Friday, March 14, 2014

Korean People's Army | Beautiful Music of North Korea

Reupped, just for the heck of it, here.

[Originally posted September 2, 2012.] I offer my apologies in advance for this. But, honestly? I couldn't help myself. Yes, yes; I'm well aware that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who passed away today (or, technically, tomorrow) at the tender age of 92, was technically South Korean (after having been imprisoned for nearly three years in North Korea's Hŭngnam labor camp). But, work with me, people! The man, after all, was born in North Korea. And, c'mon, it's the Unification Church. Not only did the Reverend Moon visit North Korea in 1991; his youngest son, Hyung Jin Moon, visited North Korea last year to extend condolences in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death that December.

Having spent my formative years in San Francisco, Moonies--er, Unificationists--occupy the same part of my brain occupied by Krishnas: Lost or batshit crazy people who latch on to the first wacky religion that accosts them on the street. That's ... not really fair, of course. But, eh. Whatever. The truth? I've been waiting for the perfect moment to post this bizarrely upbeat album, and right now frankly seems as good a time as any. 



gilhodges said...

Unificate us, baby!

John B. said...

Wow! Enjoy this:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is terrible. But thank you, it is somehow appropriate. As awful as NK is, it is somehow interesting to have places that are not the same as everywhere else.

Kim Jong Un always the best, full party! Always sunny, everyone have enough food! Go to bed now.

Gary said...

John, I am just now coming up for some air in the post-Labor Day scramble to catch up at the Day Job.

And, I must say, that was one extremely satisfying, funked-up video. Bless you for sharing.

Muff Diver said...

Thank you for posting a new link. Now I'm going to channel my inner Juche and Party like it's 1949!