2009-07-01the ok thing to do on sunday afternoon is to toddle in the zoo on my last day in shanghai, in the morning, i visited the mall near the hotel. there was a bookshop there with a music section. i checked out their selection: hk+taiwan pop, japanese+korean pop, western pop, chinese classical/folk.
i noticed that for the western music, these were all chinese versions, with chinese translations of the titles on the packaging.
it was similar for the hk+taiwan pop; the titles were all in simplified chinese. in this section, i spied the debut album "在動物園散步才是正經事" ("the ok thing to do on sunday afternoon is to toddle in the zoo") by my little airport. it was the only cd worth getting for me.
a lo-fi minimal twee pop kind of album, with songs mostly in english.
sample track: edward, have you ever thought that the end of the world would come on 20.9.01
in my opinion, their cantonese lyrics are far superior.