[Kim Tae Won] Backpacking Song

I believe you’ve heard this sing from Qualification of Men last week, yes? I personally like the first version made by Kim Tae Won, Yang Junhyeok, and Lee Yunseok together in their camp in Karijini better~ the spontaneity was just amazing!!

The team has been back to Korea for a while now, and they’re recorded the song together~ enjoy! 🙂

배낭여행 (Backpacking)

by [Qualification of Men] members 

밤하늘의 별 섬세한 준혁이 (stars in the night sky, Dainty Junhyeok)
뜀뛰는 캉가루 숨 쉬는 바위 (jumping kangaroo, breathing stone)
거지왕 태원이 책만 읽는 윤석이 (Beggar King Taewon, Book-worm Yunseok)
담배를 끊어서 때깔좋은 경규형 (Quit smoking, better colored Kyunggyu-Hyeong)

바오밥앞에서 여권흘린 국진이  (Kukjin dropped his passport in front of Baobab)
못생긴 형빈이 비호감 전현무 (Ugly-looking Hyungbin, bad-impression Jeon Hyeon-Mu)
카리지니에서 물에 빠진 스펀지 (Sponge in the water in Karijini)
대구댁과 VJ 얼레리 꼴레리

한 장의 지도를 두 손에 들고서 (With a map in both hands)
끝없이 펼쳐진 지평선을 향해 (Towards the un-ending horizon)
서로가 다른 길을 걸어왔지만  (We’ve walked different roads til now)
형제로 만들어준 카리지니 (Karijini made us brothers)


한 장의 지도를 두 손에 들고서 (With a map in both hands)
끝없이 펼쳐진 지평선을 향해 (Towards the un-ending horizon)
서로가 다른 길을 걸어왔지만  (We’ve walked different roads til now)
형제로 만들어준 벙글벙글 (Bungle Bungle made us brothers)

여행을 떠나자 여행을 떠나보자 (Let’s go traveling, let’s go travelling)
모든 걸 던지고서 배낭 하나에 우리를 싣고 (Throw everything behind, load us in a backpack)
여행을 떠나자 여행을 떠나보자 (Let’s go traveling, let’s go travelling)
이제는 모두 잊고 저 별 하나에 내 맘을 싣고 (Forget everything now, carry my heart in that star)

여행을 떠나자 여행을 떠나보자 (Let’s go traveling, let’s go travelling)
모든 걸 던지고서 배낭 하나에 우리를 싣고 (Throw everything behind, load us in a backpack)
여행을 떠나자 여행을 떠나보자 (Let’s go traveling, let’s go travelling)
이제는 모두 잊고 저 별 하나에 내 맘을 싣고 (Forget everything now, carry my heart in that star)

[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.

(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)

[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 ~ 🙂


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..)

[TV Interview] 백지연의 People Inside

I just came back from the recoding set of Paek Ji-Yeon’s “People Inside”. It’s a prestigious interview program in Korea, aired on tvN every Monday at 10 pm. The guest today was no other than Boohwal’s leader Kim Tae Won! ^-^

What I remember the most? It’s cold, c-o-l-d. Really, it’s cold!!! T_T

Today’s interview wasn’t hold in the normal studio, but at Sound Holic, a live pub in the heart of underground music of Seoul. And again, it’s really cold!!

For the content, I really don’t have the energy to sum things up, sorry. But a lot of it were stories I’ve gathered from my research on Kim Tae-Won. There are some new stuff, too, of course. And some more stuff I couldn’t fathom ;;

Since it’s a TV recording set, I couldn’t really take proper pictures (not that I ever could take any proper picture=_=;).The first and second picture was the set, before and after. The third one is photo session of Boohwal members – I missed Jemin Oppa coz the photographer covered him T_T. And the last one was taken during the interview break.

The interview lasted a bit more, or maybe way more than  2 hours. Before the talk, Boohwal performed 4 songs: Gabbriel’s Oboe, Lonely Night, 생각이나, and 회상 III.

Today’s recording will be aired on 31 January 2011.


What’s special about this song? It’s one of the songs composed by 서재혁. You can definitely distinguish the bass part in the middle. Before “Someday”, it used to be the “must” song that’s always played together with 1970 (composed by 채제민). Oh, and this song was released in the 9th album, in 2004.

And for me, the part that I always wait for in this song, is that bass part. And yes, possibly it’s becoz I like 서재혁 that much, but also, he is a great bassist you know! 🙂

The following video is from EBS Concert, shot April 6th, 2010, and I was there!^^ I’m also among the audience you could see glimpses of me, that is if you know how I look like.. 😀 In this one, Soloist is directly (and perfectly) followed with 가능성. Enjoy!

잠 못 이뤄가며 생각해두었던
준비되어진 대사와
약속한 시간에 그곳에 도착한 안가는 시간대와
시간이 다해도 다시 기다려야 할 자존심의 한계와
하나 둘 꺼져간 가로등 그 아래 서있을 내 모습과
낳익는 간판과 엇갈리는 차와
흐르는 방향의 초침과 떠오르는 예감과
가장된 우연과 만날 수 밖에 없었다는 숙명과
기다림의 끝엔 받아들여야 할 단 하루라는 장면과
약속한 시간에 그곳에 도착할 안가는 시간대와
시간이 다한후 되돌아와야할 자존심의 한계와
하나 둘 꺼져간 어두운 간판을 바라볼 내 모습과
낯익은 간판과 엇갈리는 차와
약속한 방향의 흐르는 초침과
떠오른 예감과 가장된 우연과
만날 수 밖에 없었다는 숙명과
익숙한 거리와 스쳐가는 차와
더 이상 흐르지 못하는 초침과
떠오른 예감과 가장된 우연과
만날 수 밖에 없었다는 숙명과


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..


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~ ^-^


창밖에 앉은 바람 한 점에도
사랑은 가득한걸
널 만난 세상 더는 소원 없어
바램은 죄가 될 테니까


.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




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


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.


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


MTV The Stage Rehearsal – Lonely Night

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There’s one reason why I like recorded session. In the concert, the drum is far back you can’t see him up-close and clear. While 제민오빠 looks most “alive” and happy when he’s playing the drum. He’s having fun! ^_^

Another reason, this recorded session also allows us to hear more from the other members, especially 재혁오빠 whom I like the most ^^ This short interview session also gives you some enlightenment about Boohwal, what they want from their music, how they feel and think about it.. 🙂

There’s a short rehearsal session in this record. Which is cool. Followed with MTV The Stage performance on 11 August 2009 (this could be the recording date or the date it was aired on TV).

I’ll try to provide translation to the short interactive session below ^_^ Enjoy!

Rehearsal Session (@Joon Music Tower. 22 July 2009)

* singing Lonely Night

서재혁: “..그렇게 세게 부를 필요없다~”
“You don’t have to put it much power in it (this part)”

* singing Never Ending Story

* singing 생각이나 (Thought)

정동하: “태원이형, 코러스 여기, 후렴에서 2절에서 해 주셨으면 좋겠어요, 같이”
“Taewon Hyeong, could you sing the second part of the chorus together with me?”

(Tae-Won Oppa cannot follow the rhythm ^^;)

김태원: “그만, 됐어..ㅋㅋ”
(Nah, doesn’t work ^^;)

* singing 희야 (Heeya) – rock version

MTV The Stage

정동하: 안녕 하세요. MTV The Stage 9월 주인공,
(Hi! We are MTV The Stage’s September’s artist,..)

Together: 부활입니다! ^_^
(Boohwal! ^_^)

*Rehearsal session

서재혁: 저희… 태원형이 오랫동안 말씀하신 얘긴데.. 저희는 뭐.. 음악이 어떤 큰 뭔가를 남기고, 무슨 큰 영향을 미치고, 저희가 어떤 사상을 담고, 그런 음악을 ..그렇게 추구하지 않았거든요. 그래서 늘 주변에 남는 배경같은, 오래도록 남는, 그런 음악을 하고 싶다고 늘 말씀을 하셨었어요. 저희도 거기에 맞는 마인드를 갖고 있고 그래서, 어떤 부담감이나 그런것 보다는 편한한 마음으로 보시면은 그 음악을 들으면서 그 예전이 회상이 되고.. 그리고 또 빠른 음악이 나오면은, 그 빠른 음악에 맞춰서 흥겹게! 그리고 거기에 가사가 조금이나마 들린다면은 살짝 한번 생각해 보시는. 그 편한 마음으로 보시면은 좋을 것 같은.. 그렇죠?

Seo Jae-Hyuck: Our band.. Well, it’s something that Tae-Won Hyeong always said. We are not pursuing the kind of music that.. we’re not looking to leave something big behind us, to have great influence, or one to express (keep) our ideas.. He always says that he wants to do (and make) the kind of music, that could stay around like a background (music). We have the same thinking with him, so.. rather than having a burden or something like that.. if you can see it comfortably like that, when you hear that music, you can reminisce.. And when you our fast music (rock), you could relate with the music and be excited with it! And when you hear (even a little bit of the) lyrics, you can (slightly) think (about it).. The kind of music that’d you can enjoy comfortably.. Isn’t it?

채제민: 가사가 포인트라고 할 수 있어요. 우리 팀은 가사가 정말 서정적인, 그런게 많기 때문에, 가사를 음미해서 들으시면 되고, 같이 호흡하면 그런 무대가 됐으면 좋겠어요.

Che Je-Min: You can see the lyrics as the “point” of our music. Our band’s music, the lyrics are really poetic (like an ode), we have a lot of such songs, so you can hear it while appreciating(admiring/enjoying) the lyrics.. We hope this stage could be one where you can follow the rhythm together with us.

* Singing Lonely Night

(first released in 7th album, written and composed by Kim Tae-Won. Original Vocal: Park Wan-Gyu)

서재혁: 반갑습니다. 오늘 좀 노출을 좀 했습니다.

Seo Jae-Hyuck: Nice to meet you. Yes.. I’m showing some skin today.. ^^*

(He’s not used to wearing sleeveless..^^*)

정동하: 아까 전에 의상에 대해서 케부드 치는 장지원씨가 한마디 하셨는데 이왕지 깡페같다고..

Jeong Dong-Ha: The keyboardist, Jang Ji-Won said he looked like a bully.. ㅋㅋ

서재혁: 김태원씨와 10년이상 함께 팀을 하면서 배운게 있다면은 뭘을 하든 1등을 하면 된다. 그래서.. 저희는 MTV 역사상 가장 껄렁껄렁한 그런 케릭터가 되지 않을까..지금 9회를 맡고 있는데, 여러분들 이 프로그렘 많이 보시죠?

Seo Jae-Hyuck: If there’s anything I’d learned from my 10 years experience working in the same team with Tae-Won Hyeong, is that whatever you do, just be number one in it. So.. We’d probably be MTV’s most “껄렁껄렁한” character.. ^^ 지금 9회를 맡고 있는데, you watch this program often, do you? ^^

(Audience: Yes..)

서재혁: 예.. 굉장히 잔잔하면서도, 뭔가 고급스러우면서도, 굉장히 그런 뭔가 따뜻한 그런 느끔이 났던 방송이었던 걸 기억이 나는데.. 저희가 오늘 완전히 깨 드리도록 하겠습니다.

Seo Jae-Hyuck: Yes.. despite your serene (answer), despite the luxurious-look, I remember (watching) MTV’s broadcast that’s left me a warm feelings.. Today, we’re gonna break it for you!

부활이 표현하고 싶은 감성 (What Boohwal would like to express)

서재혁: 저희 원래 자연스러운 모습을 보여 드리는게 좋을 것 같애서.. 저희는 예브고 정말 아름다운 무대지만, 저희 나름대로 색깔 덧입혀서.. 조금은 락적이고 거친 사운드도 표현을 하려고… 물론 저희가 발라드곡 많다 보니까, 발라드곡 빠질 수가 없는데.. 그 이외에 곡들은 신나게, 에너지 넘치는, 여름에 걸맞는 그런 음악들을 들려 드릴려고, 준비를 많이 했습니다.

Seo Jae-Hyuck: We always thought that it is best to show how we usually are.. Even though our stage is a beautiful and charming stage, we put on our own styles and colors into it..  (No matter how little) we are a rock band and we want to express this “rough sound”.. Of course, since we have a lot of ballad songs too, we cannot not include them.. but the songs other than that, the songs are cheerful, filled with energy, the kind of music that matches the spirit of the summer. We prepared a lot to show you such music.

김태원: 마치 그.. 어떤 사람이 평소에는 A 스타일로 있다가 선 보러 나갈 때 B로 바꾸는 거는 저희는 안 합니다. 저희는 있는 그대로 보여 드립니다.

Kim Tae-Won: Just like someone who usually dresses in A-style, but change to B-style when they’re going on a date. We don’t do that. What you see is how we normally are.

채제민: 밖에 날싸 덥지만, 여기는 덥게, 후끈하게 분위기를 이꾸러 가도록 하겠습니다…. 다음곡은 발라드입니다.

Che Je-Min: The weather’s hot outside, but in here, we’ll make it even hotter, burning! .. The next song.. is ballad.. ^^

(Audience): (laughing)

채제민: 의미있게 즐겨 주십시오.. ^^

Che Je-Min: Please enjoy (meaningfully) ^^

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