Happy New Year!

Stay warm, and wish you all the best for all things planned for 2011~ ^_^


그리고 재혁오빠에게 생일 축하드려요~ ^^ 인천콘서트였다면 꼭 가서 인사드리도록 하고픈데.. ^^
2010년은 좋은 해였던만큼 2011년 더 많은 졸은 일들이 벌어졌으면 하는 바램입니다.
한해 더 같이 갈 수 있을지 모르지만, 제 마음속에 항상 자리가 있습니다. 행복하세요~ ^^

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Seoul Christmas Eve Concert “Never Ending Drama”

My final concert in 2010, Boohwal’s “Never Ending Drama” in Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul.

On Christmas Eve, Son-Woo (선우)  (one of the members from “Men’s Qualification” Choir) came as guest for the opening stage. On the night of 25 December, No Min-Woo (노민우) came as guest.

I’m particularly happy about the list of songs they performed. Among others 노을 (Glow of the Sunset), which was only the second time I hear live. And then 아름다운 사실 (Beautiful Truth), which I probably heard for the first time on live stage.

They opened the stage playing “Wonderful Day”, followed with 가능성 (Possibility), reminding me of my first Boohwal concert ever last March. It was immediately continued with 너뿐이야 , keeping the energetic flow.

Returning to Boohwal’s rock-ballad, they played 생각이나 (Thought), 아름다운 사실 (Beautiful Truth), 노을 (Glow in the Sunset), 사랑 (Love), 흑백영화 (Black and White Movie), 추억이면 (A Different Side of Memory), and the line was closed with “Nella Fantasia” and Gabriel’s Oboe (코끼리 탈출하다).

Leaving the ballad tracks, the second part of the concert had Lonely Night, 사랑해서 사랑해서 (Because I Love You), 슬픈 사슴 (Sad Deer), and 사랄할수록  (The More I Love).

The next in line was some common Christmas songs~~ and a trot song from Jemin Oppa ^^, Jingle Bell, and the solo performances: bass-solo by Jae-Hyuck Oppa, continued with Tae-Won Oppa playing and singing “무정블루스”, and drum solo by Jemin Oppa ^^

Leader and Guitarist Kim Tae-Won. He played “무정 Blues” for solo performance.

 

Chae Jemin, played a four-minutes long solo drum~ ^^

 

Seo Jae-Hyuck, of course, plays solo bass~ awesome 🙂

 

Jeong Dongha, he went down the stage and threw candy to the audience several times.

I made some videos of solo performances, coz it’s something that you can only get in live concerts. Originally, I meant to upload it and share it here, but due to incidents where video I uploaded was re-uploaded by other people claiming it as if it was theirs, I will keep it for personal collection only. Thanks to these culprits, some pictures I took last night is all I could present to you~

Please note that I don’t mind if you quote or use the information, videos, pictures, and anything else I uploaded here, but please don’t forget to credit this site. I am working on the homepage for Boohwal, but I’m not a fool to let others take credit on my work.

 

 

The stage was continued with 1970, one song that doesn’t belong to Boohwal, which was followed with parts of the animation medley brought by Men’s Qualification choir, Someday, and closed with 비와 당신의 이야기 (The Story of You and the Rain).

 

Three anchor songs included “희야 (Heeya)”, “Never Ending Story“, and “회상 III (Reminiscence III)”.

 

Somebody uploaded this video on youtube for “Never Ending Story”, it’s really amazing to see it from that angle. My seat was the fourth line from the stage, so all I could hear was basically Boohwal’s music alone. Didn’t realize it was practically all guests singing the chorus part for Never Ending Story~ ^^

 

 

That’s all for this post, Boohwal still has another concert left to close the year in Gyeongju, which I’m afraid I can’t make. But if you’re in Korea for new year, totally recommend the Gyeongju concert!! 🙂

 

The closing stage below, Boohwal and two session musicians playing the second guitar and the piano.

Merry Christmas for all of you who celebrate it. Happy holiday and happy new year!

[Behind the Production] KBS Drama “Rock Rock Rock”

방송일 : 2010년 12월 11일 토요일 밤 10시 15분 첫방송 (11일 1,2부 연속방송 / 18일 3,4부 연속방송)
연출 : 이원익
극본 : 박경선 방효금
출연 : 노민우 홍아름 장경아 강두 김진수 노민혁 데빈 방중현 송중근 주호 이달형 이덕희 이원희 이종환 이혜리 장현성 정영숙 조선형 조순창 조양자 홍지영 황범식 (특별출연)김종서 부활 외

Broadcast: 11 Dec 2010 (Sat) 10.15 pm (ep1&2), 18 Dec 2010 (ep 3&4)
Director: Lee Won-Ik
Script: Park Kyung-Sun, Park Hyo-Geum
Cast: No Min-Woo, Hong Arum, Jang Kyunga, Kang Du, No Min-Hyeok, Debin, Park Jung-Hyeon, Song Jung-Geun, Juho, Lee Dal-Hyeong, Lee Deok-Hee, Lee Won-Hee, Lee Jong-Hwan, Lee Hyeri, Jang Hyeon-Seong, Jeong Yeong-Suk, Jo Seon-Hyeong, Jo Sunchang, Jo Yangja, Hong Jiyeong, Hwang Beomsik
Special Cast: Kim Jong Seo, Kim Tae Won

Production Purpose (KBS)

국민할매 김태원이 작곡을 한다고요?
Kim Tae-Won is a composer?

어느날 갑자기, 김태원이 예능프로에 등장했다.
80년대 한국락을 이끌었던 시나위의 신대철, 백두산의 김도균과 함께 3대 기타리스트로 불리던 그룹 부활의 기타리스트 김태원. 그가 ‘국민할매’라는 별명으로 각광받기 시작한 것!
긴머리에 선글라스, 딱 달라붙는 가죽옷, 비쩍 마른 몸매까지- 김태원이 지금까지 고수해온 락커로서의 트레이드마크조차 이제는 ‘국민할매’를 더 돋보이게 할 뿐인데!

One day, Kim Tae-Won suddenly appears in TV variety show.
Kim Tae-Won, one of Korea’s three biggest guitarist in the 1980’s together with Sin Dae-Chul of Sinawee and Kim Do-Gyun of Baekdusan.
He’s been in the spotlight ever since he’s got the nickname National Grandmother.
Long hair and sunglasses,  leather jackets, slim body –

국민할매가 아닌, ‘기타리스트’ 김태원을 주목한 논픽션 음악드라마
A Music Drama where Kim Tae-Won is on the spotlight not as “National Grandmother” but as a “Guitarist”

어느덧 김태원하면 국민할매라는 별명이 제일 먼저 떠오르는 예능만능시대가 돼버린 지금, ‘비와 당신의 이야기’, ‘마지막 콘서트’, ‘네버엔딩스토리’ 같은 누구나 한번쯤 흥얼거렸을 당대의 히트곡들을 만든 사람이 김태원이라는 사실을 아는지?
대마초 구속, 두 번의 수감생활, 잦은 멤버교체와 결별 등 파란만장한 음악인생을 살아오면서도 25년 가까이 락 그룹 ‘부활’이라는 이름을 지켜낸 ‘기타리스트 김태원’. 하지만 그의 비운의 삶의 궤적은 이미 국민할매라는 우스꽝스러운 별명 뒤로 사라져 가고 있었다.
그래서 이야기하려고 한다. 김태원의 웃음 뒤에 눈물로 얼룩진 기타의 역사를.

These days, the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the name Kim Tae-Won is the nickname National Grandmother. When the songs “The Story of You and the Rain” (비와 당신의 이야기), “The Last Concert” -“Reminiscence III” (마지막 콘서트 or 회상 III), “Never Ending Story” were so popular in Korea and everybody was humming it, did they know that he was the person who wrote all of those hit songs?
His dark history, drugs, the time he spent  behind the bars, the frequent changes of Boohwal’s vocalist, breakups – with this background, Kim Tae-Won has been the key-keeper of Boohwal for 25 years in such tumultuous music life.
But all of those unfortunate trace in his life story is starting to disappear along with the funny nickname as National Grandma.
That’s why we want to tell his story.  The history behind the funny Kim Tae-Won told by his guitar that’s stained with tears.

김태원을 음악인생을 통해 바라본 80년대 한국대중음악의 얼굴
The face of Korea’s popular music in the 80’s Through Kim Tae-Wons music life

친구들의 따돌림과 외로움 속에서 자란 김태원의 소년시절부터 최근까지의 이야기를 사실감있게 담아낼 이 드라마는 ‘비와 당신의 이야기’, ‘회상 Ⅲ(마지막 콘서트)’ ‘사랑할수록’ 등 지금까지도 사랑받는 부활의 노래들이 만들어지는 과정이 김태원의 고된 음악여정과 맞물려 등장한다.
그리고 이 과정에서 1980년대 부활의 결성과정부터 김태원이 마주친 당대 음악인들의 모습이 새롭게 그려진다. 시나위의 전설적인 기타리스트 신대철, 레드제플린의 노래를 한국에서 유일무이하게 소화할 수 있다고 평가받는 락커 김종서, 그리고 우리나라 최고의 보컬리스트로 꼽히는 이승철까지! 그들이 함께 써나갔던 80년대 음악사의 일면을 보여줌으로써 최근의 가요계에서 점차 사라져가는 듯한 음악적 감수성을 드라마 속에 담아내고자 한다.

This drama tells the story of Kim Tae-Won, who grew up in loneliness behind the shadow, from the time he was a young boy to his recent story (the drama is set from 1970’s to sometime around 2003). It tells the background behind the songs “The Story of You and the Rain,” “Reminiscence III”, and “The More I Love,” to sum the arduous story of Kim Tae-Won and his passion in music.

In the process, it also describes the musicians he encounters from the 1980’s when Boohwal was formed. The legendary guitarist of Sinawee – Sin Dae-Cheol, rocker Kim Jong-Seo who was praised to be the only singer in Korea to carry Led Zeppelin’s songs, and Lee Seung-Cheol who  is in the list of Korea’s top singers.

김태원의 청춘음악수난사, 방황하는 청춘을 위한 아름다운 노래 하나!
Miserable teenage Kim Tae-Won’s music, a beautiful song for rebellious youth!

기타로 세상의 왕이 되리라 마음먹고 락의 세계에 뛰어들었지만 열등감에 젖어 대마초와 수감생활, 알코올 중독, 동료의 배신과 죽음 등 삶이 가져다줄 수 있는 모든 역경을 맛봐야 했던 김태원의 청춘음악수난사를 리얼하게 담아낼 드라마 <락락락>.
하지만 그의 상처 많은 기타인생이 피워낸 꽃같은 음악처럼, 끊임없는 좌절과 실패를 반복하는 우리의 청춘 역시 되돌아보면 흥얼거릴 수 있는 아름다운 노랫말 하나가 되길 바라는 마음으로 이 드라마를 바친다.

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기타로 세상의 왕이 되리라! 강북최고기타 김태원
Be the King of the World with a Guitar! Kim Tae-Won, the best on the Northern part of Han River.

못생긴 얼굴과 낮은 학교성적, 게다가 어디 하나 잘난 재주가 없어 친구들의 따돌림과 가족들의 구박을 받아야했던 어린 태원. 이런 태원에게 삼류지방악사로 생계를 전전하는 삼촌은 말한다.

Unattractive look and low grades in school, on top of that he wasn’t particularly good at anything. Young Kim Tae-Won was an outsider among his peers and family. His uncle, who was a third-rate local guitarist, told him to be the king of the world with a guitar.

“락이 너를 왕으로 만들어줄거야!”
“Rock will make you into a king”

그때부터 태원은 형 기타를 몰래 훔쳐서 레드제플린 음악을 따라치기 시작한다. 형의 괴롭힘과 친구들의 무관심 속에서 기타연습에만 몰두하고 몇 개월이 지난 학교소풍날, 마침내 태원은 자기를 무시하던 친구들과 선생님들 앞에서 놀랄만한 기타연주를 선보이고 기립박수를 받게 된다. 왕이 된다는 기분을 태어나 처음으로 느껴본 태원, 그때 태원은 생의 목표를 정한다. 최고의 기타리스트가 되겠다고!

That’s how Kim Tae-Won started to sneak into his brother’s room and tried to imitate Led Zeppelin’s music on it. His brother would bully him and his friends were not the least interested, Kim Tae-Won diligently drawn himself into guitar practice until the day for school picnic. That day, in front of friends and teachers who used to ignore him, he played his guitar wonderfully and received a long applause from them. He felt as if he were a king for the first time in his life, setting his aim in life. He will become the best guitarist!

1980년대 락의 중원, 넘을 수 없는 절대강자의 등장
1980, the Center of Rock, The Appearance of an Unbeatable Rival

하지만 기타 좀 친다는 락의 고수들은 한둘이 아니었다. 강남의 지미 핸드릭스와의 기타 배틀에서 이긴 태원이 우쭐해있을 무렵, 그때 태원 앞에 절대 꺽을 수 없는 신의 기타리스트가 나타난 것! 바로 시나위의 기타리스트이자 락의 전설 신중현의 아들인 신대철.
태원은 신대철의 기타에 대적하기 위해 최고의 보컬을 찾아헤매고, 그때 김종서를 만난다. 하지만 종서가 선택한 사람은 신대철.
또 한 번의 열패감을 맛보게 된 태원은 신대철의 기타를 이기는 길은 곡을 연주하는 게 아니라 곡을 만드는 길이라 결심하고, 그런 태원 앞에 동네 후배 이승철이 나타나는데!

But just with such guitar skills, he’s not really that special among the people who does rock for living.  He was walking on clouds after winning a guitar battle against the “Jimmy Hendrix of Gangnam (Southern part of Han River),” but then he bumped into a “guitar god” he couldn’t pass! Sinawee’s guitarist who is also the son of Korea’s rock legend Son Jung-Hyeon, Sin Dae-Cheol. To beat him, Kim Tae-Won looked around to find a great vocalist for his band, which led him to meet Kim Jong Seo. But Kim Jong-Seo chose Sin Dae-Cheol over him.

Once again, he felt lost. This defeat led him to think that the way to beat Sin Dae-Cheol’s guitar skills is not by beating him in music performance but to compose a great song. That’s when Lee Seung-Cheol appeared before him.

끝이 보이지 않는 최고가 되는 길,
사랑도 음악도 최고가 될 수 없었던 김태원이 만드는 파란만장 바닥기타소리
A street to greatness.. yet the end is invincible
The tumultuous sound of Kim Tae-Won’s guitar, he-who can’t achieve greatness either in love nor in music

이승철을 보컬로 영입하고 만든 부활 1집. ‘희야’라는 노래가 대박을 터뜨리면서 성공궤도에 올라선 태원. 하지만 태원이 숨겨둔 비장의 노래는 바로 첫사랑 수연과의 가슴 아픈 사랑이야기를 담은 자작곡 ‘비와 당신의 이야기’. 태원을 해바라기처럼 지켜보던 여자친구 현주는 그 노래에 담긴 사연을 알고 큰 상처를 안은 채 태원을 떠난다.
늘 자기를 지켜봐주던 현주가 떠난 사이, 태원에게는 또 한 번의 시련이 닥쳐온다. 부활을 향한 모든 스포트라이트가 보컬 승철에게만 쏟아지는 것! 자신이 최고가 될 수 없음에 또 한 번 좌절하는 태원은 손대면 안 될 것에 사로잡히고 마는데

After Lee Seung-Cheol joining the band, Boohwal released its first album. They made a big hit with “Heeya” and Tae-Won was on track for success. But one of the trump song in the album, “The Story of You and the Rain” was based on his painful memory of his first love. Realizing the fact, the loving girlfriend Hyeonju left Tae-Won’s side.
It was another hardship for Tae-Won, to lose someone whose been faithfully standing by his side. Meanwhile, Lee Seung-Cheol was receiving all the spotlight instead of Boohwal. Realizing that he couldn’t become “the best,” he was captivated in illusion..

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등장인물 Cast

노민우 / 김태원 역 – No Min-Woo / acting as Kim Tae-Won

Picture: (left) Kim Tae-Won and (right) No Min-Woo

Kim Tae-Won appeared as cameo on the last episode of the Mini Drama. Introducing himself as a third-rate guitarist before Kim Tae-Won (No Min-Woo’s character). The drama ended with a cheer to all bands in Korea.

The picture is not part of the drama, but was taken on the final shooting for this last scene 🙂

홍아름 / 현주 역 – Hong Arum / acting as Hyeon-Joo
태원을 늘 해바라기처럼 지켜보는 여자친구. 태원의 애인이자 팬클럽 회장을 자처하는 깜찍발랄 캐릭터. 태원이 작곡한 <회상Ⅲ>는 이런 그녀를 위해 만든 노래.

The girlfriend who always watches Kim Tae-Won like a sunflower. A sweet girlfriend character who also considers herself as Kim Tae-Won’s fanclub leader. The song “Reminiscence III” was composed by Kim Tae-Won for her.

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장경아 / 수연 역 – Jang Kyunga / acting as Suyeon
태원의 첫사랑. 가녀리고 청순한 외모로 고등학생 태원의 마음을 한번에 사로잡는 여인. 하지만 동네 조직폭력배들의 위협으로 태원과의 관계가 위태로워지자 갑자기 태원 곁을 떠나버린다. <비와 당신의 이야기>는 첫사랑을 위해 태원이 바친 노래.

Kim Tae-Won’s first love. He fell in love at the first sight with her slender appearance and innocent look. But she left him after an incident involving the local gang which put their relationship in danger. Kim Tae-Won composed the song “Story of You and the Rain” (비와 당신의 이야기) for her.

——-Up to here, the description above was translated from KBS Mini Drama “Rock Rock Rock” official homepage.
From here on, the cast of “Rock Rock Rock”, and the actual character they play.
The explan
ation is from me, not KBS site which only describe the actors. ————————

이종환 / 이승철 역 – Lee Jong-Hwan / acting as Lee Seung-Cheol (right)

Boohwal member from 1986-1987 before he left for solo career.
They reunited again to record Boohwal’s 8th album in 2002, but was separated again immediately after.


방중현 / 김종서 역 – Park Jung-Hyeon / acting as Kim Jong Seo (right)

Differently from it was told in the drama, Kim Jong-Seo was vocalist of “The End” and he left the band to join Sinawee. He became a solo rock singer in 1992, and recently made a new band called “Rei”. In 2009,  as Seoul’s Ambassador for Environmental Protection, he collaborated with Kim Tae-Won and produced a single titled “Star Story.”


강두 / 베이스 이태윤 역 – Kang Du / acting as Lee Tae-Yun (right)


Together with Kim Jong-Seo, Lee Tae-Yun was a member of The End. After the former left and the band was renamed into Boohwal, he left following a dispute with Kim Tae-Won. Lee Tae-Yun joined Korea’s legendary singer Jo Yong Pil’s band “The Great Birth (위대한 탄생) and he became Korea’s legendary bassist. After leaving Boohwal, he resumed good relationship with Kim Tae-Won (they performed together in one of Men’s Qualifications’ episodes).


데빈 / 신대철 역 – Debin /acting as Sin Dae-Cheol (right)

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Sin Dae-Cheol, one of Korea’s top three guitarist. The leader and founder of the rock band Sinawee. Together with Kim Tae-Won and Kim Do-Gyun (Baekdusan), they collaborated together as project band and produced a rock legend album “Dead or Alive”.


특별출연 김종서 / 태원삼촌 역 – Special Cast:Kim Jong Seo / acting as Kim Tae-Won’s uncle

In the drama, he plays the role of Kim Tae-Won’s uncle, who is a third-rate guitarist.
In reality, he’s friends with Kim Tae-Won. (look above).


Note: Among the most important figures in Boohwal history is Kim Jegi, who was the vocalist in Boohwal’s third album. I couldn’t find his name on the KBS site, but I’ll continue the search.

위에 케릭터 설명 아니라 실제 부활 역사에 나타난 인물들이었습니다. 하지만 가장 중요한 인물중에 故김재기 씨 인데 kbs 사이트에 텔렌트 사진이 안 올라 있네요. 찾는대로 올릴 예정입니다.

The picture on the right was Kim Jegi (left) and Kim Tae-Won (right), taken in 1993.


December Concert Schedule

Gimhae Concert <김해문화의전당>

Seoul Christmas Concert “Never Ending Drama

  • Saturday, 24 December 2010 ~ 8 pm <Grand Hilton Hotel>

  • Sunday, 25 December 2010 ~ 7 pm <Grand Hilton Hotel>

    Reservation: Interpark or Auction
    Inquiries: (02) 1544-2498



Gyeongju Concert <Gyeongju Hyundai Hotel>

  • Saturday, 31 December 2010 ~ 4 pm, 8 pm
    Reservation:
    Interpark and Auction
    Inquiries: (02) 1544-2498




Lee Seung-Chul and Kim Tae-Won

‘락락락’ 이승철 “김태원과 불화설 이제 그만” 절친 인증샷
Nate News, 8 December 2010 (released 14.59 pm)

이승철이 12월 8일 오후 2시 KBS 신관 국제회의실에서 열린 ‘락락락(락 Rock 樂)’ 제작발표회에 깜짝 등장했다.

Last December 8, 2 pm, Lee Seung-Chul suddenly appeared at the Conference Room of KBS New Building where the production of the mini drama “Rock Rock Rock” was held.

이승철은 “이 드라마 제작 소식을 듣고 정말 흥분됐다. 25년이 지난 오늘같은 날이 올 것이라고 상상도 못했다. 부활에 멤버였던 사람으로서 자랑스럽다”고 밝혔다.

“I was really excited when I heard about the making of this drama. I couldn’t even imagine that a day like this would come after 25 years passed. As a former member of Boohwal, I feel so proud,” says Lee Seung-Chul.

이어 이승철은 “부활의 영향을 받은 많은 언더그라운드 밴드들에게 큰 귀감이 들 것이다. 개인적으로 굉장히 기쁘고 꼭 축하하고 싶어서 오늘 찾아왔다”며 “그동안 정말 많은 불화설에 시달렸다. 오늘 이후로 그 불화설이 끝났으면 좋겠다”고 강조했다.

“”Boohwal will become a role model for a lot of underground band that received their influence. Personally, I’m so happy about this mini drama and I would like to congratulate Boohwal so I came here. There has been a lot of discordant rumor going on. I hope they could end today,” he emphasized.

김태원 역시 “우리는 사실은 뭔가 이뤄놓고 인생을 산 적이 없다. 지금도 이루고 있는 중이다. 매번 이승철과의 질문이 있을 때 언젠간 만날 것이라고 말했다. 친구이기 때문이다. 오늘 만남이 개인적으로 의미가 크다”고 힘을 보탰다.

“We don’t make a plan to try to achieve it in life. We’re always in the process of making something come true. Every time I was asked about my relationship with Lee Seung-Chul, I always said that I’d meet him someday. Because we’re friends. I find our meeting today very meaningful,” says Kim Tae-Won.

이날 제작발표회 현장에는 드라마의 실제 주인공 ‘국민 할머니’ 김태원와 드라마에 특별출연한 김종서도 참석했다.

Rocker Kim Jong-Seo, who also took part in the drama also attended the press meeting on the drama production that  was based on the life of Kim Tae-Won.

한편 오는 15일 첫 방송되는 KBS 2TV 4부작 드라마 ‘락락락’ (극본 박경선 방효금 연출 이원익)은 최근 예능프로그램을 통해 제2의 전성기를 맞은 ‘부활’의 기타리스트 김태원의 음악인생을 그린 논픽션 음악드라마이다.

김태원 역을 맡은 주인공은 노민우, 김태원을 지켜보는 해바라기 여자친구 현주 역은 홍아름이, 태원의 첫사랑인 수연 역은 장경아가 맡았다.

No Min-Woo plays the role of Kim Tae-Won, Hong Arum plays his girlfriend Hyeon-Joo, and Jang Kyeong-Ah plays the role of Kim Tae-Won’s first love.

당대 최고 보컬리스트 이승철 역에 이종환, 김종서 역에는 방중현이 낙점돼 열연을 펼친다.

Lee Jeong-Hwam plays the role of Lee Seung-Chul and Pang Joong-Hyeon plays the role of Kim Jong-Seo.

12월 11일 오후 11시 15분 첫 방송.

Translated by https://boohwal.wordpress.com

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Star’s Diary: Kim Tae-Won (6)

[스타일기]부활 김태원⑥ “이승철과의 헤어짐,이젠 말한다”

“Separation with Lee Seung-Cheol”

Released 18 May 2010 (9.30 am), edited 9.58 am.

=This is the last part of Kim Tae-Won’s Star Diary released on May this year. Part 1-5 had been translated and published in my blog gradually – and it’s only now that I’ve managed to finalize this last part. A lot of the story told in KBS Drama [Rock Rock Rock] had been told in this series. Check here for the complete part 1-6.=

2002년 여름. 김태원의 오피스텔은 담배연기로 자욱했다. 집중이 되지 않았다. 기타를 잡았지만 머릿속이 공허했다. 촉박해진 제작사와의 작곡 약속일, 발상을 돕기 위해 소주를 마셨지만 소용없었다. 취기가 오를수록 그리움만 더해졌다.

Summer 2002. Kim Tae-Won’s apartment was full of cigarettes smoke. He couldn’t concentrate. He’s got the guitar in his hands but it’s empty inside his head. Imminent deadline for a song he has to write and compose. To help him thinking, he’s had some soju but to no avail. The more he became drunk, the more longing he felt.

작곡 스트레스 탓에 아내가 말다툼 끝에 아이들을 데리고 캐나다로 떠났다. 처음에는 견딜 수 있을 것 같았다. 그러나 시간이 흐르며 그리움은 우울증을 야기했다. 생각을 잊으려 잠을 청했지만 불면증에 시달렸다. 그리움의 끝에서야 겨우 눈을 감았다.

Because of the stress he suffered to compose the song, his wife left to Canada taking their two children after having an argument. At first, he thought he could bear it. As time goes, the longing turned into depression. He tried to empty his mind by sleeping but insomnia forbid him to. It was by the end of longing he could barely closed his eyes.

김태원은 그간 숱한 이별을 겪었다. 가슴은 무뎌지지 않았다. 매번 깊은 슬픔에 허덕였다. 부활 멤버들의 이탈 때도 그러했다. 이승철, 김재기, 김재희, 박완규, 김기연, 이성욱, 정단….

Kim Tae-Won had gone through so many farewells. He’s still standing. Although his heart grows so exhausted every each time. It was not different when one of Boohwal members left. Lee Seung-Cheol, Kim Jegi, Kim Jae-Hee, Park Wan-Gyu, Kim Ki-Yeon, Lee Seong-Wook, Jeong Dan…

헤어진 사연은 제각각이었지만 주 이유는 국내 록음악의 낮은 저변이었다. 계약서는 존재하지 않았다. 연예기획사의 표적이 된 보컬들을 그는 그저 바라볼 수밖에 없었다.

Every member had his own reason to leave Boohwal, but the main reason was the low response from the Korean public on rock music. There was no contract. He could only stood looking when each of the vocalist left for a contract with a music company.

“대중음악에서 소외된 록밴드에 멤버들을 얽매이게 하고 싶지 않았다. 물론 이 때문에 부활 역사의 60%는 위기였다.”

“The members didn’t want to be bound to a rock band that’s isolated from the popular music. Of course, for this reason, 60% of Boohwal’s history has been crisis.”

다른 이유로 맞은 이별도 있었다. 짙은 그리움을 남긴 김재기다. 그는 보석 같은 보컬이었다. 마이크를 멀리 떨어뜨려도 사방이 울릴 정도로 풍부한 성량을 자랑했다. 김태원은 군 제대를 기다리는 노력 끝에 그를 멤버로 끌어들였다.

There was also other reason. Kim Jaegi, whom he’s always missed. He was like a treasure. Even when  he stood at a distance to the microphone, his rich voice were always loud  and clear. Kim Tae-Won waited for him to finish his military service, so he could have him as Boohwal’s member.

그러나 함께한 시간은 길지 않았다. 견인된 차를 가져오던 중 교통사고로 세상을 떠났다. 세 번째 앨범에 실린 <사랑할수록>은 단 한 번 녹음에 그칠 수밖에 없었다.

But the time they spent together wasn’t long. He passed away in a traffic accident while trying to get his towed car back. “The More I Love” which was inserted in Boohwal’s 3rd album was recorded for the first and only time before he passed away.

“정교한 녹음 과정을 거쳤다면 세계적인 곡이 됐을 거다. 사고만 없었다면 함께 좋은 날들을 누렸을 텐데.”

“It would have been an international hit had he finished the complete recording process. We could’ve spent good days together had he not been in the accident.”

이승철과의 인연에도 아쉬움은 가득하다. 당초 여덟 번째 앨범을 함께 한 뒤 다음 작업을 기약했다. 그러나 둘 사이에 갈등이 생겼다. ‘부활’ 명칭에 대한 견해 차였다.

There were also a lot of regrets about his relationship with Lee Seung-Cheol. Originally, we agreed to work together still after the recording of the 8th album. But there was some conflict between the two of us. We had different opinions about using the name “Boohwal.”

“‘부활’로 활동하는 게 당연하다고 생각했는데 승철이는 아니었다. ‘이승철과 부활’이라는 이름을 고집했다. 부활이 누구의 밴드로 전락하는 것 같아 기분이 상했다.”

“I thought it was only natural that we make the album as “Boohwal” but Lee Seung-Chul thought differently. He insisted in using “Lee Seung-Cheol with Boohwal”. It was as if he degenerated Boohwal as his band and I was so hurt because of it.”

‘이승철과 부활’이라는 타이틀로 공연실황 DVD가 발매되며 갈등은 더욱 고조됐다.

The concert DVD was released with the title “Lee Seung-Cheol with Boohwal”, making the conflict between us to only heighten.

“사전 조율 없이 발매한 DVD에 한바탕 크게 싸웠다. 다음 작업은 자연스럽게 물거품이 됐다.”

“Without any prior consultation, we had a huge fight regarding the DVD. The collaboration planned to follow the 8th album production was automatically canceled.”

보컬만 주목받는 밴드의 현실. ‘부활’이라는 명칭은 그에게 마지막 남은 자존심이었다. 그는 믿는다. 끝까지 고수한 이름이 25년 역사로 이어질 수 있었다고.

The vocalist always receive the most spotlight, it’s the reality of band. “Boohwal” was the last pride to Kim Tae-Won. He has faith. He believed that Boohwal could stand  still to its name after 25 years of history.

“밴드 구성원 모두 ‘부활’이라는 이름에 자부심을 느껴 지금까지 살아남을 수 있었다.”

“All Boohwal members always feel the self-esteem of Boohwal that we can survive up to now.”

다시 2002년 여름. 잠에서 깬 김태원은 부리나케 서랍을 뒤적였다. 이내 집어든 수첩. 그는 글을 써내려갔다.

Again, summer of 2002. Kim Tae-Won hurriedly looked into his drawers as he woke up from his sleep. He started writing.

‘그리워하면 언젠가 만나게 되는 어느 영화와 같은 일들이 일어져 가기를….’

“if you long, you will meet someday, as it is in the movies…”

꿈에서 본 ‘네버 엔딩 스토리’의 가사. 그리움의 대상은 가족이었다. 컴퓨터를 켜고 캐나다의 가족에게 화상전화를 걸었다. 흐릿하게 보이는 아내 얼굴. “곡을 해결했어”라고 말하는 김태원의 얼굴에는 눈물이 흘러내렸다.

The lyrics of “Never Ending Story” that he saw in his dream. He was longing for his family. He turned on his computer and video-called his family in Canada. Blurry face of his wife. “I finished the song,” said Kim Tae-Won, tears running down his face.

“명곡은 늘 인생의 기로에서 탄생했다. 일종의 딜레마다. 그런 법칙이 존재한다면 명곡을 포기하겠다. 또 다시 가족을 잃는 슬픔 따윈 겪고 싶지 않다.”

“A great song is always born at a turning point of life. It’s sort of a dilemma. If such law existed, I’d give up writing great songs. I don’t want to feel such pain as losing my family again.”

며칠 뒤 그가 적은 가사처럼 영화와 같은 일이 벌어졌다. 아내가 아이들을 데리고 눈앞에 나타났다. 다시 맞잡은 아내의 두 손. 그는 다짐했다. 다시는 손을 놓지 않겠다고. 네버 엔딩 스토리는 그렇게 다시 이어졌다.

A few days after, a movie-like situation came into reality just as the lyrics he had written. His wife and children showed up before his eyes. He could now hold his wife’s hands again. He made up his mind. He would never let go those hands again. Never Ending Story continued from then on, again.

Reporter: Hwang Yong=Hee
Source: ⓒ아시아경제 & 스투닷컴(stoo.com)

[Music Video] Donghwa “동화”

Finally, the music video of “Assimilation” (동회)~

Find the lyrics and translation here (click)! 🙂

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