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Love will tear us apart

Like many other Chinese Americans of my generation, New Order was an integral part of the soundtrack to much of my junior high and high school days. With cassette tapes (YES!) of Substance, Technique and Low Life riding around in … Continue reading

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So close . . . no matter how far

This story begins in high school. When I was a junior at Bonita High School I had Advanced Chemistry class and in our class there was a senior girl (whose name escapes me right now) who for some reason was … Continue reading

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The Pains of Being in Shanghai

(First of all, sorry about the malware issue that beset this blog for the past couple of weeks. Finally got it solved with the help of some outsiders) No, this isn’t a complaint about living in Shanghai or China, but … Continue reading

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Concert Tuesday: Nouvelle Vague and . . .Eels (not really)

A rare Tuesday night concert in Shanghai. Openers were French new wave cover band Nouvelle Vague. The Shanghaiist discription was that they played New Wave and punk covers – but in more of a bossa nove fashion. And I thought: … Continue reading

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Queen Sea Big Shark @ Mao Livehouse

Queen Sea Big Shark is one of Beijing’s most well-known indie bands. I would say they’re like if Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Franz Ferdinand with a lot more Korg keyboards and a spacey sound. People around … Continue reading

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Caught Up

On Saturday March 12, Usher Raymond IV performed at Shanghai’s Mercedes Benz Arena. Best known for his R&B hits such as You Make Me Wanna, Caught Up, Confessions Part II, DJ Got Us Falling Love and the title of his … Continue reading

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Yo Yo Ma in Shanghai

Since I’m way behind on everything, here’s some catching up. A couple of weeks ago, the greatest current living cellist Yo Yo Ma was here in Shanghai. Tickets were pretty expensive but I figured how many opportunities do you really … Continue reading

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emo in shanghai

Everyone Most people have guilty music pleasures. Whether its Culture Club or Neil Diamond or Journey. Sure, there’s that cheesy sort of guilty pleasure, and I have a whole iTunes library full of that sort of music. But then, there’s … Continue reading

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expo post #3, ozomatli rocks the expo, but not without some issues

los angeles band ozomatli played in shanghai’s zhongshan park 3 years ago at the yue festival and their latin funk, hip-hop, reggae, rock party tunes were a lot of fun and they reminded me of home (los angeles). according to … Continue reading

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expo post #2 herbie hancock rocks shanghai

one of the really cool things about living overseas – well, our cultural opportunities are not as frequent as they would be in san francisco, la, or even houston, but when they are, we get a much more up close … Continue reading

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