dude…our singer has become quite the ticket booking extraordinaire! seriously…the package price she got for the first part of our April NOFX/King Ly Chee tour is CRAZY!!! hopefully we can make a booking soon so we can confirm these tickets and not have to worry about anything…
got an awesome US band to interview for the next issue of Start From Scratch! woohoo!!! i’m so excited to be able to interview them…i don’t know if any of you will care about this band but i know Pong, me and G will be SUPER excited!
woohoo! G is going to start posting messages up too! this is going to get chaotic soon i think hahahaha…we might have to separate this diary section into 3 different sections – one for Man, one for me and one for G! but this is what an active hardcore band should be about – people who have stuff to say because they spend time actually THINKING about this world and what we’re doing to this helpless little planet.
i don’t know if any of you heard the new Poison the Well song that is up on their myspace – but i think it SUCKS…i listened to it and really tried to listen to the whole song but i just didn’t care. when the song was over i didn’t remember a single thing. what happened to this band? they were so good and then they started experimenting and they were still pretty cool…but now they’ve experimented so much that i have no idea what this band is anymore.
really cool interview with the guitar player of Lamb of God online check it out HERE!
oh my god…SICK OF IT ALL IS PLAYING IN SINGAPORE in MAY!!! OH MY GOD!!! my favorite favorite hardcore band since i was 13 years old is playing in singapore!!!! i can’t believe it…that’s all i have to say today…i can’t believe it!!!
yo…is it me or has their suddenly been a huge explosion of punk rock bands in hong kong? i mentioned how our pal Bob has a new punk rock band that sounds awesome called The Squawk www.myspace.com/thesquawk . then yesterday i got another myspace add from another new punk band called Consent – check them out: www.myspace.com/consenthk …..then there’s also another awesome street punk style band called Defiant Scum who have been playing shows lately and are also an amazing punk rock band: www.myspace.com/defiantscum then there’s also Unjustified Yoke that played its first shows last year: www.myspace.com/unjustifiedyoke
so the punk rock scene in HK looks like its picking up!!! good luck to all you out there!!!
went to watch the underground show last night…the turnout was totally amazing! i think there was at least 100 people there. but it was kind of hard to tell because it’s a small place so even a handful of people will make it look packed. but it did a very nice underground feel – it reminded me of the first time we played in Kuala Lumpur – the same type of bar…it would be great to have some hardcore shows there i think!
yesterday i took more of the zines to shops around Hong Kong so i’m excited that they’re getting out there for all YOU people to check out! also, yesterday i went to a shop in HK – a big chain CD store (take a guess) – and they rejected the zine saying it was not “up to their standards”. that was quite a strong blow but it just reminds me that punk/hardcore really isn’t for the masses. the small few of us who actually understand and appreciate this know what it’s about…we know that its not about the “image” we portray but the message BEHIND the music that matters the most…
check out the list of places that the zines are available:
anyway – our pal Bob has a new punk band! check them out: www.myspace.com/thesquawk
yo…sorry long time no message…
yesterday i picked up the new Comeback Kid CD and it is incredible…that’s a great slab of hardcore i’m telling you…hardcore like it used to be, fast and straight to the point…the recording is awesome, the CD artwork is awesome and the music is inspirational! of course – if you’re not into the original hardcore sound that you probably won’t like this…but i LOVE it…
also – i finally heard 84 Hours demo from our friends in Los En Found and you HAVE to check it out if you haven’t yet…it’s such a great song…especially for these cloudy depressing days that we’ve had in HK these past few days…go to their myspace to check it out: www.myspace.com/losenfound
what else? nothing else really to talk about…
tired as hell…not getting enough sleep…
hung out with the singer of a beijing hardcore band called The Unregenrated Blood yesterday which was cool…it’s always great hanging out with hardcore kids from different parts of the world to talk about the differences in our cities. he’s such a cool guy so it was cool to learn about life in beijing/china and compare how different it is here in hong kong…
hong kong is a complicated city…many things i won’t understand and even though i make mistakes and the wrong things come out of my mouth, i feel like i learn from these mistakes but never learn enough. sometimes it seems it would be easier if i just didn’t live here or MORE importantly, if i couldn’t speak chinese at all. that’s my problem i think – i only know enough chinese to get by…i don’t have a very DEEP understanding of the chinese language so i always end up saying the wrong thing because in my head, i’m still thinking in english and translating my thoughts and feelings from english into chinese. of course, some things in Chinese carry a whole DIFFERENT meaning and i don’t know until it’s already slipped out of my mouth and my friends are like “why did you say that?”. so…anyway…
life will always be about learning…constantly learning…non-stop learning…
oh by the way…G also has access to this website now so it’s going to be great because she’s going to be uploading her thoughts (rants about why you all should be vegetarian hahahah…) so watch out for that!!!
dude…i forgot how boring Chinese New Year is for non-chinese people like me! hahahaha…last year in Chinese New Year we were touring Europe so i didn’t have to experience it…but this year, i’m sitting at home doing NOTHING while the rest of my band and friends are celebrating chinese new year with family etc…
living in TST sucks during these holidays…all of TST is closed of traffic plus there are so many people walking around that all the ways to get to my own home are blocked so i have to walk around in circles before i can finally get home…quite annoying…
anyway – hope everyone is having a good time and getting some much needed break from work! work sucks…it always does…it’s a new year and i’m supposed to have a lucky year this year – so let’s see what happens. last year sucked so it can’t be any worse then last year if you ask me.
i think we’re going to start recording our new songs this week but i don’t know what’s going on right now so hopefully we’ll find out soon. can’ twait to record these 3 songs so you can hear it so we can FINALLY take some of these old songs off of our website and myspace! god…it’s so annoying to have to go to our myspace page and to listen to these old songs when our new songs are ready…
anyway…going to bed…its 10pm.
updated the music player with 2 more songs from our past! check them out and learn the songs by our next show! hahahaha…(dude – those of you who have been listening to us for many many years should already know the songs…i added She and Stand Strong)…
chinese new year time coming up! Kung hei fat choi everyone…long ma jing sen…sum siong si sing…that’s all i know…hahahahah…
pong’s going off to japan on sunday…so he’s going to have an awesome time i think!…the rest of us are sticking around in HK but we’re recording 3 new demo songs next week so i CAN’T wait to finally get these songs recorded so you ALL can start to hear them…also – we’re meeting with a potential new guitar player next tuesday! woohoo!!! keep your fingers crossed! hopefully he’s the ONE…if he is then this was probably one of the fastest ways we’ve recovered from devastating news…we actually thought that KLC would have to play a few shows with just one guitar…
anyway…it’s friday…have a good day because the weekend is coming up!!!