What I find interesting – if not surprising – is that there isn’t a strict all-or-nothing in the case of DBSK and SuJu. That is, some break to file lawsuits, others do not. You’d think a stronger show of solidarity would have a greater impact on the negotiations. The reality, though, is that it’s every boy band idol for himself, and each person sees their career doing better (or at least surviving) in a different way.
On the other hand, it could be their Let It Be…
I’m not too sure about the God analogy – technically it’s correct, theologically it’s pretty bonkers – but the questions Raid ends with are quite valid, and definitely require answering.
I can’t help but see this as part of a “winning of hearts and minds” strategy – and a canny move at that, better than being recluses and fading away. That said, this can’t bode well for the rift with SM, especially as the two remaining members won’t be attending this event.
I’d personally like to see G Dragon’s ass kicked by a bunch of schoolgirls – but alas, they’re only dueling it out for Best New Artist. That said, there’s interesting choices in both the Best Song Category – Exile, Girl Next Door, Ikimono-Gakari, among others – as well as Best Album – Hirahara Ayaka, Greeeen, Superfly. And what’s this about a Special Award for AKB48 and Aki-P?
You know, keep doing these comparisons and soon people will think all Asians look alike. (Kidding! I’m just kidding!)
I’m not sure what exactly this means, but certainly it provides a more optimistic outlook on the group staying together…
The big shocker here is the absence of Morning Musume. But Perfume and AKB48 will be performing for the Red Team, as will Ikimono-gakari, Koda Kumi, Otsuka Ai, Kimura Kaela, and the magnificent Wada Akiko. For the white team there’s Arashi, NYC Boys, TOKIO, SMAP, and even some non-JE acts like Jero, Exile, and DBSK.
DBSK? Now that’s going to be interesting.
They don’t answer SM’s deadline, they allegedly don’t make contracted appearances for this cosmetics company… What the hell, are the three of them addicted to World of Warcraft or something?
Kimitsu’s about to see Shingo’s NYC play and drops by her blog for a post that’s really seven posts in one, packing quick comments on a variety of topics. As always, the writing is lively and the observations whip-smart, so if this is what she needs to get back into the blogging thing, so be it.
As it is, I’d really appreciate a report on Shingo’s off-Broadway thing.