It’s 2020. Who Still Thinks K-Pop is Cheap? The History and Evolution of Korean Pop

Cheap, that is pertaining to taste, like in film or music. In Filipino terms, it means “buki,” “baduy,” or something that has “no class” or something that’s of “bad taste.” I recall a conversation with a friend in 2012 regarding K-pop, and how she is so annoyed by her little sister’s qualms on the now-defunct boy group 2pm. She can’t grasp how this genre has … Continue reading It’s 2020. Who Still Thinks K-Pop is Cheap? The History and Evolution of Korean Pop

Unique is Going Solo: Is It the Right Move?

Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN. Unique was still mum about the reason why he really left the band. However, he said that he got musical freedom upon going solo. He released his first album, Grandma. I wrote an  album review. The cat is out of the box. Unique T. Salonga left IV of Spades last … Continue reading Unique is Going Solo: Is It the Right Move?

So long, Unique; and the ways we unlock the mystery behind the IV of Spades’ lead vocalist’s departure

Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN. Unique was still mum about the reason why he really left the band. However, he said that he got musical freedom upon going solo. He released his first album, Grandma. I wrote an album review. Disclaimer: This blog is a mix of info from official social media accounts of the … Continue reading So long, Unique; and the ways we unlock the mystery behind the IV of Spades’ lead vocalist’s departure