March 26, 2011 § 7 Comments
U-Kiss. Of course this post is going to be about U-Kiss. Nothing else in this Kpop world fit in my head at the moment since U-Kiss is back, marching on like there is no tomorow. 5th mini album Bran New KISS coming closer with pictures, teasers, bright colors, interviews AND TWO NEW MEMBERS. MV and full release any moment. How do they bare?
I mean, every group that goes through a separation has to come back sooner or later, but preferably, they do it later.
The new U-Kiss teaser was released on Thursday, I still haven’t seen it, I dont want to. And when the album photo, along with the list of songs included on the mini album was released, one of the most difficult things for me was to read the comments posted by fans. I do not understand, how can the fans seem to forget so fast? Most of the comments seen online are cheers for the group, supporting and loving words for new and old members, as if this was the only way to deal with the break up. Do the members not mean anything? Is it all just about the idea of a group, no matters who is carrying it?
When even the members of U-Kiss talk about the difficult time they went through lately, making it sound like they really don’t know how to deal with the situation, then, this is not the proper way for the fans to deal with either. Not for me, certainly not now.
I’m not in any way trying to say I am more loyal then others, but perhaps to my feelings. On the other hand, am I a fan of U-Kiss? Maybe this is my biggest problem in this issue, not really being a fan of U-Kiss, but rather some of the members…
Not more then a month passed since Alexander and Kibum was forced to leave the group, breaking hearts of fangirls and fanboys all over the world. NH Media expect fans to just go along, keep loving and supporting the group once loved. I can’t do this, I’m in no way feeling supportive at the moment. Anger, fear and sadness is what feels inside concerning U-Kiss, since U-Kiss is not U-Kiss with out Alexander and Kibum. Without Alexander…
I’m facing this comeback, not with numbness, but with a feeling of not being a part of it all.
L/The Future is Idol
March 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
Released today, album jacket photos and list of songs included on U-Kiss 5th mini album Bran New Kiss. The pic looks pretty good if you like the boyish charm theme(I don’t) and they used the same composer as for Shut Up, so it will probably be a great song, but I’m not happy. It’s to soon for me and gives me a feeling of the fact that absolutely every one is replaceable. I want it to be as it was before. I want Alxander and Kibum back with the group, on the same time I know that wont happen, ever agian. But how could they ever record a variety without them? Alexander seems to be doing ok as he went to Busan on a trip with Kibum and had eye surgery (so he wont be needing contact lenses any more). I want Alexander on stage again, but really hope he will rest a bit before doing so.
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March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
Kevin Woo tweeted earlier today about the upcoming mini album from U-Kiss, released on March 30th, named “Bran New KISS”. He seems happy, or acts happy at least. Did they tell him to do so or is he just fooling himself? Who can be happy over U-Kiss at this moment? I’m not, my friends are not. When groups break up, or a member leaves of some bothersome reason, it’s really hard to get back to were you once stood in your fandom. I don’t even want to think about how it really must feel for Kevin and the others at this moment. I guess it’s good that everyone keep themselves busy. I remember how hurtful it was when DBSK broke up, or how sad I still feel when Super Junior talks about Hangeng. The feelings you build up towards your idols are hard to explain, but they are for real, even if it sounds unreal. You get hurt when something you love is ruined. I don’t react as hard as I would if someone in my family got hurt, but the reaction is there all the same. It feels like ages ago when Jaebeom had to leave 2PM, everyone knew the original reason, but as the weeks passed by, he didn’t return, and said only that he couldn’t return due to other terrible things that had happend. The fans desperatly wanted to know what, but neither company or Jaebeom would tell. I remeber how fascinated I was over how the fans reacted, the pain and agony. And the most interesting thing in that case was not how sad everyone was over Jaebeom leaving, but the fact that no one could tell the true reasons behind all of it. Of course Kevin has to be happy over U-Kiss new mini album, it’s his life and his job. But it hurts me, and lots of others as well. Because we ,strangely as it is, want to see him sad, missing Kibum and Alexander. I just know for a fact that I won’t buy “Bran New KISS”.
I hope that Alexanders eye surgery went/goes well.
/The Future is Idol
March 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
So, Kim Kibum former member of U-Kiss tweeted a couple of pictures earlier today. Looks like he was at a trip to Busan, and with who? Alexander! We are happy to see that they keep each other company in this difficult situation that they have been thrown into. As I’ve said, earlier, Kibum was never my favourite member of U-Kiss, but what happend to him was cruel and he has afterwards been speaking about it openly, something I appriciate. Sometimes you just really want to hear your idols speak out of their hearts, but that is something that tends to happen only when they are out in the cold. Alexander Eusebio on the other hand, who was always my U-Kiss favourite and impossible to replace in the group, still haven’t said much. Later on that day he also tweeted about their trip. To see them together trying to do something fun is great and also a nice gesture towards their fans. Everyone has been waiting for something like this. We send them our thanks.
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March 17, 2011 § 5 Comments
On my long subway ride home from work earlier today, I tried to sort out my thoughts concerning all kinds of things. It seems there is no time for anything these days. I’m burried in work, and other things that I really need to do take up the remaining time, I also know that i choose it all myself. Does this mean I’m doing something wrong? I can’t even remember when I last met some of my friends, and to get home from work and just sit down and relax seems almost impossible, am I’m the only one with problems like this? I don’t think so, but that really does not help. This last week was completly turned up side down by the earthquake and disaster in Japan, focus on everything else was lost on friday evening, just glad that I managed to transcribe my notes from the meeting with my professor earlier that day, before I was completly overwhelmed by all the news reports. Never in my life have I been so affected by a human disaster. Sweden and Japan does resemble each other in many ways, maybe it all got a bit to close.
I want to be able to hide in my Kpop passion from everything, but that does not seem to work at all for now. I don’t want to watch anything silly and completly forgot to check fuckyeah onkey! and other similar sites these past days. Yesterday I was furious over the Kpop MVs released, of many different reasons, fed up by cuteness was one reason and I still believe in every word I wrote.
I tried to not think to much about Alexander (Eusebio that is), I’ve given him so much thought already. But I’m following him on twitter and so I can’t help but to be remembered. Apparently, he is about to team up with christian music project 3rdWaveMusic, for their up coming album. He really fits in that context, and he probably gets a chance to perform a bit and hang out with really nice people. But what lies beyond that? Alexander Eusebio, I want you to perform on stage, to participate in some kind of reality and to take really cool pics to show just how wrong it was to fire you. My dream is for you to be on WGM, but is that likely to happen? I also need you to keep being who you are, because you are one of the best, positive and well mannered. But I dont want you to get stuck, lets say, with a boring VJ job or with a christian radio show. I invented these scenarios myself, but they don’t seem that unlikely to happen. No Alexander, I need you to take revenge as an idol.
I also follow Kevin on twitter, and I’m fairly upset that he at this moment does not tweet to Alexander like he used to. Even though I perfectly well understand why he doesn’t. I want it to be as it was a month ago, on the other hand I don’t really… Spring is moving closer every day, the roads through the park outside my house are almost clear of snow, and in the middle of the day the sun shines so bright, heating everything, that I have to open the windows in my class room, and it doesn’t get dark until after I get home. I’ve started of a new study period at Uni and oH!aH! was released. Some things do get better. I send you off with one of the most perfect U-Kiss songs ever made.
best regards/The Future is Idol
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Hah! A couple of minutes ago I found myself in the dark basement of my apartmentbuilding trying to open a locked door fumbling with my big key ring. Unsuccessfull as I was, at the same time Kim Hyung Juns oH!aH! was playing in my ear. Just as in the MV and Hyung Jun himself. Magic of Kpop. This will keep me going through out the rest of the day. (Can’t stop obsessing)
Happy as hell/The Future is Idol
March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
OK, you might think that I’ve talked about oH!aH! enough by now. But seriously, this is not even surprisingly good, this is top of the notch so far this year. Both song and MV. I’m playing it over and over again, happy to know that friends close to me really likes it as well, and that Kim Hyung Jun got a great start to his solo career. Please support him by buying his album.
and, quoting a friend: “HAHA on her suddenly having enormous feet in the vid.”
/The Future is Idol
March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
alexander_0729: WHO said I won’t TWEET anymore!? I’m BACK!! *ROAR!* LOL~ Thank y’all for the comfort & nice words… hv been reading my mentions… =v=)b
So happy/The Future is Idol
March 9, 2011 § 3 Comments
We have no intentions to update this blog two or three times a day, have no time, but sometimes you just have to express yourself. That is the entire meaning of having a blog? Today, two weeks have passed since the news about member change in U-Kiss. It feels like more actually, so many feelings have been felt, so many thoughts shared with friends over the mystery of NH Media and their choice to remove Alexander Eusebio and Kim Kibum from U-Kiss, replacing them with new “better” idols. Iv’e been angry, Iv’e cried a bit and I am more synical then ever before over the fact that the idol industry is ruthless. To do things like this to an idol group is going against fundamental and unwritten rules over fandom. Yet there has not been a word from Alexander, except from his good bye speech this last Sunday in Indonesia, an incredibly sad moment in the Kpop history. Dongho did a twitter update, with an apology to fans, asking them to support all of U-Kiss, including Kibum, Alexander and the two new members. Eli twittered a picture with him and the two new members. So, the show will almost certainly go on, whatever I will feel or think about it. But I will never be able to feel the same joy concerning U-Kiss as I once did.
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March 9, 2011 § 2 Comments
I never used to be a big fan of Kim Hyung Jun, he was one of the more boring members of SS501. In the beginning of my Kpop craze, A Song Calling For You with SS501 was one of the most fascinating videos, I think it still is, with it’s corny coreography and silly lyrics. When SS501 split up, at least for a while(please reunite before the year is over), me and my friends were a bit sad, since they are such a classic boyband. But I set my hopes to solo material from Kim Hyun Joong and Park Jung Min. Jung Min then delivered a rather strong solo debut earlier this year, but not brilliant. The MV for Not Alone was a thousand times better then the song itself, with a transvestite, a crippled person and other “odd” people in it. One of the best Kpop MVs ever? Now it’s Huyng Jun’s turn and I have not even been anticipating. Just registered the fact that he was to make solo debut. A couple of days ago he realesed the first MV, Girl, which I believed to be the only one. Girl was quite good, an old school pop song with a plain but not in any ways embarassing MV, also the reason why I had to check out the new one, named oH! aH!.
The tune is a bit dreamy, but on the other hand it’s got a strong electro beat through out the whole song. I”m not able to place it according to a genre, but I really like it as a weird, ballad kind of dance track… The MV gives me a vibe of Alice in Wonderland, in which Hyung Jun plays the part of a male, lost and searching Alice. The video is crammed with gorgeous women, always surrounding him, just to make sure that no one missunderstands the fact that he really like women. The dance/coreography parts are really just classical boy band parts, exactly as they should be. Finally, set design, colors and clothes get a small a, which means, this is to my surprise, really good idol Kpop stuff, so check it out!
who would have guessed?/The Future is Idol