Posts Tagged ‘JACKY CHEUNG’

By Hans Ebert It takes a lot to laugh, and a train to cry, and, sometimes, it takes someone or everyone to plant a seed for inspiration to grow. These days, inspiration is in short supply around the world where brother no longer trusts brother, and the world’s power brokers are trying to convert this [...]

By Hans Ebert Huston might have had a problem, but these days, Hong Kong has, almost overnight, inherited or created for itself, one long and tedious problem involving so many things that it’s difficult to know where to start. Just having lunch at the newly-reopened Grand Hyatt Coffee Shop, or whatever it’s called in its [...]

By Hans Ebert It would be an understatement to say that Hong Kong is in a funk. Pick up the newspaper and there’s nothing but gloom and doom. Speak to friends, and their businesses are either on shaky ground or else have fallen through the cracks. New restaurants, bars and clubs keep opening, but even [...]

They might think they’re playing “jazz” when in actuality, they’re simply retreading well-known standards, yet, for reasons unknown to me, there is this overriding need to be seen as being “jazz cats”, the same old group of usual suspects in Hong Kong who move in herds and “blow” at the usual places- Backstage, Peel Fresco [...]

“What’s good is that she doesn’t look like a Filipino. She’s very white. She looks mixed.” This was someone commenting on Jennifer Palor, one of the more in-demand and popular singers in Hong Kong- a proud Filipina who’s lived and worked in Hong Kong for close to twenty years and has paid her dues playing [...]

Applause is a wonderful thing. One of the problems in Hong Kong when it comes to music is that many audiences applaud for every crappy and often self-indulgent solo, singers who hit high notes no matter how sharp or flat and fifth rate Vegas schtick. Applause must be earned and not given away indiscriminately to [...]

The more things change, the more they remain the same and when it comes to Asia’s truly puny and pathetic music industry- puny because no one knows where the real money is and just plays follow the leader when there are actually no leaders but only sheep- nothing ever changes as the “new” hires have [...]

In any industry, if something is not working and the wheel has broken, one changes those who can fix it and gets things rolling again. No one carries on with a broken wheel hoping that by some miracle everything will fall into place by divine intervention and the industry will re-create itself. (Source: All Posters [...]

TIME magazine recently wrote about “Five Bands To Watch” and who all happened to be from Asia. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2043327-2,00.html As an Asian and despite the German-sounding name,  I was chuffed: Wow, bands from Asia have come a long way, baby. And then, just as quickly as the pride had ballooned, it was pricked: This was the [...]