While CCTV insists on appealing to the largest demographic and sucking, we’d like to remind everyone that Hunan Satellite TV has decided to take a chance on mainland rock’s alpha and omega, Cui Jian, to perform on its New Year’s “Mango” Gala on February 4 (7:30 pm).
Rumors have been flying in the press that Cui would “likely not be playing his famous song ‘Nothing to My Name,’ not playing guitar or wearing his red star ball cap,” and that he would be “performing with PSY, galloping onstage together.”
Yes, Cui has done some terrible, terrible
Slated to join Cui is Beyond guitarist Huang Guanzhong (Paul Wong), but according to reports, we are still unsure he will perform.
“I remember a long time ago on one New Year’s Eve, my parents were watching the Spring Gala and asked me, ‘When are you gonna be singing on there?’ and I said ‘Come on, don’t push!’ After many years my friends are asking me, ‘Wo will you be on this year？’ and I said, “Yes!”
But this is CCTV, and this is now Wang’s version of rock and roll. Hey, it’s your holiday.
James writes about music for That’s Beijing.