Category music

Happy Birthday Woohee!

Dal Shabet’s Woohee turns 26! The pop princess is still–as far as I know?–competing on The Unit, but whatever she’s up to, we wish Sweet Woohee a happy birthday!   Woohee hwaiting! Advertisements

Classics never go out of style

–like miss A in patent leather performing their E-tribe produced classic “Hush”: A song I did say at the time I admired coldly rather than viscerally.  And yet, particularly of late, I return to it over and over: it has proven itself one of the canonical works in K-pop, and a song which, though not […]

Happy Birthday Sujeong!

Teen queen no more, Goddess  Sujeong turns 20!   May you twinkle forever, beautiful and preppy and peppy and lovely Lovelyz Sujeong!  God bless you! Sujeong hwaiting!

GFriend in 2017 is awesome, I don’t care what anybody says

Why it’s been such a struggle (comparatively speaking) for them this year will, I think, go down as one of the great headscratchers in K-pop history.  It looks to me like they did everything right:

Diary of the Red: Red Velvet’s “Peek-a-boo” MV Review

With an intriguingly rancid Fulci-style look and macabre story of predation, “Peek-a-Boo” is a creative–but infuriating–entry in the Red Velvet music video pantheon. Hearkening back to the dreamlike, lowkey eroticism of “Automatic”, the latest Red Velvet offering shows us the girls as apparent zombie girls with a vampiric taste for hunting boyish prey.  In the […]

Rrgh Grfghrr so hard not to . . . like . . . “Likey”

This does not change the fact that all their previous releases suck.

Teaser Two for Red Velvet’s “Peek-a-boo” looks like a Lucio Fulci movie

I don’t recommend Lucio Fulci movies, but they do have a certain look about them, and this video looks like it’s going to be very creepy and inventive. I hope. Not that Red Velvet videos are ever crap–even “Rookie” is sort of interesting and technically very well done if you turn the sound off– but […]

The Gossip Girls Once More

I was amused with the comments under this Blackpink performance as well, so here’s more of Lisa doing her thing with the rest of her crew:  

Fall into Christmas: Lovelyz’ “Twinkle” MV Review

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” […]

Rainbow Eight Years Ago Today with “Gossip Girl”

And Noeul rocking the shiniest wetlook leggings (but Woori gets a comparatively matte pair too).  Best of all, Goddess Yoonhye when she had lines, raps, and plenty of time to show her presence!

“Secretly loves to sing and dance”

One Isabel Hernandez writes: From the outfits: Lisa: Drama queen: always involved in everything. Prom queen. Jisoo: The cute new girl: all the guys want to date her. She writes songs in her spare time. Jennie;”: The cute bad girl. Very mysterious and loves to rap and dance. Rose: Lisa’s best friend: sassy, cute, kind, […]

Chung Ha’s Backup dancers

–built like brick houses. I haven’t rewatched these in a while, so I’d have to research what, if any, changes there were to the lineup as her lengthy promotions went on, and after that poor flub the girl made on Show Champion when she completely forgot to lift Chung Ha’s leg (and basically messed it […]

Lovelyz’ “Twinkle”: the long teaser

Well, this is either going to be very pretty and Christmasy and another masterpiece, or else it’ll just be very pretty and Christmasy: I can settle for “pretty and Christmasy” but I confess, are we sure this is the lead single?  Or is this a kind of “Good Night Like Yesterday”/”Shooting Love” b-side release to […]

Red Velvet’s “Peek-a-boo” teaser looks like a Dario Argento movie

Is this going to be some sort of Inferno meets Dawn of the Dead scenario? But Yeri, what is this “Love sees no colour” crap?  The hell it doesn’t!  Keep it Yellow, my Yellow Angels! Unless of course Wendy is somehow half-White or, God help us, half-Jewish.  In which case I think she should just […]

Rococo T-ara

Chinoiserie dresses and backdrops for their second week “Tiamo” stage on Inkigayo– but did they abandon their children helpers early? I’m sure they were on the other shows through the Goodbye Stages, or some of them at least!  But otherwise, a charming and elegant performance:

Yerin and SinB have a sequel to “GFriend Loves Europe”? “The Friends in the Adriatic Sea”

Something I’ll need to watch– and something to prod me to finally watch the rest of GFriend Loves Europe, subtitle problems and all.

Well . . . the Lord has taken Yulhee and JinE away from our sight,–but He has put Hyunjoo back on the stage!

I mean, it’s a dark week in K-pop BUT: last year, did you think you’d ever get to see beloved Hyunjoo back on a stage and doing Kara covers?  Nope!! God works in mysterious ways.  The Lord be praised for Hyunjoo’s return!

T-ara’s Japanese “Lovey Dovey” on stage: boy, those were the days

In internet K-pop parlance, every comeback has now become an “era”, so that, for example, fans of Red Velvet or WJSN or Laboum or April or any other group that’s had two singles this year (three, in April’s case!) can and will refer to what their group was doing six months ago as “such a […]

A well-photographed Haein fancam

I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but I’m going to put it here for reference.  It’s from one of the last (or the last) Laboum OT6 performances:

Happy Laboum in Happy Times

Idol Yulhee and the gang before golden microphones sing their masterpiece:

I dream that Laboum’s Yulhee kissed me; I wake up and find out that Yulhee has left Laboum

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 […]

T-ara Live!

Bomi horses around

Dancing Machine Bomi goofs around for the amusement of A Pink:

One Year with this BOF Concert Performance of A Pink’s “Only One”

An otherwise shining musical interlude is marred by the camera cutting away to fat Ebonics as a Second Language instructors in attendance. Otherwise, it’s A Pink on stage, performing a great single, and a lot of Asian people jamming along.  So, great stuff, minus that one part.

Goddess SinB in wetlook leggings

The K-pop megagrooup may be besieged today by accusations of falling relevance, but how on earth can such lovely and endearing goddesses not remain forever hegemonic– at least with all true lovers of goodness and beauty?

Twice’s “Likey” probably their least bad song ever–but it’s still lame

It may sound dumb, incurious, or even outright “raciss”, but I have never bothered to familiarize myself with even a single member of Twice.  Yeah “Sha sha sha” girl is in there somewhere, and she may be the same as the pointy-knockered fresh faced girl who seems to be in front of the camera two-thirds […]

Jisoo’s “chic beauty is boom boom. It quite fits the autumn and her white face somehow~fits”

Jisoo has dyed her hair blonde, and a poster at onehallyu has a strange, broken, but very beguiling set of reflections on it: https://onehallyu.com/topic/598885-【-pann-】-lovelyzs-jisoo-goes-blonde-for-the-first-time-since-debut-what-do-you-think/ –Actually, I think it’s someone quoting a long outside post, but same difference.  The responses are amusing too.

It would be a shame if this glorious Laboum “Winter Story” performance hasn’t been posted here before

–so let’s post it now!  Porcelain Laboum hwaiting!

Bye Bye Brand New Days: A Pink’s “Orion” MV Review

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 […]

An “April Story” Stagemix

Looks like there are some quality performances out there I need to add to the collection! e.one’s magisterial anthem is competitive as best single of the year– but a big part of his and April’s competition is with themselves! (I just watched this channel’s stage mixes for “Take My Hand” and “Summer Rain” prior to […]

Gothy DIA performs “Good Night” on Music Bank

Here’s one of those performances I watched sometime in the past, and if you’d asked me I might’ve thought it was back in July or something, but this one is dated October 13th, so it hasn’t even been two weeks ago! Well, shows how much I pay attention.  Sorry, DIA!  It’s quite possible I should […]

Bolbbagan4’s “Some” on M! Countdown

The next AkMu?  I haven’t been paying attention, but this is cute: Also, kudos to MNet when they make a genuine high-quality upload.  Alas, too seldom!

I dreamt Monday morning that I was sharing a meringue pie with Hayoung

–so in honor of that charming social call in lala land, let us enjoy a triumphant “Five” stage and Hayoung’s playfully coltish wobble at the end!   If it be no disrespect to Hayoung, I’ll commend Namjoo’s hair bunchies too.  We can spare a slice for Namjoo when Hayoung enters my dreams!

One Year with A Pink’s Fourth Week Inkigayo Stage for “Only One”

A disneyfied castle in the distant anchors the LCD savers when they’re not awash with the gauds of a carnival playland as A Pink perform in tight spandexed denim and–what do you call those collars? Hayoung’s shimmery hair and face are an autumn highlight in these performances, as usual. Nearly all the comments below at […]

Gugudan toss and toss and toss their hair

Or should that be flip and flip and flip their hair?  Anyway there’s a substantial about of hair tossing and hair flipping to go around throughout the engaging “A Girl Like Me” choreo:

Sleepless Christmas

Celebrating the first day of Autumn-Winter 2017-18 in which the central heat has come on, let us bask in the sakeshe, doomy luxury of 9Muses’ masterpiece:

Another Glorious April “Take My Hand” Stage from Music Bank!

The triumphant girls of April wheel out another awesome stage for their epic anthem!

While tonight I explored the synchronous thrills of watching OMG’s “Liar Liar” MV with the final movement of Mahler’s First Symphony playing as soundtrack, right now I’ll recommemorate Laboum’s Inkigayo Comeback Stage for “Hwi Hwi”

“Just because.”

2 Years in this classic Oh My Girl “Closer” Stage (plus Lovelyz’ “Ah Choo”)

Oh My Girl’s techno-Narnia theme comes to Show! Music Core with this classically costumed and lit stage, which continues to be one of the most evocative in this elite girl group’s hardworking output:   Meanwhile, we find Lovelyz from the same broadcast with their peak anthem “Ah Choo”:   Though it might in one sense […]

One Year with A Pink’s third “Only One” stage on Inkigayo

A Greek portico with Oriental ambience and neon lighting (interspersed with a golden hued and rose-laced Chinese landscape painting) provides the LCD backdrop to ladylike A Pink performing in highwaisted black pants (Naeun’s of course the most severely fitted) and tops for the third week of promotions for their enchanting autumn single that ushered us […]