Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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Random Ringo

For the last month or so, this pair of young gentlemen have been entertaining the passing citizenry by busking, mainly outside the Lianhua Century Supermarket in the city centre. They bill themselves as 天空樂隊 which means “Sky Band” and advertise their phone number in case of any passing Chinese Brian Epsteins. The chap on guitar […]

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Starman

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Blue Notes and Blue Shoes Hit Liuzhou

I am informed that American jazz singer Deborah J Carter and her trio will play in Liuzhou as part of a two week tour of China (or ‘Chines’ as her website has it). The date of the Liuzhou concert is June 15th and the venue is listed as Liuzhou Culture Centre.  I have no idea […]

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Nuo Opera

I wish to state for the record that I can’t stand Chinese opera of any description – Beijing, Shanghai, Cantonese etc – they all sound horrific to me. It isn’t that I dislike atonal singing or playing. I happily listen to all sorts of music which makes my friends’ ears bleed and has them screaming […]

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Punk Blues Horror

Stuck for something to do next Valentine’s Day? Well you’re in luck, if you’re going to be in Liuzhou.  Or perhaps not. I have received a long piece of spam email from someone with the unlikely name of GuiGuiSuiSui*, who describes himself as a one-man DIY punk/blues/horror artist ((just what I need). Boasting that he […]

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Fingers

Sometimes I surprise myself. I was invited to go to a piano recital in which five budding musicians (all with the same teacher) would display their skills. I don’t know what possessed me. It sounded like an evening of torture. But I agreed to go with a friend. The recital was part-sponsored by a local […]

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Criminal Minds

There may be people who want to know about this, so I pass it on. Beijing based hardcore punk rock band Fanzui Xiangfa (犯罪想法) will perform in Liuzhou on March 4th. The venue is Fei Bar (非吧), wherever that may be*. Doors open at 9 pm. According their record company website “Fanzui Xiangfa is a […]

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Liuzhou Style

I guess people may be a bit overloaded by what is now officially the most watched video ever on YouTube (which means the most watched video anywhere. 882,241,729 views a few minutes ago) I refer of course to Korean sensation, Psy’s “Gangnam Style“, known in Chinese as “江南 style” I thought it was funny the […]

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Scotland Fiddles About with Liuzhou

I don’t know what we have done wrong to deserve this, but I have just learned that on Saturday January 5th 2013, Liuzhou will be invaded by a bunch of Scots. The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra will play one concert in Liuzhou on that date as part of their tour of China. Judging by the pictures, […]

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Shitty Band to Play Liuzhou

According to this poster I came across on the interwebs, an outfit known as the The Smith Street Band, who may be from Smith Street, Melbourne, Australia or may not, will be playing in Liuzhou on October 1st at the “Zhongde Beer Rock and Roll Festival” whatever that is. Zhongde beer is made by a […]

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