Music Monday: Every Moment

Music Monday

 

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It’s been 20 years since their last album, “The Show, the After Party ,the Hotel” (although “Diary of a Mad Band”, in my opinion is one of the best R&B albums EVER!) And I stanned this group like people stan EXO or Hansen….

The Past, The Present, The Future was released and honestly I didn’t think too much of it there have been so many  whispers about a Jodeci reunion I never took them seriously, and after I saw Jo-Jo on VH1 “Couples Therapy” I was like, this is a hot mess (that entire season was  hot freakin’ mess… I highly suggest you watch it.. for the Courtney Stodden factor), they aren’t coming back anytime soon. Let’s be honest one or more of them have been drugged out, boozed out, lifed out and after I while I just wrote them off and figured they would ride into obscurity like a lot of groups from the 90’s.

 

One thing that Jodeci has been known for is their “baby making songs” and this album serves of several. I think the thing that surprised me the most about this album was there wasn’t any surprises…. this album ‘and the songs) could have gone on any of their previous albums… and I like that because it makes it seem like little or no time has passed. When the album my first thought was, “please don’t tour…. please don’t come to Chicago….. I’m too old to be screaming and yelling and acting a fool” (I would still totally do it…. shame be damn)

Now let’s talk about this video, first things first I was reminded that Devante had a damn face tattoo.. let’s all take a mental pause,  what goes through your mind when you decide to get a face tattoo, certainly, “this I gonna look hot when I’m 70” is not one of them. Second it was cold and there was snow,  you want to me attempt to be sexy and sing in the snow and cold; I can barley stand the 10 minutes it takes to warm my car up. Third (this is gonna be slightly mean) but Jo-Jo looks like that old freaky guy from church that tries to hit on the young girls.. (they haven’t aged well at all…. that’s what drugs and hard living do to you) Fourth what the hell is that on Dalvin’s head it looks like a furry albino pig (I hope it’s fake) Yeah so overall I wasn’t all that impressed with the video, but let’s be honest their videos haven’t every really been anything to write home about. and since their too old  to dance, I guess a winter mountain scene is the best we’re gonna get.

Despite my grumbling I’m glad that their back, I hope that they have some success (althogh I doubt that they will ever have the level of fame that they had back in the 90’s) and hopefully more music will come out before they decide to take another extended hiatus, all in all there is nothing wrong with a little nostalgia..

Every Moment can be found on Jodeci’s latest album  “The Past, The Present, The Future”

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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.

Korean Version
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.

 

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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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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers – Week 11

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Last week was a rough week and this week will be do different. Funny thing is while you’re losing weight real life still happens, and more than anything I think last week taught be that despite unexpected circumstances along with a major food holiday I can manage to stay on target.

The past 2 or 3 weeks have been gains when I got on the scale, so I was determined to stick with the program and be moving more, I gotta say K-Pop really saved my butt this week… 30 minutes od dancing to 2pm, Got7 and Exo. even though my cat thought that I was having spastic fits. I found at the end of the day it help me get my ActiveLink to 100% or sometimes over..

Yesterday’s meeting was pretty sparse and I can just assume that it’s because of the holiday that people were out of town or still had family visiting them, like I said real life happens. Well this week I’m happy that when I got one the scale I showed a loss of 3.6 pounds..

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Strangely enough I felt the absolute worst on Thanksgiving, what and the amount of food was pre-planned, I ate a breakfast before I set out to my parents house and my dinner consisted of a banana and yogurt, but lunch after I had eaten it I felt like I couldn’t move then I realized that I hadn’t eaten that amount of food in one sitting for a very long time. I certainly could have eaten half of what was one my plate and been totally satisfied.

So my plan for this week is to do more of the same as last week. And also it’s the start of a new month so Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has a new challenge and it’s a different exercise everyday, so that should be interesting and besides next week I’m supposed to be getting some new Weight Watchers swag!!!

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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10

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