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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall is coming along~!

So, it's well into a week of this month and I haven't posted for over a week. Time for a new post!

Today, I'm going to talk about my role-models. Or rather, one in particular. I hesitate to post about people I admire in person, simply because...well, I find that awkward. (:  So obviously this is about someone I don't know. But I still admire him very muchly. In fact, I'd love it if one day I was called the girl Teddy.

Because yes, his name is Teddy.

Teddy Park is 31, an idol and now one of Korean's hottest music producers. And honestly, he's just freaking amazing.


Meet Teddy~!

He debuted 11 years ago as the lead of the korean hip hop group, 1TYM. They were a top boy band, the predecessors of Big Bang, who Teddy works closely with. He's written songs for artists like Se7en, Big Bang, and 2NE1. Right now, he's working on producing Taeyang from Big Bang's solo album and 2NE1's full length album, which will both released soon enough. I can't wait!

Sometimes I'm not so sure why I admire Teddy so much. I mean, it's not like songwriting is my thing. His character itself is simply fascinating, though. Recently Interscope Records asked him to produce a song for Lady Gaga, which he declined. While I think this is a great thing all by itself, since...well, I like Poker Face, but Lady Gaga herself sickens me.

But his reason for declining was something that really caught my attention. This is something I pulled from an article written on allkpop.com, concerning the matter.

In a recent interview with Star News, Teddy revealed that he has a rule that he keeps without fail when producing music for an artist. In order to give a song to a singer, he must first know that singer very, very well. It's only after he knows the singer really well that he can produce music that he believes fits the singer's style and personality.

Teddy explained,
"I think that the music producer plays the part of setting a middle ground between what the composer was aiming for and the singer's intention. There were a lot of times when I was offered a large amount of money to compose and produce, but I turned the offer down because I didn't know that singer perfectly. I think that's why I've only worked with YG artists so far."

I found that really neat, really. He's got a lot of talent and he still says there's so much more for him to do. And he's got such an obvious passion and affection for music, it's his life, not just professionally.

He's also got some quirks, like how he always wears hats or headcoverings because he thinks they make him look less weird. Personally, I think he looks great without them, but the headwear is amusing to see.

In any case, it's hard to put down in words how amazing I think this man is and how much I wish I could end up more like him. He's just.....yeah, okay, giving up on that.

I will admit, I do wish I could have a song written for me by him. I doubt that'd ever happen, but I'll keep a hold onto that wish and dream. We'll see what we can do about it. (;

Here's some songs that Teddy's written or appeared in.

Lollipop - Big Bang & 2NE1


I Don't Care - 2NE1


Sunset Glow - Big Bang


One Love - 1TYM


Prayer - Taeyang


The Leaders - G-dragon (Feat. Teddy & Cl)
(This one never had a MV, but I love it so much I couldn't resist posting it)


/end of Teddy post.

Just be happy I didn't do a Danny fangirl post. Because while Teddy is my idol, Danny definitely has the fangirling attention.

5 paper stars:

Reed said...

hey, lindey, you're awesome, but I can't watch all those vids.... no way

Lindey said...

I'm awesome? :D How so?

And...lol, they're good songs =P

Valerie said...

You have the weirdest role models...

Lindey said...

How is Teddy weird!?

Suki said...

You can write about me any time. ;-)