Monday, April 27, 2015

The other KFC

After visiting a local Korean chicken restaurant I decided to have a go at making the finger licking' good chicken myself.  I found this fantastic blog:

There are many different types of fried chicken; garlic, plain, shredded spring onion style and so on.  I decided to try out this sweet sticky chilli chicken as I love to dip fried chicken into sweet chilli sauce anyway - these wings come ready-smothered in a delicious spicy sauce, yum!

The recipe did not fail me - possibly the best fried chicken I have ever tasted.   A bit of a palaver what with the double frying but good things come to those who deep fry twice as they say!

Recommended.  Finger smackin' marvellous!

Yangnyeom Chicken

Saturday, April 25, 2015

'Dark Show' - New EP by AM444 is out now!

At last the dynamic duo of ChaCha and Jay Soul (AM444) have their new EP Dark Show out!  The new EP has more of an electronic and futuristic sound than previous releases with Cha Cha's smoky and hypnotic vocals weaving their spell over the listener.  They have a fantastic video for the title track Dark Show, which suits the mood of the EP perfectly, directed by American director Eric Ransdell (Fly Films):

AM444's track Guai Meng (weird dreams in Chinese) from their previous album Rooms, featured on the soundtrack to the Michael Mann film Blackhat (a Sino American thriller starring Chinese film starts Tang Wei, Wang Lihong and “Thor” Chris Hemsworth). Sadly the track couldn't save the film, not even the dynamic duo AM444 could manage that feat.

Dark Show is an EP full of atmosphere; the darker side of life in the metropolis of Shanghai, a futuristic noir, a Blade Runner for the ears!

AM444 plan to tour in the latter part of 2015...Watch this space....

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chinese Visual Festival - Podcast Online

Art Curator Xuhua Zhan and Festival Director James Mudge with Zoe

Last Saturday I was joined by Chinese Visual Festival Director James Mudge and Art Curator Xuhua Zhan.  We spoke about the upciming Chinese Visual Festival (held at Kings College London and the BFI).
There are some fascinating films showing this year, including The Naked DJ (Singapore), 0.7% Salt (China), The Last Moose of Aoluguya (China) and Meeting Dr. Sun (Taiwan) .  For the full programme see:

Listen to the show here:

Jaan Pehehan Ho - Mohd. Rafi (Ghost World sound track)
Picnic in Spring - Lui Hung (from the LP Chinese Folk Songs pictured above)
Jing Me De Hu Po (Lies) - AM444
Good Morning - from the Best Chinese Folk Songs LP (helf by James in the pic above).

Thanks to Xuhua and James for joining me.  To follow the festival on Twitter go to: @CVF_London

To follow me on Twitter go to: @luckycatzoe


Saturday, April 18, 2015

China Visual Festival Guests on Today's Lucky Cat

For today's show I will be joined by CVF Director James Mudge and Art Curator Xuha Zhan.
We will discuss the upcoming China Visual Festival and the films showing this year; documentaries, features and experimental and art video from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

This year's line up has several strands / themes including comedy, transition into post-modernity and LGBT queer cinema.

For more information and to book tickets for the Festival go to:

Friday, April 10, 2015

Lucky Cat Series 10 Episodes 1 & 2 on Mixcloud

Resonance FM have their own Mixcloud channel now and all episodes of Series 10 of Lucky Cat can be found there...

Bookmark my playlist page:

Episode 1:

  • Sven Swords OST - Track from the soundtrack of the Tsui Hark movie Seven Swords

  • Cantonese Opera Song - 7" of Cantonese opera from Hong Kong

  • The Click Song - Miriam Makeba (London 7")

  • Secretly - Hortense Ellis (Studio One 7")

  • Rouge No Dengon - Yumi Matsutoya (OST Kik's Delivery Service)

  • Roob Lor Pu Ta (Rootikal remix) - Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
  • Pigmeat on the Line - Memphis Minnie (from the CD Barbecue Any Old Time)
  • Nashville Woman Blues - Bessie Smith (Phillips 7" EP)
  • Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker (Atlantic 7")

  • In this episode I talk about the wonderful article on film star and Blues singer Olive Young written by David Wells for The Chiseler.  Read it here:

    Episode 2:

  • Radio - Crying Nut (Korean punk band)

  • Yangon Calling - Burmese punks (from the movie of same name)

  • Chinaman Ska - The Dualers (Prince Buster Shakedown CD)

  • Silhouettes - Winston Wright 7"

  • Silhouettes  - The Ronettes (Little Eva and Her Girlfriends CD)

  • Polonaise - Shigeru Umebayashi - (2046 OST CD)

  • a track by Woo Ing Ing (The Nasal Queen)

  • Lonely Heart - Rita Chao and The Quests

  • a track by Woo Ing Ing (The Nasal Queen)
  • Shank I Shek - Tristan Palmer (Shank I Shek Vol 1 TADS Label LP)
  • Shanghai kids sing nursery rhymes (Sounds of Shanghai CD)
  • Feel So Fine - Derrick and Patsy (Bluebeat 7")
  • Saturday, April 04, 2015

    The Sheep / Ram / Goat / Spring Mix

    Today's Lucky Cat is a sizzling bbq style mix of East Asian music, Reggae, Blues, Soundtracks and Lounge to celebrate the current Year of the Sheep / Goat and the arrival of Spring.

    Tracks include:

    • Ram Goat Liver - Pluto Shervington

    • Nanny Goat - Larry Marshall

    • Skinhead Train - Laurel Aitken

    • Mary Had a Little Lamb - Sterling Holloway

    • The Four Seasons - Josephine Siao Fong Fong

    • Farmer's Song - Arrirang Korean Dance and Song Ensemble

    • Spring in Fairyland - Ivy Ling Po (pictured)

    • Full track listing up soon... Enjoy!