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  • SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 30, 2005

    woohoo…our next show is tomorrow! :-) we’ve got our good friend Zams who is going to do sound at the show for us…that’ll be nice – it’ll be nice to get someone who is actually INTO our music to do our sound for us…

    can’t wait to see all of you at the show tomorrow! its a cool place…its nice to be back there…

    we found out yesterday that our good friends Ben and Nic will be playing at our October 15th show! :-) we’re psyched…they play in a band called The Lovesong that we all think RULE!!! :-) having these two in it just makes the whole damn thing even better! :-) check out their music here: www.purevolume.com/thelovesong

    see you at the show tomorrow…we’ll be there around 4pm…come by and say hello!

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  • SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 29, 2005

    yo…was on the “after school” bus from my school to one of my guitar students homes yesterday…the school bus was full of kids from 6 years to about 9-10 years old…some of the older kids (9-10) are beginning to listen to heavy music…EVERY SINGLE kid that i asked (boy at least) what they were listening to in their Ipod’s or MP3 players was Linkin’ Park…its crazy – its crazy how much of a stranglehold this band has on the youth all over the world…i don’t think its a bad thing…i just thought it was such a strange reality to see such young kids already loving bands like that…which is cool i guess…especially at that age. i let them listen to KLC’s song Children and some of them started headbanging…hahahaha…cute kids – then they were like, “but i can’t hear what you guys are singing”… :-) join the club! hahahaha…

    dude – the Turmoil record (the one that is like a discography of everything they’ve done) is in RR now!! ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! if you’re fans of Norma Jean, The Chariot, with vocals that mix up Remembering Never then you HAVE to check out this legendary metal/hardcore band…SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good…

    the new Most Precious Blood CD is also in RR now…its incredible…the mix is SOOOOOOOOOOOO heavy…you’ll also notice the drummer boy in one of the photo’s playing a show with a KLC t-shirt on! :-) nice stuff colin!

    go get these records now…byebye

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  • SEPTEMBER 27, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 27, 2005

    some cool photos up on our forum from the Hearts Etched with Passion show: GIVE ME PHOTOS YO! haven’t had time to talk to the boss of the bar yet…will give you good news or bad news later on this week…

    our next show is coming up this saturday! we’re pretty excited about it…especially since our last TWO shows have been so much fun! :-) the fire is back so we’re excited…seeing all you dancing your HEADS off to our new songs on sunday was SOOOOOOOOOOOO rad!!! man…i couldn’t believe it…because the stage was so weird so a lot of the times i was standing looking at the band so i couldn’t see you guys going crazy. then in one part of “Goodbye Hong Kong” i turned around to look at all of you and you guys were going CRAZY!!! TOTALLY CRAZY!!! oh man – that was soooooooooooo rad to see…

    i hate my master’s degree…i can’t wait until its over…

    okay going to bed…

    this is the address for our show on saturday. if you can’t read chinese then print it out, go to Tsim Sha Tsui, get in a taxi and give them the address:

    地點:九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村

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  • SEPTEMBER 26, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 26, 2005

    oh man…we are so blessed!!! two FUN shows in one weekend!!! i feel like we haven’t played as good as we have in a LONG LONG time!!! :-) man it was just awesome…you guys/girls were awesome yesterday…if i stepped on your foot sorry! :-) if i accidentally pushed you i’m sorry too…if i hit you with my guitar i’m sorry too… hahahahaha…but hey – we’re a hardcore band – we expect shit to break all the time! :-) so anyway…sorry if we hurt you accidentally! :-)

    Attention to Piss were SOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!! :-) sooo good…unfortunately, i don’t think many people from the punk community came to the show yesterday though…so i felt bad for ATP….but they were GREAT!!!

    evocation ROCKED shit!!! :-) tommy is such an awesome guitar player – to be able to sing on top of all those crazy guitar riffs!!! insane…

    sanskrit were awesome – haven’t seen them in a LONG LONG time!!! siu wu is still one of my favorite vocalists…

    i woke up yesterday with POURING rain bashing against my window and i was like “DAMN!!!” i thought that was going to impact the turnout of the show…around 3pm people started trickling in very very slowly…by the end of the show we got about 100 people (not including band members) which was cool considering:

    a) there was a typhoon
    b) many people have never come to this bar before
    c) it was a show at 3pm on a sunday

    so it was cool to see so many people STILL come in such horrible circumstances. it was also awesome that ALL of these people had such a great attitude!!! :-) they were all having fun either standing around watching the bands, or joining in to sing along, dance…it was so great to look around and see such a passionate group of people all supporting underground music…

    however, i did think there was a chance that more people were going to come:-( so that was a bit disappointing …but oh well – can’t force people to support things.

    i especially want to thank: Benny (for doing lighting), Markus (manager of the bar – he actually has a holiday on Sundays, but just to support HK bands he came to work yesterday!!! what a great guy!!!), Aly (the guy who did sound all yesterday…), my girlfriend alison (sat outside the whole time handling the door), all the bands that played, my AWESOME band members (for moving all our shit from the bandroom to the show on saturday, then playing the show, then moving all the shit to the bar yesterday, then playing the show, then moving all the shit back!!! THANK YOU MY BROTHERS!!!)…and lastly, thank all of YOU who came yesterday!!!

    so now later this week i’ll talk to the manager again to see if he will let us organize a show there again…unfortunately, 100 people to a bar in HK is not a lot of people… :-( so maybe that was the last time we’ll have a show there…oh well…at least it was a WONDERFUL experience for all of us!!! :-)

    anyway…thank you SO MUCH for coming yesterday and enjoying a wonderful sunday afternoon with all of us!!! :-)

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  • SEPTEMBER 25, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 25, 2005

    so to much surprise – we played I Belong 土炮 last night! :-) that was first time since january that we played that song…for those who know that song SUPER well – they noticed that we changed it a little bit…just made it a bit more of a good warm up song for us…it was cool to hear all of you sing “我 – 係 – 土 – 炮” again!! :-) haven’t heard that in a while…

    we want to say a BIG thank to our friends at Touch Music for releasing that compilation CD with all of those awesome HK bands on it…most people don’t know – but they didn’t charge the bands for recording. all the bands that recorded on that CD compilation recorded for free at the Touch Music studio…so that was SUPER awesome of Touch Music to do…

    OKAY – today’s the show at Venue!!! :-) we’ve been waiting for this show for a long time and we dropped all the equipment off there last night after the show (yes – we’re SUPER SUPER tired)…so the rest of the KLC crew finally saw the place and Ming is SUPER confident about the sound…so we’ll see…hopefully it’ll be a good show…but that all depends on:

    a) how many of YOU come out to support
    b) how much fun YOU guys/girls have at the show :-)

    we played a short set last night on purpose so that we could play longer today…so we’ll see you there!!! 3pm!!! :-) we’ll be selling stuff there plus some of other bands will be too (5 Disciplines, Embryo, Touch Music will be selling CD’s, our friends from Portugal will be selling Vegan t-shirts, Straight Edge t-shirts)…

    seeya…again thank you so much for everyone that always comes out and supports us…it means so much to us – i can’t even describe the feeling…

    ALSO: we have finally received the Southeast Asia compilation CD that features King Ly Chee!!! it has 20 hardcore and punk bands from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan and we’re selling it for ONLY $50!!! come check it out…CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CD!!!

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  • SEPTEMBER 23, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 23, 2005

    so this sunday…besides our awesome show, there’s a new concert that’s being held outside of Langham Place (the new shopping mall in Mong Kok) right out on the street! i don’t recognize any of the popstars who are going to be performing – but police are estimating about 6,000 people are going to show up! what the hell? i’ve been in this area many times and i can’t figure out where in the depths of Mong Kok they have an outdoor place where 6,000 people can come out for a concert. weird…anyway…

    a couple days ago was International Peace Day…so we talked about “peace” in our school with our kids…of course 5 to 6 year old kids will always have awesome things to say…we asked them: “What does PEACE mean to you?” some of the answers were: “When I am in bed with my mom and dad and they’re reading a story, that is when I feel peace.” how awesome!!! :-) one of the teachers children wrote: “I feel peace when in bed dreaming about my mother and my room is surrounded by mom’s smell…” man…kids are the cutest things in the world…

    okay okay…show tomorrow night – we’re playing 4 songs only because we don’t have that much time…but on sunday we’re going nuts and playing 8 songs…hopefully you’ll all enjoy that! :-)

    dude – GO LISTEN TO THE NEW MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD ALBUM!!! ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! pure hardcore…you can hear the WHOLE album on this link CLICK ON THIS LINK!!! it seems like everyone in HK is getting into the crazy time signature type of music where the songs just sound like a big video game soundtrack…hahahaha…i think it sounds cool too – but too much of it is just boring to me. not only that, but every song sounds the same…you can’t even tell where one song ended and where another started. SOOO – for all those people who are living and breathing crazy time signature music that don’t sound like “songs” they’re probably not going to enjoy a straight ahead hardcore record like this new Most Precious Blood album…but for the rest of us, its AWESOME!!! reminds me what i loved about hardcore in the first place…

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  • SEPTEMBER 22, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 22, 2005

    can this year fly by ANY faster?!?!? how the hell is it already near the end of september? we’re almost into our last 3 months of the year 2005…i went to the Space Museum yesterday and checked out some of the free exhibitions they have there…its AWESOME…i haven’t been inside in such a long time but there is so much wonderful information in there…i didn’t realize this but Albert Einstein died in 1955 – the same year that my mom was born…my dad was already alive by then – that means my dad must’ve heard about this genius scientist who was making all these incredible discoveries about how the world works…isn’t that crazy?

    to think that we might have been alive while some greats like Einstein is pretty awesome…trying to think off of the top of my head: Nelson Mandela…Mother Teresa (keep in mind that i’m probably a few years older then the average KLC supporter ;-)

    i think i’m going to try to go back to the space museum when i have more time…they had so much interesting information in there about Albert Einstein and some other cool exhibitions that i wish i had gone to check out prior…

    hey…we’re playing an old song that we haven’t played since when Ming first joined the band in january…we’ll be playing it on both shows this weekend…see you then…

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  • SEPTEMBER 20, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 20, 2005

    big 3 day break and now its time to get back to work…man…imagine those people who play in bands – and that’s ALL they do…just play in bands, playing music 24 hours a day and make a living off of that… :-( must be a fun life…

    i uploaded an interesting interview with a straight edge hardcore from the US called Champion…the singer has some quite strong things to say about straight edge and is VERY gung-ho about straight edge. i feel like i haven’t read anything from a straight edge band like the things he had to say…stuff like, “pretty much if you’re a straight edge band, then i like you”! hahahaha…funny…i thought he might be young and that’s why he’s like that but he says he’s 31…

    i’ve been proud to be straight edge my entire life (almost 29 years) but i wouldn’t look down on people who are also straight edge and don’t X-up anymore. i still X-up because i’m still proud to tell the world i’m straight edge…most people who find out i’m straight edge always say “wait til you get older, you’ll stop being straight edge then”…well i’m 28 now, will be 30 next year and i’m STILL straight edge…

    but the point i’m trying to make is that it seems very few bands have something to say…even if its something that i don’t agree with 100%, its still nice to hear a band with something to say…read the interview and see what you think…

    can’t wait to play on sunday with Attention to Piss…i love that band!!! :-) and evocation rules…can’t wait to see them as well…we haven’t played with Sanskrit in a LONG LONG time…that should be fun…

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  • SEPTEMBER 19, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 19, 2005

    whats up guys and ladies…ran off to shenzhen saturday and got back yesterday in time for band practice…its getting harder and harder to buy fake DVD’s and VCD’s up there man! its crazy…yes – its still widely available – and no, i do not have any problems with my conscience buying DVD’s of actors who get paid millions and millions of dollars to act in…music on the other hand is different – i can’t usually bring myself to buy fake CD’s…probably just cause i’m a musician…anyway…i think i jinxed HK’s beautiful weather with my post on saturday morning…it was still a beautiful day until i checked into the hotel in shenzhen – the skies went from blue to dark grey…it was crazy…

    okay – a few days away until our next TWO shows!!! :-) we’re excited to play as ever…i’m really excited to play the sunday show (like you didn’t know already)…

    i’m watching this Bon Jovi behind the music thing on tv right now…its crazy man – listening to those songs off of Slippery When Wet is my childhood…hahahha…that’s the beautiful rock that i grew up on. at the time i remember that stuff being SOOOOOOOOOOO heavy!!! :-) and stuff like Van Halen (i grew up on the record 5150 – the very FIRST tape i ever bought)…i loved van halen – i used to make the huge VH logo on the back of my jean jackets…hahahaha…remember jean jackets? probably not…okay…going to bed…

    mark my words – in a couple years, as china becomes more and more developed, it will be harder to get fake dvd’s, vcd’s in shenzhen – we’re all going to have to travel deeper in land…

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  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2005

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on September 17, 2005

    wei…the weather has been BEAUTIFUL lately!!! beautiful blue skies…i’m pretty lucky that i work in Repulse Bay so everyday i get to see the beautiful waters and the small green islands that surround that part of Hong Kong island…its beautiful…isn’t it weird though that the week started SOOOO ugly!? the Air Pollution Index (API) was OVER 150!!! usually when it reaches 100 some children are not allowed outside – those are the ones that have breathing problems (asthma, etc). but when it reaches 150  – NO CHILDREN are allowed outside!!! that’s how horrible the pollution was on monday that NOT ONE child was allowed outside because it wasn’t safe…not because there were kidnappers outside, but because the AIR was dangerous for them to breathe…that’s CRAZY…

    i want to know what’s going on with trying to find alternate forms of fuel for all the factories in china from where its said that the pollution is coming from. this whole blame game – where people are blaming Donald Tsang for not doing enough to stop HK’s pollution problem is no use. why don’t people offer suggestions instead of complaining…that’s what i’d like to know. what CAN he do? he needs to probably discuss it with the mayor of shenzhen/dong guan to see what he can get the factories over there to do to cut harmful emissions into our skies…

    could it be because those factories are on 7 days a week? workers there work like 18 hour work days and through weekends…isn’t that insane…it could quite possibly because of this that factories continually emit pollutants into the air…which eventually makes it way down to HK…

    but – as i type this on this beautiful saturday morning – its incredible that we can have such a wonderful day like today – but then tomorrow could be polluted to the point where children have to sit inside…its crazy…

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