You defy the common perception of the “typical” Korean woman. What do you think separates you from the norm? Who were your biggest influences growing up?
I don't try to be masculine or feminine on stage. I'm just being a rocker. I don't try to appeal to men or women. But by not trying to appeal to men in the way that "typical" Korean women put so much effort into perhaps separates me from the norm.
My biggest influences have been teachers from school, characters in novels, my parents and other musicians. Normally I am an introvert in my personal life, so the persona of Velvet Geena has her own set of influences from the “normal” me: Elvis Presley, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, the Stray Cats are on the top of that list.
BUSAN, South Korea -- A beach is a simple thing - sea meets sand; the rest are details - but a beach isn’t really a beach until somebody loves it. Among Busan’s beaches, Haeundae suffers no lack of affection. Hundreds of thousands of people crowd Korea’s best known strand every weekend in the summer, turning it into a small city of half-clad umbrella dwellers. There, among the throngs, are the regulars; the folks who comprise the local landscape, the characters who give the beach its character.