Pet Sounds: Jessica Siu-yin Yeung

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “The ‘Beautiful’ ‘New’ Hong Kong” (2015) It was only recently I found out that the albums I listened…

Pet Sounds: Kobe Kwan

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “The Egg and the Lamb” Imagine if you were kidnapped and sold into slavery. Which of the following…

Pet Sounds: Zabrina Lo

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Shower Plays Reality was a robe I could peel off as I slithered into the bathtub to savour…

Pet Sounds: Nicola Chan Oi Ching

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] James R. Eads, “The Impermanence of Things” 寫一首歌讓你帶回去, I wrote a song for you to carry with you…

Pet Sounds: GiGi To Man Chee

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Antony Caine, “Old Man with Dog” Childhood Memories of Dogs and Cats         Last night, I dreamed of…

Pet Sounds: Michael Cheuk

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “Shut Up and Keep Talking” is track 8 from the album Ordinary People. “Shut Up…” is a song…

Pet Sounds: Vinton Poon

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] I am a very lucky person. I sleep on a soft bed every night; I have food (three…

Pet Sounds: John Wakefield

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Bertrand Russell The philosopher Bertrand Russell said, ‘There are two reasons for reading a book; one, that you…

Pet Sounds: Janet Lau

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The Umbrella Man . 他出發找最愛 今天也未回來 He sets off in search of his dearest And has still not returned…

Pet Sounds: Jeff Chow

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Photograph: Jeff Chow Forgotten Song in Spanish She turns on the radio, listens to it from the balcony,…

Pet Sounds: Ivan Delazari

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] One Time Music is a time machine. Proust knew it. Even though there were no pop songs in…

Pet Sounds: James Au

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] It was yesterday, if my memory did not fail me, yes, it was yesterday that I first heard…

Ongoing Moments: Ivan Delazari

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia, either the Indian summer of 1999 or the spring of 2000: in front of the long colonnade of the Gostiny Dvor…

“You Can’t Take a Picture of This” by Holden Liang Qichao

It is a perfect Sunday afternoon in autumn. The sun finally decides to grace the earth with its warm glow after days of bleak grey sky and biting wind. The shedding trees have been giving the sanitary crew a hard time, but in the comforting nook of one’s own backyard, their rich foliage has weaved…

“LA MINOR” by Ivan Delazari

LA MINOR is a music band based in St. Petersburg, Russia. They don’t write their own songs, but skilfully arrange and play Russian “urban songs”/”chanson”/”blatnaia pesnia” embedded in the vernacular culture and most often associated with crime, prison and alcohol. Sometimes those are anonymous songs, at other times popular tunes from the last 100 years…