Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's been way too long.

Hello Again I am back on my blog and I'm determined to get it together and make this a more interesting and informative experience for the reader.
Life is good in Beijing. The band is getting busy again and sounding great. We should have about 9 songs on CD here in the next few weeks and i'll be sure to post a place you can listen to them ASAP.
I'm going to leave you with just a little piece of lyrics to a song I've been working on and also a video of a song that describes the mood I have been in for the past few days.
"Its been too Long since I wrote a song about the ups and downs.
Oh the times they treat me good but my feets can't find no solid ground.
The quicksand the tricksand its drying like bricks and there's no one in sight.
Im distressed so I scream trying to cause a big scene but only Vultures arrive.
The hot sun on my skin burns my soul from within & my thoughts won't contrive."

Now go check out some music by YODELICE

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


You know addiction can be a crazy thing. I won't delve into any of the things you might imagine from hearing the word addiction, but as I consider my current addictions I find this to be the best one.

It's 7:47 A.M on Tuesday morning and I just returned from Breakfast. I've been quite the insomniac the past few weeks sleeping all day and rocking and rolling through the nights. But even now as I try to get onto a more regular or should I say more normal sleeping pattern this addiction awakens me at about 7 in the morning, when I have only been asleep since 4 am.

Why would anyone get up after 3 hrs of sleep for breakfast... how could it really be that good? Well it just is. I order the same thing almost every time and it's the best breakfast I've ever had. Nothing like you'd imagine if you've never been deep in the heart of Chinese culture.

So what is so damn good about it. Well it consists of
1 bowl of tofu soup. This stuff is a tofu that literally dissolves in your mouth and it is flavored with a broth that is a tiny bit of onion, and wild mushrooms that only grow out of tree bark. 1 serving of Bowza. Bowza are little steamed rolls filled with ground meat and spices. In this case (oink oink) the other white meat. and to make sure i'm full 1 twist of fried bread. This stuff may as well be a twisted scone and you can catch me sneaking a few home when I'm feeling extra hungry cuz they remind me of my mothers scones when I drizzle honey all over them.

For some reason I just can't get enough of this stuff. I've even started to wonder if maybe the wild mushrooms contain some kind of drug that drags my lazy mess out of bed every morning to go get my next fix???

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pics from October gigs.

Jesus and the Devil
Halloween 08'
Ian singing w/ the band
Stage Left
Packed house @ the halloween show
The Synchronized Head Bang
I really like this blurry pic for some reason.
This is a view of about half of Tun Bar where we play every Thursday!
Rocking @ Lotus Blue (Fridays and Saturdays)
Me n' Da Chuan

Doing What I Do.

I just wanted to write out a little more informative Blog on what I'm up to over here in China.

Right now My band Bad Apples is playing 4 times a week. Thursdays @ Tun Bar, Fridays and Saturdays @ Lotus Blue, and now Sundays @ Hard Rock Cafe Beijing.

Even with all the bumps in the road it seems things are on a constant upswing and we just keep getting busier and busier. The band is really coming together, and we are constantly learning more and more songs.

Da Chuan is our Bass player and he actually used to be a cop. He's one of my best pals over here and I find myself chilling with him after shows and when we have time off.

Wang Yang is our Drummer and she is awesome. Her husband actually taught her to play drums and when she is sick or has to be out of town he comes and fills in for her.

Living in China has certainly been an eye opening experience. If you told me I was going to be living in China before this all came about I'm sure I would have just laughed at you.

Things can be stressful with the language barrier and just dealing with the when the Chinese do things, but in the end it's all worth it!

You can expect this blog to become more and more updated as time goes on, and if you have any requests about things you want to see or here on here just let me know!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Beijing Halloween.

Happy Halloween

Halloween this year was a blast. We started the night out @ Tun Bar arround 10 pm and that is where we remained long into the morning.
People came ready to celebrate dressed to impress or to scare, and the Club was packed full.

And I had a great blog ready to post, but firefox crashed and I lost my 2 hrs of work getting a great post full of pics and stories together and now I gotta jet out of the house so I guess I'll have to try again tomorrow.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm Alive October 30th @ Tun

Hey everyone.. I just wanted to get this video of our song I'm Alive posted on here. You can expect to see updates on my blog now @ least 2wice a week.

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Lovely Lady Escaped With A Chinaman.

Family, Friends, Fans, and Loved ones,

Honestly I don't know where to start so I guess I'll start with the bad news. My guitar escaped from me yesterday in a taxi cab. I exited the cab then answered my phone and turned around and the taxi was already driving away with my girlfriend (the guitar) still inside. We spent the night waiting outside hoping the taxi cab would return with my lover, and we filed a report with the police and are still doing everything possible to try to get her back.

As you all know I am currently in China playing music in a Band with my good friend Kris Liu. We currently make less than one hundred dollars a week playing two gigs a week, but we have a try out tomorrow that pays well so when that goes good as it will we will be looking a little better come Sept. comes. I found a guitar I can borrow for tomorrow night but after that I must find a guitar as we have shows every Friday and Saturday Night.

I have been very lucky to be able to pursue my dreams of playing my music throughout the world up to this point and I won't let this setback stop me. I am asking for your help in sending me forward on my Journey. I need to purchase a guitar ASAP and I can't do it without you.
I've created a PayPal Donations Account and am asking everyone I know for Donations in whatever amount they can afford.

To donate go to the top right or the bottom of this page and click on the Donate button.

Thank you everyone for your love and support of my music and my dreams. I look forward to seeing all of you @ a show again someday soon.

Peace and Love to all of you,

Michael Dallin