Gotta get this page going because, BTS...
During this recent Mischief journey, BTS has captured my respect and awe.
They are so fun, good, crazy, creative, and wickedly talented.
Each and altogether. Their body of work and the time they've been around alone would demand respect...
Considered 3rd gen KPop, with well over 200...tunes First in lots of areas. First in avid fans...
BTS, intent on global awareness, and succeeding.
I am over the moon today. (After BTS on MTV Unplugged.)
And BTS put me there...
Fix You by Coldplay. A fav song.
BTS in a slow and harmony filled cover.
BTS offers up so many things to be thankful for...
Since they are in fixed places in the vid... from left
Jimin, Jungkook, Suga, Taehyung (V), J-Hope, Jin, RM
(They are usually moving around. A lot.)
The original is beautiful. And it has some beautiful covers. Now BTS...
It took me a while to sink into the Bangtan Boys...
However, I had seen them on a talk show or two, watched a few of their who-are-we videos on Youtube, around the time I was beginning KDramas and pursuing KPop music videos of Big Bang, Exo and others (see pg 2 if you want) I call those vids Compilations, snippets of action - can be history, top dancer, funniest moments.
And a few of BTS songs made it onto my Youtube random mixes that I listened to a lot on my errands and while busy with projects. Nice.
But I was pursuing edgy wild stuff, like Exo's Lotto and BB's Monster, GDragon's Crooked. Amazed at the pace, the crazy styles, the great music. Mesmerized.
(Not talking wild, like heavy metal, or crude, or mean.
Just focused committed energy. In charge. )
And BTS seemed to have a light touch, when I was looking for enough headbanging to keep my inner pain imperceptible. However...
One day I heard, and stopped to watch BTS's Fire. Crazy! Crazy enough...
Reminded me of that stage of life where lighting things on fire is an obsession. Excited!
Like boys, thrilled with being cause, fire their effect...
Fierce enough. Watch it again. Put it on a playlist.
BTS moving in.
The action I seem to be after, as a fangirl, is brilliant, efficient, creative. And give me a good beat, good visuals.
In my eyes. From my perspective.
Action that is perfect for a situation. My situation.
One night, hunting for gems, I discovered Taehyung.
I had watched a comparison vid, with Taehyung of BTS and Taeyong of NCT.
So when a vid came up in my search, about Taehyung's unusual deep voice, I clicked on it. I like deep voices...
It wasn't a music vid tho, just Taehyung talking in different situations. And his voice and demeanor were a slow vibe.
His responses were low key but bright as fxxk. Intrigued, I pursued. I wanted to hear him sing. And found two solo MV's...
Everything in me slooooowed right down. Down....
For months my cells had been firing all over.
All day, every day. And the music I was choosing, playlisting, was crazed and stimulating enough to divert, and cut off at the pass, the hissing responses I was feeling towards my everyday interactions.
My fxxk off vibe wired, the music expressing it.
And then...Sweet Night (see Mischief pg 1, 1st vid)
and Winter Bear.
Each waaay too short so I found hour long loops.
An evening of uninterrupted, unending time. Exhale....
I lay across my bed, arms spread. Unwinding, unraveling.
Note: I had my Bose speaker beside my head.
And BC edibles for dessert.
Now, no matter what BTS I'm listening to, watching, I scan to find Taehyung. Listen for his breath voice.
Ground myself. North star.
And now that I've watched so many of their vids, all these BTS guys have a grounding vibe. Good intentions under every hot move. That's impressive. Brilliant. I'm a fan.
Taehyung, known as V, introduces himself, "I'm a good boy." Yep.
You guys heard of FMV's? All sides of Tae. Later...not ready to share.
His voice duality is not his only quality.
Let's find some good BTS MV's... So many!
Okay now, which to choose.
Here are two BTS songs that were on MTV Unplugged.
Both are so nice, melodic, full of harmonies and fun, and would have been on my not-right-now-I'm- breaking-things list.
However, they've made it onto a top 20 playlist and I'll stop to watch.
(My Top 20 playlist has close to 100 MV's so far.)
One of BTS's strong directions, from what I can see, is their choice to show all sides of themselves.
And there are lots of vids-MV's and compilations-showing their vulnerabilities and everyday lives.
They really want to reach out and connect...
And connect they do. Their fans are called "Army", and they have impact.
Life Goes On is another tune I have on a loop.
It's a smooth out vibe and good for working on projects...
This one was performed at the Grammy's. It's their first completely English lyric song and has taken over world wide. Dynamite. Fun. They were excited! Army too!
And for more action and intensity...
These guys can dance.
This, Danger, about those crazy relationship feelings...
And BTS acting all hip hop fiery...
The range of moods. I never would have stopped on this, One Day, until I understood the work this group puts into every song/performance... Now I stop to watch. Love it.
See the white sweaters? lol
That'll do for now.... Got that army fangirling out of my system to switch back to more sequence.
Held back a some of favs for another day, another page of Mischief.
Watching the Grammy's this Sunday.
Hey! Grammy's done now. Boy, was Army pissed that their boys lost and performed last, holding Army "hostage"...
(Interesting) Mostly tho, the fans are nothing but loving, supportive. And BTS grateful...
Okayyyy. Ready for more. These two MV's attracted a little attention for content, in this time of Me Too.
And with BTS's general good guy vibe. (They promised they would behave...better.)
In my mood, these would barely be boundary breaking. We like to know these guys have...feelings.
I'm speaking for myself.
War of Hormone! Loved it when I ran across this one. I'm including the lyrics on purpose (although the translation may be a little questionable), just to get the drift. Go guys...
My Where's Waldo game. Can we spot Taehyung? I love how each guy has his own wild following. Fans who stay up at night immersed in their bias. Twitter is full of pages devoted to just one...
Each worthy. Together, synergy.
And lots of gg. I'm happy. Distracted.
Hey, to get Boy in Luv, maybe you'd have to watch a couple of KDramas in a high school setting (like the Inheritors).
Two moves here common in KDramas, the push against a wall, or lockers here. And the wrist grab.
In the mood to enjoy the story, not judge it. (Ok, I'm judging it as mood elevating.) And RM at 2:40, dragging chairs. Why do I like that few seconds so much lol.
Energy of young love, eh?
Intense! And guys give flowers... Sweet.
Most pages here on Meme Dreams are compiled from several different sites I've created over the years. All pulled together here. Some at a stand still for a while.
The most recent page is "Mischief", a journal of mood and music as I make my way through a grief journey. Missing loved ones. Especially G.
I love ya.
I wanna get down...
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In psychology, there are two popular conceptions of happiness: hedonic and eudaimonic.
Hedonic happiness is achieved through experiences of pleasure and enjoyment,
while eudaimonic happiness is achieved through experiences of meaning and purpose.
That's a little simplified :), but a useful distinction.