David distributing red packets to kids for Worldvision Taiwan in Hua Lian, dun he look cute in his beret <3 <3 <3
I have changed my blog to something more serious & simple. Those still using 800x600 resolution will not be able to see the sidebar, must scroll down, sry abt that. I feel this blog is more able to express my thoughts about David and his journey in music. I dun know, just have the feeling that David will be bigger soon internationally and if more ppl come to this blog, I want to be able to let them see the best side of David. Btw comments now has popup window, so plse comment away.
He is just so special in Chinese music and there is no one else like him. I think I am a pretty fair person and I will not be blinded by devotion to my idol. If David will to do something that is not reasonable, I will be the first to point it out. Like for instance I think he is extremely coy & smug about his relationships which annoy me intensely. He seems to think he is extremely attractive to girls which he is to a certain extent, but I really don't think he is as attractive as say Lee Hom or Jerry Yan. Of cos only my opinion, you can disagree. But I really honestly dun think he will make a very good bf which could be why he is still single.
But musically, he is just the opposite. He is serious, sincere, focused, talented and just the very best. You can compare him if u like to Jay, Lee Hom, Wu Bai, JJ Lin, Anson Hu, etc, and I will say none of them come close. Yes, you can point to the statistics in votes, in internet searches, in music charts, in sales and say who is the most popular, whose song is most voted, whose album sell more, etc. But no matter what music is not a commodity and it cannot be judged by these methods.
Currently he is one of the few singer/composer whose songs has been covered frequently by other singers. His version of Spring Wind and Tuberose has been sang in concerts by Japanese singers who cannot even speak chinese. Of course Korean singer Cho Kyu Chan covered Melody and Airport in 10.30 in his albums. It is obviously harder to impress your peers than your fans. The songs he has written & produced for others are always solid not frivolously aiming to be hits. He will never betray music not even for others.
With The Great Leap 2005 I feel he has finally broken free from the rat pack of singers he has always been associated with. He is no longer playing with music but playing music. See the difference. Also he now has the confidence to bring together a bunch of great musician and work with them. The musicians on The Great Leap came from Singapore, Taiwan, America and China. Not only that but he sang a song written by an unknown Chinese composer as well as one by a well known American hymn composer.
I guess a lot of ppl dun know what to make of The Great Leap. Is it a change in music direction or is David repeating himself because there is really no change in music direction? There is a great change, but you need to listen without prejudice. If you listen to The Great Leap with a pre-misconception of what good music should sound like, then you are likely to be disappointed. Actually music should always sound this good.