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  • North Korea ready for another nuclear test ... deafening 'K-pop' girl band music

    09/12/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 02:57 EST, 12 September 2016 | Julian Robinson
    North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry has claimed - just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test. Officials in Seoul say South Korea's military has been placed on full combat readiness to respond to 'further nuclear tests, ballistic missile launches or land provocation' by the North. It comes as it emerged that the South is planning to 'annoy' its neighbour by blasting loud K-pop girl band music over the border. The army wants to set up a huge block of speakers and a giant...
  • Song Joong Ki: Descendants of the Sun actor lands on 'Hell Notes' in China (S. Korea)

    04/09/2016 2:48:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 8, 2016 | Gungeet Kaur
    Song Joong Ki: Descendants of the Sun actor lands on 'Hell Notes' in China April 8, 2016 10:14 SGT By Gungeet Kaur Immensely popular South Korean actor Song Joong Ki, who plays army captain Yoo Shi Jin in the record-breaking series Descendants of the Sun, has reached another level. According to reports swirling around the net, the pictures of the 30-year-old actor clad in army uniform are being imprinted on the hell notes for the departed souls in China. Reportedly, on seeing the adoration of the star among people, many merchants got Joong Ki's picture printed on joss paper and...
  • North Korea 'At Brink Of War' Over Seoul Music

    01/09/2016 7:27:36 AM PST · by traumer · 31 replies
    A top North Korean official has warned the secretive state is being pushed to the "brink of war" - as South Korea continued to blare propaganda through loudspeakers across the border. In what was the country's first response to the broadcasts, which Pyongyang finds insulting, Kim Ki Nam also told a rally that the US and its followers were "jealous of the successful test of our first hydrogen bomb" - which it claims took place on Wednesday. South Korea's ear-splitting barrage, which includes "K-pop" music and messages criticising Kim Jong-un's regime, is being blasted from walls of loudspeakers in 11...
  • N. Korea's all-female music band disappears from broadcasts

    09/08/2015 3:12:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/09/07
    N. Korea's all-female music band disappears from broadcasts 2015/09/07 11:31 SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Yonhap) -- A popular all-female music band in North Korea has disappeared from the North's broadcasts since mid-July, spawning speculation over a possible breakup of the group created three years ago. The Moranbong Band, dubbed a North Korean girl group, was established in July 2012 by the North's young leader, Kim Jong-un, featuring Western-style music and outfits. Without clear reasons, the band's members have not appeared on programs aired by the North's Korean Central Television since July 15, with only their music being broadcast, according to an...
  • Vanity - any fans of Jumong from Korea?

    12/22/2014 10:04:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Are there any fans of the TV series Jumong from Korea? Is it worth investing the time?
  • Vanity: Britain’s Economist Spotlights Korea’s Girl Group Crayon Pop

    10/30/2013 12:34:13 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 3 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 26, 2013 | The Economist
    LONG BEFORE PSY made Korean music famous in the West, much of Asia had fallen under the sway of K-pop: tightly choreographed ditties performed by fresh-faced boy and girl bands, exquisitely manufactured from interchangeable parts. Even in North Korea the latest dance routines are eagerly imitated, according to Daily NK, a news hub led by defectors. Dance teachers can earn about 20 times the average worker’s salary, it reports.
  • Crayon Pop's Unusual Road to Success Draws Media Interest (South Korea)

    10/29/2013 11:59:49 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 37 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/30/2013 | Chosun Ilbo
    British weekly magazine the Economist published an article highlighting K-pop girl band Crayon Pop in its latest issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday. As part of a 14-page special report on Korea, it wrote, "Crayon Pop are not a typical K-pop outfit. They look goofy rather than glamorous, like kid sisters not dream dates, and prefer plimsolls to stilettos." The success story of Crayon Pop's song "Bar Bar Bar" was viewed as being different from that of other Korean girl groups. It "spread like a virus on YouTube," the magazine wrote. "Whereas most songs peak early in the charts, then...
  • Palestinian Girl Finds Hope Through K-Pop

    10/17/2013 11:06:16 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/18/2013 | Chosun Ilbo
    A Palestinian girl has won the top prize at an essay contest held by Korea University. In an essay describing her reflections on how she became a fan of Korean pop music and dramas, Samir Maisa (19), a student at Al Quds University in Palestine, wrote, "I heard a saying that there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I decided to choose the latter." She said that Korean dramas appeared in her life one day like a "miracle" to give her...
  • Will Crayon Pop Create a 'Gangnam Style' Sensation?

    08/29/2013 11:21:26 AM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2013 | ABC News
    "They may look wacky and bizarre, but this rookie Korean girl group, Crayon Pop, is leading the KPop music charts. And it's this music video, "Bar Bar Bar" that is running red-hot on the internet." (Excerpt quote from video.)
  • VANITY: Something Completely Different in KPOP: Crayon Pop

    08/11/2013 7:45:06 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 18 replies
    Original | Hawaiian Ninja
    …And a request for your moral support, and freeping the polls, on their behalf. Today, I feel compelled to make this vanity post, because I hope to see these girls continue to garner fans and “take over the world”…so to speak! ^_^ The girls I’m talking about are a Korean pop music (KPop) group called “Crayon Pop.”  They are a quintet of sweetly charming, cute girls, who debuted last year, and currently sweeping Korea (perhaps the world?) with an infectious tune called “Bar Bar Bar,” or “Bbabbabba” (which is the Romanized version of the Hangul text. The double"b" or "bb"...
  • Simple Statistics: Korean J-Pop Gangnam Style Will Be First Video To Hit 1 Billion Views

    11/15/2012 7:38:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012 | Anthony Wing Kosner
    ChannelMeter has produced a nifty chart predicting that Korean Pop Star, PSY’s Gangnam Style video will hit 1 billion views on YouTube in December and become the first video to do so (see below). That he will displace Justin Bieber‘s “Baby,” is a delicious irony considering the fact that Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, is now PSY’s champion for growth outside of Asia. The chart was brought to my attention by Alexis Madrigal’s Atlantic post on Friday. What Madrigal may not have been aware of, though, was the lively discussion on Stack Exchange about how to statistically model this phenomenon. A...