Music Monday:

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For the past two weeks when I’m driving I’m tuned in to my  local radio station; it’s really the only time that I get a chance to listen to the radio, and at first my relationship with this song started from, “ooh,  that’s a catchy song” to “ooh; they are playing that catchy song again, then it progressed to, “seriously how many time are they gonna play this song in an hour, to “Is this the only song that they play, to where we are now; “If I hear this song one more time I’m going postal” Touted as the “feel good song of the summer” is really becoming the earworm that wont go away”

And what I thought was a catchy love song turned out to be a catchy song about drug abuse, yet this song still remains in my head, I guess it has a lot  to do with the super easy lyrics

So according to How Stuff Works, this is simply an issue with my auditory cortex

the participants’ auditory cortex automatically filled in the rest — in other words, their brains kept “singing” long after the song had ended . The only way to “scratch” brain itch is to repeat the song over and over in your mind. Unfortunately, like with mosquito bites, the more you scratch the more you itch, and so on until you’re stuck in an unending song cycle.

There are many other theories about why songs get stuck in our heads. Some researchers say stuck songs are like thoughts we’re trying to suppress. The harder we try not to think about them, the more we can’t help it. Other experts claim that earworms are simply a way to keep the brain busy when it’s idling . Just as there are many theories, there are many names for the phenomenon. It’s been called everything from “repetunitis” to “melodymania.”

So pretty much they’re saying that I screwed and there is nothing that can help me get this darn song out of my head. And I guess the only way I can get this one out of my head is to find a better one….. at the moment  Luhan’sThat Good Good” seems to be a really good contender; hopefully my next Music Monday I’ll write about a song I really like instead of one that has taken me hostage and won’t let me go.

“And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb And she’ll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young”

“Can’t Feel My Face” can be found on The Weekend’s latest album  Beauty Behind The Madness  on iTunes and Spotify

Until Next Time….

 

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Music Monday: Empty

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Even though this song popped up on the radio and not on my iPod I still think it counts.

Winner was one of those groups that I would hear about an not really think anything of. I had heard about them being on the same label as Big Bang and I knew that they were in (what I thought at the time) was an American –Idol like competition…. I was totally not interested, and (like I always say, and ALWAYS end up being wrong) I didn’t have room for another group  But one day I was bored and looking for something to keep ,me occupied so I wouldn’t fall asleep and YouTube came to my rescue with WiNNER TV. I figure I would watch one episode and if I didn’t like it I would move on to something else. These guys are absolute dorks and I couldn’t stop watching. I don’t have a bias with this group (because they are all bias ruiners), but I do have a really soft spot for Dumb and Dumber; serious how can you not love a guy who does the most perfect impression of Kim Woo Bin’s brow lift or the guy who comes in a very close second to Daesung’s evil mother portrayal in the “Secret Garden” parody.

Actually a few days go I finally decided that I wanted to watch Who Is Next: WIN and I have to say I tonally get why people felt so strongly about Team B (iKON). I thought that all the performances where good, but (even though I knew the outcome ahead of time) I still think that Team B were “technically” better dancers, Team A’s were better song writers (even though Team B’s finale performance was phenomenal) … and I finally get the hype.

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I  really like this song, and actually I was surprised when I found out that this song was written by B.I and Bobby  (although I shouldn’t be all that shocked) because I didn’t think it was an “iKon” kind of song.. but whatever a good song is a good song. I really like this video, I think this one and Color Ring really bring home to “model” concept that they were going for with this album The only problem that I have with the video is the how small the female lead is, the first time I saw the video /I said “holy cow” she’s thin, honestly I don’t think I’ve ever seen a thigh gap that wide before….

 

I’m an empty shell,
a coward without you
People around me look at me with pity
It kills me, no what a day
Before starting my day, without thinking I saw…

“Empty” can be found on Winner’s latest album  2014 S/S on iTunes and Spotify

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I’m looking forward to iKON’s debut album and WINNERs second album this year (that is if YG keeps his promises……)

 

 

Until Next Time….

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Music Monday: Loser and Bae Bae

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Fandoms all over K-Pop have been losing their collective shits lately. Tao may or may not be leaving Exo, Epik High is touring America, BTS is coming to America and just released their new album and before anyone could properly deal with the emotional storm of I Need U BigBang hits us with the one-two punch of Loser and Bae Bae.

Now normally I listen to the songs and get a feel for them BEFORE I see the video. But it was the opposite. I saw the Loser video first (while listening to the song at the same time) then a day later I say the Bae Bae video.  I purposely chose sleep instead of watching the live stream of the concerts and I avoided every video and file of the songs (I’m really proud of me, I normally don’t have that much will power)

Loser

“At some point
I’ve gotten scared of people’s eyes
I’m sick of crying so I tried smiling
But no one recognizes me”

Honestly I found the song to be really sad, and it wasn’t something that expected and the video was equally sad, I had a hard time watching T.O.P walking down the street an emotional mess, and watching Daesung getting beat up at the gas station made me think that this is what he must have felt like when everyone was calling him a murder after the car accident, this video/song brought way to many feels .

Bae Bae

“Can you stay beautiful
So that even when times passes, my heart will still be able to flutter
Baby Baby please don’t fade away
For selfish me
Just the way you are you have to stay like that”

The first time I heard the song my very first thoughts were this sounds a lot like a red Hot Chili Peppers song, I don’t dislike the song, but I do think the acid trip of a video swayed my thoughts on the video( although it’s visually stunning), now it could have been my mood when I watched the video but I don’t get it (and I don’t think we are supposed to)

At the moment I’m I don’t have definite feelings about the songs of the videos either way, the songs were not what I expected, but at the same time I wasn’t sure what to expect from the group after a 3 year hiatus,  and II ‘m a firm believer that just because you like a group doesn’t mean that you have to like every things that they do (*cough “Dirty Cash” *cough*). And so for both of these songs I will simply say that I’m happy that they are back and look forward to the songs that they are gonna release next month.

I love how Koreaboo assumes that no one caught any of the sexual references in the song..

“Loser” and “Bae Bae” can be found on the  new single M

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Music Monday: Call Me Baby

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So last week I took a hiatus, for the very same reason I almost took a hiatus last week…. EXO had their comeback! First I was all in to the Pathcodes, then SM decided to release not one but two songs before the album was released then YG finally tells us the BigBang will be back next month, THEN I get the news that both BTS AND Got7 will be in Chicago this May. My poor K-Pop loving heart couldn’t take all the excitement couldn’t take it. There is nothing that I can say about this song that hasn’t been already said… so watch it … love it. And technically I really shouldn’t be writing about Exo since my last MM was Exo. But it’s what I’m listening to (as well as my new ringtone)

But I will say that this song really took me back, I have been a fan of Teddy Riley for a LONG time (I’m showing my age) first it was Guy  then Blackstreet (crap now I wanna go find my old CD’s) (I wasn’t a huge fan of  Wreckx-n-Effect,  although I did really like “Rump Shaker”)

I don’t know why but I feel like they haven’t bathed when watching the video, and I REALLY can’t get with Kai’s white suit And I think it (which he wore again during the M Countdown. And I think it’s safe to say that Tao has the longest arm pit hair I have seen in a long time.

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Chinese Version

“Call Me Baby” can be found on the  new album Exodus Korean version and  Chinese version  as well as Spotify

 

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Music Monday: Overdose

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Talk about another case of “Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor”. Let’s get this right out of the way (for those who don’t know) In the beginning there were 12…. then there were 11 now there are 10 (since October 2014, which consists of 8 Korean and 2 Chinese members) . Separated into two sub-groups EXO-M (primarily promotes in China and has a Mandarin language album) and EXO-K (promotes in Korea), with a Korean language album). This week’s pick is a label-mate of last week’s pick, which I I’m starting to seriously think that SM love to overwhelm audiences  with lots of people on the stage (translation Bias Wreckers).

How did I fall down the rabbit hole that Exo? It’s simple, I started watching Roommate’s on Hulu and I really enjoyed it and after a while I became very curious about the musicians on the show. At first I decided to commit myself to just one song (which is Overdose) and I tore that song up… at least 30 times a day…. I loved it. .Seriously on those days when I had 8,000 steps and was ready to go to bed I would play these a few times and my 10,00 step goal was completed. I think what prompted me to download the entire mini album was, I might be missing out.  Knowing what I know now I should have stuck with that one song and left it there, let’s just say I have all the albums (and I fell no shame .. NONE)

 

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To be honest I would have preferred for another song to pop up, because EXO has been EVERWHERE. from their five recent concerts  to their comeback and those damn teasers…It’s a lot for a fan to deal with…. those teasers are killing me (I haven’t even dealt with Sehun’s…. I’m still recovering from Xiumin’s (I’m rational adult, what is happening to me?). But tis life and we can’t always get what we want.

 

EXO-K Version

EXO-M Version

 

“I taste you and drink you
My heart trembles, I keep drinking you in but it’s not enough yet
This thirst sends shivers even to my fingertips, hold onto that moment
Don’t stop going, it’s so good, can’t stop
Hey doctor, it won’t go like this
You and I will become one with the uncontrollable attraction
Without this feeling, it’s like I am dead
The reason I live is because of my addiction to the sweetness that is you”

Watching these videos brings back memories I remember (as a new fan) being confused by the two versions, about why there were so many people in the group. I distinctly remember asking myself out loud… “Why are they in a  maze?”, “What the hell is with the dirt” , “Who can tell them apart?”, “When did bucket hats come back?”  and most importantly, “Why is this dude  on the ground with a white suit on?” (that part still bothers me)… and while talking about things that bother me, how is it possible for them to sing the saddest Christmas song ever? (You don’t have enough my my feels?)

When do they sleep, every time I turn around that are at the airport going somewhere, so starring in a new movie, life as an idol is rough, I couldn’t do it, hell sometimes getting out of bed to go to the bathroom is too much for me…

In exactly one week the new album comes out…..and I don’t care what you say ”Call Me Baby”, will forever me known (in my heart) as “Call Me Daddy”, and I will sing it as such…. that’s all!

Overdose can be found on Exo-K’s  and  Exo-M’s Mini Album 중독 Overdose

 

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