Monthly Archives: June 2011

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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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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Proof: patience is rewarded

Whoa, how on earth did I miss this? The once illustrious Fahrenheit has fractured! It seems that one fourth of the boy band – though once 3/4 of your members are hovering around age 30 surely that moniker has got … Continue reading

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“Jonathan’s Song (给自己的歌)”

Alright, I am more than a little obsessed with this song. Jonathan Lee’s song for himself is the most nominated song at the Golden Melody Awards this year: it’s up for song of the year, best lyricist, best composer, and … Continue reading

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Chen Hsin-hung, Idolmaker

Ashin has always spent a lot of his time writing for other people, and this year is no exception. This month it’s in the news that he has written and produced the lead single off of Mainland singer Jing Boran’s … Continue reading

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Mayday the Movie: A short Q & A

So I’ve transferred my life to Beijing for the month, which has been a busier process than I really expected. I’m keeping a virtuous schedule of running at 5:00 am, spending the day in the archives, and trying to get … Continue reading

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