Thursday, February 23, 2006

News: Rock version of Korean national anthem causes a ruckus!

I was in the midst of remaking our Malaysian anthem in the key of Rock when I read 'THIS'. *Gulp

SK Telecom managed to ruffle some feathers in Korea recently when they screened a TV commercial containing the rock remake of the Korean national anthem ~ Aegukga (愛國歌/애국가).

Credits go to Yoon Do-Hyun band (윤도현밴), which I must say has some excellent musicianship, and were probably only trying to expressing their love of the country through their style of music. Don't see anything wrong with that!

Not that this is an issue now, but damn ~ I also found out the song is copyrighted.

Yes, you heard me right:


It's a first for me to hear that a national anthem has a copyright... especially coming from a country that copied EVERYTHING from Louis Vuitton bags to Rexona deodorants!

Copyrights originally belonged to the composer Ahn Eak-Tae (deceased) and his family until 2015. But rights were relinquished/transferred over to the Korean government on 16th March 2005!


I wonder if shit is going to hit the fan now if they pursue the matter. Anyway...

Got me a wicked idea!

If anyone wants to hear MY souped up version of the Malaysian national anthem Negaraku, or if you want to hear me remake Aegukga (gulp!) ~ Leave a comment, as well as forward this post to as many people as you can. I will take the plunge if we get the comments box filled up with at least 20 comments.

If that happens, you'll be seeing some remodeled national anthems on this blog, and probably legal lawsuits, all within the next two weeks. *Wink


At February 23, 2006 5:06 PM, Anonymous Antonia said...

Yes yesh DO IT! :D

At February 23, 2006 6:28 PM, Blogger domestic rat said...

Yes yes yes!

Disclaimer : DR was coerced into typing this comment.

At February 24, 2006 1:56 AM, Blogger Bishop said...

Crank it up dude!

At February 24, 2006 4:25 AM, Anonymous louyau said...

negara ku! jeng a jeng a jeng jeng jeng ! Tanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ar a ar ar ar ... tumpah nya ! DARAH KU! Jeng a jeng a jeng a jeng jeng jeng!

ngeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek (guitar distortions)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww (michael jackson style) ... KEEE KEE!

Rakyak hidup!!!! dup dup a dup dup dup (scratching cue in here) ... yo ... rock yo mic!


At February 24, 2006 10:13 AM, Blogger hteekay said...

my co-untry...
land where I spilled my blood~~~
where people lives, in perfect harmony~~
the bless of peace, where god has given us!~~
and our king, sit firmly on his throne~~

are you gonna crank it up like jimmy hendrix?

so if I post up 15 more comments, does it count??

At February 24, 2006 10:49 AM, Blogger Jo said...

i not even can remember our negaraku lyric now...LOL
what da heck..u still wan me to sing now ah? better sick sick with ducky voice...

At February 25, 2006 2:44 AM, Blogger Max said...

ummmm.. i'll take the plunge as #7.

At February 25, 2006 8:37 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Come on boys and girls... rack the comments up. Only 1 comment from each individual is counted ;)

Actually have the Malaysian anthem redone already. Just waiting on doing the Korean one when back from Thailand.

At February 25, 2006 6:14 PM, Anonymous m@ri said...

Definately dude... Invited all the "pig pang dog yao" & friends and family to post here liao... remember to crank it up hard babeh!

At February 25, 2006 6:15 PM, Anonymous ronald_tsc said...

yo, I am m@ri's brother... I would like to here the sound man...

At February 25, 2006 9:55 PM, Anonymous adeline said...

play it play it =)

At February 26, 2006 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am excited over hearing the new version of Malaysian national anthem! (",)

At February 27, 2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo~~ play it!
Play it like Eric Johnson
Lead like Yngwie Malsteen
Rock like Metallica

At February 28, 2006 11:56 AM, Anonymous G said...

OK, OK. Consider this another vote.

I suggest this: If you get more than 20 comments, a video is also needed.

At February 28, 2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Jenifer D. said...

DO IT! DO IT! But, you're only allowed to use three chords! =-)

At March 08, 2006 11:55 AM, Anonymous Crocky said...

Go for it man!

At November 12, 2006 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Do it.

It would the MOST awesome thing.

At August 02, 2007 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do it!

It would seriously be awesome.


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