Archive | August, 2004

AUGUST 31, 2004

so a 6-year-old climbs down on to the tracks of the MTR and walks to the station before him – and NOBODY see’s this boy step on to the tracks, and no one MTR staff notice a boy walking on the tracks on their surveillance system. the stations he walked on are NOT underground but uncovered so people could see him. what a weird situation to happen…for some reason, after the boy was back in the care of his mom and the MTR staff, the MTR people thought it was necessary to tell the family that he should not walk on the tracks because its an $5000 fine. what the hell did they need to tell them that for?! the poor child didn’t know from best – all he knew was that his family was missing all of a sudden and he didn’t know what to do…poor kid – stuck in a strange world…okay – more rain and rain…hey – it looks like we’ve been invited to this year’s Rockit Festival. for those who don’t know what that is – its the expat festival that had its first one last year. one of the foreign bands that came to play at this festival last year said on stage “where are all the Chinese people?”. that sums how we all felt about the festival last year. but the organizers have promised that this year the focus is going to be on local music more…let’s see what happens…elections coming up soon – hopefully you guys are doing what you can to find out about who you’re going to vote for…its not easy – but its worth it…this is our home – we have to make sure our voices are being heard…alright – back to work this week…the kids rule – i love ‘em so much…make me feel like i’m somewhat important to them! :-)

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AUGUST 30, 2004

for any of you who went to the RedMove show and want to post some SUGGESTIONS for the organizers about how the can improve next year, or if you want to post some thoughts about what you did NOT like about RedMove – then please go to our forum and post them there. later this week we’ll let the organizers know that comments have been posted on our FORUM so they SHOULD read them immediately, especially if they’re considering doing it again next year. ANYWAY: all this rain – there’s just so much of it! just doesn’t stop…i think its supposed to continue for the next few days…it doesn’t matter – as long as i have my Bleeding Through DVD – i’ll be happy! :-) the world could end today and i’d be happy…DUDE – isn’t China kicking some ASS at this year’s olympics!!! :-) its awesome to see it…for those outside of HK reading this, of course EVERYONE in HK has been glued to their TV sets to see how China is doing. every time they win a GOLD medal the whole city goes crazy! its funny – even my girlfriend gets insanely proud and happy every time China wins another gold medal!!! :-) its exciting here…LASTLY: once again – thanks to all of you who got involved in the WATER CIRCLE PIT at the show! :-) that was awesome!!! TRULY awesome to watch you guys run around in the mud!!! :-)

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AUGUST 29, 2004

i have nothing to say…we were there for 10 hours in the pouring rain and were only allowed to play one song. one of the organizers actually came to us at 10pm to tell us that they decided that ONLY Paul and Josie can play one song each…all the rest of us couldn’t. i yelled at this idiot and told her that we’ve been here for 10 hours and there was NO way we were leaving without playing. she tried to argue with me and eventually she went away and then someone else came back and said, “okay – every REMAINING band can play one song each”. what had the potential for being an awesome awesome show – was mishandled repeatedly by the organizers…i don’t even know who was the real organizers – even though there were 3 different companies involved, in the weeks leading up to this show, everything was already in chaos. we didn’t know anything – the rundown for the bands were still being changed a few days ago. chi sin…we didn’t even find out until the day of the show that all band members could’ve gotten a free pair of jeans! ANYWAY: i can’t believe you guys stood there in the pouring rain for over 2 hours while the idiot organizers wasted time trying to decide what to do. that was the most touching thing for all the artists to see…we all stood in the back waiting and waiting but you guys waited in the rain…amazing…we are really really sorry that we only played one song. we know some of you had been at the show since 3pm especially to see us…we’re really sorry but we hope you understand who to blame for this. this is the second show in a row we’ve played that sucked…sometimes bad luck just loves to follow us wherever we go…i still don’t understand – all week we’ve known that this weekend it was going to rain. out of all the money they spent on this, why didn’t they rent a HUGE cover to put over the area? they should’ve had a back-up plan especially since we just had a typhoon here 2 days ago!!! okay okay – happy thoughts…happy thoughts…i want to go to sleep tonight with positive images of you guys singing along when we played…thank you so much…we are truly truly sorry that we only played one song… :-(

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AUGUST 28, 2004

so as of the time that i’m writing this…the show today is still on! but we have no idea what’s going to happen…soundcheck time is earlier on in the day but i think all that will change if it starts raining…so far over 600 tickets have been sold and the organizers have still told us that the show will not be cancelled or postponed…so rain or not – we’ll be on stage later tonight!!! see you there later on today! all our shirts will be on sale but only EARLIER in the day…PLUS – i got the Age of Ruin CD’s!!! so they’ll be on sale tonight too…see you later…PS: go to our forum to check out awesome photos that our friend Dominic took of us…

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AUGUST 27, 2004

yeah that’s right…frickin’ typhoon signal #1 is up now and the big huge outdoor Levi’s festival is tomorrow…SUCKS…its supposed to go up to 3 today and then who knows what’s going to happen…last night we started another new song and the lyrics, according to alex, are going to pissed off. VERY angry lyrics…we’ve never had lyrics like this and i have a feeling that even for me, it will be VERY easy to write a bunch of angry lyrics…don’t know exactly how to explain this – but sometimes when i singalong to Bleeding Through’s crazy pissed off lyrics like “I’ll see your face in hell” or “I hope you see my face on your deathbed”…gets me some sort of emotional relief…not that i actually want to hurt someone – but screaming out those words makes me feel like i’ve gotten rid of any negative emotions i have inside my heart…it also doesn’t help that i’ve been watching the Bleeding Through DVD every frickin’ day! :-) i’ve gotten the Hardpack dudes all hooked on Bleeding Through too (except KK – he hates any type of screaming hahaha…). SO – yes, we’ll finally have one song with some lyrics that’ll probably make you wonder if we’ve gone crazy! :-) you probably think that already…so typhoon in town – maybe means show cancelled or postponed…who knows…see ya tomorrow hopefully!

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