That’s what JZ is hoping for, and to that effect they’ve changed the name from Jazz Festival to Music Festival (though the Chinese name is, literally, “Jazz Shanghai Music Festival”). It’s definitely within the realm of possibility, as they apparently drew around 10,000 people to last year’s festival in Jingan park, and that sold out. This year’s version will be in the much larger Century Park, which is admittedly in Pudong, but some people live there right?
Calling all rockers…
Aggression, thy name is Mushroom.
First, I would like to draw your attention to two bands: the French pop-punk band Phoenix and the American electro-pop duo Discovery. Then…
Coming back home, walking back on your first steps, passing by your usual drugstore, you start feeling a bunch of mixed images, thoughts and experiences that can be only compared with ones extracted from one of the most dramatic Bergman movies. The lights from the drugstore become blurred and welcome you to the diagnosis of your current condition:
It’s with heavy regret that I must admit it is unfortunate I was born Chinese. If that seems like a self-defeating statement from someone who doesn’t respect himself, well that’s not the case; I love being Chinese and being part of a deep and storied culture, just as I love the fact that I get to witness in my lifetime the rise to prominence of a great nation whose time has been long in the making. You know – my people. However, my ethnicity was never so problematic for me before I came to China a few years ago; you see, I have the unfortunate disadvantage of being a foreigner who looks Chinese.
In which you get hipped and my bro gets hyped.
In which time is not on our side, girl.