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Since you’ve got your cameras and editing systems out, why not try to win some more kool shit? We learned via Angry Asian Man that our kickass friends at KoreAm have extended the deadline for their Krazy K-Pop Music Video Battle to November 10!
Which means: if you can shoot a killer response to this video (and by the way, we wanna see you muthafuckin’ DANCIN’):
…you can win a trip to NY. And get mad props. And earn our mad respeck.
Contest rules are all here. Step up, K-poppers!
Los Angeles saw its hottest day on record last Monday, which was a sweltering 113 (or more) degrees, and threw Angelenos into a boiled-over frenzy–cars broke down, traffic patterns frenzied, tempers were high but energy low, the population went totally stir crazy. It was a united meltdown, chaotic yet laconic, awful for many but also kind of amazing.
With so many landscapes, cultures, alternate routes, neighborhoods and communities, it’s rare for a place as big and disconnected as L.A. to experience a shared moment like that–but on this occasion, everyone seemed to come out on the other side of 113° bearing the same post-brush-with-death orgasmic flush, and breathing a sigh of relief. Today, it’s raining for the third day straight, with grey clouds hovering over the latitudinal 10 freeway, but most of us are still remembering and tasting the maddened sweat from that burning day.
Listening to the major label debut of LA darlings Far East Movement, Free Wired (Interscope), I can’t help but think about one word: heat. The album, which will be released on October 12, is scorching, like a Korean BBQ grill or Sichuan peppercorns or a day so igneous in Los Angeles that it’s worth writing about. It’s hot on the charts–”Like A G6,” the record’s first single, has already claimed the #1 spot on iTunes and #6 rank of the Billboard Top 10 (BTW, note to ‘Billboard’ writer Michael Menachem: the four members of FEM are not all KoreanAm!). It’s hot in your mouth (try whispering along to Continue reading ROCK OF ASIAN: Pre-Order Far East Movement’s ‘Free Wired’