Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/11/16

Happy Peppero Day!  Happy Veterans’ Day!  If you’ve been watching the news (seriously, how can anyone miss what’s going on), it’s been a tough week.  If it weren’t for the signs in English or Korean, I wouldn’t be able to tell the protests apart in both countries.  Well despite the reality of the world that we face, I encourage you to spend a little time in indulging in a bit of extravagance.

I’ve been looking forward to the Korean remake of Entourage but after watching The Good Wife, I was a bit concerned that it would be a straight remake like that drama was.  I’m glad to see that while many of the characters remained true to their American counterparts, this remake does seem to incorporate a more Hallyu feel to it.

One of the first songs that was released for the Entourage OST was “MASITNONSOUL (맛있는술) (MASITNONSOUL (Delicious Booze))” by hyukoh.  At first, I was surprised by the rock-edge number and not sure if hyukoh’s subdued voice would suit the genre.  But I was wrong because it does.  His voice seems to resemble Cha Young Bin’s (Seo Kang Jun) chill attitude.

The track’s underlining bass is so addictive as it reminds me of the Peter Gunn theme song.  In its own right, it feels like superhero theme song for the four main characters except that the track exudes feelings of youth and the glamour of celebrity life.

혁오(hyukoh) – MASITNONSOUL (맛있는술)

*유리잔에 술이 아닌 달릴이니 – This is a complicated play on words that doesn’t translate very well in English.  Literally, it’s translated as I dictated below and the first part is somewhat translated accurately.  However, the last part of the line can also be heard as, “달릴 있니 (dal-lil soo it-nee)” meaning “can you race?” using the word booze in a different capacity.  I assume that in this reference the line is meant to say that booze is not just simply booze in a glass but it’s racing fuel (for the youth).

MASITNONSOUL (맛있는술)

술이 물이 되고 물이 불이 되는 한 잔에
부리부리하던 우리 눈이 열려 한 잔에
둘이 셋이 되고 셋이 넷이 되는 한 잔에
우리들이 부은 술이 불이 돼서 뜨겁네

술이 물이 되고 물이 술이 되어버렸네
부리부리하던 눈을 부려봐도 똑같네
둘이 셋이 되고 셋이 넷이 되는 첫 잔에
우리들이 부은 술이 불이 돼서 뜨겁네

보리 술이 소리 없이 우리 잔에 담기네
구리 구리하던 무리들이 잔을 들치네
둘이 셋인지 셋이 넷인진 모르겠지만
우리들이 부은 술이 아직까진 뜨겁네

집에 가는 줄이 멀리 멀리 길이 되어도
우리 둘이 집이 멀다 해도 나는 마시리
우리들이 그리 술이 굳이 좋은 이유는
유리잔에 술이 ‘술’이 아닌 달릴 ‘술’이니*

매일 매일 매일 매일 매일 여기 모여

MASITNONSOUL (Delicious Booze)

Booze becomes water, water becomes fire with one shot
Big and bright, our eyes open with one shot
Two becomes three, three becomes four with one shot
The booze we poured becomes fiery hot

Booze becomes water, water has become booze
Though I try to make my eyes big and bright, it’s the same
Two becomes three, three becomes four with the first shot
The booze we poured becomes fiery hot

Without noise, barley wine is poured into our glasses
Stubbornly, throng of glasses are raised
Is two, three or is three, four, don’t know but
The booze we poured is still hot

Even if the line to go home is long, long road
Even if our homes are far, I will drink
The reason why we like booze that much
‘Booze’ is not booze in a glass but racing ‘booze’*

Daily, daily, daily, daily, daily, gather here

I suppose if you have rock music on the OST, you gotta bring a little hip hop as well. Nothing else quite expresses urban rebellious nature and bling-bling like a catchy hip hop track. And who else better to express “the good life” than Dok2. SMTM5’s Hash Swan also features on the track. I’ll admit I wasn’t his biggest fan when he competed on the show due to his uniquely, troll-like voice, but I think he cleans up pretty nice, most likely under Dok2’s direction.

What I like most about this song is how much the lyrics represents Cha Young Bin , who is the Korean version of Will Chase.  Young Bin is a carefree character who is all about enjoying life, especially if that means it is with his friends.  So it means the flashiest cars and hottest parties.  And enjoying the good life with the sexiest female stars.

Even though, we all know that Young Bin’s true feelings are with someone else.  Not whether that will crack the veneer on his idealistic good life, time will tell.

But so far, I’m just gonna enjoy the bromance and their ups and downs of these immature foursome, fivesome if you count Young Bin’s manager, Kim Eun Gab (Jo Jin Woong).

Dok2 – The Good (Feat. Hash Swan)

도끼(Dok2) – The Good (Feat. Hash Swan)

The Good (Feat. Hash Swan)

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

심각하게 살아뭐해
사사건건 알아뭐해
세상의 저울에
니 자신 달아 뭐해

친구가 먼저 성공한다면 그냥 하라고해
정상에 먼저 가고 싶다면 그냥 가라고해

우린 뛰어가지 않아도돼
모두가 같은 곳을 당연한듯 바라볼때
I gotta go get my own
Grinding and hustle on
우린 우리 뜻대로 즐기면서 살아도돼
심각하게 살아 뭐해
잘 살아보겠다 한다면
피곤할땐 잠깐쯤은 눈을 감아도 돼
전재산을 털어 어디든지 가봐도 돼
어리기에 뭘해도 삶의 끝은 아직 까마득해
어차피 곧 도달할걸 알어
그럼 따라오는게 돈
실팬 미래를 빛낼 한 컷 다 시나리오
It is so good Forever young
완벽한 삶에는 젊음이 소품

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

불가능은 없어야하는게 또 우리의 주의
네가 자신있다면 신경쓸 필요 없지 굳이
야망이 커지면
높아져야지 약속의 수위
부자가 되겠다는 내 가사도 극사실주의
생각보다 간단해 답
우린 알고 있단거지
허세와 야망의 차이
WOW 훗날 가장 뻔한 질문에
가장 뻔하게 답할수있어야지
Yea I’m fine and u?

Who? Me? I’m feelin great
Chillin at the belvedere illionaire
Ambition in the buildin hash swan wattup
야망만을 믿고
우린 젊음을 다 걸어
어려운게 문제라면
답답해할일 없이
그냥 즐기다보면 적들에게 패 할일 없이
내말은
업신여기면 지나갈 시련과 고생
Life roller-coasting u kno what I’m saying

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

I want the good life 걱정은 다 버려
The good life 더 높이 손 뻗어
The good life 성공을 다 거둬
La la la la la la la

The Good (Feat. Hash Swan)

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

What’s the use of living seriously
What’s the use of knowing everything
The weight of the world,
what’s the use of hanging it on your worth

If a friend finds success first, just let them do it
If they want to go to the top first, just let them go

We don’t have to run
While everyone is looking at one spot like it’s expected
I gotta go get my own
Grinding and hustle on
We can live finding our own happiness
What’s the use of living seriously
If you’re trying to live well
If you’re tired, it’s okay to close your eyes for a bit
You can get rid of all your fortunes and go anywhere
Too young for anything, the end of life is still far off
Anyhow, I know we’ll soon arrive,
then money follows
Failure is the shining cut of tomorrow’s scenario
It is so good Forever young
The perfect life is the crutch of youth

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

Getting rid of impossible is again our principle
If you’ve got confidence, don’t need to be concerned
As our ambitions grow,
the level of our promises must be elevated
Becoming rich is my lyrics literary realism
The answer is simpler than you thought
We know it,
the difference between pretentiousness and ambition
WOW, the most obvious question in our future
Must be able answer it clearly
Yea I’m fine and u?

Who? Me? I’m feelin great
Chillin at the belvedere illionaire
Ambition in the buildin hash swan wattup
Just believe in ambition,
need to finish walking the path of our youth
If the problem is that it’s hard,
without getting annoyed,
if you just enjoy it, without losing to your enemies
What I’m saying is
surpassing trials and tribulations with scorn
Life roller-coasting u kno what I’m saying

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

I want the good life, forget your worries
The good life, spread your hands higher
The good life, collect all your successes
La la la la la la la

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