Archive | December, 2003

DECEMBER 28, 2003

whats up everyone!!! i’m sitting here in Beijing with my girlfriend enjoying the freezing cold weather…unlike Kevin, i LOVE the cold so i’m super happy here. OKAY – so here’s what i’ve done already – went to a CRAZY CRAZY punk rock show last night!!! when i first arrived in Beijing i called a friend of mine and asked him if there were any shows. he said, “yeah – there are two shows tonight!”. i was like cool and asked him who was playing, “he said some beijing bands and 2 bands from taiwan”. i was like taiwan!? which bands? turns out to be Semi-Conductor and The Fire Extinguisher!!! two of our good friends from Taiwan that we’ve played with before!!! so the show last night was like a UNITY show of HK-Taiwan-and-Beijing!!! it was rad…at the show i saw all my old friends from old bands like Reflector, Anarchy Boys and people who saw King Ly Chee when we played in Beijing 3 years ago!!! it was so rad!!! it was like coming home to see old friends!!! i miss all the warm people that come to our shows just for a POSITIVE time – to have fun with each other, to dance around, to stagedive, to singalong like A BIG FAMILY!!! we’re all there for each other – there’s NO reason for any divisions or separation…hk’s community may be small – but at least we stand TOGETHER…stay positive everyone!!! that’s the only way…see ya!!!

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DECEMBER 26, 2003

holy fucking shit…i don’t know what to say – i don’t think the ENTIRE band knows what to say…last nights show, where do we start? should we start with all our closest friends who met us at 9am in the morning to help us move all our equipment to the show? should we talk about how they stayed with us ALL day, ALL night and after the show was over were STILL with us helping us pack all the equipment and bringing back to our bandrooms? should we start with all those bands who came and helped us check tickets at the door, do other staff work at the show, do security work at the show? how about our friends Bong and Heng who went all the way to Hitec in Kowloon Bay to pick up 20 steel fences by THEMSELVES for our show?!?!! when i think back at the show my heart gets filled with so much joy, because we are SO SO SO SO lucky to have the friends that we have…who help us no matter how RIDICULOUS the request may be. how about our friends Siu Pak and her 3 friends who stood outside helping us sell t-shirts, CD’s and jackets all night? they had to watch the show through an open door! how about when Fat Job made you guys scream “KING – LY – CHEE” non-stop for at least 5 minutes!!! kevin and i sat there totally speechless!

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DECEMBER 25, 2003

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! i think HK did a GREAT job preparing for x’mas this year. i’ve NEVER in my 27 years of living in HK seen hong kong SO SO SO SO SO festive! i mean, street decorations, GIGANTIC tree’s, a street full of bells and wreaths were ALL over the place in this city…all of these things totally touched me. hk became such a romantic place for a few weeks. to tell you the truth, i’m a little sad that christmas is here now, because that means all of these beautiful decorations will be taken down in a day or two.

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DECEMBER 24, 2003

i went to check out the venue yesterday – its HUGE!!! holy shit!!! its fucking ENORMOUS!!! i really hope a lot of people come to the show or its going to look REALLY bad! hahahaha…the last time they held a show there was when Beyond played. when Beyond played, 3 lights fell down from the ceiling of the venue! hahaha…paul keeps saying, “when we played 3 lights fell down. what the hell is going to happen when YOU guys play!”…we’d all like to know! should be interesting…the venue is right next to this BEAUTIFUL cathedral!!! when i saw it yesterday i stood there speechless looking at this beautiful building. i went inside and found out that this cathedral was built in 1900!!! its still here today!!! can you believe that the HK government did NOT tear it down? the HK government tears anything and EVERYTHING down, so its so surprising that they preserved one building at least. i don’t know about you, but i love looking at old buildings, old streets, old signs – things that REMIND me that Hong Kong HAS history. anyway, come to the show early so you can go look at this cathedral – its beautiful. ANYWAY: the sound is going to be insane that’s for sure. the company that’s doing sound for us is an amazing company with such a great attitude of wanting to do the best they can and make sure that the bands are happy with what’s going on. fucking rad! such a good attitude and its DEFINITELY going to help the entire atmosphere of the show. if the performers and staff are happy – that positive attitude will make it fun for everyone else that is involved. we got our jackets and t-shirts yesterday – they look GREAT!!! make sure you bring EXTRA money for the shirts and jackets!!! plus our good friend Josie’s album is in shops now – but we’ll also be selling her album at the show!!! bring even MORE extra money!

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DECEMBER 23, 2003

two more days everyone…can’t wait! i went to go see a doctor about my throat last night and the first thing he said was, “WHY is it so red?!” hahaha…then i had to explain to him that i play in a band etc. anyway – now i have medication and hopefully won’t get the other guys sick. that would be terrible if we all got sick because of me. 2 days before the show and i’m sick…sucks! anyway…went to the TST hmv last night and noticed that we fell hard from #11 to #23! hahaha…i knew it was too good to be true for us. oh well – it was fun dreaming for awhile!

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