Category Archives: Mandopop and the Olympics

Random Chinese Music Factoid of the Week

I did not figure this out until I listened to Suming’s album. First of all, I love Suming. After all, he was the man who (with Totem Band) gave us this: “Over There I Sing” was a breakout hit for … Continue reading

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A very busy weekend for everyone

Okay blogging has been light, I acknowledge, though that’s not just because there hasn’t been much going on in the Mayday world while they’re shut up in the studio finishing their new album. The real issue is something I have … Continue reading

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Nerdy Ashin redux

Okay, he’s (finally) not wearing his dangling denim suspenders, a development which I applaud and celebrate, but I remain unconvinced on the matter of these glasses: Like me, you might be alarmed at first by the clear presence of odd … Continue reading

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Olympics Update

Well, I suspect that Benq is not giving out any huge discounts so far, seeing as how the Chinese Taipei baseball team has now lost to both Japan and China. The best comment on the sad situation comes from this … Continue reading

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Ashin on the Olympic Opening Ceremonies

[Ashin waxing philosophical on the Olympics. I love the picture accompanying this entry on his blog, which is a very busy combination of baseball, the bird's nest stadium, what I think sorta looks like a football helmet and one of … Continue reading

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Olympic contests and concerts

This summer, the world has the Olympics on the brain. Joining in on the fever, Taiwan Taxi company is starting a new promotion: every time you ride in one of their taxis between now and the end of the month, … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ball game

Yes, there is MORE baseball news. Not content with only promoting the Chinese Professional Baseball League, Mayday is now promoting the Chinese Taipei Olympic Baseball Team. They came at this in a slightly roundabout way, though, as it’s really BenQ … Continue reading

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Album pre-order watch

Okay, there are all kinds of interesting things afoot in the world of Mandopop recording, some of which are things that will cause some of us to spend copious amounts of money at YesAsia before the month is through. So … Continue reading

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More Olympic Music

In honor of this week’s really bizarre torch run on American soil, I thought it about time to check in with what’s new in Olympic theme songs (part I is here). I confess, I completely missed the release of the … Continue reading

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Leehom Wang, Torchbearer

Hmm, I’m thinking I might make a “Mandopop and the Olympics” tag, because these sorts of stories are bound to pop up with greater frequency over the next few months, and are invariably interesting to me. Making a new category … Continue reading

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