Every Single Day: A Pictorial History Lesson
Last week the Every Single Day page got a message from a super nice fan down in the Philippines. She just wanted to say, “hi” and let the guys know how much she enjoyed their music. The dramas they had written and produced music for had made it down there and she not only enjoyed the story lines, but enjoyed them more so because the music was so wonderful.
…Your songs are so poignant, dreamy, nostalgic and contemplative that even though I didn’t know the lyrics at first, it struck all the right chords in my music-loving soul…
I immediately messaged her back and let her know ESD appreciated everything she had said and they were stoked to have a new fan. Back when Jae-oo and I had first started dating, I suggested he make a Facebook Page for the band. I said that if they wanted more fans outside of Korea, that’d be a good way to get them connected. Jae-oo and I took over being the admins. He would put up messages in Korean while I took over the English. We’ve made it habit now to post most things together. If there’s an English message, we both read it and then I respond, while he takes over the Korean messages.
The fan was so excited that I (as ESD) had messaged her back, that she sent another message and we went back and forth over a couple of days. Finally, I told her it was me, though Jae-oo had read everything she’d written, but I was the one she was messaging with and she was excited again because she’d read my blog and knew that I was the wife of the guitarist. She let me know that she’d read everything I had written about ESD on my blog. That made me wonder how much I’d even written about them.
To be honest, I’ve never wanted to write too much about the group. I didn’t want The Soul of Seoul to become an ESD fan blog and I also didn’t want people to get sick of hearing about another concert or another show or another CD. I also didn’t want to invade their privacy. I remember sitting down to write something one time and words poured out of my fingers with stories they’d told me and then when I read it back I realized those stories may not be what they want to share with fans. Those are their stories. Because of that, I’ve made a concerted effort not to write terribly much about them, the guys from Pia, the guys from Wire Tap In My Ear and Yeonnam-dong Dumb & Dumber, and the guys from numerous other bands that we call friends and not just music acquaintances. When I looked back at what I’d written about ESD, I was honestly surprised that I hadn’t written more though. I felt like I had written about the group so many times but really, it’s only been a handful of times.
I think most everyone that reads my blog knows just how much I adore my husband and what he does. I love watching him on stage doing what he loves to do. It’s really amazing to see someone enjoy what they do so much especially when you hear so many other people complain about whatever it is they’re doing with their lives. So, with that, here are some of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken while I’ve gone to concerts with my husband. From backstage, behind the band and to standing with thousands of people in front of the stage at festivals, this is Every Single Day from my perspective.