HK Magazine: So how long have you known Gloria Gaynor?
Alex Briley: We’ve known her since the start of the disco era. But when we actually met... I’m not sure, probably back in the 70s. It was all a bit of blur, but usually if we all sit down together one of the six of us should...
HK Magazine: You recently curated a group exhibition – why did you initiate that project?
Simon Birch: I’m always complaining about the Hong Kong art scene so I did this to stop moaning and do something interesting. It was a risk and a bit of an experiment but that’s how things...
I was born into a big family with eight elder siblings. I am the youngest.
My mom passed away in 1998 but the very thought of her still empowers me.
I grew up in Wong Tai Sin, one of the poorer districts that reveals the darker side of Hong Kong's society. So drug addiction and crimes are not...
The history of Hong Kong transport has been a long and fascinating journey. To mark the closure of the Central Star Ferry pier and to remember other milestones in Hong Kong’s transportation history, the Conservancy Association Center for Heritage is holding a landmark exhibition on the...
Listening to now:
“The Truth” by Handsome Boy Modeling School
60 seconds interview questions
In your pocket now:
Most hated band:
Sun Boys and F4
Stranded on a desert island with who?
My BF, of course!
Emo kids on MySpace...
It all started when I became a dancer in TVB in the mid-80s. But my family was so well-off that I decided to leave after a few years. Well, that’s a lie. I needed something that paid more at that point. That’s why I quit.
I began singing in nightclubs and lounges to make ends meet after...
1. The Brunch Club (70 Peel St., SoHo, 2526-8861) “Midweek this place is nice and quiet. They have plenty of couches, a courtyard and magazines for you to buy. I took 'The Time Traveler’s Wife' here – I’ve never been so passionate about a book!”
2. Portobello (9...
Favorite Hong Kong noise:
Birds singing early in the morning.
Can we dance?
Hong Kong people tend to either overdo it or don’t dance/mosh at all.
On the local music scene:
Bizarre. Conservative. Cliquey. Commercialized. Hopeful.
In 20 years:
I will still be playing music. Or I’ll...
HK Magazine: Why Poe? Is he really still scary?
Scott Sauer: I love the characters; they are just so odd. They have the dark elements that reside in all of us. One thing that I think about often is when you are driving a car on a mountain road and you have that flash of instinct to drive right off...
Favorite Hong Kong noise:
The Sai Yeung Choi Street crowd.
In your pocket:
Olympus XA, iPod with iTalk.
On local audiences:
Emo/HXC kids mosh!
The last time we played at Cattle Depot, I was out of tune for the whole performance.
Chor Lau Heung...