Archive | September, 2003

SEPTEMBER 30, 2003

the last day of another month!!! goddamm…this year is fucking FLYING by isn’t it!!! remember – just 3 months ago i asked you to look at your life and see what you have accomplished in the 6 months from January – June! with a few more months i’ll ask you what you’ve accomplished all year!!! damn…its crazy how fast this year has gone by. ANYWAY: stuff to read – check out these two awesome interviews that i found on www.hxc.com with Snapcase and Shai Hulud…(CLICK HERE FOR SHAI HULUD’S INTERVIEW) (CLICK HERE FOR SNAPCASE’S INTERVIEW) both bands are interviewed by an organization in USA called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)…both bands talk about why they are vegan and why they believe in animal rights and how this affects their hardcore bands and their lives. both are awesome interviews…think about the stuff they say and read carefully, the stuff they talk about is exactly what hardcore is all about. LASTLY: tonight’s the night of the show! remember TVB Pearl at 8pm…don’t know how long it will be. could be a few minutes or a little bit longer…see ya!

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2003

okay…got an email from the reporter that interviewed us for TVB tomorrow and he said that he has received our song that we wanted them to air on tv. BUT – he says its not his decision…the show’s producer, his boss, will make the final decision. so there might be a chance that our song won’t be played on the show…oh well. the reporter also said that the whole story is looking good…makes me a little bit impatient to check it out! but still nervous. any of you guys know how to record the show and put it onto a computer file? if you do please let us know! we’ll upload it for our friends around the world who don’t have any way to watch this show…NEXT: alright – the Thursday record is fucking incredible. this album has both kevin and my stamp of approval – i got on ICQ yesterday and the first message kevin sent me was, “man, Thursday is sick!”…also, it looks like this album has the stamp of approval of HMV as well since they put it in the “recommended” section yesterday. its so good…its as good as the Beloved record – which by the way, has been receiving RAVE reviews from everywhere on this planet…so all you emo/hardcore lovers out there get both Beloved and Thursday. NEXT: yesterday in the South China Morning Post they ran a super inspiring article about a bicycle shop in Tsuen Wan!!! did any of you guys read it? its a bicycle shop owned by an old Indonesian Chinese man who has been living in hong kong for decades. anyway – every saturday night from 6:30pm to 11pm the owner puts all his bikes away in the back of the shop and brings out drums, guitars, keyboards and big speakers and jams with a band!!! not only that, but every saturday night starting at 6:30pm up to 200 of the neighborhoods elderly come down to watch them play and dance for a few hours!!! DOESN’T THAT JUST BLOW YOUR MIND?!?!??! i couldn’t believe it!!! i’m going to go find this shop this saturday night to see what its like!!! the photos in the article showed a super energetic night with elderly people having such a great time…the crowd was HUGE! i seriously can’t believe it…it was one of the most inspiring stories i’ve read about music in hong kong in a VERY long time…apparently, he fell in love with music at a very young age in Indonesia but he was sent up to China during the cultural revolution. during this period, of course, all types of western music was banned so he couldn’t do anything. he had to hide his love for music…then he escaped to hong kong with his family and for the past 10 or so years he has been holding this saturday night show!!! awesome man…i don’t think any of us can ever imagine the struggle this man has gone through for his love of music…be inspired!!!

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2003

holy shit…okay – all you people who don’t do anything all day but sleep until 4pm in the afternoon and waste the whole day away – get up a little early Sunday morning and run down to HMV!!! yesterday i walked in and bumped into my friend Siu Pak and she told me that the new Sick of it All album was in the “recommended” section!!! i ran over and lo-and-behold the new record “Life on The Ropes” was there on the shelves!!! to make things even better…the new Thursday album is in HMV now as well!!! ho FUCKING yeh!!! i’ve been listening to the Sick of it All record non-stop and haven’t even had time to pop the Thursday album into my CD player – there are some total punk rock type of songs on the new Sick of it All album!!! sounds so rad…for the Thursday record, i was reading the CD booklet on my way home and they seem to have some political lyrics talking about the war – quite surprising but awesome…ALSO – i need to promote something our brothers in the Taiwanese punk/hardcore scene have just done…a brand new punk rock label in Taiwan called Fei Records have just released their first CD – an AWESOME compilation CD of some of Taiwan’s best punk/hardcore bands. here’s an article that they sent to me for all of you to read and so you can find out more about the reason they released this (its in chinese – i’ll get the english one from them soon)…CLICK HERE to read it…here’s a photo of the cover which is SO funny CLICK HERE!!! :-) good news for you all in Hong Kong – the owner of the label, allen, is sending me 20 CD’s to sell at the October 11 show!!! so bring some extra money if you want to buy this and support our Asian hardcore/punk rock brothers in Taiwan!!! i can’t WAIT to hear this CD compilation!!! we’ve played with all the bands that are on this CD when we toured Taiwan and i can tell you personally – that they are ALL FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!! okay…over and out…go to fucking hmv RIGHT NOW and get your dose of pure hardcore from the kings of hardcore – Sick of it All!!! while you’re there pick up Thursday too of course…there is a BUNCH of other stuff there too which is crazy…(if you want to hear some songs from the Sick of it All album go to their website – if you don’t know their website address then DON’T say that you’re a fan of hardcore!!! hahahaha…)

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2003

what a tiring week with the kids and at school…it was a VERY long week and i’m happy that its friday night and i can just sleep and re-energize. a few more days until the Money Magazine interview with us is played on TVB…the reporter called me yesterday to check some details about the price of our first album and stuff like that – so it seems like he’s going to do a lot of talking!!! that gets me REALLY REALLY nervous!!! the reason? because he didn’t ask a lot of details regarding the band and the first album so i’m really scared that he’s just going to make up things and put them in the interview. the end result COULD be that we look like absolute idiots…i know that he will run some live videos of us that KK took and he’s going to use our acoustic song, called “A Useless Gift”, from our new album…aiya – interviews like this always give me too much stress because i worry about how the reporter is going to portray us!! :-) too many bad experiences with reporters…

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2003

the covers done!!! we just have the shit job now of typing ALL the english and chinese text into the files that we have…its going to take days to do but our bro Ah Heng in Guan 36 is going to help us type ALL the chinese text into the files while i retype ALL the fucking english again…what a pain in the ass but worth it in the long run. still no news on when we’ll actually release the record though…soon soon la…trust me! :-)

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