Our JxMs

I’ve started a music blog with my friend, Mirae to talk about our love of Korean and Chinese music. Here in Toronto, I feel like I’m always battling a tenuous connection to the music industry in Asia. I spend a lot of my down time listening to old music, chasing new music, researching discographies, cross-referencing composers, lyricists…

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The Janus Playlist 16-2017

The end of the year leap into the new is generally speaking, rather arbitrary – after all, the earth merely continues its rotation, treading path it’s always tread. What makes it meaningful is the way we use it to notch or demarcate time, space and our memory. This playlist is both retrospection and reminder; these…

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Song of the Week: 李榮浩,有理想

太理智的消費 對不對 成夜不睡 沒一句說的對 也很對 這個年歲 有愛的人不追 還鬥嘴 顯得般配 有時也為自己感到慚愧 Why do we work and for what purpose? What do we hope to accomplish at the end of every day? I think about this a lot, particularly when I find myself moving in the mindless loop of a 9-5. 穿的也不算貴 黑白灰 儘量自費 被自己往裡推 動動嘴 也能後退…

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Song of the Week: 田馥甄,靈魂伴侶

Parts of a translation are about to be attempted (only the verses, not the choruses). I am shocked myself that I am trying to do such a thing. But lyrically speaking, the images in the song are literally structured like parallel lines, always perfectly side-by-side but never meeting. It’s too moving to not at least try…

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Song of the Week: 田馥甄, 獨善其身

眼睛 在忙著看風景 嘴巴 想念著甜品 這雙耳朵 只想保持安靜 頭髮 在纏著它自己 呼吸 在挑剔空氣 這個腦袋 知道何時微醺 田馥甄, Hebe’s real name and also her stage name as solo artist has always been on the level of what I call Goddess. From a creative perspective, she does very little wrong in my eyes, constantly expanding and growing out of her own…

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