Oh, James Bay… or who my friends know as “Bay bae”
A brilliant debut album “Chaos and The Calm.”
I still kick myself for not being in Vancouver, when he came to Vancouver.
First time, with Hozier in October 2014 at the Commodore Ballroom.
Second time, in April 2016, headlining at the Orpheum Theatre.
I love how the whole story unfolds throughout the lyrics
Let the ashes fall, forget about me
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Your lion’s heart will protect you under stormy skies…
These 3 songs are only a sneak peak to “Chaos and The Calm.”
From the first track “Craving’ to the last track “Incomplete,” the album paints hope and heartbreak.
Check out his whole album if you have time, you can thank me later. Definitely won’t disappoint.
Thought I’d make a post about SHINee, since they are coming to Vancouver!
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and see them live on March 21, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre!
SHINee’s sharp, precise dance moves and difficult choreography are acknowledged by fellow kpop artists. FYI: It’s actually rare for Kpop groups to be 100% synchronized, but there are groups that have proved otherwise.
Released in 2008,
It’s first song I ever heard from SHINee, not really knowing who or what they were.
“Replay” or Korean title “누난 너무 예뻐” (translated to “Noona is very pretty” or “Noona, you’re so pretty”)
누난 = Noona, meaning “older sister” – a title for males to address females who are older in age
The music video stars, label mate girl-group, F(X)‘s leader, Victoria
Released in 2009, “Ring Ding Dong”
Did not know what to think when I first heard + saw this… it’s something like, “omg, you guys have to be kidding me.. kpop is scaring me”
Releases in 2010
“Hello“ is probably the first music video I watched when I decided to explore Kpop.
I couldn’t help but notice that these guys smiled A LOT– boarder line creeped me out… Especially, Onew (at 0:42).
Here are two acoustic takes of the song, when SHINee were guests on the the talk show “Beatles Code”
Host: Jun Hyun Moo – almost like a parody acoustic version?
In the 2nd acoustic take, SHINee’s main vocalist, Jong Hyun, wows the hosts.
Released in 2012, “Sherlock (Clue + Note)” starring Girls’ Generation (SNSD)‘s ex-member Jessica Jung.
One of SHINee’s most difficult choreographed dances.
Watch them perform 2x the speed. Even the members were surprised. Turn on CC for subtitles!
Released in 2013, SHINee once again amazes the audience with their difficult choreography in “Everybody.”
Released in 2015, “View“– a song of the deep house genre– is choreographed by American dancer, Ian Eastwood.
I remember several artists releasing singles of the “house” genre around this time, American and Korean.
Released in 2016, “Tell Me What To Do” of off their fifth studio album.
2 weeks into blogging I encounter the WordPress WHITE SCREEN OF DEATHafter trying to edit the function codes of my restricting theme. I was unable to open my blog through the admin portal and had a heart attacking realizing I may have just lost all my content.
That’s when I kicked my self for not using the back up option on the hosting portal site.
HOWEVER: I did end up overriding new content with an old back up recently as well. So basically my back up, backfired. I guess I just need to triple check before I press any buttons moving forward.
Nothing couldn’t be discussed in tutorial, and I remembered the TA mentioning not to email him unless
Synopsis IMDb: Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.
The show was inappropriate for my age when it was first released. I began to watch it after the first 3 seasons were aired. The story explores
the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite
And because of the overlapping lies and plot twists, it was hard to follow the storyline. I am unable to recall each season properly and it doesn’t help that the characters often travel within the show as well.
Although the television show is based off of a book series, the writers used the base storyline and evolved the plot.
Thankfully that’s how the ship (urban dictionary) for Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf began.
Other than the romantic relationships in the show, the strong bond between the group of friends is also admirable. Even though throughout the run of the series there are multiple betrayals, when an outsider tries to harm any one of them, they display a united front despite internal conflict.