Archive for October, 2008

jtL – Just Say Goodbye

Monday, October 27th, 2008

jtL is a Korean hip hop group who was named after the initials of the members’ stage name. After the release of their second album Run Away, the group has been inactive for 3 years and the band members are each pursuing solo careers.

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Lee Jung Hyun – Michyu

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Lee Jung-hyun (born March 13, 1980 in Daegu, South Korea) is a Korean pop singer and actress. Lee Jung Hyun is one of the most notable stars in Korea. Dance, Electronica and Techno are her label sounds, but as for her image it is an ever-changing catharsis of distinctive personas or characters. She became popular not only for her songs but also for her creativity and her acute sense of style. She blends the traditional Korean dance with euro-disco dance and Tai Chi, and develops her own brand. When she performs in her baggy clothes, dances to the music, she bewitches and captivates everyone in the venue.

Another peculiarity of Lee Jung Hyun is that she does not use a regular microphone. She wears a wireless microphone on her finger so as not to disturb her performances. She sings to the microphone worn on her finger with a stylish hand gesture, which compliments her dances. This gesture became her performance trademark.

Oathean – In Fear With Shiver (live)

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Oathean is a Korean melodic black metal band that formed in 1993 originally under the name Odin, named after the Norse/Scandinavian god. They went on a short hiatus and then changed their name. Oathean’s lyrics include; sadness and depression. They also utilize Korean world music into their songs, using traditional Korean instruments such as the haegeum and daegeum.

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Bulldog Mansion – Happy Birthday To Me

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Bulldog Mansion is a Korean pop rock band. Their name does not translate to Bulldog Mansion; rather, it is a phonetic approximation in Hangul, with the English name being used for their website and album art. They are most well-known in the English-speaking world for their song, “Happy Birthday to Me” featured in the SamBakZa Flash cartoon “There she is!! Step 2 — Cake Dance.