[Interview] 행복한 27년 차 록그룹, 부활

I really didn’t have d time to even read this interview when it was published last May. I’ll start translating bit by bit… be patient~ ^^ The interview was published 2 May 2011. Say thank you after reading please~ 🙂

‘산전수전’ 이라는  말이 이들처럼 맞아 떨어지는 그룹이 또 있을까. ‘디엔드(The End)로 시작해 1985년  ‘부활’로 이름을 바꾼 이 그룹은 그 이름처럼 절망적인 ‘끝’과 찬란한 ‘부활’을 끊임없이 겪으며 27년을 보냈다. 

There’s probably no other group that fits the expression “have gone through all sorts of hardships” as Boohwal. Changing their name from “The End” to Boohwal (“Resurrection”) in 1985, they’re spent 27 years living by the name, nearing “end” to brilliantly “resurrect” again.

원년 멤버 기타리스트 김태원 27년, 드러머 채제민, 베이시스트 서재혁 12년, 부활의 아홉 번째 보컬 정동하 7년. 이 짧지 않은 시간 동안 네 사람은 ‘부활’이라는 이름으로 함께 하며 세상의 무관심이라는 쓴 맛과 대중의 환호라는 환희를 함께 맞이하고 보내왔다. 

Original member guitarist Kim Tae Won – 27 years, drummer Chae Je Min and bassist Seo Jae Hyuck – 12 years, Boohwal’s 9th vocalist Jeong Dong Ha – 7 years. The four of them come together as “Boohwal”, having a taste of un-interested public at one moment and splendid attention at another.

2002년 ‘네버엔딩스토리’ 이후 다시 대중의 시야에서 멀어지고 있던 이들은 김태원의 ‘국민할매’ 등극과 함께 다시 절정과도 같은 부활을 맞이하고 있었다. 

Following “Never Ending Story”‘s success in 2002, Boohwal went further from public’s attention once again, but following Kim Tae W0n’s activity in entertainment programmes as “National Grandma” they start to see a new peak.
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“모든 멤버들이 강행군을 이어오고 있어요. 태원이 형의 예능 활동을 통해 알려 졌다는 건 부인할 수 없는 사실이고, 바쁜 와중에도 태원형은 음반, 공연 등을 계속해서 이어오고 있죠. 그러다 아프기도 했고 위대한 탄생에 멘토로 활약하시니까 더 사랑을 받더라고요. 이상하게 짠 것처럼. 요즘처럼 내일이 기대된 적은 없었던 거 같아요.”(서재혁) 

Seo Jae Hyuck: “All members are working on a tight schedule now. It’s an undeniable fact that Boohwal’s gotten more publicized through Tae Won Hyeong’s activities in variety show; despite he’s busy schedule, Tae Won Hyeong keeps working on our album and concerts. He got sick a few times, but through “The Great Birth” Audition he receives even more attention from the public. It’s as if all were planned. I can’t remember other time when we’re so full of expectations about what might come our way tomorrow.”

한 방송사 음악프로그램 대기실. 리허설 중간 잠깐 짬을 내 만나 자칫 어수선해지기 쉬운 분위기를 잡아주는 건 부활의 베이시스트 서재혁이다. 부활엔터테인먼트 대표직을 겸하고 있는 그에게 김태원은 “부활의 두뇌, 부활로서 최초의 어떤 스타일을 지난 사람”이라고 말한다.

채제민은 가장 무서운(?) 외모이지만 가장 여린 감성을 지닌 드러머임이 대화 중 밝혀졌고, 정동하는 형들의 대화에 조용히 듣다가 “태원형이 술 마실 때보다 끊은 지금 기타를 훨씬 잘 연주하신다”라고 말해 김태원을 웃게 만드는 의외의 인물. 부활의 음악을 더 잘 이해하기 위해 짧지만 강렬한 개별 인터뷰를 시도했다.

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KIM TAE WON ♣ 김태원 

예능에서 어록이라 할 만큼 촌철살인의 말들이 화제가 되고 있습니다. 비결이 있나요.
어록을 해야지 생각을 하고 말을 하면 이미 순수성을 잃는 겁니다. 단 한글자라도 준비한 멘트는 없어요. 계산된 것에는 에너지가 없습니다. 상황을 정확하게 감지하고 제 마음을 담으면 그게 어록이 될 수는 있겠죠.

[Your witty remarks in entertainment programmes are often quoted. What’s your secret?]

I wouldn’t have been genuine if I made my remarks wanting people to quote it. I never prepared any of my remarks. I don’t have the energy to calculate everything. I sense the situation perfectly and simply make my remarks.

과거엔 완벽주의적인 성격 때문에 주위 사람들이 어려워했다는 말을 들었는데요.
옛날에 까칠함을 자랑하는 나이였고, 지금은 까칠함을 숨기는 나이가 됐죠.

[I heard you used to be a perfectionist the people around you find you difficult to deal with.]

I was at the age proud of my haggardness, now I’m at the age to hide it. 

남자의자격 멤버들과 부활 멤버들을 생각할 때 혹시 차이가 있거나 다른 점이 있나요.
둘이 정확히 같습니다. ‘남자의 자격’도 대본이 없거든요. 녹화하는 과정에서 누가 부족하면 누군가 채워줍니다. 부활이 무대에서 라이브를 할 때 무언가가 부족하면 즉흥적으로 다른 누군가가 채웁니다. 같은 겁니다.

[When you think of “Qualifications of Men”‘s members and Boohwal members, is there any difference?]

Both are exactly the same (for me). There’s also no script for “Qualifications of Men”. If somebody’s “lacking” during the recording, somebody else fill in. The same as Boohwal in live concerts, we improvise to complement each other. It’s the same. 

27년간 부활을 이끌고 있습니다. 김태원에게 부활은, 그리고 팬은 어떤 의미입니까.
종교는 전도를 한다고 하죠. 우리는 음악을 전합니다. 27년 간 굉장히 부족한 모습도 보여드리고 잘하는 모습도 보여드렸어요. 평범한 사람인 우리 이야기를 27년 동안 적어왔다고 생각하시면 됩니다. 우리는 넷이서 뭉쳐 있었고, 그 넷의 이름이 부활이었죠. 팬은, 그림으로 치자면 도화지에요. 물감으로 칠을 해야 하는데 도화지가 없으면 그릴 때가 없잖아요. 팬들이 우릴 외면하면 우린 노래할 데가 없어지는 겁니다.

[You’ve brought Boohwal for 27 years. For Kim Tae Won, what does Boohwal, and what does your fan means to you?]

In a religion, they do “mission” (to deliver the message) do they. We deliver music. In 27 years, we’ve shown deficiency, we’ve also shown good performances. You can say we’ve written down our stories for 27 years now. The four of us come together, as Boohwal. Fans, are like drawing paper. When we’re drawing with watercolor, we can’t work without a drawing paper. If fans look the other way, we’d have no place to sing. 

멤버들의 한 마디.
서재혁: 하고 싶은 말은 그때 그때 달라요. CF를 많이 찍을 때는 같이 좀 찍었으면 하고요(일동 폭소). 살면서 자기 주위 사람들을 감동시키는 게 가장 어려운 일이잖아요. 오래 함께 하면서 실제 영향 받고 감동하고 존경하는 분이에요.

Seo Jae-Hyuck: “At different times, I’ve different things I’d like to say. I wish we can do commercials together when you do (laugh). It’s a difficult thing to touch the emotion of the people around you, isn’t it. From the years we’ve spent together, he’s a person I’ve gotten lots of influence from and I respect for the way he touches my heart.”

CHAE JE MIN ♥ 채제민

the only member who comes back in after leaving Boohwal

1999년 부활에 처음 합류하셨어요. 중간에 한번 탈퇴하고 다시 합류하셨습니다.
제 의지였다기 보단… 또 다른 의리 때문에 나가게 된 거였어요. 다시 돌아온 후로 제 의지로 나갈 일은 없을 거라고 생각했죠. 그런데 다시 합류한 뒤로도 부활이 잘 될 때보다 안 될 때가 훨씬 많았어요. 그런데도 버틸 수 있었던 건 신뢰 하나였던 것 같아요.

[You joined Boohwal for the first time in 1999. But you stepped out and came back again.]

It wasn’t intentional… I had to leave for another loyalty. After coming back, I thought I’d never leave Boohwal ever again by my intention. But Boohwal was often not very successful most times after I came back. I think it was my trust that kept me holding on. 

김태원: 가장 확실한 건, 부활 역사상 나갔다 들어온 멤버는 이 친구가 최초란 겁니다(일동 폭소) 들어 오려고 하지도 않았을뿐더러 받아주지도 않았겠죠. 이 친구와 저와는 보이지 않는 뭔가가 있는 겁니다

Kim Tae Won: For certain, he was the first member in Boohwal history to come back after leaving the band (laugh) There’s some chemistry between me and him. He didn’t have to say anything when he joined back, thus I was also not in any position to take him back.

외모로만 보면 부활에서 가장 터프하고 강해보어요.
부활에서 제일 마음 여리고 갈팡질팡 하는 사람이 접니다(웃음). 성격적으로 가장 강인한 사람은 태원 형이에요. 외유내강의 표본이시죠. 재혁이도 심지가 곧고 동하도 추진력이 있어요. 가장 닮고 싶은 사람이라면….정동하의 얼굴. (일동 폭소)

[Judging from appearance, you seem to be the toughest and the strongest among Boohwal members.]

Among Boohwal members, I’m the most sentimental and wandering. The person with the strongest personality is Tae Won Hyeong. He’s a baseline of a person who looks gentle in appearance, but tough inside. Jae Hyuck is also straight up, and Dongha is pro-active. 

채제민씨에게 부활은 어떤 의미인가요.
가족이에요. 싸워도 가족은 어찌됐든 서로 의지하잖아요. 부활은 가족이라고 생각하고 앞으로도 갈겁니다.

[What does Boohwal mean to you?]

It’s my family. No matter how they fight, family depends on each other. I think of Boohwal as my family, and that’s how it’ll always be. 

멤버들의 한 마디.
김태원: 드럼에선 우리나라에서 베스트인 사람이고, 자기 영역을 확실하게 지켜내는 것에 박수를 보냅니다. 

Kim Tae Won: He’s the best drummer in our country, I applaud him for certainly protecting (building) his area of expertise.

JEONG DONG HA ♦ 정동하

2005년 오디션을 보고 합류하셨습니다.
힘든 시간이 있었지만 지금은 좋아요. 앨범을 내도 나왔는지도 모르게 사라지는 시기잖아요. 지금은 태원형의 활약 덕분에 공연장에 관객분들이 많이 찾아주시고, 앨범을 내면 들어주고. 예전보다는 굉장히 따뜻한 상황이 된 것 같아요. 정말 행복하죠.

[You joined Boohwal in 2005 through an audition.]

It was a difficult time back then, but it’s all good now. It was the time when the album just disappeared even without anybody knowing (there’s low public attention). Thanks to Tae Won Hyeong activities now, a lot of people come to our concerts, listen to to our albums. It’s became a lot warmer compared to that time. I’m really happy. 

부활 보컬로 참여할 때 부담이 컸을 것 같아요.
처음엔 부담스러웠어요. 내가 참여한 앨범을 들고 나왔을 때 부활 팬들이 어떤 반응을 보일까 궁금하고 걱정도 많이 했어요. 잠도 설치고 그랬죠. 딱 (앨범이) 나왔는데 사람들이 별로 관심이 없더라고요(웃음). 누가 들어오든 말든. 그래서 상처도 받고.. 부활이 다시 조명 받고 관심을 받으면서 예전 부활 보컬 선배님들과 비교도 하고 비판도 하세요. 굉장히 좋은 자극이 돼요.

[It was probably a big burden when you first joined Boohwal]

It was at first. When I carried the album I participated in, I wandered and worried a lot about the reaction Boohwal fans would have. Many sleepless nights. When the album first came out, there was no response (laugh). I was hurt.. As Boohwal gets more spotlight once again and receive more public attention, some compare with Boohwal’s previous vocalists and also criticize. It all becomes a positive stimulus for me. 

부활 아홉 번째 보컬이신데, 최초로 재계약을 한 보컬이시죠. 가장 오랜 활동한 보컬이기도 하고요.
예전엔 계약서 자체가 없었어요. 지난 보컬 선배님들도 그랬고요. 이번엔 서로 열심히 하자라는 뜻에서 했는데 계약서가 지금 어디 있는지도 몰라요. 계약서 자체가 중요한 건 아닌 것 같아요.

[You joined as the 9th vocalist in Boohwal history, but were the first vocal to renew contract. You’re also the longest vocalist who stayed in Boohwal.]

There was not even a contract before. That’s how it was with previous vocalists as well. We made the contract just to re-instate the commitment to Boohwal. I don’t even know where the contract is now. I don’t think the contract itself is important.

소년같이 순수하고 차분한 이미지로 여성팬이 많이 생겼습니다. 실제 성격도 그런가요?
어려서부터 혼자 있는 시간이 많았어요 이사를 많이 다니고 전학을 많이 다니다 보니까 사람들과 친해지는 게 어려웠거든요. 가족과는 하루종일 세 마디 이상 넘은 적이 없을 정도였어요. 그러다 사람들을 만나니 너무 따뜻한 거에요. 그게 기쁘고, 저도 영향을 받아서…보이는 모습 그대로죠(웃음).

[You have a lot of female fans thanks to your innocent-ness and gentle image. In reality, how is your character?]

I spent a lot of time by myself since I was little. I moved around a lot, and moved schools too, I find it difficult to get close with people. In a day, I didn’t even talk more than 3 words with my family – it was that bad. From that situation, (through) Boohwal I come to meet people and started to feel warm. I’m happy because of that, I also receive influences from other people … I’m pretty much what you see (laugh). 

정동하씨에게 부활은.
부활과 음악, 모두가 세상과 통하는 유일한 통로.

[What is Boohwal for you?]

Boohwal and music, it’s the only channel for me to communicate with the world.

멤버들의 한 마디.
서재혁: 동하는 껍질을 깨지 않은, 소년 같은 느낌이 있었는데 지금은 남자가 돼가고 있는 것 같아요. 전엔 본인을 보여줄 수 있는 상황이 아니었는데 이제는 상황이 됐으니까, 록커로서의 모습이 분명이 있거든요. 그걸 더 보여줄 수 있었으면 하는 바람이 있어요.

Seo Jae-Hyuck: Dongha is a “pure” person, he used to felt like a “boy”, now he’s starting to become a “man”. There was not much to be shown before, but not he’s changed and developed, he obviously has this “rocker” identity. I hope he could show more of it. 

SEO JAE HYUCK ♠ 서재혁

1999년에 합류하셨습니다. 계기가 무엇이었나요.
군대제대하고 당시 이오공감처럼 작곡가 한 명 보컬 한 명 컨셉트가 유행할 때 저도 뒤에 서 있는 멋있는 작곡가가 되고 싶어서 도전했어요. 데모를 만들어 돌렸는데 외모도 별로고 공대생이라 그랬는지 잘 안 됐어요. 노래 하시는 분이 유학을 가시면서 마지막 선물을 준 게 부활 오디션 기회였죠.

[You joined Boohwal in 1999. What’s the story behind it?]

After completing military service, the trending concept in music industry was like “EO-Gonggam*” – a singer and a composer work together to produce an album, at the time I also wanted to be that cool composer standing in the back so I challenged myself. I made demo tapes and send it around, well it didn’t work out – maybe I’m not good looking, maybe it wasn’t good enough coz my background was an engineering student. The singer then left to study abroad, but the last present he gave me was the chance to audition with Boohwal. 

“이오공감”(EO-Gonggam) was a duo made in 1992, the members are singer Lee Seung-Hwan (이승환) and composer Oh Tae-Ho(오태호).

중간에 합류해서 적응하는 과정은 어땠나요.
솔직히 그때는 신출내기였기 때문에 프로필이 필요했어요. 부활이 궁금하기도 했고. 사실 부활을 좋아하신 않았어요(웃음). 그래서 겁 없이 다가갈 수도 있었던 것 같아요. 그런 것들을 좋게 봐주시고 받아들여 주시고 뭔가를 할 수 있도록 해주신 거죠. 부활 음악 색과 안 맞는 부분도 있었지만 오랜 시간이 지나면서 융화 됐어요. 지금은 팀 전체를 믿고 맡겨주시는 상황이 된 거죠.

[You joined Boohwal “in the middle”, how was the process to fit in?]

Honestly, because I was a newcomer in the industry I needed a profile (experience). I was also curious about Boohwal. But honestly I wasn’t a fan (laugh). Maybe that’s why I didn’t have any fear or worries to enter. But he (Kim Tae Won) saw it positively, except it, and allowed me to do (be) something. There were parts of Boohwal music that didn’t fit with me, but I come to harmonize with them as time goes. Now I got to the point that the whole team is entrusted to me. 

부활이 계속 이어져온 힘은 무엇일까요. 

‘네버엔딩스토리’ 때 5천 명 모이던 공연장에서 콘서트를 했었어요. 그런데 이후에 300명이 모이는 공연장으로 ‘내려’ 갔죠. 하지만 그 공연을 하면서 그 동안 느끼지 못했던 공연의 즐거움을 처음 느꼈어요. 잘 되지 않더라고 하고 싶다고 생각이 들더군요. 그때부터 노력한 게 팀원 각자 개인 능력을 극대화 시키는 것. 팀에만 목숨을 걸고 있으면 결국엔 금전적인 문제 때문에 팀이 와해되잖아요. 전 개인적으로 공대를 졸업했기 때문에 다시 대학에서 음악을 전공하고, 아이들을 가르쳤어요. 드라마 영화 음악, 광고 세션에 참여하면서 팀을 계속 유지했죠. 김태원이라는 원년 멤버 구심점이 확실히 있기 때문에 멤버들이 믿고 있을 수 있었던 것도 있고. 굴곡이 있어도 유지할 힘이 됐던 거죠.

[What do you think is the strength that’s kept Boohwal until now?]

When we released “Never Ending Story”, we had a concert in a hall that fits 5,000 people. But after then, we “stepped down” to a concert hall that fits only 300 people. But in that concert, for the first time I felt this joy that I never felt in other concerts before. I realized that I want to do this regardless whether the album is successful or not. From that point on, each member worked hard to improve each skill. If we only relied on the team itself, many samples showed the team could break up because of monetary problems. Personally, since I graduated from engineering major, I went back to school to major in music and I also teach kids. I maintained the team while also participating in drama and music OST and commercial music. Because we have original member Kim Tae Won as the center of the team, there’s trust between the members and that’s how we stick together. It became the static power that keeps us together despite the ups and downs. 

회사 대표로서 멤버들을 평가한다면(웃음).
음, 일단 채제민씨는 살을 빼셔야 하고요, 동하는 태원형을 본받아서 말문이 트여야겠어요.(폭소) 태원 형님은 더 이상 할 수 없을 정도로 다양한 PR을 해주시기 때문에 더 이상 바랄 나위가 없죠.

멤버들의 한마디.
김태원: 서재혁이 부활을 움직인다고 해도 과언이 아니에요. 부활로선 최초의 스타일이고 인간입니다. 음악적으로도 마찬가지. 부활이 약간 게으른데 그 룰을 깬 멤버이기도 하죠.

Kim Tae Won: It’s not exaggerating if I say that Seo Jae-Hyuck is the person that keeps Boohwal going. He’s the first person that sets the style of Boohwal. The same as our music. When we get lazy he’d wake the other members up.  

부활을 행보는 더 분주해질 것으로 보인다. 콜라보레이션 세번째 프로젝트와 정규 앨범 13집이 올해 소개되고, 전국투어콘서트 하반기까지 이어질 예정. 멤버들이 콜라보레이션 프로젝트에 합류할 역대 보컬로는 “예상 밖의 깜짝 놀랄 인물이 될 것”이라며 궁금증을 자아낸다. 이제 다시 방송 리허설을 위해 일어나야 할 시간. 팀의 막내 정동하에게 마무리 이야기를 부탁했다. 고심하는 모습에 형들의 짓궂은 농담을 쏟아내도 꿋꿋하게 한 마디.

“사실, 비밀이나 콜라보레이션 앨범이 나왔을 때 부활 팬들이 (저에 대해) 많이 걱정하셨지만(멤버들 폭소) 결과적으로 저를 제쳐둔 게 아니거든요(일동 폭소). 모두가 반할 수 프로젝트를 지금 하고 있으니까 많은 사랑 부탁 드립니다”(정동하)

Boohwal seems to be getting only busier in the future. The third collaboration project album and Boohwal’s 13th album is scheduled for release this year, and long schedule of national tour to be continued to the second half of 2011. There’s also a big curiosity about the next partner in the collaboration project, following the previous two featuring Boohwal’s previous vocalists. ~~ We requested the youngest in the team, Jeong Dong Ha, to say the closing statement for this interview. ~~

Jeong Dong-Ha: “Actually, a lot of Boohwal fans worried (about me) when “Secret” and the second collaboration album came out (all laugh) but actually I wasn’t excluded (laugh). Right now we’re preparing this awesome project that everybody would fall into, we hope fans will love it.”

Source: PlayDB (Interview by Song Ji-Hye and pictures by Studio Choon)

[Collaboration Project + 2] 누구나 사랑을 한다 “Everybody Love”

[Boohwal Collaboration Project +2] is a genius project. Boohwal Entertainment had hinted that they will have four vocals for this second collaboration project, but never crossed my mind that they would collaborate 4 Boohwal former and current vocals. It’s simply genius!! In this song, you can hear Jeong Dong-Ha’s unique and powerful color, Lee Seong-Wook’s soft yet powerful voice, Jeong Dan’s rock flavor, and of course Park Wan Gyu’s strong high tone.

Again, the music video has been released now (look below), so please please please do not illegally download and share this song through sharing sites. Please use legal downloading sites such as bugs, m-netnaver or soribada.

Now, I would like to assume that you’re all familiar with the three invited vocalists whose voice are in this collaboration +2 project. 박완규 (Park Wan-Kyu) was Boohwal’s vocalist from 1996-1997, and he was the main spotlight in Boohwal’s 5th Album [Discovery of Fire]. He was also the first partner for Boohwal Collaboration Project +1, singing “비밀” (Secret). 이성욱 (Lee Seong-Wook) was Boohwal’s vocalist in 2000, at the release of the7th album “Color”. The 7th album was also the first album that Seo Jae-Hyuck took part in after joining Boohwal. 정단 (Jeong Dan) was the last vocalist of Boohwal before Jeong Dongha came along. He was the vocalist in Boohwal’s 9th album [Over the Rainbow], as well as the OST of the movie “A Moment to Remember” (머리속에 지우게) which Kim Tae Won worked on the music for.

Well, only if you’re interested, I’d like to know how many people could make up the different voices among these four vocalist. If you can answer correctly whose voice are in each of the reddened parts (if you don’t read Korean, just divide it by paragraph), I’ll give a special video present to the first three people who come up with correct answers. The time limit is Saturday 12 pm Korean time. 😉 [over]

Now, a little bit about the song. “누구나 사랑을 한다” was originally sung by a senior female Korean singer 정훈희 (Jeong Hoon-Hee). The song was of course written and composed by Kim Tae Won, and inserted in her “40th Anniversary Celebration” album in 2008. Now, enjoy the music video of “누구나 사랑을 한다” (Everybody Love)~ ^^

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The music video started with flashes of “8.1.1” from Boohwal’s 3rd album which was a song dedicated to Kim Jegi (김재기)(the instrumental song starts with the spelling of his name), “Lonely Night” from Boohwal’s 5th album which was sung by Park Wan-Gyu, “얀녕” (Goodbye) from Boohwal’s 7th album sung by Lee Sung-Wook, and “아름다운 사실” (Beautiful Truth) from Boohwal’s 9th sung by Jeong Dan. I think the reason “8.1.1” was also inserted is symbolic, if Kim Jegi were still alive today, he would be part of this album too.

누구나 사랑을 한다 (Everybody Love)

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지금 이 순간에도 어떤 이들은
사랑이라는 걸 만들어 가겠죠
이별이란 한 마디는 상상할 수 없는 채로

(Jeong Dong-Ha)
Now at this moment too, some people are in the process of loving,
even the word “separation” is unimaginable

누군가는 사랑을 하고, 누군가는 헤어진다는
알 수 없는 날이 다가오고 있는 걸
서로 모르는 시간에서

(Park Wan Kyu)
While there is someone loving, there is someone separating
That a day we couldn’t predict is coming, we have no knowledge of

내일을 알 수는 없겠죠
어쩌면이라고 예상 할 뿐이죠
늘 생각했던 게 늘 바래왔던 게
이뤄져 가는 거죠 이뤄져 온 거겠죠

(Lee Seong-Wook)
We don’t know what tomorrow holds, we can only make predictions
The things we think of, the thinks for we hope for, are in the process of coming true

누군가는 사랑을 하고, 누군가는 헤어진다는
알 수 없는 날이 다가오고 있는 걸
서로 모르는 시간에서

(Jeong Dan)
While there is someone loving, there is someone separating
That a day we couldn’t predict is coming, we have no knowledge of

내일을 알 수는 없겠죠
어쩌면이라고 예상 할 뿐이죠
늘 생각했던 게 늘 바래왔던 게
이뤄져 가는 거죠 이뤄져 온 거겠죠

(Jeong Dong-Ha)
We don’t know what tomorrow holds, we can only make predictions
The things we think of, the thinks for we hope for, are in the process of coming true

언젠간이란 아름다운 얘기
그 누군가의 기도로 이뤄져
예상할 수 없는 그 어느 날에
Always

(Jeong Dan)
A beautiful story for someday, coming true through somebody’s wish
On a day no body can predicts, always

내일을 알 수는 없겠죠
어쩌면이라고 예상 할 뿐이죠
늘 생각했던 게 늘 바래왔던 게
이뤄져 가는 거죠 이뤄져 온 거겠죠

(Lee Seong-Wook)
We don’t know what tomorrow holds, we can only make predictions
(Park Wan-Kyu)
The things we think of, the thinks for we hope for, are in the process of coming true

누구나 상상을 하겠죠
언젠간이라는 아름다운 얘길
견딜 수 없도록 힘겨운 날들이
지금의 너와 나를 만들어 왔던 거죠

(Together)
Everybody imagines, a beautiful story someday
The difficult days I can’t bear, you and I made it to this moment

누구나 상상을 하겠죠
언젠간이라는 아름다운 얘길
견딜 수 없도록 힘겨운 날들이
지금의 너와 나를

(Together)
Everybody imagines, a beautiful story someday
The difficult days I can’t bear, you and I

만들어 왔던 거죠

(Jeong Dan)
made it to this moment

[Won Jun-Hee & Jeong Dong-Ha] Larva

The song was composed by “Grape” and lyrics written by Kang Eun-Gyeong. It is inserted in Won Jun-Hee’s single album “Return,” which was released in 2008. It was remade and released again in the form of digital single in May 2009, titled “Return Zero”.
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In the music video below, you can also see glimpses of Kim Tae-Won and pianist Lee Hee-ah (이희아).
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얼마나 먼 길이 될지 (how long a path)
그 누구도 내게 알려 주지 않지만 (even though nobody’s telling me)
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가슴 속에 숨 쉬는 꿈은 (in my heart, a breathing dream)
푸른 빛으로 나의 발걸음을 이끌어 (leading my foot steps in blue light)
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지금은 비록 보잘 것 없어 (there’s nothing I can show right now)
초라한 모습이지만 (i may look shabby, but)
나는 슬퍼하지 않아 (i am not sad)
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어둠을 뚫고 아픔 속을 지나 날아오를 그 날을 위해 (pierce through the darkness, for that day I will fly up from the pain)
포기하지 않아 (i am not giving up)
눈부시게 반짝거릴 날개로 (with a pair of brilliantly dazzling wings)
언젠간 나도 저 태양 너머 무지개를 찾아 갈거야 (one day, I too will cross the sun and find rainbow)
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모두가 날 외면하고 (everybody disregard me)
뒤돌아서 내게 손가락질 하지만 (even though they point their fingers behind my back)
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남모르게 품어왔던 꿈은 (the dream I hold that no body know of)
푸른 손길로 나의 어깨를 다독여 (it extends my shoulder with blue helping hands)
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지금은 가장 낮은 곳에서 (at this moment, from the lowest place)
눈물을 참고 있지만 (i am holding my tears, but)
나는 슬퍼하지 않아 (i am not sad)
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눈물을 딛고 외로움을 견뎌 끝내 웃을 그 날을 위해 (i wipe my tears,bear the loneliness,for that day i’ll be laughing in the end)
포기하지 않아 (i am not giving up)
눈부시게 반짝거릴 날개로 (with a pair of brilliantly dazzling wings)
언젠간 나도 저 태양 너머 무지개를 찾아 갈거야 (one day, I too will cross the sun and find rainbow)
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모든 것엔 기다림이 필요해 (everything requires some waiting)
그래 내겐 아름다운 꿈이 있잖아 (for I have a wonderful dream)
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나의 꿈을 위해 내 모든 걸 다 걸을래 (i will do my all to fulfill my dream)
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난 서두르지 않아 (i am not in any rush)
저 먼 곳의 꿈이라고 하여도 (even though my dream is in that place far away)
언젠간 분명 저 태양 너머 무지개에 다다를 꺼야 (obviously, one day, I will cross the sun and reach the rainbow)
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The video below is of life performance, this song is immediately followed by Boohwal’s “The More I Love” (사랑할수록).
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Hybrid MMORG “Argo”

“Argo” is a game about a natural resource called “어스듐” (Earthdium), which leads to the war between two tribes called “노블리언” (Noblian) and “플로레스라” (Floresslah). As a new futuristic game (MMORPG) “Argo” is having a pre-Opening Beta Test (Pre-OBT) from the 22nd of July until August 2nd.

The soundtrack for Argo is sung by Jeong Dong-Ha, and among the OST, and the song “세상위로(Above the World) that describes the story of this game is opened for public during the pre-OBT period. They also plan to release a mini album for Argo soundtrack.

세상위로

눈을 감고 그려보던 세상이 있어
애기로만 전해 듣던 지상의 하늘
별을 어떤 빚일까
바다는 푸를까
내가 꿈구는 그곳일까

잠겨있던 알고의 문이 열리고
날 잡아 끄는 강한 바람의 느낌
절대 놓치지 않아 고귀한 생명의 애너지
모든 걸 이뤄낼 수 있는 힘

불타버린 세월을 숨긴 채
알 수 없는 운명 속의 우리들
더 이상의 후회는 없어
자유의 저 세상위로 날아가

잠겨있던 알고의 문이 열리고
날 잡아 끄는 강한 바람의 느낌
절대 놓치지 않아 고귀한 생명의 애너지
모든 걸 이뤄낼 수 있는 힘

삼켜버린 눈물의 갇힌 채
버려진 도시 속의 우리들
마지막 그 빚을 되 찾아
미래의 저 희망위로 날아가

어스듐 빚 나는 보석
그 모든 시작을 의미
그날을 잊지 못해
두렵지 않아
포기 할 순 없어

불타버린 세월을 숨긴 채
알 수 없는 운명 속의 우리들
더 이상의 후회는 없어
자유의 저 세상위로 날아가

To download the song and the music video: http://argo.mgame.com/event/2010/0722_ost/default.mgame

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Harmony

This is a special posting, for several reasons:

1. This is exactly my 100th post since I first started this blog (YeY! ^ㅇ^)

2. You can hear all Boohwal members’ voices on this particular post! ^_^

As most of you would have already known, Kim Tae-Won is appearing in a variety show called Men’s Qualification: 101 things to do before you die (남자의 자격) and in this show they perform different missions every week. The mission this time, is to join (make) a choir. The members, of course, has got to be more than the 7 guys in 남자의 자격. So they held an audition to select the remaining 23 members of the choir, and guess what? All Boohwal members showed up for the audition! ^_^

Ow, the video is my own making, in order to avoid any forms of property rights infringements. So just enjoy their beautiful voice and songs~ 🙂

Ow, please note that the audition is for a choir, so it’s to see who’s voice match best with the 7 original members. It’s not to see who sings best..

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In the same order as their audition, the first to come is bassist 재혁, singing “10월의 어느 멋진날에” (Serenade to Spring) (originally sang by 김동규). The first time I and I believe most fans had ever heard him sing, lovely~ ^-^

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창밖에 앉은 바람 한 점에도
사랑은 가득한걸
널 만난 세상 더는 소원 없어
바램은 죄가 될 테니까
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.Second, the drummer 채제민, singing “가리워진 길 (originally sang by 유재하). Note that he had always sang this song for the solo performance in Boohwal’s concert when his shoulder was still hurt and he couldn’t perform solo drum~^^

보일듯 말듯 가물거리는 안개속에 쌓인 길
이리로 가나 저리로 갈가 아득하기만 한데
 

그대여 힘이 되주오
나에게 주어진 길 찾을 수 있도록

 

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Third, and lastly, vocalist 정동하 singin Aladin’s theme “A Whole New World” (Nick Pitera). Well. we all know he can sing, do we? ^^

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no, or where to go, or say we are only dreaming

A whole new world

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Well, since guitarist 김태원 is already in the 남자의 자격 team, he didn’t have to take the audition. Actually, there was some kind of test to group the members to soprano, alto, etc, but I missed recording it, and 김태원 didn’t sing a full song anyway.

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So, instead, to complete this post, I’m presenting you the recording from MNet The Pub final shooting (which I went to). Sorry the song is cut in the middle, there’s something wrong with my movie maker.

Guitarist 김태원 and pianist 진보라, performing Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin)

Babe, baby, baby, I’m Gonna Leave You.
I said baby, you know I’m gonna leave you
I’m gonna leave you when the summertime,
Leave you when the summer comes rollin’
Leave you when the summer comes along

Babe, babe, baby, baby, I don’t wanna leave you
I ain’t jokin’ woman, I got to ramble
O, yeah, baby, baby, I’m gonna leave you

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정동하 [Paradise]

This is an old one. An OST song from MBC mini series “늑대” (Wolf), aired in 2006.

Jeong Dong-Ha sang the second entry in the OST, the song is titled “파라다이스” (Paradise). A good one. I think he sings just perfect here.

파라다이스 [Paradise]

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Baby you 이제 왔나요 얼마나 기다렸는데 (baby you, are you here now? I waited long)
My baby you 홀로 지친 날들 이젠 끝난 건가요 (my baby you, is my exhausting lonely days over now?)
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Baby you 아무 말 말아요 이제는 알 수 있어요 (baby you, don’t say a word, I know now)
My baby you 그대 두 눈 속에 담긴 그 이야기들을 (my baby you, the stories filled in your two eyes)
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(Stand up) 둘이 걸어가요 (walk together)
(Shout out) 소리쳐요 (shout out)
지나간 날들 이젠 잊을게요 (I’ll forget about the passing days)
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영원한 Paradise 꿈만 같은 곳 (an eternal paradise, a place just as in dreams)
너와 함께 있다면 그래 여기가 천국일 꺼야 (when I’m with you, this is paradise)
믿을 꺼야 내 삶을 채워준 널 다신 널 놓진 않을 꺼야 (I’ll believe it, you complete my life, I won’t loose you again)
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Baby you 그대 있기에 오늘도 이 길을 오르죠 (baby you, because of you, this path is also rising today)
My baby you 험한 길이라도 이젠 두렵지 않아요 (my baby you, no matter it’s a rough road, I won’t be afraid)
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(Stand up) 둘이 걸어가요
(Shout out) 소리쳐요
지나간 날들 이젠 잊을게요
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영원한 Paradise 꿈만 같은 곳
너와 함께 있다면 그래 여기가 천국일 꺼야
믿을 꺼야 내 삶을 채워준 너 다시 널 놓진 않을 꺼야
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그대 내 품에 안기어 눈감는 그날까지 (when I hold you in my arms, until the day I close my eyes)
두번 다시 이젠 놓지 않을게 (I’m not gonna loose you for the second time)
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(Stand up) 둘이 걸어가요
(Shout out) 소리쳐요
지나간 날들 이젠 잊을게요
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영원한 Paradise 꿈만 같은 곳
너와 함께 있다면 그래 여기가 천국일 꺼야
믿을 꺼야 내 삶을 채워준 너 다시 널 놓진 않을 꺼야
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다시 널 놓진 않을 꺼야 (I won’t loose you again)

너는 하얗다 (You Are Pure)

Starting from today, Boohwal’s fan club is having a vote to find out which song is most popular among the songs in the album Retrospect II, aside from 사랑이란건 (Love Is/The Thing Called Love) and 사랑할수록 (The More I Love). My bet is the most popular song is likely to be considered for the next music video nomination.

No, I didn’t publish this song coz it’s taking the lead. I’m just publishing it as part of the Retrospect II lyrics rally, but if you want to response what’s your favorite among the songs in this album, do response! I’ll pass the message 🙂 The voting is taking place from today til May 31st.

너는 하얗다    =You are pure <white>=

Composed by Jeong Dong-Ha, Lyrics written by Kim Tae-Won

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항상 비어있는 가방을 들고 (always carry an empty bag)

그 어딘가를 흘로 걷고 (walking alone to that somewhere)

내 옆에 서 있는 함꼐 걷던 넌 (standing next to me, you walked together with me)

추억 속에 머무르고 (stay there in my memory)

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항상 그런 거지 늘 그래왔지 (it’s always like that, always like that up to now)

난 사랑들이 이뤄질 즈음 (I, about the time love was coming to realization)

항상 바라봤지 떠나간 곳을 (always observed, the place they depart to)

그 이유조차 나도 모른 채 (without even knowing the reason)

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같은 길을 같은 곳을 (the same street, the same place)

서로가 다른 시간에 지나치고 (we pass each other at different times)

너와 같이 걷던 길을 (the street I walked with you)

나 홀로 언제부턴지도 모른 채 (I by myself, I don’t know since when)

내가 가는 거지 (I walk that street)


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