MC-Singer Lee Seunggi for SBS Kpop Collection Okinawa, with Park Shinhye

[0ctober 18, 2012] Okinawa, Japan. SBS Kpop Collection concert and fashion show.  MC Seunggi super handsome in a NICE tux!  And performing songs, including Time for Love, featuring co-MC Park Shinhye. And getting lotsa love from fans.

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[2012.08.09] Yeosu Expo K-pop Festival – Lee Seung Gi

English: LSGfan, Videos: DCSYGALL
(Whoa, amazing HD quality videos! Feels like I’m really there!)

1) Ment + Time for Love

TEACHER:  The person I’m about to introduce…  [Screams!] It’s better if everyone called out to him together rather than just me, right?!  [Yes!!!] Great. Let’s start… LEE. SEUNG. GI. (wow, Lee Sunhee so classy. One of the Nation’s top veteran singers letting her student shine.  She really loves LSG.)

LSG: It’s so hot today and I think there’s even more people here than last time. Thank you.  This is my second time here at Yeosu, so I’m really happy.  Can everyone in the back see me okay?  You can’t?  Ok, just wait a bit and I’ll come forward more later.  (aw, LSG such a tease!) Being on stage after a while, I feel very nervous. This is a song from my 5th album, a song I wrote. For those who know it, please follow along… Time for Love.

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[2012.06.27] Yeosu Expo K-pop Festival – Lee Seung Gi

Really missing Seunggi…  Entire performance cut.   @14:15~~ Yay!!

(video: seunggiairen)

Song lineup — 1) Because we’re friends (my fave), 2) Time for love, 3) Will you marry me, 4) Smile Boy, 5) Let’s go on vacation, 6) Because you’re my woman (for encore).

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RECAP: Lee Seunggi feat. Park Shin Hye – ‘Time for Love’ Japanese MV part 1

OMFG~~~ and I thought the initial MV teaser was awesome!!!  This is just like a real drama!  Hilarious, touching, and sad.  Feels like we’re watching a real-life relationship story because Seunggi and Shinhye are good actors, and too sweet for words~~!!

(video: universalmusicjapan)

RECAP – Seunggi (LSG) and Shinhye (PSH) as MV characters in a relationship

MV opens with LSG in his room diligently composing “Time for Love” song.

Later, LSG walks the city streets wearing a worn trench, red scarf, half-finger gloves, with guitar.  It’s a cold day.  He stops at cafe window to check his eyes in the fogged area, and just so happens PSH is right there inside, wiping the window at the same time.  Their eyes meet!  Cute.  Awkward.  LSG walks away, PSH stares out at him…


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Seunggi reunites with Park Shin Hye for “Time for Love” in dramatic Japanese MV teaser!

OMG OMG!!!!  I knew MV was going to be good with Shinhye in it, but the teaser is seriously awesome!  Love the concept and  totally Kdrama feel!  Omg, I cannnot wait until full Japanese MV is released!  Seunggi-Shinhye Will you Marry Me from 2009 SBS Gayo Daejun is still one of my faves!  But this may become my fave Seunggi MV.

(video: UniversalMusicJapan)

I like Hyojoo’s narration, but I’m glad he went with someone else for the Japanese MV, just so it’s distinct from Brilliant Legacy.  Omg, so Time for Love was first Seunggi and Hyojoo, then Seunggi and Yoona, and now a full blown out dramatic MV with Shinhye!  Totally anticipating the full Japanese MV!!!!  Great acting… lovely and sad…

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Seoul Music Awards: 2-win Seunggi + speeches [2012.01.19]

Congrats Seunggi~~!!  Omg, Korean Airens are SO amazing!  Texting like mad and working their butt off to get Seunggi the #1 rank for the Popularity Award at a final 37.1% of the total votes!  Fending off 9-member SNSD Sones (SNSD won the 2nd one) and 13-member Super Junior Elfs!  Then, Seunggi won a Bonsang Award.  Seunggi’s award speeches + performances… read what he had to say below…

Popularity Award win

Presenters (President of High1 Resort, Actress Lee Yoon Ji): Should I reveal the first winner of the High1 Popularity Award?  Lee Seunggi. Congrats!.

MCs: Congratulations! Coming in #1 in mobile voting. He is the first winner of the the High1 Popularity Award. He receives this honor with 37.1% of the votes. As this is an award selected directly by fans, it is even more meaningful. Your acceptance speech please.

LSG: Thank you. As mentioned earlier, since this award is 100% voted for by fans, I am so happy and feel it’s that much more meaningful. Thank you to our fanclub Airen for working hard to allow me to win this award. Thank you for always being such a strong support. I will always work harder, thank you. And for working so hard with me and supporting me on this 5th album, I want to say thank you again to our Hook Entertainment family members, who I really depend on and respect. Thank you. I will work hard.

English: LSGfan,  Video: Tryp96

Bonsang Award win [@1:35]

Presenters: We’ll reveal the final Bonsang winner. The 21st High1 Seoul Music Bonsang Award – Lee Seunggi.

MCs: Wow, Lee Seunggi is really busy today. He just won the Popularity Award, and now it’s the Bonsang Award. No longer Nation’s younger brother, but Nation’s singer, Nation’s MC, showing us his varied talents. Having released Time for Love and Because We’re Friends, he is a Ballad Prince. It may seem that he’s good at everything, there’s one thing he can’t do… they say he’s not good with driving directions. Let’s see if he can find his way to the acceptance… Oh, he’s already there. Your acceptance speech please.

LSG: Invited to such a wonderful event, I’m very thankful to have received 2 awards. Honestly, promoting my 5th album after 2 years, I felt I was lacking in many ways, but I was able to get through it well because of our fans and the many people who showed a lot of love. I’m always thankful. A person I highly respect, a mentor I’d like to be together with always…  thank you again to Hook Entertainment President Kwon for helping me to make a good album like this 5th album and for always being by my side. And together for 10 years, our Hook Entertainment [executives] and all the Hook family, thank you again. There’s so many people to thank. For being by my side during the recording of all the songs and providing vocal direction, I want to say thank you to Lee Sunhee sunbaenim. Never being lazy, I will approach my music with sincerity, not forgetting my earlier days. Thank you.

English: LSGfan

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MNET MIC Interview [ENG] – Happy Birthday Lee Seunggi!

UPDATED with Mediafire download links from Beedance:
MNET MIC interview: Lee Seunggi, Part 1
MNET MIC interview: Lee Seunggi, Part 2

January 13, 2012 – Happy Birthday to Seunggi!  As promised, here it is~~ the FULL, awesome MNET MIC interview with English subs [from Nov 27, 2011].  With a special birthday wish to Seunggi at the beginning~~!  One of the best full-length interviews Seunggi has done talking about music, and also variety and dramas.  You guys will all just love him more… if that’s possible~~!!!  Hope Seunggi has the best year ever!  Happy Birthday to dear Seunggi~~~~!  Enjoy the awesome interview!  Thx Beedance!

UPDATE- OMG, love this so much (and even more with Beedance’s subs!) Ok, it’s LONG, so you may have to watch in parts! Seunggi always has such intricate and lengthy responses! So, see below for Table of Contents (Ha!) + some fun excerpts..

[@0:00~] Happy Birthday Seunggi!

[@2:40~] MNET MIC interview intro

[@5:40~] 2011 – Lee Seunggi’s 5th album < Tonight >
With top musicians involved and various genres included, an album with a higher level of musicianship.

[@7:30~] Story behind “Time for Love”

A song resulting from extreme loneliness… Feeling lonely, wishing I had a girlfriend now. Going out together, eating great food together. That constant feeling of loneliness…

I was in Japan. I was laying down in my room and the hotel plaza area was really nice. I thought, two guys shouldn’t be hanging out here! Before going out for beers, it was written in 20 minutes. I thought, why not write some lyrics before going out? I wrote down what I wanted to say. Then adding some melodies, what I recorded before leaving was “Time for Love.” The song came out that way. It felt good. Since I wrote it, you then get greedy…

First, I suggested we have a narration. A guy and girl talking to one another about that encounter. We were just going to bring in anyone, and I would do the guy’s part. But I thought it’d be nice if a good person did it. Then Hyojoo happily agreed to it. Originally, the lines were very short, after the song. But after Hyojoo got involved, I thought we need to go bigger. Let’s go for a whole bridge. So it became longer, split into 2 parts. When Hyojoo first got the narration,she said “It’s going to be hard to act out this bad dialogue!” But because Hyojoo did such a good job, I think the song turned out well.

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