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Song lyrics to Resistance by Earls Court [Japanese Rock]

I love this song!!! The first time I heard the song the teikoushite /doushite part really caught my ear. I googled and of course no one wrote the damn lyrics down so i had to do it myself and then ask for help. and OMG there’s only 300 views on the MV and there’s no comments! it’s so sad because the song is so good. hmm the other link has 5000 views but still tthat’s really low 😦 it says in the description they love UK rock so i guess it sounds like uk rock. just wanted to share a song i like with the lyrics for your japanese larning. there’s no japanese to learn from the lyrics for me but nonetheless i love knowing the lyrics know. I gotta do a wayaku search for snsd’s new songs!!! minus party… that song is iffy and i hope they come out with japanese versions~~ I love the japaneseness of the lyrics when they come out with japanese versions.

【 レジスタンス 】

「 安心な僕らは いつでも旅に出ようぜ 」
言うはず無い言葉は 何でも歌に詰め込め

She’ll never know
Tomorrow never knows

※ 抵抗して 意味があるの ?
ねえ どうして そればかりで

何もかも あげなけりゃ 育てられないの ?

愛ではないよ きっと違うよ
こんなにも 今 そばに居るのに
どうして Yeah

[ 間 奏 ]

完全に 意味無く やる気を出す真夜中に
賢明な僕は やっぱり明日にするよ

She’ll never know
Tomorrow never knows

※ 繰り返し

熱狂して Yeah Yeah

So I realized if I don’t update in the next 8 days or so

I lose my streak of updating x months in a row. I do not count stuff that is not worth counting. I don’t really care about keeping it up but I’ll post anyways.

so I’ve checked out some fansub review sites because I learn about translating from the examples that are given. it’s fascinating to see the different ways things can be translated, misunderstood, misconstrued etc. I’m a proponent of liberal translations as opposed to literal translation. but even then there are degrees of liberalness and I don’t support extreme liberal translations though it may depend on the the line, scene, show, etc.

The bloggers really know what they’re talking about with the translations. they’ll point out a translation that’s stilted or just doesn’t do the line justice and give their translation take on it. sometimes it’s a really good translation that I think I would never come up with.

I have no interest in the animes themselves though lol.

and here’s an old OLD OLD entry that i never posted just because I wasn’t satisfied with it.

I got to see the episode of top runner (a music show where they interview the artist for 40 minutes or so) in HIGH quality starring MISS SHIINA RINGO (she’s divorced 😦 with child or children ) thanks to clubbox.
It was so much fun watching it. Fun is not the right word. I just really like this singer and iwant to find out more about her especially via tv shows. She doesn’t go on tv all that much and not all her past appearances on tv/radio are up online with streaming or on clubbox UNFORTUNATELY. this one is definitely worth watching for the shiina ringo fans. if your japanese is not up to par you might get screwed with understanding her lol. I had trouble understanding her at parts. It’s not the japanese AT ALL. I know all the japanese that she used to express herself. I’ve come acrossed all those phrases and sayings and whatnot. I know al lthat stuff inside out. the problem i don’t feel like i’m understanding what she’s saying. it’s not incompetency on my japanese part, I just find her hard to understand. I feel the need to rewatch/rehear stuff she says. I know what it means and everything but I feel like I’m not understanding it. You know this kind of stuff happens in my native language english too with people that just speak in this way that is not easy to understand for me (like what the hell does days of FUTURE PAST mean for x-men. no i don’t want to watch the movie to find out) . Or at least I feel like I’m not getting the complete picture or i’m unsure of my interpretation of what she said. By all means i’m saying she’s a horrible speaker or she talks enigmatically or anything like that. maybe we’re just not on similar wavelenths lol. The performances were amazing and I still don’t undersatnd the lyrics fully lol. the thing with her lyrics is that even japanese don’t undersatnd and there’s definitely multiple ways to interpret her lyrics. Maybe that is her goal or maybe it’s not.
>> a little segway

so recently or maybe not anymore she produced 2 songs for ishikawa sayuri. the single is 暗夜の心中立て 石川さゆり anya no shinjuudate and no ididn’t know how to read a until i heard of this song. i THINK she’s also invovled with the production of the mv.

so I enjoyed watching the PV and was able to catch random parts of the lyrics since it is sorta enka-ish with uncommon japanese. then i proceeded to watch the live performance which was amazing and the first time I saw it I was like I don’t understand this song lol… then the second time I watched it I realized I was just overwhelemed with the all the furigana and hiragana that doesn’t match what she’s singing… you know how in japanese they read kanji or hiragana differently from what it’s usually read. some examples…hmmm.

女 ひと
時間 とき
and for shiina ringo with the song ishiki or kuki there’s all these strange hiragana combo with the verbs that looks weird but it’s actually common ex 言ふ  is read as いう it just looks weird but it’s pronunced normally. I think it has to do with archaic japanese and how they used to write it or read it like whatever.
so the 3rd time I watched it I was like oh this song’s pretty easy to understand lol. of course there’s still words I don’t know but I don’t feel like looking them up.
I just looked up one thing and oh boy there’s double meaning! that’s cool 😉
– 故事ことわざ辞典
「つ」から始まる句 【読み】, つきにむらくも、はなにかぜ.
【意味】, 月に叢雲花に風とは、よいことには邪魔がはいりやすく、長続きしないものだというたとえ。
叢雲 とは むらがり立った雲。むらく
so for THE japnaese learners who read my blog try WATCHING IT and see what I mean.
SO back to the shiina ringo episode of top runner

Lots of interesting talk in the episode. I found it really interesting about the 9/11 thing because I didn’t know that was she was deeply affected by it and that a song was created because of 9/11… it’s news that was heard around the world so in that it’s not a big surprise. ever since she said oh because of 9/11 this songw was created I went to find out about songs MADE by japanese artists because of 9/11. there’s a bunch . I was surprised that the song by hito to yo something (the singer that speaks english, mandarin ? , and japanese) . tsudukemasu yoni was inspired by 9/11. I’ve heard it so many times on japanese tv, etc. It’s a famous song. I’ve heard them introduce the song but i never heard of the 9/11 thing. I want to look into more songs created from 9/11. by all means i mean it in the most positiv eway possible. I loved what shiina ringo said about her music and what she could do with it to be of help in anyway to 9/11 etc… spreading message of love or hope etc.. Music is wonderful like that. I loved the spiel she just spilled about 9/11, the difference her music can make, etc.
I don’t remember clearly but I think she said she considered retiring from music after having her child and then 9/11 happened…. anyways great episode, recommend to all shiina ringo lovers who understand japanese.
she also released her cover of yoake no uta for the shinsai / earthquake disaster in march 2011. ( the year is right?)
btw I love love love the song 中田 yuuji made for the people who were affected by the eartquake in japan in march 2011
p.s. i hate imageshack. i think my blogwill be full of x-ed out pictures and i no i am NOT paying 1 dollar a month or whatever.


John park && ailee

I don’t think it’s that we got hand me downs or rejects from American idol . I’m talking about john park ( love his song fallin’) here unless that other korean guy that got on american idol also debuted in korea. First of all the song choices on that show is as limited as noses on korean tv (I hope that’s a good analogy. Seriously for the love of god let’s stop plastic surgerying ourselves bc at the end of he day y’all all look the same) . But in all seriousness I heard that their choices are very limited. Like 50 songs for all the contestants and then for each contestant they can choose bt 3? I read something like that somewhere. also they have  a time limit on their performance right like 1 minute 30 seconds or 2 minutes or some shit. like how can you move anyone if you can’t sing the whole song. So by all means we are not getting rejects or handled owns from America . Just listen to the top 40 who the hell wants to be associated with that shit

thank the lord ailee did not go on american idol and that john park tried out in korea.  if she won, if he had won, they would be rotting in america like all the other american idol winners….like  mainstream singers in general. the songs are so so damn bland. same goes for the melody and lyrics and everything else that goes into a song. it’s so wasteful. I mean ailee’s kpop stuff though is boring to me but I’m sure it would be worse in america because she would ALSO be sexed up and like vulgar lyrically etc etc to the max… I can’t picture her doing that but who knows lol. Like I’m relaly glad ailee got on immotral song… I really got to know her true potentital/talent on that show. her song heaven bores me so…  john park did a good job on immortal song as well.

I was also thinking about oversinging yet again lol.

When I was listen to kindie I think I don’t really hear anyone belt stuff/reach some high note or hold some note etc etc stuff that impresses american idol viewers/mainstream music listeners…. So I was thinking if somebody who don’t know anything about kindie just asked me about and listened to it… they could say to me “oh this is boring” but besides if it’s a reall ystuck-up/ignorant-closeminded american person (THAT WHITE BOY IN THE KIDS REACT TO KPOP) they may even go as far to say that “they’re not good that singing since they don’t ~~~ like mariah carey or christina aguilera or demi lovato ( she sucks balls at singing by the way.. it’s sad when people think yelling/screaming is singing) whatever other singer that’s in the mainstream”

this is one of the reasons why i find charice so boring. she can open her mouth really big and close her eyes and hit that note and hold it for however long whatever whatever… it doesn’t change the fact it’s boring. It’s great that she sings that well and has such a powerful voice blahblah at her age but it doesn’t change the fact that i don’t find her interesting/entertaining…/ i’m not that fond of her voice (this is personal preference). I loved her when she sang telephone on glee with rachel.. i’ll give her credit where it’s due but i can see why she won’t at least for now succeed with becoming an artist.

But I was also thinking that conversely k-indie singing is HARDER than kpop in some ways because….
Emotion or feel is something that can’t be taught or faked ie taeyeon from snsd singing please vs jang jane’s rendition. (I do like taeyeon’s devil’s cry song. though that video of her lip-syncing that and fans cheering and going crazy was a little much). I mean there are some impressive notes in Kpop songs which is fine and dandy and some songs have nice even genuine emotion in them. I’m just sayin “in some ways”.

2NE1 – I love you && you & I JAPANESE

I love the lyrics for iu’s you and i. The lyrics are very japanese so in that sense i like it. I honestly don’t even know what the song is about in korean.. I know what she’s singing (the lyrics) but i never thought of the whole concept/point of the song.  but anyways it’s probably diff for the japanese v.

時間に隠された秘密 胸が軋んだ痛み
この気持ちはなぁに?choa 背中押すのだぁれ?choa 解けない魔法

瞳 閉じたら 迷い込んだ迷路
私はここにいる tick-tack響く運命の音
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で 巡り逢えると

お願いちょっとだけ待ってて 追いかけて行くから
長い針はあなた choa 短いのはだぁれ choa 重なる瞬間

瞳 閉じたら 迷い込んだ迷路
私はここにいる tick-tack響く運命の音
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で 巡り逢えると

何もかも 忘れちゃうのかな?
そうじゃないでしょ? 変わらないでしょ?

昨日の夢で また会いましょう

午前零時の 鐘が急かすけど あきらめたりしない
どこまでも 探すから きっと
あなたと私 たとえば すれ違っても 信じよう
もう一度 未来で どちらがはぐれたって
名前 呼び合えば 巡り逢えると

I like the part where they kept the ai part.

kono kimochi ai which was 그래 기묘했던 아이 in the korean version

ai = love

ai = child

I Thought it was okay for them to leave in the joa part though they romajied it to choa which i don’t know why they don’t do that since that’s not what she’s saying.

IT’s so unfortunate that she has to say the word himitsu but she can’t say  tsu in it. the word has to be himitsu….. eh maybe it’s cuter this way lol… it worked for kara.

for 2NE1 . firstly I enjoyed simon and martina’s video on that on KPOP MUSIC MONDAYS. it was funny as always. when i first heard the 2ne1 song I didn’t think much of it that it was no lonely or it hurts BUT upon listening to the song again after watching the kpop music monday video it grew on me. So I do like it.  I AGREE WITH THEM That the mouthes don’t match the song on the video. I’m thinking maybe it’s because they’re also releasing a japanese version so maybe it matches perfectly in the japanese version? i mean we won’t know till that comes but anyhoos. and from what i heard frmo that one minute thing on the news everyone’s pronunciation is iffy as always. I mean if they actually live in japan/spend time there i don’t see why their pronounciationa and intonation won’t improve. especially CL was put in a weird position. she went on shabekuri -007 with the other 2ne1 girls.

and so they know she lived in japan for 7 years or some other number but she’s not that good with speaking since she went to international school so like at this one ppart the shabekuri person said to her 長いこと and that threw her off and then she didn’t understand him. this happened to me before too NOT In real life though. tokui said on a show umai koto iku うまいこといく and I found that sentence/grammar to be intersting becasue I never came across it or heard it previously but I got the meaning. I just thought oh so you can use it like this or you can say this ooh.  but anyways after she was like looking all puzzled the shabekuri sorta acted pissed off at her (maybe for reals or maybe for tv or maybe they’re a little irritated that she didn’t understand since SHE DID live there all those years)  but all in all it’s tv so I think they just reacted like that since it’s tv. and I sorta agree with them.

anyways I like the song. IT has lots of different parts to it and i enjoy all of them except the last part with the rap/noise thing.. no thank you.

THe lyrics seem very japaense so i like it for that… I heard something something sasete which made go ahhh 🙂 in a good way.

UPDATE THE full japanese version is out and as far as i can tell the mouths don’t match here either lol.  in fact it’s the same thing just with japanaese audio?  that’s sad.. it doesn’t match either version.

on the same vein as iu i like that on 2:40 it’s te de and it matches eheh eheheh that follows.

지금 날 잡아줘요
늦기 전에 eh eheheh

捕まえて愛をその手で eh eh eh

concerning their japanese….
it’s so bad. i don’t understand  why it’s so bad. like for tomenaide yo they keep stressing the wrong part.
tomenaiDEyo. did they really rush? i’m sure they have japanese singer/producer somebody there to tell them you should say it like this… on a fundamental level it should be like THIS since that’s how it is in JAPANESE.  Like for that SNSD thing time machine I found that video of hiro who actually had a part in helping the girls record the song( i later found out). so maybe the girls did take cues from his example and that’s what it turned out to be… though there’s still intonation issues it’s better than if they did it WITHOUT him?

But seriously some of the stuff is so fixable yet they didn’t…. it’s very raw as far as the japanese being off.

maybe it’s really noticeable with this song because it doesn’t have “”filter ” on the voice

when CL says shittou it sounds like she’s saying shit in english and adding on to on top of it.  It just sounds off (the intonation is opposite of what it should be) and it just kills the emotional whatever impact of the song. and to be honest I know that in japnaese there’s a lot of “shit” like the verb “shiru” going to te-form to shitte or just kanji compound verbs in general when the first kanji’s reading is “shitsu” but I NEVER Associate it with the english word SHIT. just sayin…. that’s unusual.

and yes there are parts i don’t understand just from listening to it.  i mean that’s to be expected with any kpop star just becaseu sometimes the lyrics are really f****ed with the english injected in ie boa’s songs or they’re not used t o japaense at all.

it sounds like the only time they use japnaese is to sing for the japanese single/album in other words $$$.

I guess the only thing I can wish is that they get better with their japanese. like i said before with time machine if it’s off… it’s off and it kills the emotional thing. at least they started with a korean version. as far as i know time machine is only in japanese.

well I HOPE CREAMVISIONJP or some really good japaense singer covers this song or something so it sounds more discernible.

she did a nice cover of lonely (the japanese versioN) so i can listen to it without cringing at the intonation/

anyways I’mmma listen to the korean version unless cream covers it. speaking of which,  loved the yg on air thing reeased 8-1-2012!

With that performance I finally noticed dara’s voice. she has a really interesting voice too. I never noticed till now. and i love how the guy playing the guitar is that child prodigy or whatever from the youtube. he’s so hot and old now lol.

I officially hate the song AND I AM TELLING YOU

BEFORE you comment on this entry saying blahblahbalha besure to read the link I linked in this entry FIRST.

It’s just so hard to explain what I want to express but it seems like somebody already has for the most part wrote down what I feel. the entry with the word masturbation ESPECIALLY is good. so do CHECK THOSE OUT before you write comments that make you look like a dumbass.

I was starting to hate it just because people ALWAYS pick this damn song because it’s always a CROWD PLEASER. by crowd i mean brainwashed americans. besides this song sang by  many contestants on american idol, perhaps on kpop star? (they sang this song or that other song the diva singers always frikin sing), glee (ugh merecedes… I mean sometimes I like merecedes when she isn’t oversinging) , and probably lots of other places .

ANYWAYS yesterday i believe, it was sang by jessica sanchez and JENNIFER holliday. I found out because VFTW was like oh they’re going to sing a duet … that shit’s going to be OTT = over the top. AND i could tell that it ‘ll be very shittily over the top and boy was it over the ttop. it felt fake, forced, and scary. it was disugistng. it was like masturbation on tv. NOT LITERALLY but ggawd it was horrible.  and people cheering on masturbation. wtf?

search american idol sanchez holliday on youtube or just google american idol sanchez holliday video… I’m not sure when they’ll remove all the vids.

They are deluded leaving comments like

  • One of the best, if not in fact THE BEST performance I have EVER seen on TV in all my 50 years! What an exciting finale show last night was, and this duet was the pinnacle of the evening!

    ….losmeme 56분 전 10

  • shit like this makes me want to facepalm and i don’t like the word face palm yet i’m using it because this shit is so frikin rampant .i wish they would air immortal song on american tv so people can be like oh i’ve been watching shit on american idol these past few months.  or whatever other show that promotes oversignng = talent = deservces 1 million dollars. lol. sometimes it doesn’t matter how much the person oversings or that they’re singin one of those diva songs.. it’s still boring as f***
  • Amen! They kept pushing each other to higher and higher heights, what an exciting performance to watch. Jennifer took Jessica under her wings and they both flew higher together than either could seperately. They were both magnificent, one of the greatest performances of all time. J Lo WISHES she could sing a song like this!

    losmeme 응답 대상: lesleeames(댓글 표시) 52분 전 8

  • guys please let’s not make fun of ms. holliday’s way of singing it is her style of singing and we must respect it……

    yaya yeah 28분 전 재생목록 Finale – Part 2 – AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 11 23

  • Thumbs up if you still watching this again and again and again..

    jasper5367 19분 전 14

  • there’s also comments saying how jessica sanchez will win a grammy.  I am telling you right now (holy shiznets i sorta quoted this song that I hate) she will never win a grammym. she wiill be forgotten quickly. there have been so many girls like her on american idol. charice (she’s prettier than jessica sanchez) can’t make it (her american single that flopped… reason is the song sucks balls.) so why will she. she’s boring then charice and obviously charice sings better than her. she doesn’t have star quality and from her lack of music knowledge/exposure as far as i can judge from her song choices… she didn’t not put enough effort as far getting to know music. she just knows about the usually crap everyone knows about.. all those over-played/over-sang songs.

that perfromance was hilarious to horrific especially on holliday’s end.  I can understand singing with soul/feeling it whatever. but this was just horrific. IT wasn’t singing… it turned into some ghastly oversinging=not singing crap… Growling and yelling … it’s just really unpleasant.  PEople are saying that that’s her signature face when she sings that song but isaw performane frmom 80s or whateve it was… she didn’t look like that. and even if i accept that, it don’t change the fact that the sound coming out from her sounds annoying. it’s a product of what she thinks the audience wants/what the audience wants/ lack of self-control. LESS IS MORE. IT REALLY IS.

people are saying this is the best aemrian idol perofmrance ever and that is not true cause there was kelly clarkson (thoug hthe shit that she releases now a days is really really shitty 😦 ) . just watch Kelly Clarkson – Natural Woman . It’s not as over0singy0/over the top/forced / loud/obnoxiosu/selfish etc etc  which is precisely why it’s so good and so much better

the fact that jennifer lope and everyone else was cheering it on like it’s the most epic shit ever is so insufferable (that glee performance with santana and sebastian? was so  epic … that’s my idea of epic just so u know. that glee ep was pretty goood since i didn’t know that some of those songs were michaeljaackson’s sogs… CELLO = EPIC). the brainwashedness  of the people.

Her song choices… just make it so obvious how limited are musical knowledge/exposure is. the whitney song, this song…. they’re both really famous and well known and i am sick of both and the fact she chooses it just pisses me off. THERE ARE OTHER SONGS THAT ARE GOOD . you don’t have to do THAT PEROFRMANCE STYLE or CLIMAX-REACHING STYLE every frikin time. that’s the most predictable boring way ever.. (they didn’t even bother to rearrange it WHATSOEVER ). IT’S BEEN DONE TO DEATH ALREADY ON EVERY FRIIKIN SHOW ESPECIALLY THIS ONE. or are the songs that the contestants are offered that limited?

but seriously i hope she’s not deluded that singing those songs proves she’s talented. it doesn’t anything. for brainwashed americans i’m sure oversinging= talented. By talent I mean she has the potential to become a singer. in my opinion, to become a singer, you need talent = you can sing + you have something special about yourself. Like I LOVED how the judges on kpopstar rejected a bunch of people that sang well because they straight up told them “it was boring’ ” I didn’t want to listen to it anymore/to the end”… like i’m pretty sure they stopped somebody in the middle. Like one of those contestants was this korean girl who is pretty and friends with yuri from snsd… but she is really boring. her singing. she’s just boring from my impression so even in the other areas like acting or whatever… i don’t think she will succeed.

lets be straight up honest here… liike I said she will be forgotten. she will never win a gramym etc etc . as mumch as the fans act all supportive right now they’re not going to listen to her boring singng when she releases some single with some cliche/boring/preidctalbe lyrics/melody etc etc let alone buy it.

I absolutely loathe the crap that they’re fostering with american idol with the diva shit with those frikin songs where people oversing like crazy and then get praised. by oversing it gets to the point where they’re not even singing anymore… it just suonds so unpleasant. I didn’t listsen or watch but I heard fantasia’s performance on american idol last night was frikin terrible with howling or growling or screeching howeevr we should describe that. NOT that Im’ saying that if you’re oversniging but if you’re oversinging but still techinically singing that it’s okay.

I think it’s possible to get the same respon’se or if not stronger resposne doing a song that isn’t one of those “diva” songs or one of those famous songs…. just fromwatching IMMORTAL SONG. but as this rate with the brainwashing of the audience even if someone were to due a real emotional/soulful but not necessarily power-singingn/oversinging like they do on immortal song and on that same leve like ALI’S performance .. I think the audience would be dulll/desensitized to even fully appreciate what they heard.  it’s a horrible viscious cycle with the audience makig the singer do that and singering doing that which makes the audience do that whcih makes both sides “dull” and insensitive…. really just losing out. Thank god immortal song exists. that show just fosters pure music/soulfullness/appreciation for the past greats etc etc which american idol never does. they just promote oversinging and shoving songs down our throats that we’v eheard a billion times.

I feel like it’s just another one of those desensitizing crap…  like we have the processed food (people dont’ even know what real food tastes like since they’re used to eating msg/articiafial flavor blahblahbalh…. or they think they do but in fact they don’t )… with singing  I feel like they’re just proclaiming that you have to sing like them divas to get a powerful performance.. and it’s affecting the singers and the audience (esp the audience that listens to mainstream/ doesn’t really listen to music) . sometimes subtle stuff can be just as powerful if not amazing.  It’s limiting if you’re stuck in that i have to oversing mentality.

NOT THAT IT MATTERS IF YOU WIN AMERICAN IDOL OR NOT but because of this perofrmance with jennife rholliday and jessica sanchez I WAS GLAD that jessica sanchez didn’t win. this is the opposite opinion compared to the people saying that jessica will win a grammy next year (which will not happen lol). this performance was the epitome of everything i hate about American idol and other shows that promote this crap and just limitng/killing music with the singers and the audience etc etc.


That duet was horrible! There is no wonder why we never hear of Jennifer Holliday again these days, that was ridiculous and laughable. Nobody buys it. Jessica will never do that again in public lol

No, the audience was told to stand up and cheer, they were told to giver Jennifer another ovation, we in the audience were being “produced” as well as the rest of the show. It was actually horrible screaming by Jennifer. Jessica would have done much better on her own, she probably felt like she had to scream at the end to keep up with Jennifer. It really was not a great performance by the two of them. Jennifer was downright scary looking. I was there and I heard ad saw it and I know many others who felt like we were forced to give the big ovation. I wish Jessica would have had Jennifer Hudson to sing with her!!

LAST THING.. I noticed that somebody on idol sang that annoying adele song that i’m going to start hating on at this rate with the rolling in the fire or the deep or whateves. so i saw it since i was curious and man park jimin ‘s version is SO MUCH better and she doesn’t even speak english. talk about epic fail on the american idol girl’s part… she’s probably older than jimin tooo. how come on kpop st ar they can get interesting voices like ihaeri (it’s a singing voice that’s really unexpected from a korean version) yet on american idol no one has a unique voice. it’s like who has the most forgettable voice?

top 3 && top 2 for KPOP STAR!

u-go-girl  – e. hai
i loved how they arranged it! love my jjazz. i’m sure the original is noise-tastic since it IS kpop and it’s ihaeri.

park jimin – you raise me up = yawn. i hate this song. i prefer to get inspired by other songs.  The commenting part with the judges was interesting… if this was american idol it would be frikin boring.

BAEK AEUN. -some big bang song that i do not know. it was okay. . ㅑI’d rather listen to this song then you raise me up though.

out of these i don’t know who i like 2nd. I know i like ihai best but i don’t know who like 2nd just because their song choices have been really lackluster for me as of late.

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박지민 이하이 백아연(왼쪽부터) <화면캡처=SBS ‘일요일이 좋다-K팝스타’>
박지민과 이하이가 ‘K팝스타’ 최후의 2인이 됐다. 톱3까지 진출했던 백아연은 아쉽게 탈락했다.

22일 오후 인천 송도 컨벤시아에서는 SBS ‘일요일이 좋다-서바이벌 오디션 K팝 스타'(이하 ‘K팝 스타’) 톱3의 톱2 진입 위한 생방송 대결이 펼쳐졌다.

첫 번째로 무대에 오른 이하이는 이효리의 ‘유고걸’를 특유의 소울 감성으로 편곡해 새로운 느낌을 만들어 냈다. 중저음의 매력이 물씬 느껴진 이하이 만의 ‘유고걸’을 선보였다.

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<화면캡처=SBS ‘일요일이 좋다-K팝스타’>

이하이의 무대를 지켜 본 양현석은 “놀랐다. 생방송 들어오면서 이하이의 오묘한 눈빛을 보고 싶었던 한 사람으로서 꽉 막혔던 감정을 뚫어 준 무대였다. 자신감이 충만한 무대였다. 개인적으로 무척 기쁘다”라며 99점의 높은 점수를 부여했다.

보아는 “하이양 축하한다. 드디어 돌아왔다. 이렇게 자신 있는 표정, 노래하는 데 막힘이 없었다. 표현하고 싶은 대로 표현하고 무대를 즐겼다. 모든 것을 떨쳐내고 뭔가를 넘어선 느낌이었다. 너무 잘 봤다”라며 99점을 줬다.

마지막으로 박진영은 “저는 감정에 휩쓸려 가는 모습을 중간 중간 보고 싶었다”라고 아쉬운 점을 지적했다. 이어 “이번엔 노래 시작부터 끝까지 안전한 범위 안에 있었다. 너무 계획적으로 한 것이 아닌가. 비록 너무 휩쓸려서 음정이 틀리고 박자가 틀릴지언정 감성에 이끌리는 모습을 보고 싶다”라며 92점을 불렀다.

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두 번째로 무대에 오른 박지민은 ‘유 레이즈 미 업’으로 감동 무대를 선사했다. 박지민은 진심을 담은 노래 속에 감정에 쓸려 눈물을 흘리기도 했다. 눈물 때문에 잠시 흔들리기도 했지만 특유의 폭발적인 고음과 성량으로 무대를 압도하며 끝까지 노래를 마쳤다.

보아는 “저는 16살에 일본에 혼자서 가수 활동을 했다. 가장 듣기 싫은 말이 ‘보아니까’였다. 그 말이 힘도 됐지만 부담도 됐다. 지민양도 그랬을 것이고, 지민양 자신이라는 것이 싫어질 때도 있을 것이다. 이 경연의 우승을 떠나 앞으로 나이는 어리지만 더 단단해져야 지민양이라 할 수 있는 것이 있을 것이다. 그런 모습을 더 많이 봤으면 좋겠다. 눈물 때문에 음정이 조금 흔들려서 점수는 조금 짜게 줬다”라며 99점을 부여했다.

박진영은 “시청자들은 더 잘 할 수 있을텐데라고 생각할 수도 있지만, 지민양의 나이를 생각해 보라. 16살 나이에 이렇게까지 부를 수 있는 것은 굉장한 것”이라며 “다만 감정 표현이 잘 안되고 막힌 부분도 있는 것 같다. 너무 어리기 때문인 것 같다”라며 92점을 눌렀다.

양현석은 “훨씬 외모가 못생기고 키가 작아도 사랑할 수 있을 것. 제작자로서 박지민씨의 재능을 사랑한다. 사실 오늘 감정 컨트롤은 잘 안 됐다. 예전에 불러 봤던 노래기에 100점이 나올 것이라고 기대를 했다. 감정만 평소대로 조절했어도 100점이 나왔을 텐데, 너무 잘하려고 하다가. 너무 자신 있는 것이 오히려 해가 될 때가 있다”라며 97을 줬다.

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세 번째로 무대에 오른 백아연은 2AM의 ‘잘못 했어’를 선곡 해 안정적인 무대를 펼쳤다. 백아연은 청량한 목소리와 특유의 안정적인 가창력으로 애절한 감성을 살린 노래를 선보였다.

박진영은 “마지막이 다가와서이지 너무 안정적인 선곡과 무대를 펼친 것 같다. 이제는 좀 더 스스로 빠져드는 무대를 보여줬으면 좋겠다”라며 92점을 줬다.

보아 “빅뱅 ‘하루하루’때나 마찬가지로 너무 안정적인 편곡과 노래였다. 항상 새로운 것을 할 필요는 없지만, 뭔가를 꽂아줄 한 방이 없다. 너무 안전했고 그런 점이 아쉬웠다”라며 95점을 부여했다.

양현석은 “오늘 세 분의 무대를 봤을 때 이하이는 8주 동안 갇혀있던 괴물이 튀어나오는 느낌이었다. 박지민은 너무 잘 하려다 감정 컨트롤을 못하긴 했지만 진정성이 느껴졌다. 백아연 같은 경우 작전 실패다. 소녀시대 ‘런 데빌 런’과 김범수의 ‘보고싶다’는 가장 좋았던 무대였다. 하필 톱3에서 ‘잘못했어’는 선곡이 잘못 됐다. 너무 아쉽다. 노래를 잘하고 못하고를 떠나 작전이 3명 중 가장 잘 못된 것 같다”라며 90점을 눌렀다.

결국 파이널 무대를 앞두고 아쉽게 탈락한 백아연은 “발라드만 부를 줄 알았는데 춤추게 해 주신 보아 언니, 저를 프로듀싱 해보고 싶다고 해주신 박진영 심사위원님 감사하다”라고 말했다. 백아연은 이날 결과 발표 뒤 눈물을 글썽이면서도 끝까지 의연한 모습을 잃지 않아 더욱 눈길을 끌었다.

‘K팝스타’ 생방송은 심사위원 점수 60%, 실시간 문자 투표 30%, 온라인 사전 투표 10%로 탈락자를 결정하고 있다.

한편 이날 방송에서는 ‘K팝스타’ 톱3와 톱 가수들의 콜라보레이션 무대도 꾸며졌다. 박지민은 빅뱅의 지드래곤과 탑, 이하이는 미쓰에이, 백아연은 소녀시대의 태연 티파니 태연과 합동 무대를 선보였다.

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[관련 키워드] 이하이|백아연|K팝스타|박지민

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Got excited at the part of the special stage when ihai was dancing with miss a… like the part they all got on the floooooooooor lol. I liked the song… it’s catchy but i’m pretty sure the original is mad mad noisY? i hate that aspect of kpop. i saw the faces of some of the members up-close and i think they didn’t do plastic surgery lol.

the performance with the snsd performance was snsd FT beak ayeun. i was so surprised that there was some power behind taeyeon’s voice since her voice is soooooo weak. the part where tiffany or jessica or whatever her name is is rapping… is like donbiki with the audience (in other words i don’t feel like the audience connected with her at that part of the performance but it’s korea so what do you expect.)

BIG BANG and PARK JIMIN.. I don’t get what talent big bang has??? (the rappers on the immortal song for the most paart have a voice that is somewhat soothing or powerful or something… that commands attention. the big bang people just sound annoying. It’s like… i know rap always get criticized as people just talking and their “”raping”” was essentially talking so they’re inherently proving that very point…. but like i said there are good rappers like the ones on immortal song and other places. and no lil wayne sucks balls.) even if you rap don’t you have to rap with the right tone otherwise it sounds annoying?  I DO LIKE the green/blue haired guy’s DEEP VOICE it’s just… thta rap was a mess… it was talking? Ive heard him rap on some recorded track so i  know he can sound bettter. oh yeah is only so catchy for so long. OMG PARK JIMIN HAD IT THE EASIEST I JUST REALIZED…. i’m sure this special performance ate into the time for practicing their song for judging. she didn’t have to learn a dance (well as complicated as ihaia’s ), she didn’t have to sing  in english( oh yeah is practically korean… it’s pretty common lol. ) and she just sings oh yeah over and over. BUT WAIT MAYBE bak aeyeon barely did anything either since like it was snsd ft. bak aeyeon… so i guess it wasn’t that bad. so ihai had it the worst as far as learning shit yet her performance that gets judged was also the best.

BAEK AEYEON went home but i guess it’s okay since i don’t blame people for getting bored with her ballads and i guess those people more tolerant of the song you raise me up.. than i ever will be.

TOP 2————-


top 2 . last episode!
i like the song ihai sang but i heard this song a BILLION TIMES ON THE OLDIES STATION.

the group performances were cuuute/intersting to some extent unlike american idol… (they paste on their plastic smiles whilst singing some crappy song that’s been overplayd on radio for a billion years straight) sorta nice to see them back agian. kim nayoon is as awkward as ever. lol.

and who the hell was that verteran singer? is she gonna be featured on immortal song soon or something? is she half black?? (she don’t look that old though)  (her english was good as far as i can tell) I don’t have a gooooood impression of her. all i get is kY = kuuki yomenai. AND OMG e. michelle wowed me again. the judges always said to her oh we know you can sing but we don’t feel emotion. What Igot from e. michelle is I don’t think she sings that well… average at best (it never sounded powerful or genuine or anything) and i don’t feel emotion. but this time I got emotion and singing prowess 🙂

NM i saw the comment
Insooni JR

switcherooo thing was interestin”””’
i’m glad they changed the arrangement and stuff because if it’s the SAME and only the VOICE is different, it is REALLY REALLY BORING. but either way, for both songs i just prefered the original person who sang (not adele… nor duffy.. i mean ihai/jimin)

i hate that adele song for obvious reasons.

JYP is good at performing….. like the legwork. but he always makes those faces but that’s just his thing. it’s fine in korea i guess…

I liked kim nayoon’s voice in that song with the group of people including JYP. I could understand her korean fine 🙂

speaking of which,,,, for “Ra. D – Couple Song (cover) Megan Lee & Eejeong Jang “- which features another american-korean girl… I couldn’t undersatnd her. … at parts. if the guy isn’t singing “with” her… w’re in trouble..i’m like is she singing in english? i can’t catch it. sounds very mumbly…. like she forgot the lyrics or osmething but she didn’t.

FOR THE WINNER . I like ihai better . but anyways I’m not sure how much winning means… cause in american idol it obviousl doesn’t matter if you win or not. right now they’re all amateurs growing and whatnot… like if you watch immortal song it’s like completely different.

Korean indie revolution! Not really but….

I found out about this wonderful YT thing which is monthlymelody월간 윤종신 & 신치림
all i did was look up horan on YT to find it if i didn’t then…
and i only know about horan because she was part of “our night is prettier than my morning“. she’s part of clazziqui but i didn’t know her by name till that song.oh horan’s part of ibadi too.
I think the monthly melody project is interesting because 김그림 who apparently was discovered on the korean takebt show k3 something something. But anyways before I knew that about her I just thought she was just a boring kpop singer who sings ballads or something… her song to me is or to you is so boring. But when I heard her sing the cover song as part of this monthly song project… my impression of her completely changed. her voice was soooooooooooo soft… softer than velvet and god knows what else. I didn’t know she had such a nice voice because she was singing such a shitty shallow kpop ballad song.  It’s so weird what a difference a song makes. Even if the artist doesn’t compose music or writes the lyrics… they still have the ability to understand/digest WONDERFUL works done by the great music makers from the past (and then like perform it and sing it in such an amazing way…. in korean they have the word 편곡 which would mean like conveying/expressing the song but anyways… even if the artist sings shitty kpop songs.. it doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability to understand great past works and be able to express that song in their singing.) ie… for like ALI she’s so good at understanding the songs and then perform it.. because obviously if you don’t understand the song you’re singing a cover of then obviously it’s gonna show. So anyways for her.. I found her album disappointing… it was just boring.. the one that got pulled after she had that whole mess with the girl who got raped in the 90s or something. Even though her performances on immortal song are amazing even though she didn’t write those songs or anything her performance is so gooooooood. in part, she’s paying tribute to her musical pioneers but at the same time her performance is just musically amazing.  I don’t know if she wrote the songs on her album but I would assume it’s sorta personal to her and all that since she’s choosing to sing x song and choosing to put it on the album yet… her performances on immortal song is just so much better. I do love her song rice plate? that song is catchy ❤
Another artist is K. will. So I can enjoy his song I NEED YOU or maybe it should be translated to I NEED YA to make it less formal… for what it is. that song reminds me of this arashi song that was used for hana yori dango because they both involve mad numbers. i don’t know why we have to do so much math while singing… that’s why i like the lyrics to pabo’s song koi no hexagon because they talk about math but in an interesting way… they don’t legit say numbres lol.  But anyways the song I need you is nothing special… it’s pretty typical song. He is good at singing as always. But compared to his stuff on immortal song it’s like nothing. I find it so interesting that they can sing these amazing pieces of music from the past whether they re-make it in some ways or whether it’s similar to the original… yet the stuff they actually sing for their careers is sorta lame.  It just lacks depth because it’s a kpop ballad song… what do you expect. I’m trying to picture an immortal song in 20 or 30 years from now… would the covers that are being kpop peple? kindie people? I really don’t know but……. i’m sure/hoping it wouldn’t be typical/boring kpop ballad/song etc.
as far as the monthly songs are concerned.. I REALLY LOVE most of them .I also LOVED ijung’s ting. I love his high notes or whatever those are.. the song is 8 minutes but i loved every minute of it!
and another reason why i wanted to name this post KINIDE revolution was LUCIA was ON IMMOTRALSONg. and she is totally korean indie. I don’t know if there’s been a kindie artist on immortal song 2 thus far.. as far as I know she’s like the first one?  I was so excited that she was on it. she did a good job. she didn’t win but that’s fine. I was happy that ali knew about her but she was saying she loved epitone project. hmm they’re okay to me. I like a couple of their songs but some or MOST of their stuff is just instrumental but it’s not amazing or anything.
Speaking of not writing or composing the music that you perform. Lately from watching immortal song I don’t feel as much detest from that practice… just because what I just mentioned with the kpop songs. vs. them singing a famous awesome old song. Also there’s music composers and music lyricists who aren’t good at singing but are really good at what they do.
It reminded me of this  re: video to  KIDS REACT TO KPOP. some snsd fan.. white guy in a pink shirt was like responding to it. he said oh the kids reacted as anyone would if they found out their favorite artists don’t write or compose of their OWN  music.


btw does hiro speak english or something?????? it’s pretty good because you know japanese people usually sing weird katakana english lol.  The first couple times I herad it… the beginnign sorta sounded southern/wetsern to me lol. by southern/western I mean the american kind. A little hill/billy lol. I don’t feel that anymore but that was my first impression. SPEAKING OF first impression I LOVED NO BRAIN’s RENDITION OF FIRST impression by kim gung-mo. The last time no brain performed on immortal song it was too noisy but this time it was just right..

love the organ in the beginning.
My questions are the following:
why make the girl who’s not fluent in english sing the english lines? And why didn’t the girl fluent in english help the girl who’s not fluent in english sound more … natural? (well maybe she did but… some of the pronunciation is like… if they just nailed it would’ve been amazing but she didn’t so it took away from the song)

why make the girls who don’t speak japanese sing in japanese?>> Not only that the girl who speaks Japanese also speaks some good english right? I was surprised by how good sooyoung’s english was with the pronunciation not saying it’s as good as native or amazing but definitely along the lines of good. Is suuyon’s singing that bad? lol do they do auditions for each song they release or do they just let the lead singers always sing it? I really don’t know how good sooyon is at singing but I really feel like it would’ve been better if they used her just BECAUSE she’s the one with the best japanese pronunciation/intonation. since this song is emotional… that stuff becomes even more important.  like for GEE the lyrics are just weird anyway so it’s hard to understand anyway in some of the parts and to be hoenst their wrong intonation/pronunciation would help them since people would think that’s more cute possibly? Like on ame talk they were talking about how kara was speaking japanese in the beginning of the MV and that it was really cute because they’re speaking with the korean intonation or whatever…. their namari. (THEEIR japanese has been getting better as of late… for example the usual phrases like arigatougozaimasu etc etc sound PERFECT with the intonation…. which obviously happens cause they hear it a lot and they say it alot… so i hope they start noticing intonation more and more… to go on and speak japaense that sounds more pleasant compared to japanese with korean intonation/pronunciation)–

obviously there’s pronunciation or intonation problems as far the JAPANESE is concerned… one that especially stood out was the word “ketsumatsu”. If she nailed it… the emotional effect would’ve tremendous and I would’ve loved it but it was off so it was almost comical just because that’s what japanese sounds like if it’s pronunced wrong…. in certain situations. Rather than comical, I was just disappointed that she pronounced ketsumatsu like any korean person would or maybe her ketsumatsu pronunciation has to do with her english thing since she speaks english? but anyways it was the opposite intonation or whatever so it was lke UGH!

THANK god there was no “zu” or “ze” … that would’ve really killed the emotioanl impact of the song. koreans have trouble pronouncing the z in japanese…. but then again 2 of the lead singers speak english so it wouldn’t matter?? but seriously there was this s.e.s. song that was in japanese and it was all emotional but they got the girl who doesn’t speak japanese to sing AKIRAMEZU and that totally killed the emotional thing. i read one of them actually speaks japanese anyway so why didn’t they let her sing that part since you know the akirameju doesn’t really do much lol except causing laughter.

and I found hiro’s version… Japanese guy and I was like I wonder if they made him sing it FIRST so they can listen to it and try to copy the way he sings. … obviously they can put their own flair on it but they got to sing it with the correct intonation on a fundamental level.

Un|fortunately once I heard that SNSD song a couple times I get immune to their pronunciation problems and I notice it less and get bothered it by less so I can’t point out all the words/lines that was like… “off” because even if listen to it now I’ve become used to it lol. But seriously, the first time I heard it I was like OMG why are they doing a ballad… the problems in pronunciation/intonation become really clear with ballads. it sound sorta sounded iffy the first time around as far as i can remember… (I tihnk I had to look up the lyrics b.c. i couldn’t understand parts or something) I don’t know how a Japanese person would feeeeeel…. maybe since they heard more japanese than i did… no matter how many times they listen to it the problems will be noticeable. then again when i listen to it even now there’s parts i’m like wtf she say and ihave to look up th elyrics… like the part where it’s わがままも今は愛しくて. i hear wagaga mo ima ha itoshite? i’m like wtf is itoshite? WAIT UP hiro says itoshite tooooooooo. i don’t get this lol.

But anyways the Japanese lyrics are pretty good…
I was thinking to singing in Japanese with correct intonation doesn’t even require you to speak Japanese fluently persay…… like I saw some show where they had all these foreigner peope  and they don’t speak ajpanese but when they sang the japanee songs they sounded mad japanese. maybe there were a couple parts where the intonation was alittle iffy for some of those people but for the most part I was like wow they sound like a japanese person lol.  Some show about seeing foreigners sing Japanese songs. These rae just people that really like japnaes music.. .they don’t even live in Japan.  SO WHAT i’m saying is… they should allow the girls to immerse themselves in Japanese … just spend more time with it in general and if it really is like they’re short on time and they just want their japanese singing pronunciation to be better then make them karaoke japanese songs/listen to japanese songs or something. (omg this is so true. I came across a video of some thai or filipino girl covering anime opening songs and her japanese pronunciation is flawles slike i can understand her fine AND AND not only that she sang just like how the seiyuus sing… you know how anime seiyuu people do things with their voice when they sing that conventional singers don’t do… especially nana mizuki) Like seriously, why do THEY chooose a ballad where all the flaws really noticeable and then give sooyoung 0  LINES. If it’s an emotional ballad intonation does come into play. But like I said before I’ve heard that song a bunch of times so I don’t even notice the flaws no more lol. but like i said i won’t feel the full emotional pull till the korean version comes out or the english version comes out (sang by only tiffany and jessica lol). but on a more positive note there are girl groups for kpop who suck horribly at pronunciation and intonation to the point i have toruble understanding them in their singing/tlaking etc or the accent is mad obvious so in that way snsd is better than those groups.

Ummm I hope they release a korean version so I can feel really moved and whatnot since obviously won’t hear weird pronunciation problems. I mean the japanese version is still moving and all that but it would’ve been so much MORE MOVING and whatnot if their intonation was better.

ANOTHER thing that bothered me among other things in that same song is when jessica? said hanshinhangi in the song THE BOYS... which I think they only perofrmed once in Japan… on hey hey hey.  If it was correct intonation then it would’ve awesome but it wasn’t so it killed the effect 😦

iu’s good day japanese song. The lyrics are good. I’m not gonna comment on the part about the korean that is inserted into the song. I like the people that translate te songs to japanes eLOL. they do a good job. They make the lyric very beautiful and JAPANESE. Wow… the first time I watched her MV there’s parts (or more like the whole part minus the korean parts) i can’t understand what she’s singing so I had to look up the lyrics. she has some accent but um.. I feel like compared to kara or snsd she’s going to improve her japanese the fastest I feel like… 1) she’s by herself 2) her personality (she was on some show where she tried to speak in japanese as much as possible and of course she made mistakes but… it’s the fact that doesn’t bother her.. hell she didn’t mind it when some random person in the crowd during her performance called her a pig. — because she was fat at the time. ) … I just think her personality is really geared toward language-learning…. compared to if her personality isn’t what it is. So I don’t think if she’ll become the next big thing in kpop since KARA in Japan or if she’ll just fade out or not. Japanes people really like cute stufffff so who knows.


This reminds me of t-ara. I was thinking like why did they choose these lyrics of all lyrics because it makes their japanese sound horrible. there’s some native ameircan song where they say the words koi koi koi  and . kitekitekite  even sooyon has trouble saying the words shutsuen suru koto ga dekite with the correct intonation (that I noticed) but like other than that her pronunciation is pretty good and definitely a lot easier to understand than the other girls. But anyways the koi koi and especially the kite kite sounds really bad lol.

I found this which I totally agree with:


which means they shouldn’t rush them into debuting in japan……. intonation is sorta importanttttttttt

Ugh Alicia Keys….

ugh  I don’t like her besides a couple of her songs and that song If I ain’t got you is OVERRRATED as ever and no I don’t find the piano part of that song amazing

Anyways she had a single called It doesn’t mean anything which is the same as If I ain’t got you.  I don’t even like if I ain’t got you all that much and I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE THE MUSIC VIDEO. she has a gangster boyfriend and he gets arrested apparently “accidentally’ or maybe he really is a drug dealer or whatever the reason he got arrested. that part just pissed me off.  the part where he was like oh I gotta see my girl or call her or something to the police ESPECIALLY PISSED ME OFF. he’s like scum. I don’t like the fact that she’s going out with scum. I don’t care if he got arrested accidentally or if he really did committ the crime in the MV… that’s the only vibe I get.

here’s a part of the lyrics for if i ain’t got you… wait my mistake it’s” it doesn’t mean anything.”they’re like the same except they’re paraphrased… it’s the same idea.

All at once, I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything now that you’re gone From above, seems I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything since you’re gone  Now I see myself through different eyes, it’s no surprise Being alone would make you realize When it’s over, all in love is fair I should’ve been there, I should been there, I should’ve should’ve  All at once, I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything now that you’re gone From above, seems I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything since you’re gone  I know I push you away What can I do that will save our love? Take these material things They don’t mean nothing It’s you that I want  All at once, I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything now that you’re gone From above, seems I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything since you’re gone (I should’ve been there, I should been there, I should’ve should’ve)  All at once, I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything now that you’re gone From above, seems I had it all But it doesn’t mean anything since you’re gone

I didn’t copypaste it over and over. it’s just that repetitive. OH WAIT UP she has another song that is a single tha thas the SAME DAMN MESSAGE it’s called NO ONE. she’s so boring and dull as it is musically but on top of that …adding insult to injury she releases singles with the same message OVER AND OVER.

I used to think she was talented.. by that I mean 5 years ago lol. Now I don’t think she is or at least not as much as I did before… like her piano is not that good. obviously people will eventually reach that conclusion once they expose themselves to more music… I really hate how the piano thing in if i ain’t got you is like praised and loved by everyone… it’s like… okay so what? level. I just hate that song.. .so damn overrated. I think she just pisses me off because she’s overrated not because she has no talent though i must say if you start comparing her with other people… it’s gonna be alittle rough on her lol.  So her song if i ain’t got you is really overrated and that ALSO includes the piano part of it so that’s why i get irritated by her.

Now if we’re talking about shiina ringo or tokyo jihen song then most likely that piano part will woo me and i will listen to the song a hundred times over just to expereience the piano part. they’re so brilliant. I lvoe the jazzy piano thing… I just love shiina ringo’s music compoisition in general. it’s just brilllllllliant. she’s so young too… writing songs when she’s 15 etc.

Another brilliant pianoplayer is sung hoon from brown eyed soul who performs on immotral song. I think for his first 2 songs or three songs he incorporated the piano but damn that shit was brilliant and this past week when he did the tribute song to kim gun-mo he played the piano with his backturned to it which I KNOW Took mad practic eunless he was just playing simple chords? I don’t know. well he aimed to become a professional pianist at one point so obviously he’s really good. OH AND he jammed it out with th epiano at the end of the performance anyhooo for this week with kim gung-mo so…  MOVING CAPTIVATING is this…

something ifound online!

and why is it that the  people who do covers of her song fallin do better singing with the first note with fallin than her.. even kim nayoon on kpop star was more powerful and reached the note. lol. BUT still I do like that song… alicia’s version. like all the big black people on american idol always make it to hollywood with that song lol and obviously they do a more powerful first note with fallin. Or maybe alicia keys just wants to make her first note in that song more subtle and weak as opposed to big and powerful that cover people do. or her voice is just weak? but then again if you over do-it it’s pretty comical

I thought of awonderful song with a similar messagewhich is one more time one more chance by none other than yamazaki masayosyhi-san. This song is more pathetic and emotional in comparison and the lyrics are much better. Now that I think Abt it there’s prob a lot of songs with this message. It makes me hate her song that much mored

AND NOW there’s an english cover version by BENI! def check that out

Korean Song- Learn from Lyrics… YET AGIAN

So I’m just posting it cause I love this song. I’ve listened to it countlessly in the past. I love it but I never looked up the lyrics. there’s parts where i can’t catch what he’s saying and all that but I didn’t really care to look it up b..c at that time I was very focused on learning japanese. I just naturally feel more interested/invested looking up Japanese crap than korean crap with just the situation i was in and rikai-chan etc etc.

Link to song on YT. maybe the live version is nice too

언니 네 이발관

The lyrics!

**[모두것이]그렇게 사라져 가는데
아무것도 할 수 없었네
잊을 수 없을 것만 같던
순간도 희미해져 갔어

영원히 변하지 않는건
세상 어디에도 없었지
하지만 잊을 수 없는게
어딘가 남아 있을거야

나는 이런 평범한 사람
누군가의 별이 되기엔
아직은 부족하지 그래도 난 가네
나는 나의 길을 가
소나기 피할 수 없어
구름 위를 날아 어디든지 가
외로워도 멈출 수 없는 그런 나의 길

다가올 시간 속의
너는 나를 잊은 채로 살겠지
하지만 잊을 수 없는게
조금은 남아있을 거야
새로운 세상으로 가면
나도 달라질 수 있을까
맘처럼 쉽진 않겠지만
꼭 한번 떠나보고 싶어

나는 이런 평범한 사람
많은 세월 살아왔지만
아직은 부족하지 그래서 난 가네
나는 나의 길을 가
소나기 두렵지 않아
구름 위를 날아 어디든지 가
외로워도 웃음지을 수 있는 곳이면
어디든 가고 싶네
그게 나의 길

k-indie love! ♥
Not much to learn from this song for me actually but I learned /looke dup something : 소나기
맘 = 마음 if you were wondering.


if you just do luke park somewhat I’m sure you can figure this song out for the most part or whole part. I also had that post about super junior song 사라져 this song has that conjugation thing too 🙂

There’s a bunch more korean songs I’ve fallen in love with recently but I don’t know the song title nor the singer since my mp3 player screen is dead. I just know I like those songs a lot so I guess i’ll learn what that song is if i ever come across the song on my computer or my screen gets fixed. I would love to look up the lyrics/singing along that type of stuff.

And I used to end the post with like yt videos but I just use tumblr now?

but anyways i’m just gonna post KARASU’s new song which is… disappointing. I still like it though . basically all the people commenting are like OMG he’s not screaming this time. I too love his screaming but I feel like either way people are gonna say OMG this shit is getting old/tiring OR oh he’s not doing that thing like he did before. I hope they don’t die out. as fans it’s like we want them to evolve, yet grow and change but we also want them to stay the same. but by same we don’t mean watered-down versions of the original songs. by evolving we don’t mean changing in a bad direction. IT’s a hard balance and I hope they don’t screw up 😦 just judging from this song I don’t thin kthey’re going down a slippery slope and in some interview he was saying he has more songs that he wrote in the basement of his house or something while he was trying to get the band up-and going and get more popular and earn $$$ and there’s also songs they perform at lives that aren’t on the albums that people want on the albjms. so i’m sure they won’t burn-out anytime sooon.

I love his voice. he is good at singing.  I have no idea if this drama is good or not. They keep giving their songs to these dramas that air on local television channels? I never heard of them. I sorta wish they would also do a song in akita ben lol or incorporate (like somehow make it sound cool lolz). even if it’s not that, if one day they get big enough to go on some tv show and get interviewed, I hope I get to see them speak akita-ben which is pretty pretty hilarious.  Maybe like sasaki nozomi + karasu interview since they’re both from akita ❤

oh and b.c. of the SNSD on american tv thing I found out about the wonder girls nickelodean  movie and that nick cannon is the president of it now? good for him.

I saw the clip of jyp acting. It’s weird watching him speak english…. it’s like… I don’t know how to explain it. It’s interesting.  I’ve seen him speak english on kpopstar too it’s just fascinating. maybe his persona in general, especially in korean and also in english? so maybe i’ll chck out clips of the movie on youtube cause i’m just curious but i’m sure it’ll be just another cheap nick made for tv movie. I just really like how in the kpopstars sbs thing they ACTUALLY give critique that’s constructive and detailed. they legitimately just explain it very thouroughly why the person sucks balls. I feel like the reason that the contesttsants don’t talk bad  to the judges isn’t just because they’re young, or they’re korean and their culture is blahblahblha, or they want to appeal to the judges with their behavior…. I think it’s really because what the judges say to them is so true and so on point and so constructive… which makes it that much more painful to hear and thus renders person unable to say anything back? no seriously, I wish on americna idol they would explain to the person what was wrong with their singing in a more detailed, thorough explanation so the person feels so humiliated that they get their bubble of obliviousness popped. there seriously were people that were angry because the judges wouldn’t explain to them why their singing was bad. american idol has abdul and randy who are useless as hell. they say either nothing or the same shit over and over or say something about the pitch (um anyone can say that.). It’s just so boring, their words are so empty and they’re just wasting everyone’s time. yeah i know that they have new judges on american idol but i wouldn’t be surprised if their critique is as empty and banal as the previous judges. in this respect, the Korean kpop show is MUCH better. it’s actually stimulating to watch to hear what the people say. I’m not gonna say Simon cowell’s got nothing on JYP or anything since simon says intersting stuff too but if anything ‘i’m sure jyp is more knowledgeable about music and singing as well as critiquing people about that. But in all fairness I do fast-foward the kpop star show if it’s boring, including critiques if it’s like someone I don’t care about.

I also found out that they, the wonder girls, were on the wwendy williams show. I absolutely hate this lady cause she says spoilers of the tv episode of whatever primetime drama, she cuts peoeple off, etc etc.  I just feel bad for all the guests that go on her show.

OH and for some reason I get random peope liking/following me which I think they’re only doing in the hopes that i follow them back or some shit. seriously, the theme of their blog is so… different so i really doubt they actually liked whatever blog entry of mine etc etc. am i being cynical? i dun think so. if anything it’s pretty damn irrelevant to them, no?

And lately, I’ve been thinking about the blandness of tyra’s talk show. just reading applemilk1988 dirt on raspberrysyrup livejournal is so much fun and stimulating because eveyrone’s english is just very rich. then i watch a clip of tyra’s talk show and it just feels so dumbed down and all that. It’s like I thought this show was for americans, not people who are trying to learn english.  there’s a reason people use the word fluent. if you’re fluent in english, you can enjoy english with more rich vocab and seneteces structures and shit like on that LJ I mentioned and shit like tyra banks show is not tolerable. it’s just so boring and unstimulating from the way they speak englsih. it’s like if you only speak english… can you at least speak it more fluently/intersetinginly/fluidly.  Okay, sometimes she has guests that aren’t eduated for whatever reason the topic is ___.

I’m just writing this because I was watching a clip b.c. the topic she had was interesting. I just felt like while I was watching what’s the point? the english used was so boring and it felt like they were just saying things in an unnecessarily long/dragged out fashion etcetc. I just felt like I’m better off reading a book in english that has many words that i don’t know than watch this or read the LJ over (the one I mentioned previously). It just feels like a waste of time. AND this is why I really like watching well-written dramas were i have to consult dictionary/urbandictinoary often lolz or just don’t i guess. I’m literally depending on the american dramas to maintain my fluency in english as far as understanding. Just because, there’s always gonna be new slang and since i now choose to just come in contact with japanese/korean media I have to limit my time (i don’t have any time!) with american/english media to the dramas that are well-written.