Artist: Girls’ Generation
Album: Hoot EP (2010)
Genre: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Electro-Pop
Clips from MBC My Princess’ first episodes and a performance video of Girls’ Generation in SBS Inkigayo with Hoot. This is my first creating a video using Sony Vegas Pro 10. First, I made the My Princess clip in Windows Movie Maker 6.0 together with the Hoot mp3. And then I re-timed and finalized the video (including the video movement of the 2nd video) in Vegas Pro 10. I hope you guys enjoyed, and please leave a comment or hit the “Like” button if you’re satisfied with it. I will provide a download link of the source file in HD 720P soon.
|> Vanessa Carlton – Ordinary Day
I saw this in facebook, in which a certain SNSD fan page posted about Chito Miranda, the vocalist of the Philippines’ national band Parokya ni Edgar, tweeting about SNSD and his like about the 9 girls via his twitter account:
In his tweet, he mentions how he loves SNSD very much, saying that they are so cute and adorable and are good in dancing, along with 2NE1, and other K-Pop groups, and OPM pioneers such as Gary Valenciano and Sarah Gernimo. He also mentioned about his dislike about filipino pop groups whose style and sound is directly reminiscent to K-Pop, these so-called P-Pop groups who received both love and hate during their debut.
With Idol Chito’s admiration to SNSD expressed via twitter, I asked him who in SNSD is his bias. I don’t know if he’ll reply back soon, we’ll just wait and see.
Filipino netizens are doing a good job digging some more celebrities and famous personalities in the country whose into SNSD and fellow k-pop groups.
|> Slapshock – Numb
Last year, if you can still remember, I blogged about one surprising moment among netizens. That is, the sudden shutting down of the website Jenpoo.com. The website is popular for catering high-quality downloadable mp3 files of most Korean Pop music. It became popular for having almost all of K-Pop artists’ album catalogue, all organized together with the information available. Although considered piracy, users who are into Korean Pop can easily share the music files, their opinions to the music and easily request songs that aren’t present in the catalogue.
A few moments ago, while listening to Lamb of God’s 4th release, I checked out Jenpoo.com’s fanpage via Facebook. I heard it’s back and therefore, I tried checked it out myself. It is indeed true. Although I am not really sure what is the real reason behind Janpoo suddenly closing down, my expectations I posted before, “Rest in Peace Jenpoo. I know you guys who are working on that site will be back with a new name, new layout and better environment.” is indeed true. I feel great that it’s back. My purpose is to download songs from my favorite K-Pop acts and if I get satisfied, I’ll buy the album If I have the money. I am sure most netizens share the same reason as mine. Cheers!
|> Lamb of God – Pathetic
Are you disappointed with Bandmaster? Looking for another simple music/rhythm video game for you computer? Now try Rhythm Zone. I have tried playing this game for a while and believe me, you’ll get addicted to it in your first tries. It wasn’t that great but atleast it has a decent Online capabilities. It does have a great interface and graphics effects but for for this game, forget the crappy online community/tambayan that you’ve seen in Band Master. Honestly, that feature doesn’t have sense in anyway, you just can see your character to show of with the other players, apart from it, non anymore.
The biggest thing of Rhythm Zone is the ability to load your own songs, yes, your own songs, your own mp3 collection. You can also have a song library categorized by artists, albums or genres. That’s it but there’s more. The songs you load can actually be detected automatically by the online radio Last.FM. However, not all songs can be discovered, but atleast, almost all songs, so thanks for that feature. Upon playing the game, I did tried K-Pop songs, SNSD Yoona’s latest single “Innisfree Day” in particular. It was cool. I love how the visualization works. I can see some similarities of the game engine of Rhythm Zone and another music/rhythm game I’ve been playing last few months called “AudioSurf”. Still, there is some large differences between the two. Controls are just one thing. You just have to watch out for 4 color-coded speaker-looking thing-y that is similar to RockBand’s 4-piece-drum-notes. Beats are what the game is about, similar to the ever-popular iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge, so follow the beat, hit the notes and you’re all set.
The Online capability of the game is to upload your score for a certain song and compare it to the other players worldwide through the leaderboards. One more thing is that, it does not take a lot of your harddrive space and is playable with almost all computers that can play videos. Other than that, this game is simple. If you’re curious on how the game looks like, check out this videos and screenshots I uploaded so far.
BoA – Hurricane Venus
4MINUTE – I My Me Mine
f(x) – NU ABO
Girls’ Generation – Oh!
T-ARA – I Go Crazy Because of You
Yoona – Innisfree Day (Eco Song)
T-ARA – Bo Peep Bo Peep
All videos credits to my YouTube channel: joaquinangelito
…out of 10s:
Gameplay: 8 (The game is fun at first, but just like BandMaster, Tap Tap Revenge, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, AudioSurf, you’ll get bored after a month or two. Atleast in this game, you have lots of songs to play to!)
Sound: 9.5 (The game’s sound effects is somewhat almost perfect, however, I found a bug just before you start any song…)
Graphics: 10 (I’m giving it a perfect score because it has a very appealing textures and background animations that weren’t present in some games and in my opinion, can be very attractive to girls. Also, it does not require a lot of your videocard’s resources, even your old notebook’s Intel GMA 950 can run this game flawlessly)
~End of Story~
|> Foo Fighter – Learn to Fly
Artist: Girls’ Generation / 소녀시대 / So Nyuh Shi Dae
Album Title: The 1st Mini Album – Gee
Release Type: 1st Mini Album
Release Date: January 7, 2009
Record Label: SM Ent, Avex Trax, Seoul Records, Universal Records (Philippines)
Promotional Singles: Gee, 힘내! (Way to Go)
Genre(s): K-Pop, Teen-Pop, Dance-Pop, Ballad, Bubblegum Pop, Pop Rock
2. Way To Go! / 힘내! / Him Nae!
3. Dear. Mom
5. Let’s Talk About LOVE / 힘들어하는 연인들을 위해
I recommend everyone to buy the album. Though my korean copy does not have a poster included, the quality of every image is really that good, really promising. so, if you’re a real fan, a real SONE, the least that you could do to support the girls is through buying their album and participate in online communities specially, SoShified, where the girls log-in in certain occasions. If You Love Them, Buy The Album.
My Rating: 10/10
My Comment: the track list may sound awkward, and “Destiny” might be different but all-in-all, Gee is a good new start for Girls’ Generation comeback, sold over 150,000+ in South Korea, there’s no doubt that this EP will make you a SONE also, now or even the last beat of your heart.
My Last Words: Gee is the real BOMB! It dominated the charts and sales for the first half of 2009, and settled a new standard for the K-Pop Girl Group trend. I hope everyone enjoyed listening to the album. Please support Girls’ Generation, Buy The Album.
|> Girls’ Generation – Gee
CD Information :
Single Name: Chocolate Love
Release Date: 08.10.2009
Release Type: Digital Single
Language : Korean
Genre : K-Pop; Electro Pop
Track Information :
01. Chocolate Love (Electronic Pop Ver.)
This is the Electronic Pop version of Chocolate Love, sang by SM Entertainment’s new rookie 5-piece girl group f(x), also for the LG CYON New Chocolate phone. As it is the Electro Pop version, expect a lot of keyboard beats and synthesizer elements in the track. Although most of the lyrics are similar to Girls’ Generation’s Retro Pop version, one big difference is the Rap part, taken over by the group’s rapper Amber.
|> Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
It’s true… I now have my copy of Girls’ Generation’s Genie, and it is definitely my very first K-Pop CD. For the price of P350.00, you get the CD, plus a mini poster. Thanks to Universal Records and GGPH. I’m also wanting to buy SHINee’s Romeo, but I told myself, “Maybe Next Time”. I thought I won’t be able to grab a copy, since everyone is so busy and it’s a hustle to go out outside (because of the super typhoon, ondoy). October 2, 2009, I told ate jho, if we can both go to Gateway, just to buy 2 copies. That’s it, with some little obstacle on the way, finally I did it!!!
|> The Clash – London Calling