Musical Monday – No Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Posted by SaraG on January 18, 2021



I’m not gonna lie, last week was a rough week. In the disaster response world, it felt like last March again, and federal and state leadership kept pulling the rug out from underneath us locals with little regard for the impacts. The single piece of incredible news I got was the Biden tapped one of the best people in the world as the next head of FEMA. She is my former boss, an early mentor, and one of the loveliest and strongest women I know. It literally brings a tear to my eye to know that should shit go down, I can legit pick up the phone and call the big guns and know that I’ll get an answer.

I totally get that the above paragraph holds only marginal interest for anyone here looking for Kpop chatter and it’s incredibly off-topic for the site, but it’s been a year and this is my post and my opportunity to vent just the tiniest bit knowing that 99.9% of my coworkers and colleagues won’t ever see it. More than 99.9%. I can name only one person of the hundreds I work with that will certainly see it. And she didn’t come here for work chat either. 

BUT, I posit that the aforementioned rough week has definitely impacted my ability to give coherent and intelligent thoughts on new music. I’m not sure if I’m deeply in love with certain things because it’s actually good or if I just need to be in love with something. Or maybe I’m not so into other releases because my mood has been sullied. I also haven’t had as much capacity to watch everything that’s been produced with the sole intention of making sure I hear the new songs 6K times to ensure that I’m a thousand percent into them. That for sure impacts how I absorb things that will eventually make it into my soul.

The easy way out of this mess of a scenario for post writing would be just to post a song or two from groups I’ve talked about ad nauseam on the site. You likely already know that I love them and I don’t have to give any details as to why I feel that way or logically support my stance that whatever they put out is genius. So that is exactly what I’m going to do. Today, I give you Sewoon’s latest comeback title track In the Dark, and Victon’s long awaited and previously postponed due to COVID song What I Said. 

They’re both superb. No notes. 

In the Dark, Jeong Sewoon

What I Said, Victon


  • Reply Telzey January 18, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Do you know what? I remember when you and Stephanie talked about writing a story where some K-pop singers were running away from a zombie apocalypse. You told about figuring out how fast the disease would spread and when it would peter out. I thought that was fascinating how you figured it out scientifically. So whenever you wanna talk about the spread of a disease, in my mind it’s going to be linked to that story about the K-pop singers. That fits perfectly into your article.

    • Reply SaraG January 23, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      Careful how supportive you get, I might never stop talking about work (while trying to tie it to Kpop).

  • Reply Stephanie January 19, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    How many albums is Sewoon at now?

    Also, I added the Victon to my possibilities list.

    Also Also, I will ALWAYS find what you do fascinating. I’ll never be able to explain it to anyone, but while I don’t want to say its cool, but its cool.

    • Reply SaraG January 23, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      Sewoon – depends on how you count it because he did a lot of part one part two…but let’s say I made seven individual purchases for physical albums.
      Victon – pure gold

      Jobs always feel sexy on paper.

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