I previously blogged about a feature I was helping Jake Newby with for SH magazine
. Read the original posts here
. The article is not online just yet so links are going to be added in later.
So the magazine is out, along with the news that the magazine only has one more issue after this before folding. That's shame as Jake was really fighting the good fight there and putting in a bunch of music writing and other good stuff that appealed to people who don't live in gated communities in Jin Qiao.
So the article asks six female artists in the music scene about their experiences. They are:
There's a bunch of insightful and intelligent stuff in the feature but I'll quote Vivian who seems to have a similar life experience to me:
"A lot of my friends don't even know where Yuyintang is," says Chiang, "but I practically live there!"
At the back of the magazine is a First Person interview with Jiang Shaoqing, the co-founder of 0093 rehearsal studios. After wailing on bands for leaving his studio a mess and for being mediocre he leaves us with this nugget:
To me, Rock'n'roll means being independent. And being independent means setting one's spirit free.