Monthly Archives: March 2017
Celebrating the three-year anniversary of what is likely the most aesthetically perfect collection of pop songs in recorded music history. From the lambent “Sunday Monday” (No. 1 most played track in my iTunes library) to megahit “Mr Chu” to the e.one-produced heaven-storming “Crystal” and the shattering “Love Story” and wistful “So Long”– plus the still-mysterious […]
Tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of the release of Pink Blossom, arguably the greatest mini-album of all time, and the glorious single “Mr Chu”. Let us take a few minutes to replay and replay again this beautiful teaser, with its spritely teasing piano rendering of the theme and its playful snippets of the girls in […]
A few days back I discovered a new Pops in Seoul interview clip with Lovelyz in which Mijoo and–be still my heart–Sujeong rock wetlook leggings. But while that’s on my rewatch-and-post to-do list, here’s Sujeong in leatherette leggings and a powder blue cable-necked sweater! And most of the rest of the girls in some sort of […]
Glorious Yein, back on stage with Lovelyz8 and wearing a glossy grape skirt! There’s something fetching about Sujeong’s green top with the cuffs too. And we can’t omit waifu Jin in that mockturtleneck blue top and lilac skirt. I loved Music Bank’s low angle, Show Championesque camera angles capturing all the ceiling stage lights too, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fake Judges: CA Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (lolz) wants sanctuary courthouses so illegal immigrants won’t be arrested and deported (why not impeach Tani Cantil-Sakauye, if that is her real name?)
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 […]
Schoolgirls or Sailor Girls?: WJSN mix and match their stage outfits for the Show! Music Core “I Wish” Goodbye Stage!
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 . . . .