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I tell you it’s been kinda liberating. I could have easily followed this slippery slope and completely given up on this thing, but, i don’t know, there’s this compulsion i have to it. And it’s really only for me. But now we’re settled, we have internet, school is on a mid-semester break, so i’ll continue.

Tuesday, March 19th
Bad for good – Jim Steinman

Wednesday, March 20th
Keiko no namida – Nishimura Tomomi

Thursday, March 21st
Bored teenagers – The Adverts

Friday, March 22nd
Superman – Look & Listen

Saturday, March 23rd
Playdough – The Aquabats

Sunday, March 24th
Opposite horizons -Managra

Monday, March 25th
Mismatched couples – Teresa Carpio

Tuesday, March 26th
Head gone astray – The Soup Dragons

Wednesday, March 27th
Sputnik mon amour – Band a Part

Thursday, March 28th
Ice cream – f(x)

Friday, March 29th
Ready to go – Look & Listen

Saturday, March 30th
Aishuu no Carnival – Kawai Sonoko

Sunday, March 31st
Cuttie pie – L’Trimm

Monday, April 1st
Guess i should’ve kicked his head in – The Haywains

Tuesday, April 2nd
Wakasugita koi – Moritaka Chisato

Wednesday, April 3rd
Arashi no yoru no serenade – Kudo Shizuka

Thursday, April 4th
Manly – Camperdown and Out

Friday, April 5th
The morning fog – Kate Bush

Saturday, April 6th
West Riding House – Boyracer

Sunday, April 7th
Nemo – Assfactor 4

Monday, April 8th
I don’t suppose i’ll get a second chance – Another Sunny Day

Tuesday, April 9th
Miss Candy Twist – Dolly Mixture

Wednesday, April 10th
Fushigi TOKYO Cinderalla – Saint Four

Thursday, April 11th
On the spines of old cathedrals – Shrag

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Mismatched couples – Teresa Carpio

This is the theme to the Donnie Yen vehicle Mismatched Couples, which i watched last night. I don’t actually know it’s title but Hong Kong cinema convention says it as well is Mismatched Couples. It’s quite the movie. Directed by (and also co-starring) Yen Woo-ping, Donnie Yen’s martial arts expertise is funneled for the purposes of breakdancing, serving punks, winning hearts and living free, and the results are just as endlessly frenetic, exciting and playful as their other more genre-conventional action/martial arts collaborations. There is a scene where he plays tennis using the wheels of the BMX he is riding. Sold!

And this incredible song is on the soundtrack. Teresa Carpio had been in the business 10 years by this time, singing mostly ballads and Western cover songs in English, some of them appearing on other Hong Kong film soundtracks. Then 1985 happened, i guess hip hop had to hit the Hong Kong mainstream and she was given this song to do. And what a song. Who knew she could do this? The stabbing syllables of the Cantonese language work so perfectly in hip hop, and everything about it makes it seem there was no cooler place in the world in the mid-80’s than Hong Kong. Judging solely and misguidedly from their cinema, i tend to agree.

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