i was in the car listening to all that Mandarin crap on radio,
and then i heard this strings intro for a song,
and i said, wow this sounds nice.
then the strings stop.
and the drumbeat rolls in.
in that 2 seconds, the OS in my head went:
the song better not suck.
then i hear the voice,
it's fang da tong.
i swear, I SHRIEKED.
the driver suffered such a bad shock he very nearly spun out of control,
but he's a good driver ;)
and I continued shrieking,
OMG OMG OMG OMG it's LOVE SONG!
OMG IT's FANG DA TONG!! AARGHHHHHHHHHHHRGHGHGHGHGHGH
i have to explain myself.
i heard someone sing this song in KTV before,
but never really heard it properly.
despite being a fan,
i'm not a order-cd-presale kinda fan,
so honestly I didn't run out first thing in the morning to buy the cd
when I saw his new album out on tv.
but THE FACT that the strings intro struck me amidst all the mediocre crap that is mainstream music,
THAT VERY FACT just proves to myself that good music, and good taste,
can be smelt from a mile away.
or in this case, be heard from the very first few bars of music.
and why couldn't that intro belong to anybody else?
it could have been jaychou or leehom or davidtao or anyone else?
but it had to be him.
i hardly ever gush about Chinese music anymore.
what's been playing on my mp3 player?
fang da tong.
his 2 previous albums.
some friends have commented that his latest CD
is not as great as his previous one,
but to me, his style is one word: distinct.
and i like it too much to fault him for being uncreative or repetitive or whatever.
just give me more of the same thing,
it works for me :D