Beanie level: Noble idiot

Onew, are you back yet? I miss your voice.

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Perfect listen before heading to sleep. Your voice is so relaxing, Woosung.

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 5 (And Final Reason. For now.): They are extremely passionate about what they do. The series Introducing My Instruments is a joy to watch as you can tell how each member cares deeply about the music they create and treats their instruments as an extension of themselves. I chose to include Wonpil’s video here as I adore the way he articulates the love he has for the songs he plays, calling riffs exquisite and full of emotion (like he’s not the one producing these beautiful sounds from his own fingertips.)

“The keyboard is a window that expands my expression.”

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 4: Under the heavy weight of all that talent, they know how to have fun. And all the while, they sound amazing. Let’s meet them, shall we?

“Don’t call me Brian”Brian Young K
“Wink Choker Boy” Wonpil
“Chicken Little” Jae
“I am Drum” Dowoon
“Bob the Builder” Sungjin

Now it’s time to watch some of their antics below.

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 3: Relatable lyrics. Their song Marathon was a simple but needed reminder when I was feeling stressed and tired that it’s okay to slow down at times. Have a taste:

Don’t you run run run
It’s already been very hard
Walking now
Is okay (okay)

Resting for a bit is also good
Taking it easy is also good
You don’t have to overwork yourself

Don’t you run run run
It’s already been very hard
Even if you walk now
It’s okay…

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 2: Flawless discography. I can put on any of their albums and bop my way through the whole thing. Skipping tracks is just not a thing when Day6 doesn’t know how to write a bad song.

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Fini’s Last Minute Countdown to Day6’s latest release The Book of Us: Gravity, and why you should be listening to them.

Reason 1: Vocals. Vocals. Vocals. Vocals. Drummer boy.

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Although objectively I agree that this was not the best performance on Produce X 101 last week, there were some things about this performance that I loved. First, Tony was so adorable as the center. I feel like both his dancing and singing have been overlooked throughout the show and he has barely gotten any screen time. It’s such a shame. And then Hyeop. Hyeop. That five step high note was incredible. HOW did it not get more recognition? He got my attention first during the Twit performance and then took it up a notch here. Unfortunately, both these boys haven’t been high in the ranks so I’m putting off watching the elimination for just a touch longer.

This show gives me anxiety. 😂

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Since I’ve been missing Junho, I’ll just watch this concert. Again. Gosh, he’s got killer stage presence.

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I really liked Euijin on The Unit, so I was happy to see him release a solo track. Both UNB and his original group Bigflo are sadly overlooked compared to more popular groups. There are so many idols out there who have so much talent, but don’t get a lot of time in the spotlight. As for this song, I wish the choreography had showcased his dancing skills a bit more, but it’s still enjoyable and catchy!

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I’ve been obsessed with this arrangement of this song for the past two weeks. I NEED Hwasa to record this rock version.

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Me after doing nothing but watching dramas all weekend.

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And here’s to SHINee. That group who was there when I first started venturing into kpop. Who can always put a smile on my face with their goofy personalities. Who have been so inspiring and strong throughout the years despite the tough times. Happy 11th Anniversary, SHINee. #ForeverSHINeeGirl (How old am I with this hashtag?)

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Two of my long-time favorite groups have anniversaries this week. I’ll start with an appreciation post for the younger of the two. The group who did that dark concept one time and never looked back. Happy 7th Anniversary, VIXX!

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After being late to the party on Produce 101 season 2 (if you haven’t seen it – it’s fun, has some really memorable stages, and a lot of talent), I jumped into Produce X 101 this past week.

The guys in this season are cute. Too cute. And super young. The average age must be several years younger than in the past, and they all seem pretty fresh to the whole trainee life. I think I just might be getting sensitive about my age seeing as I’m officially older than any of the contestants. But also I do miss the era when manly concepts and beast-ols were a thing. Maybe I was just using this as a segue to another Junho post.

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    I am WAAAAAY older than any of them since Produce 101 but I still get sucked into the wormhole maybe because I feel like a proud Auntie or Mama when they rise above their challenges.

    Or Im just curious when they cover a song I don’t know or forgotten and I get really happy. Hahahah.

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      Wormhole is right – it’s so addicting. I’ll definitely still be a noona watcher and support these boys!

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I’m of the opinion that one cannot have too much Junho exposure. So, um, here you go.

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A couple weeks ago, isa said that she was in the mood for a rewatch and last Friday a small group of us very haphazardly got started on the quintessential kdrama classic Coffee Prince. Never seen it or ready to take a trip down memory lane? Join us as we start Episode 3 tonight! Missed the first two? No worries as they were mostly slow plot setup to get us to the good stuff this week. Added bonus for all you HPL watchers – your favorite Lion should be making his appearance soon!
When: 5/10 at 8pm CST
Where: https://www.rabb.it/s/nin6zm

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Why am I like this? Why have I watched this clip of Junho eating so many times? (Starts around 1:15 for any others who may be…interested)

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Am I watching The Devil Wears Prada: Lion Version?

That’s All.

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You bet it’s nice to have you back, NU’EST.

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    I forgot how much I love Baekho’s voice. And the aesthetics of this MV are AH-MAZING.

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    I’m so excited for their comeback stage on MCountdown, they’ll also have a “Hello” stage

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