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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Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/24/17

CN Blue and Beast, sorry Highlight, are finally back.  They’ve been busy with their own individual project but it’s nice to see them performing together as a group again.  The weather may be chilly but seeing them again makes it feel like it’s Spring.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/15/14

What a whirlwind KCON has been!  I want to thank the folks who made it to the Women in K-Drama panel and the great questions they’ve asked.  Here’s a recap of the weekend complete with the KCON convention, the Mnet Countdown concert, the celebrities I stalked, the sites I visited and the food.  Can’t leave out the great food we had this weekend.  For those that made it out this weekend, hope you had a blast!

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 1/18/13

CN Blue is back with another mini album.  It’s not a total departure from what they’ve done before but it’s a… shall we say, tweak?  They take the elements that work for their band and use it alongside other rock sub-genres.  Experimenting with different types of rock like disco rock or straight-up pop-rock and then mix it up with a little acoustic rock.  While there’s a wide variety of sounds that sound as if they’re influenced by a slew of other rock bands at the foundation of their tracks is their classic CN Blue sound.  So it’s new and yet comforting.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/4/12

I supposed I can’t really say that I’m crazy about her YET.  I’ve just been keeping an eye out for her.  It’s nice to see that a fellow Korean artist is helping out an up and comer.  Juniel is a Korean singer who won first place on Niji Iro Supernova (aka Japan’s version of American Idol).  She’s and 18 year-old, singer-songwriter who flew out to Japan in order to audition for the competition.  And it seems like the CN Blue members  are pitching in to help out with her Korean debut.

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