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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

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Getting back to 2NE1: someone must have realized, while putting together the album To Anyone, that they were making the ULTIMATE EXERCISE CD, right? Surely? I mean, it even sounds like a compilation of hit high-energy songs from 1998. ^^ After a brief-but-intense end-of-semester fling I burnt out on 2NE1, and rarely listen to their music anymore outside of the gym – and definitely never after 8pm – but for this specific purpose it is second to none. Can’t Nobody at Seoul Music Festival Tokyo.

No matter what, this group will forever and always be my favorites for doing it with pants on.

After falling for 2NE1 I fell for some other Korean pop acts, joining in on the third year of “girl group mania”. That’s a really serious description, by the way! Quick run down (these songs can be conveniently spotted at 900 yards by the double word titles): Girls’ Generation, Girls’Day, Blady, Sistar, T-ara. You’ll notice the underlying theme that they are crazy for you, lol, sometimes in a submissive way, but just as often in a really-not-fucking-around kind of way. Or, as queen-of-Kpop BoA, says, I’ll Eat You Up. Making all of these songs actually metaphors for the rise-to-dominance of Kpop in Asia???

(Though speaking of the cute/sexy fantasy: no one exploits this better than e.via aka Happy Evil aka Korea’s Best Troll, and no one panders to it more than UI… who I would like to like, because she is talented, but AUGH WHY NO IT’S WRONG.)

Anyhow given how much “crazy” is a part of the fantasy here, and how overused that trope really kind of is (in Kpop), after a while you just kind of roll your eyes. But I sort of like like T-ara and Super Junior – Happy Happy Hurry Hurry Sorry Sorry Cry Cry – because they go just that bit further XD, until it’s not so much of a fantasy anymore.

And in that vein, I like Fever’s End by Tablo, which is an actual album and not just a singles collection… Well, this is basically American-style conscientious hip hop, right? ^^ Written by the artist singing the lines about his own life, no less! No Tomorrow / Bad / Thank You For Breathing.

Then there’s the Big Bang spinoff stuff… I already talked about in the last entry but I’m going to talk about it some more, so please, bear with me!

Here’s a cut though, just in case! )

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BTW, here are some older kpop acts I found trawling Ytube:
OneTwo: Shake Your Booty / Starry Night / Very Good
Ibadi: Chococat / Never Ending Story / Yearning

Ahhhh, that’s relaxing. I’ll stop there. :D

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