Archive | November, 2003

NOVEMBER 20, 2003

took our label like two months to give us their logo and its so ugly. i have to spend my own time to fix the ugly logo so it looks better. what a pain in the ass…everything is getting VERY VERY tense for us because the cover still hasn’t even been sent to the printers yet. if its not out on time then you can blame our label for being lame. i can’t believe how much more shit WE have to do. its so lame – i sat at alex’s for like 2 hours last night to do more cover-related shit and gave up because i was so fucking tired. lame…Guan 36 hasn’t practiced in 3 weeks because i’ve had to sacrifice our practice days to do album related stuff – sucks…ANYWAY: the show next Monday seems like its a pretty big deal. Joey Tang is performing after us which raises the show to another level. all i care about is that nothing unlucky happens to us as it ALWAYS does…i can’t even make it to soundcheck because its at 3:30! what the hell? what band in HK can make it to a soundcheck at 3:30pm on a Monday? have these organizers never heard of “jobs”? you know – the thing that most people have to do in order to survive! whatever…still – i hope its fun. i hope ALL of you show up because this will be our last show before our CD is finally released (hopefully) on Nov. 30!!! its SUPER early!!! 5:30pm…ANYWAY: our first album interview will be released tomorrow – check out the South China Morning Post in the “Life” section tomorrow…the reporter said that she HOPED that it will be out tomorrow…hopefully it is. ANYWAY: have a nice day…

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NOVEMBER 19, 2003

new Blink 182 is in stores now…kevin and i picked it up yesterday and the rest of the guys (andy and alex) came up to my place after we finished our South China Morning Post interview to check it out…the record is SO different from any of their previous releases. its so mature and so full of “meat” – as in, there are SO MANY more elements to their songs, instruments and arrangements! its great – and their experimentation with drum loops and stuff like that is pretty rad. they also tried something different with the CD booklet – they actually included sentences from each band member explaining each song! pretty weird for a punk band like them to do…anyway – its good definitely. but for me, its been about Ella Fitzgerald…unbelievable. when i listen to those recordings i try to imagine what their recording studio’s must’ve been like back in the late 1930’s-early 40’s…today we have so many different effects that bands and musicians can use to change their voice. there are even effects that help you change those notes that you sing out of tune! so basically, ANYONE can sing now (obviously – how would Shine and 2R release albums if we didn’t have these effects?). but back in her day – it was ALL natural born talent and a gift. either you COULD sing or you could NOT. there was no bullshit – just pure talent. anyway…she’s amazing – i listen to her on my way to work and it puts me in such a good mood…the music is so pure and her voice is perfection. you can’t get any better than this…its so funny – normally i’m listening to Throwdown or Hatebreed on my way to work! HAHAHAHAHAHA…now i’m listening to Ella! :-) in the album i bought it says that she released one album FULL of songs that she sang together with Louis Armstrong!!! HOLY CRAP!!! i gotta find this album…if any of you have it please email me HERE and let me know where you got it in HK!

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NOVEMBER 18, 2003

OKAY – our next show is confirmed! we’re playing at Baptist University next Monday!!! the show starts at 6pm and is NOT just a bandshow…there will only be two bands that perform and it won’t be until the end of the whole function. so come on down and show your power everyone!!! HOPEFULLY this time NOTHING will go wrong with our equipment!! (i’m going to pray every night until then!!! i REALLY REALLY want to play a fucking GOOD show…)…hopefully we’ll be playing TWO new songs that day! :-) that’s right baby – TWO SONGS!!! but we’ll see…WAAH – so the universities cancelled their boycott today! weird…oh well, i hope they made their point and at least had their voices heard! that’s the most important thing – MAKING SURE that your voice is heard…
LASTLY: i bought an Ella Fitzgerald CD last night – god – she’s so amazing…her music is so classic – listening to the album with all its crackling sounds because it was recorded SO long ago, made me feel like i was walking back in history of music. god – so amazing…

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NOVEMBER 17, 2003

we MIGHT have a show next monday on November 24 at Baptist University!!! kevin will confirm the show by today so i’ll let you know on this site as soon as possible!!! we are DYING to play a show!! our last one went so fucking bad that we will play a show ANYWHERE!!! we’ll still play the new song “Your Heart of Gold” and MAYBE be able to play ANOTHER new one as well!!! :-) we’ve been going crazy writing new songs…its crazy – when this album comes out we’ll already have 5 new songs finished…oh well – that’s how life goes. i went ahead and updated the King Ly Chee Southeast Asian Tour plan on our upcoming shows page so check that out…i can’t wait til that tour and we finally get to hang out with fellow asian hardcore brothers and sisters in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore!!! it’ll be insane to promote REAL Hong Kong music down there – i’m sure Shine and Cookies crap have made it down there so the people down there probably have NO confidence in any Hong Kong-related music. so it’ll be good to go down there to show them the truth – the underground is so much healthier and so much more REAL then all the HK mainstream crap that is found down there. can’t wait!!! ANYWAY: i hope ALL of you reading this site are going to vote this Sunday at the District Council elections. i’m definitely going to but the problem i’m having is trying to find MORE information about the candidates. in TST there seems to be only a few people who running for the District Council elections and one of them represents the DAB – an organization i hate so that means i have no choice but to vote for the other guy. but i don’t know ANYTHING about this guy or what he believes in or what he’s going to do. that is REALLY annoying about these elections – there should be links on the government website to EACH person running so you can find out all the information you mean and so you can make a more INFORMED decision.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2003

had a great day yesterday meeting our street team guys at the Cultural Center! it was cool to see all of them really excited about getting the posters and flyers etc…no one brought a camera damn it! i wish someone brought a camera so we could’ve taken some photos…oh well…can’t wait to walk around to see how much promotion our great team does for this album! :-) we have friends like Siu Pak who took 100 posters and almost 1000 flyers because she has connections at almost EVERY university campus as well as all Double Parks etc! that’s crazy!!! last night i walked around TST and stuck up stickers in some weird locations so if you see stickers in weird places in TST then you can thank me! hahaha…then kevin, andy and i went to Queens Disco because that rocker from Taiwan was there performing – but we got there late and the show was over. we went because we wanted to hand out more stickers and stuff like that. but we were late…oh well…today we’re going to the X-Girl shop opening to hand out stickers and flyers again. hahaha…i love it – this is going to be our lives for the next few weeks. before i say “hello” to someone, i’m going to say, “did you get a sticker?” hahaha…so whats up with this supposed cut in funding for universities in HK! thats nuts…i’m psyched to hear that universities are all supporting a boycott this Tuesday (and i think wednesday as well). it all doesn’t make any sense – how can education EVER be sacrificed!!! education is the only way this city can actually BECOME a world class city! knowledge and education is power and much more powerful than material wealth…we all understand that the government is looking at ways of cutting the budget deficit – but there MUST be other areas where the government can think of raising funds INSTEAD of looking to our foundations of education!!! that’s crazy…ok ok…gotta go to bed…i went to HMV last night and found an old album of Funeral For A Friend!!! HOLY SHIT!!! so weird to have found that there…but this album is SO much more emo then the new stuff – sounds good but the new stuff sounds so much better. check out this band on www.ferretstyle.com website – they have a video up on that site for a song that is SO SO SO good…seeya…OUR ALBUM WILL BE OUT 2 WEEKS FROM TODAY!!! :-)

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