to promote the release of the US version of The Boys.

On Letterman they performed a remixed version of The Boys. By the way, I can’t look at Bill Murray any more without thinking of Zombieland :lol: .

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On Live With Kelly they performed a shortened version of the original mix, followed by an short interview.

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I prefer the morning show appearance, since they performed the original version (although, in English, of course) and that there was an interview, which I felt gave off a positive image of the girls.

  • Girls’ Generation @ Live! With Kelly
  • Girls’ Generation @ Live! With Kelly
  • Girls’ Generation with Bill Murray @ Letterman

 

This is YUI’s acoustic performance of Green a.live at Bokura no ongaku back in the beginning of November.

YUI ~ Green a.live Live@Bokura no Ongaku 20111104

YUI ~ Green a.live Live@Bokura no Ongaku 20111104

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I really like this song. Here it’s arranged differently. It’s a bit more elaborate than the studio version. Bordering too elaborate, since I like the simplicity of the song. But still very good.