And we’re back! At least DJ PeterLo is back which means that the team can continue recording episodes again. For this return episode we take a critical look at Red Velvet’s royale, play the usual quiz party games, and review I-Ren’s Butt.
As a couple of newbies who are still figuring out podcasting we unfortunately ran into a recording issue which caused part of our tirade on I-Ren’s Butt to cut out and the beginning to our weekly K-popularity to drop. We’ll look to other recording methods in the future, but caveat: part of the live recording for this issue was dropped. Aside from the technical issue – we always welcome your feedback on what’s working and what isn’t. Just give us a tweet at #KArea or leave a comment below.
Red Velvet’s Russian Roulette slayed us this week. We largely remark how J-pop it sounds. While @Soupermatic and @DJPeterLo critique that the concept isn’t clear in meaning, Nurse Joyce remarks that not all kpop songs need a easily defined answer to a theme. Perhaps it is Red Velvet’s theme to be a potpourri. In any case we liked it.
Final Daebak or Not Scores:
Red Velvet’s “Russian Roulette:”
We argue that the implied murder from Russian Roulette could be compared with LABOUM’s “Shooting Love” which as a similarly cute carnage. For this week’s poll, we ask: which song had more aegyo violence?
— DJ Peter Lo (@DJPeterLo) September 17, 2016