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G-Dragon’s “Crayon” won this week, JUUUUUST barely holding on to the top spot for a few hours after voting closed and TVXQ overtook first place. Here’s the video, if you haven’t seen it yet:

 

You know, we’re quite disappointed with this Music Monday. Not that we’re disappointed with G-Dragon’s song. We’re just disappointed with our Music Monday review of it. Sure, there’s lots of stuff that you can analyze in this video, how ____ represents G-Dragon’s struggle with _____, but those kinds of interpretations don’t do it for us in a video like this one. GD says it best “Y SO SERIOUS?” This video is fun and funny, and ridiculous and silly. For us to poke fun at it is difficult, because it already pokes fun at itself, you know? Well, we had a few things to say. We just found ourselves a bit flummoxed..and probably brain dead since we’ve been trying to double film some videos in advance while we’re gone next week. Creative juices, Y U NO FLOW!!??

Interesting side note: as some of you may know, when we moved into our new apartment we didn’t really have any furniture for it. We’re still, in fact, quite low on furniture. But we have a sofa now, at least! Point is, when we were furniture shopping, we saw this really uggggggly chair. Super ugly. Matter of fact, we saw lots of really ugly furniture. Point is, that super ugly chair that we saw: G Dragon is sitting on it when he’s getting examined by the fake doctor. Ha! We’re sooooooo tempted to go back now and buy it. Actually, NAHHH. That’s, like, a couple thousand dollars. It’d be funny to have, but not a couple thousand dollars funny. Not the kind of joke I find HA HA funny. I’m sure GD can easily drop that kind of money on a squid chair. That’s our unofficial name for it…the squid chair.

Anyhoo, a couple things we didn’t mention in the video: we loved the editing for this music video! The quick cut scenes went to the beat of the music, the use of filters actually added to those crazy old fashion scenes, and my fav, was when everyone was getting their cray on and they would fly forward and then reverse, and then fly forward again like a record being scratched by a DJ. Just loved it. Also, we watched this video frame by frame, and if you look at everyone’s faces, they are really so happy and excited and that’s really refreshing to see in a video. I know music companies often release those “behind the scene” footage videos but the idols still have to act on camera for those videos, it’s not as natural and them hanging out with their buddies. The faces of the guys acting crazy with GD are faces of people having actual fun, and although I don’t know the people in the video (who might I add are very unique looking and some look almost Japanese or is that just me?) I’m just guessing that they’re real friends with GD, or maybe they roll in his crew. Also, if you watch carefully at the end when GD is dancing in the mirror tunnel with the girls, there is a cameo appearance by an older lady, like maybe someone’s mom? And GD’s face is just lit up with happiness as they all get their cray on together. I’m not sure who it is, die hard GD fans that know everything about him, let me know.

If you like this song as much as we do, make sure you support GD by picking up the album via either iTunes or YesAsia, because it’s good! Also, if you want to see if you won a U-Kiss signed CD from our giveaway contests last week, check out the bloopers below.

WINNERS!!! PLEASE NOTE: there will be a bit of a delay in shipping out the CDs. We have to wait for U-Kiss’ management to mail the CDs to us, but we will probably be in Mexico and California at that time, so then we will ship them out as soon as we get back to Korea!

 

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  1. Happy 300,000 Subscribers! Ha, I remember when I hit 10 followers on Tumblr.. I can’t even imagine how you guys feel with 300,000 on YouTube. It’s funny to think you guys were just moving to South Korea to teach and film videos for your parents.I hope that one day when you get even more subscribers, I can congratulate you guys in person with my future husband (GDragon).Thank you for all the times you made me laugh, fangirl, and stay up till the crack of dawn for livechats. You’re the best ^-^

    YouTube: GDragon0ppa

  2. Funfact: If you look closely in the ‘living room scene’ in the far left in the background you can see one of GDs friends walking out of the toilet with his pants on his ankles.. kekeke

  3. Hello, Eat Your Kimchi…
    Ehh… I really don’t understand how the kpop chart works ><

  4. Woot B.a.p was 2nd in most voted!

  5. So, I take it “Crayon” is Korean for “Sexyback?”

  6. I vote Junsu. Su looked classy, GD looked kinda…..not classy.

  7. Who reads American Tort Law? Me… Tort Law is essentially civil law. Requires 3 elements that must be met to show that damages were suffered and that the plaintiff was directly harmed in the process due to the defendants negligence or wrongdoing. Judgment will award compensation based on factors that weigh the damages done and losses received due to the damages (contracts are huge in the tort law scene)

    LOL

  8. a little out of topic… *while watching the review, all i can think of was, when can they go “take it away meemers” n there she is. yay

  9. Heh, I even made a graph to show people how uneven it is.
    Unfortunately, I don’t there’s much we can do about it. I used to think it was because of the large female population on EYK, but lately I’ve been thinking otherwise.
    Boy bands have much more organised fanclubs, so you just need one or two groups to promote it via twitter or something, and POOF! The video shoots to the kpop charts. It’s kinda sad, because it means you have a lot of non-Nasties voting – people who will never watch the reviews – and so it doesn’t really reflect what us Nasties want :(
    I mean, I’ve seen people post 50~ comments on a video, and then suddenly ask ‘Who is Simon?’ or ‘Who is Martina?’ Like, ummmmmmmm…..how did you get here? xD

    For now, I’ve been making a point of voting for all the girls on the charts, everyday. I’m not sure what else we can do…..

    • I also find that since I don’t like aegyo and prefer rap and R&B the girl groups I do like are like B.E.G, 2ne1 and mixed groups like Sunny Hill which isn’t that mixed at the moment.

      Like most of the western female artist I do like are soul and r & b ( and gospel too) and most of the Korean girl groups cannot compare to the skill and range of the divas like Tina, Sade, Mariah or even the newer ones like Jennifer, Adele or Beyonce for me. Or even classic R&B girl groups like Envogue, TLC and SWV blow anything any k pop girl group ( outside of maybe Big Mama) has ever done.

      As much as I like Orange caramel because the song is cute and catchy, and Secret’s poison is pretty awesome, all I am hearing is the backbeat from Beyonce’s ‘ Crazy in Love’ and it is distracting.

      edit: mind you I used to be a big Spice Girls fan… And Backstreet boys too, but nothing was as big as my love for Boys to Men’s music. So in the end powerful soul and R&B always wins for me partially because I have been culturally enmeshed in it and am very judgmental when it comes to that type of voice.

    • Wow lol that’s pretty sad, those randoms are probably the people constantly commenting about Crayon losing after we’ve explained it and then never seen again after we reply to them.

  10. In the video, did GD have a legit PIZZA TATTOO on his left shoulder? I had to do a double take on that one. I mean I love GD and all but when I saw that my thoughts…GD what are you doing? GD. Stahp.

    • HAHAHAHA trust me, you’re not the only one who thought that :p

      It’s not actually a pizza – it’s a ‘Dragon Ball’ from the anime of the same name ^^b

      • that’s a relief :D and pretty cool that its a dragon ball that anime was my childhood along with pokemon and all other sorts of anime

      • Maybe it is because I am such a huge Dragonball fan that when I saw it I automatically knew it was a Dragonball.
        Amusing fact: GD’s tattoo seems to have 8 stars ( I noticed this on my own cause I thought his Dragonball looked odd) mostl likely because his favourite number is 8. In Dragonball, there are only 7 balls with stars from 1 to 7.

  11. meemers you will always be a girl in my eyes…

  12. i love the martina as the maid with out a head, reminds me of the secretary from the power puff girls.

  13. omg you guys will leave and Nu’est will probably make a comeback or something.

  14. I vote for Junsu :D thank you S&M for the review and thank you for all the hard work you guise put in making these videos for us ^^. Keep up the good work! And have a good time in Mexico :)

  15. Lol. How do you think I feel? I read thousands upon thousands of comments about all the videos on the charts everyday, the good, the bad, and the ugly – whether or not they get reviewed.

    It’s taken all the surprise out of KMMs for me – boohoo – but I watch KMMs to see S&M have fun, so half the time I don’t care what they talk about :p
    Not that I’m complaining – I like what I do – but I’m more of a K-Hip-Hop and K-Indie junkie anyway.

    Plus, I think that encouraging people to analyse the video themselves, instead of getting spoonfed by the kpop industry, is one of the purposes of KMM. Look at the pros and the cons. Seeing people develop a broad and critical way of thinking after commenting on the Kpop charts makes me happy ~ xD

  16. Well, I didn’t win. But that’s okay because u guys have given me an exclusive interview + BTS + KMM + surprising blooper with U-Kiss last week. That was the coolest KMM ever! Love u. ^_^ No wonder I think both of u and U-Kiss are officially BFF now. XD

    For the KMM today: How come u come up with Get Ur Drag-on?? U are really deep. lol

    And for the showdown: When I watched Tarantallegra at first, I thought the girl was somebody else untiiiiiiiil some users on utube told me. lol Junsu surely rocks it to be an impressive girl (along with Nu’est Ren for sure). XDD

  17. hey guys! please vote for TVXQ! I want Simon and Martina to review this song! It’s awesome you know! I’m sure you guys also want them to review it!! please please please! xD!

  18. Bwuahaha…’ Get Your Drag-on’ was brilliant. Strange, the tune from TVXQ’s Keep You Head Down’ came to mind

  19. Bwuahaha… ‘Get your drag-on’ SO BEFITTING. Somehow, tune from TVXQ’s ‘Keep your head down’ came to mind

  20. the old lady is his stylist noona.

  21. Martina, don’t feel bad about “crayon.” I grew up in Washington State and we say crayon just like you do.
    So does everyone I’ve met from Oregon, Idaho, and California. The
    pronunciation just depends on where you’re from. To me, Simon’s way of saying it sounds weird. :)

    • I’m from Idaho and I’ve never really payed attention to how I said crayon but I notice that I say it like GD now.. instead of “crayon” I catchy myself saying “crayOn”….(this comment sounds a little like a VH1 Behind the Music line)

  22. While you’re in California eating Mexican food, you guys should try California burritos! They’re so good. They’re really common in San Diego, but not so much anywhere north of that. It has carne asada, french fries, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. It’s like an Americanized Mexican explosion in your mouth! :D (In a good way!)

  23. I must say Junsu is looking better than GD. As a girl. o.O Does that makes sense to ya coz to me…is …don’t know…Anyway, I choose Junsuya!

  24. really good KMM!! i love you guise! and i love GD!

    i really liked bringing all the imaginary characters who are all pissed off that GD stole their jobs… lol. and the rest was quite funny too. and i felt really dumb cuz i hadn’t realized the whole “get your cray on” thing.. aaaah… that makes so much more sense… i also loled the first time i saw the video at GD shaving his non-existent facial hair…. seriously boy, you ain’t got any…

    anyways, well done guise! i’m sad there won’t be a new one next week, but have fun in Mexico!

  25. oct 5 to oct 15 eh time to fly to korea and break into simon and martina’s apartment and try on all of martina’s clothes…..oh by the way I’m a guy muh ha ha ha

  26. You can’t get any sexier than Junsu (besides, I really thought it was a woman until my friend pointed out it was him). Oooooh Junsu you so nasty!

  27. I love this KMM! I’m really glad, that GD won. In the Crayon thread, we were trying to guess what this episode would be about, but noone did. That’s why I love eatyourkimchi so much! You always surprise me :)
    Seeing all characters in one video was fun. But… where is Mordney? – I thought first. Then I realized, no engrish – no Mordney :)
    Also love the British GD part, that was hilarious!

    I don’t know if you read comments here, and count them as votes, but I’ll write anyway. For this showdown I vote for GD! The Junsu girl looks much more as a man to me.

  28. Wow, I seriously thought that TVXQ would win this week, but VIPs, great job, well done!^^v And for the showdown, I vote for GD (LOL obviously…^^;;)!

  29. No Spudgy today? Aww….and Meemer’s a BOY??? :O

  30. Yep, confirmed. I will never win anything from EYK. But I love them still. Fighting!!

  31. During the bloopers when Martina tries to pronounce crayons it does sound like cranes because she’s dragging out the cray instead of just saying it in one go.

  32. Some of my comments on the video were deleted and i don’t understand why? I’m never negative about anything on here…

  33. Get your “ars-on” hahaha, love it

  34. the older lady dancing with g dragon is his hair stylist.

  35. how great would a FAPFAP in a california korean restaurant be, though? just think about it.

  36. Did anyone else notice the chant at the end is, erm, “interestingly” similar to the Florida State Seminole chant?

  37. Don’t feel bad Martina, most people here in Texas say “crown” for “crayon” lol, so we can’t say it either. :P

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