Hi smileyjade here, suddenly popping out of nowhere after a ridiculously long time of inactivity in this blog.
Hi smileyjade here, suddenly popping out of nowhere after a ridiculously long time of inactivity in this blog.
With the hype of TVXQ's 4th album, "Mirotic" going on, I'm going to talk about the shift of music from melodic songs to SMP style songs to strong rhythmic songs in TVXQ songs. The reason is TVXQ songs are always catered for mainstream. So, by listening to TVXQ songs we can roughly gauge what is going on in the Korean music industry:)
Why Have I Fallen In Love With You
this is the first time i've heard a harp playing in the opening lines of the song... it's really beautiful! The song repeatedly questions the beginnings of love and expressed the sufferings of a one-sided love... I found the lyrics on http://farahshar.multiply.com/journal/
But the reason why I like this song is its ringing melody that makes me feel peaceful and calm...
How many times have DBSK washed their magic over me like this? Countless of times. Their music is wonderful.
♪TVfXQ♪ jadel_ling ♥ 1:09 AM
Hey ToHoShinKi's japanese singles are not bad these days... But i really want to criticise some of their songs..
OFFENDING THSK JAP SONGS
the background is super noisy, the MV has no sign of the boys anywhere - it's all sucky animation - blergh i could draw so much better, they don't even have proper mouths! The animation storyline isn't great either. Only good thing about the whole song is that it's happy! It's meant for children and to lift your spirits I think...
2. High Time
endlessly repetitive. and Jae Joong sang " Are you lady to go?!!!"
... err i take that back! I love Rainbow and they keep singing "Lainbow" anyway.
3... can't think of any!!!! There are alot of songs which I consider run-of-the-mill pop songs and I don't care to listen but I can't say I hate them either. ToHo's voices never sound mediocre to me! So I only find fault with the melody, arrangement, background music and whatnot.
On the other hand...
TOP MOST LOVED THSK JAP SONGS (imo!!! and these songs rock miles above some of their Korean songs)
1. Begin - the first ballad that melted my heart. so sad, yet so beautiful.
2. Love In The Ice - serious test of their vocal abilities. great to hear.
3. Forever Love - 2nd ballad that melted my heart. so soothing and lovely.
4. Sky - the only song that made me jump up in excitement.
5. Summer Dream - my fav MV. Junsu and his ultimate adorable dance!
6. Step By Step - a very happy song imo
7. Promise - also a very happy and light-hearted song. Both of us love the Bossanova mix.
8. omg how could i forget? HUG acapella version!!! the best acapella they've ever done so far imo.. i love it soooo much <3333333>
Purple Line - finally they did something radically new and strong! So different from their old songs! I love it the moment I heard the 1st preview! The MV(preview is out!) oozed with hotness in darkness and purple neon lines! All of them look extra HOT in the PV! yeah man i'm so intoxicated i'm gonna wear purple tomorrow!
No??? - melody with good feeling!
Darkness Eyes - strong beats for the song, exciting feel!
Rainbow - a pleasure to hear.
I found the download link at http://imop.wordpress.com/ just scroll down to find the "DBSK No + Darkness eyes mp3 download" post. This blog (yup, Let's All Eat Candy!) is extremely convenient for catching up on the latest news on DBSK and Suju! Thanks to Pinkandsparkly!!!
THE NEW SONGS ALL ROCK!!! must get the THSK 3rd jap album once it's out~~~
♪TVfXQ♪ jadel_ling ♥ 2:00 AM
Recently, the members of TVfXQ are very into Bleach. In one of the many interviews they faced, Xiah Jun Su even said that "Bleach is my life"! ^^
The following is copypasted from one of the many thousand pages of the DBSK thread in soompi, a long time ago.
WHAT CARTOON CHARACTER TVXQ WANTS TO BE
Recently, TVXQ was on a program and this question was posed to them: What animation character would you like to become?
Their answers were somewhat unexpected.
Yunho's choice was: Tsukasa Domyoji in Hana yori Dango. His reason was because he felt that 'This character isn't a bad character, and is simple minded/ innocent"[T/n: The chinese will know this character as Dao Ming Si in Meteor Garden. This was Jerry Yen's character]
Junsu's choice was: Sun Wu Kong/Monkey God in Journey to the West because he was teleport around in seconds and he can ride on clouds.
Changmin's choice was Hanamichi Sakuragi in Slam Dunk
Jaejoong says he wants to be like Junsu and chose a character from Journey to the West as well. His choice was the Bronze Man. [Those Shaolin monks :x]Yoochun wants to be Totoro in Totoro because he says Totoro looks cute waiting for the bus
BestizTranslation credits: Sparkskey
If i have the time, I'm gonna post DRAWINGS of each member superimposed in their chosen anime character! ^^
JADEL_LING's gonna relive the experience of that wonderful night TVfXQ performed at Stadium Merdeka in KL! It happened exactly one month ago! Awesome!
24TH NOVEMBER 2007 SATURDAY
TVfXQ 2nd ASIA LIVE TOUR ‘O’
Our seats turned out to be quite good after all because we get plastic chairs on grass and our seats are close to the middle so we can actually see them very well if they happen to walk on the left side aisle… I thought all along that I’d dislike this section since it’s YooSu side and not HoMin side… but what do you know… Chang Min, Jae Joong and Jun Su walked over here quite often! Man... Chang Min has the most handsome face on earth and he’s just so nice and happy and sweet. Jun Su’s unbelievably cheerful and bouncy, especially during Balloons when he’s happily moving around in the giant toy aeroplane. Jae Joong came over a few times but had his butt facing us for awhile during one of the songs~ lol~
Wow this time people guarding the entrances, exits and all aisles are real security guards in army uniform! They’re really fierce too in nabbing those sneakily taking videos/pictures or those standing up when they should be sitting down. I did stand a couple of times because everyone’s blocking my view and in the encore, Hug, I had no choice but to stand on my chair because I simply can’t see anything. OMG songs towards the ending like Drive, Balloons, and Hug encore was the happiest moment ever…. Mostly because Jun Su was there so close by, nodding up and down cheerfully in his aeroplane.
I have obtained the order of songs from soompi’s "katsukix". Thanks very much!
1 Phantom - everyone was estatic as this song started right after the intro. The boys are finally here and performing!
2 Million Men
3 The Way U Are - LOL there was a 'war between human and beast' theme in this song and Jae Joong was screaming "It's about the way u are!!!" There was a part where Yun Ho saw Chang Min cleverly struck a sword at the beast behind him as if he knew it was coming, it's really cool!
4 Rising Sun - this song especially got us very excited as we knew the dance moves to it and we loved every moment ^^
5 One - I guess the intro for this song was the blue screen with an underwater play where 5 guys were lowered down headfirst in swimming motions. they moved with their backs facing us and were slow and graceful. My cousin Melissa said they probably weren't really Dong Bang, though, as they disappeared below the stage and the boys appeared soon after from below the stage.
7 You're my Miracle
8 Xiah's solo - the intro had him showing off his dancing skills in a subway-themed place with lotsa hip hop punks and stuff... Xiah is so "Da God" in this performance of My Page, his brilliance shone through his gold costume and flexible body as he danced and sang for all of us screaming fans. We chanted "Kim Jun Su! Kim Jun Su!" so happily for him <3
9 Micky's solo - He tried to deliver a smooth, soothing performance singing One Last Cry. It was heartwarming. I heard he kinda got off-key abit, I'm not really sure... Lots of Micky fans were happily singing along.
10 U-Know's solo - Jiunn considered this performance of Spokesman to be one of the best and most memorable ones of the concert! It's so great and energetic!OK Yun Ho had a back injury so he couldn't dance vigorously. He still tried to give 100% effort anyway, rapping with another Korean guy whom we couldn't recognize. Some say he's Henry from Super Junior, some say no, he isn't Henry.
11 Hey Girl
12 I wanna hold you
13 Whatever they say (from the clip D: )
14 You only love - beautiful, beautiful song, one of my ultimate favorites.
15 Max's solo - I didn't know that the intro had 5 guys silhouetted in black playing musical intruments... and Chang Min was saying Ok this, Ok that... when everything finally ran smoothly - the music playing perfectly - he came out to sing When I First Kissed You. He made us fall in love with jazz because he had smooth moves and a powerful voice manipulated to swing around the fluctuating notes. Too bad during this perf there weren’t many glowing sticks in the air – I hope it’s only because everyone’s tired and had to rest! ^^
16 Hero's solo - Jae Joong’s much-awaited solo, Crying. I say “much-awaited” because there were people passing notes around telling everyone to open their mobile phones to shine light for Jae Joong during his solo. Turns out, there were many people seated at the back obliging to that. Well Jae Joong performed admirably well as usual, taking his fans to cloud nine ^^
17 Drive - the introductory video showed the boys' visit to the car showroom and the junkyard in fast motion and cartoonish music so the song got everyone cheering gleefully, it was just so cute ^^ Jun Su walked over to the left side a few times bouncing up and down.
18 Dangerous Mind - this song has another 'war' theme to it - scenes from a war zone and children hurt and all - and Dong Bang's performance got everyone just as excited anyway
19 Tri-angle - Micky was wearing this green tops with only strings like seaweed baring his chest and whenever he and Max appeared close up on screen, the fans' screams will get louder. Max was wearing a very wide-collared top that reveals his chest as well whenever he bent low. Jang Ri In sang BoA's part! She appeared in a higher platform somewhere onstage and tried her best trying to project as much power as she could into her voice while trying to keep steady at the same time. A lot of people said she looked very pretty ^^
20 O - Jung Ban Hap - Guys dressed in army uniform marched waved giant flags around for this song ^^ It was one of the most exciting performances with everyone on their feet and euphoria running high, especially the dancing and the shouting of "O! ~ JUNG! ~ BAN! ~ HAP! ~ ~ HO! HO!" Jun Su pulled off the solo dance in the intro in place of Yun Ho. Jun Su is really very good at sustaining his super high form, dancing and singing all night in so many songs ^^
21 Remember - ironically (or rather intentionally), the intro vid is themed "Memories".
22 Timeless - I really didn't expect a Timeless performance until I learned from soompi that Jang Ri In arrived in KL a day before Dong Bang. woohoo! the performance was not bad, the fans were singing along in a trance ~
23 Balloons - They showed the animation clip considered by now a classic by TVfXQ fans. It got everyone so childishly happy, especially Jun Su!
24 Hi Ya Ya - I really love this song as it was performed right after Balloons to keep the "happiness" momentum up :p Plus everyone was too estatic to sit down - the boys were running everywhere giving out goodies from 'magic bags'. Jun Su threw random flowers and gifts at our section - lucky us!
25 Pabo - One of my favorite slow songs from TVfXQ. Was it this song that they sang on a rotating platform wearing charming white suits? No I think that was Remember. There was a song where they each stood on a rising tower-like platforms at the corners of the stage extensions. Chang Min's one won't go up at first and he was so cute being stuck down there trying to sing perfectly, maintaining his cool.
26 Hug - They bade us farewell and went backstage while everyone chanted 'Encore! Encore!" Then they came out to perform this last song^^ When it came to the "Go U-Know! Go U-Know!" part, they went "Go Jun Su! Go Jun Su!" instead.
Yun Ho was kinda down that night, probably because he couldn't perform as vigorously as he liked. Nevertheless, they all seemed to enjoy themselves very much. Some fans stayed back to sing 'I'll Be There' and Happy Birthday to Xiah. I heard that the boys went to Q-Bar in Sunway after the concert and they celebrated there until 5am! They stayed at JW Marriott Hotel in KL and went back to Korea late at night the following day. Their concert was such a blast, TheStar reported that 12,000 people turned up for it, double of that last year! Way to go, Dong Bang! ^^
♪TVfXQ♪ jadel_ling ♥ 9:18 PM
Let's go right to the basic of life.
Everyone needs sleep to recharge.
They are normal humans too, but famous homo sapiens eh!
That's why it's worth talking about :D