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Kpop Music Monday: The Halloween Edition!

November 3, 2011

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Hey guise! It’s our Music Monday! It’s up on Wednesday though! As many of you know, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, I totally messed up my shoulder over the weekend, and couldn’t do Music Mondays as a result. It wasn’t a dislocated shoulder as we suspected. It was a muscle spasm in the neck after a combination of things, namely, the painful flight to Canada (14 hours in a small seat is really difficult for someone as huge and manly as myself), as well as not working at our normal work desks and being scrunched over a lot more as a result. Anyhow, things are better now. Woot woot! So we could finally finish our Music Mondays for this week!

Anyhow, we finally got around to reviewing two videos that we always wanted to review, but never would get a chance in hell of having voted in: TVXQ’s “Balloons” and G-Dragon’s “She’s Gone” If you haven’t seen them yet, here they are, in all their majesty:

TVXQ: Balloons

G-Dragon: She’s Gone

Yeah, these two videos are totally incompatible with one another. G-Dragon’s is badass and dark, TVXQ’s is cute and fluffy. Both are appropriate for Halloween, though! Which one speaks more to you?

Now, you know that we usually pish-posh away all cutey songs, like Bilasa’s “Beautiful Target” and F.Cuz’s “Wanna Be Your Love”. TVXQ’s fluffy abomination, though, isn’t as easy for us to sweep under the mats. It’s…it’s just so disturbing. See, while we’ve only known B1A4 as being cutesy and lighthearted, we have only known TVXQ/JYJ/Homin as being serious and badass. Mirotic, Keep Your Head Down, Ayy Girl, Intoxication: all showed a mature group of men who take themselves very seriously, either by (rolling down their sexy windows, rubbing their bananas, or turning your lights on and off obnoxiously). Seeing this video, though, even though it came before all of those videos, is totally contradictory to every video that follows it. It’s like watching Vin Diesel in the Pacifier: holy terrible casting! I’d feel more comfortable watching Wayne Brady act like a pimp. Just…just not right.

And TVXQ/JYJ/Homin seem to know, it, too. They’re smiling and cute, and are surely melting the hearts of all their fangirls, but behind their smiles you can really see how uncomfortable they are. Jaejoong’s the worst at hiding it. He’s got the smile in his teeth, but his eyes are dead serious. Ugh!

G Dragon’s video, on the other hand, while dealing with murder, is less horrific. It’s totally perfect for Halloween, and we like it a lot more than Taeyang’s “I’ll Be There,” which has a Halloween setting, but it also has a weird story/no story plot to it, and we prefer stories, if you couldn’t tell by now. We’re not really sure the point of why G Dragon is chasing this girl through what looks like one of those creepy garden mazes, and then killing her once he catches her, and then sitting around awkwardly after he murders her, but we are intrigued. There’s a meaning to this, right? It’s not just made for the sake of being cool?

On a side note, I really hope that one day our world will be rid of garden mazes. Who the hell likes these things? They’re totally freaking creepy, and they’re only used for murdering people. Come on now! Have you ever seen one used in a movie for non-creepy reasons? I think the police should be alerted anytime, from now on, that someone hires a contractor to build them a garden maze. “Yes, officer, we have a potential crazy murderer planning future murders in his oversized backyard. Be warned” And who would ever think “Hmm. What can I put in this backyard? Oooh! A Maze! Those are fun and totally not creepy!” Fact: if you have a friend with a garden maze it’s time for you to stop being friends with them.

Garden Mazes Freak Me Out

Garden Mazes Freak Me Out

G Dragon, we’re not sure how you got to this garden maze, considering how rare it is to find a backyard big enough to have a garden maze in it in Korea. What we want to know is what the process is for wanna be psycho murderers for renting these garden mazes. Do you call up the owner and reserve a murder date?

G-Dragon: Oh. Hi. Yes, I’d like to book a murdering, I mean an err umm private non-videotaped garden stroll for this Friday at midnight
Crazy Murder-Maze Owner: How many guests are attending?
G-Dragon: Just 2
Crazy Murder-Maze Owner: And how many are leaving?
G-Dragon: Just 1. I mean, damn! I said too much!

Ok enough rambling about murder mazes. And Happy Belated Halloween to everyone! In other news, this is our last Music Monday in Toronto. We’re heading back to Korea on Saturday, and should be there Sunday morning. Woot! We’ll be scripting our next Music Monday on the airplane and filming it back in our regular apartment the Sunday afternoon. Man. How time flies. We were in Canada for almost three weeks, but it only felt like 5 days tops. Anyhow, here are this week’s bloopers. Yay!

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  1. I vote for She’s Gone, although I felt the video should have had a bit more to it than walking around and then finally killing the girl.
    Balloons: Dear God in heaven, what the hell did I just watch. I was torn by being completely horrified/laughing my ass off at how uncomfortable Jaejoong was.

    4 years ago
  2. I love Balloons – its the first Kpop video I ever saw!!!

    4 years ago
  3. TVXQ! Ballooooooooons~

    4 years ago
  4. *tear* OOOoooh man, you guys crack me up every time! xD pfffbbppttttt—lol…butterknife…

    4 years ago
  5. TVXQ’s Balloons! Their costumes would be nice for a halloween party! :)

    4 years ago
  6. TVXQ Ballons XD ITS TOTALLY RAWESOME X)

    4 years ago
  7. Hope Simon is feeling better. Thank you for making a Kpop Music Monday even when you’re on a vacation overseas, and ill! :) (Hopefully YouTube pays you well^.^)(?)
    I like the cutesy side of Jpop and Kpop. But to me, Jpop is best at doing this sort of things.

    4 years ago
  8. hahaha the way you guys explain TVXQ’s balloon music video is soooooo funny. I am now ROFL. Anyway i vote for TVXQ’s balloons.

    4 years ago
  9. God, guys this is too funny. I laughed real hard at “pat my hat down myamyamyamyamyamya” ROFLLLLLLLLLLL also, Jaejoong’s annoyed look at the end always cracks me up whenever I watch the video. LOL

    Anyway, despite all the cheerful feeling the video possesses, the song actually has deep meaning (real. deep) that kind of teared me up when I read it. It talks about how pure childhood dreams sometimes can be neglected when one grows. Google it! :)

    And oh, I vote for Balloons! :)

    4 years ago
  10. AHAHAHAH! XD I love the recreation of G-Dragon’s “She’s Gone”! Especially the part with when the knife turns to a butter knife! So funny! Then the part about TVXQ being evil animals made me laugh so loud i think i woke my sister up. Glad you feeling better Simon and good job on the Music Monday!

    4 years ago
  11. LOL ~~ You guys are really Funny !! For me since i started from TVXQ debut song HUG and also m Cassie .. it wasn’t terrifying as you guys made .. in fact I loved TVXQ Ballons mv ~~ they are cute and i wouldn’t mind seeing more of that .. lol .. however for halloween video i would vote for GD .. coz basically it’s dark and umm .. GD kills the girl ~~!!~~ lol ~~

    4 years ago
  12. I doubt any JPOP videos are as cutesy as that .. the first Japanese song I had heard was “Nanka SHhiawase”, when AXN was airing “Flame of Recca” and that was a kickass song

    As to why psychos drag their weapons along walls, it is so that the weapon accumulates dirt, fungus and other filth. That way, the victim is sure to die by blood poisoning

    PS: How is the shoulder Simon?

    4 years ago
  13. GD of course!!!

    4 years ago
  14. GD!!! <3

    and… THEY're BACK!!! 

    BIGBANG5 IS BACK!! 

    They're on their way to Belfast, Ireland!!!

    4 years ago
  15. I totally vote for Balloons!!
    By the way, there more more videos like this back in the day (well, maybe not on such terrifying level, but still) not only from TVXQ. Jpop has also changed quite a lot since (unless jpop equals and doesn’t go beyond AKB48 for you), so… do I smell some history homework yet undone? ;) Anyway, glad to know Simon’s shoulder is better!

    4 years ago
  16. Balloons, totally Balloons! XD by the way, there were more videos of this kind in Korea (well… maybe not THIS kind) back in the day, not to mention jpop has also changed a lot since, so… yeah there’s some history homework left to do guys ;)

    4 years ago
  17. Going for GD. I aint sweet and cuddly I want morbid yet thrilling? LOLs. :))

    4 years ago
  18. After the murder: “Do you want help?”:P Haha!
    I always like the Music Mondays if you choose the videos:P (HINTHINT!), But I like both… Hmm:P

    She’s Gone was one of my favorite songs before… Why don’t I listen to it anymore?

    Anyway, when it comes to voting… I can’t choose!

    4 years ago
  19. *LOL* So it’s not only me who thought of DBSK – Balloon as creepy~ *LOL* I thought I’m the only one~ *ROFL* [damn, I couldn’t stop laughing~]
    As G-Dragon’s She’s Gone MV. Yeah, it’s kinda thrilling. I mean he’s G-Dragon, he’s a pretty boy, he got his obsession over this pretty-soon-to-be-murdered girl [I think this song has one storyline with his another song titled Obsession.], he love to stalk this girl, and come the bad thing: he got a double personality too! Mix it all up and put a creepy maze on top! Yeaaay! Halloween Party!

    4 years ago
  20. Hahahah!! I love this edition! :D Actually, I was a fan of TVXQ because of Balloons. Couldn’t resist their cute charms~ *dreamy eyes*

    But I think GD’s video is more horrifying~ :D

    p/s: vote for Big Bang for EMA Worldwide Act!!! :D Voting closes on Nov 4th. 

    4 years ago
  21. Lol!!! What do you mean by “WHY JUNSU WHY?!”? Junsu’s always been the adorable cuddly dolphin! lol

    And my vote goes for DB5K of couse! ^^ I LOVE “Balloons”, it’s always been my “go to” happy song! ^^

    4 years ago
  22. Wow that just made my night to hear that U-KISS not only beat SNSD for last week’s question, but demolished them! Way to go U-KISS! <3

    4 years ago
  23. BALOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  24. dbsk balloons <3<3<3<3<3

    4 years ago
  25. it’s TVXQ all the way for me. this was their first mv i saw and it totally pulled me into their fandom. so yeah, cuteness overload does it for me, too,  as well as their sexy manly-men side.

    4 years ago
  26. She’s Gone by G Dragon! He can Kill me Anytime he wants XD well he would have to kiss me first :P

    4 years ago
  27. TVXQ.

    They’re so cuuute and I love their costumes XDD

    4 years ago
  28. G-Dragon’s ”She’s Gone” !!!

    4 years ago
  29. Awesome video! I really thought Martina looked really cute dancing around in the unicorn costume….not that Simon didn’t look good in the dinosaur costume or anything…yeah…
    I’m a huge GD fan, so I CHOOSE YOU GD!

    4 years ago
  30. You guys totally just killed me with featuring Balloons. *laughs* That was one of the first DBSK/TVXQ videos I saw and I totally agree with you on the cuteness overload. Like you don’t even need the video to know that it’s oozing with it. Yes oozing. lol
      Anyway seeing you review it made me quite happy so thank you very much. ^__^ [Also, Jae totally looks ready to kill the ‘lion cub’ at the end of that video since he wasn’t cooperating with him and stuff. Completely understandable I think.]

    Though would the cuteness overload in this video alone make it creepy? I think so. ^__^;

    One vote for DBSK’s Balloons~!

    4 years ago
  31. About the garden mazes: Yes, they are creepy. But please take a look at the Music Video for “Alice in Wonderland” by K3 (on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyZCUD7pAHw). It is a Belgian/Dutch band which mostly makes music for children (but I like them nevertheless). They have recently made a musical around the story of Alice in Wonderland and also released the soundtrack as an album.

    In the music video for the title song, there are also scenes in a garden maze. But I think, for “Alice in Wonderland”, it fits quite well.

    4 years ago
  32. I’m so happy when I see you do MV Balloons for the Halloween edition.

    Of course, I vote for Balloons. This MV make me have a whole new eyes of TVXQ, especially Jejung because he’s my bias.

    4 years ago
  33. This is hard :/ I love GD and TVXQ. GD’s MV for She’s Gone fits the mood for halloween. It gives off this thriller effect. On the other hand, TVXQ’s MV for Balloons sends you to heaven with their cuteness. Can I vote for both? Lol x.x

    4 years ago
  34. GDRAGON!!! n of coz Ukiss will win~ ^^

    4 years ago
  35. [obligatory “not all jpop is like that” post]

    Moving past that, yay holiday specials!! Are you gonna do a Christmas special too? :D

    4 years ago
    • Our Christmas special is usually our “How to Dance Kpop” video for the year :D

      And, yeah, we know not all Jpop is like that :D

      4 years ago
      • Ahh I guess my brain always filed that as a New Years thing due to the year end-iness of it xD And the two holidays are waaayy too close to do different things for them, now that I think about it.

        4 years ago
  36. DB5K ALL THE WAY! :3

    4 years ago
  37. I really HAPPY!!.. thanks for doing this video about Baloons! *—-*

    4 years ago
  38. thanks for working so hard =))

    4 years ago
  39. YOU KNOW I CAN DIE OF HAPPINESS <3 KYAAAAA BALLOONS <3 

    4 years ago
  40. OF COURSE GD WINS!!!!!!!!!!

    HE IS THE COOLEST KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago