(Russian River, California) I want to share my holiday and year-end greetings with all of you, the people who I’ve met in person in the U.S., my home country, in my travels all over the world, and in internet communities. I treasure the relationships we have created and the diversity and richness you’ve brought toContinue reading “Holiday Greetings and Ruminations”
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!
(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 andContinue reading “To Jonghyun”
by: Raine — Not that I’m biased as a Shawl, but this is one fantastic collection of music. The focus of SHINee’s fourth studio album is their longevity and success as a frontrunner in K-pop. The album does just that. It showcases their maturity and how far they have come since their debut in 2008.Continue reading “SHINee’s “Odd” – An Album Review”
by: Raine — Here is Part I of my review. It all began in 2008 when 5 wee teenagers had dreams of being K-pop idols and decided to sing…and dance. Yes, in brightly colored shirts and pants and suits. Why? No one knows, but it began the SHINee style and we will roll with it.Continue reading “SHINee – Live Performances Review, Part I: 2008”
by: Raine — In case you didn’t know, I’m a SHINee fangirl. The biggest reason I’m a fangirl is because they have magic when they perform live that shows off their talents in singing, dancing and effervescing on stage and that they constantly and consistently improve over the years. So I’m going to reviewContinue reading “SHINee – an introduction to my review of live performances from 2008 to Now!”
by: Raine and Lil’ Raine — (Note: Lil’ Raine is my little sister who I have gotten addicted to K-drama, K-pop and whose favorite Kpop group is SHINee…just like me! We decided to write some K-pop posts together! Here is the first of (hopefully) many!) Raine: Initial reaction: Love the dance. Not sure aboutContinue reading “SHINee’s Everybody: A Reaction (YAAAAAAY!)”