Archive | February, 2004

FEBRUARY 27, 2004

yeh – today we’re off to taiwan everyone…i wasn’t able to get my school’s laptop so i won’t be able to keep a journal going while we’re there. but we’re only going for like 4 days so i’m SURE you guys won’t miss us that much! :-) we have just been added to another show in March – on march 25 we’re going to play UST in Sai Kung for the first time. its weird to find a place in HK that we’ve actually NEVER played before! hahaha…in the past 5 years i can safely say that we’ve played everywhere here…anyway – that shows seems like it’ll be a good test to see what effect the new album has had on the audience that comes to see us. the show has a mix of different music like Seasons Lee and other stuff not heavy. we haven’t played one of these types of shows in what seems like a long long time. it’ll be interesting to see if anything has changed in the “regular” music community. ANYWAY: off to the wonderful land of beautiful people, warm hearts and good friends – taiwan! we’ll be there in a few hours…ho yeh! oh yeah – the time for our set on Saturday has been changed to 5:30pm!!! don’t ask me why – but they’ve changed our time to 5:30 so please come early to check us out…we’ll be selling our albums and jackets at the show so spread the word in Taiwan!!! :-)

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FEBRUARY 26, 2004

one more day and we’ll be in the lovely world of taiwan! :-) i’m not getting in until late at night so that sucks…i have to work all day and then get on a flight after. by the time i get there i’m probably going to be so fucking sleepy. sucks…anyway – i was talking to the guitar player/singer of an awesome Taiwan punk band called The Fire Extinguisher and it looks like he’s going to try drive out to pick me up from the airport! what a nice guy!!! :-) i love that we’re so involved with taiwan’s punk/hardcore scene…such an awesome feeling to be accepted as part of their scene. by the time i get to the airport i’m going to make sure that i can meet up with these guys later that night – that’ll be cool to hang out with all the bands the night before the big festival show. that’s one of my favorite parts of touring – meeting band friends and hanging out together before and after the show. it makes the whole show experience more like a family experience. everyone around each other to help and support each other…can’t wait…anyway – i uploaded a bunch of photo’s from our Southeast Asian tour – check them out by clicking HERE…count the number of photo’s that kevin makes that face and you’ll win a free kiss from him. hahahaha…i didn’t have time to upload and sentences about the photo’s but i’ll do that before i leave for taiwan. to all our lovely taiwan brothers and sisters – get those arms and legs ready for two nights of lovely hardcore mosh! :-)

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FEBRUARY 25, 2004

some good news – got my visa yesterday. :-) thank god…NEXT: i found out from the label that is releasing our album in Taiwan (Taiwan’s Fei Records CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FEI RECORDS WEBSITE!!! – owned by our friend Allen) has sent the CD’s to the printing company! ho yeh!!! that means they should be ready in Taiwan in a week or so…unfortunately, i don’t think it’ll be released when we arrive in Taiwan. but oh well…just a few more days and we arrive in taiwan…its going to be rad. whenever something is HARD to get, and then you finally get it, the feeling is SO awesome! :-) NEXT: kevin’s been mixing the teen space song the past couple of days and it sounds good so that should be sent to RTHK soon. just a warning – its a really short “song” – i wouldn’t call it a song because its actually just an RTHK jingle that can’t be longer then 1 minute 30 seconds. we had to cut some VERY important parts because the original song we wrote was almost 3 minutes long. kinda sucks – but oh well. i think it does its duty of being catchy enough for people to remember the song. when they air we’ll let you know. NEXT: i have the video’s from that show we played in February but something’s wrong with the video’s so i have to wait for alex to fix them up. i think we’re only going to upload two songs – Izzue.crap and Your Heart of Gold because these two are new songs that isn’t very familiar…can’t wait to upload those songs!!! :-) LASTLY: remember the post i made yesterday about the horrible pollution problem? as if on cue, today morning’s SCMP reported that power plants in Southern China have started a clean up process in order to rid HK of its disgusting air. the first phase of their clean up process has started already and will be finished in May. the gov’t. said that even as early as by the end of this year the air in HK will be much cleaner!!! great news! the whole clean-up process will finish in 2007…GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! how can anyone not think about our children’s health and future? after all, we’re going to all die off someday so who’s going to be heading our countries? heading our governments? who’s going to be teaching the next generation how to respect people? who’s going to be heading medical research to find the cure for AIDS, cancer, etc? our children – today’s children, they’re our tomorrow.

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FEBRUARY 24, 2004

this pollution in HK sucks so much. you never realize just how damaging the pollution is until you’re surrounded by poor innocent children who start coughing for no reason and start getting some strange reaction on their skin to the disgusting air. yesterday the school almost decided NOT to send the kids outside for playground time because the air was that bad. if you’ve been around children in a school, NOT being able to go outside definitely kills them. they need to go outside to take a break from learning and run around and get it all out of their system. i think its been reported that all this pollution comes down from the environment unfriendly factories up in mainland china. it blows in to HK before it goes out into the sea…major corporations who go to china to save money and take advantage of the cheap labor and the really relaxed laws (read none), should totally be responsible for destroying the air that our children breathe. these past few days HK has been full of this disgusting brown haze – basically dirty air – and it should all be blamed on the pollutants that these major corporations produce. they suck…don’t mind me, just pissed off that no one else makes more noise about this in the government. especially our government, but they’re too busy ass-kissing Beijing to ever give them any negative feedback. they’re more like, “bad air? who said there’s bad air! any air from your land down to HK is the greatest air! after all, we are “patriots”, whatever you say and throw down here we will accept!”…ANYWAY: yeah, so Chung Hwa Travel (the unofficial Taiwan embassy in HK) didn’t call yesterday. maybe they’ll call me today. whatever, i’m so pissed off about Taiwan’s government that i don’t even really want to go there anymore. no Pakistani’s? fuck you.

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FEBRUARY 23, 2004

i’ll find out today i think if the stupid taiwan government will let me have a visa. my sponsor has already sent them another letter and so i hope that they will finally give it to me. no pakistani’s allowed in taiwan is such a fucking joke. it drives me crazy and gets me so angry. this is TOTAL discrimination. anywhere else in the world then i could take their fucking government to court. sucks…its so strange because Taiwanese are such a nice and sweet people. everyone we’ve ever met there have been the greatest people with the biggest hearts – so what the fuck is up with their piece of shit government? anyway…whatever. wish me luck…hopefully i’ll get it today. i’m sure there is much more important stuff to worry about in the world…but this is just plain annoying.

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