Archive | February, 2006

FEBRUARY 27, 2006


as you have read…this is the big news that we found out about only on our way back from the European tour…i was in shock and have been for the past few weeks. i would never in my wildest dreams ever imagine that Alex would one day leave this band. yes – i started this band in 1999, but not only until alex joined this band did this band start to become what it is today. he grew up in this band…i saw him join the band when he was only 19 years old – i felt like his older brother taking care of him and helping him start to make more sense of life…he is more then a band member. he will ALWAYS be more than just a band member…he will remain family to me…when he joined this band i was very distant from my immediate family – so he became my closest family and friend. now that my family life seems back together and i have a wonderful girlfriend to help as well – he still remains an important part of my life and a sign that things always end on a positive note.

he will always remain a member of this band, even though he will no longer be standing with us on stage as a band member. any big decision this band makes – he will be part of the decision process. as we begin looking for a new singer – he will be there when we talk to new singers, when new singers come up to check out their singing, etc – he will be there.

as he mentioned in his note…he will stay with us until we find a new member. we anticipate that it could take ALL year…who knows how long it will take for us to find a new singer. we have a couple people in mind that we want to try…but we’re really hoping to find someone totally brand new. if you’re interested in singing for us and want to join this King Ly Chee army – please email us at: [email protected]

thank you alex for everything you have done for this band…but more importantly, everything you have done for me. i never imagined that through this band i would be able to find one of the closest friends i’ve ever had in my life. i can’t believe how much you and i have seen, have been through, how many good times we’ve shared, how many bad times we’ve had to get through (even though it seemed the easiest thing was to give up). i can’t believe your very first show with King Ly Chee was at Formoz Festival in Taiwan in 2000 in front of 4,000 people! i can’t imagine what its going to be like playing a show and you’re going to be in the audience and not on stage with me and us…i never thought that you’d leave – i always thought that this band would die with the two of us still fighting on even when we’re 50 with a family and children. hahaha…i am heart broken to see you leave – but i 100% support everything you want to do and everything that is going through your heart and mind. please don’t forget that – we stand behind you 100% forever.

our last show with you is going to be the toughest shows i will ever have to play…i will not want it to end my brother.

for everyone else – if you would like to say some words of encouragement to our brother alex please post it on our forum or email him directly at: [email protected]

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FEBRUARY 26, 2006

watched an awesome show last night…our pals in Attention to Piss and Hardpack ripped it up at the warehouse last night…Attention to Piss just get better and better every time – i still think the BEST show they’ve EVER played is opening up for NOFX!!! even though they had so much bad luck with the electricity at that show – they RULED at NOFX…last night they were awesome too…good band with awesome songs…

our bro’s in Hardpack RULED last night! i know they’re not happy with how they played – but they still were incredible! it doesn’t matter if you screw up though – its punk rock, its about being raw and having a good time! :-) they definitely still had a good time, and the people who were out last night were fully out there supporting Hardpack…at times they were singing louder then the microphones! :-) awesome…i remember when people used to be like that for us :-( but things have changed…anyway, at least our brothers in bands like Hardpack, Attention to Piss, Shepherds the Weak, Qiu Hong, still have plenty more fun years ahead of them with the love that people in HK show these guys… :-) its awesome when a whole room full of people in the city you’re from are showing you so much love that you don’t know what to do with it all!

after the show i went down to meet my girlfriend in Causeway Bay – while i was waiting i stood outside one of those CD/DVD stores that always plays the loudest damn movies blaring out on the street to get you to come in and buy some crap. but last night, they were playing the “Lam Hoi Fung” comedy show that he did last year…dude – THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!! i was laughing so hard on the streets along with everyone else who was watching it. i think i stood there with my girlfriend for like 15 minutes watching it. i bought the expensive DVD ($148!) and will be watching it later tonight after i post this thing…it comes with an awesome DVD booklet – even has a really touching letter from one of his fans in the book…

so all in all – it was a fun night…so my good friend Siu Pak last night at the show too which is always cool…

on a more serious/sad note…the news about something regarding this band will be posted up tomorrow. it was a shock for us and it has taken us the past few weeks to really understand our feelings about what this means for us and how we move on…you’ll find out tomorrow.


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FEBRUARY 25, 2006

got the new H2O dvd yesterday in the mail…pretty awesome DVD…i remember the first time i saw these guys play was when they opened up for Sick of it All in a tiny club in Massachusetts called Pearl St…this was like in ’96 or something like that. they were so incredible and all they had at the time was a 4 song demo…the singer kicked so much ass on stage – he could’ve gotten the audience to do ANYTHING and they would – that’s how much control he had of the audience…for me, their first album will always be the best one – it meant the most to me in terms of lyrics and attitude – just the right soundtrack for me to have at that time…lyrics like for the song Scene Report:
I hate when I turn on my fucking TV
A newsman’s trying hard to explain my scene to me
Hardcore’s been my life since way back when
It’s my family, my future, my best friend

It’s not fashion or a TV show
It’s my life, It’s the only one I know
It’s not a new concept on MTV
It’s something real beating inside of me

Woke up with this feeling yesterday
No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t say
Where it came from and what it did to me
Like a hole inside too wide and way too deep

still ring true for me today… such an amazing band even though the last few records didn’t do anything for me…

anyway – i watched Brokeback Mountain last night. GOOD movie!!! damn – the acting by that Ledger dude was incredible…did he win something for his acting in this movie? check out the movie if you have time…awesome stuff…

our boys in Hardpack and Attention to Piss are going to be ripping shit up tonight at the Warehouse so go check that out…

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FEBRUARY 24, 2006

check out our friends in An Id Signal who have a myspace site up…i was listening to the two songs on this site quite a lot all yesterday…awesome band…

other then that…hanging out tonight…watching “Brokeback Mountain” tonight i think! woohoo…can’t wait to check out this movie – seen the ads for this thing for the past few weeks. should be good…

dude have you seen Ace Ventura (for our Chinese readers – i don’t know the chinese name of this movie)? you know the Jim Carey movies…i had a huge conversation with the awesome girl who designed our Under One Flag CD cover last night about Ace Ventura – she thinks the second part is better then the ORIGINAL first one! i mean come on! Ace Ventura Pet Detective is THE BEST one! am i right or am i right? come on agree with me PLEASE! :-) its this movie:

she also informed me that certain people still think that this HKHC thing is a membership thing. HAHAHAHA…how many times do people have to explain this? there is no membership to HKHC. there is no CEO. there isn’t a Board of Directors, a Treasurer, a Secretary, an election, no votes…hahahaha…there isn’t a registration and interview process. you don’t have to meet any HR people, to get rejected by some “Thank you but at this time we are really looking for someone else” letter after. we don’t have our own clubhouse, or our own golf course, we don’t have a football team that challenges Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley on weekends, we aren’t an entity sponsored by McDonalds…you get the point…HAHAHAHA…if you’re into hardcore then you’re in the HKHC…its so damn simple…if you’re proud to be part of hardcore in Hong Kong then put the HKHC logo on your website, email other hardcore bands, tattoo it on your ass, put it on a t-shirt and be happy! :-) its that simple…just have fun with all of this…also, if you’re not a hardcore band THAT IS FINE TOO! everyone in King Ly Chee also listens to other music – BELIEVE IT OR NOT! hahahaha…while i’m typing this, i’m sitting here watching American Idol for goodness sakes! :-) i’m embarrassed to admit it but i even like the song “my humps” by black eyed peas, and that stupid “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” song by gwen stefani! hahahaha…the lyrics to both these songs are SOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid but damn, the shit is catchy! :-)hahahaha…so just relax…we aren’t no evil people-haters…we’re just a bunch of cuddly care bears! come and give us a hug! we’ll come and give YOU a hug if you ain’t feeling alright! :-)

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