Lee Joon of MBLAQ, mid-performing SNSD’s “Genie (Tell Me Your Wish)” in concert. Given Joon’s past comments about his comfort with cross-dressing (interviewer: “Who is the most feminine in MBLAQ?” Joon: “Me. I like wearing lady clothes”), I read this gesture as not “Remember, I’m actually a man” (cf. Sungyeol of Infinite ripping his dress open at the chest while playing Hyuna), but “Remember, I’m still me”, which makes all the difference. Just look at this smile.
4:42 pm • 24 November 2013 • 52 notes
#meta #mblaq #lee joon #masculinity #gender #drag #picture
The Singles Jukebox covered Trouble Maker’s “내일은 없어 (Now)” today, so I wanted to repost this English press copy found in the Cube Cafe, which in itself makes a great blurb:
The hype for Trouble Maker’s return was initially generated with a single picture posted on HyunA’s Instagram, becoming headline news all over the internet. Moreover, as an extension of their new single “Now”, the group ran unorthodox “No Tomorrow” marketing strategy, providing an extraordinary experience by bombarding audience with prerelease contents as if there were no tomorrow. …
For their new single “Now”, Trouble Maker once again teamed up with “Trouble Maker” producers Shinsadong Tiger, Rado and LE to recreate the magic. As the song tells a story about an unstable love, the music video also portrays a couple at risk with its vivid colour, unique camera angels and Trouble Maker’s signature choreography. …
Trouble Maker is back and they won’t condone banality.
(Digression: Note that “Volume Up” is their translation for "볼륨을 높이고" and not a cover of 4minute’s "Volume Up", sadly. Ditto "이리 와 (Attention)", which is not Hyuna’s "Attention" but is the best song on Chemistry.)
11:00 am • 12 November 2013 • 4 notes
#trouble maker #kpop #picture
Here’s 90s revivalist boy band BTOB at 90s revivalist bar Bamgwa Eumaksayi (a.k.a. Bamsa), one of the places I visited while in Seoul. Except that no one born after 1989 is allowed in, so if it weren’t for the photoshoot, none of these boys would have made it.
4:52 pm • 19 October 2012 • 35 notes
#btob #picture #sk diary
PSY - Gangnam Style (6th Album Part 1 Illustration)!
If Psy is not someone with whom you are acquainted, you should fix that.
3:17 pm • 12 July 2012 • 231 notes
#psy #yg family #big bang #2ne1 #picture
@Famous_Jae: 이녀석들에게 좋은 관심 부탁드립니다! 빡센준비로@hydrayuge 황님 허리가 나가면서까지 다들 최선을 다해 열심히 준비한 친구들입니다!! 부족한 신인 친구들이지만 잠재력은 무한합니다!!!낼 첫무대!!!EXO!! pic.twitter.com/BEtjkB7T
100 days later, the revolution finally exists IRL. I’m going to miss the period where EXO was made up solely of a bunch of minute-long beats and some well-styled photoshoots, because at that point they were basically the platonic ideal of a boy band.
9:34 pm • 29 March 2012 • 203 notes
#exo #exo k #exo m #image #picture
My hate-on-principle for Terry Richardson aside, this is exciting. It’s really happening!
12:20 pm • 26 March 2012 • 1,614 notes
#big bang #picture