Beautiful, just beautiful! Yoyo Sham - Glow
do you know, that you glow
知道嗎 你身上有光
so gently only seen by those who care to see
多麼溫柔 用心的人 才能看得見
do you see, that you shine
看見了嗎 你閃閃發亮
like a kitten’s eye
像小貓的瞳孔
or a poem only keen to those who rhyme
或是一首 渴望遇見韻腳的詩 被知音讀懂

when you just be, you just glow
當你自在 你便綻放光彩
it just isn’t in what you do, or what you own
無關乎你的身分 或你所擁有
if only you knew, how much you have done
但願你明白 你已做到許多
by being yourself, some battles are won
光是讓自己成為自己 就已打了漂亮的一仗

neon lights, get just a little bright
霓虹燈微微刺眼
when the world gets loud
當世界漸趨喧鬧
drowning out the tune you’re humming now
淹沒了你輕聲哼唱著的歌

you may think twice, may even want to fight
或許你會動搖 還不想放棄反抗
you may not always find the strength to get it right
難以適時找到 安頓一切的力量
if only you knew, how much you have done
但願你明白 你已做到許多
by being yourself, some battles are won
光是讓自己成為自己 就已打了漂亮的一仗

yes, everything you touch turns into gold
是的 你所擁抱的 都是時間琢磨的寶石
yet you won’t let it show, cause you don’t even know
若它此刻隱蔽 也許只是因為 你自己也還不知道

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From the free StreetVoice Park Park Carnival, this is 拾參樂團 (the 13 band) leading a rowdy singalong, with a perfect segue into The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour to finish their set. =D
You can see members of 88balaz and Queen Suitcase hanging out backstage, onstage, very much enjoying themselves, LOL.
As I mentioned yesterday, this channel has a load of video from the fest, including more from this set. Just follow the clip back to YT.
No idea what those uniforms are about, maybe Bob The Builder or some other children’s show? Super Mario, is that what this is?

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Lots of video from the StreetVoice ParkPark Carnival popping up on YT now; this is Blues Bus樂團. I don’t think we’ve ever featured them before, so this is a treat! =D
This sextet only just formed late in 2013, they have a cool, bluesy, groove-rock going on. When I get some time (and back on my own computer, LOL) I’ll try and find out if any of these peeps are members of other bands.

By the way, this YT account of dynamicbalancem is going to have a HUGE PILE of clips from this fest, by the time he’s done uploading, and anyway, it’s just another great channel for the TW indies!

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Sweet indie folk from 迷途者 the Traveler duo of Ray Huang/黃以翔 (Xing Li Band) and Chagi/許巧宜 (Soundboss)
I think they have a gig at Witch House this Tuesday.
Hear many more at iNDIEVOX.

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Teenage Riot is kind of a Hong Kong indies supergroup, with members from False Alarm, 22 Cats, Rachel Believes In Me, Mazer, Ponyboy and Hard Candy.
They are going to be at the international Clockenflap fest, taking place at the end of November. The full lineup is not out yet, but you can see the announced acts at the link. The only TW band they list so far is ChthoniC

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http://m1a9e8b5hk.tumblr.com/post/96274587163/tomorrow-deer-at-rthk-3-hong-kong-radio-station-in ›

m1a9e8b5hk:

Tomorrow Deer at RTHK 3 Hong Kong Radio Station in “Morning Brew” around 12pm of Hong Kong. Go to the link below to hear the program live!
http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/player_popup.php?rid=174&player=mp3&type=live
But first !!!
https://soundcloud.com/deer-band

Hoy a las alrededor…

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Deer, I hope you will upload the interview to SoundCloud, por favor y gracias! =D
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Some fb fotos:
2 shots of My Skin Against Your Skin in Beijing recently. More shots from the China trip back at fb.
Freckles at Revolver Bar, Aug. 29th. (photos by DingDong Photography)
After years of no activity, it’s great to see them enjoying a reunion, even as Ben Ben maintains her solo/Skip Skip Ben Ben focus. (currently recording a new album!)
Actually, I think Ben Ben was at Revolver with both bands during August. =D
Paige Su and Faye from FIR; Paige is doing a ‘trilogy’ of concerts at Legacy, each with a special guest female singer. The first was with Debbie Hsiao, and Faye will be joining her on September 10th.
GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅, the band whose name means something like steamed egg meatloaf, have a limited edition steamer packaging for their new ep. =D
They also recently announced they will play the big Clockenflap fest in HK at the end of November.

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canyoulistentothis:

接下來是什麼
白安 

     

詞 | :白安   
再無須感到慌亂搭不上那班公車
再無須害怕睡著恍神忘了該下車
再無須被尖峰時刻的人潮推擠著
Oh Freedom
   
再無須把自己切割分割給誰了
突然一整天都是完整屬於自己的
對未來其實我也極度缺乏想像力
Oh Freedom
    
接下來是什麼
   
給我 給我 給我一些時候
讓我 讓我 讓我好好揣摩
別急著要往前走
   
給我 給我 給我一些時候
讓我 讓我 讓我好好揣摩
誰都需要緩衝的時候
   
再無須把自己切割分割給誰了
突然所有的空間都是屬於自己的
再無須害怕在得到付出間拉扯
Oh Freedom
    
再無須和誰約好明天要做什麼了
再無須等待期待誰來填滿空白了
對未來其實我也極度缺乏想像力
Oh Freedom
   
接下來是什麼
   
給我 給我 給我一些時候
讓我 讓我 讓我好好揣摩
別急著要往前走
    
給我 給我 給我一些時候
讓我 讓我 讓我好好揣摩
誰都需要緩衝的時候
   
可否別再催促我
可否別再問我接下來 要做什麼

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I love this new song from Ann 白安, very cheerful! =D
What’s next? is in pre-order now.

(via asianpopweekly)

stayinblue:

Inch on the guitar at @georgetownfestival 😊 #gtf2014

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iNCH Chua
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stayinblue:

不解釋的道理 - August mix 2014

fyeahcindie :)

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Just saw that FYCI was tagged for a new C-indie mix by stayinblue, thank you! =D Here is the direct link
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Some scenes from StreetVoice Park Park Carnival, many more photos at that page!
Echo, Utopia duo of Olivia & Sonic Deadhorse, Queen Suitcase wearing those colorful uniforms. =D

And last night was the album launch at Legacy Taipei for the new We Save Strawberries album, Dracula City. (Zulin Wu from 929 took this photo)
Added a set of 4 photos that ciacia took at the WSS show. (I guess this means ciacia is back from Toronto.)

Finally, 2 shots from Cold Fairyland’s main stage set at V-ROX in Vladivostok

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Gorgeous solo guitar piece by 綺娟 Chi Chuan Hsu of Rainy Berries 莓雨樂團, recorded at A House on the 22nd.
This ends in a ‘la-a-laa’ singalong, lovely moment! =D

You see all the guitars on the stage - this was a fingerstyle guitar event, with several players. Follow the clip back to YT, Chi Chuan has one more from this evening, plus other pieces.

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Chthonic first Taiwanese band to play all three of Japan’s major music feststivals<br />閃靈皇軍終戰 日迷台語大合唱 - Taipei Times ›

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Article and photos from Summer Sonic. This was included in the Taipei Times bilingual section, so the article is in two languages. ChthoniC 閃靈
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We interrupt Emily's hard day of work at the music store for a some fun… =D

This cute song was done by her friends Lele & Dandan for a contest. I think it is a compilation album to promote Taipei…?
You can hear all the entrees and vote for your favorite HERE. Lele’s song is #60

hm… I think yesterday was the last day to vote, but you can still hear the entrees, a wide variety of styles! I suggest going to the kptaipei Soundcloud.
I don’t know how many songs will be included in the final product.

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thruoutin:

Tomorrow at 8 
“Not in the mood for another long day of festival madness? But still looking to dip out of Gulou? Then Tangzhou’s the answer. A slew of new bands are strutting their stuff at the increasingly welcoming DMC space - including math rock instrumental outfit Mammals, hardcore punk duo Fake Weed, and pop rocks Lost in Space. New scenery, new tunes and 10 yuan beer - what could possibly go wrong? 30 RMB”

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I like the band names on the poster: Fake Weed, Mammals, and Lost In space. =D
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