On last week’s post over on Facebook, DwaSoK fan Melissa mentioned that we were moving into Kpopvember, and she was RIGHT. The releases from these last couple of weeks have been amazing – strong, emotional, and downright skilled. Come see the gems released by Taeyeon, GOT7, HyunA, DAWN, and IU!Continue reading
When all the comebacks hit within the few weeks of each other, it can either be overwhelming or a delight for the ears. Right now, my ears are absolutely delighted! From Dreamcatcher to WayV, come see what’s new!Continue reading
Kmuse knows that I don’t really enjoy girl groups, so she’s always encouraging me to broaden my horizons. She convinced me to give T-ara a try, and I have to admit, their songs leave me with a smile on my face. Come see which T-ara MVs made me a fan!Continue reading
Man, it has been a fruitful few weeks for kpop fans! From AKMU’s new album to ATEEZ’s new release, my ears have been happy happy HAPPY! Come see what I think you should listen to out of the new releases!Continue reading
Slapping an “indie” label on a band isn’t easy, in my mind. Indie music has evolved to have a certain sound and setup — it isn’t just music produced by musicians who are independent of the big labels anymore.
My definition of indie has come to mean a band whose focus is on the vocals and the instruments they play — they aren’t necessarily worried about their visual concept and dancing is very, VERY low on their priority list!
Come enjoy some indie music with me and see if you agree . . . .Continue reading
Kmuse knows me so well. She was entertaining me with quirky kpop videos the other night that totally fit my impromptu video qualification list.
Off the wall sense of humor? Check!
Catchy melody? Check!
Fun visuals? Check!
Disappearing and reappearing flowers, awkwardly dancing clones, eerie marionettes, angry teddy bears, and a cross-dressing Siwon and imaginary motorcycles — what more do you need? Come watch these MVs to entertain your brain AND your ears!Continue reading
One of my kids wanted a soda last night and I immediately busted out with “So-DA, S-O-D-A so-DA.” My kids looked at me quizzically and I realized that I have taught them a LOT about kpop, but not a lot about the songs I listened to in college. Come see what held my interest in the days before my heady descent into all things Korean!Continue reading
Kang Ha Neul is back from the military and paired up with Gong Hyo Jin, no less! Come see what Kdrama Jen and Karie the Maknae thought of their new drama, When the Camellia Blooms.Continue reading
When someone shares a hilarious book trailer on your favorite Kdrama Facebook page, what happens? If you’re this Maknae, you immediately buy the book and read it! Come see what I thought of Frankly in Love by David Yoon.Continue reading
There’s something to be said for a melody that can stand all by itself. It proves the skill of the songwriter who created it and shows off what they can do without voices. I also find myself listening to the versions of the songs that include the vocals very differently, and I can appreciate them as two different works of art. Come listen to these instrumentals and tell me if they help you hear these songs in a new light.Continue reading