[Paek Chunggang] Separation Becomes a Star

The final round of “Star Audition the Great Birth” didn’t have Kim Yuna, one of the mentors present, for she is still hospitalized for a nerve paralysis. Hope she gets well soon. Mentor Kim Tae Won, just arrived the day before from Australia for Qualification of Men’s recording, looked fresh and well.

Paek Chunggang, Chinese of Korean descent, although many admitted his talent, I don’t think most people would even imagine that he’d come out the number1 winner of “Star Audition”. In fact, no body would even imagine that it would have come down to Lee Tae Kwon and Paek Chunggang. Korea. The first season of “Star Audition the Great Birth” really was a victory to the dark horses.

Download this song and other songs Chunggang sung in the audition ~ 🙂

Following Lee Tae-Kwon’s “Black and White Photograph”, please find below the song specially written for Paek Chunggang himself from the mentor Kim Tae-Won.

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이별
(離別)이 별이 되나봐

작곡.사 김태원 

나와 헤어진 후에 널 생각하며 먼 곳을 홀로 보곤 해
언제부턴가 생긴 익숙해져버린 오랜 습관이지
(after separating from you, I often look at a faraway place when I think of you)
(a habit I come to get used to, don’t even remember when it started)

쉽게 잊혀지지도 다시 만날 수도 없단게 사실일까
마음속으로 항상 널 생각하면 만날 수 있을거야
(easily forgotten, cannot meet again, is it the truth?)
 (If I always think about you in my heart, I believe that I will met you one day)

너무 앞아, 내 가슴이
너에게  다가가려고 해봐도
(hurts so much, my heart)
(even if I try to get closer to you)

너무 멀어, 손 닿을 수 없기에~ 너를
홀로 간직해 가는 걸거야
(so far, you’re in a place I can’t reach)
(I’ll cherish you by myself)

가슴속에, 너무 앞아
더는 견딜 수가 없을까
(inside my heart, hurts so much)
(can I not stand it anymore?)

혹시 나를 기다려줄 수 있겠니
너를 만나러 갈테니까
(could you wait for me?)
(coz I’ll go to see you)

너무 앞아, 내 가슴이
너에게  다가가려고 해봐도
(hurts so much, my heart)
(even if I try to get closer to you)  

너무 멀어, 손 닿을 수 없기에~ 너를
홀로 간직해 가는 걸거야
(so far, you’re in a place I can’t reach)
(I’ll cherish you by myself)

가슴속에, 너무 앞아
더는 견딜 수가 없을까
(inside my heart, hurts so much)
(can I not stand it anymore?)

혹시 나를 기다려줄 수 있겠니
너를 만나러 그때 만나러 갈테니까
(could you wait for me?)
(I’ll go to see you, coz when the time comes I’ll go to see you)

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[Lee Tae Kwon] Black and White Photograph

Yesterday was the final round of “Star Audition the Great Birth”, with two of Kim Tae Won’s mentees left as finalists. For the final stage, Kim Tae Won gave a special gift to each of Lee Tae Kwon (이태권) and Paek Chunggang (백청강) who are truly champions over their dreams. The songs, hopefully will be their glorious first step as professional singer.

Find Lee Tae Kwon’s “Black and White Photograph” below, including the scene when Kim Tae-Won told him that he wrote a song specially for him~^^

Download this song and other songs Lee Tae Kwon sung in the audition ~ 🙂

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흑백사진 (Black and White Photograph) 

작사.곡 김태원

그대와 걸었던 길이죠 (the street I walked with you)
거리에 그대 향이 나요 (I can smell your scent from the street)
우리가 걸었던 그 길이 (the street we walked)
날 기억해줘서 (coz it remembers me)
생각 난거겠죠 (it comes to my mind)

가끔씩 떠오르는거겠죠 (it comes to my mind sometimes)
서로가 힘겨웠던 날과  (our difficult days, and)
너무 아름다웠던 그 얘기들이 (those beautiful stories)
잊혀져 갈쯔음 (when I’m about to forget them)

한장의 사진만 간직하는 거라면 (if I could treasure just one photograph)
그대가 담겨진 사진이겠죠 (it would be a picture with you in it)
난 기다렸었고 널 기다리던  (I waited, I waited for you)
그 아름다웠던 그림이 있는 사진  (a photograph with that beautiful picture in it)

한장의 사진만 간직하는 거라면 (if I could treasure just one photograph)
그대가 담겨진 사진이겠죠 (a picture with you in it)
난 기다렸었고 널 기다리던  (I waited, I waited for you)
그 아름다웠던 그림이 있는 사진 (a photograph with that beautiful picture in it)

나의 기억만 간직하는 거라면 (if my memory is the only thing I could treasure)
그대의 모습을 기억해야죠 (I should remember your look)
난 사랑했었고 널 사랑하던  (I loved, I loved you)
그 아름다웠던 너무 아름다웠던~ (that beautiful, very beautiful..)

KBS TV [Guerrilla Date with Kim Tae Won]

Originally aired in Korea on 16 April 2011. Supposedly aired later on KBS World.
The interview was recorded 10 days earlier (on April 6th) in Hongdae.

It already has English subtitles, so enjoy! 🙂

Btw Kim Tae Won is in Australia at the moment for Men’s Qualification recording. If you happen to be in Australia and run into someone who looks like him, it could as well be him! lol Have great weekends! 🙂

[Youthful Beauty OST] Snowman in May

“Snowman in May” (5월의 눈사람) is the OST of a new drama aired in KBS TV. It is not sung by Boohwal, but a female singer Jang Nara.

Personally,  I like her. Both as a singer and as an actress. Her movies are more of my taste that her songs, though. She use to play a “tough girl” role despite the world is making fun of her. This new drama, is one of Nara’s typical drama.

No, I haven’t started  writing about quite everything I want on this page. No, the reason I’m reviewing (shortly) her and this new drama is that Kim Tae Won wrote one of the OST. The following song, titled “Snowman in May” was written and composed by Kim Tae Won, and sung by Jang Nara.

Ow. Please note that Lee Tae-Kwon also songs one version of this song ~ ^^

5월의 눈사람 (Snowman in May)

밖엔 지금 바람이 불어 그 오래전에 바람처럼 바람이 불어
Outside, the wind is blowing now
Like that wind a long time ago, the wind is blowing

넌 먼곳을 보고 내가 널 바라보던 그날 처럼 바람이 불어
You are looking a place faraway, I am watching you
The wind is blowing like that day

술잔을 든 너의 모습과 같이 있어도 홀로이던 나 
With you lifting the wine glass,
Even when I’m with you, I’m alone

내가 사랑을 하면 모두 이뤄진다는 얘긴 동화속 이야기기에
“If I love, everything will come true”
It’s a story in a folktale

너무 사랑했었어 너는 몰랐겠지만 너를 바라보던 내눈에선
I loved (you) too much, you wouldn’t have known
but from my eyes that kept watching you 

알수 없었니
couldn’t you tell?

너무 사랑했기에 홀로 너무 많이 사랑했기에
because I loved (you) too much, I loved (you) so much by myself

나는 혼자 널 그리워서 
I was all alone missing (you)

술잔을 든 너의 모습과 같이 있어도 홀로이던 나 
With you lifting the wine glass, 
Even when I’m with you, I’m alone

내가 사랑을 하면 모두 이뤄진다는 얘긴 동화속 이야기기에
“If I love, everything will come true”
It’s a story in a folktale

너무 사랑했었어 너는 몰랐겠지만 너를 바라보던 내눈에선
I loved (you) too much, you wouldn’t have known
but from my eyes that kept watching you 

알수 없었니
couldn’t you tell?

너무 사랑했기에 홀로 너무 많이 사랑했기에
because I loved (you) too much, I loved (you) so much by myself

나는 혼자 널 그리워서 
I was all alone missing (you)

같은 바람이 불어 헤어지던 날처럼 너를 그리워한 내 마음을 정말 몰랐니
The same wind is blowing as the day we separated
do you really not know my heart is missing you? 

바람이 불어와 너와 사랑하던 그날처럼 
The wind is blowing in, just like the day we used to love 

밖엔 바람이 불어
The wind is blowing outside

[Musical] Hedwig & The Angry Inch

The Musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a well-known musical originating from the Jane Theater in Broadway in 1998. The rock musical was written by John Cameron Mitchell, the original cast of the musical, and composed by the original guitarist, Stephen Trask. The musical is a concert-style performance, given by the fictional East German transgender rock singer Hedwig, her husband Yitzhak, and the band Angry Inch. Hedwigs monologue is based on the backdrop of the ballroom of Hotel Riverview, a slummy hotel located on the Hudson River in New Yorks western village, where the survivors of 1912 Titanic stayed. With rough and crude animation, and mind blowing punk rock, Hedwig is still recording sold-out shows in over 80 cities around the world.(Interpark)

The most stylish rock musical of this century since its premier in Korea in 2005, musical Hedwig has become one of the most celebrated musicals in Korea, with over 85% ticket sales per year. Top singers and and vocalists have had their share playing the part: 송용진 (Song Yong-Jin) 2005-2009, 김다현 (Kim Da Hyeon) 2005-2007, 이석준 (Lee Seok-Jun) 2006-2008, 엄기준 (Eom Ki-Jun) 2005, 김수용 (Kim Soo-Young) 2006, 조정석 (Jo Jeong-Seok) in 2006 and 2008, 조승우 (Cho Seung-Woo) 2007, 이주광 (Lee Joo-Kwang) 2008. Aside from Song Yong-Jin who was re-casted, 윤도현 (Yoon Do-Hyun), 송창의 (Song Chang-Ui), 유희석 (Yoo Hee-Seok), and 최재용 (Choi Jae-Young) was casted in 2009. Quite a long list, is it ^^

As the Angry Inch band, Boohwal’s 서재혁 (Seo Jae-Hyuck) and 채제민 (Chae Jemin), together with music producer/ guitarist 이준 (Lee Jun) have always been “permanent cast” from 2005 to 2008. Guitarist Zakky Kim, who was also a member of the project band “Little Wing” joined the Angry Inch band in 2006, and Guitarist 김민기 (Kim Min Gi) in 2008. Along with Yoon Do-Hyun, the whole YB band* members played the role of Angry Inch band in 2009.

The video below is I think an excerpt from Yoon Do-Hyun’s Love Letter in 2006, where they invited Hedwig’s cast into the studio. In the video below are 송용진 (Song Yong-Jin) and 김수용 (Kim Soo-Young) as Hedwig, 영진 (Yeong Jin) as Yitzhak, and 서재혁 (Seo Jae-Hyuck), 채제민 (Chae-Min), 이준 (Lee Jun), and Zakky Kim as the Angry Inch band.

Unfortunately “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” didn’t stage in Korea in 2010 when I first found out about them. If I remember correctly of my search results last year, they had always staged from the end of autumn to winter. Probably to recompense their absence last year, Hedwig will be on stage earlier this year, from May to August 2011.

Three new faces will play Hedwig role:최재웅 (Choi Jae-Woong), 김동완 (Kim Dong-Wan), and 김재욱 (Kim Jae Wook), along with 조정석 (Jo Jeong-Seok). The good news for me is that the original Angry Inch band is back, with of course 서재혁 (Seo Jae-Hyuck) and 채제민 (Chae Jemin) on stage~^^

Ow, reservation on Interpark~ and the musical will be held at KT&G Sangsang Art Hall.

*Despite this is my own blog, I’ve designated it for Boohwal only so I don’t post promotions on the side, but I personally also love YB band, so check them out by clicking the link that’ll get you through their official website~^^

And you can check Hedwig’s official site here, but unfortunately they had not upgraded it since the 2009 musical.

[Boohwal Concert Schedule] May ~ June 2011


May 2011 (2011년 5월)
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Saturday, 7 May 2011 @ Cheonan (천안)

Time: 7 May 2o11/ 4pm, 7.30pm
Venue: 성암문화체육관
Reservation: Interpark

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 @ Suwon (수원)

Time: 10 May 2o11/ 3pm, 6.30pm
Venue: 경기도문화의전당 행복한대극장
Reservation: Interpark

Saturday, 28 May 2011 @ Ulsan (울산)

Time: 28 May 2o11/ 4pm, 7.30pm
Venue: KBS Ulsan Hall
Reservation: Interpark, Auction, CK Art Hall, or by phone
Inquiries: (052) 270-2690, (052) 275-0077, (052) 270-2600


June 2011 (2011년 6월)
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Fri-Sat, 3-4 June 2011 @ Seoul (서울)

Time: 3 June 2011 (8 pm)/ 4 June 2011 (3 pm, 7 pm)
Venue: LG Arts Center
Reservation: Interpark and LG Arts Center
Inquiries: (02)3485-8700

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Saturday, 11 June 2011 @ Daejeon (대전)

Time: 11 June 2o11/ 3 pm, 7 pm
Venue: 대전 우송예술회관
Reservation: Interpark
Inquiries: (02)1600-4534

Saturday, 18 June 2011 @ Kangreung (강릉)

Time: 18 June 2o11/ 4 pm, 7.30 pm
Venue: 강릉원주대학교 해람문화관(강릉캠퍼스)
Reservation: Interpark
Inquiries: (033) 645-1253

Saturday, 25 June 2011 @ Busan (부산)

Time: 11 June 2o11/ 4 pm, 7.30 pm
Venue: 대전 우송예술회관
Reservation: Interpark, Auction, Yes 24, Megatickets
Inquiries: (02)1600-1602

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