September 3, 2013
You hear that Martina? It’s Gotta Talk to You, not IIIII Gotta Talk to You. That’s ok. Martina’s bad with names. She still calls Quinoa “Qwynona Rider” and Carcoal “charcoil”. That’s not the point. Point is: Seungri’s song is awesome. Check it out if you haven’t already:
You know what? I realized that there’s a bit of a flaw in the 30 second showdown, in that, we’re both honorable people, and we’ll stop talking when the 30 seconds is up, even if we’re in the middle of a sentence. I ended up with saying that GD and CL try too hard, but didn’t get the chance to say “try to hard to make big, booming songs and videos.” Subtle difference, but an important one. I know Kpop became popular, among other reasons, for its explosive colors and sounds and just being a sensory overload. But, after a while, you get used to it all, you know? Explosions used to be cool in movies. Now every freaking movie has explosions and you’re like “meh.” Because you’ve seen it all. After a while, you want something with more subtlety, which is why I like this song so much.
Seungri’s voice is very faint here. He doesn’t have big booming vocals like IIIII LOOOST MY PAAAAANTS where he bellows at the top of his lungs. Bellowing, though effective at times, isn’t always effective. I used to hate Leonardo Dicaprio, because, whenever he had a movie that he cried in, he’s scream and froth, very powerfully, granted, but a bit redundantly. I like seeing quiet crying. Micro-expressions are more gratifying. A quiver of the lip. A darting of the eyes. Not hooting and hollering.
The point of all this is that Kpop is very hoot and hollery, and a lot of times it’s fun for that, but sometimes I want something more reserved, and I think Seungri totally freaking nailed it with this song. I’m not fond of the dubstep breakdown at the end. It’s good on its own, but I didn’t want to wait 15 seconds for it to build in. I AIN’T GOT TIME FOR THAT! The world ain’t got time for that. Attention spans are dwiiiiindling to nothing. Our Music Mondays are shorter because we noticed that people don’t watch long Music Mondays (sure, some people do, but the majority doesn’t). Keep it short and sweet.
I just noticed that this blog post seems a bit, umm, higgildy piggildy? We’re just excited right now. We had fun filming this Music Monday. And we’re getting all ready for our AUSTRALIA TRIP!!! HOLY SMOKES! We’re flying out Wednesday night, and today we were packing up all of the Australian Nasty shirts, as well as some extra shirts and hats in case people want them while we’re there, and it’s 1:34AM right now and we’re all still totally pumped and energized and I don’t even wanna sleep tonight I’m just gonna run around in circles.
Ok…breathe. Calm down. Back to the showdown, time to vote!
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