Category Archives: Leehom Wang

And now for something completely different

Leehom shakes things up a bit with an out-of-left-field, major turn in direction: an ode to Chinese ethnic nationalism! Oh wait, he does at least one of these per album. Never mind. But here’s the new song anyway, called “Open … Continue reading

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There’s something in disguise here anyway

So, back to the subject of dodgy choices Comrade Wang makes in his film career. I thought I’d offer a few thoughts on his writing/directing debut, Love in Disguise (爱情通告), which I finally watched during my brief stint in China … Continue reading

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Comrade Wang makes the world a better place

So last weekend I went to see The Beginning of the Great Revival, the new film about the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Because, you know, I try to catch all the good propaganda in the theater, when it’s … 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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What the…

Alright, I am unabashedly pro-Leehom in the most fundamental of the Mandopop wars, and I’ve maintained my steady fan status through the fancy concert pants and slightly dodgy lyrics. But what the hell is this look? What a monstrosity – … 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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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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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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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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