By: LazerKim On October 13th Kim Hyun Joong performed his concert for Lotte fan meeting and the concert he performed was similar to the concert he did at Budokan Tokyo singing live with the band. Then Hyun Joong did sing his favorite song Let me be the One from the SS501, although the video clip that I have watched was just a few stanza, his fans appreciated it just reminisce memories of the past. A fan translated that part when Hyun Joong talk after he sung a few stanza of this song and I would like to thank her for posting this words from Hyun Joong, Lala thank you. Here’s what Hyun Joong said:
(source: Lala, Henecia howlovelala Link>http://www.twitlonger.com/show/jmud1s)
“This song is my most favorite among ss501 songs. I will sing shortly.
(after singing) I want to sing the old songs even if i am not that enough. (audience clapping) Your support encouraged me, made me think I can sing them. I was very surprised, when I sang ‘Let me be the one’, some ppl were crying.
Seems you felt like me.’can I do(sing) this or that?’ ‘can I listen to the song again?’ might have to keep them as the memory but you are really happy with and fond of, that made me think I can sing the songs freely. By this, I can encourage myself more. I thought a lot things during singing the song, like, good song wouldn’t be unforgotten. Singing a song is expressing it, right?
I couldn’t do that because I was not brave enough to do. Since I am a singer KHJ who likes singing a song and performance, I am going to and ought to sing a song whatever you wanna listen to. So don’t keep the songs deeply in your heart, feel free to ask me to sing them.” (among his talking, songs=ss501 songs)
After watching this clip, KR HJ fans were crying and sad cuz they knew HJ hurt inside in 2010 by some of TS. Even he was told, never to sing ss501’s songs and never to sell himself with ss501’s name, but seems HJ’s overcome with the traumatic memories.
He never complains how he feels. he just calmly tells ‘now I can do cuz of your support’ after he has gone through by himself.
So proud of KHJ and thankful to him, for staying with us without loosing himself.
KHJ, we will be on your side and support you.♥
HANGUPS OVER THE PAST
Hyun Joong meant to sing that song particularly for his TS fans, who were there at the venue just as he remembered the old days of SS501 memories and nothing more. But it’s so unfortunate that some fans must have misinterpreted his gesture and that gave me the impression that some fans were against Hyun Joong singing SS501 songs. Well, this is how I understand what Hyun Joong was trying to imply saying he wasn’t brave enough to sing songs from SS501 even he’s one of the original singer of this song or any songs from SS501. What right do those fans has to deprive for singing any song he wish to sing?
May I just ask, is there a law that prohibits any singer to sing a song which he was a part of that song being one of the original singer who sung it back in 2010? I don’t think there’s such a law that prohibits. And take note Hyun Joong sung this song in his concert for just a few stanza and this isn’t even for recording or album purposes. There was another post that says Hyun Joong was slandered or spreading rumors against him by other Korean fans. Well, that’s so sad, other fans can be so childish and totally irrational!
To talk about the past feels a bit heavy on the chest, actually I have been reading bashing from here and there, that I think some fans have not gone over with the past. That I want to tell those fans, “hello it’s been two years now Hyun Joong had already reached the heights of his success and you’re still crying over a spilled milk?” I wonder when would these people grow up? There are some who could hardly move forward simply because they still have the past on their shoulders. Or because they have been unjustly blamed Hyun Joong for something he was not even guilty of and could not accept the fact that he is already up at cloud nine!
I have been wondering as why do some fans could not get over with the past that happened two years ago? Actually I have been ignoring comments from other sites that seems to me that there are still bashing around over the incident happened two years ago. And lately I have read rumors against Hyun Joong and his vices that gives me the impression how ignorant these fans are. And so may I just state that 90% of people from the showbiz world do drink liquor and smoke cigarettes which I find nothing wrong with it. And so why do these people puts up on such no big deal rumors! Oh I can just laugh at these people, really!
And since the past had been brought up again, I did some research looking for clues that may point out the reason why Hyun Joong left DSP and moved in to KeyEast. I was looking for a blog that would explain the rights of Hyun Joong as an artist. But there was none, so I was thinking maybe the reason why some TS blamed Hyun Joong that until now they still do, it’s because they do not know the real reason why he has to leave to begin with, other than the fact that his contract had expired that I could not understand why they can’t accept, it’s been two years. I also noticed no one questioned DSP, about its competency during that time. If the agent had managed Hyun Joong well then I don’t think he will leave the company in the first place.
Hyun Joong was accused of leaving his members behind. It somehow gave me the impression that indeed the group can not survive without Hyun Joong, what can be done if the key to the group was not around. This is too childish, Hyun Joong can be replaced so I don’t see the logic why he was being blamed out of this reason. And the DSP did not even attempt to resolve the problem, instead DSP let go of the group. So I still don’t get it why Hyun Joong has to be blamed instead of putting the blame on DSP for being incompetent agent. These are the matters that some fans failed to look into.
I admired Hyun Joong for keeping silent so as not to step on other’s foot particularly the person who brought him up to the lime light and just accepted whatever was being thrown to him by his other fans. Maybe I can justify the reason by what we see over the past that I think these fans failed to do so. Do you remember the controversy in January of 2010 that Hyun Joong got entangled with the DSP ceo at a birthday party of a notorious ex-official of Korea? Hyun Joong was not suppose to be in that party but his irresponsible DSP CEO dragged him to that party that caused a lot of negative criticisms to Hyun Joong and that DSP was trying to get away from it. An Agent should protect their managing artist and not pushing them to a quick sand. But out of respect to the CEO Hyun Joong remained until his contract expired.
This alone is enough ground that shows DSP being incompetent, there were some loyal fans who even made a video clip of what actually transpired during that time whom I’m so thankful for to give light to what transpired that time. And this was just one of those valid reasons why Hyun Joong has to leave other than the fact that he was given over loaded work, just this agent would earn from him at the same time to boost SS501 popularity. If you’re Hyun Joong would you want to be thrown to the quick sand? I think these fans had failed to see all of these. Why do they put the blame on Hyun Joong, it is his right to reject the contract renewal if the agent shows its incompetency such as what we have seen.
I would just like to clarify, we are just fans, we do not have a single right to decide for Hyun Joong, and we should know where we stand being his fans. This is another reason why I kept writing about the agents responsibilities and Hyun Joong’s right as an artist to avoid being judgmental in a wrong way. I honestly feel sorry for Hyun Joong that in spite of his effort during those times he was cruelly misjudged by those whom he loved. And besides if Hyun Joong has to stay with DSP for another year he will never get to develop himself. Now he had proven himself and I would say he’s better doing solo than he was with his group. Isn’t that obvious?
Pertaining that re-grouping matter, here’s my stand about it. I’m not against it and I’m not for it either, because that is not for me to decide, I’m just a fan. That’s for Hyun Joong to decide, that’s his life not mine. From the very start it’s only Hyun Joong that I have been supporting and I shall maintain consistent that I support to ONLY ONE Kim Hyun Joong. This doesn’t mean I’m against the other members, I barely know them but I can’t bring myself to take interest on them since Hyun Joong had already captured my heart and my mind. Then let’s just say Hyun Joong decided to join in with his members, fine. What will happen to the ONLY ONE fans? Well, SS501 is one lucky group!!
If you truly love Hyun Joong you would support him anywhere he might be. But again that’s gonna be our individual prerogative. Why am I saying this? Because anything can happen Hyun Joong was provided with a security blanket by KeyEast, remember he signed for a renewal of contract recently which will take effect on June 2013, that’s another three years from 2013 so that would give him time to peacefully fulfill his dreams before he gets in to military duties. Therefore KeyEast is holding on him, this is an exclusive contract, if you get what I mean, sub contracting is not permissible in an exclusive contract, which means he will not be allowed to perform outside the premise of KeyEast. And that is his security blanket. Hyun Joong said this last year:
It’s almost impossible to release another SS501 album due to the group name’s copyright by DSP Entertainment. But it is possible for a unite joint stage, maybe at big events like year-end ceremonies, etc. Friendship has never affected. It is not wise to spread rumors around like their album is already recording and will be released when-when-when; it will be more wise to just speak the truth because then, fans won’t be waiting aimlessly, it may be more hurting. (source: Sparkling magazine)
Recently two of the members said there was suppose to be an album to be released but Kyu Jong is in the military. I do not know why they are saying this that they know very well to produce an album in the name of the group is impossible considering they are all under their respective agent’s contract plus the DSP copywrite to be considered. I just want to say to the two guy, do not worry because your fans the TS shall be waiting for you no matter how long it would take. They said to wait for them and so be it, I got nothing against it, I got nothing to wait from others anyway!!
What I’m waiting for is Hyun Joong’s album to be released on Christmas, and City Conquest! Hyun Joong has so many plans and he would like to fulfill even his dreams and that is his right that I’m sure the other members have the same thoughts too. I think it would be better if we let them accomplish their dreams being soloists so that all the five of them has nothing to regret about if the time comes they decide of getting together again. This is just a matter of time.
In the meanwhile let’s support whoever our idol is and focus on them. And for the hopeless haters and accusers of Kim Hyun Joong, it’s so unhappy to be in your position to be blaming somebody who isn’t even your concern. And because every time you badmouth and criticize Hyun Joong the higher he gets to the top. So this only show your accusations and blames on him is not workable on your idol’s advantage that I really hope you have realize that now. And for those who were against Hyun Joong singing that SS501 songs, I would just like to say, you do not have the right to deprive Hyun Joong in singing it because it’s not your song to begin with, you’re just a fan and so stay as you are.
I would just like to clarify that writing this article is just to react to what’s going on around. This is the root cause of all these misunderstandings among the fans. I have been silent and ignoring all bashing around which seems to be endless. I have been wanting to write all of these matters but I want to keep the peace and yet the surrounding is still not peaceful. Then might as well bring out my piece, close this matter and move on forward. Anyway this is my blog I can say whatever I want to, which sooner or later I’ll be bound to just to defend Hyun Joong and protect him from those who barely can understand. If those haters can just say their piece everywhere, then I also have the right to say my piece in my own shelter. Now I rest my case.
Hyun Joong shall be departing to China on the 27th at 11pm to attend to TV recording for a variety show Happy Camp as he was invited to guest in the show and shall be returning home to Seoul on the 29th, so we have date st the airport on the 27th just to take a brief look at Hyun Joong! This is all I have for today, it’s Sunday let’s say little prayer for Hyun Joong and those for people who have misjudged him.
As we travel the journey with Kim Hyun Joong, we are bound to experience bumpy road at time, but this time he is much stronger to face all of those roads knowing we fans are at his side, and nothing else matter.
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D thanks!