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G-Dragon – Crayon: Kpop Music Monday

October 1, 2012

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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. I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT SHOWDOWN but I forgot to put it in the comments :-(
    Thanks a lot for this review, have a nice trip and don’t forget to rest!

    4 years ago
  2. Crayon was definitely the best release by GD!! i LOVE the mv!! but the song still in my opinion isn’t all that, catchy and all, but GD’s comeback songs just….didn’t connect with me as much!
    hahahaha get your dragon would’ve been awesome!!!

    oh oh oh!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m probably the only one spazzing out! but Rino Nakasone is gonna be at the Kcon!!!!!!!! she’s one of SM’s choreographers!!!! she works a lot with SHINee!!! (and she calls them her babies!) she was in Beat Freaks on America’s best dance crew!!!
    anyway you guys should TOTALLY talk to her!!!!!! and then maybe you can learn some Lucifer dance moves!!!!

    4 years ago
  3. Come on guys, stop whining about who did or didin’t win this time. I
    like all the videos ( G-Dragon, TVXQ, SNSD, indie music, whatever) and
    honestly, as I am not korean, I get to know these artists through Music
    Monday, because I have never heard of a lot of these guys before. I am
    here for Simon and Martina’s videos, no matter who the hell they are
    talking about ( can be about a song, Spudgy, an androginous cat…) and
    as a bonus I get to listen to new songs, some good, some bad, some funny
    and fell so lucky that I found this cause I get to expand myself into
    music… Can’t you just apreciatte the fact that it’s great to just have
    some fun watching these videos, regardless if you are or not a fan? So
    you guys complain if the video is not reviewed, than you guys complain
    again if they don’t like the song as mutch as you liked, and yet you
    complain again if they do not say or review the video the way that you’d
    like it to be… If you trully like the artist and their song, keep
    suporting regardless of what eatYourKimchi says ( or not) about the
    videos. Myself, I am here to support Eat Your Kimchi, no matter what kind of videos you guys choose to do( yes, I can say I’m a nasty…)
    And
    just for the record, I love SNSD, and I got to know them by Eat Your
    Kimchi ( yet I don’t vote for anyone on Music Mondays, I just wait to
    see what comes out of it, so mutch more exciting…)

    4 years ago
    • My words exactly! I’d go on strike a few weeks (they’re just too nice to upload videos in advance) or a month, just to make the ppl who complain, realize how important and amazing they are! a TRUE Nasty would like their videos no matter the content! *Do you really want us to split like N and S Korea?*

      4 years ago
  4. My Vote Goes To Junsu! He Makes A Very Beautiful Women! :)

    4 years ago
  5. GD actually explained that the woman in the video wasn’t him. It was only his face when he turned around. He said that he wouldn’t look as good as that in a dress… (I don’t believe him :b)

    4 years ago
  6. I very happy GD’s vid was reviewed :D

    4 years ago
  7. Come on guys, stop whining about who did or didin’t win this time. I like all the videos ( G-Dragon, TVXQ, SNSD, indie music, whatever) and honestly, as I am not korean, I get to know these artists through Music Monday, because I have never heard of a lot of these guys before. I am here for Simon and Martina’s videos, no matter who the hell they are talking about ( can be about a song, Spudgy, an androginous cat…) and as a bonus I get to listen to new songs, some good, some bad, some funny and fell so lucky that I found this cause I get to expand myself into music… Can’t you just apreciatte the fact that it’s great to just have some fun watching these videos, regardless if you are or not a fan? So you guys complain if the video is not reviewed, than you guys complain again if they don’t like the song as mutch as you liked, and yet you complain again if they do not say or review the video the way that you’d like it to be… If you trully like the artist and their song, keep suporting regardless of what eatYourKimchi says ( or not) about the videos. Myself, I am here to support Eat Your Kimchi, no matter what kind of videos you guys choose to do( yes, I can say I’m a nasty…)
    And just for the record, I love SNSD, and I got to know them by Eat Your Kimchi ( yet I don’t vote for anyone on Music Mondays, I just wait to see what comes out of it, so mutch more exciting…)

    4 years ago
  8. Oh and GD said that those guys were his actual friends.

    4 years ago
  9. Get Your Drag On! LOL. Love it :)

    4 years ago
  10. this was the worst letdown of any kpop music monday analysis you guys ever did of a BB-related video :(

    I always love how you guys find the deeper meaning of the songs, like you did with some other GD videos and Fantastic Baby (because I am never able to do it myself)…But this time you guys got lazy and just talked about the stuff that everyone can see and understand :( Would’ve loved to see your take on the double-meaning stuff that is in the video and the symbolism of it all

    4 years ago
  11. OMG I WON THAT CONTEST!!! I just can’t believe it :””’)))))

    4 years ago
  12. American Tort Law? BAHAHAHA!

    4 years ago
  13. Simon! Martina! It wasn’t actually GD!

    http://bigbangupdates.com/2012/09/g-dragon-says-it-wasnt-his-sexy-body-in-the-crayon-mv.html#axzz284H1lJFR

    THUMBS UP SO THEY CAN SEEEEEE! he says it was just his face, so he cant work for that :( And OMG MEEMERS TURN AT THE END :D!?

    4 years ago
  14. gd looks …. weird ….. as a girl but i didn’t even realize junsu was the girl in the vid until like the 10’th view so i have to say junsu ….. but i still love gd

    4 years ago
  15. Oh yeah I forgot to vote for Junsu!!! Junsu was epic in drag, GD you can he’s a man after a second or two while junsu even for fans it’s difficult to tell, and some might even not recognize him. (maybe also because GD wants to be found out while Junsu is just seriously attempting to pass for a girl) So yeah Junsu!

    4 years ago
  16. :( people fighting over who won and who didn’t :'(, fortunately I’m not biased to neither of them and I just loooove your review (u don’t know how happy I’m know, ’cause this day was kind of a cr*ppy day u.u), u always get to make me laugh…..a lot….like a mad girl xDD!!!! lots of love to you guys!!!
    Ps. I love your new apartment <3, specially that big windows where you can see the city!! it's freakin' a.ma.zi.ng!!

    4 years ago
  17. Nev

    Bajeeesus Simon!!! Your feet at 4:20 ish look HUMONGOUS!!!!! GARGANTUAN!! (an a leedlle bit hobbit like??)

    4 years ago
  18. I think that might actually be GD’s mother. I just looked her up, and I think it could be her. That would be so awesome if he actually got his mother in to be a part of his music video. ^^

    4 years ago
  19. Nice idea
    come on
    its TVXQ
    one of the best(maybe the best) groups of kpop

    4 years ago
  20. Bri

    But if they were to make an exception for TVXQ it would open up opportunities for fanwars and butthurt people wondering why if they made the exception for TVXQ they can’t for another group :/

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, I guess. I just mean that because they are going away for three weeks that they should make an exception because TVXQ would definitely have won next weeks.

      4 years ago
  21. WHAT THE FUCK’S WITH YOU GUYS? ITS GD’S MV AND NOT TVXQ’S. cant you just leave it like that? Do you know how his fans feel when you say you’re disappointed coz its not tvxq? I love G dragon just as I love TVXQ and im very sad that some of their claiming fans here are as rude as fuck.

    4 years ago
  22. Hey Martina! In this video you actually can see all the friends of GD (the guys who looks like Japanese are the stylists of 2NE1 in fact!) & the girl with him in the tub it’s Mina Kwon, also a friend who designed the shoes that you see at the beginning of the video and most of the funny items for Gd or BIg Bang (Bad boy caps for example!)
    :) like for One of a kind he seems to like have fun with his real friends! and I really love that! YG family :)
    By the way Love you guys! I hope to send you more french (butter) cookies ^^
    BYE!!!

    4 years ago
  23. People… Stop saying kpop music mondays are boring because of GD because frankly they aren’t. Yes, so what fangirls go together to vote GD to the top but they only did that because they thought it would be a much more interesting kpop music monday and have more things to talk about. I personally think simon and martina are great in all their videos but they cannot help GD being reviewed all the time its not their fault he’s such a huge kpop artist. So you all need to stop being whiny babies and just watch these awesome vids :D Why so serious?

    4 years ago
  24. Yay, I can’t wait to see you guys at Kcon!

    4 years ago
  25. of all the days for my laptop to refuse to play videos… it had to be today ;n;

    4 years ago
  26. The lady in the last part with mirrors was GDs hair stylist!! ^_^ They are very close..and GD even taught her swimming…well thats wat Taeyang’s twitter update showed!! And guys love your review! Especially Tort law! hahaha!! Cheers…

    4 years ago
  27. … first reaction: NOOOO where’s my TVXQ???
    Ok… it’s the new epic vid by GD… still… sigh…
    It was alright I guess (love the shave part)… tho Uncommited was even funnier because in a way you’re right, since it’s too hard to make fun of it, it’s not too funny what you say, you can only state the obvious. While Junsu was so serious about his vid that those little epic fails… come on… I died laughing! (Junsu touching Junsu is going to be my fav bit of kmm FOREVER!)
    So I understand that GD deserved to win… but I am disappointed in the end :-/
    I think a review of tvxq video would have been so much more funny with the strange lights on the arm.. weirdly weird u_u and the hulk dance or whatever. They are damn serious about it all, but it has some incredibly funny bits here and there… pity.

    4 years ago
    • Next year maybe -.-
      if gd doesn’t release another 3 mvs lol

      4 years ago
  28. Lots of hate cos GD gets reviewed. Talk about being sourrrrrrrrrrrrr

    4 years ago
  29. Get your crayon! :D I will miss ya’ll so much, but I am so glad you will be going to Kcon and Mexico. You guys are expanding EatYourKimchi and couldn’t be more proud as a “Nasty”. Fly safe and have fun! :)

    4 years ago
  30. Loved it :D

    4 years ago
  31. American Tort Law, LOL! I can’t imagine many subjects that are more boring.

    Cool skit.

    My vote goes to Junsu!

    4 years ago
  32. YEEES !! I tought TVXQ had won !

    4 years ago
    • In 3 weeks, the charts would change ALOT, so unless TVXQ gets like a few hundred thousand votes, they would not hold first place for 3 weeks for the next KMM…

      I’m frigging crying now.

      4 years ago
  33. I tend to say crayon as crown. xD; Also, this video was fun to watch. Like, I want to bounce off the walls with him and hang out. @_@ I am really jealous of his friends, no lie.

    4 years ago
  34. Martina, I pronounce it “cran”, too. Can’t Say Crayon Club, unite!

    4 years ago
  35. I’ve given up on Music Monday’s. I hope when the studio opens other stuff is reviewed. As I’m 24/Male and not a 15 year old fan girl I don’t vote for GD/BIGBANG/2NE1/SUPERJUNIOR religiously.

    I wish people would think about the content before voting.

    4 years ago
    • I’m sure people did. Crayon is by far a more interesting MV. TVXQ’s MV, while having a great song and fun giant arms was pretty much like every other SM video ever…

      4 years ago
      • As an SM Towner I still voted for Crayon. I love DBSK to pieces, but I thought Crayon was really fun and deserved to be reviewed! Of course I want Catch Me to be reviewed as well, but I’m sure it will be reviewed after the next three weeks. And even on the off chance that it doesn’t, maybe Viva will come out? :P So don’t fight guise, just love~

        4 years ago
      • Well they are… but anyway, Crayon is something completely unique that we don’t get a lot of in kpop. There were so many intricacies that you can watch it over and over and still see new things. I personally got bored halfway through tvxq’s MV even though I really like them, so that’s why I voted for GD. It was my personal preference based on how interesting the videos were.

        4 years ago
        • SO you’re saying because GD is mainstream, americanized and hiphop it would appeal to other people? NO SHIT – why do think there are so many fan girls.

          4 years ago
        • Why are you insulting me? It’s very unnecessary. By intricacies I mean the multiple things woven throughout the song to make it interesting, like the word play. Yes they probably did film in a studio but that doesn’t mean the mv looks like it was… Also I never said tvxq weren’t talented. I think they are amazingly talented but their mv was something I’ve seen so many times before, which is why I think the originality in gd’s was so refreshing.

          4 years ago
        • In a way you are right, but it’s also very GD and a bit, can we say “YG style”. I mean with all that PSY success it makes sense that YG is now betting on GD and his craziness, so it’s actually “common” for YG to do this colorful and crazy videos, just not SM video style.

          4 years ago
        • I’m sorry but this is not the first crazy style or colourful style yg did. Psy’s not either. It just shows you don’t understand gd or psy’s mv.

          4 years ago
    • Bri

      I agree with this, some really good songs don’t get reviewed cause they don’t have enough votes to overcome the fangirls

      4 years ago
    • I think the kpop scene goes through waves. The big names come out they wash over everything, we review them, then they go into hiding, and the middle level groups shine, then they leave, and the rookie groups get a chance, and slowly the rookie groups move into middle group territory, and new rookies are born. Those middle groups, if they are super great, turn into a big name, like 2NE1. Hopefully you can pop back into watching KMM when the big names roll out. Oh, and do you watch our Sunday Korean Indie segment? That might be more interesting for you?

      4 years ago
      • This isn’t a diss at you two… I love you both. It’s just difficult watching similar reviews over and over again because of the fans voting.

        I watch all your videos! (Just not this one!) lol

        4 years ago
    • LET’S BE BEST FRIENDS.

      4 years ago
      • HAHA! I would love to watch the vid because I love Simon and Martina but I can’t do another GD/BIGBANG review!

        4 years ago
        • I know, but unfortunately that’s just how it is… It sucks when a new song like Orange Caramel’s Lipstick comes out (which is my favourite K-pop video of the year) and you know it has no chance because they’re a girl group.

          4 years ago
        • Haha good work! After school is great, but if you compare the videos flashback and lipstick. You can see where the design efforts went… P:

          4 years ago
  36. Oh yeah! G-D.

    4 years ago
  37. All 3 of GD’s music videos are reviewed.
    …almost 3 weeks straight.
    Talk about boring.

    4 years ago
    • Nev

      Hey its a voting system, ‘1st past the post’ n all that, no PR here. If you wanted some one else to win you should have voted (n got all your friends to vote) for someone else :) Im pretty darned happy that we have had a fair bit of GD, it will all go quiet again now for another 2 years before he releases another album/EP

      4 years ago
    • But but…we reviewed UKISS and FT Island last week…

      4 years ago
      • Simon and Martina this was amazing, don’t listen to this guy.

        4 years ago
      • Still. Would have loved TVXQ getting reviewed. No KMM for the next 3 weeks means TVXQ won’t ever get their Catch Me reviewed. Gd already got 2 of his MVs reviewed so why??

        I wish fangirls stop voting blindly and actually look at the content like what @Tony Brabander said earlier

        4 years ago
        • actually, the same thing could be said abt Fantastic Baby which was really colorful as well…still had a meaning to the colorfulness, as does this video. Unfortunately S&M didnt seem to try to find that meaning at all this time

          4 years ago
        • Yeah told your ‘gods’ not to having the same comeback with GD..more over BIGBANG good luck.

          4 years ago
        • yeah big disappointment here too as I was writing.
          Cryon is definetly my fav k-pop video ever, it has color and craziness all over it, and I love this in a video (in fact I think Oppa Oppa is still number one on my fav list…)
          I have to admit that I don’t like GD music, (but I like his style (O.o?)) , but when One of a Kind came out it was soooo epic that I actually supported it, and I learned a few things too. But that’s enough. Like the hell, TVXQ EPIC come back is not getting a review? For real?!?!? For once the song itself is interesting… >_>

          4 years ago
        • You guys don’t know how sad it is watching how only the popular groups win these polls, obviously due to their larger fanbase. Super Junior and all ALWAYS win. And look at this review. As the blogpost said, they had nothing much to say since it already made fun of itself. They should have picked better material then. Look at the content, not at the artist… Geez.

          4 years ago
        • You know, just shut up. It’s the fans that vote for it. Stop blaming them. Sorry TVXQ won’t be reviewed, I am really am, but Simon and Martina have their own lives. They are busy people and are just trying to please their fans. Stop being a douche and let it be. Geez.

          4 years ago
  38. GD for the win!!! but… can YG also promote Taeyang or TOP or the Big Bang members as well :(

    4 years ago
  39. Sucks that it’s not TVXQ. So sick of GD’s smug face. I’ll still watch it for Simon and Martina though :)

    4 years ago
    • Yeah well….all my efforts of keeping the EYK family together seem to be in vain ….so sad :( … I guess some people don’t feel the same

      4 years ago
  40. I was actually dissapointed because it is not TVXQ…….. :(

    4 years ago
    • I’m not acting like a child and being disrespectful. I’m just so sad and GD’s always the one that get. I’m not trying to bash GD because I’m also a big fan of him. But I will keep voting for TVXQ and I will support GD for sure :)

      4 years ago
    • I don’t think they’re annoying, just because they really wanted to see a video for the group they support. I don’t think its disrespectful… it’s not like they are dissing the video…
      And what enemies? who are fan enemies? Anti-fans?? Why can’t we all just love each other for what we are…K-pop lovers

      Don’t be down Cassies you can still vote and wait a while longer. And VIPs Good job! So let all just enjoy it! :)

      4 years ago
    • I am myself a Cassiopeia but I totally agree with you. I mean… it’s obvious tht GD won… by far, reasons: the video came out before, and the fans were voting more…. besides, if it wasn’t for the breake EYK is taking, it’d be probable that TVXQ would have been reviewed. So I ask my cassies fellows to star supporting in a healthy way TVXQ and maybe de VIP’s and other fandoms would gladly help….

      4 years ago
    • Same here

      4 years ago