PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

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Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Post by starving student » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:03 pm

he's like a cross between mc hammer and elton john .. and looks like a naturally great entertainer

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Post by Mimeticz » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:45 am

Haha, this video is dam hilarious. Such simple ideas yet so genius

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Post by delicioso » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:26 pm

Mimeticz wrote:Haha, this video is dam hilarious. Such simple ideas yet so genius
It also turns out to be a rather subversive satire as well:

"Over the past four decades, Gangnam has become an iconic place to Korean people, representing wealth, status, and luxurious life. PSY’s “Gangnam Style” is a satire about the Gangnam life itself which is nothing but materialistic and about people who are chasing rainbows, dreaming of becoming a Gangnam resident someday. If you had googled the phrase ????? (“Gangnam Style”) before the release of his song, you would have seen so many questions asking “What the heck is Gangnam style.” (Now you’ll get results almost all about the song.) As Gangnam earned the enviable reputation "overnight" (compared to Korea's 5000-year-old history) as the best place to live not because it offers rich heritage, sophistication, or cultural legacy, people don't really know exactly what they are longing for even in the midst of longing for the “Gangnam style.” And here, PSY is being sarcastic about the idea of "Gangnam style" that is not actually tangible, just like the “Emperor's New Clothes”."

"So, the song is a comic satire about people who bluff, pretending to be rich and trendy. "Oppan Gangnam style" can literally translate to "I'm a Gangnam style," in which "oppa" is a Korean referring expression used by females to refer to older males such as older male friends or older brothers. However, the narrator in the song refers to himself in the third person. He keeps saying he lives or loves a Gangnam style life, but in reality, he's far from it."

http://mydearkorea.blogspot.com/2012/08 ... e-and.html

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Post by juniorsfave » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:41 pm

I really liked this video! I was even wondering why some of my Facebook merchant account friends were posting Oppa Gangnam as their statuses and now I understand them after watching this funny video. What is amazing is that if you analyze the video and its impact, you'll find that social media sites are really at its backbone. Without social media like Facebook, other people like me wouldn't find this video on YouTube. Even YouTube has its own part on the sudden popularity this video acquired.
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Post by humnumb » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:38 pm

His recent live concert with a massive crowd that apparently lasted almost 4 hours:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt4kw7 ... 0825_music

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Post by rozling » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:57 pm

h4nc0 wrote:
delicioso wrote:Cool. Do you happen to know what they use to produce?
logic and PT I believe. You know it's funny. He and I were talking about whatever synth/sequencer one uses does not matter at all just a week ago. LOL.
We demand an interview!

Or, you know, whatever.

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Post by callmesuperhuman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:58 pm

lol that is hilarious. good beat too!

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Post by humnumb » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:44 am

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Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Post by ShelLuser » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:03 pm

I think the whole hype shows us a few very important things...

You can make money by giving your music away for free. I mean; Gangnam Style is PSY's current crown jewel so to speak and if you check his youtube channel you get instant access to the clip which also has a very decent sound quality.

Then there's a dozen or so movies which he shares of live performances (which is where the real money is made). What I really like about that is that in earlier movies you see the crowd enjoying themselves, in later movies you see (and hear) them screaming their lungs out.

And most of all; despite his success it seems PSY doesn't turn into an arrogant SOB. I mean; check out this public live performance in the middle of a busy city. You can even see cars driving past, I mean... whoah!
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Post by delicioso » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:42 pm

ShelLuser wrote:And most of all; despite his success it seems PSY doesn't turn into an arrogant SOB.
Yeah, he seems very self aware and extremely humble and appreciative of all the spotlight he's getting from suddenly blowing up. Here's a pretty good radio interview he did recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GlnlyfZdA4

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Post by delicioso » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:13 pm

And... this song has officially made it to #1 on the U.S. iTunes charts. 8O

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Post by Vivo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:41 am

The song is fun and I ***LOVE*** the kid at the beginning.

But, I feel music has become to much about the back up dancers, the set design and the light show.

We've forgotten what a real performance LOOKS like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pieI3ctfMfM

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Post by ShelLuser » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:55 am

Vivo wrote:But, I feel music has become to much about the back up dancers, the set design and the light show.

We've forgotten what a real performance LOOKS like.
Uhm.... :?

Don't you mean what it sounds like? :wink:
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