Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia)

Saw this today, and it’s been stuck in my head ever since.

Go here for the music video for the theme song to Jet Li’s new movie Huo Yuan Jia, about the 19th century martial artist of the same name. (The movie has been retitled “Fearless” for Western audiences.)

The song is by Taiwanese pop star Zhou Jie Lun (aka Jay Chow), and is an absolute earworm of traditional Chinese music, western-style pop, and hip-hop.

Chinese Hip-hop. Yeah, I’ll let that one sink in for a bit.

The music video kicks ass, too….lots of choreographed dance moves, interspliced with footage from the film….which looks nifty (especially a duel between Huo Yuan Jia and a westerner fencing with a saber).

I do have an MP3 of the song, which will be appearing on this week’s Friday Music post. ( and yes, , it will be added to the “international hip-hop” CD that I’m making you.)

Shotgun Politics

The 78-year-old shot by Cheney has a heart attack, due to pellets in his heart.

Doctors are under orders to continue to downplay calling it “Minor.”

The murmuring sound you’re hearing is the noise of Administration officials and hardcore Neo-cons praying HARD that this old guy doesn’t die.

Of course, Cheney has already been cleared. The Sherrif’s Department have said that there was no alcohol or misconduct involved in the incident….at least as far as they could tell, since they weren’t allowed to interview anyone for more than 12 hours after the shooting.

In other disgusting news: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is planning a June vote on a Constitutional amendment banning Gay marriage. The vote will most likely fail, but it’s timed so that the coming November elections can be yet another “Referendum on Boys Kissing” (to use Bill Maher’s phrase), rather than being about reaction to the multiple crimes and ethical violations by this administration and their party. The holy rollers will come out in force again. Votes fer JESUS.