Well Lattes, we have a new Laboum single to hear and watch in performance on M! Countdown: But where in the world is the music video?  Not on Laboum’s official youtube channel!  Nor anyplace else, as far as I can tell.  Is it really not ready?  What in the world . . . Back in […]

In what already is a significant showing for a seven year-old band, A Pink’s “I’m So Sick” has claimed the trophies for The Show and Show Champion!  A Pink enters the history books yet again with another solid summer hit!   Equaling or surpassing the feats of splendid Youngji-era KARA, to put that in perspective. […]

Pinkhaired JooE Antoinette, Nancy green Queen of de Nile, and the gang rev up the engines for “Bhoom Bhoom” 2.0 and it delivers in a glorious burst of exuberance.  As if the “Bhoom Bhoom” promotions never ended, and what better definition of Heaven on Earth could we hope for than that? Momoland may not currently […]

  “Britain is now a totalitarian state.”

–writes onehallyu commenter Ian in praise of A Pink’s musical diversity. And, with all the Comeback/not comeback and other drama, the schedule is finally comfirmed:  after our 7th Anniversary Special Album tomorrow, the on-stage Comeback comes in May! And, with God’s blessing, our six angels will appear on stage all healthy and well and all […]

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I’m ashamed to admit that I slept the first few days on WJSN’s awesome “Dreams Come True”, an anthem that will be hard to unseat as the best song of the year.  Fortunately, their Inkigayo Comeback stage–the first of four awesome Inkigayo set-pieces from the Sino-Korean thirteentet– shook me out of my tone-deaf complacency in […]

A Pink’s Park Leader turns twenty-seven! The bandmates took her out for celebratory dinner and drinks! Eunji shared the picture above, to which Chorong replied: Yeah it’s already our 7th year spending my birthday together. Time sure flies fast doesn’t it? Thank you for wishing me happy birthday again this year. I hope you send […]

Over the past couple of months, starting about a week or so before Christmas, I actually managed to watch ten or a dozen movies–most of them films I’d never watched before.  I should be ashamed to admit certain masterpieces that I’d never seen (or at least watched all the way through) before.  While there are […]

WJSN Goddess and Uncle Lucius’ Waifu Xuan Yi turns twenty-three! Needless to say, we wish this charismatic deity a Happy Birthday!   We want all her days to be happy, forever! God bless you, priceless pearl Xuan Yi, and may all your days–and WJSN’s days– be filled with song and beauty and love and health […]

We the People have spoken:  we want the borders closed. We want the 22 million illegal alien infiltrators to pack up and return to their beloved homes.  Our demands are peaceable and fair.  These criminal trespassers have been treated with extraordinary leniency thus far.  We should not have to resort to stiff-armed measures to be […]

After I penned my absentminded notice on yesterday and earlier today activities, I was angry with myself for declining to give notice that I also watched the “Hwi Hwi” and “Journey to Atlantis” and “Shooting Love” MVs on Laboum’s official channel, and determined to add a comment later filling those pleasurable activities in.  And they […]

Whatever else you may think of the new Lovelyz MV, I’ve never seen so much Christmas imagery displayed in what is still the golden warmth of Autumn.  And that’s gotta be something pretty important in itself: With obvious throwbacks to “Shooting Star”, this video is also suggestive of SNSD’s “All My Love Is For You” […]

I. Truth. The Alt-Right believes in objective truth. Man surveys the myriad phenomena of the human, living, and physical worlds and beholds sequence and symmetry. We notice patterns and test predictions. Humans exist not apart from the natural order, but occupy a remarkable place within in as rational animals. The search for truth is what […]

In one of my life’s most shocking instances of synchronicity, I enjoyed this morning a very long and detailed dream in which I was flirting over breakfast with Laboum’s Solbin and Yulhee, only to discover a little after awaking (after first mini-marathoning some Laboum videos) that in real life Yulhee has, this very morning, left […]

If you were left forever wondering just what was beyond that door inside the old tree trunk in 2016’s “Brand New Days” video, we may finally have the answer: Not only does the “Orion” MV provide us a fresh set of magical portals, a la the door in the woods in C. S. Lewis’ The […]

GFriend’s achingly melancholy ballad “Summer Rain” and April’s high-flying “Take My Hand” lift K-pop this Autumn to stirring heights of romanticism. And Music Bank has given each of these lofty songs their most perfectly radiant presentations.     Let us savor this exhilarating excess of beauty September has finally delivered, through this promising October that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The April 19th special single:   The world’s greatest group turns six today.  From “Mollayo” and “Wishlist” to “Hush” and “Boy”, “My My” and “Prince” to “Secret Garden” and “Lovely Day”, “Sunday Monday” and “Crystal” to “Petal” and “Deja Vu” and “Fairy” and “Bye Bye”– how can we count the blessings they have bestowed upon […]

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 […]

GFriend’s most manic single yet storms through the headphones and into our hearts with this retro-hyper music video: Thin on narrative and high on life, “Navillera” boldly (and correctly) decides not to deviate from the “School Trilogy” theme which has helped GFriend’s meteoric rise.  With over 60,000 physical pre-release orders for their new album, GFriend at […]

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 […]

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!

The “Save Me, Save You” era has been a visual bonanza, with stage fashions ranging a wide and wild gamut from boho-goth to bdsm to lustrous pastels.  In this stage WJSN recall the rococo prettiness of their historic first trophy-winning stage on SBS’s “The Show”, but this time with a parade of silky blues–plus the […]

but without e-one!   The “April Story”/”Take My Hand”/”The Blue Bird” trilogy is just that–not a tetralogy (and no, “May Day” never counted for that).  Still, April hwaiting!

notes commenter Sangeetha Thiru in the comments for this memorably harness-y (note in particular Goddess Bona in the stylin’ boobie harness) Inkigayo stage of WJSN’s fantastic latest single “Save Me, Save You”: Other memorable comments include: SEOLA COULD STEP ON ME AND I WOULD THANK HER Bona poppin so hot damn!!!!And today outfits are extremely […]

One of many superbly stylish “Save Me Save You” stages, this one notable for SeolA’s raffish pose with one bared shoulder circa 3:05.  And Dayoung’s hair just gets redder the longer they promote!  She’s like a Manic Panic version of a 40s film noir widow.  

I can only take it in small doses, but even without the commentary there are moments when watching this authentically mentally ill woman makes me burst out laughing:

–writes commenter 22pp22, in one of many punchy confessions, analyses, and unrepressed true prophecies in the Prof. Dr. Ford testimony thread at isteve. Including much speculation about Sen. Princess Lindsey’s odd behavior of late.

Quips commenter peeemp on the WJSN M! Countdown “Save Me, Save You” Comeback Stage.  Though the China Line be lost, it’s evidently Yeoreum’s season to shine!   This “Dreams Come True” sequel of sorts is growing fast on me–while obviously it takes a more laidback approach than its tumultuous, epic predecessor it is amazingly melancholy […]

Though the fights between the Greeks and Persians in the straits of Eubœa were not so important as to make any final decision of the war, yet the experience which the Greeks obtained in them was of great advantage, for thus, by actual trial and in real danger, they found out that neither number of […]

All in the hour of Kavanaugh’s plight:

From Chapel Heartiste.

And a special day it was–the Music Bank “I’m So Sick” Comeback Stage.  Watch Bomi apply endless beauty products, recharge her energy, and lovingly administer well-wishes and goodbyes to her fans–as well as record classic “Alright” and “I’m So Sick” stages AND wax philosophical about living in the present and finding happiness in our happy […]

More horseplay from magnificent GFriend:

We never thought, after “Luv” seized the Triple Crown, that it would take so long to come again, but A Pink finally secured another trophy from wondrous Inkigayo! And yes, I haven’t forgot that Eunji won a solo trophy in 2016 (and hwaiting for the new solo comeback!) but finally all of A Pink could […]

A quartet of hits “old” and new.

Can you believe this new A Pink single has still been in our lives little more than two months?–indeed, Momoland’s “Baam” still hasn’t been out three months!  Well it’s been an intense summer, and while there’s still plenty of good reason to daily dose ourselves with “Summer Rain” and “Take My Hand” and all the […]

Screaam!  SCREEEEAAAMM!!!   Even though the upload quality for the All The K-pop channel isn’t as great as it was years before on MBCKpop, this is a rollicking performance thanks to the girls, the emphatic fan chants, and the profusion of purples–plus a fantastic song that falls only just short of the absolute sublimity of the […]

No rain, no landfall for two days, and yet the fat diabetics clean the shelves!

It was an A Pink afternoon but I’ve been having a Loona late night:

Confucius, Analects Bk IV, ch. 3

Hard to believe it’s been not very long ago that A Pink’s transformative and very successful “I’m So Sick” dropped, continuing the glorious commercial rebound begun with “Five” and proving their undiminished creative ascendancy over global art.   And here we can enjoy MBC’s static one-shot with all the Pink Panda audience ambience and take […]

A few days ago I was rewatching “The Blue Bird” performances and was struck by an LCD “love bug” motif in one and decided I would have to add it to this little ad hoc series.  Then when I went back to look for it I thought I couldn’t find it–I thought it was Show! […]

That “unofficial” summer song which, it must be confessed, is a better 2018 successor to “Red Flavor” than Red Velvet’s own (though not without merit) current offering: Oh well.  GFriend knocked it out of the ballpark with “Time For the Moon Night” and this song and comeback should be scored as no slacker either!

In the autumn green of “Ding Dong”   These au naturel looks and ingenuous smiles give some intense feelz.  Hayoung so glowing and shy, as in that moment at the end of the first chorus when she bows her gaze.  Or Namjoo tapping her feet in the second.  Or porcelain Naeun, her voice as silvery […]

on their “Secret Garden” LCDs for this Show Champion stage which, if I’ve watched it before, it was probably not for more than once.  The competition among this comeback’s epic stages is fierce (and one of the greatest, M! Countdown’s third week, is gone from youtube, perhaps never to appear again or not in pristine […]

At Christmas, in 2014, a celebratory height of A Pinkmania!

It was an occupational hazard back in their “Mo Mo Mo” days–but a forgiveable one.

I had my own dream last night about the Moon Night–set to Mahler’s Tenth and in a Ciminofied “Montana”.  But here is GFriend under their own blue planet of mystery. And what a doll “World’s Most Innocent” Eunha was in this era!

As evidenced by the fact that China, the world’s second richest empire (and counting) doesn’t produce Asian pop as lavishly mounted as Korea. A trivial point, and not fair to these girls, but I’m just putting this here as a placeholder until I can give it further attention.

A starry garden of girls (in a Greek temple) when they won Show Champion: