Joyce Chu wants you to Like her, Youtube her, Tag her, Weibo her, Meipei her

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  Becoming a celebrity on the internet is a tough road, but if you’ve got talent, sometimes you hit it big. Joyce Chu made her big break (and half the world fall in love with her) recently with her song …

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Evan Dando and the Lemonheads tour Saigon

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The Lemonheads was a name I had almost forgotten. Huge in the 90’s but having disappeared from the limelight for many years when the group took a lengthy hiatus, my friends and I could barely think of a song of …

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Saigon loses an icon. Wanbi dies, aged 26.

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Saigon lost a great man today when Wanbi Tuấn Anh passed away at the young age of just 26 (which would be 25 in westernised terms). But let me step back and tell you how I came to know who …

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Where are the musicians ?

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There is not much live music in Vietnam. Modern music, that is. Traditional music is everywhere, and there are karaoke events and people perform, but it’s not rock music. I mean, there is a scene… but it’s pretty underground. I’m …

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San Francisco Jazz club comes to Vietnam

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Just a heads up to anyone from Saigon or Vietnam who reads this blog. If you’re a Jazz fan you are in for a treat this month as the San Francisco Jazz club is touring south Vietnam and will be …

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Chasing The Sun

You know I bought a lot of mostly Thai music at the pirate market stalls recently, but when my laptop broke I lost the ability to listen to any of it. So I went to an internet cafe armed with …

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I’m a creep

No, not me silly. I’m adorable. I’m talking about the Radiohead song “Creep”. It’d probably sound a little bit odd if sung by a girl right ? Well, how about a Japanese girl ? Here’s Angela Aki covering it. Quite …

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