Back In Shanghai//Love Bang #13 This Weekend

Jet lag can feel like a giant bird’s wing pushing down on my shoulder, forcing me down into an inevitable deep sleep. Not a mean-spirited bird, but an invincible one nonetheless. Even at like 3PM, Jet Lag > Coffee x 10,000. Thought I beat it when I stayed out till 7AM on Friday after Tsu Sing’s Stockholm Syndrome party at Dada, but no. That party was great though. I walked in at 2:20AM and acid house was just pounding through the subs. Nice to see people playing house music that doesn’t suck. And a little bit of hip hop got dropped too..yes.

Such a necessary trip back to America. Shanghai can hit you much harder than jet lag..and for all the late nights, the peanut smoothies, the cheap cabs, the ability to do just about anything at anytime, there’s no home-cooking from mama, no blue skies with purple sunsets and stars, no cheap breakfast cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is over $10 a box at CityShop), and no driving around listening to rap music. True, you can keep CDs in your bag and ask your 司机 to put them in the deck while you ride through the grey city in that $2 cab, but it’s not quite the same.

Here’s some of what I was listening to, cruising around Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Three 6 Mafia – Baby Mama

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Project Pat – You Know The Biss

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First show of 2012 this weekend at Dada. The classic Love Bang crew – DJ Caution, MC One Consciousness, and myself. It’s free as usual, and we’re playing hip hop, club rap (like Three 6 Mafia, 2 Live Crew, etc), and probably some dub.step too.

A bit about the poster – a 色狼/Sèláng, or “color wolf,” in Mandarin is that dude who’s always trying to holler at girls. Kind of a Leisure Suit Larry if you will. Not the kind of pervert that should be locked away, but the color wolf is always horny. In this poster, the horny animal is the 色龙/Sèlóng. A play on words, it’s phonetically similar to 色狼/Sèláng.

Always thinking of creative ways to get the P, 色龙 tells birdie that it’s 2012, and the world might end, so they should have sex. “我们两好一下” is kind of like “let’s have a good time…” with heavy implications.

Birdie tells 色龙 to “Gǔn/滚.” Literally, this means roll over, but also means “get lost;” a slightly more polite way to say “fuck off.” Try using this word on relentless beggars on Yongfu Lu aka Hampsterdam. You can also say “滚开/Gǔnkāi,” which is a bit stronger.

Hope to see you on Saturday night – here’s the DLs for those tracks

Three 6 Mafia – Baby Mama

Project Pat – You Know The Biss

 

 

 

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