Welcome back, my friends, to the game that never ends I Spy: A Bunch of Shit That Doesn't Make Sense. As promised earlier this week, this round explores GLAM's "Party (XXO)." To accompany its lyrics about being from Mars and bisexuality, this song has a music video full of random crap.
Challenge yourself to find the following hidden and not-so-hidden gems in the video. We'll start off easy.
I finally gave GLAM a chance today, first listening to their latest song, "In Front of the Mirror." They kind of blew me away. In the often unoriginal kpop industry, I'm so used to rookie* groups being by the numbers and forgettable, with mind-numbingly repetitive songs. GLAM stood out to me immediately, though.
It's not as though GLAM, which stands for Girls Be Ambitious (I think G-BAm would have been a more appropriate acronym but whatever.), strays far from today's kpop girl group mold. They don't. They're another four-member (down from five at debut) group that sings pretty mainstream stuff. They're pretty. They have a couple rappers.
Several subtle, but important, differences make the group stand out, though.
The winter apparently took its toll on my Internet, transforming it into a big piece of mostly non-working shit. For that reason, I ask you to forgive the lateness of this Cheerz. And for that reason, this week's Cheerz reflects my mood, for like Dam Bi, my heart is also heavy on this Saturday night. Just sub in "working Internet" for whenever Dam Bi is talking about her lost love.
A photo representation of my life without reliable Internet
For all you lovers of bullshit, we're back with another roundup of the most groan-inducing kpop stories. This week, we have Little Eunjung Lost, more shocking celeb secrets, and another terrible excuse for the books.
Today, I made a terrible decision. I watched the Little Psy music video (Oh, you were unaware that was a thing? Well aren't you a lucky fuck.).
But seriously, that kid from "Gangnam Style" made a video. I feel ashamed to say I watched it out of sheer curiosity/hatred for myself. By the 1:15 mark, I desperately wanted to turn it off but told myself not to, so I could more accurately write this post. The sacrifices I make for you people ...
I feel like a bad person for even bringing attention to this. That's what they want to happen.
This probably is the worst thing I've seen in kpop.
This week, Hyorin revealed that she thinks she has one of the top five bodies in kpop, a statement with which I agree. I'd probably throw in Uee, Bora, Hyosung and either Hyoyeon or Yuri, whichever of the two's bodies is looking better that day.
In celebration of rockin' bodies, this week's pick is Secret's "Madonna," which features Hyosung at her hottest. Girl even makes grayish purple hair look good. Damn.
This week was a little slow on the ridiculous side. Maybe it was the deluge of comebacks, but for whatever reason, the kpop news cycle had less shit than usual.
But fear not friends, even less bullshit still means a flood of bullshit in the kpop world. This week brought us an unnecessary 15 minutes of fame extension, a ridiculous American pop tie-in, and more crazy JYJ fans. Always crazy JYJ fans.
I'm hoping to work Jaejoong Oppa into every week's Best of the Worst.
T-ara released their new Japanese single, "Bunny Style," last week. I don't mind the song in moderation, though I can't speak for how the group's Japanese was. But like several otherrecentreleases, the video was garbage.
The worst part was the matching "bunny" outfits that look like they came from the sexy Halloween section at some cheap costume shop. Just more fetish clothing making a mockery out of one of my fave groups.
There was a time when T-ara wore actual clothing that made me say "Day-yum, girl" or "But I want it!" Lately, though, things have veered toward the tacky.