musical borders

that interview with Zach Sang is probably the best interview BTS’s has had since coming to the US for the AMAs. like, Zach obviously did his research and he didn’t ask petty questions like ‘who is your celebrity crush?’ instead what he did were:

  • he actually asked questions the boys’ wanted to answer and you could see that they’re very comfortable. 
  • yoongi even spoke up a couple of times and joked about making it to the billboard
    zs: what was your dream growing up? like, when you first realized that you wanted to sing. what was your end goal? what did you wanna see yourself do?
    yg: go the billboard. i made it <laughs>
  • he talked about how BTS’ music embodies change and the belief of the next generation and that even when their songs are in Korean they’re proving that music is w/o borders wHICH IS ONLY WHAT NAMJOON HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT EVERYTIME SOME IDIOT ASKS THEM ABOUT RELEASING AN ENGLISH SONG
  • he did his research about the history of their songs and their lyrics and Namjoon legit sounded surprised when Zack reference their earlier lyrics of studying and being turned into working machine bECAUSE SHIT SO FAR HE’S THE ONLY INTERVIEWER WHO TALKED ABOUT IT
  • instead of talking about how the boy’s are dealing with the glitz and glamor of being a celebrity/idol, he asked about how they deal with the pressure of being idols and basically being looked up to by their fans and how do they deal with it (of course he mentioned about the glitz and glamor of being a celebrity but that it’s just material and he asked them how they stay in touch with themselves)
  • he understand that BTS’ journey isn’t an easy one and he knows what their work is all about calling them ‘socially charged since the beginning’
  • HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO ASKED ABOUT THEIR UNICEF WORK SO FAR and you could practically see the boys light up at the question. they all smiled and nodded and Namjoon thanked him and enthusiastically discussed about their UNICEF #EndViolence campaign
  • he asked them about how they remind themselves to love their selves and not as BTS - which for me is a very relevant and good question bc so far all we see people ask them is ‘how does it feel like to be one of the biggest boy bands in the world??’
  • the boys are comfortable enough to answer in Korean and let Namjoon translate for them unlike in the other interviews where they really struggle to speak in english for the interviewer (but idk. maybe that’s just me)
  • yg: please don’t compare yourself with others
    jh: finding my dreams and something that i really want to achieve is the best way to love myself
    nj: simply just call yourself (…) if i’m zach i’ll tell myself ‘zach, you’re doing just great. zach, i love you.’ pat your shoulder 3x a day. that can change you.’
  • he asked them if anybody in the group has the goal of learning english and everyone is just like ‘of course!’ (suga said ‘why not?’ V was very cute raising his hand and saying ‘me!’ and jhope sang the english alphabet. omg these boys.)
  • namjoon said they’re practicing and studying and memorizing words for the interviews and he’s really very, very proud of them.  (◡‿◡✿)
  • ZACH TOLD THEM TO JUST KEEP RELEASING MUSIC IN KOREAN because BTS is connecting people through music, telling the same struggles and experiences wherever they may be, and it’s a Big Deal.
  • He thanks BTS for their UNICEF work, telling them it’s very appreciated that the boys are working towards making the world a safer place and Namjoon legit said he’s the first one to ask them about their UNICEF campaign and said they’re so touched.

THANK YOU ZACH SANG!!! 

bc i have priorities, i decided to make a list of everything that went right in zach’s interview:

-mentioned bts cracking western pop culture instead of the usual how does it feel being in the u.s.
-asked what their dreams were
-mentioned their music fo embodying change and capturing the essence of the next gen
-“you’re proving music is without borders”
-actually fucking mentioned about their past songs and the meanings of them
-asks about how they FEEL. about the pressure of it all and how they deal with it
-brings up 2013 debut and-personally i love this part-how “socially charged” they were since the beginning
-again asking how they feel and their way of being mentally stable under pressure
-TOPIC OF THE HOUR!!! UNICEF!!! namjoon thanking zach for asking…that speaks volume in itself
-asking HOW they love themselves as Individuals instead of WHAT loving themselves means. if u know a thing or two about journalism, this is like a two step deeper of a question
-asks about learning english BUT!! it’s not tied to their work. he’s genuinely curious about what they plan to do and not enforcing how english is top tier language
-ASKS THEM TO KEEP MAKING MUSIC IN KOREAN!!!!!! nOT DEMANDING ENGLISH SONGS!!!!!!!!!! basically stating the language of a song doesn’t make the difference of how someone can relate to a piece of music!!!!!!!!
-BRINGS UP UNICEF AGAIN!!!!!!

the fact that it was highlighted several times that their music is so important and that it should continue to be in korean because music transcends borders and the boys are doing such great work (UNICEF!!) and writing powerful and influential lyrics that matter to everyone….i’m just so….like 

THANK YOU

I’m watching BTS’ backstage interview with Zach Sang and the dude is actually asking good questions and making insightful commentary on how BTS’ music transcends borders/languages, and how they write their songs about important topics like being trapped in school and turned into studying machines and Namjoon is just, so visibly surprised and happy to finally be able to talk about their music and lyrics and hopes and dreams?

Like I get that the previous interviews were just the usual dippy gossip rag garbage that comes with the territory of red carpet nonsense and I honestly didn’t expect Entertainment Tonight or Ryan Seacrest or any of them to ask actual questions. I didn’t really expect to see a quality interview until Ellen, James Corden, and Kimmel aired, tbqh, so it’s just nice to see the guys actually getting asked legit, interesting questions about their music and creative process.

Zach actually asked about UNICEF and Namjoon immediately perked right up with delight, like FINALLY the real interview they all wanted and deserved this entire time.

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“ Before the song is released there are a couple things I’d like to share. This song took me a lot of courage to write because I was always apprehensive of the subject it talked about. I’ve been doing this job for a long time and right now I speak not as Amber of f(x) nor “celebrity” Amber, but just Amber. Just plain, simple, human Amber. “Borders” is more than a song; no glamorous concepts, no “trying to be cool.” Its a raw and real story about reality. Its shares, not only about my personal experiences but of people very close to me. Everyone involved in this project- the producers, my team DPR, the actors, to the staff- were people specifically chosen as they have never given up on me and believed in my vision. For that, I want to thank them for making this possible for me. When you guys listen to “Borders”, there is just one thing i wish everyone could take from it: NEVER give up on yourself. There is always hope in the midst of this dark, demanding world. In the end, live for those that did not get the chance to and just keep fighting. Always, thank you you guys. You guys made it possible.

Amber Josephine Liu, ‘Borders’ ( 2016 )

f(x) Masterpost

In light of Amber’s recent Instagram posts [x,x] I have decided to make a masterpost of all of the MVs that Amber and her fellow f(x) members have been in to show my support for Amber and f(x). Please continue to love and support Amber and f(x) however you can. Also if I have left anything out please feel free to add it on the end.

Amber Solo MVs
AMBER 엠버 Need To Feel Needed Video Clip (May 24, 2016)
[STATION] AMBER 엠버 Borders Music Video (March 24, 2016)
AMBER ‘Beautiful’ Special Video (Sep 17, 2015)
AMBER 엠버 Beautiful Lyric Video (Feb 9, 2015)

Luna Solo MV
LUNA 루나 Free Somebody Music Video (May 30, 2016)

f(x) members collaborations in MVs
[MV] 루나, 하니, 솔라 Luna, Hani, Solar - HONEY BEE (Prod.by 박근태 Keun Tae Park) (Jan 18, 2017)
[STATION] 신용재X루나 그대라서 (It’s You) Music Video (Dec 15, 2016)
[STATION] AMBER X LUNA Heartbeat (Feat. Ferry Corsten, Kago Pengchi) Music Video (Oct 1, 2016)
KSUKE x AMBER from f(x) - BREATHE AGAIN (Sep 8, 2016)
[STATION] R3hab X f(AMBER+LUNA) Wave Music Video (May 5, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 On My Own (Feat.Gen Neo) Music Video (May 17, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 On My Own (Feat.Gen Neo) (Korean ver.) Music Video (May 17, 2016)
지코 (ZICO) - 사랑이었다 (Feat. LUNA of f(x)) MV (Jan 24, 2016)
AMBER 엠버 SHAKE THAT BRASS (Feat. 태연 (소녀시대)) Music Video (Feb 12, 2015)
S.M. THE BALLAD Vol.2 (에스엠 더 발라드) BREATH_Music Video (JPN ver.) (Feb 12, 2014)
Henry 헨리 1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. f(Amber)) Music Video (Aug 21, 2013)
Henry & Amber HAPPY HOLIDAYS Video Clip (Dec 23, 2011)

f(x) MVs
[STATION] 에프엑스 All Mine Music Video (Jul 21, 2016)
에프엑스 4 Walls Music Video (Oct 26, 2015)
에프엑스 Red Light Music Video (Jul 2, 2014)
에프엑스_첫 사랑니 (Rum Pum Pum Pum) Music Video (Jul 24, 2013)
에프엑스 Electric Shock Music Video (Jun 11, 2012)
에프엑스 LA chA TA(라차타) MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 6, 2011)
에프엑스 Chocolate Love MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 6, 2011)
에프엑스 NU ABO(NU 예삐오) MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 5, 2011)
에프엑스 Chu~♡ MUSIC VIDEO (Jul 5, 2011)
에프엑스 HOT SUMMER MUSIC VIDEO (Jun 17, 2011)
에프엑스 Danger(피노키오) MUSIC VIDEO (May 30, 2011)
에프엑스 피노키오 (Danger) MUSIC VIDEO (Apr 18, 2011)
에프엑스 f(x) NU ABO(NU 예삐오) Music Video (May 4, 2010)  
에프엑스 f(x) Chu~♡(츄~♡) Music Video (Nov 5, 2009)
에프엑스 f(x) LA chA TA(라차타) Music Video (Sep 2, 2009)

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DREGS; a playlist for our favorite gang in Ketterdam

29 mins, 9 songs. LISTEN

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Joan Baez singing in the Catalan language.

This is a traditional Catalan folk song known as Rossinyol que vas a França (”You, nightingale flying to France”) or El rossinyol (”The nightingale”).

The singer, a girl who has been forced to marry without love, asks a nightingale going to France to greet her mother.

This song is still commonly sung nowadays, but most people don’t know its origin. Scholars believe it has its origins in the year 1659, when the Treaty of the Pyrinees signed by France and Spain gave the Rosselló region (Northern Catalonia) to France. The nightingale is free to cross the border and its singing brings together the families that were separated.

Joan Baez has sang other songs in Catalan, including Lluís Llach’s Viatge a Itaca and No Serem Moguts. She also sang a translated version of El Cant dels Ocells (The Carol of the Birds).

WHIZZER BROWN

-junior

-he’s a pitcher/catcher on the baseball team (so… Ass™)

-president of the yearbook committee

-has his own advice column in the school newspaper (titled the “Whizz Biz”) to prepare incoming freshmen for high school life

-won “Best Dressed” and “Wittiest” two years in a row

-absolute teacher’s pet

-he’s actually REALLY smart (he’s gotten some academic scholarships on top of his athletic ones) but he can’t write an essay for shit

-has a pretty collection of dad hats/baseball caps that pisses his coach off for wearing them during games

That one time I was magic.

I worked for four years at Borders Books & Music. During the time I worked there, I got a reputation for being good at finding stuff and recommending books. I was the one the other sellers would come to when a customer had one of those “It had a blue cover” questions. My best dude friend B (who I met working at Borders) likes to tell the story about how he was attempting to help a woman who could only tell him that she wanted a book about this woman who took a vacation from marriage. He was stumped, until (in his words), I suddenly appeared out of nowhere and said “Do you mean ‘A Year by the Sea’ by Joan Anderson?” Which she did.

But that wasn’t my magic moment.

One time, the Columbus newspaper featured a little semi-self-published book about grammar written by a local woman. I know, it seems like an odd trend, but there you go. Fortunately I’d had a heads-up about this feature and had ordered thirty copies of the book to have on hand. I was working at the info desk and for expediency just kept about ten copies right there so when people came up asking for it, I could give it to them.

After awhile of working retail, you get to be able to read people’s faces and what it is they want. There’s a particular expression that says “I’m looking for a thing but I’m pretty sure you’re not going to know what I’m talking about but I’m going to try anyway” and every single person who had come in asking for the grammar book had been wearing this expression.

Around noon, and after having sold a good dozen of those books, I’m standing there and a woman comes walking up wearing the exact expression I just described. I decided to risk it. Before she could even open her mouth to ask for it, I just picked up a copy of the grammar book and handed it to her with a smile, saying “Here you go!”

She stared at it, and then stared at me. “How did you know??” she said.

“Bookseller magic,” I replied.

She wandered off to pay for it, still kind of shocked. I looked around and my co-workers were all staring at me like I’d grown a second head.

And that’s the time I was magic.

MENDEL WEISENBACHFELD

-junior

-captain of the Quiz Bowl team but is failing math so he needs to study

-brings his cat to rehearsal every week and calls him the mascot

-he’s also a male cheerleader

-is invited to all of the cheerleaders’ postgame parties and listens to their problems

-definitely plays the ukulele

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