Monthly Archives: July 2016

Laboum enjoys a most prepossessing opening shot (Show Champion Ep. 172)

I would better serve my K-pop divinities, no doubt, if I were, each day, to take one performance at random, watch it through enough times to select a half dozen or so notable moments, and then annotate them for posterity.  Needless to say, no mere collection of such moments, however aegyo, can exhaust the bounty […]

Qri “So Crazy” Hair

T-ara’s Comeback Stages for “So Crazy” featured Eunjung with arguably the greatest hair of all time. But in some later performances, cutie Qri sported a funky French braid-bunamajig updo which constitutes one of her own career highlights:   Even if, with that outfit, she almost looks like one of the McDonald’s workers from The Fifth Element.  […]

Sowon’s Top Says “Du Jour Le”–what?

It’s a fashionable mystery, the answer to which may perhaps rest forever tucked inside Sowon’s waistband. Fortunately, the lustrous hair and fetching manners of GFriend in this glorious year of musicality will remain, here and through many performances already in the bag and many more to come! Hwaiting!

GFriend Wins 2nd M! Countdown Trophy for “Navillera”

Expanding on the glory of last week’s sweep, GFriend establishes summertime dominance: –and has already won a 2nd Inkigayo trophy too!

Winds in Space: OMG on Show Champion Ep 190

With this flying saucer-interior stage set, wind machine blowing, and all the luminous strobe-flashing going on, Oh My Girl are having some sort of spacey freak-out in a field of pinwheels (and the occasional wind mill proper): Check out the great Jiho tracking shot that starts at 2:13!  And plenty of good moments for the other […]

Without Further Ado, the Greatest Pop Dance Track of All Time

It is, needless to say, that so-long-awaited song teased as “Sugar Sugar” on Lovelyz Diary Season Three when the girls were getting ghost-pranked in the studio, and released to the world on A New Trilogy as “Dear You”/”Heart, Handle With Care”: here given a lovely Hangul/Eng Sub transcription, appropriate to the song’s boundless enthusiasm, by a […]

Roses and “Destiny”

I don’t think I’d got around to this one (where do the days go?–to say nothing of missing out on Kim Saeron’s mcing on Show! Music Core), but the more close-in photography chosen here yields a nice focus on the Lovelyz members and their choreo interractions (I took to the Mijoo & Jisoo team here, […]

Glorious T-ara Regale Chinaboppers With “Lovey-Dovey”

“If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future!”

 I know more about Cory than he knows about himself. –tweets Pres. Trump, who continues: Be careful, Cory, or I’ll spill the beans on your wife! lolz I’m sure what Trump means is: spill that she’s a beard!

GFriend Wins Inkigayo with “Navillera”

It’s only GFriend’s fourth Inkigayo trophy of the year– but the season is still young! Wouldn’t two triple crowns in 2016 be something?  GFriend hwaiting!

Oh My Girl Goofing Around

Just because I watched it, and though perhaps it didn’t change my life, I’m not sorry I did.

Tim Kaine? Are you f**king kidding me?

I cannot fathom why Tim Kaine–the Gerald Ford to Mark Warner’s Ronald Reagan– has long been talked of as a possible Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, much less why Hillary has now decided to pick him. His predecessor Mark Warner performed something of a political coup just by getting elected governor in Virginia.  Probably northern VA demographics […]

GFriend on the Radio: “Navillera”

The glorious innocents simper and sing their way through their latest megahit masterpiece! The above is from KBS, but of course they hit the famous studios at MBC too in this phantasm of blue worthy of the Snowflake album art: OMG remember when Rainbow hit the same studio? [Ed.:  This is GFriend’s day!!!] Don’t worry!  […]

“Can GFriend Navillera Win Music Bank”?

asks a search term this morning, and the answer is yes! And they won M! Countdown too:   And trustfully Inkigayo is on its way!

What if GFriend Won Show Champion, But the Glory of the Performance Was Ruined by an Unwatchable Upload?

Sigh.  Well, it happened:   In fairness, this looks to be one of those LCD programs that just was not going to photograph well– even when the footage isn’t melting before our eyes like at the beginning, the graphics and the confetti all seem to conspire to turn the video into a low-def nightmare of […]

Germaine Greer With Two Anxiously Cute Young Feminists

Best of all, she scorns “trans” shit! Greer’s an old vice of mine.  She’s neither as attractive nor as conservative as the elderly Fay Weldon, but still, I rather enjoyed watching her in this.  I’m not so much keeping score of whether she’s “right” on these questions or not, as simply delighting in the way she […]

GFriend: The Music Bank Comeback (“Gone With the Wind”/”Navillera”)

GFriend’s triumphant return to the Music Bank stage with another full two-song set comprised of LOL’s melancholy dance number “Gone With the Wind” (the song you figured would be a ballad but totally isn’t, yet somehow weirdly almost is) and the pulse-pounding “Navillera”. Some idiot hustler on the internet is trying right now to accuse […]

“Women in news should pull sexy cool”

I’ve never understood in the slightest what the Vox Popoli character who calls itself LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra is supposed to be or be about or– heck, for all I know it’s Andrea Ostrov Letania’s 101st nom de guerre– but nonetheless I was amused by this piece of jibber: What trouble. All I […]

MSM: “Leslie Jones Fights Back Against Racism on Twitter”

Unbelievable.  I guess the MSM missed the part where Leslie Jones said we should start gassing homosexuals to death and kill some White people too? Hmm? lolzolz Oh, I didn’t “archive” it– but somebody did. And the “racism” which started all this was only a negative film review of her clearly godawful new movie.

Happy Birthday Hayoung!

A Pink’s maknae turns a youthful 20 years of age! Here were the members waking her on her 18th birthday:   Now, they tour Japan and will shortly return to at last bestow their latest masterpiece album upon Korea and all the world! For which we joyously wait! And I pray to God no more […]

Where Have I Heard That Before?

Half of Laboum briefly covered it on Weekly Idol, and I knew I’d heard it before!  But oh, how could I forget where? It’s ‘dated’ now, but this clip encompasses so much of the charm of the Hallyu Wave:

Hayoung Is Still 19 (but not for long)

A Pink’s last teenage member clings to the last hours of teenagehood. But soon the Romantic girl will be–twenty. Sigh. But still a radiant young woman.

Big Gay Steve on Jewish Brainwashing

The interwebz’ most righteous homosexual weighs in on the matter of media-fueled hypergamy among White women and makes this sad observation: Why are white women feral hypergamous cock-carousel riders? Because that was encouraged and subsidized. Jews have been trying to brainwash hard. I doubt kids in school today have ever seen a picture of a […]

GFriend’s “Navillera”: The Show! Music Core Comeback

An energized GFriend showers song from a neon steeple for the summer outdoor concert! And may well own Summer ’16 as ruthlessly as they did the winter with glorious “Rough”! Truly, this retro visual style concept lets GFriend do something A Pink often didn’t do (except when they kept to the nautical theme) during their […]

Jin Sticks Her Tongue Out (and Jisoo’s in on it too), But Who Are They Teasing?

Look at 2:48 for the action, as Jin snakily sticks her tongue out, while Jisoo makes a kissy face. But who are they teasing– Mijoo or Sujeong?  And did they start it, or was there an uncaught-on-camera provocation from one of them to start it? It would be like Mijoo the “mood-maker” to have some […]

Happy Birthday, “Pink Memory” Album!

A Pink’s summer masterwork descended from the sonic heavens one year ago today. And remains as hauntingly joyous and fresh and refulgent-sounding tonight as ever. Lord knows I love Lovelyz and Laboum and GFriend and Oh My Girl, but A Pink remains upon an Olympus of their own.  A Pink hwaiting!  

Coup’s Next? Coups Coming for Dinner!

If the Turkish coup is anti-Islamist, then of course it enjoys my hearty support.  Better still if they are both religiously moderate and anti-European Union.  A Turkey ready to partner with Putin and Assad, and ready to halt the movement of so-called “refugees”, would be a great blessing. But it would be far happier news […]

“Destiny”: The Show! Music Core Comeback Stage (revisited)

Show! Music Core was long my K-pop music broadcast show of reference, with both the longest-running and most meticulously curated channel on youtube.  Perhaps in a  perverse euphoria of excitement now that Inkigayo and, to a lesser degree, Music Bank keep their own excellent archives, I seem to have slipped from paying mbckpop as much […]

Expel All Muslims, Arabs, and Africans From Europe

The barbarous jealousy of the intractably stupid, ethnocentric, and fanatical Muslims will never be placated– and it is indecent even to try. They have no right to White lands or White lives. They have their own vast regions to call home.  They have their own gazillionaire leaders from whom, if so inclined, they can demand […]

Oh My Girl Plans Early August Comeback

When Oh My Girl started performing “One Step Two Step” on stage after “Liar Liar”s promotions, one could hardly have guessed they’d shortly be dropping a repackaged album with a brand new single with its own round of promotions. And after the “Liar Liar”/”One Step Two Step”/”Windy Day” cycle, OMG’s hard work was so evident […]

A Sonic Reminder for Trump to Pick a Kickass Anti-Immigration Veep

So we can party like it’s 1979 in an all-Ice People nation.   This side of the Pacific Pond for the Euros, the other side for the Yellows– and let the mud slide away into Hell! Trump-Sessions/someone else awesome hwaiting!

Spirit of Youth: GFriend’s “Navillera” MV Review

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 […]

April: When They Were Six

A subtitled and affecting Music Bank performance of their debut classic “Dream Candy”, back when Somin wanted to be a singer, and Hyunjoo was (we trust) free from headaches: What an auspicious dawn!  I just found out, btw, that my favorite Dreaming album track, “Luv Me x3” was produced by the same team that did […]

GFriend’s Secret Garden of Luv

Every time there’s some epic new K-pop girl group album release approaching, I try to steal my will and spend that first glorious month of its existence listening to the whole thing twice a day.  But “real life” (lolz) always gets in the way of my grand intentions. But GFriend’s approaching summer album and first full-lengther […]

“She is a huge flop for trying to promote BULLSHIT that goes against God! Out you go you f[**]king traitor!”

Says, well, Tila Tequila, on Emma Watson and her new flop film.

Black People Can’t Shoot, So What Really Happened in Dallas?

It’s true: black people can’t shoot. Gangbangers can’t even aim, which is largely why their impulsive, uncoordinated selves shoot so many black bystanders and children during their rampages. And Black Bullshit Matters, the Soros-funded protest movement, is a bunch of fat adult-baby sociology majors and even less academically-inclined scum.  Not the kind of stonecold smooth operators […]

Three Years in the Glorious Sunshine of A Pink

I knew it was coming up, but as it turns out I missed it yesterday for marathon-viewing Lovelyz videos in honor of Baby Soul: but it was the July 6, 2013 broadcast of Show! Music Core on which A Pink performed the comeback stage for their irresistible “No No No” and began my ascent into […]

Happy Birthday Baby Soul!

Lovelyz’ diffident leader turns 24!   And has, it would seem, almost as much trouble navigating modernity as I do.  Baby Soul is a mysterious one– “subtly but surely error-prone”, as her bandmates have described it. What luminous depths in the equivcal gaze of those averting almond eyes!  It is at times almost as if […]

How Can GFriend Possibly Improve Upon Their High School Trilogy?

OMG By making it a tetralogy!!! They’re not getting any older– they’re growing younger! Leave it to GFriend to scout the depths of my 70s memories.  This is going to be a Tarkovsky-level experience. Sigh.  This could be Pink Blossom to Snowflake‘s Pink Luv.  The miracles–and masterpieces– of K-pop never cease.

Kara’s Youngji (or should that be Kara=Youngji?) Draws 2,000 fans in Japan

For those who, like myself, found themselves really loving the late era 4-member Kara lineup with “Nation’s Mouth” Youngji, here’s some interesting and gratifying news [which for some damn reason I can’t make the link to, but this is from koreaboo:  http://www.koreaboo.com/trending/koreans-shocked-at-the-number-of-fans-who-attended-youngjis-solo-fan-meeting/%5D Youngji recently held her first solo fan meeting in Japan, hosting about two […]