Sunday, October 02, 2005

張繼聰死撐冇同謝安琪拍拖 (sun)

諸事姐之前去睇何韻詩舞台劇,撞到兩位樂壇新丁張繼聰同謝安琪(Kay)拍拖捧場,尋日張繼聰同Kay黑白色情侶裝去沙田一個活動,諸事姐當然問佢感情進展,點知佢異口同聲唔認拍拖,仲話係中學同學,已經識好耐。張繼聰話日咁同Kay去完一個活動,所以約埋一齊去睇舞台劇。雖然兩個死口唔認,但Kay大讚張繼聰有吸引力,當年係學校籃球部風頭躉,而男方就話係Kay歌迷,最鍾意聽佢歌喎。

張繼聰和謝安琪係中學同學,青梅竹馬十分登對。


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 不是吧 ? ? ?
 louis不是有另一半的嗎 ? ? ?
 黑白色情侶裝 ? ? ? 夾硬說的 ! ! !
 籃球部風頭躉 ? ? ? 唔 . . .
 諗起eugene tim . . . haha~~
 kay好勁ar~ o甘快已經有兩個緋聞男友 ! ! !
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Friday, September 30, 2005

PONG NAN X TST SOGO



Live Music Show @ SOGO TST
日期:9月30日
時間:下午7-8pm
地點:崇光尖沙咀
嘉賓: 盧巧音, 藍奕邦, 鄧穎芝


唱了四首歌 . . .
<可樂>, <六月>(溶雪版), <世界這樣大>, <無瑕年代>

戴了黑照, cool~
原因是眼睛不舒服 . . .
黑照是SOGO給他的 ! ! ! wo~

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

hi people!

hi everyone.
dropping you all a quick note
i'm in san francisco right now. will be heading to calgary this coming thursday .
went to see tori amos in concert last night (that's the reason why i'm in SF .. i insisted to stop by to see her before i go to calgary) last time i saw her live was7 years ago, when i was still in georgetown. it was so good to see her again coz i don't know when i'll be able to see her again. it felt very much like seeing an old friend. especially yesterday was sept. 11 - watching her sing 'imagine' on this particlar day brought everyone an inexplicable sense of comfort. and i got her to sign the picture i took with her 7 years ago, had to wait for hours under the scorching california sun for that but it was all worth it.i'm the happiest guy on earth! anyways, watching tori play live and do her thing at the piano (she played 4 instruments on stage - a piano, a fender rhodes and 2 organs, oftentimes she played two keyboardsat the same time) just rejunvenates me. it's like she would rather die than not being able to perform. this all just reminds me why i love her so much.
anyways, gonna go meet up my friend now. (he's charlie, my high school buddy who's now living here. we just figured out we've known each other for 12 years!) gonna drive around and go places. i'll see those of you in calgary in a few days' time!
till then
p

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Sony Style X 藍奕邦 NW-HD5 INTERVIEW


藍奕邦 -- 曾於美加及日本留學與生活,從四地文化的差異啟發創作,當中領悟出豁達悠然的思維。五歲開始接受傳統音樂訓練,去年藍奕邦由幕後轉到幕前的唱作人,首張專輯〝不要人見人愛〞,全碟一手包辦曲、詞、彈、唱,專輯內一首“熱帶魚”在多個傳媒頒獎禮上獲得獎項。除了自己的專輯外,亦有繼續為其他歌手寫歌,當中有楊千嬅、梁詠琪、劉浩龍……等。

1)一件令你最印象深刻的Sony製品;何解?
Sony WEGA電視,因為小時候愛與家人到電器舖,爸與媽經常說WEGA電視畫面最好、質素最高。
2)Walkman最令你想起的音樂;何解
80年代的經典歌曲,因為當時是Walkman初推出最流行的時候,街頭經常見到戴著Walkman聽歌的人,現在想起Walkman,就不其會將80年代的音樂與之混為一談。

3)一件最喜歡的Sony Walkman製品;何解?
MD Walkman。因為以往經常都會用MD來錄音,以前返工會用MD Walkman錄低以往會談內容。現在就會用MD Walkman錄低自己的Demo。對創作人來說,MD Walkman簡直是最不可或缺的快捷錄音製品。

4)最想聽Walkman的時候
搭地鐵。因為地鐵的環境實在太嘈雜。

5)你認為Walkman最吸引的地方是
最吸引是可以給自己營造一個只屬於自己的空間,不同的心情可以配合不同的歌曲,隨時隨地去轉換自己的空間。

6)你認為那一種人最適合Walkman;何解?
任何人,我覺得愈多人聽音樂,就愈多人會受惠。No music no Life

7)一件與Walkman最難忘的事情?
讀書時學校嚴禁帶Walkman之類的製品,於是就將Walkman收於校褸之內,再將耳筒穿過校褸袖位,單手托著耳筒聽歌;既緊張亦興奮。此外,記得會考時,英文listening可以帶收音機入場考試,於是乎特別去選購了一部特別的Walkman去會考。

8)現在你最想用Walkman聽的音樂
聽自己的Demo,因為Demo是未完成的作品,所以不太想給人聽到,最適合就是用Walkman聽。

9)對NW-HD5感覺
設計簡單、外型靚絕,總括是新;新機種、新功能、新設計,新的購買目標。

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

relax! it's just sex!!!

dear all,

this past week, the local press has written a small blurb about me and my family. and next week, you will certainly read more about it. as much as i dislike doing this, i feel i have a responsibility to make some statements here before you read anything from the HK press which is oftentimes biased, degrading, twisting the truth or simply not telling it at all. i feel that i have a right to explain myself in the most direct way (i.e. using this message board) and to educate my readers and my audience to hold the right kind of attitude to view certain things.

some of you might have already read that my parents manufacture adult novelties. yes, they do. it's a part of their business (they make other plastic/inflatable toys as well such as lifesavers, parachutes, floating bed etc.), they have been doing it for over 20 years. i don't see any problem of my parents being in this perfectly normal and legal business. i'm damn proud of my parents being in such cool and progressive business.

only naive and shallow people would think that adult novelties, or as you may call it "sex toys", are vulgar and obscene. i think everyone of us has sexual needs, both you and i. would you say having sexual needs is vulgar and obscene too? definitely, no. for those who use sex toys, they are using them to enhance their lifestyle, make themselves feel better and make sex feel better. just like you go buy a playstation or an ipod to make your life more fun.

speaking further, as i learn from my dad, doctors use adult novelties to help cure sexual diseases. marriage counsellors use them to help couples who are encountering sexual problems. there has been research saying that adult novelties actually prevent sexual crimes (such as rape, molestation, incest etc.) from happening as perpetrators use them to control their urges to committ crime.

as i observed right now in HK, most people, esp. teenagers and the media, are still not very open to the idea of sex. sex education is still not enough. and worst of all, sex is still widely understood here in HK as something 'unspeakable' or taboo. or perhaps, sex still remains as something people joke about only and not taken seriously.

i believe, as someone who is known to the public, that i have the obligation to help bring the society forward. one of the ways to bring the society forward is to influence my supporters/listeners to have a right attitude towards sex - regarding sex as a part of our lives, perfectly natural, our sexual well-being is crucial to our health, and sex itself is not vulgar and obscene, and it shouldn't be a subject we feel ashamed talking or thinking about. and most importantly, always remember safe sex, i.e. using condoms.

anyways, my points have been made. u can choose to listen to the media or myself - it's your choice. and i hope that you, coming here to my website and reading this message, will be as open and as receptive as i am.

and lastly, just want to say sorry for getting you fans confused or worried. i didn't forsee people making a fuzz out of this. but i'm still me - here to make music, not here to make news.

pong

p.s. -
regarding other tabloid rumors:
my dad gave sonybmg hk$10 million to make me a singer? that is just totally ridiculous! oh how i wish!!! if i had that money things would have been so much easier for me and i wouldn't have to wait all those years!
and what? now i can't do my own tie?? hahaha... i went to schools where i have to wear uniform. my previous day jobs required me to wear a tie to work. and i don't know how to do my own tie? -__-"

Friday, August 05, 2005

news update - aug 6 in shanghai, 'ah sou' etc etc... (8/4)

hey everyone,

back from malaysia and went to philip's memorial service on tuesday. off to shanghai tomorrow. so before i go, just updating on a few things.

1) channel v 上海面對面演唱會 on aug. 6
yes. my first official promotion work in mainland china! and my first time to go to shanghai. here's the details:
http://www.vchinese.com/hd/meitong.html

2) theme song for movie 阿嫂 'ah sou'
the hk summer flick 'ah sou' is coming out today, me and 徐繼宗 have the opportunity to co-write the theme song called '我信' for the film. it has two versions in the film, one sung by a little girl, one sung by 陳思慧 candice chan. if you have time pls go check out this wonderful movie.

3) CD reviews @ Esquire magazine.
from this aug issue onwards i'll be writing cd reviews for HK Esquire magazine. the aug issue is out and you can check out my virgin review work.

ok, i will go now. update u more when i get back, ok? btw, i had a marvelous time in malaysia last week - exhausted but rewarding.

pong

Thursday, July 28, 2005

note re KL autography session

hi,
just a quick note.
i usually write headers (dear XXX) when i do autographs, since i wanna prevent people from reselling my autographed CDs or putting them on ebay.
last year when i was in malaysia, i found out it was difficult for me to do that since i'm not accustomed to malaysian names. (oftentimes the names are very new to me, not the usual ones i come across in HK) it took much more time when i had to carefully ask people to tell me their names and write them properly on the cds.
therefore, if u're coming to the autograph session, could you all do me a favor? use a post-it or something, write down your name on it and put it on the cd, so i can get your names much faster. so the line could move quicker.
anyways, see u!
pong

leaving for malaysia! (7/27)

hi everyone,

just finished packing here. will be in malaysia tmr... hope to see all you malaysian fans soon!! and looking forward to the gig on saturday...

anyways, last week was fabulous yet upsetting. doing cat store's gig wasn't easy after receiving the news re my sony colleague philip's death that afternoon.

philip has been battling cancer for more than a year and finally passed away on july 21. as you can read in cd credits (both my first and 2nd album), philip has been sick for a long time. basically we haven't really worked together , coz he's been mostly resting since the release of "the unadorable pong nan."

he was basically the first person at sony to really understand how to package "pong nan." he was the first one to say in the initial meetings: "pong should have attitude and true to himself. he should be the type who doesn't care about what other people think of him. take it or leave it."

anyways, RIP Philip Tam, i'll be missing you.

well.. thanks to those of u who were at cat store's gig. i never thought i could sing "2 estranged men" live ever.. now that i could sing with all of you, i don't have to invite chet to my gigs. haaha

and doing c-hing's show wasn't only fun, it was actually quite... hmmm... inspirational. it's very nice to jump out of my own safety zone. and i've longed to dance and sing in front of public but i never had the chance, or should i say since it really contradicts with the stereotype 'singer-songwriter' image i couldn't have done it convincingly. hahaha. i actually do that a lot in my own private time though (i.e. in karaoke) anyways, my guilty pleasure fulfilled.

ok, hope u're all doing well. oh yeah, the 2nd version is out. re the 'i loved many' mv, it's actually excerpts from a channel v special i did which is going to air some time in august. yes, i was acting in it. i saw it and i think my acting is improving. ha.

take care, and see you all malaysians very soon.

pong

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

7/21 cat store show & "almost happy" 2nd versi

hi guys and girls,

this is the official information re my cat store show on 7/21 and 2nd version of the album!

-藍奕邦想像以外音樂會@阿貓地攤
日期: 7月21日(星期四)
時間: 9:00pm
地點: 阿貓地攤(銅鑼灣京土頓街2-4號京土頓大廈2樓1號鋪)
票價: Non-VIP $120, VIP $90 (one drink included)
特別嘉賓: 徐繼宗, Pius Tong
查詢/購票: 2710 9953
**You need to buy and pick up tickets directly from Cat Store. Please either go there or call in advance to reserve.

-密切留意
"無非想快樂"加強份量版7 月20日上市
隨原裝版附送Bonus CD Extra收錄:
-無瑕年代 (903 id club 陳占公演"八王子"插曲)
-世界這樣大 featuring 盧巧音
兩首絕密曝光私房demo: 我太難被感動、含蓄
三首全新music video: 六月、我愛過很多人、我太難被感動

-六月過後, 可樂喝光, 全新主打"無瑕年代", 接力登場!

-阿邦將連同周國賢出席師兄劉浩龍7月23日加州紅903熱火樂團音樂會擔任嘉賓, 三人組成超級新組合, 當晚勢必哄動!

-阿邦7月28-31日將到達馬來西亞宣傳,正式宣傳行程日內公佈!

-阿邦9月中會到加拿大卡加利(Calgary)出席當地活動, 密切留意!

hahaha.. basically just copy and paste from my news section.
anyways, look forward to seeing all of you at cat store... haven't had any gigs in a while. pius and jone will be playing with me so it's gonna be fun...

take care,
pong

Monday, June 13, 2005

hi everyone (june 13)

hi everyone,

just finished with the teresa teng drama last night. it was... hmm.. a worthwhile experience! Wink
my own review... hmm.. my 'acting' is better than the great entertainer this time, but still i CANNOT act. hahaha. but after this drama i'm starting to think about honing my acting skills. after TGE, i was basically like, 'hey i'm just a singer-songwriter. i'm not supposed to be able to act.' but now it's more like, i can't keep on sucking like this.
esp. when i'll be in another play soon? (hint hint - details to come later)
anyways, updates for the website will be resumed soon. there weren't much updates in the past month due to some internal issues.
what's going to happen - hmm... my most immediate task is to go back to songwriting. haven't written anything for quite a while coz i was too caught up with promotional work and the play. and i have to submit some new stuff to different parties
other than that, promotional activities will continue but not as hectic as april/may... most likely to have gigs at cat store and fringe club later on.
oh yes, as some of you have heard, i made a new song for 903陳占公演八王子 radio drama. it's called 無瑕年代. it came about like this - the writer for this drama, 王貽興, this new cool friend i made, wrote a piece of lyrics and he called me up and asked me to come up with melodies for his lyrics. i wrote it and recorded a demo for it in which i sang. he heard it and he liked it, so he asked me to sing it. this whole thing was very 'impromptu' (the whole thing took place within 3 weeks) but i'm glad the song turned out to be quite nice. we both like it very much... and finally i can sing somebody else's words!! thanks yee hing!
i'm NOT going to malaysia on july 1. instead i will go there twice, first during the last week of july, and then again in late august.
anyways, gotta go now. take care!
pong

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I'm off to Vancouver...

hi people,

just finished packing, yep, heading to vancouver for 4 days.

for those of you in van, i'll see you there and i look forward to meeting you all there...

for those of you here in hk and elsewhere.. hmm... we've just plugged 'cola' today as the next single on radio!! Smile

ok, take care,
pong

ps- YES, i read everything on this board. thank you so much for all your messages!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

hi guys and girls from pong

hi all,

i'm glad that this msg board is back in operation! and in a much better format than before!

thanks for all your msgs and all your supporter + feedback for the new album.

and mind you... like all other msg boards, please be responsible for what you write here and please respect other people's opinion. i don't wanna see any disputes going on here, ok?! Smile

anyways, i'll be posting stuff here more often.

take care,
pong

Friday, May 13, 2005

<無非想怏樂>












1. 可樂
2. 六月
3. 憂鬱小生
4. born unhappy
5. 40號
6. 蜘蛛網
7. 我太難被感動
8. 我愛過很多人
9. walking backwards
10. 快樂頌
11. 六月(溶雪版)
12. 世界這樣大
cd extra
世界這樣大music video

出o左la ! ! ! 出o左la ! ! !