Wednesday, January 11, 2012

...and release

A bunch of CD release parties coming up here in Hong Kong... 3 of my favorite local bands are ready to show off their talent and hard work. I recommend going to all three, but thats just me...

JAN 21st

Featuring the voices of what sounds like nothing short of angels. These are songs of the tormented muse - driven by a soft yet piercing beat (Gabe FTW). I own this album and you should too!

JAN 28th

Hong Kong's oldest and most highly acclaimed Hardcore band. Fronted by a very passionate dude (Riz). I have been thoroughly impressed with the quality and energy of their performances recently. I grew up listening to this shit. King Ly Chee is not only a top notch local hardcore band, it is also a major landmark in asian music.

FEB 4th

What can I say about these guys (and girl). They are by far one of my favorite local bands. Not only are they my good buddies, but also just such a kick you in your ass good time. One of the best things about Hungry Ghosts is that no matter which genre of music you prefer, you will always enjoy listening to them. Their crowds are never disappointed, so make sure you make it for this one!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Mayan's we're probably wrong

Spending new years eve on a boat passing by hong kong's skyline was one of the highlights of the whole 2011... such a stellar group of people dancing the night away listening to shaggy and other ridiculous tunes from the early to mid 90's. Now I must get back to the real world....

After disembarking from our boat, we headed over to Wan Chai and spent hours upon hours at Xperience. 

Where danger lurked....

Highlights of 2011

New Year Resolutions

Make a butt load of paintings

Monday, January 2, 2012

This is why...

I love this city.
I can't imagine anywhere else I would rather be living. This city is my best bud. Everyday I see something fantastic around me as well as hundreds of scuzzy things. Grime that cakes half of the buildings, fat fat rats scurrying by the high end shops, and children peeing into ziploc bags on the train. The apartments are small, the streets are aggravating to shuffle through and the booze is cheap.

This is a city where the arts are constantly growing from the very bottom. Every once in a while there will be some small leap in music, and when it happens it brings the scene together in a big way. This is a city where the people make it easy to love live music.

This place can bring out the best in you. It has brought out the worst in me at times, but it's never boring. There is always a new place to experience just around the corner. There are always new people to meet and there are always people to turn to when you feel lonely.

In a place where clutter and waste fill the streets, I find myself holding on tightly to memories made daily. I have had countless nightmares and even more dream-like days. I have been elated by conversations and have fallen in love with my surroundings over and again. There is an unspoken appreciation among the residents for the obscure and ever changing landscape.

I love being a part of this fast paced, transient place. Great friends coming and going who understand that when we see each other again it will be like we were never apart. I love that I smile more than I don't. I love that I feel inspired here. But mostly,
I love this crazy, dirty, heartless, wonderful city.