Are you watching The Unit? I have mixed feelings about survival music programs. I love the performances and I love discovering new voices, but I hate the idea of crushing youthful hopes and dreams. I am choosing to overlook the dream crushing part, though, and I am just going to focus on some of the amazing talent that is being showcased! Let me introduce you to: BIGFLO! Continue reading
Credit to @gehenna1986 (permission granted on Twitter) for this gorgeous piece of art.
This has been a rough week, y’all. Just . . . rough.
We are going to switch things up a bit and look at the other half of the Korean entertainment world…..namely KPOP. So join The Fangirls as we share our favorite MV’s from 2017. Continue reading
I love kpop in all its colorful, technological glory. The intense beats, the pretty idols, the video concepts — they speak to my fangirl heart.
On the other hand, I was a teenager in the 1990s, which means that sometimes I long for a good guitar solo or something a little less manufactured. So when I found some Korean rock bands, I was so, SO happy!
Music and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve lived in many parts of America and therefore have had the experience of the people around me liking many different types of music. From growing up with artists like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton on the station wagon radio or my current location where the grunge of the 90’s was born. I’m also married to a musician (who does NOT listen to pop music) and live in a house full of very opinionated little music lovers. So my journey to becoming a Kpop lover was a slow one. Come join me as I discuss my first official bias and how I found his group.
Some of you may know that one of my other hats is as an author. Today’s post will give you a little glimpse into what I’ve been listening to for my latest Kdrama inspired novella series and my writing process as it relates to music. Continue reading
When doing a Kpop week it would be horrible if we didn’t give the hardworking ladies their time to shine. So join me as I count down my picks for the Top 10 most iconic female Kpop group MVs. Continue reading
Well, hello there. I’m sorta new here and also sorta not. A few of you may recognize me, but most probably won’t. My name is Dongsaeng and it’s been a while since my days back at The Crazy Ahjummas. I’m grateful to Kmuse and the other Fangirls for giving me a chance to crash their KPop party though here on Dramas with a Side of Kimchi and fangirl over my favorite group. Continue reading
Did you know that in years gone by, music was widely considered an intellectual pursuit? Music was meant to edify; to challenge you; to make you think. Artists wrote poetry set to music. They would strive to inspire their audiences with the beauty of their words.
Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights) dreamin’ of a song. The melody haunts my reverie and I am once again with you, (When our love was new) and each kiss an inspiration. Oh, but that was long ago, and now my consolation is in the stardust of a song.
It’s time to break out the tissues, roll up the posters, and put away the lightstick. What do you do when your Kpop group breaks up? When 2NE1 broke up it was a big deal at my house. We went through crying, wailing, disbelief, and hours spent asking “They will get back together again someday, right?” My daughter won’t even listen to “Goodbye” because she refuses to believe it’s true. So let’s talk about breakups and the stages of grief in a Kpop fan. Continue reading