Music Monday: April 29, 2013

Mondays are always hard...

Mondays are always hard…

Yu Haoming and Wei Chen performed Jacky Cheung’s “Blessing” as a duet on Lushan Earthquake Relief Concert, which aired live on Sichuan TV this weeks.
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Singer-Songwriter Release News

Acoustic Peng Tan!

While some of my favorite idols/actors/etc  have been releasing,  there’s an interesting mix of other news about singersongwriters aka really artists I like or respect but have a hard time making a full post on because it’s harder to find their songs/vids for recently releases on youtube.

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More Music News and Announcements

Li Xijun and Yu Haoming on the set of Yu Haoming's new MV filming...not sure why, but they're so cute together

The bad news is that Xue Zhiqian‘s upcoming album is actually a compilation album. Which means Incomplete Song and My Athena are the only new tracks, whereas the 12 other tracks are old. But for him it’s probably better that he doesn’t put out all that effort into composing for an actual album.

Because there’s too many new releases and too much competition.

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Peng Tan and Chun Xiao Wed in Wuhan!


So many weddings this year! Peng Tan, formerly lead singer of Dada band and now soloist, has married his girlfriend, model Chun Xiao, after a very lovey dovey year together. They were first spotted together at his New Year’s mini concert and now, on 10/05/09 they’ve married in western style by the river, in Wuhan. I’ve really hated the mushroom hair  he adopted ever since they started dating, but I’m happy for them nonetheless.

I don’t think I ever posted their duet together “Our Little World”  that was recorded shortly after they went public in the beginning of this year, but I think this is a good time to.

A couple more pictures below:

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News Roundup 6/20/09 – 7/1/09


L-R Zhu Zixiao, Zhang Han, Zheng Shuang, Yu Haoming, and Wei Chen

Meteor Shower’s theme song was released featuring the voices of all four “Hua”. The soundtrack will feature the lovely voices of Wei Chen and Yu Haoming …and the voices of Zhang Han, Zhu Zixiao and Zheng Shuang. The series will be shown in early August on Hunan TV, after Always Smile! finishes airing.

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Kimi’s MV for One Night in Supermarket Theme Song

Yes, another post on this movie. I really should start posting on movies other than just those  I’m interested in, but oh well. The theme song, Tonight, of One Night in Supermarket was unveiled yesterday in a press conference. The MV centers around the secret, unrequited love that Kimi Qiao Renliang‘s character has for his fellow co-worker, played by Jacqueline Li Xiaolu.

What caught my eye was that this  song, blending a mixture of rock and and rap was composed and written by Peng Tan. However, it seems less like Peng Tan and much more suited for Kimi even though neither does rap. I don’t know what to think about this but I love the song. And the pretty lights.

The movie, directed by young newbie director Yang Qing, has had good buzz, and opens July 24th hoping to attract a wide audience, and is likely to capture the younger crowd at least.


Cross-Profession Artists’ Burberry Photoshoot for Men’s Uno and HotSpot


From L-R linda, Peng Tan, Song Ning, Chun Xiao, and Zhang Junning

I have no idea if the title made sense to anyone? Basically Men’s Uno grabbed five artists that dabble in different areas of the entertainment field (singing, acting, modeling) and put them in Burberry clothing. The shoot caught my attention because it had both Peng Tan and Zhang Junning who are just so different from each other. The other guy is Song Ning who started out as a model and now falls into that category of late twenties  to early thirties actors who only have slight fame in China. He’s been in a few series and a few MVs, including one of Ding Wei’s back when she still sang (she composed this song as well…don’t you just love her?).

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New Years All Across China and Taiwan


The fearless Jane Zhang

Thanks to Bluelily for making a new banner for January!

So this is a little late, but I tried to wait to see if I could find any videos of certain people I liked but that didn’t happen. Chinese people need to support Chinese artists and put up HQ videos. Seriously. I have little time on my hands so what I have here are mostly vids that others bothered to put up.

China is really way too big . There were too many choices this year. CCTV, the main national channel had its own New Years shindig targeted toward the elderly demographic. In addition to this Jiangsu, Hunan, Zhejiang, and Dragon TV were four of the bigger stations vying for the younger viewers. There were also lots of smaller stations. I feel sorry for Americans, who only have parades to watch for their big holidays.

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Peng Tan will kick off the New Year


In lieu of some rather odd news involving another boyband and who the new lead singer of Shin Band may be, I’ve decided to just talk about Peng Tan my favorite indie male soloist until anything actually happens with the other news. This will be the first time he’s performing after releasing his first solo album. Ticket prices in advance cost 100 yuan, and afterwards 150-200 yuan. He will sing 22 two songs in total, consisting of his old and new songs. Booking hot line numbers are 010-64255677 84241498-13. I will somehow manage to be in China for this. I can’t imagine a better way to usher in the new year, although it probably would have been more fun if this was on 12-31.