18 October 2013 Leave a comment
where thunder sounds like parkururukwangkwang
18 October 2013 Leave a comment
4 October 2013 1 Comment
o///o…. ahem. *cough* >////<
27 September 2013 1 Comment
OMGAH, I feel like it’s been forever since Doongie did solo shoots T-T I missed it.
21 September 2013 1 Comment
18 September 2013 1 Comment
The original sexy-dol’s quintessence. Global-dol MBLAQ, captivates the global fans! From dark, smokey faces to sweet smiles, MBLAQ the possessors of thousands faces have met COK during their busy world tour schedule.
G.O: “It’s been a year and six month since our last performance. We could say that the music this time, is a bit different than the ones before. If our music in the past were powerful and majestic, the song called “Smoky Girl” in this mini album is rather effective?”
Joon: “‘Smoky Girl’ can perhaps be translated as ‘restrained sexiness’. Should we say, we tried expressing the hidden, potential sexiness in a person bit by bit? Haha… if you look at our outfits, they are see-through. We were thankful to our fans for calling us ‘critical sexiness’. We were glad they took in our intentions.”
Mir: “We wanted to show not only a transforming/developing MBLAQ, but also a dynamic MBLAQ as well. We were able to create a perfect album, thanks to collaborating with the hottest producers these days, Primary and Amoeba Culture’s Zion T. Personally, we are very satisfied with this album. At first we were actually worried if the fans will like the music or not, but since it’s loved by many, we are more than glad.”
Mir: “I am the typical ‘library type’ of person. I have to write down the lyrics right away after listening to a song. That produces better lyrics.”
Thunder: “I am inspired by listening to masterpieces. If my production does not flow smoothly, I take the day off. I wait until that inspiration comes back and then go to work again.”
Seungho: “For albums ‘Sexy Beat’, ‘Love Beat’ and others as well, we are all engaged in composing the songs and lyrics. Although it is a stressful job, we enjoy doing it. And of course, we have so much more to learn. We have to put inmore effor to produce better songs.”
G.O: “I tend to produce music better when I am sentimental. Then I can concentrate better. I want to try producing a R&B song with the theme ‘things good to have in mind when you are in love’.”
Thunder has confessed that he wants to try many(?) things that he has never done in the past. He has promised us that he will reveal his challenge in the next interview with COK.
MBLAQ: “We have performed on a stage that would never be forgotten. We have truly felt the meaning of ‘passion’. Although we have performed in front of tens and thousands of people in the past, this concert gave is the true meaning of ‘heat’.
As soon as we appared on stage and the musics went on, we could not hear our own MR. That was because the shouts from the crowd was absolutely powerful. After the concert, we suffered from sore throats for over a month. We believe we were also excited and also shouted unintentionally. It just ives us the goosebumps thinking about it again.”
Not only South America but Germany, Bulgaria, Poland and etc., many Europeans fans have created a community page in Youtube and Facebook. They have expressed their concerns for MBLAQ’s ’2013 MBLAQ Global Tour’. The first stage in this global tour will be Mexico which has been schedule in an answer to Mexican fans’ most ambitious support.
1. Although there were emergency situations with fans fainting and such, the quick treatment avoided people getting serious hurt…
2. There were many couples within the crowd, singing along with the songs MBLAQ was emotionally moved the scenery.
3. The most popular member in Mexico is, the youngest Mir! Mir is the true “South American style” that everyone acknowledge.
MBLAQ: “We performed over three major cities starting from Nagoya, Tokyo and osaka. Since our last concert ‘BLAQ’, this was our second exclusive concert in Japan. We, as performers, were excited as well after the concert was over, we were excited again to hear the people complimenting about our performance. However, we are regretful for not being able to meet much more forans. We were also very sorry to heart that some could not attend the concert because the tickets were out. We are planning to prepare a bigger concert so that many more fans can come.”
The rumors about the joy and excitement at the first concert has sparked across the country that not even MBLAQ fans urged for an additional stage. In addition _____ Nippon(?) Network Corporation had all focused their attention on MBLAQ‘s Global Tour, that on the day of the performance the rivalry between the press was a war zone.
From KARA, 2NE1, Crayon Pop, for the first time! MBLAQ has performed a girl group dance. The fans did not save a single applause for their transformation. Especially, Thunder who did an outstanding job in synchronizing his sister, Sandara Park.
On the last day in Tokyo, the fans pleaded continuously for an encore stage that MBLAQ carried out two encore stages. In MBLAQ‘s history, this was the first time for a double encore.
MBLAQ: “We are happy that our global tour, once imagination, has actually come to reality. Asia, Europe and South America of course, we are planning a fair schedule. We want to visit as many countries as we can to meet with out fans all over the world. But of course, we have to meet with our South Korea fans as well~ Although the exact dates are not confirmed yet, we will be announcing some good news shortly.”
The members all expressed that meeting the people living on the opposite side of the world is like a dream. The five men during the interview could not hide their happy faces.
MBLAQ has statged that they are willing to go anywhere to perform for their fans. Along with 2013 Global Tour, the members also promised to particpate enthusiastically in other fields as signers, actors, MC’s and musicians as well.
MBLAQ: “We always thought about challenging ourselves in things that we have never came into contact with. But for the meantime we want to focus on what is waiting for us on the opposite side. We will do our best to become more mature singers, actors, music producers, and anything that we can have put effort in the past. We want to create a much more valuable title for ourselves.”
MBLAQ: “First, we will continue with our global tour. We are not quite clear about our future plans, but we will do our best to stand in front of you again as soon as we can. Please support us~”
MBLAQ the chic-dol with a four-year experience. Our time with these honest and easy-going men were a pleasant one.
MBLAQ: The spreaders of the happy virus! We are already curous to know what they will be presenting to us next in the near future! We will support MBLAQ, the victors who will soon be born as a global-dol.
“MBLAQ is like a second family for us. We have been together through the whole time supporting for each other. Just like the word “family”, feels like you have someone behind your back. Whether as five or individuals, we will support each other until the end.”
“COK readers, this was MBLAQ. Please look forward to our developments! We will promise to retrun to you as much more pleasant musicians! The weather has turned a bit chilly so take care of your health. Be happy always~ Thank you!”
Transcribed by: kamepichan @ OhThunder
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25 August 2013 Leave a comment
Ah! Thunder holding a snake! This was from their ‘Sexy Beat’ album jacket photoshoot and remember how Thunder’s photocards were the only one that didn’t have a snake cos he said he was scared of them? Hahaha! It turns out he did hold them but he couldn’t maybe just take a shot w/ a snake on his shoulder!~~~ And his pink hair ~~~
2 August 2013 Leave a comment
22 July 2013 1 Comment
Oh his pink hair! Gah, it’s only been days since he’s dyed it back to black but gah, I miss his pink hair already! He looks gorgeous whatever color but his pink hair was just amazing on him! And he looks so handsome here *dies* ♥
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20 July 2013 Leave a comment
Aww, remember their guesting in Arirang’s ‘After School’ webisode? awww, our MBLAQ~~ ♥
More under the cut!
7 July 2013 Leave a comment
Editor | Jeon Hee-jin
Photographer | Shin Ki-Hwan (By Studio Mani)
A year and half ago, MBLAQ was struggling with a friend who was between love and friendship (Song “This is War). Now they have come back and released a new album. They have been upgraded (improved their sound) by adding maturity to their tough yet soft demeanor in an effort to stimulate women’s basic instinct.
Who could resist five sexy guys with sweet voices and dance moves that comfort a vulnerable smoky girl? Let’s meet these guys who have been hardened with sexy beats.
Interview: “How do you feel about your new style, a stlye that has more charming dances moves and a restrained sex appeal with your album Sexy Beat?”
Seungho: “Every album we make begins by us discussing thousands of ideas about was we should do and what we want from the composers, lyricists and our colleages. We are particularly satisfied with this album; it is full of new ideas and has become a turning point for MBLAQ. Our next concern, is of course, what we should do next.”
Interviewer: “The rhythyms, melodies and feelings in this album are certainly different from earlier MBLAQ music. What was the reason you decided to try a new genre, the neo-soul genre?”
G.O: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that this album started with the title song, ‘Smoky Girl.’ In this song, split beats are combined into one melody, it was created with members of the Ameoba famile, like Primary, Zio.T and Simon D. they helped me with this album since I helped with Primary’s regular album last year. Once ‘Smoky Girl’ was chosen as the title song, the other songs followed with lightning speed.”
Interviewer: “What is the theme behind the ‘Smoky Girl’ Dance?”
Lee Joon: “Of course, it is a restrained sexy style. The feeling is smoother rather than something that is sharp and violent and we dance along to the soft and simple melody. MC Park Gyung-rim called our dances the ‘Golf Dance,’ meaning a ‘professional golban (pelvis) dance.’ The choreography focuses on pelvic moves just like the nickname indicates.”
Interviewer: “Your see-through outfits are very shocking. See-through outfits on men are sexier than I expected. How did you feel when you first put it on, were you embarrassed?”
Mir: “We were shocked when we first saw it–there were no backs to the shirts. We didn’t want to show anybody our shirts without a jacket. It is not ‘restrained’ at all, even though it is supposed to be! (Laughs) Moreover, it looks comfortable and simple to put on, but it is actually very uncomfortable to wear. But, since the clothes complete the stage image, we were not embarrassed. NEVER!”
Interviewer: “There is a moment when Lee Joon smiles after having stone-faced throughout the song. Are you showing us your hidden charm to make fans see you differently? Or are you cracking? You really popped in that moment!”
Lee Joon: “Thank you for the compliment. I believe a song is effectively delivered to the audience if only you pay attention to not only the song the singing and the dancing, but also the visuals, performances and expressions. Therefore, I tried to act according to the lyrics in the song while on stage. Yes, you could say it was a set-up, and I would say it was a success if someone saw me differently when I smiled (Laughs)”
Interviewer: “Mir, you left the MBC entertainment show The Real Man for MBLAQ’s comeback, do you have any solo career?”
Mir: “It has been a long time since I came with a new album. I want to focus on the music and group activity. I was loved my many fans and had various other opportunities, but first and foremost, I am a member of of MBLAQ.”
Interviewer: “Let’s assume you met a smoky girl like the one in your lyrics, were her eyes bruised?”
Thunder: “The ‘Smoky Girl’ in the lyrics was named thus not only because of her smoky make-up, but it is also because her eye make-up was half removed by her tears. So in the lyrics we referred to it as ‘bruised eyes’. If we met a girl like the one in the lyrics, we know that she has been crying and is wounded by love. I have been told that to sit beside her and just listen to her story is the best thing I can do. (Laugh)”
Interviewer: “If you feel in love with a smoky girl, what would be her greatest charm? Physical characteristics, like a dimple or pretty fingers?”
Seungho: “I like a woman who makes me feel comfortable when we are together. It would also be nice if she was pretty.”
GO: “I prefer a woman who loves me. If I feel her consideration towards me and my friends, I think it would be her greatest charm.”
Thunder: “I don’t know yet, but I think everybody has their own charm. Someone may have a pretty face, someone else may be cute. I don’t want to stick to just one thing. (Laughs)”
Mir: “A pretty smile and an optimistic and attentive attitude.”
Interviewer: “When do you look the sexiest?”
Seungho: “After I have fixed a broken machine perfectly.”
G.O: “When I sing.”
Lee Joon: “When I sing and dance on stage.”
Thunder: “When I wore the clothes for ‘Smoky Girl’ (Laughs) Hmm… I don’t know.”
Mir: “When I come home after a busy day.”
Interviewer: “What is the best part of your body?”
Seungho: “The dark circles! Haha, just joking. My lips, I don’t know why, but I like my lips. (Laughs)
G.O: “My nose. Doesn’t it look manly?”
Lee Joon: “My back? Waist? Legs? All the body parts that I dance with. (Laughs)”
Thunder: “Long legs? I am the tallest member of MBLAQ (Laughs)”
Mir: “My eyes. Can’t you identify me by just my eyes?”
Five questions related to the name MBLAQ.
Interviewer: “M” for ‘Man’ and ‘B’ for ‘Boy’, but what is the difference and the boundary between men and boys?”
Seungho: “A man is manly whereas a boy is a child.”
Interviewer: “The L, Life. Life is ___”
Lee Joon: “Life is a series of realizations.”
Interviewer: “A, Amazing. What makes you go crazy? What are you crazy about?”
G.O: “The music makes me crazy. I am crazy about the music.”
Interviewer: “Q, Quote. What is your favourite quote or motto and why? Qnack, when do you feel like a swindler?”
Mir: “‘Do what you want to do’. I don’t pay attention to things I dislike. G.O even told me once that I deny the existence of things I dislike to do.”
Thunder: “I call my friends to have a drink when they are busy, but the fact is, I don’t drink.”
Source: KBS World
Transcribed by: kamepichan@OhThunder
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