Hello Cello – My Journey Back to Music

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Because my life has mostly shifted away from music and towards journalism, my cello Dotty and I haven’t spent much time together, which is a strange feeling for both of us – I assume she misses me as much as I miss her. No, I’m not anthropomorphizing my instrument; she really does have feelings!Continue reading “Hello Cello – My Journey Back to Music”

To Jonghyun

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(Jonghyun on the red carpet at KCON LA in 2016)

To a boy-to-man who I’ve watched for the past six years, this is my dedication to you.

As a musician, I resonate with your passion for music, for creation.

My sister and I grew closer together over your music.

I admire your vocal dexterity and ability to play with color.

I appreciate your appreciation for the softer dynamics of the volume spectrum.

I love your eloquence when speaking in interviews.

Listening to you as part of SHINee and as a solo act is  a joy.

Your inclusion of rich harmony was never unnoticed.

Lyrically, your writing was as inspired and as sensitive as you were.

On social media, you were outspoken and passionate about your causes: politics, mental health, LGBT issues.

Even in death you were achingly honest.

You were always enough. And it was okay that you made mistakes. It still is.

You did work hard. And you deserve to rest.

I promise to share your story and help others who are like you.

Thank you for being you.

수고했어요. 정말 고생했어요.

– Lisa

RAINY ZOMBIE CHAT: GOBLIN EPISODES 11 – 13

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Raine:  omigoshmyheart. The tears. And honestly, a little bit of incredulity.

Zombie: There was definitely a lot going on in these three episodes. Where do we even start??? Do we start at the heart-shattering end of the last episode and work our way back or work our way from the beginning and end with our hearts being torn out of our chests and our lives losing all meaning? Sorry, was that a bit too dramatic?

Raine: It wasn’t dramatic as those three episodes! You have a long way to go to beat Goblin in dramatics!Continue reading “RAINY ZOMBIE CHAT: GOBLIN EPISODES 11 – 13”

Rainy Zombie Chat: Goblin Episode 9 and 10

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Raine: So much happened this week. Reveals we expected, but that were done so cleverly. There was a little bit of cinemagraphic indulgence I could’ve done without, but, man oh man, does this show punch you in the gut.

Zombie: I was too busy trying to keep up with everything that was going on to care about any cinemagraphic indulgence. I spent these last two episodes going, “I knew it… I Knew It… I KNEW IT!” Man, I love that feeling! *snickers*Continue reading “Rainy Zombie Chat: Goblin Episode 9 and 10”