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