RAINY DAY Season 3, episode 24. Bringing it back Old School.

Written by: Stephe Thornton, Managing Editor ^@@^

Asia broadcast 9/10. Screen caps courtesy of  姫(hime).

Oh holy goodness, everybody. You just might have to help me hold it together this episode, because right off the bat, right after the main theme, what do we hear? One of my favorite songs in the world, that up until the RAIN The Best Show 2011 Korea tour, I’ve only heard when I played the album.  I never in my life thought I would ever see or hear Bi actually sing “The Empty Space” (아쉬운 빈 공간 / Aswiun Bin Gonggan), track #10 on his second album How To Avoid The Sun, released in October 2003, anywhere at any time. What a treat, RAINY DAY using “The Empty Space” as this week’s sub-theme leading into the action. *squeeeeee*

And here is yet another treat—getting another sample of what the band has done to “Hip Song”, how they’ve turned it grittier, harder, dirty and grimy and worthy of completely rocking out to. The original pop version makes you want to move and groove, all right, but this version makes you want to throw on some studded leather and do some major head-banging all the way to the end. The band tears it up and the song just gets down. Awesome!

We really like seeing the band up close and personal too, dear RAINY DAY. So please do that more often. Thanks. Even drummer Hyoung-Ju Ha got a nice close-up doing what he does best! (Thanks for the info on @WonderKIK, Dulcie.)

Ah, see? At minute marker 1:33, remember to throw in the head-banging. 🙂

LOL at SungTak hyung‘s “Oh crap, I’m in the shot” moment at 2:05. LOL!

And so we tool along with Rain into this episode, with his magic shoes firmly on his magic feet, to snippets of “Touch Ya”, “You (make me crazy)”, and “In My Bed”. Sing it, Hoonie—wah!—while the Men stay strong and limber with a bit of spot conditioning while waiting for their cues. Goodness, but he is kicking the door down with “In My Bed”, isn’t he? That’s some serious rehearsing right there. ♥

Our favorite guitarist switches instruments for “Escaping The Sun”, and soon after that we are into “Only You”—

Whoa. Hold it right there. Pause at minute marker 5:10 or any of the next few seconds after that, because our newspaper boy is giving us a v-e-r-y nice upper lip whisker alert. Hm.

Okay, you can take it off of pause now. If you want to. 😛

(The extent of my contribution to the translation of this episode comes at 6:14, when JiHoon quickly stops the band with a familiar “Ah! Sorry-sorry-sorry, I’m sorry” (미안,  미안 해, mian, mianhae) as they launched into “You Know”. And where he is insisting something be done faster/quicker (빨리빨리! ppalli ppalli!) at 8:29. LOL)

Wow, now that Flight: Close To The Sun filming is done, his hair is starting to grow out pretty fast and he’s letting it. Not that I care either way. It looks great regardless.

After more snippets of “Fresh Woman”, “I’m Coming”, “Love Story”, and “Chajayo” (찾아요, I’m Searching/Looking) another old favorite on album three It’s Raining from October 2004, a soulful vibe starts coming from the band and you know you’re about to see the part of the episode that’s been most talked about this weekend—Rain rehearsing Earth, Wind & Fire’s vintage 70s hit “September”. Ha! The band is right on the rhythm. He seems to enjoy himself tremendously and so do we! 😀

One. Awesome. Episode.

See you next weekend, Clouds and Rain fans!

— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org

(Video credit: jackjihoon @YT)

(screen caps courtesy of  姫/hime)

~ by Cloud USA on September 11, 2011.

6 Responses to “RAINY DAY Season 3, episode 24. Bringing it back Old School.”

  1. Loved it! I can’t express in words how grateful I am for this site! Thank you to all for all your hard work in bringing Rain to us in the USA! We desperately need him to comeback and shower us with his awesomeness!! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!!

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  2. Loved it! I can’t express in words how grateful I am for this site! Thank you to all for all your hard work in bringing Rain to us in the USA! We desperately need him to comeback and shower us with his awesomeness!! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!!

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  3. Very enjoyable episode as always.Love the screen caps. 🙂

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  4. In You Know I lost it!!! OMG!!! I love that song not only cuz is such a beautiful song but also cuz his voice in it is amazing!! It was a long time without singing it and he was awesome!! On top of that, Rain started to mess with THE HAIR so that was it!! Hair overdose!! Total meltdown!! Arghhhh!!!!! Somebody help me!!!! O.O

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    • Hahaha, I knew that would get you, Mari. LOL!

      And yes, his voice during “You Know” is just straight from heaven. There’s really no describing it! Wah!

      Stephe ^@@^

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