On this (relatively) quiet, cloudy and very fall-ish Friday afternoon, I decided to forgo doing the dishes and actually write a F3 post on Friday *novel idea, I know!* and since I did promise to introduce you to my second favorite J-Rock band and the Granddaddy of all K-Drama’s I better get at it!
This week’s featured artist is the Japanese rock band, MY FIRST STORY. Debuting in April, 2012 with their album My First Story (very original title, I know) the band released their sophomore project The Story Is My Life this past February. I wish I could say these guys’ music was incredibly easy to get your hands on but alas, it’s been quite the chore. Maybe it’s because MY FIRST STORY is still a relatively new band, or maybe it’s just because I live on the wrong side of the world (well, at least when it comes to feeding my addiction to Asian music) but I have yet to find a music store (both physical and online) that offers MY FIRST STORY and that’s just sad because these guys are GOOD! If you liked anything I posted in my first 3F blog by ONE OK ROCK, then you’re going to like MY FIRST STORY. MFS has a slightly edgier sound to them (and by slightly I mean, very slightly) so when you’re in that particularly rebellious, “I don’t want to look at you or listen to you anymore” mood (which I find myself in a lot at the moment) these are the boys I turn to, to fuel my rebellious fire. Are these guys actually rebels? I have no idea but the very fact I can blast their music, make myself feel better and annoy the crap out of my in-laws at the same time makes me positively giddy. (And yes, I realizes I now sound like I’m seventeen but I don’t care; it’s just turned into one of those days.) So take a sec to listen and see if these guys really are the bee’s knees.
And now, as promised, I’m going to introduce you to the Granddaddy, the Godfather, if you will, of all K-Dramas…Boys Over Flowers.
Ok, so I don’t really know if I can call BOF the Godfather of all K-Dramas, but it is one of the most talked about and well-known K-Dramas (at least in the world of K-Drama crazies, like myself). I don’t think it’s actually possible to hold any K-Drama conversation (of any substantial length anyway) without making some sort of reference to Boys Over Flowers at some point. *Seriously, it’s just not possible.* Based on the ever-popular manga, Hana Yori Dango, Boys Over Flowers is essentially a modern Cinderella tale, about a spunky poor girl who finds herself caught up in a world of wealth and indulgence so very unlike her own. Starring Gu Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joon, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon, Boys Over Flowers is one K-Drama, you really don’t want to miss! (Don’t believe me, just read that lineup of actors one more time. Go ahead, I’ll wait…and now that you’ve gotten back up off the floor, I’ll continue. And for those of you who have no idea who any these guys are yet, this is why you need to watch this show…now!)
So that concludes another edition of F3 (I know, I was trying really hard to come up with another “F” word to throw in there just so I could call my Friday posts “F4” but I just didn’t want to go there). Hope you’re enjoying these post as much as I am and are back again next week to see what I come up with next. Until then…happy marathoning! (Oh wait, that’s not what weekends are for???)
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