Alex pretending to be Tablo
Singer Alex has admitted on the variety show Sang Sang Plus airing on the 20th that back before he was well-known, he’d once lied about his identity. And gave a fake name. That name being Tablo.
Alex explained that it was back in the beginning of his career — Clazziquai was more or less an underground group until they shot to popularity after being featured prominently in the drama My Name Is Kim Sam Soon. His face wasn’t well-known then, and when he was rushed to surgery after his appendix burst, the nurses repeatedly asked (not recognizing him), “I heard you’re a pop singer. Are you really a singer? What’s your name?”
Even with his mind growing muddled from anesthesia, he felt embarrassed just giving his name. And so at the last minute he said, “I’m Tablo from Epik High.”
I don’t know much about their personal lives, but Epik High and Clazziquai have collaborated multiple times, and the music industry is a small world, so it’s doubly funny thinking about it. Especially considering how nobody would mistake either star for the other (or anyone else) these days.
SONG OF THE DAY
Clazziquai – “After Love II.” One of my favorite Clazziquai songs, from their fantastic first album.
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