Friday, November 23, 2007

Welcome back, Jay!

I know this one is not like things I used to write about, but lemme just celebrate something, hahaha ...

Seems like my lucky weeks lately; three of my idols release their latest album. Wang Lee Hom starts the line in July with his Change Me. Following him is Super Junior with Don’t Don, and finally ... the biggest thing I’ve been waiting for ... Jay Chou’s On the Run!

He seems avoiding the “what took you so long” question with the Chinese title “Wo Hen Mang”. I wonder why both of those titles is not 100% equal; instead of "on the run", wo hen mang simply means “I am very busy”. What makes him so?

I do understand that as a multitalented artist (he is not only a singer but also a musician, a composer, an actor, and now a director plus scriptwriter; yawn!) he should has a lot of things to do. But as an entertainer starting his career through singing, shouldn’t he put his album in the first list?

The title is a bit too colloquial for me but let’s just have a better look...

I’ve been looking for his newest move for quite a while :p When he helped Vic Zhou in his Wo Bu Shi F4 (“=I’m not F4”—this is yet another cool topic to talk about although I'm simply not Vic's fans), I thought the project will again postpone his own album, but I’m glad that the fact is on the contrary.

OK ... now, what about his album? Oh boy, I watched his music clip and I just staggered how his promotional track being visualized like that. Well, his cowboy-style composition is one thing (fine, the banjo makes a nice country style intro...), but the clip ... oh no, why are there so many pink colors there? As an ordinary girl I don’t even fond of that kind of shocking pink!

Look at the cover, again he posed in his gallant mimic (Please note that I'll never make any comment about his physical appearance, no I'm not those kinda screaming fans). I think this style was suitable for his previous albums (e.g. November’s Chopin and Still Fantasy) as the picture were captured in such minimal lighting. But this time ... gimme a break, he was sitting on a pink carousel horse! Didn’t he think that a little joyful smile would fit the setting?

However, don’t misjudge me; I still honor him as a real idol regarding his previous record. Perhaps I just need to listen again and I’d get the same pleasure just like when I listen to Lee Hom and SuJu :) through this album, I recommend Tian Tian De (Sweet) and Yang guang zhai nan (I-like-it-I-like-it-I-like-it).

Deeply think, I like Jay much better when he sings low-tempo songs, especially when he adds strings in the arrangement (‘cuz I love to hear strings a lot!). And sure I’ll chase his “Secret” movie. ^_^

16 of your comments here:

selinaa said...

heyo! LOL i'm not a big fan of Jay but i agree with your comment about him 'smiling abit more' when he's sitting on a PINK carousel horse. Also i don't really think the album's title matches with the album cover. I'm very busy going to amusement parks? right.. ROFL

Thanks for visiting! And yes i did write about Heart Of Greed, twice! First it was a review and then second post was about Heart Of Greed II. Heart Of Greed is a very famous drama that was released this year and received multiple awards :D The storyline is typical - family feud over money but it's different from other dramas because it has such strong words, actors and setting. Don't miss it!
Woah such a long comment, anyways I will def be visiting your site to check out the latest albums of celebs! :D

sachroel said...

mampir baca2....walaupun rada2 gak ngarti he..he..

GIES said...

hoo, inda fansnyah Jay C rupanya..^^ saya blm pernah tau tuh lagu2nya, maklum gk gaul:P

futsu said...

super junior album baru to..
pengen liat pv nya.. memandangi 12 cowok itu..

Ti2Sh said...

Kirain ngomongin Jay-nya IPA 5 =P

inda_ardani said...

selinaa said...

heyo! LOL i'm not a big fan of Jay but i agree with your comment about him 'smiling abit more' when he's sitting on a PINK carousel horse. Also i don't really think the album's title matches with the album cover. I'm very busy going to amusement parks? right.. ROFL

Thanks for visiting! And yes i did write about Heart Of Greed, twice! First it was a review and then second post was about Heart Of Greed II. Heart Of Greed is a very famous drama that was released this year and received multiple awards :D The storyline is typical - family feud over money but it's different from other dramas because it has such strong words, actors and setting. Don't miss it!
Woah such a long comment, anyways I will def be visiting your site to check out the latest albums of celebs! :D

thank you selina, and ... bwahaha, yes i can’t hardly stand my laughter. never thought that crap-talking and sweating small stuff about him would be so hilarious. but uh ... yes i still admire him. sorry i had a fully booked days, so here’s my response

indeed, thanks for catching my point. sure while i assess this album, i smirked each time i find something weird, yeah, jay is quite comical at some points, in the other hand i always write in such a joking fashion because this virtual gazebo of me is a place where smile could be found easily!(and smirk, at least ... and laughter, if i am allowed to ask for more :p) lol

i love your too-busy-to-go-to-amusing-park query ... such a satire that he did prove it while he took this so simple wo-hen-mang phrase. XD we know that very often his lyrics is so poetic, then why now he just put that simple wo-hen-mang? too busy to find any better one? yeah you’re right it just doesn’t match. so ... pink carousel horse, alright then I fix it, hahaha. thanks again

however, i still stick on his tracks and his movies as well. i'll always do ^_^

um, ... about the heart of greed serial, yeah i know i should have tried to find it through the 'search' box available right below your banner, but yesterday i was in a hurry to do so and then i just asked you. alright i'll check that. agree, usually we can learn more from any story about family life. i’ll check whether you have noticed some useful quotation

thanks again, selina! yet i wonder will i write like this in the next time, well it just something for my own pleasure. what i do is just keep my eye for celebs i like whose careers are in highlight. i’ll write if they do impress me enough :D

so, didn’t mean to make a comparison, it is out of my intention to have long words like this .... hahaha, therefore never bother to post a long comment for me!

sachroel said...

mampir baca2....walaupun rada2 gak ngarti he..he..



wahaha, ternyata dibaca juga ama mas sachroel. makasih lho, padahal intinya cuma crap-talkin’ aja siiiih
mana yang nggak ngerti? tanyain aja (sok2an, emangnya lagi di kelas, nggak ngerti trus nanya :p)

GIES said...

hoo, inda fansnyah Jay C rupanya..^^ saya blm pernah tau tuh lagu2nya, maklum gk gaul:P


hehe iya nih mbak, tenang aja mbak bukannya ngga gaul koq, inda malah kalo sama yang western nggak update, trus yang asia juga cuma tahu beberapa aja tuuu. cobain jay chou deh, lee hom juga asik (lho kok jd promosi, hehehe)

futsu said...

super junior album baru to..
pengen liat pv nya.. memandangi 12 cowok itu..


iya nih arthit, aku juga blom dengerin semuanya tapi aku baca di manaaa gitu kalo album don’t don ini lebih banyak eksperimen mereka, jadinya lebih “kaya” gitu kali yaa. asal jangan malah jadi mellow aja sih, aku kan suka suju soalnya bisa bikin aku tetep melek ngerjain laporan (dan main2, tetep! :p) mpe malem. ampe skarang aku juga masih suka sama yang dari album lama: l.o.v.e sama dancin’out. coba deh kamu dengerin lagi :p btw suju tu 13, hon. Kmaren mau jadi 14 tapi diprotes habis2an ama fansnya xD ya iyalah maruk banget sih boyband kok sampe keroyokan gitu, susah kali ngapalin personelnya :p

Ti2Sh said...

Kirain ngomongin Jay-nya IPA 5 =P


ehm ... ehm ... napa tish koq ingetnya jadi ke dia? hehehe (gosip banget sih)

Eucalyptus said...

Waaaa, who is Jay? I don't know him actually...

inda_ardani said...

Eucalyptus berkata...

Waaaa, who is Jay? I don't know him actually...


hahaha, ya gitu deh mbak, tu udah saya bilang di atas itu, hehehe. in short, he's a huge entertainer ^_^ mungkin bisa coba nyari di wikipedia, puanjaang deh infonya soal dia, hihihi. makasih buat komennya, mba

isnuansa said...

aku pernah denger beberapa lagunya di MTV. tapi ga begitu suka... agak2 ngerap gitu ya?

inda_ardani said...

isnuansa berkata...

aku pernah denger beberapa lagunya di MTV. tapi ga begitu suka... agak2 ngerap gitu ya?


iya sih mbak. hmm, sebenernya dia lebih ngetop di R&B (biarpun ...sebenernya lagi, semua aliran dia bisa masuk, kali ini malah dia nyoba country). kalo dibilang rapper ya bener juga, biarpun menurutku dia nge-rapnya masih kalah cepet sama wang lee hom :p
mmm, yang mbak maksud tu "my lecor" ya? itu lagunya dia yang paling banyak diinget orang, kayaknya. tapi menurutku lagu itu justru yang bikin namanya "jatuh" :(
aku juga bisanya suka ma dia setelah denger yang lain, hehehe. jay bisa juga kok nyanyi lagu2 yang slow-beat, gitu. biasanya powernya dia ada di lirik yang dalem plus aransemen yang kompleks

thanks, mba'

BangBadi said...

Sapa nih Jay, ganteeng banget. Tapi leih ganteng juga gua, ha-ha. Salam kenal Mba, blog ente keren euuy.

http://ayambakarbuncit.wordpress.com/

Aryo Anantoro said...

@ ti2sh : wekekeke :9 sama jadi keinget :P

..

jay? me - not - like - jay :P

i prefer ayumi hamazaki :9 and hikki and morning musume and... *the list goes on and on and on...*

Bla said...

Hallo from Bulgaria! Just came to say "Hi"! :)

inda_ardani said...

BangBadi said...

Sapa nih Jay, ganteeng banget. Tapi leih ganteng juga gua, ha-ha. Salam kenal Mba, blog ente keren
euuy.

http://ayambakarbuncit.wordpress.com/


haha, soal tampangnya sih no comment laah. makasih udah mampir


Aryo Anantoro said...

@ ti2sh : wekekeke :9 sama jadi keinget :P

..

jay? me - not - like - jay :P

i prefer ayumi hamazaki :9 and hikki and morning musume and... *the list goes on and on and on...*


ya deh percayaaaa :p kalo ai otsuka kamu suka ngga? menurutku cantikan dia daripada ayumi :p



Bla said...

Hallo from Bulgaria! Just came to say "Hi"! :)


thank you!

stefany said...

indaaa saya datang :D

btw.. di sini polisinya lagi galak nda.. jd aku ndak bisa donlot albumnya jay yg baru.. deket sini kemaren ada yg ketangkep je.. ntar deh takcari aja videonya di yutub :)

inda_ardani said...

woi stef, akhirnya datang juga, hehehe. (eh, "akhirnya datang juga" tu sekarang tv show yang asik banget di trans tv lho) waduh sampe ada polisi segala, beneran nih? ambil di multiply juga nggak boleh? ya udah coba aja ke youtube tapi siap mental buat kecewa yah, hehehe. niu zai hen mang-nya emang jauh dari harapan, mbak. kalo aku sih rekomennya tetep "yang guang zhai nan", awesome deh. aku suka liriknya, bikin semangat :p sayang blom ada klipnya (MV-nya, gitu)