Beanie level: Contract girlfriend

KING MAKER: THE CHANGE OF DESTINY / WIND, CLOUDS, AND RAIN, Ep. 20

Queen Min’s oppa sentenced to janghyeong?!
https://ubitto.com/blog/korean-words-in-historical-dramas-you-should-know/

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    BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

    The subtitles I’ve been reading didn’t translate janghyeong. Thanks to Evangeline See’s handy-dandy glossary, I now know that nanjanghyeong means flogging, which Sageuk Geeks know can be fatal.

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      I recall from NOKDU FLOWER that Queen Min’s brother, Min Young-joon (played by Choi Dae-hoon), appeared in a few later scenes. Thus I suspect that KING MAKER’S Min Seung-ho did not survive the flogging meted out to him and his Andong Kim buddies. I’ll chalk up the disparity in the generational name to poetic license.

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    @pakalanapikake,
    I hope you are well. Sorry I am a little late to this post. Thanks for the link. Perhaps because of your language background you find some great language/linguistics sites.
    I found the writer’s choice of sageuk terms interesting. I wouldn’t have thought ‘flogging’ would make the top 12 to discuss but there you go. I liked that YSY’s image was used in the Grand Prince definition. Lol. Good taste.
    I really enjoyed KING MAKER. What a performance from Jun Kwang-ryul! Maybe not pc nowadays to say this but I thought Park Si-Yoo gave a fine performance and held his own with JKR which is saying something considering the way JKR dominated his scenes.

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MY UNFAMILIAR FAMILY, Ep. 14

Art Garfunkel: “All I Know” (monaural radio mix, 1973)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZZMxuj

For Sang-shik, Miss Sook, & their kids.

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    Omg, I love this song. I must have sung it along with him a million times when I was young.

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      @bbstl,
      “All I Know” is so apropos after the end of ep. 14 that I had to mention it. Miss Sook probably knows it well. I could imagine Sang-shik playing it for her — if only he knew that she liked it.

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MY UNFAMILIAR FAMILY, Ep. 13

Simon & Garfunkel: “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” (Bridge Over Troubled Water LP, 1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PKzDvqxAiE

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    Andean folk group Los Incas accompanied them on traditional instruments. They later toured with Simon.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Incas

    Did Miss Sook dig “The Sound Of Silence”? According to Artie G., the song is about the inability to communicate emotionally — which would make it the theme song of the Kim family. “I Am A Rock” would give it a run for the money.

    S&G: “The Sound Of Silence” (Sounds Of Silence LP, 1966; single 1965)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjkPQYWNTlg

    Garfunkel once summed up the song’s meaning as “the inability of people to communicate with each other, not particularly internationally but especially emotionally, so what you see around you are people unable to love each other.”[6]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Silence#In_popular_culture

    I could imagine Sang-shik playing this next one for Miss Sook if she’d ever told him she liked S&G’s music. It hit #5 on the Billboard and Cash Box charts in the US.

    S&G: “Homeward Bound” (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme LP, 1966)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4EnErMCKrI
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeward_Bound_(Simon_%26_Garfunkel_song)

    S&G: The Concert in Central Park (recorded 09/19/1981)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcEOcG701ypJURKeCo9FFLuMEAyUS9eKk
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Concert_in_Central_Park

    Fun fact: Paul Simon co-wrote The Cyrkle’s 1966 hit “Red Rubber Ball.” Still an earworm 54 years later. And I’m still crazy after all these years. 😉
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9aHrgtf2zY

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      Oh, and my school friends and I have a closed messaging group, where we call ourselves still crazy after all these years…

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    Thanks for the share, paka! I have a near obsession with S&G and was so delighted when the reference was made in what is my current favourite drama, I was jumping up and down like a crazy fangirl.

    I also really really love Paul Simon’s solo work. IMO, he is one of the greatest American songwriter-musicians of the 20th century. I don’t know what went through the heads of the Nobel Committee folks when they decided to award Bob Dylan the prize for literature/songwriting, when Paul Simon was there too.

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      You’re most welcome, @pickleddragon. S&G were among my faves as a kid with her first transistor radio. I still recall the shock of their parting company. Talk about going out with a bang at the height of their game. At the time of their reunion concert in Central Park, I was living in Hawaii, and probably only read about it after the fact in Rolling Stone. I’m feeling groovy to be able to watch that concert footage on YT nowadays.

      I don’t know what the deal is with the Nobel Prize selections. I suspect that Bob Dylan’s close early association with the folk revival in the US in the 1950s may have put him in a more influential/pivotal position than Paul Simon, but I really don’t know how the committee makes its decisions. Consider the meltdown he caused among folk aficionados when he performed an electric set at the Newport Folk Festival 55 years ago on July 25, 1965. In doing so, he helped birth a new hybrid American folk music that was essentially a “shot heard round the world.” In the process, he wrested it from the grasp of those who would immure it in academic amber. Crossing the parent streams from the British Isles, Ireland, Scotland, and francophone Acadia with the musical and storytelling traditions brought from Africa and transformed into the many flavors of jazz, blues, gospel, swing, and rock and roll gave American folk music a bigger pallet, and more grist for the mill. And it set off a chain reaction overseas. Fairport Convention became acclaimed purveyors of electrified British Folk, but didn’t stop there.

      Paul Simon has made an enormous contribution to the ethical cross-pollination of American music with such diverse ethnic traditions as reggae, Andean music, and the dynamic South African choral music epitomized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. And lest we forget: the peerless black gospel harmonies of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Admittedly, I haven’t kept up with his output in recent decades. So much music (and too many Kdramas), and so little time. 😉

      I’d like to nominate American songwriter Jimmy Webb, who since his teens has penned some of the most moving music and lyrics to grace the airwaves.

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        Yes, of course, Electric Dylan is legendary!

        Country music is not a form I have particularly warmed up to, and as a result, not heard much by Jimmy Webb, but ‘Wichita Lineman’ is one of those numbers that stays in your head forever.

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          @pickleddragon,
          You may have heard more music by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb than you realize. “Up, Up And Away” by the Fifth Dimension and “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris aren’t even remotely country. Frank Sinatra called “By The Time I GEtr To Phoenix” the “greatest torch song ever written.” Other pieces have been covered by country artists. He has also composed film scores.

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            You’re right – I googled some of his music, and realized I have heard more of Jimmy Webb than I thought I had! It’s strange how you don’t think of the songwriters much unless they have performed the pieces themselves.

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            @pickleddragon,

            Jimmy Webb has been recording and performing his own music in concert for many years. About 10-15 years ago, I had the great pleasure of hearing him sing his own lyrics while accompanying himself on solo piano, and he was great. He has such a way with words, and a decent singing voice. Hearing the songwriter perform his own songs was exquisite, because of the way he caressed the lyrics. Like Jackson Browne, Jimmy Webb started his songwriting career in his teens.

            “Pianoman” Billy Joel is well known for his compositions. Ditto for Carole King and Jerry Goffin, who I believe started out working in the Brill Building. Any number of other songwriters started out there writing jingles for commercials, and a few of them successfully made the transition to pop music.

            I’m so glad you got to hear more of his music. It should be used in Kdrama soundtracks. Enjoy your explorations. 😉

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            Thank you for the recommendations, @pakalanapikake I always learn so much from my conversations with you 🙂 I will now wander off to explore…

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Lt. Susan Ahn Cuddy, USN (1915-2015)

Korean Independence Fighter’s Daughter Named America’s Hero
by Yu Yong-weon
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2020/07/10/2020071001911.html

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RIP, Maestro

Ennio Morricone: Oscar-winning Italian film composer dies aged 91
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53305397
Main Title, TG,TB&TU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk

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    I love his music so much ❤️❤️❤️

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      @bbstl,
      Maestro’s music is epic indeed. I cannot imagine the spaghetti Western genre without it. and I recall when Hugo Montenegro’s version of this was a big hit on AM radio when I was a kid. 😉

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        I remember that too, that whistling in the wind and the wah-wah-wah 😁

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RIP, Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels Band: Full Concert,10/20/79, Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG2Tn4YPbZ0

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 5

Tom Lehrer: “Clementine” (live concert, 1959)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5u4n64g2G0

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 5

Ed Vollmer & Haley Muth: “Oh My Darling, Clementine”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7duj6GNRg

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    Nice down-home rendition from Chenango County, central New York State [due east of the Finger Lakes viniculture region]. LOL at the mention of artificial respiration!

    As Mr. Vollmer points out, the lyrics are morbid — every bit as morbid as fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm (how apropos!) and Hans Christian Andersen (anyone for macabre, possessed red shoes?!), and certain Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

    Lyrics
    https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/traditional/oh-my-darling-clementine

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 5

The Weavers: “Clementine” (1952)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vvsjU9thDE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weavers

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    As for “Oh My Darling Clementine,” it is set in the days of the California Gold Rush of 1849.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush

    I suspect that it was unusual for women to have size 9 tootsies back then, which is why Clementine wore sandals made out of recycled wooden boxes in which dried salt herring had been packaged. I recall seeing one (or was it from salt cod?!) at my grandparents’ home in Boston when I was a kid. It was probably on Grandpa’s workbench in the basement. The box had a sliding lid — which was why Clementine’s footwear was “without topses.”

    What a great rendition of the song by The Weavers. Since it was issued as a 78RPM disc, it doesn’t have as many verses as some of the more recent video versions.

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    Dang!

    Forgot to include the entry for the song itself:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_My_Darling%2C_Clementine

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 5

Mitch Miller: “My Darling Clementine”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y28SkgtI8I
The classic version I grew up with. Music producer was born 109 years ago today. MORE

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    I don’t even remember where I heard “Clementine” at/from but it stuck with me.
    I think it was probably at a girls camp lol.

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    Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99
    By Richard Severo, 08/02/2010
    https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/arts/music/03miller.html

    Before karaoke and noraebang, there was SING ALONG WITH MITCH on the TV. Along with THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, it was a popular family program that featured old American popular music, including the old standards of Baby Boomers’ grandparents’ youth (roughly the 1890s through the Roaring Twenties).

    Here’s a taste:

    Sing Along With Mitch (1 of 4)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dY9gtYeHhk

    Happy Birthday, Mitch!

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Mitch Miller, Born on the 4th of July

Remembering Singing Along With Mitch Miller
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128957153

Before karaoke & noraebang, we sang along with Mitch

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    You know, it felt like a 4th of July episode with all this American references.

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 4

The Hollies: “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifyUPYXwdIc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Ain%27t_Heavy,_He%27s_My_Brother

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    Elton John on piano.

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    Come watch with me :).

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      @kiara,
      I’m watching. Just haven’t been able to keep up with the comments. Me likey — aside from the FL character’s stalkerish possessiveness, which creeps me out to the max. (However, Seo Yea-ji is doing a dandy job portraying the writer of truly grim fairy tales.) As I expected, Oh Jung-se is knocking it out of the park with his portrayal of Sang-tae. Dang, what a terrific actor. I also can’t get over Kim Joo-hun as Ko Moon-young’s publisher / adult supervision. What a switcheroo from his appearance and vibe in RDTK2. It’s a blast to see Kim Soo-hyun again, which takes a little of the sting out of Woo Do-hwan’s enlistment this coming week.

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        Thank you for the music <3.
        I missed them often but somehow you always picked them out.

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 4

David Wilcox: “Please Don’t Call” (Big Horizon, 1994)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW-XLGeJ2c4

Danger, Will Robinson Kang-tae!

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 4

Bon Jovi: “You Give Love a Bad Name” (Slippery When Wet LP, 1986) MV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrZHPOeOxQQ

“Saranghae” my foot.

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 4

Soft Cell: “Tainted Love” (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret LP, 1981) MV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCTBuOheUpE

Another “Saranghae” flashback.

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IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, Ep. 4

Tuff Darts: “Your Love is Like Nuclear Waste” (Tuff Darts! LP, 1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dro6Ysjd5RQ
Moon-young’s “Saranghae” triggered a NY punk flashback

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DEAR MY ROOM / EUN JOO’S ROOM, OST Part 6

Soya 소야: “Sometimes”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cdWf4Q9rz4
https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Eun_Joo%27s_Room_OST

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DEAR MY ROOM / EUN JOO’S ROOM, OST Part 5

Ryu Hye Young & Kim Jae Young: “At Home” (Special Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h363PtDrU8
https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Eun_Joo%27s_Room_OST
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    Moo-yeon’s duet with Eun-joo = Cuteness Overload. I stumbled across this 12-episode drama yesterday and binged it. After all this time, it was exact the remedy I needed for Orabeoni’s fate in 100 DAYS MY PRINCE. It may even help bullet-proof my heart in the run-up to the finale of THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH.

    *battens hatches*

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      I’m not happy they’re extending the pain of Eternal PPL over three weekends.

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        @ndlessjoie mugyuljoie,
        My heart sank when I realized that yet another drama’s rhythm has been knocked into a cocked hat. Better to have skipped it entirely last week instead of making the intended overnight cliffhanger last a whole week. It’s cruel and inhumane, I say. Sheesh!

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