Archive | March, 2011

Hardcore clothing company

I love watching videos or reading interviews with hardcore kids who have started businesses. I love hearing the reasons why they started their company, but I especially love hearing about what they’ve learned FROM the hardcore community, and how they’re keeping those ideals and feelings alive in the businesses that they’ve started. 我真爱找到不同事业创办者的采访。。。哈哈哈。。。你们肯定这一句很奇怪。我的意思是,这些事业创办者本身是硬核世界出来的。。。他们本身是特投入硬核文化,学好硬核文化的最基本的信念(diy, 不怕辛苦, 不放弃永远坚持你的梦想,等等)然后这般人决定了开始他们自己的公司。开始了他们的公司之后他们会做个采访 – 我就是说这些采访是非常有意思!采访里他们会说他们怎么样进入了硬核,然后学了什么东西,然后怎么样放了这些信念在他们新开的活动。

There are people who’ve started record labels, clothing companies, skateshops, musicshops, become booking/tour managers, etc…很多硬核世界出来的人会开唱片公司,音乐店,服装牌子,巡演经理,等等。。。

One of my favorite is most definitely learning about different clothing companies that are started by hardcore kids. 我其中最爱发现是的硬核事业创办者开服装牌子的人。特有意思。。。因为通常他们的设计里面有很多关于社会的message.

One that is pretty awesome is a company called Still Proud Clothing. Of course, once you hear the name of this company “Still Proud” – you already KNOW this guy comes from the wonderful world of hardcore! hahahahaha…有一个比较新的牌子叫Still Proud Clothing (一见到这个名字就知道他们是硬核世界的人了!哈哈哈哈。。。)

Anyway, here’s a good video interviewing this guy as he talks about his clothing company. Bands this guy sponsors are: Lionheart, Thick as Blood and others…下面就是这个公司老板的访问。他们有赞助这些硬核乐队: Lionheart, Thick as Blood

Enjoy!

KEEP HARDCORE ALIVE MOTHERFUCKERS! Go learn about the legends Agnostic Front, Sick of it All,  Minor Threat, Black Flag, Cro-Mags, etc., and then you’ll understand the BEAUTY and SOUNDS of the hardcore movement. Without researching your history, you’ll be ignorant to it’s future. Without researching your history, you will think bands like Attack! Attack! are good. They suck a big fat fucking DICK. 继续支持硬核!快点过去研究这个文化的历史!这个历史的最著名乐队: Agnostic Front, Sick of it All, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Cro-mags, 等等都需要你耐心一点儿开始接受。他们的音乐,歌词,他们的信念 – 不是所有人可以接受。我也不想所有人接受 – 因为如果全世界的人可以接受这样的乐队,那他们会有什么特别?我为什么爱上了这样的乐队,因为我第一次听也不是马上爱上了。我还需要慢慢听然后再听,突然一天我终于明白了他们的力量,他们的诚意的声音。从那天之后,我的人就变了。

明白历史就可以明白这个文化的将来。不明白历史,你就会变成那些傻逼觉得Attack! Attack! 这样的乐队是很好听。FUCK这样的乐队!你加了那些傻逼dance beat放了近入重型音乐?然后你还觉得这样是“新鲜”? Fuck you – 我不要你的新鲜的垃圾。

Peace,
Riz

Still Proud Clothing video http://stillproudclothing.com

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What’s Your Answer

How will you spend your day if you know tomorrow is the end of the world? 如果明天便是世界末日?你會想如何地過?

If you still haven’t got the answer, I hope you will have one soon! 如果你仍然不知道,我希望你可以早日找到回答!

Picture was taken on our flight home after KLC’s New Year Show at Chengdu 這相片是KLC在成都新年演出回港途中飛機上拍的。

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US visa application

I’m scheduled to have my interview at the US embassy in Hong Kong this Friday. I’m always a little nervous about this because I’m Pakistani. I think it’s so strange that I’m so worried because of my ethnicity…it’s so strange that every time I get on a plane now, I must be on my best BEST behavior just in case the staff on a plane may be watching me. Why are they watching me? Because I look the way I look. I don’t mean tattoos and shorts, etc., I mean because I’m Pakistani or middle-eastern looking.我这个礼拜五将会去美国大使馆做个访问。这个访问之后他们会跟我说我拿不拿到USvisa. 每次要见面这样的事情我会很紧张因为我是巴基斯坦人。但是,你们有没有想过我这样的想法是不是很奇怪?我为什么要担心?我从来没有做过犯法的东西,我也不是卖毒的人,或者做什么破坏社会的人。。。我还是一位老师。但是,因为我是巴基斯坦人,我是很紧张。真可惜。我知道因为我的种族,我去很多地方的时候我的行为需要更好。比如说 – 上飞机的时候等等。

I wonder if there ever was a time where people like me didn’t have to worry about people being scared when they see people like me. 我想知道 – 从来没有一个时间我这样的人不要紧张呢?我真想知道。

Peace,
Riz

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ivy today!

This is why I love my job…this is why I chose it and left the heartless money-making jobs I used to have before…我几年前放弃了以前的工作 – 因为在一个商业世界做工作我真不开心。

今天再有一个特好的原因我爱上了我这几年的工作。

Last year I taught a little girl named Ivy and through the year we became very good friends. Near the end of the year I found out that her family was moving back to the US so she was leaving our school. It was a sad situation but her mom really wanted us to keep in touch. So before she left we went out to meet her for burgers at a great little place in Hong Kong called “Triple O’s”. Since then Ivy always emails me every now and then from the US. 去年我教室里其中一个学生叫Ivy. 教小朋友很容易开始当他们的家人一样 – 当他们的家长一样因为你是每天7-8个小时对着他们。Ivy是其中一个小孩儿我很快开始当了他的家人一样。去年的学年低我们发现他们的家人要搬回美国所以大家很心痛。反正他的家人要我们继续联络。所以即使他们住在美国,Ivy有每几天会发个email给我! :-)

Finally – her family is visiting Hong Kong and arriving to Hong Kong today! She wants to come straight to the school to see me! :-)今天他们的家人会回来香港过几个礼拜!哦也!Ivy想一下飞机直接过去学校找我!哈哈哈。。。小孩儿真可爱!

So awesome…I hope all of you people can figure out what it is that will make you happy and go for that type of job. Yes – my job is SUPER stressful, but everyday when I work with children and reminds me that I made the right choice. I’ve always someone that cares about the world we live in, so what better form of “activism” then to actually teach and educate our future leaders? 我真希望大家都可以找到一个比较有意义的工作。当然,做老师不是很容易 – 有十分多压力,但是每天对着小朋友虽然很辛苦,但是完全值得的。我一直是一位特关心社会的人 – 所以我觉得最好的社会责任就是这样的工作。最好的示威就是这样教我们下一代的人。给他们明白我们为什么要开始关心环保,叫他们什么是人权,什么是自由。。。

Can’t wait to see you Ivy!!! 很快见到你Ivy!

Peace,
Riz

PS: Please Allah protect all those survivors who are only NOW being found in Japan. This morning there was a video of 3 elderly people found alive inside a car! They were in there for over 20 hours…请Allah保护那些幸存者。。。有些幸存者只是现在才开始找到!今天早上警方找到一个车里有三个长者 – 他们在那个车里过了二十几个小时!

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重型音乐杂志 Painkiller mag from china!

Easily the BEST music magazine in all of China is Painkiller Magazine! This magazine has had great history with King Ly Chee and have always supported us since many years ago. Last year they celebrated their 10th year anniversary and we’re so happy for them! Yesterday on Weibo, a photo of the Painkiller Crew was uploaded! I LOVE this photo!!! I see both my good friends Wu Zhen (吴震)and Freddy (才华)in the photo…the rest of the crew looks amazing too! Wu Zhen is the dude sitting down on a chair looking like a grand prince of darkness :-) He looks like the Chinese version of Ozzy! hehehehe…以我的愚见,全国家最棒的杂志就是“重型音乐杂志”。我挑战大家找一个更厉害的音乐杂志给我看。当然,荔枝王是一个”heavy”的乐队所以我要你们找一本重型音乐的杂志给我看。其他音乐我不理了。我们香港也有一个音乐杂志叫RESPECT – 我觉得他们初初开始应该是不错。但是现在越来越关注主流的垃圾音乐。。。虽然他们的杂志是免费的,但我还完全没有兴趣拿一本。

只有重型音乐杂志坚持了十年了!怎么可能不支持和尊重这般人?一直都是推介重型音乐和这个文化给多点中国人看。这才是最棒的方法让多普通人来了解这个文化。可以给他们机会明白和享受这个文化的特色。。。Painkiller putting in 10 years of blood, sweat and toil to promote heavy music throughout this great country of ours is amazing. How can you not respect a group of people that have worked tirelessly for the betterment of this type of music? I cannot even imagine the amount of people who became fans of heavy music because of this magazine!

我们的好朋友黄佳斯在他的微薄写的好 “荔枝王和<重型音乐杂>志共成长”。。。我们俩都是差不多时间开始 – 我们是99年他们是00年!他们一早有推介我们。。。他们07年的时候有推介我们“亚洲起义”的免费EP (当时就是他们网站那边可以免费下载!)。。。然后我们去年的巡演 – 他们有给了我们四页的位子说一说。。。Our good friend Paul of Hot Pot Music wrote a simple but powerful sentence – he wrote on his Wei Bo that both King Ly Chee and Painkiller have grown up together! And that’s true…we started in 99 they started in 00…they have always written very supportive things about us and have supported us in so many ways. The most recent things they’ve done is promote our free Unite Asia EP on their website (at the time, they were the ONLY site in China where you could download that EP!). Last year they printed an entire 4 page tour journal that Paul had written about our tour!

下面的照片我特喜欢!因为这是重型音乐杂志后面的crew! 每一期都是这般人很努力做的 – 然后发出给大家享受!照片里面找到我们的特好朋友: 才华和吴震!在这张照片里吴震可以当中国的Ozzy Osbourne! 哈哈哈。。。

The full article on the Painkiller Crew (Chinese only) is up here 关于这本杂志的全文章请上这个地址: http://www.oushinet.com/Page/172/zhdpreview/on/zhdprintmode/true/infoid/110244/sourceid/546/pubdate/2011-02-19/default.xhtml

CONGRATULATIONS BROTHERS恭喜我们的兄弟!!! STAY HEAVY IN THE NEXT DECADE!!!

去年重型音乐杂志有发出黄佳斯写我们巡演的日记!他们给了我们全四页!如果你们没看过请这里看看 This was the 4 page article that they ran about us in their mag!:

http://kinglychee.com/2010/04/重型音乐杂志巡演日志现已上载了painkiller-mag-tour-journal-up-now/

这个太有意义啊!设计的人太有脑!我自己很想谢谢你设计那么有意义的drawing!!! 明白日本和中国的那么混乱的历史才会明白这个那么简单的drawing的力量!设计师 – 你太棒了!This drawing carries SO MUCH meaning! Thank you to the designer for creating such a meaningful picture!!! For those who understand China and Japan’s tumultuous history KNOW how much meaning this carries!!! 真的 – 日本加油!

Peace,
Riz

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