Wednesday, December 23, 2009

People's Park in Chengdu










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Fumiko no Kokuhaku


Fumiko no Kokuhaku AKA Fumiko's Confession
Independent production anime by ishidahiroyasu.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Tete/20091108
Great anime!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Urbanscapes #8
















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Chinese guitars

Well, while in Chengdu living at the music conservatory area I took some pics from some music stores.

I have read on some forums about chinese guitars and music store owner some weird things. For example one guy said that they do not let you try a guitar to hear how it sounds. Also that if you do not buy it when try they are upset and bad tempered. I don't know if all these are true or not.But none of these happen to me, I have tried only one a hollow body type,had really good sound for playing the blues, if I remember well the brand was "Star". The guy who was working there also played some blues chords for me. I thank them and said that I won't buy anything.They were cool. A chinese friend who was with me said that it doesn't matter if you not buy from the shop anything is their duty to show the customers what they want to see without being upset,angry or anything like that.

To tell you the truth I didn't found any brand that looked original,they were copies though some were really good ones. I found many chinese brands never heard of them of course,for obvious reasons.

Some photos are blurry but I tried!!!They said they have the original Gibson and that they are official dealers,lets see.



I believe that Gibson produce electric and acoustic guitars for the chinese market with a different name.If anyone knows anything about that please inform me.

Yep!!!what you see is the Zakk Wylde model Epiphone.
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Sichuan Conservatory of Music



Here are some photos around the Sichuan Conservatory of Music from my recent trip to China.
I was lucky to stay near the conservatory area while I was visiting Chengdu this July.
There about 3 blocks full of music stores, selling traditional instruments and modern ones.
If you walk the area in the morning you can hear people playing music and singing.
Many times I heard opera vocals (some of them should practice more), but in chinese vocals where good.
The area was very nice next time I will stay there again.
Sorry to say but here in Athens there is no such thing.






A big guitar Ibanez like!!

Walking at Longjiang Lu

and also at Xinsheng Lu.

Sichuan Conservatory of Music on the internet
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Jinli Street in Chengdu - Night














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Jinli Street in Chengdu - Day














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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chengdu Wuhou Temple part 2










Roots and Rocks





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