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ROCK OF ASIAN: David Choi

December 17th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

There is something so appealing about producer/singer/songwriter/Internet phenom David Choi, even if you’re not typically the type to body-rock to soft country beats, swoon to a gentle harmonica lick, or sit around a campfire hanging on to every last tongue teaser of a gentle man’s sentimental-albeit-sensual, soft lyric (à la John Mayer, Jack Johnson, et al.).

There is a universal quality to Choi’s warm, lovey appeals, yet his distinctly smoky voice and occasional dabbles in twinkly amusement, along with his adorably forlorn mug, yank him edgewise of the smarmy pack.

Oh, we know what you’re thinking: What’s up, Johnnys-come-lately? I’ve been down with Sir Choi since ’04, yo! He’s won a zillion contests! He’s covered your favorite Britney song! We know, we know. Our friend Slanty tipped us off to his genius late last year, and reader Bobby sent us a note this week reminding us that we’ve slacked on showcasing the guy.

But you know, it’s never too late. And since it’s been raining for three days in LA–casting a luxuriously stormy gloom over the city that’s just perfect for staying in, gazing out the window, and melting into acousta-ballads–what better time to talk about a Choi than now?

Melt with us here.

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Thanks, Bobby!

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Seriously?

May 8th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Yummy half-Chinese R&B star and songwriter Ne-Yo was presented with a very intense challenge recently: writing a song for Lindsay Lohan that would actually be worth listening to. He emerged with her latest, a synth masterpiece called “Bossy”:

“I wrote it for her because when she’s on her game, you can see these traits in her. When she’s focused, she exudes the aura of a boss with ease,” Ne-Yo explains. “When [producer] Stargate and I were approached with the task, we viewed it as a challenge. Can we make a song for Lindsay Lohan that people were gonna take seriously?’ I think we did it.

Oh, Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo! Ne-Yo.

I think we’ve been taking Lohan far more seriously than you think, for way longer than you’ve given us credit for. Even in her musical ventures!

Like, I cried when I first watched this performance of her hit song, “Rumors.”

Cried. Real tears. Watershed moment: when she sings her own echo echo echo. If that isn’t serious, I don’t know what is.

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Cancellasian

April 10th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

CBS announced today that they will not be airing any more episodes of their new reality show, Secret Talents of the Stars, which first aired on Wednesday.

For those of you who missed the premiere, it featured George Takei singing the country classic, “On the Road Again.”

…But he can’t be faulted for the cancellasian! We don’t know about you, but we found his performance to be incredibly sweet and endearing, in addition to the fact that we loved his shirt and had no idea his voice had such a rich timbre. For what it’s worth, we simply love Takei–he kind of reminds us of our respective dads, who both actually have pretty damn good singing voices, too.

This performance was better suited for a party hosted by DISGRASIAN, set on a dimly lit stage in a K-town karaoke bar, and fueled by vodka and scotch. Don’t blame Takei for the death of Secret Talents. He didn’t art direct the stupid show. He just rocked it!

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

January 10th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Happy 33rd birthday to Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan! Here’s hoping your biceps stay bulgy, your 8-pack intact, your acting chops sharp, and your lovely singing voice on-key!

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

December 6th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Happy 40th birthday to Cantopop star Hacken Lee! We don’t reeeeeeeeeeally understand how a person could keep up such a career/lifestyle even as their youth becomes but a distant memory, but who are we to wonder? If your tips still frost, do it.

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