Gaijin Gunpla

Long time followers of this blog most likely realise that I write about more than Gunpla. Okay, I write about Gunpla and one other thing for the most part. That other ‘thing’ is the K-pop 9-member group, Girls’ Generation or 少女時代 as they are called in Japan. Some of those same long time readers have also brought it to my attention that maybe I missed music/album release or two on this site. I didn’t miss it but I also didn’t really find myself engaged by them. I bought the newest Japanese CD, Love and Peace on release day and didn’t even open it! Maybe it was a timing thing. It came out about the same time that the newest Omyouza (陰陽座) CD came out, a two-cd best of!, and that took up a huge amount of time in the car CD player. The title track, My Oh My, wasn’t quite as catchy as I hoped it would be and for me I don’t think GG has been at their best since before the Got a Boy release. Still, they look great.

Well, Girls’ Generation has just released their 4th mini album, Mr. Mr. and the title track is quite good, though the video might be a little lacklustre. Then again, that black and white segment, really highlights how great these girls’ smiles are, particularly Sunny’s. I’m a connoisseur of good smiles. No really. I’ve become quite the expert.

(insert pic showing glimpse of the greatness of Sunny’s smile.)

This song also features a musical structure that I am powerless against, what I call ‘the level up’. This is simply singing the same melody but a step higher. It adds extra power simply by the contrast to what you’ve heard before. Okay, I’m next to useless when it comes to music and terminology, having basically learned simple stuff like 1,4,5 song structure and what not but you’ll know it when you hear it (3:18).

And another example of the ‘level up’, which gets me every. single. time. (I could write an entire post of examples of the ‘level up’.)

(no official video. Sorry about that.)

Where was I? Oh, ya. Maybe I’ll crack open that Girls’ Generation CD now. or listen to the entire HIM discography.

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