An Assumption about Habits and the Human Brain

by: Raine — I’ve always been fascinated by the human brain’s ability to run an extremely complex organic system as well as control thought, reasoning, and emotions (blah, blah, blah…). I honestly don’t know much about the brain save what I learned in college and a few seminars in grad school. (How much of thatContinue reading “An Assumption about Habits and the Human Brain”

Classical Music in Pop Culture: Libertango

by: Raine — I would like to share a piece that I love that was included in the 2008 K-drama, Beethoven Virus, starring Kim Myung-min, Lee Ji-ah and Jang Geun-suk. When the cellist, Jung Hee-yun (Song Ok-sook), began to play this stellar work, I was ecstatic to see a solo cellist on the small screen.

Classical Music in Pop Culture: Introduction

by: Raine — (Nodame and Chiaki in the anime “Nodame Cantabile”) This blog series was inspired by a conversation with thejawavillager. We were talking about music and I decided to share a link to a piece that I love. I thought at that moment, “Wow. The music I love is in the media that manyContinue reading “Classical Music in Pop Culture: Introduction”

K-Drama OSTs : Who’s the Composer?!!!

by: Raine — I really like K-dramas and I really like music. I watch/read about/write about K-dramas every day. I play/teach/practice music every day. So when there is a kick-ass K-drama with a rockin’ OST, I can have my cake and eat it too.

K-drama tunes, ‘cello style: “Hello, Hello”

by: Raine — –Welcome to “K-drama tunes, ‘cello style” where Raine takes a tune and spins it for an instrument that was cool when Bach rocked.– Today’s tune hails from the 2010 drama, Mary Stayed Out All Night, starring Jang Geun-seok, Moon Geun-young and Kim Jae-wook.

Directors, Producers, and Screenwriters I like

by: Raine I started this list because I wanted to see the patterns in the production of shows that I particularly enjoy. I’ve included some dramas that I haven’t yet seen but I would like to see. This list will be updated as I move through my queue of things to watch. —