Monthly Archives: December 2006

Happy New Year!

We’re having a snowy New Year’s Eve here in Minneapolis – we’re expecting about 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow tonight. I’m flying back home tomorrow, but I keep hoping it will snow enough to delay my departure. Quite aside … Continue reading

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Born to Love Translations

The Index page is here. I’ve got five done – they are drafts, so I’m sure I’ll still make a few changes on them – and I’ll keep at it. It is very strange to be doing this before I’ve … Continue reading

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First impressions of Born to Love… the lyrics, anyway

I haven’t done more than look at all the baby pictures in the news today, because even though I won’t get the album for another two weeks or so, I’ve found the lyrics online and have started translating them. I … Continue reading

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The 6th Member of Mayday

It seems Guanyou’s daughter – in the media, referred to as “Little Rose (小玫瑰)” – contributed her vocal talents to the band’s new album. In honor of her birth during the band’s recording session, they worked a recording of her … Continue reading

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Is this getting old yet?

So, about a thousand more stories about the marijuana charges and Mayday – not, of course, actual evidence that anyone in Mayday uses drugs, just that there was a cause for speculation and Mayday is answering it.  At the opening … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Concert Report

The joint Mayday-Fish Leong concert on Christmas Eve in Shanghai drew mixed reviews. On the one hand, there is reporting that the concert brought down the house – full of energy and fun, the audience really enjoyed it. On the … Continue reading

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Born to Love Preview

Now available on YouTube. There appears to be an interesting and complicated backstory going on in that video, which makes me rather curious (I’m going to be suffering waiting to hear the rest, as my copy of the album has … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!!

And, for those in Taiwan, a very Happy Constitution Day as well.

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The Mayday Exhibition

That exhibition of Mayday memorabilia that was presented in Taipei 101 last year is moving to Shanghai. (Let me just pause and say, I’m intrigued by Ashin’s typewriter. Why on earth? It’s not like you can type Chinese on a … Continue reading

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So mad, they’re punning

[Revised] At a Winter Solstice activity sponspored by Hit FM radio on the 22nd, Ashin spoke more about the speculation that he is under suspicion of illegal drug use. Affirming once again that he has never smoked pot, does not … Continue reading

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