So, I had two tickets to the Epik High. I got to the venue, Fillmore Theatre, at Irving Plaza? Place? at around 3:30 so I could make sure it was the right place. And there was already a line of people that stretched down and around the corner. I got in line and waited until my friend got there at around 5:30. By then, Epik High had gotten there and went in, I think, because people started screaming and everyone stood up. Of course, the doors opened late and it wasn’t until 8:00 did the concert start. (more…)
BoA: Eat You Up MV U.S. October 22, 2008
Has anyone seen the U.S. version of BoA’s Eat You Up single, yet? I mean, when I saw it, I was totally blown away.
Asia Vers. youtube credit: BoAfan17901
U.S. Vers youtube credit:hellokitty92495
sjm – smtown global auditions August 31, 2008
quick translation, credit chenzi @ hongdou.wordpress.com
hi everyone, i am sj’s chinese member. i am hangeng. I have good news for everyone. that is the 2008 SM global auditions. Taking place in america and canada. these auditions are to give all chinese, korean, or japanese with singing, acting, [something] abilities oppurtunities. the auditions are from sept 19 to oct 25. registrations, etc can be found at www.smtown.com to learn more. please, everyone participate. also, please support me, sj and sm. sm welcomes you [?]
hello everyone, i am sjm’s member zhoumi. sm’s biggest auditions are beginning this fall. we’ll be visiting america, canada, and 8 other countries to choose. the catagories are: singers, actors, models, dancers, and lyricist’s/composers. if you fall into any of these catagories, please participate in the auditions. we begin on sept 19 and end on oct 25. please search triple w dot smtown.com for more information. now, no matter if you’re chinese, korean, or japanese, you can participate in our auditions. lastly, i hope you all will participate, and support us- sjm -. this is zhoumi, thank you.
SJM Interview Stirs Up Semi-Scandal Part 2 May 14, 2008
I was reading this post on Soompi, and I just have to say…I expected it, unfortunately. The post provides this link to a blog entry regarding the mishap. According to that blog, since Zhou Mi ran his mouth, Leehom has been getting criticism from netizens. In response, Leehom fans searched for the video of that event from several years (provided in the blog entry) and revealed the truth. Leehom had an upcoming concert and wasn’t supposed to sing at events prior to it; thus, he invited Zhou Mi on stage to sing. Now Leehom fans hope that Zhou Mi will give an apology.
I hate fandom for this, especially because they believed a newbie and lost faith in one of the most well-established singers in Asia. Now all these netizens think Leehom’s some kind of cheater when we know he’s definitely not. You’d think that after having tons of Leehom’s high school/college songs online and a 14-year long career, everybody would know what his voice sounds like and that nobody’s behind the scenes providing his voice.
And you know, Leehom fans didn’t even want to make a big deal out of this because it really is just a newbie mistake – everybody makes mistakes, especially newbies. I’m tired of hearing about Super Junior’s insane fans doing something stupid. They haven’t done many smart things in comparison to their stupidity. And yes, I AM comparing their fans.
So let’s just leave the thing alone. We know the truth now. Just know that we can’t believe EVERYTHING someone says and maybe also a little thing or two about interviews.
PS: Don’t use this entry as “news.” If you must, refer to the links I provided in the beginning.
Have a nice, stupidity-free day.
The Rain And Colbert Dance Off May 6, 2008
Yes, I stayed up past my bedtime and caught it last night! If you missed it, check it out here: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=156555
I must say, I still love Rain’s butt. The man screams “sexy” all over. xD Yeah, I’m not really a fan, but I think he’s gotta be one of the hottest men alive next to Leehom Wang. Even his one line, “I don’t think so,” blew me away. I will definitely watch Speed Racer now.
If you take a look at this video and the comments below it, you’ll know what I’m talking about:
A basic summary is: Zhou Mi mentioned in the interview that when Leehom was having contract problems, he had to shorten his performance and so Zhou Mi sang for him. However, his wording made is sound as though he was singing backstage while Leehom lip-synched on stage to Zhou Mi’s voice. Of course, Zhou Mi fans were slightly shocked that Leehom would “take credit” for a voice that wasn’t his. Next to that, they were excited because their ZM is comparable to Leehom. In response, long-term Leehom fans got enraged because now Leehom looks like a cheater despite his fourteen years of hard work in the music industry.
To clarify things, it was a misunderstanding, period.
First of all, Zhou Mi sounds nothing like Leehom. He’s a good singer but he doesn’t sound like Leehom.
Second of all, what really happened was that Leehom had contract problems and had to cut his performance short so he invited Zhou Mi to sing. Nowhere did Zhou Mi mention lip-synching. In fact, some fan accounts say that both of them were standing on stage together. Others say Zhou Mi was on stage while Leehom was backstage. If what the scandal-starters assumed was true, it wouldn’t make sense. Leehom would still have the contract problem, and if it were his face lip-synching on stage, that would probably still violate his contract.
And most importantly, Leehom fans like me know that he would never do that. It’s not like I know him personally but all the news articles about him and his activities show me that he has a lot of professional integrity. My favorite story was when he rejected a spot in Madame Tussaud’s wax museum because he felt he wasn’t accomplished enough. He’s diligent and he doesn’t stand on people to get ahead in life, even if it’s just for a moment. Besides, the only times I’ve ever heard of him lip-synching was when he had to do dancing on stage. He rarely dances, he’s no SE7EN, so of course it’ll be hard for him to sing and dance simultaneously. But it’s always his voice, no one else’s. Other than those circumstances, he doesn’t lip-synch.
I suppose that this is either due to someone’s carelessness in translating Zhou Mi’s words, or Zhou Mi didn’t word his answer correctly. This little mix up put Leehom fans and Zhou Mi fans against each other for a few hours, but I’m sure Leehom can forgive and forget, so let’s do that.
Video Credit: symbelmyn @ YouTube
Rain and Colbert to dance off on Monday May 5, 2008
Just which Monday? That’s either tonight or some other monday. But we’ve all been waiting for this day so be sure to catch it!
For those who don’t know about this “feud,” here’s what been going on. American satirist, comedian, and writer Stephen Colbert and S.Korean pop singer Rain have been “butting heads” ever since Rain came in first right ahead of Colbert in Time 100: The World’s Most Influential People of poll. Of course, it’s all on Colbert’s comedy show The Colbert Report and it’s basically been free promo for Rain in America. This year, Rain did not make first place but still came ahead of Colbert. So to finally put an end to their rivalry, they will have a dance off on The Colbert Report. Be sure to catch it on Comedy Central at 11:30P/10:30C this Monday or any Monday. Maybe even Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Just don’t miss this!
Check out this link for details: http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=3652
And this video for laughs:
Oh and this is our 100th post! Woot woot! Yay Hong Dou!
Video credit: hyuncita @ YouTube