I was cleaning up my khottie notes and stumbled across a reader suggestion from quite a while ago now. The comment had been about how he’s 40 and still hot in his shirtless scenes and so I decided to take another look…honestly not really sure how I missed it the first time around. Turns out the reader was right and what follows Valentine’s Day Friday better than a shirtless hottie on Saturday. Read more
We’re back after a mini-break and have much to report Denver concert-wise! We talk about Denver’s first Kpop Concert with cuties, VANNER. Stories of awkwardly fan signing, wet handed high touches, proper idol/phone etiquette, and even more awkward photographs with the group. (Us of course, not them!) With special highlights of post-concert diner experience with VANNER!
A couple of years ago, KpopontheDL and I were caught up in watching the show Breakers, a music survival show for singer/songwriters in the Korean music industry. You might remember my writing about the show as it was going on and how much I just adored so much of the music that came out of it. The concept and the artists featured were exactly up my ally and it was a huge win for the street cred of idol songwriters – Hui from Pentagon in particular. Regardless, there were a number of musicians on the show that I was less familiar with that I have since come to follow – even two years later.
I have always said that Oh Hyuk, the lead singer of Hyukoh, has one of my all-time favorite voices in music. Ever. I don’t always love the music he puts out, be it with his band or as a collaborator – sometimes it’s a little to jam band-y and some times it’s a little more art school than I favor, but man, that voice just speaks to every fiber of my being.
I started The Untamed this past week and 1/3rd of the way in, it’s been an interesting watch. Based on a BL novel but not a BL show…the only longish looks between the two leads have been to say you go right and I’ll go left. But it’s got drama, suspense, and cute actors so I’m planning to keep going…how can you not when today’s hottie is one of the leads (the other is not yet 24). Read more
Hey Everyone! Its time for another session of Kpop School! This session, we’re going to be learning the rookie(ish) group, ONEUS! Class will take place every Saturday morning where we will learn a new member of this fun group. Today’s lesson? An overview of ONEUS as a whole. Take your seats!
SaraG: Here it is!!
Stephanie: WOOOT! I’m ready to learn, teach me, teach!
Stephanie: I think whoever they are, they may have fallen into a barrel of khaki.
SaraG: Ok, first, Oneus is a six-member idol group on RBW.Read more
I know, I know, I did a post on Nu’est in December and December wasn’t that long ago. But I’m the one writing the posts and I’m going to have to go ahead and write about whatever it is I want to write about. And that, my friends, is Nu’est.
My husband is out of town this week – traveling to see a concert in LA and then backpacking the Channel Islands while I hold down the homestead and make sure the kids stay alive. Managing all of the activities and homework and meals all – on top of my full-time job – is admittedly a lot. How single parents do it all the time is, frankly, magical. But I also have to say, in some ways, it’s a nice break. There’s nobody to question my decisions or confuse my well-laid plans except myself. I’m the only one to blame if things go wrong and that makes for far fewer arguments. It also means that if I want to have a friend over to watch Nu’est’s backlog of reality and variety on YouTube for countless hours, then I can have that friend over.
I am no stranger to flying to some random city for a concert that will likely never make it’s way to my hometown. It’s just part of being a fan of international music and having a little bit of expendable income to throw at it. My husband also flies to see shows, but he’s never gone to a Kpop or a Khiphop show, so when he signed up to see Bewhy (his proclaimed UB), I didn’t think to tell him what it would be like. I didn’t explain to him that it would be a tiny venue that probably didn’t sell out, I didn’t inform him that we would be the whitest and oldest people in the room, and I didn’t share that once the music started, it wouldn’t matter.