Archives For 2012

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It’s that time of the year again.

You know where to go.

 

The guys at PINK Nation did the unimaginable- they took Victoria Secret’s brand and spun it around. Instead of showing a skinny white (and tanned) VS model sporting a sexy set telling their significant others that it’s a “sure thing” and a string of other slogans, they showed on their front page a curvy model of color wearing… what might or could have been a Victoria Secret underwear with the slogan “No Means No.”

It was Pink Loves Consent.

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Response was positive, of course, from girls and women that use Victoria Secret (and even employees! LOL), but when the company found out, the site was momentarily taken down.

Victoria Secret, that’s what we call one bad move after the other.

Just like I would say in Spanish… “uff, temazo”

This year, Colombian music really threw me off with a few couple of tracks. Monsieur Perine is one of those new groups. Their sound is infectious, taking me into the world of Sylvain Chomet’s Triplettes of Belleville. xD

Exciting things are going to be happening in the musica latina scene, it feels.

Korea has a show called Immortal Song that basically pits popular singers performing songs of a selected theme/singer/era in front of the audience made out of people who listened to that type of music. Think of it as a show where you would gather the likes of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, sprinkled with a few picks like Demi Lovato and whoever people think are good vocalists nowadays, and having them competing against each other in things like “Themes from the 80s” and having all of them battle (A vs. B) with a song performance to move onto the next battle.

Once a week. Yeah, impossible to do in America.

But so good for ratings, no? Could you imagine? I would pay money to see Christina Aguilera vs. battling with Britney Spears — not a duet, a performance battle. Simon, get to it.

ANYWAY, I completely digress.

Brown Eyed Girls member JeA has been on the show’s newest season, and though she lost her battle — T_T — the second half of her performance is pure perfection. She started off breathing too much into her microphone, but once the high notes began, she seemed to have gotten her footing and by the time she had to deliver those whispery notes… it was too much.

JeA is singing The Winter Rain Falls (겨울비는 내리고) by Kim Bum Ryong (김범룡), in honor of this week’s 80’s songwriter theme.

Yu Aoi is a Taiwan Girl!

December 8, 2012 — 3 Comments

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Look what I found! It turns out that Yu’s photobook Kaiten TEBURU ha Mutsukashii, which had her followed by photographer Ivy Chen in Taiwan doing their Taiwan Cafe rounds, will be translated to traditional Chinese in a new release simply titled Taiwan’s Girl (台灣的女孩), to be out on December 27th this year. I doubt this will show up on any other online websites~

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