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Sunday, 24 March 2019

采薇 Cai Wei


文化中国 四海同春-采薇(舞蹈)(新西兰基督城)


Classical dance of Han Chinese featuring dancers from China National Opera & Dance Drama Theatre (aka Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Dance department). This dance is beautiful and dolce.



采薇 Cai Wei

昔我往矣, When I left here,
杨柳依依。 Willow shed tear.

今我来思, I came back now,
雨雪霏霏。 Snow bends the bough.

行道迟迟, Long, long the way, hard, hard the day.
载饥载渴。 Hunger and thirst, press me the worst.

我心伤悲, My grief overflows.
莫知我哀。 Who knows, Who knows.

Lyrics are from Book of Odes. Translation by Xu Yuanchong.




Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wishing Well

Black Sabbath (with Ronnie James Dio), 1980







Throw me a penny and I'll make you a dream
You find that life's not always what it seems, no no
Then think of a rainbow and I'll make it come real
Roll me, I'm a never ending wheel
I'll give you a star
So you know just where you are
Don't you know that I might be
Your wishing well
Your wishing well
Look in the water, tell me what do you see
Reflections of the love you give to me
Love isn't money, it's not something you buy
So let me fill myself with tears you cry, why?
Time is a never ending journey
Love is a never ending smile
Give me a sign to build a dream on
Dream on...
Yeah, Throw me a penny and I'll make you a dream
You find that life's not always what it seems, no no
Love isn't money, it's not something you buy
So let me fill myself with tears you cry
I'll give you a star
So you know just where you are
Someday, some way, you'll feel the things I say
Dream for a while
Of the things that make you smile
'Cause you know
Don't you know
Oh, you know
That I'm your wishing well
Your wishing well
Your wishing well
I wish you well
I'm your wishing well




Tuesday, 19 March 2019

From Hell to Texas

Directed by Henry Hathaway, 1958

When ranch hand Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of a powerful rancher, he panics and flees, but the rancher and his vengeful crew hunt Tod down.


Cast

Don Murray - Tod Lohman
Diane Varsi - Juanita Bradley
Chill Wills - Amos Bradley
Dennis Hopper - Tom Boyd
R.G. Armstrong - Hunter Boyd
Jay C. Flippen - Jake Leffertfinger






 


 

Dead Men Don't Make Shadows


'This peculiar spaghetti western from prolific director Demofilo Fidani (using the pseudonym 'Miles Deem') deals with a man named Blonde (Chet Davis) tracking bounty hunter Lazar (Hunt Powers) to the mining town of Lamazos.'


Cast

Jack Betts as Hunt Powers – Lazar Peacock/Sabata
Franco Borelli as Chet Davis – Blonde/Stranger
Gordon Mitchell – Roger Murdock
Ettore Manni – Barrett/Billy Ring
Benito Pacific as Dennis Colt – Medina
Simone Vitelli as Simone Blondell – Maya




Recommended


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Mystery Of Chess Boxing

Written and directed by Joseph Kuo

Starring Jack Long, Yi-Min Li and Kuan-Wu Lung


Supposedly dead, embittered former official, The Ghost Face Killer has returned and seeking revenge on those martial arts masters than once opposed him - his name is infamous and his Five Elements fighting style is deadly. Meanwhile, young Ah Pao joins a martial arts school in order to become a great fighter in order to take revenge on the man who killed his father. He gets very good quickly but timing is everything and his arrival at the school in relation to the return of the Ghost Face Killer sees him suspected of being connected and thus put out of the school. He falls under the tutelage of an elderly chess master in the town while all the time the focus of his vengeance kills his way closer and closer. (IMDb).




 

Snake In The Monkey's Shadow (1979)

Directed by Sum Cheung

Written by Sum Cheung and Wilson Tong

Starring John Cheung, Yao Lin Chen and Pomson Shi

A snake style expert travels the lands, imposing his mastery on others, until he runs into a monkey expert living on the edge of a small town, who defeats him soundly. The snake expert leaves vowing vengeance. A young peasant boy who is bullied by local noblemen seeks to learn drunken boxing from the head of a local martial arts school. The boys learns and eventually meets and befriends the monkey style expert. When the boy beats up his previous tormentors, the nobles patriarch challenges the boys teacher, the drunken master, who defeats the lot of them. Embarrased, the nobles retain two hired snake style killers, one of whom is the expert that that was beaten by the monkey style. They kill everyone except the peasant boy, feeling he is to weak and unskilled to be worth their honour. The peasant combines drunken' boxing with monkey style in an attempt to put down the snake killers. (IMDb).






Bonus

Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin'





Sifu Kwok Daiha, demonstrates the Snake Form Kung Fu (蛇形拳) on Singapore's Amoy Hill.


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Monster Blues

 

 






 


“A monster is not such a terrible thing to be. From the Latin root monstrum, a divine messenger of catastrophe, then adapted by the Old French to mean an animal of myriad origins: centaur, griffin, satyr. To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.” — Ocean Vuong, from 'A Letter To My Mother That She Will Never Read,' published in The New Yorker


Plasma Bug







Sunday, 24 February 2019

You Will Miss Me When I Burn

Soulsavers



 






When you have no one,
No one can hurt you
When you have no one,
No one can hurt you

In the corners there is light
That is good for you
And behind you, I have warned you,
There are awful things

Will you miss me
When I burn, and will you eye me
With a longing
It is longing that I feel
To be missed for, to be real

When you have no one,
No one can hurt you
When you have no one,
No one can hurt you

Will you miss me
When I burn,
And will you close
The others' eyes, it would be
Such a favor
If you would blind them

There is absence, there is lack
There are wolves here abound
You will miss me
When I turn around

When you have no one,
No one can hurt you
When you have no one,
No one can hurt you

Written by Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), 2009