So I came home and a huge package was waiting for me! I opened up the package and there were all the brand new Misery Signals t-shirts!!! DUDE – THEY LOOK SO GOOD! So psyched for these shirts… 我昨天下班之后回了家看到一个很大的箱等着我。。。我一打开看到misery signals演出的所有t-shirt!!! 真的说 – 我觉得全部t-shirt挺好看！
Here’s a photo of it on my floor hahahaha…在这里看到我放了一点儿t-shirt在我间房间的地下(click it to make it bigger请按这图片 – 会放大):
So – the next few days are going to be BUSY AS HELL!!! Last night was probably the only peaceful night I’ll have – going to try to get some sleep because I won’t be getting it over the next few nights. 这几天一定会挺忙！！！昨天晚上应该会这几天最轻松的一天。。。
Yes – this is ALL very exciting…being busy like this is what I live for. If I was busy like this ALL the time I’d be happy…life for the next few days is just going to revolve around getting things ready for this show, then putting it on, then unloading…and then finally being able to sleep properly Saturday night. I think the coolest part is that all of this work has nothing to do with my own band. Instead all of this work is for the other bands – bands that are performing on Friday. Honestly, being able to bands like this makes me so proud. 可是我觉得这样的生活真的是最好的。。。有那么多事有做 – 而且全部是关于音乐的事情。也不是帮我自己的乐队 -全部是帮其他人的乐队。。。这样我真的会挺开心。。。
希望大家会明白 – 这样的行动不是我一个人做的。有很多人跟我一样为这样的行动会作出犧牲。时间，energy，睡觉，钱，等等。。。我星期五会请病假。。。I hope everyone understands that it isn’t just me that puts on these shows. Like me, there are plenty of people who will be sacrificing things over the next few days. Just to name some of them will be time, energy, sleep, money, the list goes on and on…I’ll be calling in sick on Friday hehehehe…
MISERY SIGNALS 3 MORE DAYS!!!
Dude…can’t begin to tell you how excited and nervous we all are for our upcoming shows!!! We are excited because personally, the Philippines has quickly become one of our all-time favorite places to perform (the other place that we LOVE performing in is Guangzhou). And we’re going to be playing both places in one month!!! Of course some of our us are also a little bit nervous because it will be their first show with KLC! But we’re all brothers so we stand behind each other 100%. 真的不知道怎么跟大家说 – 我们只有一个月然后我们终于演出！！！对我来说菲律宾是我其中最爱演出的地方。。。对我们全队菲律宾是跟广州一样那么好玩和对我们一样那么热情。我们好幸运因为在一个礼拜之内我们两个地方会演出 – 菲律宾和广州！！！当然我们几个成员也是一点紧张这几个演出是他们跟荔枝王的第一个演出。可是我们大家是兄弟所以我们一定会用全心支持大家！！！挺期待这些演出！！！
Now – like we mentioned a few days ago…this year has been a weird year for Hong Kong. For some reason, this year has given birth to a bunch of idiots who choose not to use common sense, civility, rational ideas, or arguments based on supportive evidence. Last week once again another incident happened in Hong Kong’s LEGCO sessions that makes me wonder where exactly is Hong Kong headed and who are going to be our future leaders? If all of Hk’s current youth watches current TV or listens to the radio, they’re going to be influenced in such a negative way because all they see and hear on the media are idiots who take no responsibility for their actions, and seem to no believe in providing support for any and all their ridiculous claims. 我们几天前有提过 – 这一年真的是一个非常古怪的一年。。。我们真的不明白突然那么多本地的笨蛋是从哪儿生出来的。这些笨蛋觉得做一位大人不需要用文明的态度来批评东西，觉得理性也是一个不需要的东西，然后也觉得批评的时候不需要给证明来支持他们的看法。上个礼拜在我们香港的立法院里发生的事真的让我想一想我们香港的将来应该会怎么样？在电视和电台上突然有很多像儿童的大人。这些”大人”也不明白他们这样的态度会怎么样影响现在的年轻人。一天这些年轻人可能会做下一代的立法会员。。。他们会不会用一样的态度和做法呢？他们会一样觉得做大人说话的时候不需要负责任？
Last week members of a political organization in HK decided that it’s okay to use curse words in LEGCO. Why would you think this is okay in a civilized society to use curse words in a place where laws are made and passed? What is this a sign of today? Then one of these politicians says that by using “curse” words he’s representing the grassroots. WHAT?! Are you saying that the “grassroots” of HK are people who are uneducated, and unaware to the importance of being mature responsible adults in the world today, walk around swearing, 上个礼拜在立法院里有些立法会员说操。你觉得这样说话会代表一个文明的社会吗？然后其中一个说操的立法会员说他这样说话是代表香港的基层的人。他这样说是什么意思？香港的全基层的人是这样说话吗?他的意思是基层的人跟他一样不文明吗？
Seriously…never in my wildest dreams would these words appear on anything related to metal or hardcore in Hong Kong. 真的不相信。。。我真的不相信一个那么大的metalcore乐队会来香港演出。。。最要想一想的东西是：
现在新入地下音乐社会的年轻人没几个月可以看那么大的heavy乐队一定会影响他们对音乐的想法。。。他们终于可以看到很高水平的乐队怎么样玩他们的乐器 – 怎么样负责乐队的事情。。。最cool的东西是在香港看外国乐队的演出慢慢是变了一个“normal”的情况。哈哈哈哈。。。我们老的人就知道我们等了很久才有这样的情况。。。只看这两年已经有: comeback kid, horse the band, parkway drive, 将会有misery signals…
But it’s true – the great metalcore masters in Misery Signals will be playing in Hong Kong one week from today. How insane is that? It’s so weird that for young kids getting involved with music these days, having bands like these guys coming to Hong Kong is probably becoming “normal” for them! Whereas us older dudes can’t believe that within these past 2 years we’ve had such a big number of bigger name bands are actually coming to Hong Kong: Comeback Kid, Horse the Band, Parkway Drive, now Misery Signals…
We’re also so proud of all the opening bands…it’s going to be a fun time. Everyone gets along with each other and we’re all looking at just having a good time on that day! 我们也是对misery signals做开场乐队很proud! 最“正”的是大家都很有团结的感觉 – 大家都有好的关系。这样会让演出一定挺好玩。。。
It’s going to be fun…
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We all know that amongst the underground scene it seems that a lot of cowards have risen with their “misplaced passion” (which is my new term to describe people who put all their passion, energy and heart into destroying things instead of using all that passion, heart and energy into constructing, building and using a positive heart to do things for the better of the bigger picture). 我们大家在香港的地下社会里已经知道今年突然有点懦夫起来了。他们寄托错的热情。。。非正面的行动。。。就做非建设的行动。
But in yesterday’s news was something that I thought was absolutely APPALLED by. 可是昨天的新闻我看到一个很烦恼的消息。。。
Yesterday, the founder of the wonderful social organization that has been helping and standing up for ethnic minorities in Hong Kong called Unison – admitted that she has been receiving death threats ever since she mentioned that the police officer who killed a Nepalese man in Ho Man Tin could’ve been more culturally sensitive. Since then she has received death threats and very threatening messages from members of the public. 昨天这个很厉害的社会组织叫 “unison”的创立者告诉了报纸她上个礼拜开始受到了懦夫的恐吓她的email和其他封信。这全部是关于他有说一位警察杀了一位尼泊尔人没有用过一个比较铭感的方法告诉这个人放低他的东西。这位警察只用了中文跟这个少数民族说话。当然在香港不是每位少数民族可以说中文 – 所以这个尼泊尔人可能听不懂然后不放低 – 然后这个警察射了他。。。这位尼泊尔人死了。。。
This is of course really troubling in many areas.
But she has said that she will never give up our goal with this amazing organization. We also hope that she keeps fighting. 可是这位创立者说了他一定不会放弃他的组织的目标。。。我们也希望他可以继续做。
Cowards exist throughout this city. Yes, I think you cowards in the HK music scene are cut from the same cloth as those fools that sent Unison those death threats.
So we heard over the weekend that the singer of another HK band actually contacted our current temporary drummer and told him not to join KLC. So as of right now – ever since 2005, every new member that has joined KLC has been approached by people in HK that have told them not to join KLC. Ho was approached by the guitar player of another heavy band to not join KLC. 这个周末听到我们其中一个成员又收到别人的意见。这位人是另外一个香港乐队的注音。从二零零五年我们每一位新加入乐队的人是受到外面人的意见 – 全部是跟他们说同一句 “你不加入他们的乐队！你知道riz是老板！你知道riz想控制这个音乐社会！” 挺好笑 – 我还不明白一个人怎么可以“控制”一个音乐社会呢？有这样的可能吗？我真的有这个能力吗？如果我有我真的很厉害！哈哈哈。。。或者如果你可以给我（或者其他人）控制你，是不是代表你自己很有问题？哈哈哈。。。Ho半年前已经受到不少人的意见 – 一次他收到另外香港乐队的吉他手的意见。一样的意见。
When there are more pressing problems that exist in the world – it’s so sad that your lives revolve around trying to ruin and destroy KLC. Seriously – go get a life, better yet, go try and get a job and develop a passion for something so that you can put all your energy, your hatred, your disgust to some good use. 当然我永远不会明白这样的人。我真的对你们很可惜 – 你们的生命是那么无聊，你每天就是想我。好像你的生命的目标就是杀king ly chee和我. 哈哈哈。。。真的对你们很对不起，无论如何我永远会存在。
I raise my glass to the death of any sort of community that once existed here. I think Inti decided to leave this music culture at the right time – the more time goes on, the more it is apparent that this is no hope for this city of children. 我想举杯因为在香港 “团结”这个字终于什么意思都没有了。我几年前猜不到香港地下音乐的情况可以再差。可是真的可以。。。good job!
First of all yesterday’s carnival was so much fun! Ho and I were there at 9am helping set up the stage and the venue and we met lots of other South Asians at the event which was great. We also met the heads of that wonderful organization called Unison who we’ll be working more with in the future. The whole carnival was to attract more and more local Chinese people to the event so they can watch performances by many different South Asian groups like: Nepalese, Pakistani, Filipino, Indians, etc. They invited all these different schools to perform at the event, the also had the schools be in charge of all the games and food booths. It was a great event which I thought was very successful…I didn’t see anyone from the music “scene” there so that was disappointing. But maybe you came I don’t know…第一。。。昨天的國際消除種族歧視日嘉年華會我觉得真的非常成功。我跟ho早上九点钟到场帮他们set-up台和很多其他东西。然后我们认识了很多其他南亚洲人。我们也终于认识了Unison这个非常厉害的组织 （如果你们有兴趣了解他们这个组织的目的请上他们的网站：http://www.unison.org.hk/ 。。。我跟他们已经联络了几年 – 可是这是我们第一次见面所以我真的很开心。 我们一定将会一起做点活动。
可惜 – 从我们香港音乐的圈子我沒有見到誰有過來支持這個节目所以我有很失望。。。可是你们可能有过来参加我也不知道 – 因为真的有很多人。。。希望你们真的有来看这个节目。。。
For all of you so-called “political” punk rockers who only know how to write lyrics that my 5 year olds in school can write, and play your instrument like a 10 year old does, watch this video and learn a thing or two of what it’s like to be playing in a political punk rock band. They are true legends – and this live video of them is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Propagandhi!!! 下面我上载了我几天前介绍的乐队的live video. 这个是他们在澳洲玩的live表演。你们叫自己是“政治的朋克”应该要看看他们这个短片。你们叫自己是“政治朋克”应该用时间写你们的歌词 – 我在学校教的五岁的小朋友可以造歌词比你聪明很多。这个乐队是叫Propagandhi
So something super annoying happened to me/King Ly Chee yesterday. I am thoroughly annoyed still now and it’s way past 12 hours since all of this has passed. 昨天我收到了一个非常烦恼的email. 已经过了半天可是我还是一样那么不开心。
You all know that as a band we have always been about talking about issues regarding minorities in Hong Kong. Being a minority member myself you can say I am way sensitive to this issue here. 大家知道我们这个乐队是非常关心香港的少数民族的问题。当然是因为我自己是一位巴基斯坦人所以我是对这个问题更加铭感。
for the past 10 years I have been involved with joining workshops to promote awareness, write songs, have done interviews on TV, magazines, books, newspapers, etc. We have also organized shows in the past to support organizations in Hong Kong that provide care and assistance to minorities. 这十年我参加了很多关于少数民族的活动。我跟很多不同的组织合作 – 上了他们办公室里跟他们的会员谈谈我在香港长大的经验等等。。。跟不同的杂志，报纸，电视，做过很多访问。而且我们也安排了不少的演出捐赠不同的组织。通常是捐给关心少数民族的组织。
For King Ly Chee’s upcoming May 10th show that we’re organizing I decided to contact one organization in Hong Kong because I was hoping to donate money from each ticket sales to this organization. We have done this before and have never had a problem. All I wanted was their logo to put on our promotional materials to raise more awareness about this organization with our audience and supporters. They were very interested and asked me to send them King Ly Chee’s website to check us out. 为了我们将会在香港出的演出（五月十号）我有跟一个组织联络。我想每一张的票可以捐点钱给他们。我希望给我们的支持着一点机会认识这个组织。 就是一个可以宣传他们所做的那么有同情心的服务。我一联系他们，他们有兴趣。然后他叫我给他们看我们的网站。我就是需要拿到他们的logo。
So I waited a few weeks for their response. Finally I emailed them yesterday because we’re looking to start promoting the show soon。 然后我等了几个礼拜可是我没收到他们的回答。所以我昨天早上再联系他们因为我想马上开始宣传这个演出所以我真的需要尽快收到他们的logo.
They replied 然后我终于收到他们的回答:
“Unfortunately your music doesn’t fit the ‘image’ of our organization (I have taken their organization’s name off). 真可惜你们的音乐不适合我们组织的印象.”
So they won’t let us use their logo on our posters and other promotional materials. 他们决定了我们的乐队不适合他们的组织所以他们不给我放他们的logo在我们所有的宣传的东西。I am so disappointed…我真的很失望。。。in 2009 heavy music still has the same old reputation that we’re nothing but destructive and there’s no way that we could be singing about something positive or addressing social issues in Hong Kong。在二零零九年，在这个年代香港还有很多人还以为heavy的音乐是非建設性的的音乐，不可能是正面的。不可能是唱关心社会的歌词。.
So disappointed…真的很失望。。。如果有人觉得我们香港的heavy不要受到一种歧视感哪你真想错了。。。anyone that thinks it’s not a struggle playing in a heavy band in HK should really think again.
明天就是一个很正面的嘉年华。。。是关于少数民族的。将会尖沙咀的文化中心做的。。。希望如果大家有时间的话可以过去看看！是下午一点钟开始。Tomrrow is the Int’l Day for the Elimination of Racism day and Unison has organized a carnival to be held at the Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui. If you’re free please come on down to support this! Starts at 1pm!
Oh my god…I must be the biggest idiot on the planet…I didn’t even know that Inti from Zhou Band Si Gan’s last show was going to be this Sunday!!! HER LAST SHOW!!! She has been doing this supporting HK bands for well over 10 years…she has always been one of the staples of the underground HK scene. She had a radio station program and would promote local bands on it, play their songs, and interview bands. She was one of the best supporters King Ly Chee ever had. In 2000 we released our first album We Are Who We Are and she called us into her studio to interview us. It was incredible to get that kind of support for a brand new band at that time. She even continued to promote us until our CD release show…amazing she was amazing. 我真的不相信。。。我们香港的电台节目“作band时间”这个礼拜天是最后一个！！！真可惜了。。。Inti就是一位挺支持香港乐队的人 – 挺支持摇滚音乐和文化。我们第一次认识他就是十年前 – 她这十年一路继续支持我们 无论这个乐队的成员变了怎么样 – 她还在支持我们请我们上去她的电台节目做访问和宣传我们的新作品。她十年前是第一次上去她电台节目宣传我们当时的作品 “这就是我们”。。。
Even after 2000 she always called us to come up to do any promoting of any of our releases. No matter how many times this band’s members have changed – she has always supported it.
I think it’s a huge loss to Hong Kong that she isn’t going to be here anymore. I asked her on MSN what she’s going to do now and she told me that she just wanted to relax and do some traveling. 我昨天在msn问了她之后会做什么。。。她说就是放松一下。。。去travel…
Thank you Inti for all your support of me and my band! We are one of the luckiest people to have met you…your selfless support for ALL of Hong Kong will never be forgotten. 谢谢inti那么多年的支持。。。我们真的很幸运有您一位那么无私的人。。。你对香港乐队的热情我们永远不会忘记。
It’s so sad and ironic – a mature person like that who actually KNOWS about music and has been involved with music in Hong Kong in over 10 years is leaving the airwaves, right when an idiot who thinks he knows everything about music (calling Refused a band from Poland shows how ignorant this fool is and just how baseless all his arguments are) has a radio show where he goes on and on and on and on about how we all suck and are “fake” and thinks this is going to be a positive influence. 真的很悲哀的。。。因为这个时候一个那么成熟所有音乐和香港的音乐历史的人不会继续作她的那么正面的节目，可是同时我们有一个无知以为自己什么都知道的人开始了一个电台节目（说refused是从波蘭来的就是代表他的无知和代表他所说的是那么無基礎的 – 那么简单的事他还不会自己出去研究。一点责任感都没有。）。真的可惜了。。。inti的那么正面影响我们大家一定很快会想念。。。
These are two good TV shows that have been on TV recently. Brian told me two days ago about this TV show discussing a term called “港女” which is Hong Kong Girl. It discusses the stereotypical HK girl and it’s pretty crazy how dead-on the description is. Anyway – that’s on youtube already and is great to watch if you understand Chinese. 现在有两个好看的电视节目。一个是关于 “港女” 的题目。。。一看就知道这个节目有什么立场。 我觉得特有意思。。。
The better show to me is the one that features Paul on NOW TV that is about taking people and traveling around the world to show local people places such as the South Pole and other places. While there they talk about societies impact on the world etc…it’s amazing…such a great show – very inspirational. 第二个电视节目我觉得比较好看很多。是关于paul wong跟一间香港的电视台 （now) 去南极做一个关于环保和地球的节目。。。挺有意思。。。我觉得电视二十四小时应该就播这样的电视节目。。。不要播平时播的挺无聊的游戏。。。我看这样的节目真的想自杀。。。。
我觉得这就是富有成效的行动…他们不是这里小朋友一样投诉设这个东西，投诉那个东西。。。就是自己过去看看和感觉到我们在这个社会里应该怎么样改变我们的态度和生活 – 为了这个地球的将来。。。用自己眼光看看我们在这个地球的影响。。。
Yesterday I introduced a more heavy hardcore band called Reign Supreme…today I’m going to introduce a little bit more of an emotional type of hardcore band – (if you’re a fan of bands like Modern Life is War then you’ll love this band)…the band is called Defeater. I was totally taken by surprise by this band…sooooooooooo good…昨天我有介绍一个比较heavey的硬核乐队。。。今天我想介绍一个比较传统硬核乐队。。。他们是叫defeater…我一听觉得挺surprise – 猜不到他们是玩这种风格。。。你可以上他们的myspace听听：check out their music on:
My girlfriend is hanging out in Beijing this week…she’s so lucky… While I’m stuck in horrible Hong Kong for the week – she gets to be up there..这个礼拜我女朋友是在北京。。。她很幸运。。。我在这个无聊的城市。。。她在一个那么好玩的城市。。。
I was talking to a person named Brian online last night. This guy used to live in Hong Kong and watched King Ly Chee in like 2001 and even bought one of our very first King Ly Chee shirts. Two years ago he moved to the US and happened to live in a house with the guys in Champion! He then joined a band that features some of the Champion guys and Figure Four guys called Grave Maker. They tour all over the world – and they recently did a huge tour with Comeback Kid, Bane, Misery Signals, etc…He quit that band though and now plays in the huge hardcore band called Outbreak! 我昨天晚上在msn跟一位朋友叫brian聊天。他以前是在香港住的。。。然后他零一年的时候办了去美国。他在美国住的地方是跟Champion乐队几个成员一起住的！然后他跟他们建立朋友之后开始了一个乐队叫Grave Maker – 这个乐队是feature Champion和Figure Four的成员。他们最近跟comeback kid, misery signals, bane, 一起去了一个很大的巡演。然后brian放弃了grave maker然后进了另外一个很大的乐队叫Outbreak…
Pretty crazy that this guy is playing in all these huge bands and he’s from Hong Kong!