Archive for June 2013

I Hear Your Voice, episodes 5 to 8

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I’m still enjoying “I Hear Your Voice,” but it’s beginning to feel a little unfulfilling to watch. The first quarter of this drama was satisfying and engaging. Now that it’s taken a much darker turn, I’m left wanting a lot more. There are many gaping holes of logic and it’s evident that the writers are trying to make the drama more than what it is — a romantic drama — by disguising it as a show about the law, and they just don’t have the breadth to do the law justice.

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Awooooooo!

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Two and a half weeks of close listening should be enough to write this, right?! I feel like I spent these two weeks half listening out of enjoyment and half listening in a mode of study and it’s time to put this post to bed so I can stop listening to the album altogether.

(JK, this album is really great, and you should listen to it now if you haven’t already.)

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I Hear Your Voice, episodes 1 to 4

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I was going to sweep this into a quick cap post with Heartless City and Shark since they all started at roughly the same time, but I’m going to give this its own post because I LURVE IT. Oh and it’s been a really long time since I devoted some quality time to write a drama post :’(

So I really didn’t expect to like this, because the premise seemed kitschy and the cast was kind of head-scratchy, but this does come from the writer of “Dream High,” which I adored. Blah blah blah about judging a book by its cover because it’s preeeeetty frackin great.

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Putting Together My Will Simms Interview

ews20130611willsimmsnotesI interviewed Will Simms about composing and producing Exo’s “Wolf” as well as SNSD’s “I Got a Boy,” and I wanted to write a little about the process of putting together the interview. I always like reading about others’ work processes, so I wanted to give it a go for this piece.

The whole process was spread out over four days, from start to finish. Research took longer than usual because I didn’t know that Simms worked with SM on as many tracks as he did, and I gave all of them a listen again. I got distracted when I accidentally wandered over to a Shinee website where a bunch of fanatic Shawols were yelling at Sean Kingston for “stealing” Shinee’s “Ready or Not.” Anyway…

The interview with Simms lasted about an hour, and it was a really interesting conversation, I learned a lot. Simms was ultra animated and excited about his own work process and how the tracks came together, which allowed me to throw all kinds of questions at him. He was game to answer pretty much everything I asked, which is awesome because it gave me the opportunity to unleash my curiosities.

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