Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/30/17

We’re about to start a long weekend here in the States and my brain doesn’t feel like working.  *shrug.  Is there a more perfect song to accompany my vacation brain than BLACKPINK’s new single?  Here’s hoping that you all get some needed R&R and party like there’s no tomorrow before we have to get back to the grind next week.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/26/17

What a fun and exhausting weekend!  Every year, it always feels like I have a KCON hangover as it takes me a few days to recover from all the excitement, activities and just engaging in the fangirl/fanboy camaraderie going on.  Here’s a rundown of general KCON hoopla that went down this weekend.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/23/17

It’s here!  KCON NY is this weekend at the Prudential Center in NJ.  In honor of that, today’s playlist post features all the artists that will be here this weekend.  Whether there are popular songs you may heard before or songs that are not as well-known, here are some of the tracks that I’ve been listening to get pumped for the weekend.

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KCON NY – This Weekend!

I realize that it’s very late in the game.  I’ve known for a few weeks that I would be moderating a panel at KCON NY but I’ve been busy with the preparations that I haven’t had the chance to post the details yet.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to LA this year but I promise that the NY one is going to better than it’s ever been before.  Better late than never, right?

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/19/17

Recently, I’ve been watching Fight My Way, starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won, as merely another fun, summer drama.  Honestly, I admit that I didn’t really take too much stock in the story as I found the premise a little predictable.  However last week, the drama’s plot took a turn for the better, mainly changing the dynamics of the four main characters.  The drama is about four childhood friends as they try to navigate the complicated world of young adult life while trying to achieve their dreams.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/16/17

For today’s playlist, there really isn’t a theme that ties all these tracks together, except for the fact that they are topping the charts.  Whether they are indie artists or mainstream badasses, they are today’s artists who are making some of the most creative, influential music in K-Pop today.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/12/17

Adding to my heavy load of K-Dramas that I’m currently watching, Forest of Secrets is another drama that I’ve been looking forward to.  Yes, the cast is made up of veteran actors but the story somehow feels very timely as it deals with political corruption.

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