Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kiaaa-HA! Miami Connection

You must take the time to seek out and watch a movie called Miami Connection.

This film is an action-packed story set in the mean streets of Orlando, Florida.  A group of male, often-shirtless orphan roommates attend the University of Central Florida, practice Tae Kwon Do by day and are the hottest band (called "Dragon Sound") in the hottest club in Orlando by night.  Circumstances surrounding a new female singer and her gangster brother force them to cross paths with a gang of drug dealers by day/ninjas by night from Miami (hence, the "Miami Connection").

Hijinks ensue.

The entire movie is just a load of fun to watch:  read a great review of it here (warning, bad words so it might not be safe for work) and 230+ things to love about the movie here.  You know how you hear about movies so bad they're good, and usually, they're just bad?  NOT MIAMI CONNECTION!  It's awesome.

It's the musical numbers I want to share here.  Listen to them, and let them enter your rotation of ear worms, because they are pretty darn catchy.

You might call it a new dimension in rock n' roll.

First up - "Friends" by Dragon Sound:

Click here if you can't see the video.

Yes, they are wearing gi pants, TKD belts, and no shirts. The Asian dude who is pretending to play the guitar? That's Y.K. Kim, co-writer, co-director and star of the film (and a motivational speaker and author today).

Lyric sample:
Friends through eternity, 
Loyalty, honesty, 
We'll stay together, 
Through thick or thin. 
Friends forever, 
We'll be together, 
We're on top, 
Cause we play to win.
Top that, Katy Perry.

Next up, and possibly the single best song about anything martial arts related ever:  "Against the Ninja".

Click here if you can't see the video.

I haven't been able to find a full transcript of the lyrics, and honestly, it's a little hard to make them out, but it sounds to me like they're describing about being in an evil war with senseless killing against the ninja, who are dirty evil liars.  Or something.


(The participants are good natured about the whole thing - check out the Dragon Sound Reunion)

Enjoy, and remember:

Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace.