YI DAI ZONG SHI / THE GRANDMASTER / 2013 / WONG KAR-WAI
Akdong Musician - Melted
At first, I was a bit hesitant to watch this, having heard that it was filmed in Canada*—due to YG’s (and kpop in general, let’s be real) less-than-stellar record with cultural appropriation** in music videos, but I was pleasantly pleasantly surprised by this video. The song’s gorgeous to boot, perfect for today’s rainy conditions. I’ve been really pleased with Akdong Musician’s debut, their songs have been constantly stuck in my head. Can’t wait to see what they’ll do with “Give Love.”
**I stan YG Artists, but that doesn’t mean I have agree with everything they & YG do. It’s possible to like them and still call them out on their problematic BS.
This has to be the most beautiful celebration on the planet.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai 梁朝偉
that first picture done me in
The way Suey Park has been treated since she came into the public sphere is just really indicative of how things are right now. It’s depressing to see how disrespectful people have been to her, all of the vitriol I’ve witnessed towards her, for basically being unapologetically outspoken about racism and oppression.