Category music

I dreamed last night that Baby Soul was living on an Indian reservation, so I know which broadcast performance of “Twinkle” inspired that idea

One of a number of “Twinkle”s I had meant to post here and never got around to, so I guess my Conscience decided to whisper a hint to go ahead and do that now. Plus, I dreamed Sujeong had a high school crush on me.  Oh no! Advertisements

Yein Always Will Stand Guard Over the Portal to Eternity

–standing there at the end, facing the camera, in all her ingenuous fresh-faced virtue, this angel of goodness sent by God to illumine with her beamy brow our imperfect (yet Trump-led) world. God bless us, everyone–and God bless Yein, maknae and sentinel from Heaven. (PS Hi to Angel Jin on the screenshot!)

Inkigayo Is Better Than Any Movie Ever Made

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 […]

A double-dip of Lovelyz

As it turns out I never posted as many “Twinkle”s here as intended, let me made amends now with this still-fresh Inkigayo stage full of autumnal and Holiday cheer:   I wonder if Horace’s Centennial Ode were performed in similar fashion? As a bonus, here’s another piece of late-night re-viewing, a truncated but nonetheless classic […]

Happy Birthday Yujeong!

Laboum’s Leader turns twenty-six! While things got dramatic last fall, Laboum had a musically superb 2017, and nabbed a prestigious Music Bank trophy where even such illustrious peers as Oh My Girl and Lovelyz were still struggling their way into trophydom (though we’re very happy that these three favored “rookie groups” all finally made it!).  […]

Momoland JooE’s Tropicana Suhpahkeeling!

More proof I need to quit every other interest and activity in life and devote myself entirely to K-pop LEST I MISS ALL THIS SUBLIMITY WHILE IT UNFOLDS IN REAL TIME!!! JooE made these commercials in September.  Five precious months of life, lost, while a pink haired and pigtailed JooE showed us the same GRATEness […]

I forget Dal Shabet Subin’s 24th birthday, Subin posts bikini instagram photos

It says a lot about the decline in quality of this blog that we missed Dal Shabet Subin’s birthday.  This gloriously multitalented artist:  a great vocalist, an obvious quick wit, an at least decent record producer, and a very good songwriter and soloist, is in addition a willowy beauty and, after all this time, has […]

SinB eats deliciously

I guess all of GFriend ate deliciously, but I’d say SinB eats deliciously most conspicuously:

Dayoung’s Graduation

I’m going to post this now and watch it later: I just watched the latest Uzzu Tape, with all its beauty overload (the girls were apparently doing some special stage collab with Hyuna), after a Lovelyz MV marathon plus “Glass Bead”, so I’m going to take a rest but I don’t want to lose this. […]

Happy Birthday Jisoo!

Lovelyz’ princess Jisoo turns twenty-four!   We are always mindful to be thankful that we have you in our lives–and we hope you will always be happy and healthy and in ours!  Happy Birthday Jisoo, and God bless you! Jisoo hwaiting!

Happy Birthday Naeun!

A Pink Goddess Naeun turns twenty-four! The past year and change has been a creative period of transition for our A Pink, with the mature musical flowers of Pink Revolution and Dear, the glorious “Bye Bye” Japanese single and MV, the delightful anniversary gift of “Always”, the triumphal return with “Five” and Pink Up, plus […]

Oh My Girl is leaving the building

at the end of this fan cam, in a pan through the crowd that reminds me a bit of Bertolucci: But enjoy the side view of the choreo, the girls’ mic leaving/gathering technique, and the redhaired girl in the crowd!

JooE and the Momoland gang “give it to you” on today’s M! Countdown!

GREAT!! Mnet’s channel is doing a great job this new year btw: the Oh My Girl “Secret Garden” stages were all excellent and they’ve been uploaded in good quality, and of course I’ve been enjoying my “Bboom Bboom”s and Red Velvet “Bad Boys” too.  Anyway I’m happy to see yet another “Bboom Bboom” on stage.  […]

Red Velvet Yeri gets to wear leather pants for this one

Red Velvet’s turn at the MNet relay dance shows savage maknae Yeri rocking the leather look (along with Irene and Wendy).  Will her bad girl persona show up on a “Bad Boy” stage as well?   Oh the answer is yes!  Plus that slick satin top!

Happy Birthday Hyunjoo!

The former April member and The Unit sweetheart “happy virus” Hyunjoo turns twenty! Ne!  We wish Hyunjoo all the success she hopes for–and she remains very fondly fixed in our sweet regards.  God bless you, Hyunjoo, and Happy Birthday!

Suzy is so sexy in this instaclassic Inkigayo Comeback Stage

Dear Lord, Suzy is so enticing in this dulcet majesty of a stage!  What refulgence, what sleepy, beamy bedazzlement!   How did Christmas get back here so fast?!

Damnit, it’s about time we posted some of Red Velvet Joy’s sexy as hot sexiness in “Bad Boy” and the rest of Red Velvet’s hot sexiness, damnit

Joy is so fine.  Joy is especially fine in these leather pants and that damn fur stole wrapped around her sexy hips and waist and body. I was a day late in catching the MV when it came out–I knew a comeback was in the pipeline but I thought it was gonna wait for calendar […]

GFriend’s Christmas Whisper

“Love Whisper” on stage on Christmas Day!   I know I haven’t waxed lyrical yet about the sexy Red Velvet comeback or any other news–I’ve been very busy on other projects, plus President Trump has perhaps won his Vicksburg/Gettysburg turning point of the cold civil war with the SOTU and the Nunes Memo.  Hope Obama […]

More Oh My Girl “Secret Garden” on Music Bank

OMG in elegant black dresses and purple backdrops for more “Secret Garden”!

It’s a sweetcret–er, “Sweet Crazy Love”

While the Loonaverse keeps expanding, let’s give a nod to the I’ve-not-entirely-slept-on-it charm of Loona Odd Eye Circle’s promotions:   And while my preference is for “Sweet Crazy Love”, “Girl Front” has grown on me somewhat too:   With those Kim Lip coos, can we be blamed?

Momoland’s JooE is so cute!

I’ve been sleeping on Momoland, but how could I not think that JooE is GRATE!! OMG she’s just so cute! Oooo, Momoland in chic and sake-she booties:        

Retro Weekend: GFriend’s “Glass Bead” on this Saturday Afternoon

GFriend’s debut did not impress me at the time (though for some reason I did buy the minialbum–but I skipped “Me Gustas Tu” until “Rough” came out and I was officially converted to “GodFriend”), but today we can enjoy the dulcet retro appeal of GFriend’s audition for global superstardom:

Happy Birthday Xuan Yi!

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 […]

Happy Birthday Seunghee!

Oh My Girl’s triumphant Main Vocal turns 22! As Oh My Girl celebrate their new peak of much-deserved success, we hope Birthday Girl Seunghee enjoys a wonderful time with her bandmates, and all the pride of their glorious new promotions.  God keep you safe, sweet Seunghee!  Happy Birthday!

The Two Year Anniversary of Mega-masterpiece GFriend’s “Rough”

A precious Snowflake indeed– arguable Song of the Decade “Rough” released today in 2016:   Just as the “long-shot” candidacy of Pres. Donald Trump was bounding upwards and onwards, from Korea came this symphonic anthem of dazzling powerful innocence to stir our hearts, then as today. Meanwhile at onehallyu (where I was thankfully reminded of […]

Oh My Girl Win Show Champion!

Oh My Girl follow up with a second “Secret Garden” win!  OMG hwaiting!

Oh My Girl Win SBS The Show!

Ne!  Oh My Girl’s much awaited moment in the trophy spotlight has finally arrived as they take their first ever show win on SBS The Show! Not too surprisingly, it feel to Goddess Jiho to take up the leaderly duties of beginning the ‘thank you’s because Hyojung and everyone else was too emotional!  But that’s […]

The Mindblowingly Gorgeous 2nd week Music Bank Stage for Oh My Girl’s “Secret Garden”

Amazing outfits, beautiful performance, and astonishing stage lighting and backdrops that build and build in incandescent intensity: just as my head was woozy with astoundment, the final stretch kicks the visuals into even greater transcendence.  This stage is just jawdropping!  

Happy Birthday JinE!

Retired Oh My Girl member JinE turns sweet twenty-three! Though we miss greatly JinE’s magic on the stage, her noble body of work will remain with us to cherish.   And we hope she is well and happy on this blessed day, and all the days to come.  God bless you JinE!  JinE hwaiting!

Moody Seunghee, Fragile Mimi, Translucent Hyojung, and more: Oh My Girl’s Second Show! Music Core “Secret Garden” Stage

Full of intimate camerawork capturing the quicksilver secret emotions of the girls, this is another remarkable entry in this remarkable comeback:  

A too-little revisited “Mr Chu” stage from Show Champion

My second “Mr Chu” stage of the day is one I don’t think I’ve gone back to in a long while–but the classics, God bless ’em, they always work!

A Pink Naeun Dances with a drink, looks incredibly attractive

A Pink Goddess Naeun startles and stuns in her new beverage commercial:   Netizens chime: ㅇㅇ I knew that she danced prettily after seeing her in New Face. Since she’s tall and has a nice body, she looks even prettier ㅇㅇ She’s so skinny but her body line is so distinct ㅇㅇ No but her waist, her pelvis […]

Oh My Girl’s Second Week “Secret Garden” M! Countdown Stage

Another wealth of visual glory, incliding an iconic closing closeup take for Goddess Jiho!

Oh My Girl’s Mimi in leather shorts and a zip-up midriff-baring blue cardigan turtleneck sweater!

Pay close attention, English majorettes– this is like your ideal first-date outfit for da Lucius Somesuch! Epic fashion triumph, Mimi! Of course, there’s a vast deal to be said about the glorious Comeback Stages for “Secret Garden”, but I need to get my thinking cap warmed up before I pump out a few hundred words […]

The Glorious Faces of Lovelyz Jisoo

A celebration of Jisoo’s adorable and adored visage, from barefaced to caked-on stage makeup, with a myriad of adulatory comments: 1. Light daily makeup is the prettiest 2. Jisooㅠ She’s so pretty with blonde hair this time. Every time I watch ‘Twinkle’ stage, I keep staring at Jisooㅠㅜㅠ 3. Jisoo is pretty with everything… Her […]

2017 Music Video of the Year


–exclaims commenter ANGELILYworks at youtube under this, the sublime Show! Music Core Comeback Stage, in which Jiho, after sitting for the sublime M! Countdown and Music Bank Stages, resumes formation: in a broadcast so excellent, I actually dropped it at the chateau, as proof of South Korea’s national excellence.

“The classics, no matter where or when, always work”

–says Jean-Luc Godard in Prenom: Carmen, though I suspect I’ve used this quote as a post title before! But then, just like the man said . . . .  

You can tell the Eunji girl really digs being Eunji

–and with good reason.  She has a strong Eunji vibe. It’s impressive how this dance cover troup really went in for making this a “video”, with the cute little inserts of each girl in character as her A Pink counterpart.  I’ll have to go through more carefully to evaluate their relative success at approximating their […]

Goddess Jiho on a Cloud: the Oh My Girl “Secret Garden” M! Countdown Comeback Stage

Dramatic, indeed! and not just because of the song.  Injured Jiho sits Athena-like aside on a cloud while the mobile six execute the choreo.   I enjoyed the dramatic UFO-style lighting, but now I really want to see what the Inkigayo stage will look like.  Will M! Countdown’s spacey blues be replaced by a garden […]