C-Pop 


I had totally missed the release of Genie Chuo’s latest album My favorite kind of Geniie. I went ahead and ordered it as soon as I found out. It’s pretty good. I really like Genie’s voice and especially her ballads. The first track (Love Castle, 愛的城堡) is upbeat, but it has a western tune embedded in it (I can’t think of what it’s called now) and I don’t like how that sounds.

As with previous Genie releases there are many different versions of the album coming with different bonus items. The one I bought is already out of print. I find that a bit ridiculous.

Genie Chuo ~ A Promise for PSPGenie Chuo ~ A Promise (一句話) for PSP

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This PV was included on the DVD that came with the album version that I bought.

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Now I’ve finally made a PSP version of Jolin Tsai’s song 野蠻遊戲 (Ye Man You Xi). I’ve been meaning to post it ever since the first PV I posted on this site, but I was never satisfied with the results.

This PV was the one that got me into Jolin’s music. I downloaded some of her PVs because she had been bashed on an Ayu forum I go to, just to see what the fuss was all about. Turns out I like her :)

Jolin Tsai ~ Ye Man You Xi for PSPJolin Tsai ~ Ye Man You Xi for PSP

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Perhaps you’re familiar with Kaela Kimura’s song Honey B~みつばちダンス~. If not, you can check out the video below. It’s a very cute song. Genie Chuo made a cover of this song on her latest album, but with lyrics in Mandarin of course.

Something that’s been driving me crazy is that when I heard Genie’s cover, I thought it was a song by one of the Hello! Project girls, like Aya Matsuura or someone. Kaela has written the lyrics for her version of the song, but the music was composed by Takamune Negishi (according to Cori’s Jpop lyrics). I think that guy has some connection to H!P. It certainly sounds like it. I had heard Kaela’s song before I heard Genie’s version, so it’s possible that I just remembered that song. But I can’t get rid of this feeling that I’ve heard this song even before that, with other lyrics.

Am I imagining things or is Kaela’s version also a cover?

Kaela Kimura ~ Honey B for PSPKaela Kimura ~ Honey B~みつばちダンス~

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Does anyone know if any other artist sang this song before Kaela? Please give me some peace of mind :)

 

Taiwanese singer Genie Chuo (卓文萱) recently released her third album Oxygen of Happiness. This time around a DVD with music videos is included instead of a VCD like her previous album. This is good, because then I can make some full resolution videos for your PSP :)

I decided to include two PVs out of the four that are on the DVD. Although I like the song Oxygen of Happiness, the PV wasn’t all that good in my opinion. Though I’m always open for requests.

Genie Chuo ~ I'm Glad that You Once Loved MeI’m Glad that You Once Loved Me (被你爱过我很快乐)

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Genie Chuo ~ PalmPalm (手心)

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Enjoy the videos and please don’t use download accelerators when downloading them.

 
Agent J

Jolin Tsai’s new album Agent J is set to be released 21 September. I listened to an, I guess leaked, copy of the album earlier today. I was a bit shocked when track 11 (日不落, Ri Bu Luo, Sun will never set) started to play, because it’s a cover of the song Sunshine in the rain by the Swedish pop group BWO (Bodies Without Organs). … Continue reading

 

After first hearing Genie Chuo a few weeks ago, she has rapidly become my new favourite singer. I just love her voice and now that I’ve seen her music videos I can say that she’s also very beautiful. I was meaning to post these earlier, but I’ve been working overtime for two weeks including weekends, so I haven’t had much time to spend on other things. The source of the videos is the VCD that comes with her album.

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Dui Ni De AiGenie Chuo ~ Dui Ni De Ai

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Be Used To

It’s funny how I wrote in my previous post about how an old online friend of mine and I used to introduce one another to new artists because yesterday I found a new artist I like. It was kawaiichii at BaBoA* who wanted a karaoke version of a song and I remembered that I had Adobe Audition lying around somewhere so I offered to make the karaoke version and downloaded the song. It’s very nice. It gave me sort of a Justin and Sofia feeling. The artist is 卓文萱, Genie Chuo (or Zhuo? I don’t know). She’s from Taiwan. I think I’m going to get her album. It’s funny how all Chinese speaking artists I listen to are from Taiwan.

 

Dancing Diva CD+DVDThe CD+DVD version of Jolin Tsai’s Dancing Diva is finally out. This is the version I wanted all along, but since it’s released so long after the CD only album I just couldn’t wait and bought the CD only version too. The CD+DVD version comes with all the music videos for the songs of this album.

I’ve listened to Dancing Diva quite alot and it’s a good solid album. I can’t comment on the DVD content since I don’t have this version yet.

 

Just a small update. I added a scan from Jolin Tsai’s J-Top Best Selection CD booklet. It came out OK. It was hard to get any detail in her hair because there wasn’t much detail in the original.

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The first pictures in the gallery are the pictures I’ve scanned and published until now.

Scans of Jolin Tsai from Cutie Nail magazine:

  • Cutie Nail 01
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