2009 Male Newcomer, Singer: Abin


Normally, I would briefly introduce an artist and give a sampling of the songs that characterizes the artist’s style and/or songs I like, but I’ve been moody due to a serious bout of the common cold, so I’m going to babble a bit.

As most have come to realize, I have a “thing” for artists who are creatively unique, whether it’s singing, acting, personality, or whatever characteristics/talents the person possesses. I discovered Abin (pronounced Ah Bing) early this year – Febuary to be exact – several months after he had released his album in Taiwan, and only in association with Penny Dai, another talented, creative song-writer/singer/director that I love.  Well, I was knocked over by this guy’s ability to touch me with such sensitive and spell-binding singing and song-writing, and don’t get me started with the soulful guitar playing – I fell so hard you could literally peel me off the sidewalk.  Continue reading


Evan Yo Releases 3rd Album: ‘Be Lonely, Then’

 Track List:

01. 发光的简讯 (Luminescent Message)
02. 小乖乖 (Little Darling)
03. 寂寞,好了 (Be Lonely, Then)
04. 爱是对的 (Love Is Right)
05. 日蚀 (Solar Eclipse)
06. 你看不到的天空 (The Sky You Can Not See)
07. Hey !
08. 我的宝贝 (My Baby)
09. 打不倒男孩 (Incorrigible Boy)
10. 走 (Go)

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The Young’ns At Play

As the entertainment industry gets younger and cross-borders, here are some young’ns who’ve entered my radar; shown much talent and potential as singing artists.  

Artist: Charice, 17

Country: Phillippines

Charice – Listen

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     Most of you have probably heard of this Youtube sensation that guested on a popular Korean variety program called Star King, who then went on to Ellen, Oprah, and slew of big-time talk shows across the globe. Not only is she recognized in her natural market, Asia, she’s been well-received by North American and European countries as well (I hear the Italians are quite crazy about her).

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Five Korean ‘Potentials’ ATM

As many of you know, I love discovering new potentials; by which I define as young or newer artists who have displayed enough talent, charisma, and/or character for me to expect their transformation into brilliant “stars” in the near future. In no particular order, and at the moment (ATM), here they are…

1. Song Joong Ki

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J-Box Announcement

Due to some people having problems with FG, I am reuploading the files onto MediaFire (MF). Check J-Box page for new links. I have also updated broken sample-song links.

‘Confucius’ Ends Shooting

One of the most anticipated Chinese movies of 2010, Confucius, ended shooting on 9.2.2009. It was accompanied by the release of a 3 minute trailer that was spread quickly by Chinese netizens. The movie starrs international sensation, Chow Yun Fat; celebrated actress Zhou Xun; rising star Ren Quan; and many other critically acclaimed actors. Confucius documents Confucius’s life, the legendary philosopher from 551 BC – 479 BC, whose profound teachings on moral learning and pursuit of self-study have influenced societal and ruling doctrines in Asia for over 2000 years. I’m extremely thrilled about this movie – it’s the first movie documenting Confucius’s life, and will most likely be releasing internationally – should be released around 2010 Chinese Lunar New Year.

‘Confucius’ Trailer

(Highly suggest watching on YT)

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Various Artists sing for Victims of Typhoon Morakot

Typhoon Morakot, or ’88 water disaster’ as referred to by the Taiwanese public, bands people and artists together as relief work, donations, and support messages continue. Posted below is one of my favorites, from ‘Give Me A Pair of Wings to Fly’ album, produced in charity of Typhoon Morakot victims.

Various Artists – Wipe Your Tears

Song/Lyrics – Shadya Lan    Download

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