Music Monday: May 18, 2015

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Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Brighten your Monday up with a fun tune from Aarif Rahman, a cute family zoo song from Fan Weiqi, a powerful rock ballad from A-mei,  songs of friendship from  RTA Xu Hao X Zhu YuanbingMa Haisheng and M.I.C.‘s Tan Jianci.

A-mei sets fire to the patriarchy in her epic song and MV Matriarchy 母系社會

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Theme song released for upcoming movie The Switch

There is a room of glowing blue fetuses in this film. We can safely argue that it will be somewhat interesting.

(jjss08: Credit for the following belongs to idarklight. This was from a post she did on the movie on the dramaddicts site, and was too well-written for me to ignore). One of the Ten Famous Chinese Paintings,  Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains also has symbolic value, although the advertising seems to avoid the political significance of the film.  It was burnt into two pieces in 1650. In the 1950′s, one of the pieces was taken to Taiwan, where it remains in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The other piece is currently in Hangzhou.  In 2010, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao used the painting as a part of a response to a question on cross-strait trade relations by a Taiwanese reporter.

“In the Yuan Dynasty, there was a painter called Huang Gongwang. He painted a famous painting, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains . Hundreds of years later, the painting passed down many hands, but now I know that half is in the Hangzhou museum and part is in Taipei’s National Palace Museum. I hope that one day, the paintings could reunite to become one again. When even paintings are like this, what about people?” Wen said.

In 2011, with the help of Liu Changle, CEO of Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV, the two museums collaborated to unite the two pieces in Taipei for a special exhibit. Since then, Wen Jiabao has commented painting in both 2011 and 2012 in response to questions about Taiwan, each time with his signature poetic eloquence.

Look below the cut for gorgeousness from Lin Chiling, Tong Dawei, Zhang Jingchu, and Andy Lau. 

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Supermodel Lin Zhiling Directs Queen Wei in her New MV

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Taiwanese Supermodel Lin Zhiling, who recently turned actress in Red Cliff, is now turning into a director! When she gets going this girl certainly moves fast. Whoever said models were just pretty faces? Queen Wei, from One Million Star Season Two, who just released her debut album, had invited her to direct her new MV, for her song “Mu Guang”. Lin was very excited about it, and said would not hesitate if the opportunity presented itself again. However she obviously was still getting used to the idea, because when crew on the MV shouted “Director, director!” she would not immediately have any reaction, and then after a moment would ask, “Are you calling me?”.

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