Monthly Archives: July 2008

Not Superman, Superband!

Okay, it’s official: A-yue gets the coolest gigs. Four years ago he was invited to tour the United States with shows in the House of Blues in ten cities, known as the “Kill Kitty” Tour. (He gets bonus points on … Continue reading

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Dynamic duos

I have to say, the Cowboy-Superhero Showdown is proving to be a bit of a nail-biter. I had wondered if I had driven away almost everyone remotely supportive of Cowboy Jay by virtue of my recent rants, but that appears … Continue reading

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Superhero vs. Cowboy: The Showdown

A favorite pastime in the Mandopop world is playing the Jay vs. Leehom game. You know, who’s better, more talented, a better performer, a better composer, has a better personality, etc. Opinions vary widely, and debates are often fraught with … Continue reading

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Olympic contests and concerts

This summer, the world has the Olympics on the brain. Joining in on the fever, Taiwan Taxi company is starting a new promotion: every time you ride in one of their taxis between now and the end of the month, … Continue reading

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Pick-a-little, talk-a-little

(Sorry, still in a Music Man kind of mood.) Yeah, I’ve got a whole little collection of articles that I don’t have time to discuss in length, but which probably merit some discussion. So a list we shall have: Ding … Continue reading

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Leehom’s got trouble

Oh yes he’s got trouble… with a capital “T” that rhymes with “P” that stands for “publicity.” On September 19th and 20th, Leehom’s wagon will be a’coming into Taipei Arena for two concerts. That’s right, not Louisiana, Paris, France, New … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ball game

Yes, there is MORE baseball news. Not content with only promoting the Chinese Professional Baseball League, Mayday is now promoting the Chinese Taipei Olympic Baseball Team. They came at this in a slightly roundabout way, though, as it’s really BenQ … Continue reading

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Vote for Mayday: 2008 MTV Asia Awards

Wei Jie in Malaysia sent me this handy voting link, in the hope that we could “combine our east and western power” to support the band. It’s a great idea (thanks, Wei Jie!!). To vote for Mayday, just go to … Continue reading

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All I can say is… *sigh*

From Wednesday’s promotion of the new Open-chan album: It’s been almost a year. A year of those damn suspenders. I first noticed them in August, but actually I think they were concert-wear as early as last July. And he still … Continue reading

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A-yue on the road

A-yue and his band, Free 9, will be holding a major concert in Taipei on August 23rd (ticketing here). For A-yue, performing in Taiwan means he can sing all of his songs for a change (his catalog is heavily censored … Continue reading

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