That EDC is back, bitches? Oh, man, this made my week. I found out his blog has been re-instated and he’s been posting since November. I’m so happy. I’ve always loved and supported Edison, even when other condemned him, or I’ve had people look down on me for being a fan, I never cared. He’s funny and charismatic, not to mention highly talented in creating great clothing and fun toys. One day, I’ll be able to afford something of his. For now, I’ll be satisfied checking his blog each day and being quietly entertained. Hopefully, there is a cd in the works. Did you know he was in The Dark Knight? That was the biggest surprise to me, since it wasn’t reported or put out there at all. I was watching it and did a double take thinking “Was that EDC?” Rewind. Pause. Yes, yes it was! That was pretty much all I saw or heard about him in the last three years which really made me sad. Things that happened weren’t his fault and it wasn’t something he asked for, but he had the guts to face people and take the blame. But, I just think having to leave for so long was too tough of a punishment. I just hope he took the time “off” to regroup and that he comes back stronger than ever. From the looks of the product coming out of CLOT these days, he might just be starting to do that. Stay tuned, and I’ll keep you updated! Or you can check him out for yourself: Here!
So, I know I haven’t posted anything in awhile. I’ve been busy, and to be perfectly honest, it’s a pain in the butt to get things together and post without an internet connection at home. But, I find myself needing to share a little with anyone who’s willing to listen.
Ok, so little while back, I stumbled across this random podcast. It’s from three girls in Miami doing their thing and just loving (or hating) Asian pop culture. Sweet. Not only are they well informed (do they really get to live with all the current news they keep up with, or do they have the internet streaming in front of their eyes all the time?), they have great personalities and are open minded. I’ve only been able to catch a few episodes, but I plan on starting from the beginning. I kind of feel like they’re my friends even though we haven’t met (yet.) The basics of the show are pretty simple, the three of them get together and talk K-Pop and J-Pop news (a few bits from China are thrown in and this last week there was a little Bollywood love thrown in there ((Yay)), teach you a few phrases in Korean and jam down to some music. If you’re looking for a way to stay connected to the Asian pop scene and don’t have the time to always be searching for news, this might be the way for you. The shows are a little on the long side, about 3-4 hours or so, but it’s great fun. I listen while I’m at work, and since I can have my iPod on all day they help the days go by a lot faster. Check them out!
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It was a big deal last year when G-Dragon released his solo album. And then, while enjoying his success he was accused of plagiarism saying that his song Heartbreaker was a rip-off of Flo-Ridas’ Right Round. Well, on G-Dragons’ new live album release there is a new re-mix of Heartbreaker featuring; guess who? Flo-Rida. Take that folks! Sometimes I think that people get a little too quick to accuse others of copying and plagiarism. The mind is a sponge and it keeps things that it likes and if an artist happens to use a similar beat or if it even remotely sounds the same they are up in arms. I think that the songs very barely resemble one another and to have Flo-Rida collaborate with GD is proof that they respect one another. Score one for the Koreans! 🙂
P.S. – on March 16th G-Dragon paid a fine and was cleared of all charges of plagiarism. 😉
I am contemplating creating a Asian Arts Club in the Minneapolis area – I wonder if there is anyone who would be interested in joining. I would like to meet once or twice a month, to enjoy various movies/television shows and music or just about anything to do with South Asian culture (As discussed here on Daydreaming Lotus. ie: Korea, Japan, China, India) I’d be open to other cultures too. I think it would be interesting. I wonder if I can drum up some interest?