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Woohoo! We’re back from my birthday which was on Sunday, and which we spent not working, so we were worried that we wouldn’t get this Music Monday up in time, but seems like we were only marginally late, as per usual. Woohoo! Turns out that this video wasn’t as easy to joke around with, being as serious as it was, so we took a more serious approach to talking about this video. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Jaejoong’s “Mine” here:

 

So, I know we said that this was unlike we ever reviewed in Kpop, which is fairly accurate, but I think that older Kpop was pretty rock heavy, wasn’t it? That’s before our time, but when we heard some older TVXQ and Super Junior, it did sound a lot more rock heavy than the electro/dubstep inspired Kpop lately. So, to us, this song sounds very original…it actually just sounds like k-rock music, so we’re not sure if it’s wholly original to the Kpop sphere. Long term Kpop vets: let us know if we’re wrong on this.

Otherwise, let’s just get back to our general appreciation of JYJ’s efforts and the members of JYJ. You know how biased we’ve been to them since Ayy Girl, which has been a life-changing moment for us. We’ve love Junsu’s solo efforts as well, and we’re happy to see that Jaejoong is making his own music, too. Awesome! We don’t see eye to eye on this song. Martina totally loves it – as I thought she’d be, since she has a much richer Rock history than I do. I can say that I appreciate the song and the video. I like that it’s very different. I found it totally interesting. It’s just not my thing, you know. It’s like someone hitting a hole-in-one in golf. I can say “Wow: that’s pretty impressive,” while still thinking that golf is boring as all hell. GOD! HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO INTO GOLF?!?! IT’S SO DAMNED BORING! Not that this song is boring. It’s just…not my thing.

Martina here:
I, on the very other hand, totally love this song and video. It wasn’t just a plain old rock kpop song with bridges and catchy choruses, it was a passionate emotional rock song with heavy breathing, gasping breath, and cracking vocals. Listen to the 1:06 mark, you can hear him muttering some vocals in the background! Almost like they were an after thought. Love it! I was just really surprised to hear this out of Jaejoong. Possibly because I’m used to the groomed vocals of kpop singing which tend to be very organized. I found this song to be messy in a good way. That’s one of the reasons I am so into rock music, because I like the guttural sounds of a good passionate well trained yell, like at the 3:00 mark and on, he really lets loose and he is barely holding onto the notes as he screams/yells them out. I also like the merging of the heavy rock drums with the piano and the almost arcade video game sounding guitar riffs. And the 1:33 mark where those guitars or synths come in the background? They sound like an ominous vampire slide with the creepy WWEEEEEEEEeeeeeerrrr. Also, when I showed my non-kpop loving friends this video, they were like, “K-rock, cool.” No one thought it was kpop at all because this video had art direction, well thought out costumes to match the art direction, a beautiful use of camera work, and a seriously passionate song. Whoa. I feel so happy. *Martina does her happy jig again*

Anyhow, if Martina is done gushing on and fangirling over Jaejoong, then we recommend you continue supporting JYJ in their efforts, so don’t forget to pick up Jaejoong’s album via YesAsia. WHY AIN’T IT ON iTUNES?!?! What the eff? Also, Jaejoong, I know you’re reading this. I know you’re a secret Nasty. Come by the studio for a chat! It’d be super fun: I guarantee it!

 Kim

Lastly, we’ve got some bloopers this week as we always do. It was a bit hard trying to figure out what kind of song Yoochun would sing. Seriously: he looks like just a happy guy. If he were to come out with something angsty I’d be mighty shocked. That’s beside the point: point is, it was difficult being in a dragon costume and thinking of what he’d sing about. You can see what I mean here:

 

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  1. I’m so glad I watch KMM so I stumble on funny/ awesome/ wtf videos… however, I must say I’m so grateful for this “stumble”… this song is so effin awesome; everything about is so effin awesome…. the mv, the music, Jaejoong and (quoting “Potter Puppet Pals) “angst angst angst angst”…. thank God for Jaejoong, and thank God for Si and Mar!! I couldn’t think I could love you more… but I actually love you more..

  2. YouTube isn’t working… Hasn’t been nice the last times I tried to comment..
    Username:’Kenziiproductions

    my friend is a really big fan of JYJ and DB5K! She would LOVE this album. It’s her birthday coming up, so, please, it would be a great gift for her.. AND HAPPY 300,000 SUBSCRIBERS. i’m an ultra super mega nasty~ seen every video from the beginning! Been with you through your moves, and your instructional videos, your open the happy, wanks, FAPFAPs, KMM, Indie charts, Kpop charts, your bad english finds, laughs, hair styles, make up changes, weight loss. <3 every thing. NASTY FOR LIFE.

  3. just realized I cannot post the exact same comment on different videos.. OTL.. First of chuka-hamnida!!! Nasties rule!!!!! secondly I want this CD!!! *ugly sobbing* do not own a single kpop CD till now.. so I am going to be commenting on all the videos.. to finish CD or no CD will love you guys always.. :)

    youtube username is Magetsu1.

  4. I cannot say that I have been with you guise since the beginning but I can proudly say that when I started getting into Kpop (around March 2012) and found your videos, I watched all the KMM’s I had missed and was turned into a super Nasty. After I awhile I delved into your other video segments, and soon my favourite part of the day was sitting down to watch the latest WANK or FAPFAP. I’ve only been a Nasty for a little over a year now but I am so proud to watch your amazing progress and I want you two to know that you have my full support. 300 000 subscribers is very impressive but I know that you will achieve even greater heights. You’ve given me lots to look forward too and have inspired me to one day visit South Korea. This is really mushy but I just want you to know what you mean to a Nasty like me, and how important eatyourkimchi is. Keep your chins up and don’t be pressured by what lays ahead. Just now that you’ll have the Nasty family rooting for you.

    Much Love,
    A Thankful Nasty
    (YouTube name: taebae1993)

  5. HAPPY 300,000 SUBSCRIBER!! JAEJOONG ALBUM WILL BE MINE Cx Youtube: mimialicous

  6. Hey, guys! Congratulations on the 300,000 subscribers! Winning the CD or not, I’ll sure try to gather some more subscribers among my friends so you can reach the next goal and give away a celebrity! Muahahaha ^^ (Youtube user: claustr0ph0bic)

  7. OMG 300,000 Subscribers to the Nasty family WOW~! Congratulations you guys you deserve it~! I watch every one of your videos and im happy that you grew! From making videos in you apartment in Korea to Building your own studio from scratch I LOVE YOU GUYS AND YOU ARE OH SO NASTYYY~!!!!!!!
    My Youtube is : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpE0Q4LLlBJOgkH0DmrVu_w?feature=mhee

  8. Congratulations on 300.000 subscribers! woohoo!

    (Youtube nick: NoireYume)

  9. Congratulations on 300,000 subscribers!!! I’m so proud to be a nasty and talk to my friends about your videos all the time. Hopefully some of them subscribed too :)

  10. I don’t know if anyone else said this, but the diamond face mask are scales, like a snake has and eventually everyone has to shed their scales off. Which is what he did…..so yeahhhh

  11. Hi there,
    I’m new to this site and I really like your reviews, keep it up :) !! The reason I actually commented is because of this funny thing I discovered while watching this video and felt the need to share it. It’s the part when you have a picture of Jaejoong where there’s the title – I’m a sexy latex rhino. The thing is that the word rhino can also be used as an internet slang :) –
    http://www.internetslang.com/RHINO-meaning-definition.asp
    :)

  12. I think that the album will be on iTunes soon (probably?), CJes has been pretty active about the Western Scene and making sure you can get the music legally, maybe there’s a delay on Apple’s end?
    Yoochun needs to make a ‘Mickey’ cover, ASAP.
    Also, what music do you guys like, non-Korean wise, you guys always hint at it but we never hear any specifics. >_<

    My vote: Jaejoong's 'Mine' MV. oh and on your website the playlist mode works automatically when I'm on my iPad, didn't know if you guys knew that or not, just remembered a few weeks ago you guys mentioning you didn't know if it did or not.

  13. This song and video reminded me of Visual Kei…

  14. Awww Spudgy needs to be in more bloopers :3

  15. I was expecting Martina to be all “HE WAS WEARING A TURTLENECK. RRRRRRRRRR-” but she didn’t even mention it. Am I the only one who saw the turtleneck he was wearing with the rhino hat? Seriously, you can see it in the KMM thumbnail. How did she miss that?

  16. Jaejoong’s MV seriously impresses me, not to mention his raw, powerful, and full of emotion voice. Even though Mine may be dark and angsty, it’s different from typical Kpop MVs and just so Jaejoong. As a JYJ fan, I can also appreciate the symbolism of this MV, all that breaking free, going against the odds, and soaring high, etc. It’s hard to choose but I’m voting for Jae’s Mine this time. I love it so much that I have to replay it multiple times every day. <3

  17. i’m gonna pick jaejoong out of the two ^^

  18. I wonder what will happen if Jae’s #Mine stays in the top for continuous week^^ Review again?
    I’m voting for Jae ~^^ love it so much~

  19. LOL if you only knew Yooch… he’s has the most sensitive side out of the five tbh. He writes ballads that make you want to cry rather than happy songs tbh. Oh and rants- i mean raps.

  20. I’m Junsu biased to some extent but totally loved Jae’s video…I still don’t like Junsu’s MV,I don’t like GaySu :(

  21. I don’t know if it is everywhere or not, but I’m in the U.S and this album is now finally on iTunes! I had been checking practically every half an hour or so since it came out and it’s finally available to get!

  22. I really like how you guys explain everything. Personally with my view on some of the stuff I still see it as satanistic thats just me and my opinion. However saying that I am not trashing the video at all in anyway. I think that it’s very will made and everything used to protray his song was very will used. I understood everything that was being used i just personally didn’t like how dark it was and other things in the video. But i have to agree with you 100% about how people look to much into the video about symbols. I know people see some of my comments and are like blah…. but i just don’t like the darkness and stuff that was used. But that doesn’t stop me from thinking that he is very talented and his video is very artistic. I can see art even when i don’t like it. This is just for all the people who thought when i was comment on the video before that i was attacking him. I was just stating an opinion of what i feel nothing more. I am just a little bit more forward sometimes on my opinions.

  23. I’m more of a pop person so I’ll say Junsu! So hard to choose though…

  24. FYI iTunes (at least the US store) does have this song available, you just have to search for Jae Joong. The single is priced at .99 and the album/EP (5 tracks total) is available for $4.95. Beyond this, great review as always.

  25. i was surprised by the video it totally awesome i love it is really good the music all the symbolism it brings i thought it sounded a little Jrock that why i love it more. Good job guys u never disappoint me with you reviews keep the good work

  26. Of course JaeJoong will win. People always kiss his ass for everything. And no, I’m not an anti-fan. Actually, I’m a truly fan of JYJ, but sometimes I get tired of these fans who take a jaejoong’s fart like an magnificent work of nature.

  27. The first time I heard this song, i wanted to like it more. I LOVE the chorus of the song, but I don’t care for the 1st minute or so of his singing. I found the video weird and distracting when I first saw it. S&M’s explanations actually made me like the video better because it made it less random to me. I hope they put it on Itunes, because i like the song better without the video.
    I’m gonna vote Junsu for the showdown. Tarantellegra was my favorite song of 2012 (as I find and play the song on my Ipod..) It instantly grabbed me while JJ’s song is gonna take a few more listens before I fall in love.

  28. I won’t go into allll the details, there are way too many, but basically SM use their influence to keep JYJ from performing on TV or being on variety shows (if SM threatened to pull their artists from tv shows, there would be no shows); used their influence to keep a JYJ documentary/reality show off the air, even though it was cable and not one of the 3 main stations; used their influence to make it difficult for JYJ to find music distributors; filed an injunction to stop the release of their first album; managed to get them replaced with SM artists for various performances, and assured they were never invited to perform at others; made it difficult for them to book venues for concerts, etc. Basically, they were blacklisted in the Korean music industry. And their previous cohort in Japan, Avex, has done the same there, even going so far as to sue for profits from a JYJ concert where the profits were donated entirely to victims of the tsunami/earthquake IN JAPAN.

    • For that concert, btw, they ended up performing at a SUMO ARENA, because the venue they booked mysteriously became unavailable right before the concert. The only problem? The sumo arena was half the size of the other venue.
      So instead of refund the tickets or cancel, JYJ performed TWO concerts in one day. With no profits for themselves.

      • Wow, thank you for that! That was a lot of detail (at least to someone who knows nothing about the happenings after the lawsuit settlement.) I didn’t know all of that… makes SM look very bad. Thanks again!

  29. I don’t know about any anime that have ninja vampires… but Blood Ninja by Nick Lake has them.

  30. It’s so hard to choose between these two!!! I love all the symbolism in Jaejoong’s video, so he’s my pick (^.^)

  31. Don’t know if you dressed like that on purpose, but I liked the contrast of Martina’s pinkness and Simon’s blackness (deep symbolism of differences in approach to this song I guess ;p).
    Don’t be fooled by Micky’s innocent look, I bet he would secretly touch himself under that animal costume since he really wants to do this ever since SM times. CAPTAIN PURPLE LIIIINE!
    “Mine” was a great surprise for me because, I have never listened to JJ’s solos before and I didn’t know he’s a rocker. But even though it’s the genre I’ve been listening to long before Kpop, I’m voting for Junsu because I happened to like “Tarantallegra” video more.

  32. If anyone has watched D.Gray Man, when Jaejoong is the vampire, doesn’t he have a striking similarity to the vampire Arystar Krory the third?

  33. Vote for Jaejoong! I love Junsu, but this song is so like the European metal and Jrock that i love. I think my fav part is when he’s scream/growling Hajima at the very end of the song. Why oh WHy isn’t this on Itunes? makes me cry. :-(

  34. Gotta vote for Mine this time

  35. omg this was such an awesome KMM !!! thanks S&M for making my day :)

  36. i have a suggestion, might be stoopid, but hear me out.

    when ya’ll are writing your blog why don’t you make the font different to show who’s typing it.

    Like instead of Martina typing: “Martina here”

    She can type with a super girly, BRIGHT PINK font that would scream “omg, that’s totally Martina”

    Simon could have a red font thats manly of course. Dothraki man warrior style.

    For any ideas you both share it could be a color you both agree on-maybe green…wait purple to match your sofa….

    Spudgy could have a cute blue font for his interruptions, i mean instructions *cough*

    I have yet to see Meemer’s input on any of the blogs but hey grey would suit him :)

    I understand if your site isn’t able to run a code or anything for it, but it’s just a suggestion :))))

  37. do i vote here? i vote for Jaejoong then (and YEAH that is cruel :D)

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