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kimi no koto ga suki dakara [because i love you]

i don’t know why i’m posting this fairly old video other than to say right now that it’s probably among my all time favorite PVs from akb. something about the uncomplicated cute dance, how the motions fit with the music.  how they dance on a freshly cut grass field, with …

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what happened?

i want to bring to light someone i consider invaluable to the korean music industry. Shin Jung Hyun.  born in 1938, he grew up during the japanese occupation.  his mother died at an early age, soon followed by his father by the age of 14.  shin moved to the big …

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Catchy Kpop

So this new kpop song has been stuck in my head for a week or so. Her name is JJ, and I gotta admit the song has some pretty catchy tunes to it and a little bit of jpop influence which is nice to hear in kpop music once in …

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In The Same Vein

While looking around videos for Perfume I found another band. I’m not a big fan of their look or of their dance, but just listening to the vocals is not bad. It’s got a nice sweet tone to it. David

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Kimura Kaela – You bet!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2el6OqHwRIY] You ever have a song that you just can’t stand? It’s popular and keeps getting played. Then for some reason, it grows on you? That’s this song. Kimura Kaela wasn’t always this oddball. Even though she’s been like this for a while, when she first started she looked like …

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work hard, play hard

sato amina.  her high-pitched voice and soul-piercing eyes can be picked out from anywhere.  reportedly a big fan of idol groups herself, she would get in line to watch akb48 perform in the theater often.  later she would audition and become a kenkyuusei, to be chosen as a full member …

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