Category Archives: Cowboy Jay

The Grammys theory of the GMAs

Okay, it’s pretty fun to see Mayday in the Wall Street Journal. It’s only fair, you know, since Mayday has name-checked Wall Street twice in their songs (“Noah’s Ark” and “Good night, Earthlings”). Nothing in the post-GMA news has surprised … Continue reading

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Mayday is back on tour, Monster’s getting political, and Cowboy Jay is up to new tricks

… in other words, this is what I miss when I go away for months at a time. I have not yet heard the new album – by only half keeping an eye on Facebook, I thought that it was … Continue reading

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Important news in Mandopop trends

Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first. I’m declaring that the reign of the vampires is officially over in the Mandopop world. It was fun for a while – well, some songs were more fun than others – but … Continue reading

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Golden Melody Awards Results

Well, my hopes for a Cowboy shutout were dashed, but other than that, I see good things. “Jonathan’s Song” was widely and appropriated celebrated, Suming came away with a prize (though not quite as many as I’d hoped), and Cowboy … Continue reading

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Association of Music Workers of Taiwan Annual Awards

Every year, the Association of Music Workers of Taiwan name their ten best albums and songs of the previous year. Usually these come out before the Golden Melody Award nominations, but some years (like last year) we wait anxiously for … Continue reading

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This needs to be mocked, openly and often

For the love of all things Mandopop, what is the Cowboy wearing in this picture? I mean, Ashin pulls some pretty dodgy things out of his designer brain, but at least he’s sticking with 80s fashion, not actually trying to … Continue reading

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22nd Golden Melody Awards Nominees

…and I’m doing my annual rant against Cowboy Jay. Seriously, though, when half-hearted, thrown-together albums for Jay are really the best the industry has to offer, they’ve had a painfully tough year. Though generally speaking, I don’t really buy that … Continue reading

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A Cowboy or a Kato?

Hmm, maybe both, actually. So I’ve actually been to Spain and England and back since my last post – which frankly, I think just makes me look crazy efficient – and while my Fusion CD from Indievox continues to download, … Continue reading

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Now this is what I like to see

Call it coincidence, call it fate, but Mayday has officially scheduled their 3D concert movie to open opposite the Taiwan arrival of Cowboy Jay’s Hollywood-filmed Green Hornet. That’ll be an interesting weekend at the box office. I remain deeply skeptical … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Leehom

It’s been a while, yes? But there are things afoot in the World of all things Wang, and it is time to catch up. First of all, I’d just like to roll my eyes at the fact that Leehom has … Continue reading

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