Category Archives: my weird problems

Jeez-o-flip!

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(Naw, I wasn’t planning on unwinding tonight with some wine and episode 2 of Show Me the Money.…)

Anyway: Block B Japan decided to drop a couple of bombs. There’s going to be a special project CD featuring P.O, U-Kwon, Taeil, Jaehyo & B-Bomb and a variety of yet unnamed Japanese musicians. And before then, U-Kwon & Taeil (as T2U) will have a national tour!

If you’re wondering, why U-Kwon & Taeil? Well, Taeil’s already had three solo concerts in Japan, and U-Kwon released a single there and was in Q-Chan (which was pretty darned amusing, I will say). So it makes sense–plus, it’s not like these are huge venues or anything.

But it’s nice! Good news all around–and more music, which is always a win in my book!

(And butthurt Korean fans will announce another boycott in 3, 2, 1….)

grumblegrumbleOSTsgrumblegrumble

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So, Park Kyung is having a soundtrack song come out…and fuck my life, I hate these things! I won’t even put soundtracks on the Albums & Singles page!

Why? Because they’re completely fucking inconsistent about how they distribute them in the Western market! It’s as bad as the songs Zico did for Infinite Challenge–sometimes they wind up on iTunes, and sometimes they don’t! Sometimes there’s a video, and sometimes there isn’t!

Like with the show Park Kyung is doing, they did a video for the OST for part 1 and part 2, but not part 3 or part 4, so will they for Kyung’s part 5? No idea. Parts 1-3 are on iTunes, but part 4 isn’t yet, so will part 5 be? Especially any time close to the actual release?

This leaves me with nothing to link people to–nothing I can point them to that isn’t pirated. So I wind up either having to ignore the release completely, or having to link some pirate video like I sometimes have to with television performances.

Neither option makes me happy….

ETA: It’s on iTunes! Yay!!

Odd bits

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I’m traveling, so I’m updating BlockB.com when I can (which, come to think of it, is also what I do when I’m not traveling).

And of course I’m being presented with some weird quandary that I’m maybe not in a good position to evaluate: Zico’s making a university appearance. I’m never quite sure what to do with those things–I used to err on the side of putting pretty much any appearance on the schedule page just to let fans know that the group was working. But now that they’re so successful, I tend not to so much because I think (but am never quite sure) that university appearances are supposed to be limited to students. The same thing has happened with fan-only events, or album signings, or ones where you have to do 47 different things to maybe win a chance to see the group–if stuff is supposed to be limited to a certain audience (other than: people who bought tickets), I feel like putting it up could even cause trouble because people who aren’t supposed to be there could just show up. So that’s my logic right now, in case you were just DYING to know,

And this is kind of interesting: Two of the Korean fan photographers are going to be doing some kind of exhibition. I just want to throw that out there to emphasize that just because someone is a “fan” photographer doesn’t mean that they’re not a very, very serious photographer–a lot of them sell their work and the like.

Oh, and K-Con Japan is getting me some good traffic–both right after it was held and after it was broadcast on television. Nice!

This is why I’m paranoid!

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This is why I’m so particular about what I put on BlockB.com’s Schedule page. These people are out there….

No, I’m not on Instagram

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I’m getting people clicking over to BlockB.com from Instagram, which would be totally cool if it was people on Instagram saying, “I love Block B! Learn about them here!” or something, but what I’ve found has been a little odd.

So, just to clarify:

  • BlockB.com is NOT the official Block B website. That is here.
  • Unless BlockB.com gets hacked or something, I am solely responsible for its content–the website is not a group endeavor, I have no assistants, and there is no “they” there. If you want something changed or have a question, please contact me via the form located on the FAQs page–don’t engage with some rando.
  • I can’t control whether or not people link to BlockB.com, so I just have to say that even if the people link there in a way that seems to imply that they have some affiliation with or control over that website, they do not.

BlockB.com’s theme songs!