Category Archives: Chang Chen-yue (A-yue)

News from Mayday-land

I have been reminded that it is Ashin’s birthday – December 6 – and in honor of that event, I’m updating the news. Actually, though there is a fair amount of news I’ve been skipping, there’s not *that* much I’ve … Continue reading

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Dull, Duller, Dullest

I’ve been learning something important the last few years, and that is that pretty much no one should follow one specific Mandopop band’s news for more than three years running. You see, after three years you’ve pretty much already read … Continue reading

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Ashin’s Guide to Music for Running

[Ashin has a newish (August 12) blog entry on a subject very close to my heart: music for jogging and running. As a result, I had to translate, but I could not help having a lot of editorial comments – … Continue reading

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21st Golden Melody Awards Nominations

I missed this coming out on Friday, though that’s not terribly shocking since my nifty Google Alerts have gone haywire given all the Google trauma here lately. Plus I spent all day yesterday at the Shanghai Expo (forget what anyone … Continue reading

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2009: Total Girl Power Year

Yeah, I absolutely didn’t realize it at the time. But I was just trying to think of my 10 favorite Mandopop album purchases from the last year, and I came up with (in no particular order): 1. Cheer Chen (陳綺貞), … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2010!

Happy New Year! Seriously, I cannot understand where this last year has gone. I finally have my “top ten albums of 2008” ready to go, and here we are with another one down. On the bright side, if you are … Continue reading

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In which I admit I don’t understand Chinese t.v. among other things

If the Mayday NFL program is broadcasting anywhere at any time, I haven’t found it yet. But here are more behind the scenes videos, and here’s another article with pictures of the trip. (I think my favorite part of that … Continue reading

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Why like sodagreen?

[I liked the writing in this commentary, so I translated it in its entirety. I don’t have the new album yet – still waiting – so I totally and completely invented the English versions of the song titles without any … Continue reading

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Just a little (more) Superbanding

So, remember that Superband album I supposedly bought on my way out of China in June? Yeah, it was not so much a real Superband album as it was a dodgy set of random songs from each of the four … Continue reading

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The Superband, in Concert

In honor of the Superband (縱貫線) performance in Singapore this weekend, I thought I’d finally post my thoughts on their concert in Chengdu last May. Yes, this is horribly delinquent, though not nearly as delinquent as my half-finished “Cheer Chen … Continue reading

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