OVER THE FALL

The spark of the light
Fire and burning in the eyes
I don’t know how to overcome this
These feeling come so strong
And I just to weak to hold these on
Has anybody tell me what to do?
‘Cause I need a hand to lead

Where I can find it?
A feeling of a light
As I walk with those wind
And the breeze coming today
I wanna leave those hesitations

The shine of the dream
Fancy and drawn inside
Captivating this naked mind
Infecting one and every thought
And I just too wild to take care of it
Has anyone could teach me how to calming down?
‘Cause my heart beats too fierce

Why I can’t find it?
A feeling of a light
As I see those clouds are chatting
And greenery are dancing
I wanna have this time

Under a blessing of rainy leaves
With swaying golden branches
I’m standing here seeing the changing seasons

posted by @tara_lee26

CNBLUE LIVE IN LONDON

First of all I’d like to thanks to my staff, Caroline who taking care and in charge at my place while I am enjoying the whole concert and Nadia who re-arranged my scheduled pretty perfectly! And to you, David, Eric, Naomi, Angela and Patrick who make this possible and willing to came along with me even though you are not boice.

This is my third I wrote about CNBLUE after  Lee Jonghyun, Teardrops In The Rain and CODE NAME BLUE TESTIMONIAL.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend perhaps made a record as my tightest day ever! Actually, I was set not to leave London before concert, unfortunately something had happened and I have to back to leave to solve it.
So it was Saturday morning when I had to pick up my aunty at Heathrow airport which then I know it was exactly the same EA with CNBLUE. At that time the airport was like normal. Half of me feel a bit pity because I thought UK boices did not show up to welcoming the boys. And another part of me feel glad, it was good none waiting, then I can see them clearly!

But that thought would not stay longer. As the flight had landed, the situation change all in sudden. I don’t even know where those people come from but CNBLUE had sent Heathrow into riot! I was not dare to come to close to the crowd as I have to set my eyes on my aunty’s arrival. I didn’t even see CNBLUE passed the gate because ocean of boices come through together. From distance I saw people hooded surrounded by airport security, later I know it was Jonghyun, and also someone like thrown aback to the crowd and that was Yonghwa.  I do not know where Minhyuk was it can be I did not realize it was him or I indeed did not see him. People shouted, yelled, sobbed and else.

I never expected any of those and I just realize that CNBLUE is indeed well-known! Maybe I was underestimates about their popularity but with UK approach, I hope can be their gate to the another Europa countries.
Several hours later when I came back to the airport to catch my flight back, it was hard to believe if in the morning there chaos here. During the day when many boices shared their pictures of CNBLUE whom they met at street, I just ocean away, struggled and pushed myself to make sure that all the stuff had done by morning.

With sleepy eyes and just wanted to sleep in my head I head up again to London! Oh my God, what I was running into? CNBLUE better has something great tonight so my rushing time not such a waste!! With half soul in me I arrived in the Heathrow once again on Sunday morning, still, want to continue to sleep in my mind. I walked side by side with my assistant while I realize I was walking behind a group of people. I was hesitated if he was Lee Jungshin, although almost sure. However, I never saw him from back, so I was hoping that he will turn his back to make sure, and my prayer was answered! He took glance once or twice, and my heart just like stop beating! How could possible I saw him here? Unfortunately I can not take some photos for some reasons.

All day along I just can’t put my head straight on my work, in my head just CNBLUE and CNBLUE. To make even worse when I occasionally checked my twitter account, they were everywhere! While other boices out there busying their selves to share what they see or listen, I was struggle in hotel room with laptop and my assistant trying to finish my work as soon as possible.

Finally all done and I am at venue but when we were 6 arrived gate already open and boices queued not short enough to wait. Thanks, in the end we could get through in safely. The venue just like crazy even before the show had started. At first actually I have some silly thought, that this show will be like the old one, back when their live houses at Japan. To say honest, I was a bit confuse placing in the such crowd, I attended many big concert before this but those I already know them as big star, I never know how they were in beginning opposite with CNBLUE. I used to see them with less tenth , over tenth or over hundreds but over than 3000 boices just AMAZING yet they ever had bigger in Japan.

Countdown getting nearer and boices also getting crazy! and as usual like in Japan the boys appeared out with rough clothes, western style! Minhyuk’s drum beats and Jungshin’s low heavy bass lead  the heat of the o2 arena. the venue turns into chaos, glow sticks, flags, cameras all in the air. Intuition and Have a Good Night deliver craziness at first beginning, then even more when Wake Up , boices really wake up! Actually in the beginning I was lost because too busy keep focus on Yonghwa and Jonghyun’s guitar, it was after Have Good Night i start to decided not to and enjoying the show. Love Revolution was sent me into another world, especially when Jungshin did rap, followed by Love Girl, Yonghwa lead Jungshin to dance in intro, then turn with Jonghyun,  hilarious!! they really know how to make a laugh. In Gureyo, three members turn their back and did play with Minhyuk.

During talking session, they introduced themselves with short English but in the end Yonghwa said anyonghaseyo and other word that I didn’t catch. The leader really hilarious! Yonghwa even said that the night was the international night, then he pushed the speech to Minhyuk and he hope boices enjoy the show.

Ballad session opening by Y,Why  korean version and we all know how Yonghwa sung, very emotional and tender especially in rap part. Yonghwa was amazing!!! after Yonghwa the turn went into Jonghyun who sung Love Rides In The Rain, but still Yonghwa’s voices gave something special in the song. It was time for stabirabira rastabira, Still in Love.

They took another time to chill down the show by chatting a bit. And unexpectedly they did cover Oasis’s Supersonic but Yonghwa made sudden stop and ended up with laughing, he said that he didn’t know the whole song!! My friends giggling a lot  when Yonghwa mention Oasis  because his pronouncement. They also said that they want to be an international band and for that CNBLUE need help from boices. In this time Jungshin also mentioned  HARRY POTTER (lol).

Next song was Just Please (again) korean version, I don’t know why they didn’t sing the original version. One Time English version,  Yonghwa and Jungshin collaboration was a great one! Tattoo followed by Hey You, which Yonghwa said to Minhyuk, “Minhyuk, let’s go.” Let’s Go crazy lead another craziness in the o2 arena. Now or Never came after, and their performances didn’t decrease in any way, Yonghwa still wild, Jonghyun played his guitar with amazing way, Jungshin also attractive and Minhyuk drum beat didn’t slow down. I was screaming out loud as Yonghwa did too when he sung Where You Are,  Jonghyun solo guitar was really really wonderful!! Yonghwa shouted ‘this song is the last song!’ then he screamed, actually he screamed in almost every song and sometimes I was worry that he might lose his voice (Lol)! In My Head, korean version! Japanese really rare, so sad.

They disappear after In My Head but then rush up again as boice didn’t let them go on theat easy.  Encore starting by their first and phenomenal, I’m a Loner, once Yonghwa sung the first verse, boices just followed him and sing along! Great, I can’t even make up my mouth to do that and of course, make some noise!!! And followed by their lovely but not leastly, Love.  This show also shown how much their craziness, they making many laugh, though. ‘Do you know Heartstring?’ and Jungshin sung the first verse along with boices. Yonghwa also did some jogging dance while Jungshin sung. In the end Yonghwa asked Jungshin when his birthday is then all the audiences singing Happy Birthday song and Jungshin did one phrase with “I’m so happy”.

Very last song was always Gomawoyo, and I can’t believe that two hours already passed, and CNBLUE really had to step down from the stage!!!!

Actually I was longing for Get Away and No More, sadly those weren’t enlist, in fact in this concert they more to Korean songs rather than Japanese. It seems that I can’t  miss Arena Tour this October. In the night, Yonghwa seemed to be happiest guy, his smile was widest than the other members and he was the one who keep talking, yet he ever said that English is difficult. They were making great effort to have communication with audiences and we can understand well their situation, I think it’s all because they have mix feeling at the same time, too exciting the heat of the audiences enough to swept away any English vocabulary in their mind.

Overall this concert was great indeed, though we had some distraction by over hysterically boices, but it’s okay, everyone has hysteria. Actually i confuse myself about what I have to write because it’s too many I need to fix into one right story.

Here I also compile my guys friend who accompanied me along the show and the one whose protest the most whenever I playing CNBLUE’s song before. but now I dare say that they’ are three already boices!

David :

They’re cool, if only they got chance to debuted in State (USA) or here (UK) with their shooting star and attractiveness performances like this, isn’t possible if they landed in billboard. Their live show were rock and his vocal indeed powerful. beside the language music really did crossed the border and I think it’s worth if we spare time for Autumn Tours in between our Asian Tours.

Eric:

If only I didn’t know from the start if they came from Korea, then I think they just come from this land (western). Cool, unfortunately they hasn’t got chance to debuted in Europa.

Patrick:

They just as cool as Foo Fighters or Sound Green. But I never found in one band has two differ vocal character but they can make one unity, cool and  unique.

In fact Patrick was the most commented guy, as soon as CNBLUE appeared out he looking for CNBLUE’s tattoos, ‘they have no tattoo? that’s not right, rock star should be tattooed, may I come to them? I’ll make one, in house!’

When Minhyuk’s face zoomed out in screen he shouting out, ‘How old is he? he looked like Peter.’ I said 21, ‘No kidding he’s real baby!’ (Peter is Patrick younger brother, he is 14 and drummer too.) .

In Patrick lists, the eldest was Yonghwa, followed by Jungshin, and Jonghyun, the youngest should be Minhyuk.

Well that’s all from me, sorry for my bad korean, see you at Arena Tours.

Ps: to Adrian, I really want your collection, cause I don’t have any! you can get – you know who- photo shoot and I get CNBLUE, okay???? 😉

photo cr to AEGLive

posted by @tara_lee26

TIME AFTER TIME

The moment is ticking
Time after time
Slowly, I realize it’s only the light I needed
To lead me the way

You try to tear me down?
You try to bring me down?
Just go ahead and we’ll see
‘Cause nothing can’t stop me now

Do you know
I wanna keep going
Though I walk without knowing
Where this line will take me to
All I needed just running through
In intertwined of anxiety

When the heat is coming
And thousands of doubts attacking
Only one belief in my hand
To keep myself still stand

The dream is flowing
Day after day
I got to run after and hold it
No matter what it takes

You wanna hold me?
You wanna resist me?
Just go ahead and we’ll see
‘Cause nothing can’t stop me now

posted by @tara_lee26

One Lovely Blog Award Nomination–A Prelude to a Lovely Day

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Thank you very much for nominating me again poetryblogofmine.wordpress.com

And here the rules:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.  (See above!)

2.  List seven random things about yourself.

3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

My seven Random Things:

  1. I am music maniac
  2. I love writing so much
  3. Reckless
  4. Queen of lose and lost
  5. I can’t stay focus on one thing
  6. I want to be someone who recognized by many people someday
  7. I like quiet place

People who I nominated are:

http://poetryandmusings.wordpress.com/

http://vigilkumar.wordpress.com/

http://katherinegivens1.wordpress.com/

http://guitarlicksandtabs.com/

http://worldlywinds.com/

http://thatdudeeddie.wordpress.com/

http://blog.shook.co/

http://memoirsofadragon.wordpress.com/

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/

http://johncoyote.wordpress.com/

http://ddargeediadem.wordpress.com/

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

http://riverscribbles.wordpress.com/

http://jasonalanwriter.wordpress.com/

http://discoloured.wordpress.com/

CODE NAME BLUE TESTIMONIAL

It is seems late but I still want to do this. Also, it is my first time to review CNBLUE album in fact Code Name Blue is CNBLUE first major debut album.
Firstly, I need to tell that, even now, it is hard for me to believe if CNBLUE is Korean instead of Japanese whom I used to know for the first via their live street performance on summer 2009 and back when they released their first EP indie album Now or Never.
And now they about to rocking once again with the most self-contained materials sounds for BOICEs all around the world. Giving the most work to the emotional leader and burning guitarist respectively, Code Name Blue is ready to take over musical mainstream in this nearly late summer.
Contained 13 songs and 14 for first edition, combine by 8 previous big hit released single songs, 6 brand new song and 1 special version with total 11 self composed made by Yonghwa and Jonghyun.
Overall, this album offers fresh feeling whenever I listen to it, and despite that their previous songs who dominates the whole sound, the new one can say have more colours and softer than their usual song before. However, for the first listener Code Name Blue just gives something new and I am sure everyone will fallen their heart into it immediately.
And here I am now, I would like to lead you to travel one by one into Code Name Blue, brought to you by this cool and wonderful band named CNBLUE.

INTRO
Music by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Jung Yonghwa

To those who attended CNBLUE winter tours must be familiar with this sound because in that even this musical intro been heard during CNBLUE introduction. Composed and arranged by the leader who known with his interest in various instrument, this instrumental intro full of electrical synthesized and strong drum beat of Minhyuk. And this only the gate to step up to the CNBLUE’s world, are you ready?!?

IN MY HEAD
Music by Jung Yonghwa
Lyric by Kenji Tamai, Yoshifumi Kanamaru
Arranged by Kenji Tamai

In my head is tittle track for CNBLUE’s first Japanese major debut. This song composed by Yonghwa long before CNBLUE had major debut in Japan. Personally, even though I love their Japanese style of song the most, In My Head just surprise me by its heavy rock guitar and strong drum beat plus some electrical sound that a bit different with their indie songs.
The lyric tells about passion and strong dream they determined to make it reality no matter the cost will takes.

WHERE YOU ARE

Music by Jung Yonghwa
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa, Kenji Tamai
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Rui Mamota

Where You Are was the tittle track for CNBLUE 2nd Japanese major debut singles and I would like to say as many too, that this song just sekuel of In My Head.
Yonghwa shown progress in this song and so the rest of the members. Keep beating the sound and with strong other instruments line marriying electrical sound Yonghwa best known in love with to be mixed, Where You Are just quite impressive song for this young band to keep searching their colour!
Has no particular differ with In My Head’s lyric, Yonghwa had deliver a message to the fans, that in despair, hope still waiting to be found and will give its help to find a way out, even just small, very small hope.

TIME IS OVER

Music by Jung Yonghwa Kosuke Oba
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa
Japanese Translate by Kosuke Oba
Arranged by Suzuki ‘Daichi’ Hideyuki

Tittle track for Code Name Blue, Time Is Over basically just has Yonghwa’s style so much. There was no polar difference with In My Head nor Where You Are but it can say softer and poppy than the previous two. Brings groovy sound rather than fierce rock Time Is Over is kind of refresher to becomes my favourite among those newly released.
The lyric itself telling how someone can grow even stronger whenever s/he takes advantage from obstacles lies next to them and become hero their own dream.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT

Music by Jung Yonghwa
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Kousuke Noma

This should be the most surprising song in this album. Yonghwa seems really like to challange himself with various genres to made and play. A party song sung by a rock band? That only CNBLUE! I think this song also gain a lot of comments and responses from BOICEs, as I did too when first time I listen to it. The feeling is like, is this real CNBLUE? Or, how come they could come up with this kind of song?
Althoug I already familiar with the style because of TGI Friday Brand’s song thbt has similiar feeling but for the regular album who has no related with anything, Have a Good Night’s sound just surprising, still.
Moreover, the lyric quite a bit funny, it wasn’t sound like Yonghwa’s style at all who mostly telling about dream, passion and strength. Have a Good Night simply talking about how you enjoy and relax yourself after doing tight everyday routine scedule.
Anyway, this song wasn’t amusing at all and mature sound ( except, espresso double double shoots’s part, lol ). I suggest to listen to the music first then read the text, don’t do otherwise or you can’t stop laughing!

WAKE UP

Music by RYO, Jung Yonghwa
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Kousuke Noma

Wake Up was one of the side tracks for CNBLUE Japanese 3rd singles major debut. Still fresh in mind despite the released just within less a month previously, first time I listen to this song, I was little disappointed. Because the song approach different direction, I was expecting one more fierce song.
By the time, I realized CNBLUE still trying with various approach and Yonghwa as always success brought a new sound and delivered it well through Wake Up.
In lyric, Yonghwa tried a new style too, to be more natural as everyday life speaking. Put his favourite band in it for instance, Yonghwa messages the listener to be yourself and keeping your own ways and telling not to follow anybody else shoes.
Aside from everything, Wake Up just fun to rock out, with vocal lyric, up beat rhythms and Yonghwa’s powerful voice make Wake Up as pretty good combination.

NO MORE

Music by Lee Jonghyun, Jung Yonghwa
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Masahiro Tobinai

According to Yonghwa that recently he listen to the Boney M (who I listen to it recently too and it really recalling back my childhood memories back then my Dad often plying it.) No More has a bit taste of disco 70’s n 80’s that surely they want listeners to dance together. Once again CNBLUE surprise everyone with beyond the expectation track. Yet, maybe fans longing to this song and pay more attention because this was the first time ever Yonghwa and Jonghyun composed a song together. Even though they didn’t intend it at first.
No More also one from the few of CNBLUE’s song who talk about girl. However, I pay less attention on its lyric and focus on music only. And I dare say if No More is my next Get Away who I prefer to instrumental rather than a full song with lyric.

THESE DAYS

Music by Lee Jonghyun
Lyric by Kosuke Oba
Arranged by Suzuki ‘Daichi’ Hideyuki

This was the first song from the album that Yonghwa didn’t involved in any, lyric on music. Composed by Jonghyun on his 2nd grade senior high school, almost the same time when Yonghwa made Y,Why. These Days just help the listener to cooling down their feeling after 9 tracks nonstop up beats tempo song!
Unexpectedly, rather than focusing on guitar sound whether Yonghwa or Jonghyun’s like usual. My attention just went to Jungshin’s bass sound. Our maknee did really great job in this song. First time I realize too, his skill had grown a lot.
Actually, I was a bit expecting that Jonghyun will sung alone but hearing Yonghwa’s sweet falsetto on the bridge just make These Days even more wonderful. Yonghwa’s voice deliver another feeling on this song. Something like romantic yet saddened.
Basically, I pay less attention on ballad song but These Days throws me into another world as I’m start learning bass right now!

BLUE SKY

Music by Shusui Seiji Motoyama
Lyric by Kosuke Oba
Arranged by Yuichiro Hiroichi

Light, inspirational and emotional song and very first song on the list so far that no CNBLUE’s members hand on it. This also my very first time I like ballad song straight away.
Basically, I like the song who has acoustic guitar sound in it and this song sung by Yonghwa that known with his powerful and emotionally voice, solely in english so I don’t need to read the text to understand the content and that is plus! As I rarely pay attention to their lyric ( moreover when it comes to Japanese or Korean, I didn’t speak into ), whenever I listen to Blue Sky, its music and Yonghwa’s voice seem send me into the place where I can play my guitar under the blue sky surrounded by greenery and accompanied by breezy wind who blowing gently. Simply sitting alone and enjoying the nature on my own.

MR. K.I.A

Music by Jung Yonghwa, RYO
Lyric by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Kousuke Noma

The beats heat up again by Mr. K.I.A. For now it will going to the song Yonghwa refer as warning to him and behalf of CNBLUE members to be humble even though nowadays, they are just a superstar with a lot of fanciest stuff to be received already.
Mr. K.I.A was one of b-side for CNBLUE’s first Japanese major debut single In My Head in 2011 and reached more than 100.000 sales of copied

WITH ME

Music by DAICHI
Lyric by DAICHI, Miyakei
Arranged by Suzuki ‘Daichi’ Hideyuki

Second song whom CNBLUE has no hand it.
For this song my intention just went into Yonghwa and Jonghyun’s guitars who marry with Minhyuk’s drumbeat and Jungshin’s low sound of bass line!
I would love if this With Me went as instrumental rather than full song with lyric.

GET AWAY

Music by Lee Jong Hyun, RYO
Lyrics by Nozomi Maezawa, agehasprings
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Shunsuke Tsuri

First I listen to it, it just one of CNBLUE’s style of song and this also one of b-side of CNBLUE’s 2nd Japanese major debut singles Where You Are. but then again I just screaming out when I saw the credit to who was composed the song, Lee Jonghyun! my first impression toward him so far is ballad master and it should change from now on. i never ever imagine that Jonghyun will composed such a fierce song. Get away also the song that I prefer to be instrumental only rather than full song with lyric.

COME ON

Music by Lee Jonghyun
Lyrics by Jung Yonghwa
Japanese Translated Lyrics by Kenji Tamai
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Rui Momota

Conclusion for the Code Name Blue and time to push the reply button immediately.

Come On was tittle track for CNBLUE’s 3rd Japanese major single album that released just previous weeks before Code Name Blue.

To this Come On I have feeling and I dare say, if, Yonghwa has Where You are as evolution for In My head, then Jonghyun has Come On to Get Away. According to Jonghyun that he composed Come On by imagining Yonghwa’s the way singing made Come On jus so impressive! one of my favourite song and stays in my playlist once I got the copy.

However, Come On actually different with CNBLUE’s previous up beat songs, it more close to hard rock and became the most intense song in this album.

Where you are (English version)
Music by Jung Yonghwa
Lyrics by Jung Yonghwa
Arranged by Kenji Tamai, Rui Momota

Overall, Code Name Blue just exactly what Yonghwa mentioned for several time, like plying your I-pod contained various genre and artisans, but in this case, CNBLUE is the only artisans. The guitarist duo have proved themselves that they had grown and as good as senior composers who ever helped them before. Meanwhile, the duo rythms instrumentalist also shown that they are , even though didn’t take part as composer or lyricist, their job not as easy as it looks. they two had shown how much their part token in this wonderful and freshly album.

Lastly, I would like to tell that no regret at all for you the beginners to try to listen to this cool band. and so, this post made for my tribute to CNBLUE’s bassist, LEE JUNGSHIN who celebrated his 21st birthday today, for his hard work to help this band achieved so many in short time and light up the rest of the member as Happy Virus.

Please take a note too that I am not expert, this only based my self-satisfaction and all dedicated to them who make my day full of energy everyday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

posted by @tara_lee26

 

 

 

ISN’T HEROINE

The night has reached in depth
There she is in silence
Has found nobody but her shadow
Where are all people gone?

So she shouted to the night sky
What happening with me?
Why they are all leave me in ocean of doubt?
Give me nothing but loneliness

The dawn is about to approaching
There she is in vigil
With nobody but herself
Does she has nobody?

She stare at the blackness
What happening with the starlight?
Why they are all vanish away?
Leave me none but the darkness

But she refuse to stop by
Instead of keeping her feet on
Steadily yet the road has no end
And the sky still wide
She denies the tears to cry
Instead of holding her smile on
Although it never been easy
She quit moaning and made the life by her own hand

She can’t choose how her life will be
She has to make a first step
And keep on until very last
She isn’t heroine but a reality

posted by @tara_lee26

JUST THE DAY

Sometimes when you look up to the ceiling
Then make a deal with the feeling
You know it wasn’t easy
To take out your mind
And follow your own shoes

If you’re lost your way
Let’s the light to lead your feet
Get up when you’re fall
And back again to stand steady

Sometimes, when you look up to the sky
Then spread your hands deciding to fly
You know it wasn’t easy
To find a way
And it just as hard as to say

If you’re come up with those puzzles
Just picked up the pieces to make it right
Wake up when you’re fall asleep
And start running if you’ve been leaved

Because it is just the day
Time who never comes back to where it begin
And it is just on and on
Keep on running and never waiting for you
So it is all about to chasing up
And grab the dream by your own hand

posted by @tara_lee26