Someone uploaded SHINee's official Japan arena tour vids to YT today and I figured I'd post them here for all you Shawols (and me) to squee over before I go watch them. They're not HD quality but they're pretty damned good, imho. Please be respectful and do not reupload ! We don't want them to get taken off You Tube, do we? That would be sad. Enjoy!
In honor of the Olympics, which I shall be watching shortly, here's some Minho from SHINee being all overly competitive on the Idol Star Olympics. Watch quickly before MBC has it deleted! Link to day 1 of the show below.
Bad things happen to good people and Nichkhun is seemingly the good-iest two shoes of the good in Kpop. I don't think I've seen one bad thing written about this guy ever... until now. Early in the morning on July 24th, Nichkhun was driving home from a JYP Entertainment get together in Seoul and got into a minor accident with a motorcyclist. His blood alcohol level was revealed to be 0.056, which led to a suspension of his license. There were no serious injuries.
I only discovered Kpop a few years ago, when BoA was not really active in the scene, so I'd heard of her and watched some of her videos. I know she's known as the Queen of Kpop (not to be confused with some of the male Kpop queens), and that she can dance her ass off, but that's about it. I wasn't into her old songs, and I'm gonna admit I'm not too into this new song either, but DAMN the girl can dance!
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If you've been following this blog for any amount of time, you'll know that I normally am not into cutesy, girly things. However, t his photo shoot is just too, too adorable and cannot be missed. Loving the huge big, bad, wolf in the corner. Don't miss the BTS video at the end of this post!
Today on Oddness/Weirdness I'm introducing one of my favorite blogs/bloggers to my site for an opinion piece. My friend Stormy of MyMusicRadar! had something relevant to vent about and I figured this would be a great place to do it. Hopefully I'll be featuring some more guest posting on the site and maybe doing a bit of guest posting of my own. Comment below and let me know what you think! Another episode of 'All Babies grow UP!' This is NOT the face of innocence my friends. The sad fact is, ALL babies grow up. If only we let them.... Taemin has been asking...nay BEGGING us to let him grow up, but it seems that netizens on the whole don't want him to. They insist that he stay in their little bubble of sweetness and, frankly, its starting to get on my nerves. Kpop is notoriously filled with softporn and homo-eroticism that smacks some people in the face and is so 'not the reality they wanted', to coin one of Jonghyun's ow
I finally got around to doing this post but I'm thinking it will be worth the wait, if you're a fan of Big Bang's T.O.P. Who wouldn't be? The man is hot as hell. T.O.P is quite an interesting idol. He's all swaggerific and like a boss on the outside, child-like and reportedly kind of shy and derpy on the inside. He's been known to cover his face while in public because people are always talking about how cold/mean he looks. Ya know what? He can give me those types of looks any day. Name: Choi Seung-hyun Nickname(s): T.O.P, Tabi, Bingu, Choom T.O.P (so hilarious). Typical Accomplishments: Lead rapper for Big Bang, has acted in well known Korean films like "Iris", "I Am Sam", "Nineteen", and "71: Into the Fire", has collaborated with G-Dragon to form a group called GD & TOP, has released well received solo songs like "Turn It Up".
On July 21st and 22nd, Shinee held their Shinee World II concert performances in Seoul Olympic Gymnasium and pretty much killed it, because that's what they do. They performed in front of 20,000 fans and rocked the house. Don't think so?? Check these pics and fancams out for proof. (Click on pics to make them bigger!)
I just had to post this. Here's B.A.P. getting it in with "No Mercy" on the July 19 M! Countdown. Besides the fact that I can't with Himchan's crazy eyes and that there was some sharpness in some singing voices, I thought it was fun as hell. I'm particularly fond of the fact that they get to dress well in this round of promotions, instead of looking like rejects from the so-not-cool-anymore Ed Hardy factory. Also, every time I see B.A.P perform, I'm still shocked that Zelo is only 15. He performs with the charisma of a 22 yr old.
As mentioned in my last post , G-Dragon graced us with a beauteous spread for Harper's Bazaar Korea August Issue. Sadly, all we (mostly) get gracing our magazines here in the U.S. are (mostly) boring old emaciated actresses and models. I've posted about GD in a skirt before , because he certainly wears them well. What do you think?
B.A.P is about to drop their 1st Mini album, "No Mercy", this week (supposedly July 19th) and they've decided to tease us by releasing some album jacket pics of Bang Yong Guk, Young Jae and Zelo for our viewing pleasure.
I've amassed quite a collection of newer pics of Shinee's Key looking, as usual, spectacular and outrageous and sometimes even a mixture of both. Shinee has been back and forth to Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the Phillipines in the past month or so, and in that time Key has been parading his unique fashion sense through multiple airports and on multiple stages. Many of his outfits have left me a bit in awe, since most people would look like idiots wearing what he manages to pull off. Before you jump to conclusions and assume that Key has a stylist that puts his outfits together, let me assure you that this is not the case. He and his fellow Shinee members have mentioned multiple times that Key is very particular about his outfits and will try on things many times before he gets it right. I've also read that he did some of the styling for their Japanese Shinee World 2012, often from items he picked up while shopping in Japan. Let's get started, shall we?
2NE1 released the official mv for "I Love You" today and I was blown away by it's beautiful imagery. To me they look like high end designer dolls in a soft focus urban fantasy movie. Yes that's a good thing.
I've decided to add a new feature to Oddness/Weirdness. I'm going to focus on, you guessed it, Kpop magazine editorials of the past. There are so many incredible photoshoots from the past few years that I've wanted to feature on this blog, so it was an easy decision for me. My first post, featuring G-Dragon in Vogue Korea '09 , got quite a bit of interest. Today I'm focusing on my other favorites, Shinee, in the January 2010 issue of Dazed and Confused Korea magazine.
Yesterday 2NE1 released "I Love You" and managed to dominate all major Korean charts right away, which is referred to as an "all kill". I downloaded "I Love You" last night. So far I've listened to this song multiple times and I'm loving it. If you haven't listened to it yet, check it out here:
Today my fave fansite, Cloud USA , posted a vintage Rain video from back in 2004 and they inspired me to wax nostalgic about Rain. I haven't really fangirled over Rain in awhile on this site and that is just sad, since he's my man and all. Ok... ok... everyone relax... I'm kidding (backing away from the Clouds slowly)!
Last week Inkigayo released a 2NE1 "I Love You" teaser that made me think that song was going to suck. In the past few days, YG Entertainment has released more teasers for 2NE1's "I Love You" that sounded way better. What a relief...
Planning on attending the Big Bang Alive Tour concert in New Jersey on November 9th? If not, are you going to the concert in Los Angeles on November 3rd? Well I've got something fun for you to do to show your love and support for Big Bang. I came across this VIP fan event created on Facebook for both Big Bang concerts and thought it would be cool to share:
Oh Key... You always kill me and today was no exception. On June 30th, at one of the last Shinee World Japan concerts, Key decided to send all Shawols into a tizzy by performing an impassioned solo to a Lady Gaga "Hair" and "Judas" medley.
Ok I'll admit it: I normally never like this sort girl group song. I'm actually kind of shocked at what I'm about to say but... Sistar is werking it out here with their summer single "Loving U". So You, Bora, Hyorin & Da Som
My favorite Kpop star, Rain, will be coming soon to a theater nowhere near me (probably) and looking all kinds of hot. He stars in the movie R2B: Return to Base, which will be released in August of this year.