Gu Hye-sun’s Tango
Gu Hye-sun: “One day, I was listening to the song ‘Tango’ by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a lot of stories went through my mind. That’s why I titled the book ‘Tango’ and how I started writing. The book deals with the loves and breakups that one woman experiences, and her growth through them. The main character is a lot like me.”
(Gotta give it to her — it’s a great song to find inspiration in! I LOVE Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music.)
SONG OF THE DAY
Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Tango” (Version Castellano). There’s a Japanese-language version of this song, but I particularly like this one. [ Download ]
This isn’t Gu Hye-sun’s first writing endeavor — she’d scripted the short film she directed, The Cheerful Caretaker — but Tango will be her first book.
Despite the entire cast of the drama series scraping by on minimal sleep or rest, Gu Hye-sun has actually been writing her novel AS she’s been shooting Boys Before Flowers. (Not only that, she actually started Tango after starting work on BBF; she has has been writing for the past four months in her spare moments. As though she has any.) After her car accident a few weeks ago, her first concern was for her laptop computer, fearing that her work had been destroyed (it hadn’t), and continued writing as she recovered in the hospital.
After the book comes out, Gu has announced her intention to put out a “new age album” of music she’s written. I’m all for exercising creative talent, but geez, I’m tired even reading about it.
Lady, get some rest, please! (Yer making the rest of us lazy bums look bad.)