So I made one mistake when filming my introductions to all these songs besides all of the stuttering and tangents. I filmed this at 1 am at my house, while the rest of my family was asleep. This means that I spoke really softly and you’ll need to either listen to me whisper or turn up the volume on my videos and turn down the volume on the kpop videos. I’ll make sure to film during the day next time =D Warning: Both my video explanations and my blog post contain spoilers.
So this playlist started off by hearing the song Bar Bar Bar by Crayon Pop. I was really interested in this song that had somehow taken over the Billboard charts, and I really feel that the power of cute helped out in that. I have to make a temporary (I hope) edit to the playlist; Bar Bar Bar has been blocked in America by the Korean companies on copyright grounds…. and it was fine when I filmed a day ago. What can you do?
From there I started with B1A4’s What’s Happening? which shows off the murderous nature of pillows and Tiny G’s Minimanimo which highlights how giant objects make everything cuter. Then I went for an SM kick with Shinee’s Hello and F(x)’s Chu ❤ where the girls exchange saliva with everything and Jonghyun looks creepily at small children. I took a short break from my SM bit with the song Shy Boyby Secret with their Shy boy themed stores and clubs, only to go back to SM with SNSD’s Oh. Then I have 4minute’s Heart to Heart where you’ll need to watch for the girl in the cap. After that comes BAP’s Stop it where you have to wonder if the girl did that all on purpose to convert him. Then it’s Miss A’s penguin dance… I mean Breathe and finally the movie IU’s You and I. I talked a bit about each of the videos I chose in the playlist, so it’s best to watch the videos for some explanation.
So, when I was looking up information for my last Kpop Music video post, I came across a youtube channel that specialized in giving fake English lyrics to Kpop songs. This made my evening, and I would just like to share the humor and some of my favorites with you:
BUY SOME CEREALS!
SHOOT A NAUGHTY MOOSE!
What’s a wolf? It’s a wolf. (Could not have said it better myself)
Biases as a concept are actually pretty easy to figure out. The only issue with translation might be when people say they have a “bias”in a band it means that they have a bias towards them, not away from them. You can’t be biased towards a solo artist, because there’s really nothing to compare them to in a unit (unless you compare them to all of kpop). It’s really a convoluted way of saying “______ is my favorite”.
As a new person, you might say that “I don’t have a favorite in this group, I don’t know them really well.” That may not be true. A bias isn’t always who you fan-gush over when the music video isn’t on. I think the easiest way to tell who is your bias in the group is to see who your eyes gravitate towards when watching a music video. If it stays consistent through several videos, it’s safe to say you have a bias towards that member. Because of this, biases don’t have to be the star you find most attractive, instead it can be the funniest member of the group or the best dancer.
Biases can also change, and may change pending on new information that you receive. For example, in Shinee, a group of RIDICULOUSLY good looking men, I was always biased towards Taemin (TAEMAN!!!) because he was the best dancer in the group. Therefore whenever the whole group was on screen I would look at him to watch his dance moves. Not anymore. I just watched a drama staring Minho, the rapper of Shinee, and now I am hard core smitten with his facial expressions.
So, I thought I would make a more casual and personal culture day by telling you my biases. I will only tell you biases out of the groups I show you videos for, so this post will grow as I review more and more videos. Feel free to tell me who you like in the comments below xD