The distractions that have taken me away from posting and going to KTV this summer nearly caused a regrettable situation, at least for a girl with a blog called KTV小姐. Due to my focus on other areas of my life besides music, I nearly missed the opportunity to see Wang Leehom when he comes to town this weekend. Imagine my sorrow if I hadn’t heard about it until after the concert series was over. For shame. Sadly, by the time I learned of the concert, all the good mid-priced tickets were long gone. Fortunately, I was able to talk friends into splurging on the higher-priced seats up front, which is where we’ll be singing along this Saturday at Taipei’s 小巨蛋. If you’re in town and you’d like to attend the concert, there’s still a handful of tickets up for grabs for both Friday and Saturday night, although getting good seats AND sitting next to your friends is almost an impossibility at this point. (Friends in Shanghai and Singapore, he’ll be coming your way later in 2008.)
Expect some photos from the show – at least the ones I can manage before the camera police come after me. Hmm. Since he’s on the Sony BMG label and everything in the Leehom universe (as you can see from his videos) is sponsored by Sony, do you think if I flash my Sony camera and Sony Ericsson phone that they’ll let me off?
Anyway, since it wouldn’t be logical to post a song by anyone else this week (although I had a few others in mind), here’s another song I love from Wang Leehom’s latest album. The video leaves a lot to be desired, but the song itself is very singable aside from some challenging vocabulary for beginners. Overall, it’s a sweet song with meaningful lyrics.
Special note on videos:
First of all, I do want to give props to Wang Leehom for doing the YouTube thing the smart way. His website links to a YouTube channel containing videos from his public appearances, interviews, and travels. In addition, he has an official YouTube channel, featuring 50 of his official videos. If you want to get to know Wang Leehom’s music before investing in an album or ten, this is a great place to do it. The videos are even titled in pinyin, some with English titles as well. The only thing that would make this better is if the channel contained the KTV versions.
An unfortunate consequence of this, however, seems to be that the more recent KTV videos uploaded by fans are not embeddable anymore. Some videos on this blog will no longer play automatically, and may require visiting the video’s YouTube page to actually be able to watch. The URL can be found by clicking the menu button on the embedded video (the arrow pointing up in the bottom right corner of the video).
xin li you ge xuan lü bu wan zheng de ge qu
ni shi fou ting de chu lai wo tuo le yi pai
zui jin shi jie you dian qi guai hao xiang que le yi kuai
xin li na ge xuan lü wei wan cheng de qing xu
ru guo ni zai qing ting shi fou da dong le ni
shuo shi zai wo ye bu que ding
zen yang bi jiao hao ting
bu wan zheng de xuan lü mei shen me jie ju
que shi wo zhen shi de sheng yin
bu wan zheng de xuan lü yong gan de chang gei ni ting
tian man ni wo bu wan zheng de gan qing
xiang xie yi ge xuan lü mei xiu shi de hen ji
yi ting jiu li ke ming bai wo zhao dao le ai
ji shi bie ren jue de qi guai
bu xu yao zai geng gai
Repeat chorus 2x
Lyrics at KKBOX: http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/web_info/0QdEKoJ6m0tsiha00MG7008l.html
Wang Leehom’s Official Site: http://www.wangleehom.com/