Archive | May, 2010

Last 2 weeks of school…boohoo…已经到了这个学年的最后两个礼拜。。。可惜了。。。

I can’t believe the school year is already almost over…I can still remember the first day I met these kids back in August of 2009 at their first day of school! It feels like yesterday!!! But over this past year the whole classroom has grown into a little world of people who support each other and learn with each other and truly love each other. It is wonderful to come to our classroom every morning and know that these our last few days together and we are just going to have a great time together…我真不相信这个学年已经那么快出不多完了。。。我们只有多两个礼拜然后我们开始放暑假。。。我还记得这般很厉害的小朋友第一天来我们的教室!他们当时很天真什么都不太清楚。然后这一年每天见到他们我们一起有进步我们自己。一起来鼓励大家的进步,一起来支持大家的进步。。。用了真爱来支持和鼓励大家。。。

现在每天过去教室我们大家肯定很有高兴的感觉,很开心的感觉,但是还有很不开心的感觉,很想哭的感觉。。。全部混下来了。。。心里肯定全是很乱的感觉。。。
我真希望这般小朋友永远会记得他们的一年级的老师。。。就是一位老师十分爱他们的! :-)

I’m truly going to miss these children…they quickly become your own children and many of them I feel invested way beyond the classroom…I hope they always remember me and remember that thier first grade teacher was someone that loved them very much…

These last 2 weeks are going to be fun, exciting, sad, and devastating…all mixed into one…

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James Hetfield Straight Edge? Metallica的主唱宣布了他是straight edge!

Unfortunately, the Chinese government has once again shown it’s power and influence by forcing an organizer of a festival to change their date last minute…the date will now be October some time. Hopefully the organizers will invite us back. 可惜了。。。厦门的音乐节没办法,他们要搬他们音乐节到十月。希望他们会再请我们过去演出。我们跟你们一样太期待再去厦门演出。。。但是没办法,政府的决定我们谁有能力改?我们大家都是普通市民。 Weird news…到了奇怪的消息: James Hetfield has announced that he’s straight edge now! That’s SOOOOO cool! He said that he has stopped drinking for years now, doesn’t smoke and doesn’t do drugs! So he is straight edge! He even got himself a straight edge tattoo! In the interview he talked about the originators of straight edge the band Minor threat and all that stuff…amazing! Metallica的主唱前几天有通知大家他现在是straight edge! 我觉得这个是非常cool!!! 他说了他已经几年前决定了不会再喝酒,也停了吸烟,不吸毒,所以他现在可以说他是一位straight edge人!他在访问里面还说很多关于straight edge的历史 – 比方说Minor Threat乐队!他还有一个新straight edge纹身!!!SO COOL!!!

Here are the photos:


Also – I have announced that I’m getting married this summer to my long time beautiful girlfriend Alison!!! We are very excited…we will be going to Pakistan to get married and have a full on traditional Pakistani wedding there, then we’ll have a Chinese wedding for her family here, then we’ll do something crazy for our friends in September!!! 还有我前几天有通知了大家 – 我跟我女朋友这个夏天将会回去巴基斯坦结婚!真兴奋开始我跟她的新生活!我们去巴基斯坦做一个完全传统巴基斯坦的婚礼。。。然后回来香港跟他家人做个中国的婚礼,然后再跟我们好朋友再做一个。。。太高兴了!!!

Very exciting times!!! Thanks for all your support! Lots of kind words have been sent to me on FB and email etc…very excited to start my life with my lovely fiance Alison!!!

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新sick of it all唱片NEW SOIA RECORD

So a good friend in HK ordered me the new Sick of it All album that comes with a free dvd. The DVD is awesome…I’ve been listening to the album for the past week…but I’ve finally realized – that the album BEFORE this one called “Death to Tyrants” is a billion times better. If you listen to the album Death to Tyrants there are very few songs that you’ll want to skip…basically every song fucking kicks ass on that album. On the new album there are a couple cool songs – but the lyrics aren’t that spectacular…a little bit of a disappointment because Sick of it All is by far my favorite hardcore band…一位好朋友有帮我们买我最爱的硬核乐队的最新唱片。。。这个乐队就是sick of it all。。。我刚刚这个礼拜差不多每天都有听他们这张唱片。但是,我后来觉得他们在上一张唱片比这个好很多。他们再上一个是“death to tyrants”。那个十分好!!!歌词上和音乐上!!!那张唱片有一首歌叫“Make a Mark”。。。那首歌的意思挺厉害。。。就是说这个年代的重型音乐差不多全部都没有什么意思想说。。。他们就是房他们所有时间和热情在他们的衣服,发型。。。他们为什么用他们时间学习他们玩音乐的风格?应该花他们时间学习他们音乐风格的历史。。。学习早期的乐队的音乐和信念。。。然后尊重早期来的乐队。。。因为有他们才有我们今天。

Read the lyrics to songs like “Make a Mark” – that is off the Death to Tyrants album…that songs hands down is one of the best because of the message about bands today who have nothing to say…who spend more time on their clothes and their hair then actually writing music that has a purpose, or spending time LEARNING about the music they play, spending time respecting the forefathers of their musical style.

I wish I was shallow. If I were shallow then I could also enjoy the more retarded things that the youth seem to like about music – the clothes, the cool musical style, the hairstyles, the boring gossip and lies…我有时候会自己想一想 – 如果我是一位比较肤浅的人,我应该会开心很多。因为我是在一个十分肤浅的世界里住。如果我也是一位很肤浅的人那我也可以享受衣服,发型,潮流音乐,等等。。。我觉得那些肤浅的人真幸运,完全不要用脑想一想。

Speaking of shit.

So “Respect” Magazine – a magazine that I actually have a lot of respect for – has turned out to be just like all the other local HK magazines. Just like those grossly uninformed magazines, Respect magazine also labels any type of music with heavy guitars and screaming vocals as “hardcore”. The specific band that they chose to label as “hardcore” – don’t laugh everyone – they labeled HK metal/metalcore band Maniac as “hardcore”. What the fuck? Even Maniac don’t call themselves “hardcore”! Maniac respects the “hardcore” culture and so they know that the style they play has nothing to do with “hardcore” – they are clearly a heavily As I Lay dying/Unearth/August Burns Red/Soilwork/At the Gates influenced band! And anyone that knows heavy music knows that NONE of those bands are hardcore bands…they’re all metal bands! 香港只有一本本地中文杂志让我很有尊重感。他们就是叫 “Respect尊重”杂志 – 是说音乐的。但是我最近发现他们对重型音乐的知识都是跟香港的其他垃圾杂志一样很少。 他们跟其他香港杂志一样会觉得一队乐队有重型的声音,还有主唱喜欢scream的话全部都是”hardcore”风格的。比方说 – 香港有一队比较新的乐队叫Maniac。全世界听重型音乐的人都知道这个乐队是一个metal或者metalcore的乐队。但是在这个杂志里面他们说了他们是一个hardcore的乐队。What the fuck? Maniac自己都没说过他们是一队hardcore乐队。Maniac自己都很尊重我们这个硬核文化,他们也明白他们的音乐完全没有什么hardcore的元素还在。如果你听Maniac的音乐你马上会想起来这些乐队: As I Lay dying/Unearth/August Burns Red/Soilwork/Parkway Drive/At the Gates。。。这些乐队当然不是硬核乐队了!他们全部是很厉害的metal和metalcore乐队!

Of course – to the general public it doesn’t really matter…but to people like me who have spent crazy amounts of money and time trying to bring in bands and promote hardcore – it is so annoying that a magazine that is called “respect” can’t find a writer in all of HK that actually “respect” heavy music! 当然,对普通人来说这个完全不是很重要的问题。。。但是对我来说,我这十一年花了那么多钱和时间和热情支持我们硬核这个文化,请了乐队来香港,做十分多访问,等等,我自己觉得很讨厌。。。为什么一本叫“respect尊重”的杂志不会尊重我们这个文化?全港他们真找不到一个比较认识重型音乐的人来写文章吗?很奇怪。。。 I’m not impressed…there isn’t a SINGLE local HK Chinese magazine that I actually respect. The only one is still Respect…hopefully they’ll learn from this silly mistake and remember that responsible reporting makes for the best kinds of media. 香港所有本地杂志都是八卦杂志,全部是非常无聊,就是污染年轻人的杂志。。。我真希望respect杂志可以用这个事情来学习一下怎么做一个很有责任感的杂志。。。我还是很支持他们 – 他们还是很有heart来做事情。。。

On that note反正: Our young brothers in Maniac are releasing their first CDep this Saturday. I think they’re calling it an “album” but it only has 5 songs so I would consider that an EP. We’ve heard it and it’s not bad! Of course, in time they’ll only get better. So the future should be exciting for these guys..。我们的兄弟Maniac这个礼拜六将会出他们的第一张CDep。(他们好像叫这张CD是一个大碟但是这张CD只有五六首歌所以对未来说我自己会讲这个CD是一个EP)。我们已经听了他们这张CDep。真不错!当然他们肯定会越来越好!所以我很肯定可以说他们的将来应该会很好 – 如果他们会继续玩重型音乐的话他们肯定会更好!星期六见!

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今天是我们鼓手Egas的生日!EGAS’ BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Yo guys what’s up! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted because I’m lazy as fuck! Actually, no – I’m not lazy as fuck…I work hard and have been busy doing so much shit. Plus organizing two shows in a week was a lot of work and then I still have my dayjob. It is close to the end of the school year so there’s a log of things that we teachers need to do at the end of the year that is really deep emotional hard work…and that type of work is so MUCH more tiring then anything else…大家好。。。我知道我很久没有写个新日记。。。就是因为我很懒。。。但是,对不起我完全不是一个很懒的人 – 就是我十分忙。。。一个礼拜里要安排两个乐队的演出是十分辛苦的东西。然后我还要乖哦那座。。。现在就是差不多学年的end所以我们老师们在这个时候有非常多东西要做和安排。。。做老师是一个比较易动情的工作。。。所以每天做完工作之后个人是十分累。。。

Anyway…

Today is Egas’ birthday! Our drummer boy turns 12 years old today! We are so thrilled for him because this is his last year as a teenager! Congratulations Egas! If you would like to congratulate him on his awesome birthday please email him at 今天是我们鼓手Egas的生日!他今天到了十二岁!我们对他感到很自豪!终于差不多到“teenager”的年级!如果你们想恭喜他请马上发个email给他: [email protected]

So what are our album updates? Nothing. We are still waiting for Egas because he has a LOT going on in his life with his full-time job, and his studying at the same time…the kid works hard so we’re waiting patiently for whenever he’s ready. No one should be forced to record when they’re tired out of their mind. We’re here for you homie! 新唱片的消息。。。我们没有什么消息可以给你们知道。就是因为我们鼓手的生活已经挺忙。他白天要工作,然后晚上要上课。。。所以他就是太累。。。累得时候怎么能录音?不能。所以我们对他很有耐心等到他完全很投入开始录音。

We’ve updated our front page with the Xiamen music festival poster!! We canNOT wait to be back there!!! Last year was so much fun…this year is going to be CRAZY for sure…and our sweet brother Li You’s band is also playing so we are even MORE excited!!! 我终于上载了我们厦门演出的海报!太期待再有机会去厦门演出!我们上次在这个音乐节的时候玩的十分开心!那边的人的热情十分厉害!对我们的乐队,对我们的音乐,对我们的信念完完全全支持。。。太感谢他们!

还有 – 这次我们内地硬核家庭的最近的兄弟“李游”的乐队也有份演出!!!十分高兴!!!

His band is playing Jun 14他的乐队(不复之血)就是六月十四号演出!!! We are playing Jun 15我们荔枝王就是六月十五号演出!!!!

Come support us! 请过来支持我们两个乐队还有请过来支持这个音乐节!!!:-)

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BANE = HARDCORE

Bane is the BEST hardcore band to ever come to Hong Kong…I will never forget that night that they played here…我觉得BANE就是最厉害的硬核乐队来香港演出。。。我永远不能忘记他们演出的一晚。。。太感动。。。

I have been organizing shows in Hong Kong for over 11 years…I have been promoting hardcore in Hong Kong for over 11 years…put on shows for countless bands…have been touring with King Ly Chee for all this time…我已经在香港安排演出安排了十一年了。。。我在香港宣传硬核文化已经宣传了十一年。。。跟我乐队一样巡演,演出,宣传硬核十一年了。。。我可以现在很肯定跟大家说 – 那么多演出,那么多乐队来香港演出 – BANE就是最“正”最牛逼最厉害的一个硬核乐队。。。

BANE was hands down the greatest band that I’ve ever had the honor to organize a show for in Hong Kong. Last night on stage they represented everything that I’ve ever loved about hardcore他们那个晚上有代表我所爱硬核的东西:

1. energy 活力 2. positivity 正面态度 3. family 我们就是一家人 4. a message 有意义的文化 5. HUMILITY 谦恭的性格

Hardcore will always be these things to me…not about breakdowns, and your mosh moves, and certainly not your clothes – hair – make up – and all of that shallow bullshit that makes you look “cool” on the outside but covers up the fact that you may be a total piece of crap on the inside…对我来说硬核永远就是包括这样的东西。。。发型, 你的衣服, 化装 – 这样的垃圾东西不代表硬核。。。这样很肤浅的行动就是cover了你心里可能有问题。。。

Hardcore is about that person inside…a community of people who want to GIVE more then they take…a community of people who help support each other as we TRY to become better people AND support each other when we fail MISERABLY at trying to be better people…硬核最重要就是你的人格。。。我们就是一家人随时准备好帮他人,不要求他人再帮我们,我们就是喜欢帮人所以我们继续安排演出,支持他们的乐队,支持我们这个文化。。。我们还会支持我们那些朋友想进步他们自己,我们还会支持那些朋友想进步自己但是十分失败了。。。我们就是人吗!没有一个人完全没有问题的!所以我们做“family”这个意思是很深很深的!无论如何一家人不会放弃他们自己家人。。。做错东西,做错行动,我们还需要跟他们了解他们错过哪方面,然后支持他们改变自己。。。我今年是三十四岁 – 我还需要学很多东西!!!我很多方面还有很多问题!但是,我很高兴我全地球有十分多朋友有支持我,就是代表真“爱”的感觉。

Bane in Hong Kong was a night that I’ll never forget…looking at the people next to me screaming along…singing along…looked around and saw my brother Andy have tears in his eyes as Aaron talked about him after the song Superhero…我永远不能忘记BANE在香港演出的一晚。。。站在我旁边的观众一起来唱,一起来跳。。。BANE玩完“superhero”(这首歌就是说我们straight edge的人不是超人 – 如果你想放弃吸烟,等等,你也有能力做!就要依赖你自制力!!!你能做到!)主唱有说他刚到场地的时候有一位本地香港人跟他说“我停吸烟的时候就是听你们那首歌。。。就是你们那首歌给我力量继续放弃烟。。。谢谢你们这个首歌”。。。主唱这句话的时候我马上知道他就是说谁 – 我们 以前的吉他手Andy。。。主唱一说完我望着Andy见到他的眼有眼泪。。。太感动。。。主唱台上的时候谢谢我也让我有眼泪。。。他不是很简单说“谢谢你riz等等”就是他说话的方法会让我想哭。。

I’ll never forget last night…

Thank you for supporting hardcore…we know it’s not “heavy” enough, the riffs are not “ging”, it may sound too “punk”…etc…but the power of hardcore is in the simplicity of the music, the urgency of the lyrics and the power behind the message…全国加的来看BANE的朋友谢谢你们来支持这个乐队。我们大家都明白有很多人会觉得Bane的吉他“riff”不够重型,他们音乐不够重型,他们的音乐台像朋克,他们的音乐太简单,等等。。。但是硬核音乐的力量就是在他们的很简单的音乐上,他们每一句的意思十分有着急的感觉。。。他们每一个字十分有意思。。。

这就是硬核。谢谢大家。。。谢谢BANE十五年没有停过。。。谢谢所有中国里支持硬核的朋友和支持者。。。就是因为你们出的力量我们才可以让我们这个文化越来越多人来支持!!!

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