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  • Chromeo - You’re So Gangsta [[2004]] - She’s In Control [[2004]]

    #radio#relectronic#Chromeo #You're So Gangsta #You'reSoGangsta #Youre So Gangsta #YoureSoGangsta #She's In Control #She'sInControl #Shes In Control #ShesInControl#2004
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    Cover of “Love Punch” by Ai Otsuka. 2004.

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    Cover of “Love Jam” by Ai Otsuka. 2004.

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  • “He’s so beautiful.. I can’t help it. He’s like a God.” - Mysterious Skin (2004)

    #joseph gordon levitt #mysterious skin#2004#edit#edits
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  • 10 years ago, Faye Wong held her first large-scale solo concert tour. 10 years later, she continues to lead the singing world.

    Looking back at the old Faye Wong, she wore sunglasses, waved her long sleeves, and danced youthfully. Her clothes were white like snow, bright and beautiful. When she closed her eyes, her expression was cold. She ignored the passionate crowd. The audience was fire, she was ice. Some say that she sang about the hustle and bustle of the noisy world, but she was the loneliest. Today’s Faye Wong is less combative, but there is more indifference in her eyes. This silent woman continues to illuminate the sky of Chinese music with her voice.

    How to write about her? She has a soul that is harder to describe than music. For her biography, music is the best commentary.  

    FRAGILE WOMAN
    It cannot be denied that this is Ah Fei’s famous song and it is also quite gaudy. In fact, this is not meant as praise or criticism. The birth of the heavenly queen was actually not so mythical and incredible. Faye Wong’s journey was no easier than anyone else and today’s results are not accidental.  

    Following the success of “Fragile Woman”, the songs “Seasonal Wind” and “The Brink of Love and Pain” pushed her to another level. These three songs were derived from the legendary Calvin Poon. Sure enough, he did not disappoint and these love songs with no regrets stirred people’s hearts.

    However, in the future, Faye’s songs no longer followed this kind of style and the reason is not too difficult to understand. Was this a loss for fans or a gain for Ah Fei? There is only one answer: Chinese commercial ballads were no longer in the heavenly queen’s consciousness.

    PLEASE MYSELF
    “Please Myself” was written by Faye Wong and seemed to be a confession to everyone. It’s hard to tell if this is her attitude towards life but it does make people feel very much like the Ah Fei that everyone knows from the mass media pleases herself and avoids reality.

    LAU FEI FEI
    This song expresses Ah Fei’s love for freedom and fears of restraint. “Lau Fei Fei” presents an authentic representation of Hong Kong media’s favorite inquiry methods. What I love most are the lines: “I once asked myself why and the answer was so silly / Please don’t criticize me casually / It seems that Beijing is still beautiful / Fei Fei still thinks about it / It seems that there is no outcome / Still totally not free”.

    Half is the artist’s stubbornness, half is the media’s insistence. How did Ah Fei’s arrogance and pride come to be? Perhaps both sides have contributed to it. And how her arrogance was accepted and touted was what fueled the flames. In that era when idols had no personality and just sold themselves, young people craved stimulation the most. It was rare to see such an idol who created her own unique success.

    SCARED
    After years in the business, Faye Wong’s status was at its peak. She was the heavenly queen of music and the most popular female singer in Asia when she released “Scared” (lyrics by Lin Xi, composed by Zhang Yadong). I don’t know how many people remember the publicity at the time for this song that said:  “new blurred Cantonese Song". The brand-new Cantonese song is not the point, but the word “blurred”. Why must the selling point of the song be so empty? The lineup of composer and lyricist, plus Faye Wong’s interpretation was enough. Did it still need to be that way?

    EMPTY CITY
    Chiu Li-Kwan’s words are like a poem that gives everyone enough room for imagination. I like it very much.  Will it be popular? Will it be hot? Don’t worry about popularity. Faye Wong only makes the music that she wants to make. Because it is produced by Ah Fei, there is no need for popular elements. She loves difficult songs that few people will attempt. That’s the attitude of Faye. 

    CLARINET IN A QUIET NIGHT
    Wong Jing Man’s songs are my favorite. What I love is her beautiful, crisp voice and simple interpretation. The most simple melody, singing voice, and perhaps the most superficial words of the common people are true highlights.  It is the burden of the former Wong Jing Man to make the best music to move people’s hearts.

    SCENIC TOUR 98-99 CONCERT
    After many years have passed, I no longer remember the details very clearly. But the most exciting part in my opinion was that Faye Wong sang the classic song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by QUEEN. The song is very difficult but Ah Fei and the background singers sang it with rich layers. The clever use of operatic singing showed Ah Fei’s extraordinary singing skills. 

    Faye Wong’s concerts have been known for sparseness. There are no special guests, dancers, or redundant dialogue. Many like to watch her concert because of this and naturally many don’t like to watch it because of this. Especially Hong Kong people who are used to extravagant productions with singing and dancing and Broadway-style stage performances. They will inevitably be unsatisfied with Ah Fei’s minimalism.

    As the years go by, Ah Fei has added more costumes and more effects in recent concerts. However, her nature is hard to change. She still likes to sing alone. Personality is an inexhaustible capital of Faye Wong, so the cooler she is, the more people love her. Among these many concerts, the most impressive was “Faye HK Scenic Tour 98-99”. At that time, she did whatever she wanted. She was the woman we admired.

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    SOURCE: SHOWBIZ MAGAZINE // TRANSLATED BY: FAYE WONG FUZAO

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  • Brian Cobble (A ‘77), Laurie Hickman Cox (A ‘84), Sedrick Huckaby (A ‘04) 
    On Being Human
    Valley House Gallery
    6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
    August 29 - October 31 

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  • February 08, 2004 —   BMG GRAMMY After Party.

    Paris Hilton r during 2004 BMG GRAMMY After Party - Inside at The Avalon in Hollywood.

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  • February 08, 2004 —   BMG GRAMMY After Party.

    Paris Hilton r during 2004 BMG GRAMMY After Party - Inside at The Avalon in Hollywood.

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  • February 05, 2004 — 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience.

    Paris Hilton  during 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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  • February 05, 2004 — 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience.

    Paris Hilton  during 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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  • February 05, 2004 — 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience.

    Paris Hilton  during 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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  • February 05, 2004 — 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience.

    Paris Hilton  during 2004 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Backstage and Audience at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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  • February 01, 2004 —  2nd Annual PlayStation 2 Game Over Party.

    Paris Hilton   during 2nd Annual PlayStation 2 “Game Over” Party at Icon Hotel in Houston.

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  • February 05, 2004 —  Emporio Armani and ELLE Magazine Host “Women On The Verge” Party.

    Paris Hilton   during Emporio Armani and ELLE Magazine Host “Women On The Verge” Party at Emporio Armani in Beverly Hills.

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  • February 05, 2004 —  Emporio Armani and ELLE Magazine Host “Women On The Verge” Party.

    Paris Hilton   during Emporio Armani and ELLE Magazine Host “Women On The Verge” Party at Emporio Armani in Beverly Hills.

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  • Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson ~ You Win Again (Hank Williams)

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