ASOS/SOS. I hate them.
Ric must admit, with terrible guilt, he still would like to do the vertical mambo with the funkier one (elephant tattooed one - Shiao S I think. “Da S” is the fugly, mousy looking no-talent Meteor Garden one, right? I try not to know, but it’s like a car accident - I can’t look away!!!).
Negative influcne: Da-bien. er, Chen Shui-bian.
Bad egg who poisons the whole cultural stew, pop and political…
Sissy Chen was a hard sell. She pissed off all the right people, and that’s good, but she’s a spinster primadonna whose intelligence and multilingual talent get bogged down by her eccentricities.
Good influence on Taiwan: Japanese porn channels.
Bad influence: every bit of television “news” here.
Bad infleunce: Skeltor, er “Steffanie” Suh Yanzi. If you’ve seen AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON, with its “Don ‘No Soul’ Simmons” sketch, well if you wnat to take out any genuine emotion and artistic integrity from well crafted English pop songs like “Hey Jude” and “Venus,” and a slew of others - just have her do a rendition of it. The locals go ga ga over it and think anorexic beeotch f’n penned the songs 'erself (despite liner notes proving otherwise).
In retrospect, the current popculture lexicon in Taiwan isn’t as insipid as it was a few years ago, and it’s far too bland to be spiraling into a Styggian (sic?) abyss like mainstream American television, movies and music has in the last few years.