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!

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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! 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!!!

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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!

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