Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Few Links...

1. The musical version of "naturally blonde" oops I mean Legally Blonde, is coming to Korea. Just in case we didn't have enough fake-blonde Koreans already.

2. In really, really, really bad news: it is now officially legal to watch TV while you drive. Are you effing kidding me? I mean, seriously? Can Korea's justice system just call a mulligan on some of its judge appointments and bring in some new people who don't have their heads up their butts?

3. This guy thinks Korea's music industry is working on a business model that's all wrong, and in fact, threatening to lead to the downfall of the Korean wave! Personally, I agree: if you ask me, the boy/girl band, trained by a production company, business model just isn't going to lead to a growth of the kind of creativity and originality that will ultimately help the Korean wave flourish.

3 comments:

holterbarbour said...

As far as the Korean music industry goes, the guy is absolutely correct about it being a creativity wasteland. But he's assuming the music industry exists as an artistic endeavor, which is wrong. It's an economic enterprise. It's like a trained chef bemoaning the state of haute cuisine because people are out there eating KFC Famous Bowls. They're really not serving the same purpose.

Brian said...

Some of the biggest K-pop jingles this year are songs made for commercials.

Roboseyo said...

Yeah. that about says it all, brian. If the local audience buys it, they'll keep making it, but I just doubt international audiences will put up with such brazen money-grubbing... then again... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMjj1sBQ6PQ