The things you find on Google is just so amusing and hilarious at the same time. ^^ Whenever I’m bored at the office (which is like 40% of the time) Mr. Google is my BFF. I just type in whatever – from famous Hollywood celebs to latest hit songs to YouTube sensations to Kpop idols to Asian dramas and movies and my boredom goes bye-bye. Although I mostly search for interesting news, the things I ‘accidentally’ stumble upon were either helpful enough OR simply amazing. Some were witty while others were just plan stupid.
For instance, the other day I was just curious about the US TV series “The Big Bang Theory” so I wanted to know if it’s better than How I met your mother (coz I’m watching the latter religiously). The moment I type “which is better” on the Google search box, a dropdown list of “which is better” questions appeared. It was just so amusing that I clicked every one of them. I found something about oxycodone and I never really knew what that is until then. It was quite interesting. There are also questions like “Which is better left brain or right brain?”, “Which is better running on treadmill or running outside?” and even something about cuttleburg or big shot. I swear some were as ridiculous as tide or purex and some were just too obvious like tiles or marble.
I think the thing about asking ‘which is better’ between two things is that people have different opinions about different things. It’s not like we all agree on the same thing. Our thoughts about these concepts and ideas are affected (either directly or indirectly) by certain factors. But of course it’s still fun to browse through these ‘which is better’ questions. If it was me, I would come up with loads of ‘which is better’ questions of my own too and I’d so be looking forward to the random answers I’d get. ^^ Now that’s a great way to ease my boredom at work. LOL.
Okay. Since I love music and I just like listening to all sorts of music (well, except jazz and classical XD) I will start this music-recommendation-thingy which I call the “MUSIC RADAR”. I’ll be recommending not just the popular songs and albums…
TO BE FAIR, I’ll try to listen to some indie, upcoming, underground artists and groups as well. I promise NOT to focus on KPOP. AND… I solemnly swear that I will give my honest opinion and will not be so biased. Unless… my biases REALLY deserve to be in my MUSIC RADAR. 😀
I’ll start off with this Kpop boy group N.Sonic. I just saw their album at KPOP7.com where I usually download the latest KPOP albums… and I thought they’re like a hip-hop duo or trio… I listened to their songs and instantly LOVE all four of them due to the smooth and relaxing melody and groovy beats.
Track 1 – N. Sonic is sort of like a combination of urban, pop and hip-hop. It’s my fave track. Track 2 – Super Boy, this one I can dance to. It’s more upbeat and less hip-hop than Track 1 and it kinda reminds me of a Billy Crawford song. They kinda mellowed down with Track 3, something you’d dance to with your special someone in a club, while Track 4 – Never Stop is something that I can bob my head and raise my hands up to. 😀
I don’t know anything about this group coz I didn’t Google them AND I’d like to keep it that way. ^^ I dunno but I like them for their music and I have no intention of getting to know them na. 😀 Just strictly music.
Check em out~
Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs. ~ Wikipedia
So my student and I were talking about rock concerts and bands and she mentioned this indie rock group. At first I didn’t catch their name so I asked her to spell it out. 😀 I immiediately googled them and of course I downloaded their album 😀 This song really stuck to me instantly. I like the fact that most of their songs have more ‘melody’ or ‘instrumental’ parts… it doesn’t have that much lyrics so it’s not really the ‘noisy and loud’ kind of rock. I liked it because it has just the right amount of rock and it’s quite… addictive… to say the least. I was trying to get some power nap while listening to their album but I wasn’t able to sleep. There was something about the piercing sound of the guitar and the hauntingly beautiful vocals that kept me awake… Some of their songs actually have a ‘psychedelic rock‘ feel to it… It’s addictive and haunting at the same time. it makes me dizzy yet I still want more. @.@
I can’t really compare them to any other band… so it’s good because it feels like the first time I’m hearing something extraordinary like this. ^^ I’m not very particular with rock music. I just listen to them based on recommendations or popularity… I do pay attention to the rhythm and how ‘ROCK’ their songs are… I have my ‘rock meter’ 😄 I don’t like sth TOO ROCK or TOO FAKE ROCK… ^^;;;
Another thing that amuses me about them… their songs are freakin’ long. Each song is longer than 4 minutes. But you don’t get bored with it. The melody and the beat just draws you in and you enjoy it as you listen to it more. ^^ AND they can mellow down, like in their song “GAVIAL”, so it’s not just purely rock. But then again… we can still hear the screeching sound of the guitar at the end of that song…^^;;
Out of habit, I decided to GOOGLE them… although it doesn’t really matter that much if they’re good-looking or not because it’s THEIR MUSIC that I like… I just tend to do that, you know– GOOGLE everyone. ^^
They’re all older than me… and they all look like serious indie rock musicians. No one looks like someone who can pass an audition for a Kpop flower boy idol group or something. Thank god. 😄
But it’s kinda amusing that they have a member named KIM KIBUM. 😄 I bet it’s either of those guys wearing shorts… 😄
^ Another thing that I like is their fashion style…? Haha. I was expecting to see some GACKT or HYDE-looking dudes or someone who looks like a fanboy of Marily Manson… or atleast Aerosmith… ^^;;; But they look… normal… to say the least. Hehe. 😀
“I tried making sense of it, and then I realized I should be trying to make sense as to why I was even trying to make sense… “ ~ Psychedelic quote from http://www.shroomery.org
CR: I don’t own anything. NOTHING. If you own them, lemme know. I will definitely credit you. 😀