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Slightly Less Ambitious Kpop Artist Names

7 Jan

You’ve played or heard about this popular forum/twitter meme craze? Kpop is full of ridiculously over the top artist names. What if the entertainment agencies were slightly less ambitious?

Here’s some names I quickly came up with. See if you can guess who the original artist is… should be easy peasy for any kpop fan:

Music Boys Live in Average Quality

Rising Mortals from Gangnam

Puny Bang

2NO1

Finite

Slightly Sparkly

Drizzle

Average Girls

Teen Middle of the Road

OK Junior

Fly to the Sky on a Helicopter

Cowardly Brothers

Extra Curriculum

Can you come up with any?

2009 – you've been good

4 Jan

Almost every other blog out there is doing some sort of “BEST OF 2009” post, so let me be a sheep and do one myself.

Qoobies Best of 09 KPOP Awards

Best Artist
G-Dragon

Best Group
2PM

Best Newcomers
2NE1, 4minute, After School, BEAST, Lady Collection, Maydoni

Best Songs (no particular order, one song per artiste)
SNSD – Gee
2NE1 – I Don’t Care
Taeyang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat
Park Bom – You & I
Kim Tae Woo – Love Rain
4minute – Won’t Give You
After School – Because of You
Hwanhee – Bring it Back
Epik High – Wannabe
2AM – Time for Confession
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
SHINee – Please Don’t Go
Maydoni – 7 Teen
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget

Best Albums
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
2PM – 1:59PM
Hwanhee – H-Soul
Wheesung – Vocolate
2NE1 – 2NE1
Maydoni – 7 Teen
Untouchable – Quiet Storm
Brown Eyed Girls – Sound G.
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Lady Collection – Lady Collection
Kim Taewoo – T-Virus
4minute – Musik
Epik High – Map the Soul

Best MVs
2NE1 – Fire
2PM – Heartbeat
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Epik High – Wannabe
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave

Drama
I haven’t been a huge follower of K-dramas (I’ve seen less than 10 my whole life), although that will change as I’m on a rabid download spree. Recommendation welcome!

In 2009, I’ve watched Cinderella Story (not sure why I even bothered), IRIS (very entertaining, although the last few eps were a huge let down; they either should of added a few more episodes to flesh out the story, or end it earlier) and You’re Beautiful (wasn’t going to watch this as it looked too “teen” and “cute” for my usual tastes, but so many people recommended it. Good recommendation! Park Shin Hye ^_^).

I am about to begin Return of Iljimae, and plan to watch Shining Inheritance after, since it has won so many drama awards in 09.

Variety
As I understand little Korean, the shows that I can watch it limited to the ones that are available on youtube/download with subs.  Family Outing is my no.1 variety show.  I’ve been a huge follower of the first series of couples of We Got Married, but interest has died down.  MNET Scandal seemed to have some promise, in at least we can expect to have crazy fangirl complaints; but that was a letdown too.  Other shows I watched/followed include Intimate Note, G7, Star King, 2NE1/Big Bang TV.  I wish there was a site which keeps track of all the episodes and where I could watch/download them…

Looking ahead to 2010
The Return of the Jedi Jaebum. Comebacks/LPs from:Taeyang, Big Bang, 2NE1, 1TYM, Se7en (basically YG family), Tasha/T, May Doni, Hwanhee, Hyori, BoA.  More material from the many newcomers of 09, such as BEAST, MBLAQ, 4minute, Untouchable, f(x).  Less freaky gifts from netizens to their idols.  Return of X-man alumni HaHa and Kim Jong Min. Movies/dramas/variety/eye candy which feature either Park Shin Hye, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Bo Young, or better yet, all of them together. Anything with Kim Sooro – God of Study is a good start for 2010. New Cha Tae Hyun movie?

And of course, a new blog site. Damn will I ever be able to make it?

2010 – let’s hope for a even more exciting year for k-entertainment!

golden disk awards

10 Dec

Been following the 24th Golden Disk Awards (Korean Grammys kinda).

Exciting stuff!  Actually not sure if the show is finished yet, but so far, this is definitely SME’s night.  SuJu has already won 4 awards, including the Daesangs.  SNSD and SHINee won too.  Whilst I’m a big YG fan, SuJu deserved the awards.  They had a massive year with Sorry Sorry and It’s You.  Same with SNSD and their GEE and Tell Me Your Wish.  What did surprise me however was no award for 2NE1, as they definitely owned the second half of 2009.  Anyway, good show overall – much more exciting and glamorous then the MAMAs to be honest.

Son Dambi looked stunning – but what did she kill in order to get that atrocity that is hanging off her?!

“HyunA shii – what are you in this evening?”
“My bathing suit! TeeHee ^_^”

The tramp, the hobo, the dork, and mini Crown J

Legs Legs Leggity Legs. *giggle*

Looking good guys.

A lot of awesome performances this evening, like SuJu, SNSD, Davichi, Son Dambi, Epik High..

I’ll just post this badass performance by 2PM to whet your appetite, go find the rest on youtube! BTW, check out how they freak the shit out of some of the other singers 😀

HyunA and Jiyoon were so cute, dancing along to Heartbeat!  I know I rag on HyunA a lot, but after watching her on Invincible Youth, she’s mega adorable and innocent. Although she’s supposed to be an entertainer, it’s still a shame she has to put on a front and act so slutty/overtly sexy when performing.

this is it

1 Nov

Just came back from watching “This Is It”, the limited release concert documentary of the late Michael Jackson’s preparation for the 50 planned London concerts.

thisisit_michael_jackson_rehearsalAt the beginning, it was a bit awkward and sad to watch.  As you see clips of his rehearsals, he looked so frail.  But even through his poor health and increasing age, his talent as an entertainer, pioneer and perfectionist really shown through.  Just watching the stage preparation and rehearsal footage was epic; his concert seemed like it would really live up to the bill as the greatest concerts of all time. RIP MJ~

I watched the credits and noticed that Nick Bass was one of the backup dancers (MJ picked 10 dancers from thousands of auditionees) for the This Is It concerts.  If I remember correctly, he helped choreograph Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” and a couple of other SM tunes.  Bit random but a small link to kpop XD

The other night, I went past a CD shop (called CHEAPY no less) which was showing an old concert of MJ on a screen. People, of all nationalities and ages, walking past would just literally stop and watch. In the middle of the road.  His legend will never die. CHEAP MJ

“In an interview airing Thursday night, Joe Jackson, speaking to Extra about his son Michael, said, “He’s worth more dead than when he was alive.” He quickly added, “I’d rather have him alive. When he was living, they didn’t show this.”

What a caring father.  Asshole