Tuesday, February 26, 2008

East Asian Artists Wanted


As part of the Chinatown Arts Festival 2008: Five Circles, London based arts organisation Chinatown Arts Space (CAS), and Chinatown’s principal landowner, Shaftesbury PLC, are working in creative partnership to commission two major new pieces of exciting public art for London's Chinatown.

WHO: East Asian* artists born or resident in the UK are invited to submit proposals
VALUE: £6,000
WHAT: Create a vibrant contemporary artwork suitable for external display for 2 years.

WHO: All East Asian* artists worldwide are invited to submit proposals
VALUE: £20,000
WHAT: Create a permanent eye-catching three-dimensional artwork in any medium that is
suitable to withstand the elements.


Full entry details of the requirements for submission of proposals, and the specifics of each site, can be downloaded from www.chinatownartsspace.com. For more information, please contact Parker Harris on T. +44 (0)1372 462190 or E. cas@parkerharris.co.uk

*East Asia includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their diasporas

Dragon Tongue Squad

The DTS came on last week's Lucky Cat radio show and 'mashed it up' with their freestyling! I was very impressed with their skills and later I found out that J-Fever is the freestyle champion of China. Thanks to DJ Geko for providing an excellent selection of beats for Dragon Tongue Squad. I went to see the performance at the Royal Opera House which was pretty good but I think having them on the show freestyling was a better experience, I hope you all enjoyed listening. If you missed the show I will be putting it online in an archive soon. To be notified of when this happens or to join the Lucky Cat mailing list please email me luckycatzoe@gmail.com.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Photos of Catch the Rat party

Fifi has put up some photos of the Chinese New Year party at Scooterworks, view them all here:

I think I was dancing in the pic shown so looks like there is no DJ!

The next party will be for Thai New Year (Songkran) on 12th April. Email me at luckycatzoe AT gmail.com to join the Lucky Cat mailing list for updates.

Dragon Tongue Squad on Lucky Cat tomorrow!

I am delighted to announce that I will be joined by China's premier Hip Hop crew Dragon Tongue Squad live in the studio tomorrow night! Join me for Lucky Cat Tuesday 19th February at 10pm on Reosnance FM - 104.4FM in London or online anywhere at www.resonancefm.com

The DTS are playing this Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February at Linbury Studios, The Royal Opera House along with Kevin Quan (DJ Phat) and Suki Mok. Tickets: 020 7304 4000

Playlist Tuesday 12th February 2008

  • Are You Tired of Me Already? - Thongmark Leacha (from Molam vol 2, pictured)
  • Glad to Be Unhappy - Billie Holiday
  • Teaching the Daughter - Thongmark Leacha
  • All Out To Get You - The Beat
  • Cry about the Radio - Mary Weiss
  • Ladies, Let's Dance! - Pairin Pongpiboon
  • Yuge, Songs of the Fishermen - Guqin Music of Liang Mingyue
  • Asking For Her Hand in Marriage - Group Singsiri
  • Stick By Me - John Holt

Molam: Thai Country Groove From Isan Vol. 2 is available to buy on CD from: www.sublimefrequencies.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Playlist Tuesday 5th February 2008

  • The Dum Dum - Tajai
  • Audio clip of DJ Phat (scratching) & Suki Mok (Spanish guitar)
  • Flowers and Juveniles - 12 Girl Band Shanghai
  • Talk of the Town - Rita and Sakura
  • Youlan, Lonely Orchid - Guqin Music of Liang Mingyue
  • Love's a Dangerous Game - Mary Weiss
  • Do I Make Myself Clear - Etta James & Sugarpie De Santo

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

David Tse, Suki Mok and Kevin Quan on tonight's show

On tonight's Lucky Cat radio show on Resonance FM I will be joined live in the studio by David Tse of China Town Arts Space, Spanish guitarist Suki Mok and DJ/scratch artist Kevin Quan (aka DJ Phat).
Suki Mok and Keving Quan will be performing with the Beijing rappers Dragon Tongue Squad at the Royal Opera House later this month as part of the Five Circles Arts Festival.

Show starts at 10pm tonight (Tuesday) and is repeated at 2pm on Friday on 104.4FM in London or online at www.resonancefm.com


Monday, February 04, 2008

Lap Cheong Fried Rice

Serves 4-6 people

Pack of Wing Wing Brand Chinese Sausages (Lap Cheong)
4 Eggs - scramble and set aside
1 Large onion - chopped
2 cloves garlic - minced
2" knob of ginger - chopped finely
Handful of dried shrimp - soak in boiled water 30 mins
3 teaspoons preserved/pickled vegetables
2 dessert spoons pickled turnip
Mustard Greens - chopped
Fennel chopped
8-10 baby sweetcorn, chopped roughly
Pre cooked rice
Cider Vingar
Soya Sauce
Black Pepper

The great thing about fried rice is you can add anything you want and it's a good dish for leftovers. I used fennel as I thought it would go well with the lap cheong, I have had it with chorizo before and the aniseed flavour compliments the pork sausage. I used Cider vinegar for a change as I am always using rice wine and I thought the apple vinegar taste would also compliment the pork. I was very pleased with the results.

The most important thing is to have all your ingredients ready before hand. First fry the chopped lap cheong (chop on the diagonal) in a small amount of oil. Remove and place on paper. Add a little more oil to the wok and hea, then add the onions. Followed by garlic, preserved veg, pickled turnip, fennel, mustard greens, baby sweetcorn, rice and lap cheong. Keep stirring so it all gets really mixed in. Flavour with cider vinegar, soya sauce and black peppper.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Playlist Tuesday 29th January 2008

  • Pussy Cat Bite Me - Prince Buster
  • Rats - The Tiger
  • Turtle's Song To The Wolf - The Mice and the Bad Angel
  • Frightened Billows - Cantonese Mental Music LP
  • Hey There - Sammy Davis Jnr, Rat Pack Live
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Dean Martin, Rat Pack Live
  • Too Marvellous For Words - Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack Live
  • Pennie From Heaven - Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack Live
  • A Foggy Day in London Town - Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack Live
  • I Love Cha Cha - Siao Fong Fong
  • African Jazz Cha Cha - Ginger Folorunso Johnson
  • Cha Cha Cha De Las Secretarias - Monchito and his Mambos Royals
  • Cha Cha Merengue - Ed Daniels & The Seasiders