虽然豆瓣重新开通了小站的邮件骚扰模式 但考虑到这次的牢骚攻击性较强 就不群发了
English就不below了 中英文放在一起 也方便各位参考
What the fuck is with such high ticket prices for international bands in China? Mogwai’s 2012 New York show was priced at $33.35USD which is around 213RMB. Their show at Mao Livehouse in Shanghai at the end of November, 2011 was 260RMB. Not a huge difference. But when you factor in that the average monthly wage in Shanghai is around 3900RMB ($613USD) and the average monthly wage for the average American is somewhere around the $3,000USD (19,000RMB) area, you kind of have to start asking the question as to where your ticket money actually ends up.
Why are bands coming over here to do DJ shows? DJ shows are usually pretty boring. DJ’s, for the most part, generally suck. Paying more than 200RMB for a DJ is insane. If you’re desperate for cash, book a venue, plug your iTunes in to the P.A, wear sunglasses indoors and act like you’re better than everyone and charge 440RMB. Dumb fucking foreigners will go.
Better yet, do it at a shit man made beach that is really just a deck covered in sand on the Bund. Dumb fucking foreigners love that shit.
If you are told by the venue/organiser/stage manager that you are playing first, you play first. End of story. Don’t get to the venue, sound check and then refuse to get on first. What fucking shit is that? You play the exact same set whether you are first, second or last. It really doesn’t matter. Playing first is the best as you get to set the standard for the night.
When this happened to us, there was already a really good crowd and the band was already set up as they had just sound checked. Then they had to pack everything up, keep the crowd waiting as we set up. It still hurts my brain. All so they didn’t have to play first, like there is some great shame in playing first.
When is someone going to take up Andy Best on his offer to let you host a Chinese music based blog on his server?
How many more offers for really good shows are we going to keep getting three days before the event? It’s amazing how many times we get called on a Thursday night to do a really cool festival on the Saturday. Problem is, as it’s not enough notice – we’ve already booked something else. Do they set up the festival, make the posters, then realise that they forgot to book the bands?
Also, what the fuck is with getting offered a show because the booker wants a band with a white person in it? That is absolutely crazy. They don’t care if the music is good or awful, as long as someone in the band is a foreigner. It’s fucking gross.
We got offered a festival but couldn’t do it, and so we suggested a band with all Chinese members and the Chinese festival, held in China and run by Chinese people said no because the band was Chinese. What is this? Where is having some fucking pride? It’s insane. Just because a band has a foreigner, does not make them better.
Speaking about festivals, it would be nice to one day see a festival in China that doesn’t have the same line up as every other festival in China. There are a lot of bands here, yet everyone seems to be booking the same 5 bands. Can we give someone new a chance, please?
Why do promoters always seem to pick the same supports for international shows? Why not give some younger bands a chance to play on a bigger stage, to a bigger audience? Fuck the safe option.
But on the other hands, bands email all the bookers and organisers in your city and ask to play. Let them know about your band and that you are interested in doing some of their shows. Worst they can do is say ‘no’ – so don’t be shy.
How good is it that the Live Bar 7th anniversary show was free? It’s awesome! Most bars, clubs and venues make you pay more for a big celebration. But Live Bar let’s you come in for free, get free Jack Daniel’s and paid every band a guarantee. It’s nice to know there are some people out there doing stuff in Shanghai not just for money.
Being on stage is such a small part of being a band. It’s mostly carrying gear, practicing, talking about the songs, writing, soundcheck, waiting around, checking in to hotels, getting home late, sitting around talking to your friends, waiting for beer. You’re only on stage for around 40 minutes a night, so why do so many bands look miserable when they get on stage? Enjoy it. Have some fun. Stop worrying if you’re playing perfectly. I didn’t pay cash to see someone hating life on stage. Fuck this ‘I’m too cool to show any emotion’ bullshit.
Cover bands. Stop! Please, just stop. Write your own songs! You can do it. Just try. Please! If I hear one more ‘Wake me up when September ends’ I might kill myself.
翻唱乐队请适可而止吧！拜托了！写一些自己的歌。一点都不难的，一试就会。我感觉如果再听到“Wake me up when September ends”我差不多就要自杀了。
If you like a band, or promoter, or DJ, or venue or someone – tell them. Let them know. Send them a private message on Weibo, slip a love note under their door, It’s good to spread some love around and tell people when they are doing something you like. It’s really simple, takes 5 seconds and makes someone feel good.
I watched New Pants at Strawberry Festival this year and didn’t get it. I know they are popular and lot’s of people love them, and that’s cool. But when I said on Weibo that I ‘didn’t get them’ so many people just wrote that they have been together for 17 years, like that’s a reason to like something. My Grandma has been around for 76 years, does that make her better than New Pants?