Archive | August, 2007

AUGUST 29, 2007

dude…i LOVE Time magazine (except for all the millions of articles on the US that keep filling up the pages of the issues that i get…)…recently they’ve focused a few issues on the recent 60 year anniversary of India and Pakistan’s independence from British rule…of course, since I’m Pakistani reading through these articles have been super emotional for me and even more so because these articles also focus on the history behind all the things that happened. the best part is learning about things that you never knew…for example, even though Pakistan became an independent country in 1947 giving a home to the millions of Muslims that lived in british-ruled India – the IDEA of a separate “state” or country for the Muslims was first thought of in the 1930’s by a poet named Muhammad Iqbal. it was him with his incredible foresight and observant eye that saw what was going on to the poor Jews during the World Wars and how as European countries opened their borders to the minority Jews, the Jews began to slowly lose their united spirit and culture. he was scared that once the British left India, the Muslim minority of the country might lose their power and place in society as it gets absorbed by the majority Hindus of India. (also, did you know that India was once dominated by Muslims!!! i didn’t know that!) so he realized that what was really needed for the Muslims of India is an independent country…and he decided that a name for that country or state should be a mix of letters formed by the provinces of India at the time…P for Punjab, A for Afganiyat, K for Kashmir, S for Sindh and ending with “tan” from the province Baluchistan…and that’s where the name “Pakistan” came from! how cool!!!

我非常愛一本雜誌叫Time…每次看這本可以學很多關於歷史和現代世界的事情…最近因為二零零七年是巴基斯坦和印度六十週年脫離英國獲得獨立…所以Time雜誌有很多關於這事情的文章…而且因為我是一個巴基斯坦人我一看這個文章會非常感情…因為我不在巴基斯坦長大所以我小的時候沒有機會學我國家的歷史…看Time和其他關於世界的雜誌先學到…

比如, 原來巴基斯坦的英文名字”Pakistan”是一個詩人給得…英國離開印度之前印度也有很多回教人(現在還有)…這個詩人也是回教人…他一九三零年已經覺得印度應該有一個獨立的地方為了印度的回教人…因為他怕英國離開印度之後回教人會慢慢沒有自己的文化 – 慢慢他們會採納印度徒的文化…所以他的意見是給一個獨立的地方印度的回教徒的人…他說這個地方應該叫”PAKISTAN”因為當時印度有很多省…這詩人說:

P會代表Punjab州
A會代表Afganiyat州
K會代表Kashmir州
S會代表Sindh州
然後”tan”會代表Baluchistan州

可能對你們沒有什麼意思! hahahaha…對我很有意思!!!

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AUGUST 28, 2007

這幾天Star World電視台會播Channel V樂隊比賽的廣告…不知道大家看過了沒有可是這個廣告有我們份還有有我們兩首歌的開頭(是力竭 還有皇后碼頭)…我房間的電視是我後面…後面的意思是我通常會家的時候是電腦上作工作…所以我看不到電視可是我喜歡開電視然後在電腦作工…然後一播這個廣告我次次會很吃驚…在電視上可以聽到我們的歌是非常非常奇怪! hahahaha…

anyway…

我們的朋友Karen幫我們上載了最近兩場演出的照片…第一個是八月十一號的演出:

http://forum.talkmusic.org/t6711-g-live-in-hk-show-pictures.html

第二的是上個禮拜玩完的:

http://forum.talkmusic.org/t6743-24-august-show-picturs.html

慢慢享受! hahahaha…

我們新CDep的封面我覺得是非常好看!!! 很期待給大家看!!!

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AUGUST 27, 2007

現在在新聞每天看到中國的製造業受到美國政府的抨擊…我每次看這個新聞我直刻想這一定是一個美國的陰謀! 當然中國的製造業製造的時候需要多一點小心因為別人的安全是非常非常重要! 可是一本美國的雜誌已經說了美國的政府現在會想一想放一個貼誌在中國做的產品上…貼誌會寫”China Free”! 的意思”不是中國做的產品”! so stupid…他們的意思是不是中國全部做的產品是不安全嗎? 他們的意思是不是其他地方作得產品一定是安全? 我覺得他們這樣做有第二的意思是因為他們知道中國越來越有力量…當然我的意思是經濟上…所以我的感覺是美國政府是想影響中國經濟的力量…我明白如果產品是不安全那是製造業的責任歸還全部產品, 而且學這個教訓因為他們應該希望下次不再經這個事情…

so annoying…

i don’t know what you all think about this daily attack on China made products that the US government has been on a huge kick on lately. of course, we ALL agree that products should be made with safe materials that don’t harm humans or the environment. but this all could’ve been handled in a much better way. it seems to me that it’s almost a conspiracy of sorts to try and destroy China’s rising power in economics and trade…

the reason that i’m most annoyed is that in Time magazine they recently printed that the US government is actually considering putting a sticker on products that say “China Free”! WHAT THE HELL!??!?! that’s just plain stupid. not ALL products made in China are harmful to people! and does that mean products made elsewhere are all safe too? give me a break…

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AUGUST 26, 2007

went to the independent film festival called Sonatrope last night…it was a good time…couldn’t find anyone to go with me so i went by myself but still had a good time watching some awesome independent movies about music scenes around the world.

the first movie was about the Korean punk rock scene – and it centered around a placed called Drug that we played at! :-) we actually played 3 shows there back to back way back in 2000…we met some of our greatest friends in korea through that show and that time at Drug (our good pals in the Korean hardcore band Johnny Royal)…they also interviewed an AWESOME korean punk rock band that we also played with back then Crying Nut…seriously – Crying Nut is probably one of the best Asian punk rock bands…in my eyes at least…so good…

the next movie was a movie about the old culture of “Riot Grrls” that was HUGE in the US in the early 90’s. this was a good movie to watch because even when i went to college back in 94-98 i had always heard about “riot grrls” and saw a lot of girls claiming to be “riot grrls” but by the time i was in the US the whole culture of “riot grrls” already carried quite a negative feeling to it.

then i went down to get some food with our pal Deb and met her boyfriend simon and then went back to watch a supposed “hip-hop” movie about a minority group in southern Taiwan that uses the traditional sounds of their people and mix it with modern music to keep their culture and traditions alive. good movie! really really funny i thought…

then it was an awesome movie about South African hip-hop totally focused around women involved with hip-hop in South Africa!!! it was SOOOO good!!! talked about really important things about the difference that African culture had on the type of hip-hop that is created in Africa and the lyrical content…

dude – it was a great night…i feel like my mind was pried open and filled with more knowledge of underground music communities from all over the world!!! hip-hop in Taiwan – hip hop in South Africa, punk rock in Korea – riot grrls in the US…great night…

昨天晚上我去了看一個獨立的電影節! 昨天晚上的電影全部是關於這個地球不同的地下音樂社會…

第一個電影是關於韓國的punk rock. 這部電影是關於一個地方叫Drug…我們七年前在這裡演了出! hahahaha…訪問人也訪問一個非常好聽的韓國punkrock樂隊叫Crying Nut!!! 我自己覺得我那麼多年聽亞洲punk的樂隊他們是最正的punk樂隊!!!! sooooooo good…

這部電影之後到了一個關於Riot Grrls的電影. Riot Grrls是九十年代美國punk其中一個元素…是關於女人在punk/hardcore社會的革命. 我在美國讀大學的時候也記得看了這個東西…當時有很多不同的punk社會. 當然有pop-punk, oldschool, crust-punk, 等等…還有一個是關於女的社會叫”riot grrls”…如果你聽過美國全女仔樂隊Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, Heaven’s Betsy, 等等那你已經認識這個punk社會的風格. 看了這部電影現明白riot grrls 怎麼開始, 而且怎麼完…還有為什麼完了怎麼不好…非常有趣!!!

然後到了一部電影關於南台灣的小數民族. 是說台灣其中一個小數民族怎麼樣可以保護他們的音樂! 他們有兩百年的歷史然後現在的年輕人怎麼樣同化了現代音樂放在他們自己的音樂到.

然後到了給我最大的影響…是關於南非洲的hiphop文化!!! 可是不是全部南非洲的hiphop…是說南非洲hip-hop的女人!!! 因為我對南非洲不太清楚我完全沒有什麼idea…我不知道他們在那裡有很多女人是MC, DJ, 等等…看完了之後我對南非洲hiphop 很有興趣!!!

我自己一個人去了看因為我找不到人陪我看…可是完全值得…我現在覺得有人打開了我的心放進去很多知識!!! 我現在覺得我的心是更加開放…hiphop不是就是一個美國的文化, 現在全地球知道hiphop這個文化然後全地球的人會慢慢加了他們自己國家的文化改了這個文化…

great night…

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AUGUST 25, 2007

last night’s show was fun!!! it was crazy because we all had to work all day and then go to our bandroom after work to pack and get stuff ready…our drummer boy Man works in advertising so his hours are INSANE…he works like 12-15 hours a day…last night he worked until 10pm then i think he took a taxi and came to the show, played the show, then went back to his office to keep working. that SUCKS!!! repeat that after me – S U C K S for him! it’s 1:35am and he’s still in the office now…crazy…

anyway – BIG thank you to the organizers for inviting us to play this show…BIG thank you to all the bands who were nice enough to say hello etc…big thank you to Maniac for letting us borrown their drum gear because our genius singer G left all of Man’s stuff in the bandroom…hahahaha…he didn’t even have drum sticks last night!

okay going to bed…too tired…

昨天晚上的演出非常好玩! 我們之前所有的樂隊(可是幾個樂隊我們miss了 :-( 我很想看我們朋友的樂隊Protoss!!!!) 全部是非常正!!! 非常開心可以跟那麼多新香港的樂隊一起來玩!!! 我們需要非常謝謝Maniac因為昨天晚上我們忘記了帶Man所有鼓的東西!!! hahahaha…他drumsticks 都沒有!!

okay 現在累到pok kai…所以我現在睡覺了…byebye!!

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