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    Reader comments on Platform

    Subject: Music
    Date: Aug 17, 2006
    Sender: mudi150Previous | Next

    The things that had me writhing in nostalgic appreciation were the songs. Teresa Teng's one about coffee (when coffee was just getting trendy in Taipei), Zhang Mingmin's "My Chinese Heart", the disco lights, the piliwu (breakdancing), Genghis Khan. Other Eighties giveaways: the stonewashed jeans, the long hair, the outrageous jumpers, anti Bourgeois-Liberalism, cassette players, the obsession with Guangzhou, and the emergence of a new form of language and of dialogue. Men and women wouldn't have been so physically free with each other only a few years before, and the new-found physical freedom brought a linguistic freedom from the sloganeering of the Cult. Rev. era. Women especially said things they would never have said before. The other scene which will remain forever in my memory, because it happened to me several times, is thinking you're off for a night of fun and passion with your beloved, and ending up getting told off in a police station while you're trying to work out what your other half is telling them in the room next door. We discovered that telling them you're engaged to be married lessened the length and tedium of the bollocking, and made them think twice before sending anyone to labour camp...

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  • platform   from peter, Apr 23, 2005
  • Re: platform   from ALAN FREDERICK, Dec 3, 2006
  • Re: platform   from pat, May 24, 2008
  • » Music «   from mudi150, Aug 17, 2006
  • americans   from Nathalie, Feb 4, 2007
  • Re: americans   from Jenny, Jan 14, 2008
  • Others countries   from pat, May 24, 2008
  • platform   from peter, Apr 23, 2005
  • Re: platform   from ALAN FREDERICK, Dec 3, 2006
  • Re: platform   from pat, May 24, 2008
  • » Music «   from mudi150, Aug 17, 2006
  • americans   from Nathalie, Feb 4, 2007
  • Re: americans   from Jenny, Jan 14, 2008
  • Others countries   from pat, May 24, 2008