Junior McFeeley’s Top 50 Songs of 2019

Posted by Junior McFeeley on December 31, 2019


A Note From Stephanie: As previously mentioned, I firmly planted myself for the holiday season in Vermont with our good friends The McFeeleys. I’ve had the pleasure/shame of turning the entire family into rabid Korean fans and none more so than their beloved daughter, Junior McFeeley. When I mentioned those of us amonst the Kpop Nerd Herd were each working on our own top 50 songs of 2019, it seemed only fitting that Junior McFeeley join in. She took her job VERY seriously, weighing and ranking all of her songs, fending off Stray Kid suggestions from her father. We’re so pleased and honored to introduce to you Junior McFeeley! <3 <3 <3 

Hello, I’m Junior McFeeley, or Ry if you know me.

This is my first post, and I thought it would be fun to do a top 50 songs list. Also, I at least think I have kind of a weird/random taste in music so I wanted to see just how weird and random my taste is! So here it is! These are my top 50 songs (which are ranked by the way) from 2019!

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Musical Monday – The Look Back

Posted by SaraG on December 30, 2019


Every year for a few years now, I’ve been prompted by KpopontheDL to craft a top 50 list of favorite songs during that twelve-month timeframe.  For the last couple of years, it involved the somewhat arduous task of digging through everything released since January first and remembering how I connected to it, how it grew on me or away from me, and the emotions each song evoked. I don’t just look at title tracks, as it often happens that I like a B side as well as or even more than what was promoted. I also listen to a hell of a lot more than what I talk about on the blog, so let’s just say that the musical backlog is dense. 

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Khottie of the Week: Bobby

Posted by Alix on December 29, 2019

Khottie of the Week

I think one of the main reasons iKON resonated with me was their will to keep fighting, even when the odds seemed never in their favor. Granted I’m slightly biased…but they did go through not one, but two, pretty brutal survival shows before they debuted. To me, they’ve always been a group of very talented misfits, struggling to find their identity and always standing just slightly outside the traditional idol mold. As seems to be the theme of this past year, they were just hitting their stride when it fell apart in June. 2019 was a year of heartbreak, loss, acceptance, miracles and second chances. Hopefully, along with the remaining members of iKON, I’m ready to dust myself off, move forward, and hope that 2020 and beyond is always a bit more sweet than bitter.  Read more

Not So Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Home for the Holidays

Posted by SaraG on December 26, 2019


So many of the conversations I have with friends, colleagues, and family in the months and weeks before the holiday season all boil down to where we’ll be and who we’ll be with on any given day for the months of November and December. Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, for some reason it just feels important to be with our families (biological or otherwise) during these cold, dark months. It seems fitting then, that one of the groups that so beautifully embodies the concept of ‘family by choice’ releases such a gorgeous tribute to these feelings just when we need it most. 

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Embracing Christmas – In Any Form

Posted by Stephanie on December 25, 2019


I thought I’d take a break from Christmas merriment to wish you all a Happy Christmas! While I am a lover of the pomp and circumstance of the holiday season, the day itself is usually a day where I hide away, watch a drama, eat warm carbs in the form of my family recipe of mac & cheese. We all have our holiday routines. This year though, I took myself out the norm, marched across the country and wedged my way into a very McFeeley Christmas. This is a Christmas of non-stop holiday movies, a real Christmas tree, and a bubbling pot of Wassel. Read more

All I Want For Christmas….are zombies.

Posted by Stephanie on December 24, 2019


If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been these last couple of weeks, let me tell you, nothing quite says the holidays like tucking in with friends in the wilds of Vermont. Sure their #1 desire is to turn me into a rabid Stray Kids fan, but as I was the one who turned their kid into a Kpop fan of the first order, it seems fair. During my time here,  One thing we have accomplished was to watch Kingdom together — because every Christmas holiday needs some zombies, amIright?

That being said, it was extra exciting and meaningful that the teasers for Kingdom 2 finally came out while I was here!

Finally. (Season 1 spoilers ahead)

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Musical Monday – Current Domestic Fantasy

Posted by SaraG on December 23, 2019


Some groups are just made for variety. Be it the chemistry between the members, individual awkwardness, willingness to be made fools of, or some other magical element, there is just something that makes some groups shine on YouTube. Those groups are often the ones that I fall for because I quickly and easily tumble down a hole like Alice in Wonderland and get completely attached. That’s how BTS made it so big and one of the reasons that NCT and ATEEZ are having so much success. The access to them as humans is everything.

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Khottie of the Week: Kim Tae Hyung

Posted by Alix on December 21, 2019

Khottie of the Week

It’s hard to believe that in 10 days this year will be over and we will be left with just one last member of BTS to turn 24. Granted it will be 18 months plus before that happens but still, it seems pretty momentous when it feels like just yesterday they were barely out of high school. Sometime in January will bring my 4th #klife anniversary and these posts always serve as a good hike down memory lane…a good end of year activity. Read more

Episode 220: Possibly The One About the Bias List

Posted by Cherry Cordial on December 21, 2019


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As the holidays pick up speed, it’s time for another round of the bias vs bias in the Kpop Nerd Herd. Which means it’s time to choose our 2019 Top 20 Bias Lists. Possibly. Stephanie was drinking preeeetty heavily during the making of this episode, so Cherry could have pulled an old switcheroo on her, and she’d never have noticed. Probably.

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Let’s Celebrate

Posted by SaraG on December 19, 2019



I know that I’ve put up a post about Pirate King before. I know that I talk an awful lot about ATEEZ. If you’re annoyed by that, please skip this post. Your annoyance isn’t going to stop me, though, because we have things to celebrate and this is the best way I could think of to do that. 

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