Korean Who?

No, Korean Rush. You know, the horrid prog-rock band? Actually, I haven’t sighted a Korean version of the whole band, though, doubtless, somewhere on the peninsula, such a thing exists. But I have sighted a Korean doppelganger of their lead singer, Geddy Lee.

(Incidentally, I know someone who saved Geddy Lee’s life, by the way. They were driving along in a van, if I remember right, and they sighted Lee up ahead, crossing the road with his arms full — with boxes, I think. This person I know stopped his friend from driving over Lee for his sins against music.)

And then a young lady walked by in a tiny miniskirt and knee socks over her tights. Let’s put it this way: she was Robert Crumb’s dreamgirl, with legs thick enough to fit four or five of my arms inside one thigh. All this in the space of five minutes as I take a break in a coffeeshop in Yongsan terminal.

A day of unusual sightings, then. What’s next?

3 thoughts on “Korean Who?

  1. I don’t know which thing I’m more amused by, the saving of Geddy Lee’s life or the Robert Crumb dreamgirl.

    What I want to know is how the van story happened…although admittedly I have seen Blixa Bargeld of Einsturzende Neubauten leaping a velvet rope and crossing the street in a hurry, and I wonder if it had something to do with their air compressor busting a fuse in the venue….( :

  2. V,

    The van story: as far as I know, the friend of my friend was driving, sighted Lee, was about to slam down the gas pedal, and my friend (and others in the van) talked him out of it.

    Ha, Einsturzende Neubaten, eh?


    I wouldn’t be surprised, honestly. But they’re probably holed up in a practice room somewhere near Busan or something.

    (I have run across — or heard tell of those who have run across — Korean versions of enough things to imagine there must be at least some bunch of kids somewhere working on it. Though actually finding them would be more, er, difficult than just theorizing their existence.)

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