Wednesday, January 16, 2013

KOREAN MUSIC: Hi and GD on Golden Disk Red Carpet

At last! My busy days are almost over which I think will make me blog more often!  I'm really sorry for the unintentional laziness in publishing your comments, too.

Today, Lee Hi made her appearance on the red carpet at the 27th Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia, together with none other than G-Dragon (of Big bang).  she looked quite nervous posing for photo shoots, maybe because she was around GD?  But I think she looks healthier now and really pretty in those pictures.

Hi performs "1,2,3,4" at 27th Golden Disk Awards

Hi also sang "Mama Do" but embedding of the video is prohibited by the uploader. So please click here to watch her perform. (FYI, in between her performances Hi said, "This is my first visit to Malaysia and I really thanks you for shouting and cheering for me. My next song is 'Mama Do' and please clap and cheer again for me.  Thanks.")

Hi with GD at Golden Disk Red Carpet

Hi receives Seoul Rookie of the Year Award.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

KOREAN MUSIC: PSY Performs During Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Noh Hongcheol, PSY, and Yoo Jaeseok (from left to right)
in rehearsal at Times Square Stage

PSY celebrated his 35th birthday by performing "Gangnam Style" during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest at Times Square with the rapper MC Hammer and his old friends who had flown over from South Korea; they were none other than Yoo Jaeseok (in yellow suit), Noh Hongcheol (Hongchul) (in green shirt), and Haha (in blue suit). Four of them are the Infinity Challenge (or Infinite Challenge) buddies and both Yoo and Noh (Elevator Guy) were featured in PSY's Gangnam Style music video. (Click to learn more about Yoo and Noh ended up joining in the making of history.)

In an interview with MTV, PSY said, “Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of Gangnam Style.”

Yeah, maybe it's time to move on.  Adieu 2012!  Adieu Gangnam Style!  PSY, the world is still hungry for your music though. So, keep the ball rolling!

And lastly, let's watch Google's "Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review" featuring South Korea's PSY (@0:21), Ban Kimoon (@2:04), and Noh Hongcheol (@2:31).