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大伙都看到了，先是《心太软》，然后《好汉歌》，接着是“My Heart Will Go On”，其间穿梭着《青藏高原》和《珠穆朗玛》不甘寂寞的影子，烂大街的队伍前仆后继，孤单而又辉煌。
Translation (c) Julia Gao
The Next One
As everyone has seen，from《Heart Too Soft》 to 《The Song of Bawcocks》，and then to“My Heart Will Go On”，mingled with the shadows of 《Qinghai-Tibet Plateau》 and 《Qomolangma》 which couldn’t stand without the limelight – the parades of decayed streets appeared one after another, lonely and splendid.
Behind all this，the gloomy vocal circle was almost physically and mentally exhausted – endless new nouns were thrown to the media, endless demos were pushed into the ranking list which no one would listen to, endless awards were dispersed, and endless scenes of vanishing of confident smiles…… However, they still needed to hold meetings to discuss selling points, find hot topics, and make up focuses. On new-designed CD covers and overall images stuck the capitulation hopelessly to the public. But no – did the decayed streets exist so easy?
Many said that 《Heart Too Soft》 wass too vulgar to be good，but how many of those who said so could reach the acme of Ren Xianqi? The personality completely shattered, the nerve crushed by the Southeast Asia economic blizzard, loss of jobs, and spoiled childhood…… The lachrymal of the whole era, the country, and the region was controlled by the small hands of narcissists. The plain melody, the earthly face, and the desperate lyrics rushed to grab this personality, this nerve, and this wanking hand – oh, who could still be so lucky as to open his mouth and meet a new world that cried for comfort!
Through the psychol ogical of tears, the masses represented by the adolescents who had succeeded in losing weight felt much better. CD sellers were told in time: the next thing was to rebuild humanistic spirit! The soul-stirring 《Water Margin》supported the society from another side – hero dreams, masculinity, proof that bandits were better than kings, rebellions, fighting the fight at the right time, and the perfect mixture of Bacchus spirit and peasant mentality. Liu Huan, harmed by 《The Gone》, finally put down the superior difficulty and learned from 《Big Sedan》. With the help of Zhao Jiping, he tried his hand and captured the hearts of the masses represented by the middle-aged who had achieved something. The excitement created by Wu Erlang and Monk Hua added fuel to the flames - 《The Song of Bawcocks》, of course, ignored professors, intelligentsia, and worshipers of foreign things and raised the grand flag of vulgar culture.
It’s beyond doubt that when all the songs, soft and hard, had been sung, we should taste the kiwifruit of economic globalization – all the practitioners and teachers out of the loop please notice that no record company was able to hire an advertiser like James Cameron – large amounts of dollars, sophisticated psychological tactics, media that ruled the world, an unbearably vulgar love daydream, two stereotyped film stars. Titanic sank into the icy water, but it raised the dream sail of mankind. The skilled beautiful super voice broke the hearts of so many singers in our country! The simple English and the unreachable perfect tragedy – the idols in our country, representing the domestic culture, felt no sense of strangeness while staying out of breath, which caused fiasco and quietness – as the typical group that believed melody supreme, they overcame the barrier of national boundaries easily, for it was the right of the masses represented by all the office workers in the world to dream of impossible romance!
The market is empty; the streets are filled with purchasing power; both good music and bad songs are repeated until they can no longer be listened to. But where is the next one?