Friday, April 29, 2011

Tan Jing's Mountain of a Dress

[Updated and corrected] Upon further review, and research, the singer is determined to be Tan Jing (谭晶) not Huang Yi as originally reported. The perils of trying to decipher weibo posts! Anyway, still a great dress. :D

Tan Jing performed the grand finale at a concert by the Song and Dance Troupe of the PLA General Political Department in Beijing. Photos from her stylist's weibo. Her bio is here, and cached.







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9 comments:

duriandave said...

Cool!

dleedlee said...

Added another pic and corrected the ID. Oops!
:D

duriandave said...

I think I came across Tan Jing when I was looking for info about Tang Can. Thanks for the bio link! I was completely unaware of these Mainland classical/folk singers turned pop queens. Here's a video of her singing with Jackie Chan and another video (which is actually a commercial for Kangmei Pharmaceuticals) featuring Li Bingbing.

dleedlee said...

Thanks for the links!

I came across a few other tidbits. Tan Jing sings the theme song in Chen Kaige's Sacrifice, and was originally invited to sing the theme for his Forever Enthralled/Mei Lanfang.
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She also sings a song called "Yellow Crane Tower"! ;D

dleedlee said...

...And also the theme song for The Lost Bladesman!

duriandave said...

She also sings a song called "Yellow Crane Tower"!

Cool! Just wondering, why did you use that as your original blog name?

dleedlee said...

Just wondering, why did you use that as your original blog name?

Ha, ha. It's indeed named after Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan. And I actually visited it in 2002.

1) I don't think yellow cranes actually exist, so it seemed an apt name for virtual site, 2) I liked the legend of the yellow crane that I heard when I visted it, 3) a Google search didn't turn up too many similar names - not like Roast Pork or Rusty Cleaver(!), and 4) I liked that Li Bai wrote a somewhat famous poem called Farewell to Meng Haoran at Yellow Crane Tower.

Luckily, I had the prescience to attempt to class up a joint that post pics of women in lingerie. orz

Now, why is this site named called Roast Pork Sliced From a Rusty Cleaver? I have a post in the future that slightly touches on the topic. ;D

duriandave said...

Since the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan has been written about in some 300 poems, I think we should continue the tradition with your blog! As soon as I become inspired (don't hold your breath!), I'll start with the first poem about your salty pork stand. ;p

Looking forward to hearing the origin story of Roast Pork Sliced From a Rusty Cleaver!

dleedlee said...

As soon as I become inspired (don't hold your breath!), I'll start with the first poem about your salty pork stand.

The poetry slam is open! :D