Ahem. So there’s a whole bunch of news articles on Mayday’s latest activities that mention rumors going around that Mr. Jay Chou – Pres. Chou, Cowboy Jay himself – has faked his album’s sales figures. In them, Ashin comes out very forcefully voicing confidence in Jay that JVR Music failed to show in Mayday, saying that he’s sure Jay’s sales figures are the truth, because hey, he’s Jay. He doesn’t have trouble selling albums.
I’m sure that Ashin is right about this, and I’m sure there will soon be another forceful statement from Whiny Jay about how he’s the only honest man left in the music industry, but the very fact that these rumors exist at least gives me a good laugh. How’s it feel to be falsely accused on no evidence, Mr. Chou?
In totally unrelated news, after two weeks in the number 2 slot, Mayday is back on top of the G-Music charts. Jay is number 6, which is also irrelevant. It appears, by the way, that no one took those JVR accusations very seriously, because almost every article on Mayday makes a comment about how Mayday beat Jay’s sales record when their album came out. The band for its part keeps repeating its statement that it doesn’t want to compare sales, because all that matters is that they are selling in a bad economy. It’s enough for them, and it should be enough for anyone.
Anyway, this all came up while Mayday was out promoting the new BenQ Joybook Lite U101, which is the company’s answer to the Asus Eee (I got a tiny little Eee for my birthday this year, and I looooove it… finally, a computer that fits comfortably on the tray table of a plane even when the seat in front of you is reclined!! It’s also handy for writing Mandopop concert reviews on the train home from Shanghai 😀 ). Ashin was given a pen and told to draw on the model – who was already painted blue:
Why blue? Dunno. Being Ashin, he was all embarrassed by the idea, but he finally wrote on her shoulder, though he joked that it would have been easier to draw on her stomach, since it would have been a flatter surface. Monster was celebrating his 32nd birthday at the event, and so he got cake and bear hugs from the fans.