We’ll stop at 35:56 on our 2nd day of trying to sit through episode one of Lovelyz Loves Canada, as “East Team”, who appear to be rather lost in a frighteningly dark and empty and alienating Montreal, get accosted by a couple of fat white chicks who apparently know nothing about K-pop but want to […]

It was a bright and frosty dawn That day that woke so strangely still, When quick there broke discovery Of a mystery to thrill. The peoples rose up from their beds, Both White and Brown and Gook, To find that from the earth had fled Every last man or woman spook. There were no Blacks! […]

In my defense, what with all the huge excitement over A Pink’s glorious reascendance–plus my being off the grid for over a week– the fact that Laboum was teasing a comeback passed entirely without my notice. But, I only missed it by a day (though I am saved further unforced Laboumlessness by scanning onehallyu when […]

On my return from the woods, I was horrified to see that, despite taking trophies on The Show, Show Champion, and Show! Music Core A Pink only managed to move up to no 3 on the soompi chart.  Their best chance to win on the (admittedly idiosyncratic) aggregate barometer had failed!  And ironically, even “Only […]

A Pink’s maknae turns 21! –in the midst of a happy and glorious season of A Pink triumph!   –and while this post is prescheduled (and the last time I had to do this for Hayoung it didn’t post!), wherever I may be there will be happy wishes in my heart for Hayoung. Happy birthday […]

A Pink’s glorious Reconquista of K-pop continues with their fourth trophy for “Five”! With the “veteran” girl group displaying its musical, social, and cultural hegemony at the foremost ranks of the field.     The girls delighted in their lemony outfits with the blue rococofied blue pocket ribbon detailies.  And now, in further proof of […]

Red Velvet’s “One of These Nights” MV has been, from the moment it was released, a personal favorite and a conspicuous example of an “instant classic.” Awash from beginning to end with spellbinding imagery, captured with peak technical fluency, “One of These Nights” would be, even without any search for hidden meaning, a work of […]

Truly, we have been blessed with this resurgence of legendary A Pink to the pinnacle of triumph with “Five”! I went to bed early, in part due to real fatigue but also, alas, deterred from imagining there was much of a shot thanks to a quick perusal of a onehallyu poster’s breakdown of next week’s […]

A Pink consolidate their comeback with a second trophy win for “Five” from Show Champion. A very respectable showing for a “veteran” girl group in its seventh year–especially given the competition. If we can snag a Music Bank or M! Countdown or Inkigayo trophy this week, that would be even sweeter still!  But it is […]

This week has seen a drastic continuation of the previous death threats against A Pink, with a bomb threat phoned in against their Comeback Showcase and now a building evacuation for Music Bank.  allkpop reports: On June 30 at approximately 10:30 AM KST, KBS-2TV received a call with the message, “[I] have installed a bomb […]

A Pink have returned, at what promises to be a crossroads for their career–for renewed recognition and popularity or else some sort of fade-out. With 2016’s long-awaited comeback “Only One”, A Pink seemed to hit a snag with their once dazzling popularity.  2015’s “Remember” didn’t equal the trophy-stealing triumph of their 2014 megahits “Mr Chu” […]

It sounds as though A Pink is indeed going to tap into some of their “old school” high energy dance-pop for their Summer Comeback! Regardless of what the charts will say, I expect this is going to be an immensely enjoyable addition to the A Pink canon.  But we pray it also sweeps Korea by […]

A man apparently already subject to legal action by Plan A Ent for criminal activities (making false accusations? stalking?) phoned in a threat to stab A Pink members to death, resulting in a police squad sent to their dormitory.  Earlier today, from allkpop: “Police personnel was dispatched by Seoul Gangnam’s Police Station after receiving an […]

Lovelyz Goddess Jin turns twenty-one! We wish Jin a very happy birthday on this young and youthful milestone! Here is Jin, back in the days of “Amusement Park” when she didn’t have any lines on stage because she had a cold when they recorded it.  But we can admire Jin dance! And here is refulgent […]

The Lovelyz maknae turns nineteen! She is very special and beloved. There is in Yein a special sort of innocence and caritas which makes her presence burn like that of an angel:  to contemplate her is to enter into a lovely sense of serenity and all-is-wellness.   Even as she has to work so tirelessly. […]

The great Roger Moore, seven times James Bond, has died at the age of 89. Roger Moore was more than just James Bond– he did a couple of non-Bond pictures with the great On Her Majesty’s Secret Service director Peter Hunt, for example.  But it is his dapper tenure as 007 from 1973 to 1985 […]

I just found out that Soyeon and Boram declined to renew their contracts.  And for what it’s worth, the other members have only renewed until December, so I’m hard-pressed to think they’ll be recording new material past the mini-album due next month, the last recording of 6-ara. And since the past two mini-albums have essentially been “placeholders” (even […]

The latest A Pink Japanese single is less J-pop than straight-up pure retro K-pop recalling the dulcet musicbox funk of S.E.S. and Baby VOX, and to top off the confectionary sound A Pink has mounted a video that is a veritable orgy of Rococo hues and girlish opulence: Fans of Kara’s enormously successful Japanese run […]

The sublimity of WJSN’s 3rd single, unleashed upon last weekend’s music shows! We’ve meant a million times to honor a hot new single in this fashion (alas, poor “Destiny”, dear “Only One”!), but superrookies WJSN richly deserve this with the utter loveability and insane infectiousness of their new masterwork. M! Countdown with hives of purple […]

A Pink’s special holiday single launches with an Easter Egg-hued video full of cute thrills: With a sound that makes it an appropriate companion piece to “Only One”, “Cause You’re My Star” doesn’t go for the soaring melodicism that typifies classic A Pink singles but nonetheless weaves a sweetly dulcet spell– with the glaring possible exception […]

Deflecting whatever slump might have been feared over the year’s hiatus since “Remember”, A Pink return with a gorgeously sophisticated new single and music video, giving a mature gloss to their autumn comeback while losing none of their exquisite girlish charm. The girls’ moody housesitting routines, eating pancakes alone on the stairs or dumping out […]

It’s still the 11th in the United States of Depravity, but already Sunday the 12th has begun in Korea and thus, we wish Lovelyz Jin her happy twentieth birthday! Ne! Since I have to travel, and since I stink at setting up correctly my posts to post at a set time (wordpress seems to have […]

Irradiant and angelic, supernal A Pink soars to triumph on Saturday’s Show! Music Core with another win for “Luv”: –with perhaps their most lambent and lively stage yet.  Congratulations, A Pink!  God Bless A Pink, and God bless the Pink Pandas!

A mountaineer plunges off the side of a grisly peak in the Yukon–but survives his fall (and even being whacked midfall by another falling body), only to be declared the victim of foul play by a Native American female paramedic after he lands safely in a parking lot but is put down by an unseen […]

I haven’t done justice to this stage, with its floating furniture straight out of the video, which gives it a quaint minimalist charm (here the chairs are colorful, as though they’d taken a brief detour through Oh My Girl’s “Coloring Book” MV), and with the Lovelyz in sweet pyjama-style outfits, our Main Vocals Kei and […]

If all Youngji ever got out of joining Kara was recording Day & Night, one of the best pop records of all time, and its fine follow-up In Love, that would be riches enough to ensure her place in pop music history. But occasionally she got to perform some of the old Kara stuff too.  […]

Bossy Yena, defeatist Jinsol, moist Chaewon, and all the gang take a few minutes out to play games in front of Pops in Seoul’s cameras at Pick & Talk!   Even if “Mayday” is sort of the lesser “Happy” it’s still a fun little tune and April look ready to give us more musical action […]

WJSN Goddess Bona turns twenty-two! May all your moments be Happy Moments through your long and magnificent life!  God bless Bona, and happy birthday!

Happy birthday WJSN Goddess Bona!   Happy birthday Laboum Solbin!   Happy birthday GFriend Yerin and Umji!

The Queen of K-pop turns 24! Having won, as a soloist and part of A Pink, a collective eight show trophies thus far in 2017, Eunji is having a splendid year.  And we may yet see another A Pink minialbum this year.  The possibilities for this young star are endless.   We pray the glorious […]

  And what a beautiful performance too!  This chestnut will always delight and amaze!

Fact: black babies are born into this world smelling like ass to the noses of every other race. Bonus fact: Islam blows.  If you’re not born hating it, you’ll figure it out eventually. What the hell does “background” even mean?  Giving blowjobs in Indonesia when you can’t remember your father’s face? Fuck off Obama.  And […]

The goddess of media (comedy, fashion, song) turns twenty-four!   To be sure, it seems like a long time we’ve been together. But you are still adorable and young, great Bomi! May God keep you safe, and your nation safe from harm.  A happy Birthday to you, a merry day for all of A Pink, […]

 

says Weihan Wang.

Hayoung’s smile blooming at 2:54, seen closely at 2:55, coukd be the best smile ever recorded. Now there is a smile that bears with it the Mandate of Heaven.  God bless you forever, dear girl!

As we expect with Jessica, this latest release is another luminously photographed vision of Jessica playing around at hanging out at home, showing her sensitive yet whimsically domestic side. Is that clock at 9:05 a SNSD reference?  Sunny and– was it Sooyoung?– recently had an exchange about a “five member” versus a “nine member” group.  […]

Goddess Jiho and the gang left some spirited performances in the KBS grabbag, as with this blaze of energy– though I pray the next comeback will be OM8!

An oasis of refulgence as GFriend unleash their dazzling new single upon this achingly romantic stage: But why was SinB stuck with a boring out of date fleshtone mic when everyone else got the glamorous new ones I first recall becoming a “thing” when Seohyun did “Don’t Say No”? Whatever the explanation, we won’t let […]

Well, I’m just being honest. I was thinking that, if the Albigensian Crusade was a genocide, it may well have been a fully justified one, as the Albigensians may have been a total threat to human survival, a mass psychosis. Whereas Churchill’s firebombing genocide against the German family was just pure evil.  Probably less than […]

I don’t know if this is a parody account or for real, but it rocks: africa black nigro govenments can not succeed without Chinese organize expertise U.S. cannot compete Chinese work hard technology. Chinese Children learn arithmetic and health exercise at camp. This boys wear a dress Fuck a #GoogleMemo Chinese technology company give work […]

August belongs to the swelling chorus of GFriend’s “Love Whisper”, but the lifetime with Pink Up has only begun, so let us “stroll down memory lane” with July’s defining hit, A Pink’s smashing comeback “Five”:  

The always articulate Styxenhammer puts on a shirt and explains why Pres. Trump can’t get the GOP Congress to do crap, why he’s right to tell them to go screw themselves, and how he’ll likely achieve that.

Laboum and their charming phalanx of backup girls bring their insistently jazzy summer single to Music Bank’s stage. I’m beginning to think this single may represent the long-awaited transcendence of the “quirky single” phenomenon that has dogged K-pop this year from “Rookie” through “Coloring Book” and “Red Flavor” and so on.  Though I was amiably […]

In fairness, I had to get my car towed.  Blessings to you always, Teen Goddess Yeonjung!    

  For now, for reference’s sake I’ll drop these here.     I’m not saying there’s anything wrong or diabolical in the content here– go ahead and do your planks (I need to get back on them myself); rather, this is evidence that supports the thesis of a thinker I recently discovered who has a […]

The official MBC Stage Mix version of A Pink’s three triumphant broadcast performances for “Five” on Show! Music Core (Comeback Stage + two trophy wins!):  

She’s past that mark now, but here she was, about a month before her birthday, doing a cute rendition of some cute old hit of hers.   I just throw it out since it’s worth saluting well-preserved women wherever we can find them.  Not saying she wasn’t cuter when she was younger, but we all […]

GFriend’s “Love Whisper” is a daringly stripped-down song, their most minimalist single since their frankly underwhelming debut with “Glass Bead”. Early spring’s “Fingertip” has been scored as a “flop”, even though the song snagged a few trophies and the album sold over 60,000 physical units.  But after last year’s epic success with “Rough” and “Navillera”, […]

Laboum seems to attract a lot of haters these days, so perhaps some of this chatter is just trolling, but fans are starting to talk up Laboum as the new “Queens of Summer” based upon the effervescent summer vibe of “Only U”: While I would never say “Only U” is my favorite Laboum single, for […]

A girlfriend sketch with A Pink’s Leader Fairy (as bestowed on our poor schmuck by a witchy Bomi!). “Hello, wind!  Hello, fine dust!”

If they didn’t go on Pops in Seoul, I think I would just die. Yes, people are arguing in the comments about their “dewy look”.  I can see the appeal, but it does make me feel a tad weird.  I mean, I kinda got the feeling from ZN that she felt like she just got […]

Oh My Girl’s vivacious Leader turns twenty-three! But this dolllike beauty is one girl we don’t have to worry about losing her girlish glow and esprit anytime soon!   We wish “Win-Hyo” a smiling and overdanceful birthday today in Korea, and great blessings from Heaven, whose Mandate beams down upon the glory of Oh My […]

I’ve known this video for a long time, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted it here so by goodness let’s post it now! Predebut JinE shows her skills with the refreshing and addicting choice of no less a song and choreo than A Pink’s early Wall of Pop masterpiece “My My”! We can’t wait […]

A beautifully done fmv for “Eyes”, combining broadcast footage of the song’s performances with old concert clips and portions of the making-of featurette, including freshfaced Bomi and Chorong in white tees in front of white walls and Namjoo stretching out in her “utopia” top. Utopia indeed!