Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold
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    That is a long list! Mine was very short hehe…. it seems that the more a menu offers, the more I stick with my one favourite.
    I also admire your willingness to invest in noise cancellation headphones for the sake of Handsome Guy. I hope it gets better, for your sake.

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    There’s no such thing as too many dramas. Only too little time.
    And too few GOOD dramas to watch

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      Amen, Lord C! But I know I’m going to regret it at some point. But until the head crash comes to pass, I’m all in. Maybe it is just a case of making hay while the sun — and the good dramas — shines. 😉

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COME HERE AND HUG ME – Background

THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM & Son of Sam laws
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/05/open-thread-553/#comment-3245329

Media malfeasance and the rewarding of crime.

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“The Fruit of My Woman” by Ms. Han Kang
Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
https://granta.com/the-fruit-of-my-woman/

Han Kang & Max Porter converse
https://granta.com/han-kang-conversation/

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A pig in the pokey
https://www.10tv.com/article/police-intervene-when-pig-follows-man-home-northeast-ohio-train-station

Shades of LIVE! LOL! The police report is a hoot. Kangaroo incident?!

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Random Rock

iamnot 아이엠낫: “Be There” 그 자리에 있어줘
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSu3cOJmm5U

Lovely ballad. This time the drummer sings. (Usually it’s the guitarist.) Lovely, delicate guitar.

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Random Rock

iamnot 아이엠낫: “Happiness” 선공개 싱글 M/V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxTgsewD5Q

English lyrics in comments. Soulful. Great guitar. Really like the singer’s voice.

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Random Rock

iamnot 아이엠낫: “Come Back”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVAJEDBGDkQ

English lyrics in comments. Beautiful.

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Random Rock

iamnot 아이엠낫: “RBTY [Running Back to You]” M/V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUiPo6qvZ9E

Another great ear worm.

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Random Rock

The Allman Brothers Band: “You Don’t Love Me” (At Fillmore East, 1971)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wsUNMSiIII

Compare with LAWLESS LAWYER OST, Part 1. Both bands really cook.

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LAWLESS LAWYER OST, Part 1

iamnot 아이엠낫: “Burn It Up”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZkL89IUUEA

Gloriously kickass. Are they channeling Allman Brothers “You Don’t Love Me” (At Fillmore East, ’71)?!

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    Should we consider this the rock version of the spaghetti western Ahmogae Avengers song? https://youtu.be/rKop9PKxdo4

    Oh, and we were totally right about female Yeonsangun. She is making people kneel in front of her, wowza.

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      Holy moly! I was reminded of “When Spring Comes,” too!

      What a shockeroo. Mother Theresa of Gisung is really The Godmother. Which makes me wonder about her father the judge.

      It seems that our hero’s mom was onto her. It’s an interesting parallel to the rivalry between the office manager and her prosecutor frenemy.

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    This is such an amazing song!

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How I’m getting enticed into live-watching LAWLESS LAWYER by @wishfultoki & @kimbapnoona. I am so dead… LOL!

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/wishfultoki/activity/492214/?nid=811218&nidwpc=492214

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    Haha this is what the Beaniehood is all about 🤣

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      I fully realize that this is for my own good. 😉 Really. How can one fangirl for LJG solo? Fire up the ramyun already!

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    As you will see Song Sabu also makes an appearance as gangster uncle.
    I’m not into legal dramas but the first episode was fun (not much lawyering anyway). I’ll stick around.

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      You’re right! Ahn Nae-sang is in it. But is he a good uncle like Lee Sang-woo in MARRY ME NOW, or will he turn out to be Yang-an Daegun as in GRAND PRINCE? I watched the first episode raw. I got the impression that he’s a good guy, even if he’s a crook.

      Kudos to child actor Lee Ro-woon who stole our hearts as young Gil-dong, our future attorney. He steals the show one more time. 😉

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Donkey, Ass, Burro, Mule, What They All Mean
https://tbnranch.com/2012/01/13/donkey-ass-burro-mule-hinny-what-they-all-mean/

Read this and you will know jack. 😉

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THE MUSIC MAN OST (1962 film)

Buffalo Bills quartet & Robert Preston: “Lida Rose” in counterpoint with Shirley Jones: “Will I Ever Tell You”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLEEGnA8vQ8

Sublime. 😉

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    Kim Jung Min (김정민): “Dream” from MARRY ME NOW / SHALL WE LIVE TOGETHER OST reminds me of this classic from the Broadway musical & film, THE MUSIC MAN.

    I remember seeing this film in the theater when I was a kid. This pair of songs is my favorite number in a show filled to the gunwales with gorgeous, memorable music. I worked on stage crew for my high school’s student productions of THE MUSIC MAN and SOUTH PACIFIC, and the faculty production of THE BOYFRIEND.

    Launched in 1947 in Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Bills won the 1950 title of International Quartet Champions of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). They sang on US military bases in Europe, Japan, and Korea in 1951. Later, Meredith Wilson, composer of THE MUSIC MAN, invited them to audition for the Broadway production. The one-year gig ran several years longer, and was followed by the film version in 1962, in which the quartet also appeared.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bills_(quartet)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Man

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The CooP audio magazine, v1 n1, 02/1982, NYC

Dave Van Ronk: “The Jersey State Stomp (The Garden State Stomp)”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHAj0GJoPh8

Lenni Lenape place names. (more)

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    My Dad had a volume of C. J. Dennis’s poetry that fascinated me as a kid. It reminded me very much of Robert Service’s works written in Alaska. One of my favorite pieces was “The Glugs of Gosh.”

    Another piece was a wonderful litany of Australian Aboriginal place names that had a lovely rhythmic quality not unlike the Lenni Lenape place names of New Jersey, which you can hear in Dave Van Ronk’s “The Jersey State Stomp (The Garden State Stomp)” under its own heading. 😉

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    This is the one my mother always liked. She used to recite it all the bloody time
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjLyy-lX9UA

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      That was fantastic. I could understand a lot of it from context (and vaguely recalling the play). I think Willie the Shake would have appreciated Dennis’s retelling and vivid phraseology. 😉

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Australian Folk Music

Eric Bogle: “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG48Ftsr3OI

First heard this in a pub in Dublin in ’78. This video was made for Canadian schools.

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    I’d ask if you could pick a more depressing folk song but we have few folk songs that aren’t depressing. Even Waltzing Matilda itself is about an itinerant worker who steals sheep and then commits suicide.

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      I file this one under “Lest We Forget.”

      My Dad used to sing “Waltzing Matilda” when I was a kid. Mayhap because he was already a fan of C. J. Dennis & fellows. 😉

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Antipodean Poetry

C. J. Dennis: “The Australaise” Poem animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph-ZhGiirIU

As read by the author. Check out “The Glugs of Gosh.” Australia’s Robert Service.

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MARRY ME NOW? / SHALL WE LIVE TOGETHER OST, Part 1

Kim Jung Min (김정민): “Dream” (꿈) – Instrumental
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ItoJK6NnQ

Like a ’60s B’way musical. Piano, acoustic bass, harp.

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MARRY ME NOW? / SHALL WE LIVE TOGETHER OST, Part 4

Monday Kiz 먼데이키즈: “That Person Within Me” 내 안에 그 사람 – Lyrics (Han_Rom_Eng)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l4PgspeeEs

Male vocal. Lovely ballad.