Archive | March, 2004

MARCH 31, 2004

what a tough week its been for King Ly Chee in regards to us in taiwan…to those who don’t know, a malicious message was posted by one anonymous writer who goes by the name “Why They Always”. he posted this message on various HK messageboards as well as almost every single music website in Taiwan that has caused people to start to “hate” us in Taiwan and has even led to people threaten us the next time we go back to Taiwan. they have said that they will hurt us physically if we ever show up in taiwan. the fact that we might be banned from ever playing in China again doesn’t mean anything to them. a few days have passed since all of this and since we realized that not only China, but taiwan also looks like a place that we will never be able to go back to. so for the past few days we’ve all been trying to get over all our heart break and try to understand everything that has happened. then last night, we got more bitter sad news from Taiwan. the label that was going to release our album in Taiwan has decided NOT to release it anymore because of everything that has happened last week. they even state that certain things that i wrote in my response to “Why They Always” was more reason for them NOT to release our album in taiwan. so – “why they always” was able to accomplish a lot and succeeded in his goal in destroying King Ly Chee in taiwan. in one week he was able to make sure that king ly chee never plays in taiwan again and has now succeeded in making sure that our album “Stand Strong” doesn’t get released in taiwan. this will forever go down in our history as one of the blackest weeks we’ve ever had. we spent over 4 years of our lives working hard establishing ourselves in Taiwan and working together with Taiwan’s punk/hardcore brothers and sisters to help develop their punk/hardcore scenes. we spent energy, passion and our souls in building a home for us in taiwan…now, just because of one person’s message on several messageboards, all our work has been erased…so much has already gone wrong for us, i wonder what else could happen? i’m just waiting for the next problem…this has now sealed our fate in taiwan. we’d like to thank “why they always” for his tremendous success – you deserve a trophy or a prize for your incredible accomplishment of turning us into an enemy worth hating. with everyone in taiwan’s such negative knee-jerk reactions, you would think that we killed or raped someone or did something else disgraceful to society. sadness has enveloped us all – it feels like when you break up with a boy/girlfriend that you loved with all your heart and that you felt you were going to be together with for the rest of your lives, and then suddenly, he/she decides to end it. these wounds have had salt poured on them too much in the past week.

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MARCH 30, 2004

my lovely HK metal brothers in HK’s greatest death metal band Departing Cross have had a little hidden secret on their website for a long time and i didn’t know!!! after reading through their website i noticed that they actually have a live video up on their site of one of my favorite Departing Cross songs “No Place To Hide”!!! CLICK HERE AND GIVE ME SOME METAL!!! check it out…i’m pretty sure that they’ll be playing this masterpiece of a song at the show!!! :-) ANYWAY: what the hell is going on with this weather? its freezing in HK!!! its almost april – what is going on? its usually much warmer by now…this global warming thing is really throwing our entire planet into total chaos. i remember a few months ago i had a friend who is CONVINCED that one day it will really snow in HK. maybe she’s right!!! maybe in about 5 years it’ll actually snow here…imagine that!!! hahaha…show show show – i wish we could play shows every night for a living…god – that would be insane. i can’t wait until our next show. the best part, for me at least, is that there are only 4 bands playing so its going to be so awesome. people won’t be tired and band members don’t have to wait forever to finally get to play…can’t wait…go listen to Killswitch Engage and fall in love. oh by the way – i watched a brand new HK hardcore band practice last sunday along with andy…the singer is female and she sounds even more brutal then Candace of Walls of Jericho!!! :-) seriously…can’t wait til this band starts playing shows – they only have one song right now so they have quite some time!! there’s also another hardcore band called One Faith that is still in the making – they’re looking for a fulltime bass player so please get in touch with them if you’re ready to commit yourself to a hardcore band…(contact them here: icq number : 115888128, 137-170-619, 9-364-900 eMail : [email protected]) and trust me, playing hardcore IS a commitment, either you are ready for it, or you’ll find out very SOON after you start playing, that its not for you.

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MARCH 29, 2004

had another good jam last night…we’re probably going to be able to play one of our newest songs at the Rambo show!!! ho yeh… :-) nothing better then being able to move on and play new stuff – new stuff always reenergizes a band that’s for sure. nothing else to really talk about just now unfortunately because i need to go to sleep immediately…go listen to the Killswitch Engage song!!! you won’t be sorry…peace…

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MARCH 28, 2004

whats up!!! a new song from Killswitch Engage’s new album has been uploaded to their website!!! IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! oh my god – if the new album sounds like this, this is going to be one of the best albums i’ll EVER own!!! i can’t wait until its released…CLICK HERE and then click on the song title Rose of Sharyn…they shot a video for this song also so hopefully that’ll be uploaded some time soon…also, Unearth have announced that they’ve finished mixing their new album too!!! but that will be released AFTER killswitch engage’s…these are the two albums that i eagerly am awaiting!!! once i get them, they’re going to be in my CD player for months…i can feel it!!! :-) have you all had a nice weekend? i went to macau friday night with my girlfriend and it was a nice break away from the craziness of last week. last weeks show was so much fun! still have good memories about it…i remember seeing SO MANY band members at the show too – that was cool. 218 and Milkshake 7 and a new band called Dizzy all came to watch the show even though their bands weren’t playing! that was nice to see them – thanks guys for coming! :-) okay…going to bed…OK: late update – “ALL STUDENTS of any of HK’s SECONDARY SCHOOL’s WILL RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT AT LONG WAI DRAGON TATTOO SHOP! call 2723-1566 to make a booking TODAY!”

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MARCH 27, 2004

“damaged our reputation” – for one person in taiwan, “reputation” in this sentence meant “fame”. this person thought i meant that we are worried about our “fame” in taiwan. instead of asking me to clarify my meaning of “reputation”, he did something else. he wrote another message and AGAIN posted it on messageboards in Taiwan saying that because i used the word “reputation” that i proved to everyone that all we care about is fame. if he asked me to clarify my meaning of “reputation”, i would’ve told him that there are many meanings to the English word “reputation”. one of which is, character. a person working in a company can be worried about his reputation. a teacher in a school can be worried about her reputation. does reputation in this case mean that the teacher is worried about her fame at the school? then he argued, that when i said that people should ask me to find out the truth – he said that there is no need because he can see what the truth is. does this make sense? how about in the case of the word “reputation”? he misunderstood the word – then he wrote an entire paragraph about how we only care about fame as if we are popstars – and then he posted it on a messageboard. if he asked me to explain the word “reputation”, he would’ve found out that he just misunderstood the use of the word. very simple. that is what i meant by “asking us to find out the truth”. my heart is black as i type this…i wish my heart was black with anger. but its not, its black with sadness. sadness that we will never see our Taiwan friends, bands and supporters ever again. just like in the message yesterday – i just want all our Taiwanese brothers and sisters to know: you guys will be in our hearts forever. we will never forget what you’ve done for us, how much you’ve supported us, and how much you took care of us. anytime you guys come to HK, we will return the love that you’ve shown us by taking care of you guys just like you did for us…ANYWAY: tonight check out 903 radio!!! i think the interview we did with Ho Chiu Yi (Josie) is going to be played tonight! :-) check it out and tell us what you think…i think its pretty funny and serious at times.

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