Monthly Archives: February 2012

New John Mayer Single: “Shadow Days” Sample

Can I just say that I am sooo incredibly excited?! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this stuff forever. I think it sounds so good, and it’s kind of amazing how the vocals just sound so honest. Either substantial personal growth or amazing producer. Or a decent mix of both??

You can get a one-minute taste at the source:

ONE FORTY PLUS • Here’s a clip of the first single off Born and….

Lyric of the Day: Christina Perri, Drew Lawrence, Barrett Yeretsian

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart

-Christina Perri, Jar of Hearts : chorus

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Lyric of the Day: Carole King

so far away
doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?

-Carole King, So Far Away : chorus

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The Boy Bands Playlist, PART 1

My article on K-pop boy bands was posted yesterday on Seoulist. It’s kind of a crash course with one song per boy band, but due to sheer number still had to be split into two. This is part one, dubbed the “old school segment.” You can read on to get some background on each group, or you can just listen to the playlist compiled on YouTube.



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[K/R/T] Seo Taiji & Boys // I Know ((서태지 와 아이들 // 난 알아요)

Lyrics and translation for the classic Seo Taiji & Boys hit, I Know (1992, Album Title I Know):


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Lyric of the Day: Sarah McLachlan, Séamus Egan, Dave Merenda

I’m so afraid to love you
but more afraid to lose

-Sarah McLachlan, I Will Remember You : verse 3

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Lyric of the Day: Mary Schmich

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it,
It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own

Understand that friends come and go,
but for the precious few that should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle,
because the older you get,
the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Don’t mess too much with your hair,
or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

-Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) :

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[WS] ‘Liberal’ overseas strategy, ‘Narrow-minded’ domestic operation… Two faces of SM?

From the picture and title, I initially thought that this article would be more interesting than it is. I thought it might be comparing SM’s tactics when engaging with the Western music industry versus how it operates back home in Asia…

Alas, it seems to be an opinion piece that rehashes a lot of speculation about how SM runs its business. Not much we don’t know or think already, and not a lot of cold, hard data to back anything up. It does touch on (kind of) the recent event of JYJ’s documentary getting cancelled. Again.

[SIC] Big Bang performing H.O.T’s “Candy” in 2006

Wow, this is old school in more than one way. First, it’s Big Bang performing the K-pop boy band classic, H.O.T’s rainbow-happy song, “Candy”; second, it’s old school Big Bang, back when Taeyang wore cornrows and before the group shed their newbie image:

Yes, whatever your stance may be on Taeyang’s now-signature mohawk, I think we can all agree on this:

Everyone is very thankful the cornrows are gone.

P.S. SIC stands for “Sharing Is Caring,” the new heading for videos, songs or quotes that I enjoy or find attention-worthy (or just amusing) in some aspect, and therefore would like to share with you.

Lyric of the Day: Brian Leseny Fennell

All those arrows you threw,
you threw them away

-Barcelona, Please Don’t Go : first verse

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