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Have You Seen That Song? “Too Many Ads, Too Little Sex”

April 21, 2013


A friend and I started a friendly song-photography contest. The rules: 1. Each photo should represent/ be inspired by a song 2. Photos are to be taken within 24 hours of the agreed flag-off 3. Photos should be taken low-tech, with mobile phone cameras (well, low-camera-tech, anyhow) Here is my first entry: Kinda hard to […]

Thought of the Day: Where Can I Buy Me A David Byrne?

April 11, 2012


Frankly, I love David Byrne so much (apart from the spelling of his name) that I don’t know whether I want to worship him, boff him or be him. This is the dude – film-maker, writer, choreographer, artist, musician par excellence and cycling advocate… go take a fucking nap, David, and stop making the rest of […]

The Great Big Cover Up of the Day: KT Tunstall “Simple Twist of Fate”

March 26, 2012


I can actually feel energy leaking out of me like the stuffing of a punctured pillow. At times like these, the brain goes slightly bonkers. What popped into the noggin was the notion that listening to high-energy music might pump me up like the aural equivalent of ingesting a protein bar. I say this frankly […]

Song of the Day: China Survival Guide – Mourning for the one you don’t love

March 21, 2012


So, yes, today I got the ole music player nicked. Only that it wasn’t actually old. It was fucking new, new to the tune of 3 weeks or so. My old music player was a tiny little mp3 player that stoically endured hiking trips, 3 marathons, 2 half-marathons, swimming pools, countless gym/ run sessions and […]

Music Videos of the Day: To be Cheap is Glorious

March 17, 2012


I love being cheap! Being painfully stingy is the only way I can indulge guilt-free in important things like 30rmb Baker and Spice mochas and 35rmb Hof chocolate cupcakes. How else would I be able to support the behemoths of capitalism that keep the world running wastefully and often very unethically? St*rbucks needs your help, […]

Classic Rock at the Bulldog

March 5, 2012


We all know Shanghai is the land of opportunity. So a couple of pals of mine recently tapped into the city’s stream of happy goodwill and landed themselves as fun-ass gig at the Bulldog on Hengshan Lu and Wulumuqi Lu. It’s a cosy little British sports pub, just a little bit rough and tough, with […]

The Great Big Cover Up: The Temptations’ “My Girl”

January 9, 2012


Today, a blast from the past that got shaken n’ stirred in various presents. “My Girl” was released by The Temptations in 1964, and was written by the great Smokey Robinson in reportedly 10-20 minutes, thank you very much. It launched the career of then-Johnny-come-lately David Ruffin, who had only joined The Temptations as a […]