Monthly Archives: August 2006

Ooooooh, I see. I get it now.

Not until I read this article did it occur to me, in the midst of my dissertation-induced haze, that the 強辯樂團 is not called “Champion” because of the translation, but because it is an approximation of the pronunciation of 強辯 … Continue reading

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Shin Band a bit ‘sensitive’ about Mayday

News to make that Hangzhou joint appearance by the Shin Band and Mayday all the more interesting… The Shin Band is playing its first set of real concerts on the mainland. They were delighted to discover that they have fans … Continue reading

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It’s all in the family

Monster’s cousin, Huang Niu (黃牛) and his band 強辯樂團 (English name “Champion,” though that is not a direct translation) are putting out their first album, “冠軍” (which does translate to “Champion”). Huang Niu, who is the lead singer, first formed … Continue reading

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Hangzhou Beer and Music Festival

Seriously, what could possibly be better than this? I could cry at the injustice of all this happening after I’ve left China. And I’d also just like to say, every three minutes. Sheesh. This September, the city of Hangzhou in … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

In the ongoing saga of Mayday-Energy cooperation, this article talks about how Energy patiently hung around Mayday for two years, hoping for their request of a song to be fulfilled. The music for “秒殺” was written by Monster and Stone, … Continue reading

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breaking records, again

That pair of “Final Final Home” concerts last month apparently broke attendance records at the Taipei Arena. Both the arena and the band came out ahead, the arena for managing to draw major crowds to an event at the facility, … Continue reading

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Ouch.

So much for the fawning press, I guess: a review of Angela Chang’s Shanghai concert says the entire place was dead – in spite of Chang’s best efforts (though perhaps not her very best, as the article mentions not once … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

Emil (Wakin) Chau will be holding two concerts in Taipei next month, and Mayday, Fish Leong, and Cheer Chen will all be special guests. (It is certainly not a coincidence that all four are label-mates over at Rock Records.) I … Continue reading

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Introducing my good friends… err, what’s your name again?

August 11, Angela Chang held her first solo concert in Shanghai, and Mayday came and performed “Embrace (擁抱)” as special guests. On stage, she demonstrated both her nerves and her lack of familiarity with the band by mixing up Monster’s … Continue reading

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songwriting duties

This model-turned-actress-turned-singer (*sigh*) claims that Ashin owes her a song (or, ideally, several) for her next album. From the looks of things, she’s had pretty lousy luck in the music industry, with her record company folding right in the midst … Continue reading

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