Nylas – Stop Shining / Love For Free

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Nylas / There you are ...my dear Uncle K

Semaine du 29 juillet 2008 / Week of July 29th, 2008

Cette chronique hebdomadaire sur la musique indépendante chinoise est diffusée à Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM), les mardis entre 22h30 et 23h30. L’émission complète est disponible sur ce fichier MP3, à partir du lendemain de l’émission.

This weekly segment on independent Chinese music is broadcasted every Tuesday between 10:30PM and 11:30PM on Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM). The full-length show is available at this MP3 file, starting from the day following the show.

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1. Love For Free
2. Stop Shining

Two songs that I instantly liked. I am not too quite sure why – perhaps because it’s cute, and it might sound like something that I like here in the West. It’s really simple indie pop music. Stop Shining is some really really cute love song: “Stop shining, I wanna go out and get some fun / Stop shining, I wanna bite you and get some fun”. I paid attention to the lyrics for the first time when I was on my the city bus taking me to the Hong Kong International Airport, that was in turn going to take me home, and thought, gee, couldn’t life be just that simple??

“Love for free”, it’s in Chinese, and I don’t get all the lyrics. I lent the CD containing this song out to one of my friends (maybe it’s _you_?), and can’t quite remember who it was. It’s a compilation called “Grassland Music” (草地音樂同學會), apparently a one or two-time music festival in a small town in Ilan county, on the more rural East coast of Taiwan. And again, if not the lyrics, the title indicates that it’s about innocent innocent love. Twee suckers will enjoy, if not the rhymes, at least the melody.

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