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 […]

From the opening of Homer’s Odyssey, in the Pope translation, melancholy Minerva– or Athena, if we’re nixing alliteration in favor of accuracy, proclaims the just punishment of Aegisthus for the murder of Agamemnon but protests the languishment of righteous Ulysses kept from his beloved home: Here paused the god; and pensive thus replies Minerva, graceful […]

Oh My Girl’s Pink Ocean/Windy Day  hyperventilating album track “I Found Love” is such a highlight, I determined I should provide a lyrical remix for the edification of the Alt Right! The first 7 days roll on, so let’s rock!!!   Last year, My spirits sank with great fear Media sneered it was so clear […]

It is done.  The “impossible” has been achieved. Not “impossible”, of course.  Fifth grade: I read in Time magazine about the swaggering billionaire from New York, who wants to build the world’s tallest building and might even run for President someday. Ninth grade: in my first competitive extemporaneous speech, I cite the possibility of billionaire […]

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 […]

Lovelyz’ glorious vocal and future producer Ryu Sujeong turns nineteen!  Happy birthday 류수정!   As the Trumpenreich spreads peace, plenty, and luminous Iceness across the globe, we wish Sujeong and all of Lovelyz a Happy Sujeong Birthday, a glorious approaching Holiday season (with another resplendent installment of the New Trilogy soon to drop?), and a […]

It’s not just about “greatness”–more importantly, it’s about goodness. Yes, there’s the hope of prosperity instead of poverty.  But we have dug ourselves so deeply inside a hole of fiat debt there may be no answer, at least over the next four or eight years.  Powerful forces may well be ready to “demolish” the awesome […]

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 […]

Unlooked for, unexpected, and unspeakable: If you thought this surprise mv drop was going to be a lo-fi throwaway, think again! At first you think, “Wow, it’s kinda like ‘Me Gustas Tu’ with a bit of ‘Brand New Day’ thrown in–terrific!”  And then you get to the forest shots, and you think, “OMG! This is […]

Hosannah to the highest!  And on earth peace, through Presidents Trump, Putin, and Assad! Now is the time to consolidate the Midwest naïfs, the disaffected Sanders voters, all White people everywhere, as well as Persons of Color who wish to remain on agreeable terms with the rightful White majority in America, to unite behind the […]

We here at Chateau de Somesuch have been having an erratic couple of days on le computer:  just as strategic updates seemed finally to be breaking the molasses-slow browsing of late, I discovered Windows Media Player had vanished; and when, after a couple of increasingly distant-past system restores got that back, I discovered my poor […]

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!

Sigh.  I really need some remedial training in dance criticism, so I learn to stop and smell the choreo roses:   Those finger gestures behind Exy during her rap!  Xuan Yi pointing. as if flashing imaginary guns, off to the side, then turning to “you! you! you!” them behind Exy’s back!  Magic! I’m going to […]

It sounds like he had a good time on 60 Minutes.  I approve:   Some interesting points about liberal overconfidence and lack of self-awareness.

After checking out the always-delightful WJSN performance from this broadcast, this one popped up, so why not check out darling Seohyun while we’re at it?   Good times!  Seohyun, besides being a really good singer in her own right, has such awesome hair too!  Plus, pink fur wristcuffs! Yes, the Girl’s Day comeback has finally […]

Our beloved maknae is out of her cast and back on stage to give Lovelyz8 performances of “Wow”! or as youtube commenter GIGAMANIAC Tan puts it: YEIN!!!!!!! OMG SHES BACK YASSS I CAN FINALLY ENJOY A FULL LOVELYZ STAGE Ah, sweet Yein!  We are very happy and relieved to see you happily and healthily on […]

I haven’t written about the GFriend comeback because at first I was really on the fence about this one: my initial thought was that “Fingertip” wasn’t necessarily anything more special than Crayon Pop’s “FM”, a song I’ve also always been ambivalent about. But in Crayon Pop’s case the ambivalence was a sort of piteous ambivalence: the […]

I shouldn’t deign to notice, but since Amber continues her suicide march to get unhitched from her contract and her devoted stans continue to apologize for her unKorean and unladylike misbehavior, I will briefly unload my sentiments. f(X) Amber continues to beg to get released from her contract by boldly bitching on her instragram account about […]

It’s just a thought, but there is a suggestion in her new collection as to why she can’t stop horndogging after Rihanna (God be praised I had to look up how to spell that herpestetic whore’s name). And unless you’re a Paglia completest, beware: the book includes the phrase “bootylicious Beyoncé.”  Break Blow Burn it […]

In sad news, JinE won’t be a part of Oh My Girl’s forthcoming (and how could it not be awesome?) comeback.  Awesome, because it’s Oh My Girl– and yet, incomplete, for how can the hole in our hearts heal as long as our JinE is away?   But at least she is still a member.  […]

  Last year we lamented the inevitable turning of the decades for Lady Rambo, but now, let us celebrate her turning an attractive thirty-one! It’ll come back to me which ‘era’ this photo is from, but Boram thus far has aged with a grace which leaves little to remark on in the passing of the […]

We can’t have Yein alas, but we can have a stage awash in the dulcet discodelic tones that help take us away on an audiovisual odyssey beyond the event horizon of the mundane and into the infinity of stars and hearts of Loveliness!   Jisoo so cute!  And I’ll think of that ring as Jin’s […]

The splendorous centerpiece of Lovelyz, goddess Kei, turns twenty-two!   And having lately released the R U Ready? album, Lovelyz has left us busy with new songs and stages to digest– although KBS and SBS cruelly seem to be neglecting to post the performances since the Comeback weekend (what’s up with that?).  Oh well. It […]

An arbitrary freeze that reveals Binnie with a benign Mona Lisa smile on a face with the softness of a Correggio. And of course the rest of this great Comeback stage is terrific too!

Oh Lord make it real! (I mean, as long as she stays mature and legal and all that!)  Koreaboo reports: Apink‘s Eunji knows the secret to looking younger, and it’s all in her hair. Eunji has surprised her fans by returning to her youthful front bangs hairstyle. Although she is only 23 years old, she has turned […]

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday told federal immigration officials to stop “stalking undocumented immigrants” at California courthouses. Cantil-Sakauye said she was “deeply concerned” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are apparently seeking out undocumented immigrants for deportation at courthouses and courtrooms from San Francisco to Los […]

With A Pink’s Pink Revolution and Lovelyz R U Ready? there’s a curious vein of moody, rock-inflected tracks that recall somewhat the middle period of Oasis on albums like Standing On the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry.  This griefstruck late track from the new Lovelyz album exemplifies this Britpop-esque trend and is one of […]

I was going to post an mnet fancam for WJSN’s SeolA (for starters) because I don’t think we’ve ever paid her personal tribute here, but apparently mnet’s stopped doing those. I guess I can see where it would get tiresome for their interns, especially with a group like WJSN where they’d need thirteen people out […]

The lovely ladies lasses of WJSN (minus Mei Qi, filming on location in China) make a potpourri of their previous stage outfits for this frolicsome (and still full-length!) rendention of their terrific awesome smash “I Wish”: Main Vocal Yeonjung appears to be wearing the outfit from their Music Bank Comeback stage, but I see now […]

Now that I think about it, I believe I’ve read this commenter before without being especially troubled by any problems with his writing or thinking– but I could be wrong.  Nonetheless, “flipping through” one of Derbyshire’s latest essays, I found my eyeballs groaning with stupefaction over the repeated, needy, insistent comments left by one Wizard […]

Or  수정가죽 치마!  Well of course there’s more of this Lovelyz7 set!

–and give Oh My Girl another masterpiece of video, choreo, and music like “Windy Day”, a work that can never lose a drop of its thrilling freshness! JinE and Oh My Girl hwaiting!

WJSN continued promoting “I Wish” right up through this past very weekend, but since I can’t find all of the latest installments (even SBS seems a bit spotty with keeping up posting all of a given group’s performances unless they’re A-listers like– long may they reign!– A Pink) I took the time out to catch […]

The girls of Lovelyz (sans injured Yein, sigh) take to the stage of Yu Huiyeol’s Sketchbook for “Ah Choo”, and this time around Sujeong gets to wear the tasty leather skirt and this one ain’t matte! Ne!  How charming.  This Lovelyz comeback would be a winner on wardrobes alone: it so itches my scratch from […]

In a year threatening lackluster albums, April’s Prelude stands out thus far as one of the strongest. Even so, after watching April cover A Pink’s immortal “Luv” and seeing a recommendation for April doing “Wow”, I shocked myself into the belief they already were covering the brandnew Lovelyz single lolzlz! So here they are, with […]

These are the demigods of our world, the darlings of God:   Gifted, chaste, svelte, splendorous, supernal, flooding light of genius upon the waiting land. If you are fat, ugly, black, unchaste, or an employee of the CIA, you are not worthy to share in this glorious life with us and should really just go […]

because of you – after school was the first gg song i ever knew (and the only bg songs i knew at the time were haru haru and mirotic), and after school just kept on doing the most for me. the shampoo mv invented beauty and me crying –writes commenter swimgood at OneHallyu. And while […]

Gorgeous Sujeong and the gang (Kei turns 22 in a couple of weeks 😦 ) but minus Yein ( 🙂 ) return in an explosion of colorful aegyo to the Inkigayo set! And did I really not consult the Eng Subs before I wrote my review for the “Wow” mv?  Fortunately I seem to have […]

Fancam of Eunji during the Pink Party concert during “Step”, taking Pink Pandas’ iphones and snapping herself. It’s a strange, evocative dream, a superstar talent immersed in the beautiful haze of her music and her fans, idling around on stage as she pleases, making these favors for her devotees.  What a stunning, staggering girl.  How […]

The idiocy of media lies is astonishing.  The Washington Post accuses the President of “citing no evidence” in his charges that Obama wiretapped him.  They actually write: “Trump offered no citations nor did he point to any credible news report to back up his accusation . . ., ” as if the President only has […]

–says an msnbc headline I spotted in passing. Tough shit, assholes.  After decades of your brown fat feckless bums invading my country, I barely recognize America. So welcome home.  I’m certainly looking forward to getting back mine. God bless President Trump.  MAGA!

From the comments at an Unz article from December: “Call me a cynic, but I think the anti-anti-white rhetoric of Jacobin and other like lefty sources is calculated to stop the hemorrhaging of white moral support at least until we are a politically disenfranchised minority. It’s finally dawned on them that the implacable racial hatred […]

A Pink’s fearless leader turns twenty-six! Sigh.  Perhaps we should ask for just two or three more masterpiece mini-albums and then turn our goddess loose to become a wife and housemother.   But her musical journey is so beguiling, so replete with enchantments daily fresh to the ear; and how can we bid quick adieu […]

If it weren’t for the occasional nightmares I have about these damned things, I’d say the xenomorph is pretty much a joke at this point. And Ridley Scott really wants to relive the David Fincher Alien Cubed crap about the alien jigajiving off the walls of corridors? Shitty CGI.  Alien gonna go all Mission Impossible […]

Crazy people about to drive me insane. If I hear that foolishness one more time . . . .

For those who will only know Warren Beatty from the gooffest inflicted upon him by Hollywood’s risible collective decision to go Full Down-low Retard last night, let us honor the man with a look at his genuinely excellent acceptance speech as Best Director for Reds: Beatty is a fire-breathing leftist, yes; but against the calumnies […]

Please, my dear Hollywood Jews– fuck you too! American movies, including the supposedly “good” ones, have been in terminal decline for over a decade.  But this Hollywood pro-Blacks-all-the-time schtick is just ridiculous.  Moonlight only grossed $25 million– nothing.  Nobody likes or cares about it.  It was bad enough when they tried to gin up Hurt […]

It was October, a while back now (!), but Music Bank gave A Pink a stage festooned with images of spring and birdtime, and in this radiance the beauty of their song bloomed:   As our chic and loving nymphs danced in white lace and black boots! And now, in a more settled and hopeful season, […]

With Yein’s unhappy ankle injuries meaning she may not be able to join this cycle of promotions, Lovelyz’ latest single comes to us adumbrated with yet another potentially career-hobbling misfortune for the group. But hopefully Lovelyz will continue to build their popularity, with an ambitious new album that adds venerated K-pop producers Sweetune to their […]

A question for Cube or Plan A or whichever they’re under nowadays.