January 4, 2013 § 2 Comments
There is no idol that catches my attention like this man does, Key. Even when there is not room in my head for updates about him I still think about him, appriciative and concerned. I do not love everything he does and most of the time I’m actually a bit scared for what might come next. It’s like a love with little trust. I know he is a great singer and dancer but those are just the basics. But, many of the things that he does are awesome and I probably like him because he is so far from perfect in many situations. He is awkward and sometimes not so nice in a way that reminds me a bit of myself. On the other hand he is the most beautiful human being on the planet and his sense of fashion is always interesting and most of the time amazing.
I have some favourite moments from 2012 with Key, the picture above for instance from his and Minhos Cosmopolitan photo shoot in April 2012. In general, 2012 was a great year when it comes to photos of Key. His solo photo shoot for Dazed & Confused is my third place of the top three Key moments from 2012:
Exo, another SME-idol group made their debut in 2012 and Key was, as done before, used as a rapper on the track Two Moons. Key is not the most brilliant rapper in the world, but he is certainly not the worst either. He knows enough english and have a really good voice. I wonder who wrote his rap part though, the lyrics are a big LOL. This is my second favourite of Key moments from 2012, Keys part starts at 2:08:
The Key moment of the year placing first is the epic solo performance by Key at the Japanese concert tour from 2012. He has been performing a lot of great and funny tracks before as his solos, like Tik Tok by Kesha and Take a Bow by Rihanna. This time he took two tracks from the pop star he probably adore and love more then anyone else, Lady Gaga:
This performance is such a milestone. It created a happy roar through out the world of fangirls and fanboys. Like if all the pieces were finally put together correctly. Lady Gagas constant talk about everyones right to be allowed to be who ever they choose and the lyrics talk about freedom and rather queer attitude brings Key out to his very best as a peformer, idol and concept. I would prefer his versions to the original any time.
But what is he singing: wear an ear condom next time, or: wear your condom next time?
The Future is Idol -L
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February 19, 2012 § 1 Comment
The question on fabrication of idols came up yesterday at the lecture. This is something good. There should always be a discussion on these matters. Today there is once again an article in the biggest swedish newspaper about Lana Del Ray on this very subject. Is she real och just a product of someone?
I both want and do not want to write about this.
My life consist of, has always consisted of different roles. Which ones have I been able to choose myself? Quite early I discovered that I wasn’t allowed to be exactly the person I wanted to be, no one is I think, but there were characters quite close at hand. Especially as a teenager, and I still carry the traces of being the most awkward person ever. I became the intellctual, the indie pop guy, the glam boy and so on… These roles were quite ok since I did not want to be pointed out by others as the nerd, the asperger or the feminine guy. I have always and strongly had the need to be decided by myself, not by others.
Despite this I’m in a situation where I get more and more framed into something by people. People that are doing it out of benevolence. Describing who I am and gives me the epithet of a kpop guy, a loner. Or of me being gay, because they can’t stand not knowing exactly. The question on fabrication is closer to reality then many people seemingly understand and this is why for example Kpop fits well in my every day (imagination of the) world.
What part of Key is the real stuff, and to whom is this important at all? I for one keep making my very own version of this man over and over…
Thanks to Mis for discussing this, putting up with me and the tip for the best swedish tumblr. at the moment.
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