Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

By Hans Ebert The Big Fish In The Small Pond Syndrome. It’s been the death of many musicians, and, these days, with all these social media platforms available, it’s all become one free-for-all for self promotion. And it’s not only ugly as hell, it’s funny, it’s sad and it’s pointless. Once thought to be online [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s getting harder and harder to understand the prolonged “winter of discontent” that some are going through about the present and future of Hong Kong. It’s almost as if they have way too much time on their hands with in-fighting to embrace misguided cause célèbres. Remember how Occupy Central suddenly morphed into [...]

By Hans Ebert “Aiiyah, I know Mr Hans. Not like before. Very much boring.” It was a longtime staffer at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Hong Kong agreeing with me when I told him I had to flee the hotel’s Champagne Bar after suffering from an acute attack of terminal boredom coupled with major depression [...]

By Hans Ebert As with anything it doesn’t understand, the Hong Kong government either ignores it, or else places various stumbling blocks to ensure that it’s silenced. And music should never ever be silenced. But unless it’s classical music or Canto Pop or one of those “nostalgia” concerts by someone from the Sixties singing the [...]

By Hans Ebert There is a Chinese laundry list of things wrong with Hong Kong, but instead of regurgitating it all again, let’s just say that this city has been horribly mismanaged going back to its colonial days, and everything has only come to a head now. To blame everything on Chief Executive CY Leung [...]

By Hans Ebert What has happened to Hong Kong, arguably the greatest city on the planet? – SCMP   Oh no, the city’s overnight do-gooders are suddenly everywhere and, as usual, in a hurry with vacuous ideas on how to to bring the Feel Good factor back to Hong Kong. But wait: It sure looks [...]

By Hans Ebert Sinatra sang about how, through it all, he took the blows and did it his way. Before our marriage collapsed under the strain of monotony and reaching that point of no return, my saint of an ex wife would hum that key line from the wistful Peggy Lee song: Is that all [...]

On Sunday in New York, hundreds of thousands of people led by celebrities fighting for the future of an ailing Mother Earth turned up for Climate Change. It was a huge event. Was it covered by any of the major television stations? No. On Monday in Hong Kong, thousands of university students boycotted classes to [...]

It’s a little strange to think that after all this time, Hong Kong doesn’t have a song it can call its own. Apart from the comical chop suey of a song made famous in the Sixties called “Kowloon Hong Kong” by a female group from the Philippines named The Reynettes, there have only been songs [...]

Monkey-see, monkey-do. It’s what most of Hong Kong is afflicted with and if, somehow, someone, somewhere, either in Hong Kong or The Pied Piper of Hamlyn doesn’t find a way to shower this place with inspiration that will make originality live again, this city will be known as The City Of Lemmings. Forget the buffet [...]