Friday Photos: Photographer Xiaoming


With a super distinctive style of bringing frames into photos, photographer Xiaoming is a rising star with unique looks. Here are some pictures of his for Xu Kai, Chen Ruoxuan, Lin Yanjun, Sodagreen, Wu Tsing-Fong of Jikejunyi, Jiang Yingrong, Tia Ray, and Super Vocal’s Ayunga and Zheng Yunlong,
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Sodagreen once again adds to the OST collection of Tiny Times

Is that Lily that Yang Mi’s Lin Xiao is talking to as she holds the roses?

If you loved Sodagreen‘s song “I Miss You So Much” from the first Tiny Times, you’ll be happy to know that he sang another one for the final installment of the trilogy, coming out in theaters on July 17th. A lyric video for Glimmer of Light 微光 has been posted below, as have more stills for the eye-candy filled film. This song is my personal favorite, but if you want to get yourself pumped for the release, you can also listen to Kaleidoscope by Jolin Tsai.

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Weibo Wednesday: May 29, 2013


Who’s more scary?

Animals are this week’s theme, with  Chen Xiao (above) as a cat, Li Yundi as a panda, Hope group as a human/monkey/pig, etc,  . Meanwhile, Ni Ni kisses a duck while Sodagreen‘s Wu QIngfeng chills with the deers.

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Sodagreen’s Qingfeng Composes for Laure Shang


I’m disappointed how precipitously Sodagreen’s album dropped on Taiwan’s G-Billboard charts. From 1 to 7…I don’t get it. Anyway, Sodagreen’s Qingfeng has been composing all over the Greater China region apparently. First for Taiwanese artists, then recently for Eason Chan, and most recently, and surprisingly for mainland’s Laure Shang, who is right now Hua Yi’s top female artist (after Jane left). This is the first time I’ve actually heard of a famous Taiwanese artist composing for a mainland singer so that’s  pretty awesome.

I didn’t really like the sound quality of the video; to listen to a HQ version go here (you have to copy and paste):

Laure’s voice sounds so so much better there.

Sodagreen’s Fever MV for their “Summer” Album


I had written about Sodagreen’s Vivaldi project back in this post, when they came out with their Spring album. I don’t post much outside of mainland entertainment anymore  due to time constraints, which I feel guilty about, but I will post ever single time Sodagreen comes out with another “Season” because it’s interesting and I want to compare them all. This time “Summer” is set in London, where they filmed their MV and their style is supposed to be London rock. The MV is filmed by London-based Zeroes for Heroes. Lead singer Qing Feng has also experienced another hair color change accordingly.

Overall,I’m impressed that they’ve managed to keep up quality with their two albums/year timeline not to mention Qing Feng writing for various artists in Taiwan’s music scene on the side. However, I think Spring and the MV for it was more interesting and brought out the beauty of Taiwan’s taitung county, but that just might just because they are Taiwanese and know the place better than anywhere else.

I know the MV came out a few days ago and this post is late but I have an enormous backlog of posts that I’d like to do so stay tuned for those.

8th Chinese Music Media Awards: Indie Singers Win Big

Music awards can be given out rather liberally in the Greater Chinese-speaking region, and sometimes, it’s simply a popularity contest. But the Music Media Awards has always been classy, always recognized some of the best talent out there, and this time they gave the recognition not to idols, not to mainstream talent, but to some of the best indie. There’s nothing wrong with mainstream popular music, but it’s still pretty nice to see these artists get recognition at a major awards event. In honor of this, I’ll be adding some of the winner’s songs to the music box on the main page.

Peng Tan, winner of Best Mandarin Newcomer

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