All you need to know is that my favorite HK band: the lovesong: is playing tonight at the Fringe Club…they’re the second band playing so you have to be there by 10pm so you don’t miss anything. Supposedly, they’ll be playing some new songs!!! COOL!!! 你们只要知道我最喜欢的香港乐队今天晚上在艺术会有演出！！！他们是叫 the lovesong。今天晚上他们是第二个乐队。。。差不多十点钟玩。。。他们说今天他们可能会玩几首新歌！！！woohoo!!!
All of this stuff going on in India and Thailand is so sad…I can’t believe they had over 10 attacks take place at one time. That is insane…Then the stuff in Thailand – they took over the airport! Why doesn’t the prime minister of Thailand just step down? He should know that the history of Thai politics has been that if an unpopular prime minister doesn’t step down, then the army comes in with a coup. 这几天在印度发生的东西真的很可怕。。。新闻说他们在一天里有十几个地方给人攻击。。。特可怕。。。然后再泰国这个政治的情况也是很不开心的事。。。在新闻见到一个党派的人打死另外党派的人。。。其实大家是泰国人。。。大家是兄弟和一家人。。。为了你的党派你为什么会有这样的行为？泰国的首相应该快点下台了。。。为了他国家的稳定。。。他应该知道在泰国政治历史里一个不得人心的首相，通常有国家的军队进来政变。。。
Crazy world we live in…
Yo!!! Last night Chai and I went to go watching Planet Battle!!! That’s the international kickboxing tournament that took place in Hong Kong last night at Hitec!
Both of us were walking around last week when I saw a huge advertisement for this and I told him “Dude let’s go! I’ve never gone to an event like this” He was like LET’S DO IT!! So yesterday he called me and told me that he bought tickets so we were ready to hit it!
We got there and there were TONS of people!!! Lots of lovely people…lots of hip-hop blaring…it was awesome!!!
Then the fighting started and it went OFF!!! Like it was probably one of the most exciting Tuesday nights I’ve EVER had! hahahahaha…it was so much fun sitting right at ringside watching all of it!!!
I wish and hope that all of you could have as an amazing day as I had yesterday…我真的希望你们可以享受我昨天的那么理想的一天.
Yesterday everything went amazing at school…all my lessons were awesome, all the kids were awesome…it was just great…昨天我在学校真的特开心。。。我教书不错， 小朋友跟我一样很兴奋。。。真的特好。。。
Then I got off work and hiked from Repulse Bay to Tai Tam!! It was awesome!!! Such a nice day and it was nice to go for a hike and hang out enjoying a beautiful part of Hong Kong (the trees, hills, reservoir). Then when I got to Tai Tam I met up with my friend Geoff and we went to Chai Wan Skatepark and skated for an hour or so…然后我下学从浅水湾爬山去太潭！！！ 我也以为应该太远了！！！可是真的不太远。。。然后在太潭我约了我滑板的朋友Geoff。我们坐车去柴湾去滑板。。。在柴湾我们滑了差不多一个小时。。。
Then I met up with our bass player Mr. Ho and had dinner which was great…he’s working SO hardcore for the upcoming Parkway Drive show!!! It’s nice to have people like him who are so hard-working involved with KLC and me.
Then on my way home I bought the new Paramore DVD!!! IT’S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! I just finished watching it now and it’s increidble. I think ALL bands should be as good as these guys LIVE…each band member gives the audience 200%!!! I have YET to see a band like this from HK. They have one of the best drummers ever I think…all drummers should be as into their drums as this guy!!! If you don’t believe me then search Paramore’s LIVE videos and see what this guy does…I don’t give a shit about technique and any of that stupid bullshit. All i care about is band members who play their instrument like it is the ONLY thing in the world keeping them alive…然后回家的时候买了paramore的新dvd!!! 特好看！！！特特特特特好看。。。挺挺挺好看。。。我觉得所有乐队应该起码这样那么好！！！他们演出的时候我真的感觉到他们的心。。。你们真的要看他们这个ｄｖｄ．．．这个乐队的鼓手非常好！！！！！！！我觉得所有鼓手应该要看他表演才知道一个真的爱自己乐器的人怎么样玩他的乐器。。。
I had a great day yesterday…here’s to more like this I hope!!! 昨天真的特好。。。
Go buy the new Paramore DVD!!! Don’t buy the new Guns N’ Roses CD…it SUCKS…快点出去买ｐａｒａｍｏｒｅ的新ｄｖｄ！！！别浪费你时间和钱买新ｇｕｎｓ ｎ＇ｒｏｓｅｓ的唱片。。。特难听。。。
So yo…metalcore fans throughout Hong Kong were heard dancing up and down the city streets. They were dancing and singing indecipherable lyrics all day and night and supposedly the police were called in to settle this strange occurrence over the weekend. When the police asked them if they were high on drugs – the fans responded “No man! Parkway Drive is coming to Hong Kong!” It’s true – these metalcore kings are coming to Hong Kong on Feb 5, 2009.
So unless you have been living under a rock these past few years…metalcore has taken over the world…there are countless metalcore bands roaming the world…some of these are truly awesome bands…and some of them are just ripping those legendary bands off but for some reason getting bigger then the bands that they rip off which is weird. Anyway…along the way – “hardcore” has been confused. Hardcore is hardcore – metalcore is metalcore. The only co-relation is that the music can also be at times heavy.
Anyway…Parkway Drive musically sounds exactly like As I Lay Dying, Unearth style metalcore…so musically that’s what you should expect. Both their last albums were recorded and produced by Adam of Killswitch Engage that’s why their albums have sounded so similar to all the metalcore bands taking over the world for the past few years. The difference with Parkway Drive however is that on stage – they perform like a hardcore band! They’re not wearing tight clothes, make-up, black clothes…none of that – they’re jumping around in shorts, band shirts…pretty cool…
So the show will be Feb 5, 2009 and our brothers Shepherds the Weak are going to destroy the damn place as one of the 3 opening bands!!!
More info on: www.startfromscratchrecords.com.hk
Wow…lots of birthday wishes yesterday on my facebook page! Thanks everyone… 谢谢大家放在我的FACEBOOK页生日快乐的message!!! 。。。
One of the best hardcore interviews I’ve read in recent days…check it out here…it’s the owner of one of the biggest hardcore record labels called Bridge Nine (the label that released H2O, Verse, Have Heart, Give Up the Ghost/American Nightmare and other legendary hardcore bands…) 当然我一定用这个机会再说hardcore la! 我觉得我很久没有看过一个那么好看的hardcore访问。。。这个访问是跟一个很大hardcore公司的老板做的 (是Bridge 9 Records的老板…这个公司出了很出名hardcore的唱片:Ｈ２Ｏ，Ｈａｖｅ Ｈｅａｒｔ，Ｖｅｒｓｅ，等等）： HARDCORE INTERVIEW HERE!!!
I don’t know how many of you know about punk rock history especially of the early 90′s…but there were quite a few bands that were very influential…some of them were bands like Jawbreaker, Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy, and so many more…i’m sure none of you are excited about this next piece of news – but the singer of the legendary band Jawbreaker is now playing in a band with the drummer of Crimpshrine (the infamouse Aaron Cometbus!!!)!!! DUDE!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!! There are live videos up of their first show and it’s just quality punk rock!!! The band is called Thorns of Life。。。很久以前有很多三藩市来的ｐｕｎｋ乐队对punk文化有很大影响。。。几个乐队是Ｊａｗｂｒｅａｋｅｒ， Ｃｒｉｍｐｓｈｒｉｎｅ， Ｆｉｆｔｅｅｎ， Ｏｐｅｒａｔｉｏｎ Ｉｖｙ．．．等等。。。最近Ｊａｗｂｒｅａｋｅｒ的主唱跟Ｃｒｉｍｐｓｈｒｉｎｅ的鼓手开始了一个新乐队！！！ 特兴奋。。。在这个网站你可以看他们第一场演出。。。他们叫Ｔｈｏｒｎｓ ｏｆ Ｌｉｆｅ: http://www.punknews.org/article/31286
Brian and I have been writing so many songs!! Can’t wait to record them and upload them so you can hear! As we mentioned a few days ago – we don’t have a drummer now. But our good friend Mike from Shepherds the Weak has agreed to help us record our drums!!! THANKS AGAIN BROTHER!!! So keep checking back…hopefully by the end of December we’ll have new songs up! Brian跟我最近开始了写很多新歌！！！ 特开心。。。太兴奋！！！ 希望马上可以给大家听。。。当然， 我们几天前通知了大家我们现在没有鼓手。 可是我们的好朋友Mike（shepherds the weak)的鼓手已经说了他一定会帮我们录音和有时候可以帮我们演出！！！ 谢谢兄弟！！！
我们没有希望在香港可以找到一个爱听，爱玩，爱努力为了hardcore做一个乐队的成员。 当然了 – 香港是潮流文化。。。除非hardcore突然变了很cool，我们一定在这样的社会找不到适合的成员。 我很喜欢开玩笑跟我版朋友说 “如果hardcore文化有发型和很潮流的衣服。。。这样才会有香港人对hardcore有兴趣”。哈哈哈。。。当然这样听音乐没意思。。。你看别人衣服听音乐吗？你看别人发型听音乐吗？真的不明白。难怪那么多香港人不明白我。。。我也不明白很多香港人。
可是没事了 – 这个就是现实！ 所以没事。。。这样的困难一定不会让我想放弃。知道如果我放弃特多香港人和香港乐队会很开心。听人说在这个时候有两个香港乐队写了歌说我的坏话。哈哈哈哈。。。真不真我不知道 （听人说其中一首歌里有我的名字！我很有兴趣看这首歌的歌词。。。）。我真的特厉害 – 我可以激发人写歌说我是一个怎么样的非人？！？！正！
Okay – two pieces of news for all of you today 今天有两个稍息:
First of all, our drummer for the past 2 years decided over the weekend to take a break from KLC. So we would like to say goodbye to Man and wish him the best of luck in the future. 第一个是我们这两年的鼓手这个周末决定了他需要休息一下。所以我们wish Ah 文 the best of luck!
Secondly, we would like to welcome our new bass player to our band!!! He has actually been playing and working with us for the past few months! Some of you may know who he is – and those of you who have followed KLC since 1999 will DEFINITELY know who he is. He is a very old friend and has been one of our biggest supporters and a TRUE friend to me. His name is Ho and he used to play in a legendary HK heavy band called Fatjob! 第二个稍息是我们终于想通知大家我们的新bass手！！！可是他几个月前已经入了荔枝王。。。他这几个月已经开始准备他自己玩我们的音乐和跟我们写歌！可能 你们会认识他。。。如果你们是从很久以前听着我们那你们可能会认识。。。他是以前香港乐队FATＪＯＢ发作弹ｂａｓｓ吉他！！！他是一位很久的支持者和朋友所以真的太开心他会有兴趣跟我们玩！！！欢迎！！！
WELCOME TO THE BAND BRO!!!
Exciting things ahead…
Of course, anyone that joins KLC will quickly have his character tested. He has already received phone calls, and people have talked to him on the streets, in bars, at shows, and lots of places, about how he should not join KLC.当然如果你想跟我们玩你马上会受到不少人的意见。。。已经不少人打电话给他，在街边撞到他的时候，在酒吧里跟他说，和其他地方和情况跟他说：
“What are you doing Ho by joining KLC!??!!” “你为什么想跟他们玩！？！！”
“Are you crazy? Don’t you know Riz is like a “boss” in the band?!?!?” “你疯了吗？！ 你知道riz是老板吗！！！”
So…Ho has already been challenged and questioned by many people. 反正Ho已经收到了很多意见。真有意思。It’s interesting I think…kind of sad 我听到当然有点儿幸苦可是算了。。。这个地球有那么多问题。。。如果有些人真的是那么无聊，只用他们时间说我的坏话，这个就是代表他们的性格。。。but whatever, life has more important things to worry about。
Now we have no drummer…exciting!ｈａｈａｈａｈａｈａ．．．那我们现在没有鼓手！哈哈哈哈。。。怎么办？！
Yo…your favorite weirdo singer Axl Roses has released a second Guns N’ Roses song…this one is called “Better” and is a pretty damn good song…你们最喜欢的怪人ＡＸＬ ＲＯＳＥＳ上载了ＧＵＮＳ Ｎ‘ ＲＯＳＥＳ的新歌叫ＢＥＴＴＥＲ。。。真的特好听：
Check it out: CLICK HERE
I spent like 2 hours last night trying to teach myself Premiere. I’m pretty happy that I was able to do a lot of basic stuff after the two hours of searching the internet to learn about Premiere. It truly is a pretty damn awesome program…but there are a lot of simple things that are annoying about it. But that’s just because I haven’t fully learned it yet…我昨天晚上花了两个时候的时间自己学怎么用ＰＲＥＭＩＥＲＥ这个做ＶＩＤＥＯ的ＰＲＯＧＲＡＭ。我花了很多时间找一个有用的网站。。。不错。。。这个ＰＲＯＧＲＡＭ真的特好用。。。可是还有点儿东西我不太明白可是是因为我刚才开始用。。。慢慢来。。。
You’d like to know WHY I’m learning this don’t you? hehehehehhe…you’ll find out soon on the Start From Scratch Records website. 你想知道我为什么想用这个ＳＯＦＴＷＡＲＥ？你们会很快知道。。。就是上我们由零开始的网站。。。哈哈哈哈。。。
Going to bed…
So another HK band is touring and again it’s not us. Our friends in Mensheng have organized a 4 day tour (the same dates that we were going to tour China) together with a Taiwanese band called Vanish. To find out more info you can go to their facebook page: 再有另外一个香港乐队叫“门生”去巡演。他们安排了一个四场演出的巡演。这个巡演时他们跟一个台湾来的乐队一起。你可以上这个网站看多点INFO： CLICK HERE!
of a band called Suicide Silence and they always say “LIVE shows is what we live for. That is where we can show everyone our true power”. Anyone that doesn’t understand that doesn’t understand the power and beauty of playing music. Brian over the weekend said about playing shows and the importance of it over just recording “I forgot the roots about music – the actual playing”. 真的对他们特开心。希望他们全乐队做完这个巡演会明白演出和巡演对每个乐队几重要！！！我那么多年看别人的访问全部人都说 “我们演出的时候是最开心，是我们人生其中最开心的时候。在演出的时候我们终于可以让其他人知道我们的力量”。 这个周末关于演出比录音的关系Brian也有说 “我忘了音乐的ROOT。。。玩音乐是最重要”
Lots going on in the KLC camp. Over the weekend we decided that in the next 2 months hopefully we’ll finish writing 2 new songs and record it to upload. It’s about time all of you get to hear what we’ve been doing. 这个周末我们决定了这两个月里我们会写完两首歌，录好他们然后上载给大家听听。。。
I think the legislators finally did something right and got behind the proper investigations to find out what happened with the Lehman Brothers fiasco!!! All those bankers that keep saying “Please be careful with information…” are just saying that because the information that the government finds will show that these bankers are just greedy-money hungry pieces of shit that care about money more than helping people with their savings. 我们的立法会员终于决定了一个很重要的东西。。。他们同意关于这个ＬＥＨＭＡＮ ＢＲＯＴＨＥＲＳ银行的情况需要一个很深的调查．当然很多银行业者不想有这个调查因为调查了之后大家一定会发现他们就是很贪婪。。。他们最爱的东西就是钱。。。他们不是关心他人的储钱。。。这个银行业者应该要坐监狱。
We’ll see what happens…再看一下发生什么事
okay。。。到了开心的东西。。。PARAMORE刚才上载了他们将会出LIVE DVD的PREVIEW。。。我很期待买这个DVD！！！在ＤＶＤ里面你可以看到主唱穿一个特有意思的Ｈ２Ｏ的ＴＳＨＩＲＴ。。。ＴＳＨＩＲＴ上只有一个句子：PASSION ＢＥＦＯＲＥ ＦＡＳＨＩＯＮ。。。特有意思。。。如果我有这件衣服我在香港（这个特潮流的城市）逛逛的时候我一定特开心给他人看这个句子。Paramore has uploaded a preview of their upcoming LIVE CD/DVD…I can’t WAIT to buy this thing…in the video the singer is wearing one of my favorite H2O t-shirts…a shirt with the simple lyrics: PASSION BEFORE FASHION…I would wear this shirt with PRIDE. Especially walking around Hong Kong…
I’m happy for them! Hopefully they’ll understand how important playing shows and touring is for ANY band. I’ve read so many interviews and read another one this weekend
Oh yeah…one of my favorite hardcore bands in recent years is The Promise. This band released one of the best hardcore records called Believer…if you haven’t heard it yet I say you stop reading this and search online for it…better yet – I’ll search now..这几年我其中最喜欢的HARDCORE乐队是ＴＨＥ ＰＲＯＭＩＳＥ。。。我觉得他们的唱片ＢＥＬＩＥＶＥＲ是这几年其中特好听的唱片。。。如果你没有听过这个乐队那请你不继续看这个稍息。。。马上去ＳＥＡＲＣＨ这个乐队的网站。。。ＡＣＴＵＡＬＬＹ我可以帮你做一个很快的SEARCH：..http://www.myspace.com/thepromise But they broke up…可是他们已经没有了。。。
Yesterday I looked online (I think I told you before…everyday I search like 5 or 6 different metal-hardcore-punk websites…hahahahaha…) and I found out that there’s a new band called It’s Alive that features The Promise members!! (Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature The Promise’s vocalist!!!) And guess what? They have a free EP available for download! 昨天我看了一个网站（我以前说过我每天起码看四和五个不同的ＭＥＴＡＬ和ＨＡＲＤＣＯＲＥ和PUNK的网站！！）找到The Promise的成员开始了一个新乐队叫IT’S ALIVE。。。他们已经上载了一个新免费的EP! 大家可以免费下载：
Click here to download awesome hardcore It’s Alive for FREE: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qem5wxntdfi