Friday, August 9, 2013

[6 August 2013] Koo Hye Sun at Mnet The Music (part 1)

KHS at Mnet the Music photo hs_mnetthemusic2_zps99569a30.jpg
photo credit : Mnet the Music
Video credit : bambi
English translation by cheerkoo @ GHS thread soompi page 1223

(on screen) Music that you see. Musician who listens. Interview that you have been looking for. By meeting a musician with whom all generations can empathize, we are able to awaken our hidden emotions. This is the hour.
SJH--Hello. This is The Music Interview’s “emotional girl” and Sweet Sorrow’s Sung JinHwan. (I found out that Sweet Sorrow is a musical band/group.)
BST--Hello. This is the adorable, “tak-ee, tak-ee, soon-tak-ee, music composer Bae Soon Tak.
SJH-- It feels different today. Right?
BST—shabhang 2x (I think this word means something positive and pretty??)
SJH—Yes, it is pretty. (Ohhh,,,it is Café Manolin!)
(on screen) so many charming props/accessories..Cafe with such warm feelings…Different kind of setting and different kind of interview…today’s musician is…
SJH—The person we are to meet today is as different /unique as this setting. (we hear GHS’s laughter) It is GHS-ssi.  GHS-ssi came to THE MUSIC.   (Just like Sung Shigyung radio show, it seems like GHS reached out to THE MUSIC.  She seems to be managing herself to promote her work—Amazing!!—I still wonder if she is looking to manage her profession on her own or if she is trying to save money?? I do believe that manager costs money?? Nevertheless, it seems like the GHS-ssi thing to do. Right?? )   I feel slightly awkward. How about you?
GHS—me too. I feel awkward too.  (All break out into laughter.)
SJH—It is not often that you come out to music programs as the musician GHS. Right?
GHS—(putting hands over her face) I feel so embarrassed being referred to as a musician. (laughter)
(on screen) Various CF’s through her clear and bright image,,,Geum JanDi boom through BOF,,,Acknowledged actress and star,,,Her first transformation as a writer who directs  a movie,,,her second transformation as a musician GHS who loves music,,,
SJH—Not too long ago, your single album, It is You, was released. As soon as I heard it, I was really shocked. I was surprised by the refrain part in the song, It is You, that is repeated. I feel that you really made the refrain part of the song come alive very nicely.
(on screen) IT IS YOU—words and music by GHS. Lovely lyrics with lovely feel. A sweet love song with addictive melody. GHS’s plain and clean voice expressed as is.
GHS—I did not write this song this year. It has been nearly 2 years since I wrote it. So, it is an old song written when I was SO very deeply into my relationship. “You” was the“person” in the song. I met someone and just plainly fell head over heels for him. That is what made me write this song. (2 years ago??? What was she doing at that time?? Cannot remember!!!)
SJH—So, it happened just like the lyrics.
GHS—it is a story from my past. But there is a same refrain in it as Lee JangHee-sunsengnim’s song IT IS YOU. (SJH starts singing Lee JangHee’s version of It is you refrain and BST tells him to do GHS’s version. And BST sings GHS’s version with GHS. But SJH says that two songs are very different.….laughter)
BST—As the refrain repeats, it makes one want to continue to listen to it.
SJH—What did Lee JangHee-sunsengnim say about your song?
GHS—I get the feeling that he is a type of person who praises and encourages a great deal. At least that is how I feel.
SJH—I know. He seems to be always smiling. Really hearty laugh..
GHS—he seeks nature and he is an environmentalist. He heard it and just said in that very spot, It is good. Let’s do it. He just immediately gave me a response. Then he just told me to buy him a bottle of wine.
SJH—He directly requested it himself?
GHS—yes.
BST—He pointed out the item directly.
GHS—He told me which wine he prefers. I was so very, very grateful to him.
BST—did you ever sing live the songs that you made?
GHS—I never did.
BST—But, why? It could not be because you did not get the chances?
GHS—I have the fear of stage=performing live as well was the fear of singing in such situation. In the past, I did try a lot because I really wanted to do it. But, it did not work out as well as I hoped. So, I had series of failure after failure which led to even greater feelings of trauma. So, before I go up on the music program stage, I would ask for permission from the PD-nim and the relevant people of the program. I would like to go up on the stage after drinking some soju or bokboonja. Just before this program I also had some Chunghwa—name of type of soju—(laughter)—the influence of Chunghwa..(laughter)
BST—(to SJH) She seems to be confessing on her own that she is on air under the influence.
GHS—(stretching out her arm towards BST) We drank together.
BST—Just this much..in order to calm the mind.
GHS—Maybe that is why it seems to be hot in here.
BST—But since you took the courage to appear before THEMUSIC program, we hope you can perform for us a little. Anyway, we also have here the dependable Sweet Sorrow’s Jin Hwan with us.
GHS—this is my first time seeing him (SJH) in person. I have only seen him through pictures. But you are very handsome.
SJH—(embarrassed) what do I do…
GHS—So, I never would have thought you are so good looking.
SJH—thank you.
BST—suddenly, you have your legs stretched out. (SJH makes a sound of being confident..keke)
SJH—Let us sing a song with the handsome me.
(on screen) GHS’s IT IS YOU is very different from Lee JangHee’s IT IS YOU. The shy GHS..(she is beginning to look embarrassed…)
GHS—Oh no..second verse..How come I don’t know my own lyrics?! I even practiced looking at the lyrics and got it wrong before too.
On screen: GHS made her debut 12 years ago. Yet a very shy girl when it comes to singing.
GHS: Even though I drank ChungHwa, I am….(she looks very embarrassed and even a bit sad about this incident…also, I wondered if she drank a little too much?? Keke sorry… What do you think??)
BST—You must have been very nervous, but it was fine.  That is OK.
On screen: 2010: first single, BROWN HAIR to MARRY ME, to AMNESIA to 2013 IT IS YOU. Four albums that contain her 4 types of charm. Her musical remnants which she created while acting.
BST—Radio programs use a lot of VJ music (on screen, it says that VJ music is the background music. SJH agrees.) I was very impressed by the music “SUMMER DAY” composed by you.
GHS—Oh,,You heard it?
BST—yes.
SJH—“SUMMER DAY” is from the movie, PEACH TREE.
GHS—yes.
SJH—I watched PEACH TREE.
BST—I also saw it while preparing for the interview. I downloaded it legally to watch it.
GHS—thank you.
On screen: 2012 PEACH TREE VA track no.3 “SUMMER DAY”..starring Jo SeungWoo, Nam SangMi and Ryu DukHwan. GHS producer, scriptwriter, director and maker of 8 out of 10 OST for the movie. “SUMMER DAY” contains lyrical melody that gives off feelings of summer and promote feeling of warmth and freshness.
GHS—Recently, I am a fan of a program called, “Dad, where are you going?” (on screen: “Dad, where are you going” is a variety entertainment program”—both MC’s agree with her.) I am watching the program and suddenly I hear music that I have heard so much before.
SJH—Did your music come out?
GHS—Yes. While the part of Sung DongIL and the little boy JoonHee’s story is being shown, I said to myself,,,”Uh? That is my song, my music. “SUMMER DAY” played about 3~4 times. I was happy.
SJH—Wow, you must really felt happy, suddenly hearing your own music playing when you were just watching the program. 
GHS--I felt so excited that I wanted to tell everyone. I realized that there are many times when my own songs are played without giving credit to me. It just credits ‘artist’ not ‘GHS’.
SJH—Ahh, yes,,,if the music is part of a compilation of OST music used in movies or something, the credit is written as merely, “various artists”.
GHS—yes. (What!!! I did not know that…isn’t it law to specifically name the artist and the name of the song and the singer when credit is given?? That is what I see in American movies!!) But, there are times when the specific name—the three words of a name---is so important, (MC’s agree.) especially when the credit rolls out. Nobody actually reads it. It could be just me who knows. But, to the person who created that music, I want to see the name. (GHS looked so sad as she said that. She must have felt so upset when her own hard work is not properly acknowledged but bunched up as “various artists”. I am SOOOOO angry hearing about that!!!!! If I feel that way, it must be 100x worse for her!)
GHS plays on the piano her 2012 PEACH TREE OST track no.2 “Peach Tree” song. (Wow, she plays amazingly well on the piano!!)
On screen: Since childhood, GHS has loved music and her piano. Yet another beautiful side of GHS as she creates her music on the piano…
SJH—when you work on your music,,,I know that each musician is different…but..like  me for example,,,
(GHS claps the bug dead—hahahahahahahaha!!!! BST cracks up laughing.)
SJH—Ah, thank you. It had been bothering me for a while now. It was flying around continuously.  As for me, when I have a song, I record it and listen to it endlessly. So, for you, how do you work on your song?
GHS—If I set my mind to do something, somehow, it does not work out well for me. I have been thinking that, for me, making music does not happen when I want it to or try hard to make it happen.
SJH—so, it is not your style to “OK, now I am going to write the song.”
GHS—that is correct. Emotion has to come to me. For me, such emotion comes when I am in love.
SJH—almost all the time?
GHS—yes.. or when that love is not progressing well. During that time, I hear music from far away. It is like my life’s own background music. (hahahah…GHS is so funny!!!)
SJH—Are there two song that represent those two moments? When you are in love and when you are breaking up?
GHS—“MARRY ME”. For the break-up, the song that I presented to Suh InGuk-ssi, “WOULD WE HAVE BEEN HAPPY?”
MC’s—Ahhh.

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