March 23, 2013
Infinite “Man In Love” – Vote for it Here!
GOLD I TELL YOU! GOLD! We thought about what we could say for a Music Monday on Infinite’s “Man In Love.” I don’t even think we’ll mention the song at all, or their dance. The video is just…the video…so much…good stuff…so much…overdosing on potential. You ever see those “Everything that’s wrong with *Insert Blockbuster Movie Title* in under 4 Minutes” videos on YouTube? Those are hilarious and – quite frankly – exactly what we do when we watch movies in the theatre. Makes more maximum lols. We have a similar approach for Music Mondays. This Infinite video…we could talk about for more than 4 minutes, that’s for sure :D
I hope we’re not sounding as if we don’t like the video. We’re just saying that we can have fun here, and we giggled to ourselves a lot thinking about the video. So vote for it!
GLAM “In Front of the Mirror” – Vote for it Here!
Now this is a pretty different music video. The lyrics kind of remind me of 2NE1’s “Ugly”, not in a “oh GLAM copied 2NE1” kind of way, but in the sense that they are both talking about girls feeling un-pretty. I’d like to see kpop idols talking about this more often because it is pretty much the kpop idol industry that makes average Korean girls feel like crap. I’m not saying the idols themselves are doing it, I’m saying the way the industry presents them makes people feel like crap. It’s exactly the same in other parts of the world with models and celebs being airbrushed and photoshopped into a level a perfection that doesn’t actually exist, except in Korea, a lot of the models and celebs ARE kpop idols. Anyways, point is, it’s an interesting topic they’re dealing with, but I don’t LOVE the music video which I thought could have been a bit more powerful. For example, even though they removed some makeup (lipstick doesn’t count as removing makeup in my book), you could still tell they were wearing makeup, and I though it ended in a really awkward unresolved way with the manager (who was he?) coming in and them awkwardly leaving. You check it out and let me know if you feel the same way!
Heo Young Saeng “The Art Of Seducation” – Vote for it Here!
We’re so torn, guise. We’ve never reviewed Heo Young Saeng. We’ve never done anyone from SS501 before, and it’d be great if we can show them some love. They’re before our time, I’ll admit, and we know next to nothing about them, but we do know that if anything ever comes out by anything by them, you guise always do a great job of promoting them on our site.
We still don’t understand their situation as a band. We said before, incorrectly, that they disbanded, and that upset some people. Sorry about that, guise! Supposedly they didn’t disband. They’re just all on different labels now, but they’re not making music together. If you ask me, that sounds like disbandment. I think the more accurate thing to say is that they stopped making music together, but they’re not publicly adverse to making music together in the future, right? Whatever the details may be, we’re not sure. What we are sure about, though, is that this video and Infinite’s video have a wealth of things we can talk about, and would be great fun to review for Music Monday, as opposed to other videos that are more difficult for us to talk about. Not naming any names here.