Archive | July, 2011

OH MY GOD!!!

SHENZHEN TOMORROW!!! I’m NOT going to be able to sleep tonight damn it!!! Hahahahahahaha…it’s been a LONG time since I’ve been THIS excited about playing a show! Something about China – every time we play there, we’ve NEVER been disappointed. We’ve never had to deal with “cool” people who stand around in the back just watching waiting for us to fuck up – we never have to deal with “cool” people who don’t just let themselves go and be taken over by the music. Whenever we play in China – it just seems people come to shows for the RIGHT reason – TO JUST HAVE FUN!!! 明天明天就是深圳!!!深圳市民 – 你们准备好吗?!还没准备好的话?放心 – 你们还有二十四个小时学习我们的歌和歌词!:-) 其实,说真话 – 我好久没试过对一场show有那么兴奋的感觉!但是 – 每次去内地演出就是这样。。。我还没试过在内地演出的时候让我失望!我们每次上去演出的时候我不需要面对很 “cool”得人站在最后面望着我们怎么样死, 还有没有试过面对那些人就站在一边不想释放自己。。。我们每次去内地演出,观众们就是为了一个原因来看演出 – 就是想玩的十分开心!这个是最对的原因来看演出!!!我特爱内地所有的演出!!

Can’t wait!!! 太期待!!!

Also…how crazy is this…tonight we’re going to have our first FULL band practice since January 2011! OH MY GOD!!??! Hahahahahaha…so crazy…还有。。。我们今天晚上终于会排练!我们从今年的一月到现在没试过全队排练!哈哈哈哈。。。真crazy…

Special version of Promise (Chinese version of course!) tomorrow night!!! I hope someone films it! I hope all of you are ready to singalong! :-) 记住 – 明天有特别版 “誓言”!!!希望你们可以跟我们一起唱!!!有些不同但是我觉得你们一定唱歌能比我们大声!:-)

CAN’T FUCKING WAIT!!!

Peace,
Riz

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city and colour – in love with this!!!

Dude…

The past few days have been spent getting ready for this Saturday’s show in Shenzhen!!! You KNOW this show is going to fucking go OFF!!! See you there…this show is going to be fucking INCREDIBLE!!! We can feel it…这几天都是忙准备这个礼拜六演出的十四首歌!你知道这个演出肯定是爆炸一样!到时见!别错过。。。

Sometimes you just know…you can feel the excitement online, you can see the excitement in how people are discussing this show online…so you know this show is going to be a cathartic experience where when we’re done, we’re going to feel reborn!!! 有时候你感觉到一场演出一定会十分热情。。。你感觉到大家的兴奋。。。你看上网的人写什么都知道大家还是等着这场演出释放自己。。。大家都感觉到一玩完这场演出我们大家会更舒服 – 好像我们玩完这场show之后可以重生开始面对这个世界!还有去内地演出才真的感觉到什么叫摇滚 – 就是释放自己的音乐。。。每次去 – 真不能说 – 就想快上台开始演出。。。我们的音乐和硬核这个文化就是比较适合内地人。

The past few days have also been spent falling in love to the music of City and Colour!!! Oh my god…this dude (Dallas Green) is such a good songwriter and such a great singer…his vocals are so soothing. 这几天还有一个东西特烦恼我。。。就是我爱上了这个乐队City and Colour!!! 我操。。。这个主唱的歌特别好听 – 他唱歌的音也是特别舒服!如果没听过的话请过去试一试!现在全天如果不是听荔枝王的歌,我就是听他的。

LOVE IT!

Fuck me…so good…

THIS SATURDAY IS GOING TO BE AN EXPLOSION!!! 星期六一起爆出来你的人好吗?!?!

Also…another one of my all-time post-hardcore band (HOT WATER MUSIC) has released a new song and it’s GREAT!!! 还有我其中最爱的后核乐队叫Hot Water Music昨天发出了一首新歌!!!十分棒!Check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/reybee/hot-water-music-the-fire-the/s-yA60v

Peace,
Riz

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we have 2 shows in the next week!

Yo,

Psyched!!! I canNOT wait to play this Saturday in Shenzhen!!! I’m fucking dying…can’t wait to get on stage and rip through our songs…can’t wait to get on stage and watch the crazy Shenzhen kids mosh, stagedive and singalong! Can’t wait to get on stage and see my brothers Egas, Kent, Joe and Brian go fucking crazy…太兴奋啊!这个礼拜过得太慢!!我想快到星期六因为我们将会在深圳演出!我特想看为了我们深圳的兄弟姐妹怎么样准备!哈哈哈哈。。。我想看他们跟我们一起疯狂。。。深圳mosh, 深圳跳水, 深圳一起唱!我什么都想看!我也很期待再见到我自己兄弟: egas, kent, joe和brian一起疯狂。。。

It’s been a long time and I think we ALL need this show to absolutely go bananas to…太久没有演出过 – 我觉得我们全部成员特需要这场演出。。。我在微薄已经说过了 – 如果我表演的时候打了你们 – 首先我要说对不起!请原谅我。。。我只想發洩很多不开心的东西。。。

Then we have just been confirmed to play a show in Hong Kong on Jul 30! Can’t wait for that too! The reason I can’t wait to play that show is because it is a super meaningful show…the show is out to fight for the preservation of the development of arts in industrial buildings in Hong Kong. A lot of us bands and artists can’t afford rents anywhere else – all we have are these old industrial areas where rent is cheap and where we can play our music nice and fucking loud. There is a fear that at some point, the government is going to drive us all out of these places. 然后 – 我们下个礼拜七月三十号终于在香港有演出!这个演出十分有意义的。。。这场演出就是反抗政府的活动 – 他们想慢慢改香港的工业区。。。我们很多香港的乐队和艺术家只能在这样的地方生存因为这里的租就是最便宜的。如果没有这个地方我们全部人不知道在那里可以再继续我们这条路。。。

This is going to be a 2-day event in Hong Kong! This is also our FIRST show in Hong Kong since January so we hope YOU will come out to support us! 这场演出是个两日的 – 这也是从一月份在香港的第一场演出!希望可以到时见到大家!

More info on the HK show 香港演出的资料: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=244496035563049

SEE YOU THERE!!!

Peace,
Riz


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Stop Animal Abuse

Just finished watching ATV World’s Inside Story now about animal abuse in HK. It’s sad to know there are people who torture little animals because they don’t like animals. The program also talked about animal euthanasia , and our useless HK government on the issue! I feel real sad watching this.

剛看完亞視英文台的節目,是關於虐待動物的,很痛心一些不喜歡動物的人會去傷害動物。還有討論人道毀滅,和我們無能的香港政府怎樣看待問題!我看得很難過。

Peace,
Joe

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falling in love with vinyl again…

For the past few days I’ve been falling in love with my vinyl collection…listening to music I have not heard in over 10 years…Yesterday I listened to an incredible emo-rock band that was very popular in the mid-90’s…the band was called Split Lip and later changed their name to Chamberlain. The album that I have that made me fall in love with them in the first place was called “Fate’s Got a Driver”…and I have not listened to this album in over 10 years! Yesterday I played it and as soon as the song called “Street Singer” the biggest smile came on my face…it’s so weird how music has the power to do that! As soon as that song came on, I felt myself being transported to when I first heard this song and all the things that were going on in my life at that time (going to university in the USA…)…这两天我再爱上了我的黑膠唱片!因为我终于装了我的唱机。。。很多唱片我差不多十年都没有听过!比如说我昨天博了Split Lip乐队的唱片叫Fate’s Got a Driver。。。在唱片有一首歌叫Street Singer – 一开始博我差不多想哭!然后忍不住笑。。。马上开始想我第一次听这首歌的时候我作者什么。。。(当时我在美国读大学!)。。。这就是音乐的力量。。。

Great band…这个乐队太牛逼。。。当时在emo-rock的世界里他们特出名。。。现在他们改了名字叫Chamberlain.

I’ve ordered so much more vinyl online and can’t wait to receive them all and put them on my record player and enjoy some more great music through this beautiful format…我几天前网上买了很多唱片!太期待收到他们然后马上用这个特棒的方法听。。。

Peace!
Riz

This is the Split Lip (now the band is called Chamberlain) album I’m talking about…这就是Split Lip的唱片。。。

Tons more music to enjoy on my record player! These are all the records I have…can’t wait to keep adding more!!! 这个是我所有唱片的照片。。。还有很多音乐可以慢慢再听!

These are called 7 inches…because these records are indeed just 7 inches big…lots of great music in this box! 这些唱片是小很多所以他们是叫 “7 inches” 七串唱片。。。

This is my beautiful record player…my wife Alison LOVES all the beautiful colors that records can come in…obviously they don’t just have to be boring black, they could be whatever colors and she loved looking at them yesterday…这就是我的唱机。。。关于黑膠唱片我老婆最爱的东西就是有些黑膠有很特别的颜色。。。不是全部都只是黑色的。。。比如说下面这个是全红色。。。

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