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Last year YUI released new versions music videos for Feel my soul and Good-bye days consisting of old footage from her debut years. It’s interesting to see these old clips of her. I found new love for this and many of her other songs after listening to the covers on the She loves you album. When I watched her perform this song at her last live as YUI at the CDTV new year’s show, I thought that the captions were wrong, so I checked the CD booklet. Turns out that I’ve been singing the wrong lyrics all this time :lol: .

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YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

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And appropriately last: Good-bye days. It’s one of my favourite songs. I love how you get to see YUI smile a lot in this video. I hope there’s more where that came from in her future projects.

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YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

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These are the last PSP videos I’ll post. Like YUI, I’m moving on to something else. The blog will remain. There just won’t be any new PSP videos for download. Six years is plenty and I’m looking to focus my energy elsewhere.

 

This is a commercial for eating more eggs that aired when I was in Korea in 2011. I was going to use it in a post about how you see idols in ads everywhere in Korea, that I didn’t finish.

Girls' Generation ~ Egg Song

Girls’ Generation ~ Egg Song

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I don’t know if it was because of the commercial or not, but I’ve eaten eggs more often since I got back :D .

 

I had these clips from Ai Otsuka’s 2007 Love is Born concert lying around, that I never got around to posting. I thought I’d post them here in case anyone’s interested.

Multi-talented Ai plays the violin in the intro to Honey. Clearly not her main instrument :lol: .

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

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Listening to Kumuriuta gives me chills. Very emotional song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

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After almost getting depressed listening to Kumuriuta, Frienger brightens the mood. Ai uses the baseball bat that you can see in the thumbnail to hit balls into the audience during the song. lol @ when she hits the ball straight into the front row at the end of the song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

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This song is from one of Ayu’s latest maxi singles called LOVE. It sounds like the old Ayu. I started listening to Ayu around the time Rainbow was released, but my favourite album was always I am. Missing sounds like it could have come from that era. It even has that harmony that goes into so many of Ayu’s songs. It’s also in Song 4 u, which is another track on the same single. That song also has a classic feel to it.

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

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Tae-yeon singing Rihanna’s Take a Bow at Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook back in June.

Tae-yeon ~ Take A Bow Live@YHY's Sketchbook 20120602

Tae-yeon ~ Take A Bow Live@YHY’s Sketchbook 20120602

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Looking and sounding great!

 

What better way than to start the new year with a comeback by SNSD? :D Their new album is now available digitally at online stores. I bought it off of iTunes and was listening to it on the train ride home from the New Year’s party.

At the same time, the music video for I Got a Boy was released. I kind of spoiled my initial spazzing by bugging my friend to play it at his house. Couldn’t really gush at that time.

The song is kind of fragmented. I enjoy twists and turns in songs, but this one is kinda like “I have no idea where the heck I’m going, let’s turn left!”. There’s a lot of different, contrasting parts competing for attention. Not very homogeneous or harmonious.

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Girls' Generation ~ I Got a Boy

Girls’ Generation ~ I Got a Boy

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Tae-yeon looks so awesome in this video (as opposed to… never :) ). Yoon-a also looks great with her camo jacket. The drama parts of the video feel a bit out of place and doesn’t really match the overall mood of the rest of the song.

The part of the choreography that I like … Continue reading

 

Let’s all enjoy some calm Christmas music as Crayon Pop reminisce about their trip to Japan. Hmmm… it’s kind of hard to make a pun when you haven’t started watching the video yet :P . It’s Crayon Pop’s first song Bing Bing. Another really good song. The only thing I dislike is the English part.

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Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

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They have a little Big time sensuality (Björk) thing going there with the dancing and singing on the back of a truck :) .

I’ve decided that my favourite members are (as usual, the main vocalists) So-yul (so cute) and Cho-a (the singing twin). I like Way (the rapping twin) too, when there’s more rapping in the song, like in Saturday Night.

Merry X-mas! :D

 

Today (the end of the world) SNSD started releasing teasers for their 4th Korean album. The album (and title track, I guess) is called I Got a Boy. They will make their comeback on January 1st and the album will be released the day after.

The first teaser video consists of the entire music video for the song Dancing Queen! :D

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Girls' Generation ~ Dancing Queen

Girls’ Generation ~ Dancing Queen

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This song is kind of TaeTiSeo (sound) meets Gee (looks). It’s a remake of the song Mercy by Duffy, but with new Korean lyrics. I like it! :D It’s a bit nostalgic in the way the girls all have the same hairstyles as they did when promoting Gee. At the end of the video we get to see a short teaser for I Got a Boy, which sounds like it’ll be something completely different.

Ohh… Now I’ve read that a lot of the footage in Dancing Queen is actually from 2008 and that the song was intended to be released back then, but couldn’t due to copyright issues. No wonder it looks so Gee-like.

Dancing Queen is already out on iTunes.

Girls’ Generation also started releasing teaser photos. … Continue reading

 

I’m still enjoying Crayon Pop’s sweet energetic songs. I get the feeling that their songs are mixed a bit differently than other groups I’m listening to. Crayon Pop sound more bass-y in my headphones. I played them at a party last weekend and a buddy of mine seemed to like them too :) .

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Crayon Pop ~ Saturday Night

Crayon Pop ~ Saturday Night

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Saturday Night was Crayon Pop’s second song. The video is silent in the beginning, so don’t crank up your volume. The song doesn’t start until they get out of the van.

The version used in the video (excluding the intro) is the Dubstep mix, which was included on their first mini-album. Have I already ranted about K-Pop “remixes”? It seems like the current standard for a “remix” is to make a carbon copy of the original song, except for one short break where something remixy is added. They should all be called the “99% like the original mix” :P . Rant over :) . That said, I like Saturday Night. Remix or not (they sound the same anyway ;) ).

 

Crayon Pop’s Dancing Queen was used as background music in the fan edited Tae-yeon video clip that I posted last week. I really liked it, so I had to look them up. They’re a rookie group that debuted this summer and they have released three songs so far. I’ve been listening to their songs all week. Very catchy and energetic.

I wasn’t able to find a music video for Dancing Queen (I don’t think there is one), so I picked a performance from Music Bank.

Crayon Pop ~ Dancing Queen Live@Music Bank 20121026

Crayon Pop ~ Dancing Queen Live@Music Bank 20121026

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Their choreography is a bit unorthodox :lol: , but I dig their style :) . They used the same outfits in a guerilla concert that they held when they were rejected by the major music shows.

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Fan-subbed behind the scenes of the guerilla concert:
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화이팅!

The main vocalist Cho-a (dark hair) looks very familiar to me. I don’t know if I’ve seen her before or if it’s just seeing her twin Way (blonde) that gives me that déjà vu feeling.

To be continued…

 

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