Date registered: August 22, 2014
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Chinese mom makes twin girls kneel to improve homework.
God makes Gabriel kneel to stop abortions.
Both equally retarded, hahahhaah!
Thinking of putting together a cover band in the coming year. Would like to play shows, make cash, possibly tour a bit. If anyone has experience or advice on such an endeavor, I'd seriously welcome your thoughts. I should also preface this with the fact that I don't have a rehearsal space. I'd probably have to eventually get a bar to sponsor us for practice space in the daytime. I own an acoustic guitar and harmonica, and that's it. But I'm willing to upgrade if I can get a group together.
As far as music, I'm a guitarist-singer looking for some bass, drums, lead guitar, keys, perhaps even a horn as well. Singing ability helps. I'll learn and rehearse pretty much any classic from the 60s to now. No Justin Boober, Eagles are ok but no Hotel California.
I'm thinking songs from tom petty, dylan, stones, doors, cash, neil young, the cure, pixies, pavement, nirvana, smashing pumpkins, modest mouse, Elliott smith, radiohead, old school RHCP, titus Andronicus, kurt vile, (your favorite band here) etc.etc. There were lots of obscure bands and singles in the past 50 years that are good jams as well. And Chinese songs are not entirely off the list either.
I don't care what color you are or what country you come from, just as long as you're able to play. If you are even remotely interested in this project, just let me know what you're thinking. I'm not rushed on this, though early 2015 sounds like a good time to get it moving.
Cheers, happy new year
Wow, interesting story.
Now that you mention it,
the vast selection at M99 does seem a bit fishy.
And switching out contents of the bottle is certainly not unheard of in the bar/KTV scenes.
You remind me of my brother.
He almost will not leave Michigan because of his beer demands.
I haven't been to M99 for months.
I've started buying this white beer at Hongqi from beijing, BaiRen Bahe.
It's 7 kuai and pretty tasty.
4-5% or something.
Tigerman is completely right on the supply/demand factor.
Chinese just don't care about beer that much.
Though I have to say, an ice cold chinese lager does seem to hold it's own at a table of hot pot or shao kao.
Intertwine with bai jiu/pao jiu for hallucinations.
I second Isabella. PageOne on the 5th floor of IFS is great.
Under Tai Koo Li, next door, is a huge, cavernous bookstore which is a real hit right now (fang suo?).
I think they have fewer English books, though.
5th floor of IFS also happens to have a pretty rad bowling alley with tap beers, food and pool.
It's just a bit pricey - from Taiwan I believe.
I suppose Wenjiang would have quite a few bars and things based on its five colleges.
Mind you, they would be local bars, which means no bar at all, pitch black - save the the whippersnappin' disco lasers - with blaring pop music and being empty 95% of the time.
Southern China is woefully inferior to Northern China's drinking/bar culture, where they have performances, beauty contests, monkey king impersonators, acrobats, drinking competitions, midgets, comedians, hostesses and anything else that can battle the frigid winters.
Around here, people are more likely to sit around in a teahouse for 10 hours of wall staring.
Just stepped into M99 BEER yesterday (Hongpailou).
Truly is a shocking collection of beers for this side of the ... uh... river Huai?
Mostly European brews, yet with a pricey American craft section.
Tables to sit and drink, order food in, and - get this -
Beerlao and Singha of course were the best value, but delicious nevertheless.
Don't think either of these Burger Kings off Chunxi exist anymore.
Both were being gutted last time I went to get a burger.
On the other hand, the location on Xinnan rd. just north of Sichuan Uni was in good - albeit windowless - operation the other day.
Pretty standard BK that you would find in most countries.
Decent value for a good burger.
If only they had jalapenos, though.
The "add spice" option is just too Chinese-flavored for me.
Tastes like those little sweet beef jerky candies or something.
Mmm.. sugar on beef.
Great atmosphere with a beautiful bar, booths and DJ.
The food is also nicely done and high quality, yet the prices are there to match.
I think you could have a nice night out there for about 200/person.
The signature chicken has a few different sauces to try.
Definitely refreshing from oily, maa-la Sichuan fare.
Didn't stay very late but I reckon it would be a fun place to dance latin and party.
There are a few other new places in this complex (including another hooters, I think).
I'm hoping it really does become a transplant of Hong Kong here in CD - a 7-11 bar will be required.
But going to Rumba really was like leaving Chengdu for a couple hours.
Check it out!
If I ever make it back to Bangkok...
I always enjoy having a beer in the Pug.
Nice place to be.
One thing that I'm confused about though is how quiet the music is.
I'm not sure if the sound system is bad or if the volume knob hasn't ever been touched.
An environment like that should be pumpin' out the blues.
I think I could actually hear Beer Nest's music in Lazy Pug's dining room last time I was there.
congrats on the new deal in Thailand!