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伴你走天涯 – Tears & Thunder Mean The Same Thing When Sung Out Loud

My Kung Fu Shifu is great at translating songs. Last winter, after 6 am training, my hair smelling of sweat because it was too cold to wash it, I’d sit in his office munching an apple while he translated Everywhere … Continue reading

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No Sex Please, I’m A Chinese Movie

The inspiration for this song comes from two films made by my favourite director, Wong Kai Wai. In “Chungking Express”, two people go to a hotel room, the girl sleeps, the guy eats a lot of chips, watches TV then … Continue reading

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Jewish Proverbs, Buddhist Wisdom & Pop Promos

For my first ever music promo, a crew of twenty people flew up to the Northumberland countryside where I come from. There was a director, producer, makeup artist, someone from the record label who had irritable bowel syndrome, a seven … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Fighting

The sheep’s head  I bought for my boyfriend has now been boiled with herbs for two hours. Yan Lei holds one of its eyeballs between his chopsticks. ‘You want?’ He pops it in his mouth, chews on it for awhile … Continue reading

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Pop Stars Don’t Wear Jeans

In 1996 Sony gave me 90k to record an album and another 90k to be me. My manager and I had a thing about multiple of nines. That’s why we went for 180k rather than 200k. We made a similar … Continue reading

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I bet Liam Gallagher Doesn’t Wear Diamante Eyelashes

I can’t play any instruments and I don’t have a co-songwriter to work with, which is why I’m at Café Otto watching a naked man turn his back to the audience, bend to touch his toes and insert a plastic … Continue reading

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Sex Tapes

I haven’t done music for a long time. It’s felt as if someone died and they’re still sleeping in my living room and I trip over them every time I go to put the kettle on. My first and only … Continue reading

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You Guys Were Awesome Last Night!

I’ve kept a diary since I was nine. My scrawly illegible handwriting documents my first kiss, loss of virginity, places I’ve travelled, conversations verbatim. This blog is an edited version of my diary. It starts just over a year ago … Continue reading

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