Monday, June 26, 2017


Sunday marked an iconic -- to a degree -- return to #KPOP stanning for yours truly. It involved two boy bands, neither of which I knew much about, feeling like the (delightfully not fangirl-flailing) noona in the sea of hormonally-charged teenage girls, and pure serendipity.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 in Pop So Far: Rallying Cries, Earworms, and STEPS!

How exactly does one cover 5+ months of pop music releases in a single post? Your girl's gonna try. Here's your crash course in what I've been blaring since you last heard from me. Spoiler Alert: there is little to no #KPOP on here. I know.

2017 is a weird time, man.

#ComeForward: Mel's Still Here

Oh, hello there! What, you thought you'd perhaps heard the last of me? Not a chance...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

NOW #KPOPPING: SHINee's '1 of 1' is the stuff of Boy Band Legend

Because honestly, what is this blog without a KPOP update?

A lot has been happening in the Idol scene since we last chatted. CL is planning a US Tour to start this week. Boy band BTS has basically stolen EXO's thunder out from under them with a wildly successful (and sexy!) comeback. Big Bang is reportedly planning "one last" hurrah before heading into the army (I'll believe it when I see it). Golden-throated Jino of former SM-The Ballad infamy finally escaped the SM dungeon and debuted with boy band PentagonSuper Junior now only has one member left that hasn't left/finished army service. I.O.I. became arguably my newest "girl group" obsession, and hmmm...what else? Oh yeah, SHINee has returned to bless us with new music.

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