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Korean Dance and Drumming at the Gugak Center


More Korean Folklore

The Busan National Gugak Center opened in 2008 with the mission of bringing Korea’s culture to the masses. We went to an incredible Tuesday night performance, which introduced us to some of the peninsula’s traditional music, dance and drumming.


Fantastic Baby? Or Fantastic Chicken?

The students have been singing a funny song in class. Another infiltration of Korean popular culture in the classroom. So I started to wonder what the source was, as I am kind of out of touch with Kpop these days. Turns out they were singing a parodied song to "Fantastic Baby" by BigBang in the tune of "Fantastic Chicken."

After having watched both videos I find the "Fantastic Chicken" a lot more amusing. Of course it's hard to get over the new looks of the BigBang members, and their cuteness. Here are the videos so you can see for yourself...

Fantastic Baby - BigBang



Fantastic Chicken - SLRHYMO

The Sterotypical Seoul Day

...or maybe not.  Maybe it's the kind of day that people like me, who only visit Seoul, want to have or do have because just being there is a special occasion.  Or maybe it's just the kind of day I wish was the norm.


 Either way, this past Sunday, I had one of those great, easy, sunny, fun visits to a big city that isn't mine.

My friend Sam and I had only a few days earlier, had decided to sacrifice some money, and also some sleep, to go to see Morrissey play on Sunday, in Seoul. 

For those of you wondering "Who is Morrissey?"-


{51+}

With sunny temperatures and snacks packed, we headed to Seoul for the 51 + music festival.  Last year was entertaining, and this year the location was on the edge of a park at a liberal arts college. Maundrie Fox played, along with Yamagata Tweakster {acoustic set}, Trampauline, and some new bands to my ears. Taking over what appeared to be the theater arts building, different bands played on each floor, including the roof top! A small flea market was held outside along with kimbap, beer, and lemonade for sale. Most of the people who attended were Korean college students. The festival covered all genres of music, and the day was definitely a success by any listeners’ standard.


Megook Movement presents Paid Dues @ Vinyl Underground

Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 21:00

On May 19th the Megook Movement will be presenting Paid Dues at the Vinyl Underground in KSU. The show will be gathering a total of 8 expat hiphop acts from Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju and Seoul all together for one truly special night of hiphop music and culture in Busan.

There will be a party bus headed from Gwangju. Book you tickets ASAP. See link for details.
http://tinyurl.com/6w8xsfd

5,000 won cover

Line Up

JoshRoy
Megook Movement
Sammy Clay
DJ Chad
DA Green
ghettoGEEKS
Flowz Lyrical
PMP Machine


Artist Info

Megook Movement (Gwangju)


rah rah korea – lady gaga does seoul

 

“I don’t want to sound presumptuous, but I’ve made it my goal to revolutionize pop music.” – Lady Gaga


[VIDEO] Tupac Back from the Dead for one Show with Dre and Snoop Dogg

Elvis has reentered the building ladies and gentleman.

From the LA Times:

Last weekend as the first of two identical weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival drew to a close, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg unveiled a shocking surprise when the pair reincarnated slain West Coast superstar Tupac Shakur onstage in a hologram-like image that rapped and danced along with the two very alive heavyweights.

Wild whacky stuff this. Whose next? Hendrix? Jim Morrison? Mr. Rogers?

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[VIDEO] A Very Cool Clip from Korea’s Look 2 Listen

I was there back in the day, during the origins of Hip Hop, battling it out with my rivals on the corners and on my home turf at the Meridian Quad in San Jose, California.  I was fortunate during my short-lived time as a rapper that I actually opened in front of 5,000 people for Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Whodini and the Fat Boys in Stockton on December 4, 1984 during the nationwide tour of the Fresh Fest.

I have been meaning to write the story down of my one year as Bee~Mac, the Rapper Supreme. It was wild. I will get to it, I promise.

Yeah, I was dope… though we called it “fresh” back then. And I had the novelty of being one of the few White boys doing it way back when.


The 2012 Acoustic Showdown at Busan Wolfhound

 

From April 6~20, the Busan Wolfhound sponsored

The 2012 Acoustic Showdown 

A Fundraiser as part of
 V Season Busan 2012

Below are videos of the finalists.

 


1st Prize: Lauren Leach


Free Dazzle Acoustic Night

Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 22:00

Come down to PNU

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Join us at

Dazzle

on

Saturday 4/28

For an acoustic set

from 4 Busan locals:

Stoned

Sidecar

SKA Wakers

CCC Band

Get drinks
to get ready for the show

Set starts at 10 pm

3.000 won = draft beer
4,000 won = vodka drinks
4,000 won = gin & tonics


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