People’s Square subway station is gigantic. It has three lines running through it (1,2 and 8) and I think there are more to come soon…(Expo anyone?)…With tens of thousands of people walking through it every day, there is huge commercial potential inside and beside this travel hub.

人民广场地铁站超级大。那里有3条轨道交通经过(1,2和8)。我想可能以后还会有更多…(世博会?)…这里每天有成千上万的人经过,在这个交通中心有很大的潜在商机。

Above Line 2 there is a market – the type that sells loads of useless pap that foreigners travellers like to spend their hard-earned RMB on (sunglasses, watches, hats etc). Large advertising posters are dotted throughout the small mall, including this one of a dancing beauty advertising a radio station:

2号线上面有一个很大的市场-那里卖很多老外喜欢花他们血汗钱去买的没用的东西(太阳眼镜,手表,帽子等等)。在这个小商场里有很多很大的广告海报,其中一个上有一个跳舞的美女为一个广播台做宣传的海报:

people's square music poster

It’s a really cool poster – surrounding the hottie are the names of lots of different genres of music. Dance, country, kraut rock…

这个海报真的很酷-辣妹周围是很多不一样的音乐风格的名字。舞曲,乡村,德国摇滚…

kraut rock

Wait, what? KRAUT ROCK? WTF is that?! I looked closer, and found some intriguing styles which, in my closed-off and conservative life, I may have overlooked:

等等,什么?德国摇滚?这是什么东东?我靠近了看,然后发现了一些让我感兴趣的风格,一些在我封闭的人生中可能忽视的风格。

cow punk

queercore

noise-rock

tex-mex

obscuro

slowcore

canterbury

noise

shibuya-kei

And finally, my favourite…the soundtrack of the North of England…

最后,我最喜欢的…英国北部的音乐…

madchester clubjazz

6 Comments


  1. I once went on a date with a girl who told me she was into metalcore or something of the like, I had to ask what it was, I’ve never felt so much like my dad in my whole life..


  2. man, how i looove that manchester music! stone roses, hello? <3


  3. *madchester. lol!

  4. anonymiss says:


    I had a friend that said they listened to “ambo”… and I thought they meant they like the sound of sirens.

    Apparently they meant “ambient metal” and if you listen to it, it kind of does remind you of wailing sirens. XD


  5. Madchester is right though- Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, err Northside.

    I’ve heard of Slowcore (My bloody valentine) Krautrock (Neu!) and Queercore (err, dunno, but I’ve read stuff about it). The others though- no idea.


  6. I spoke to a guy once who said he was really into the noise that a forest made- not the actual movement of the trees, but the noise of the forest floor.

    This was in a nightclub that was probably playing Blur’s “Parklife” followed by a bit of Sleeper. It’s not like the guy was even stoned either, just odd.

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