Hong Kong Beat Raising Awareness About Our Home On Earth Day 2022

Many artists have written songs about how wonderful our planet is, many have written about the dangers it faces from human action and conflicts.

Again this year, Hong Kong Beat presents a collection of songs about our home hoping that these messages will reach out.

Hong Kong Beat Celebrates St Andrew’s Day with some modern ditties by Scottish lads and lassies

Scottish music isn’t all about wailing bag pipes, reels and hairy folk singers, there’s also a great wealth of pop and rock music by many artists from the country.

Hong Kong Beat would like to help Scots men and women the World over celebrates St Andrews Day 2021 with an hour of contemporary songs from the past 40 years by some of the best artists the country has produced.

Hong Kong Beat music set for Earth Day – Side 2 ‘Hope’

While curating this playlist, two things occurred to me: first, there is much to celebrate about the Earth but there are few modern songs that do that; and second, maybe the reason for that, awareness in the minds of many artists wanting to sound warnings about what we are doing to create a precarious future.

There is a third as well, and that was the difficulty in choosing so few songs for a meaningful set, so I’ve made two ‘sides’. The first highlights how we are abusing the Earth and jeopardising our long term survival, the second celebrates the wonders of the Earth and how we should perhaps treasure them, as well as some songs of perhaps forlorn hope.

Side 2 brings songs that celebrate the wonders of the Earth, or a message of hope. One song raises what some see as a way out of trouble – extra-terrestrial salvation, but the following suggests that any visitors from other planets might see what we have done and decide that we aren’t worth it. We have to fix this ourselves.

Hong Kong Beat raising awareness on Earth Day – Side 1 ‘Awareness’

While curating this playlist, two things occurred to me: first, there is much to celebrate about the Earth but there are few modern songs that do that; and second, maybe the reason for that, awareness in the minds of many artists wanting to sound warnings about what we are doing to create a precarious future.

There is a third as well, and that was the difficulty in choosing so few songs for a meaningful set, so I’ve made two ‘sides’ – the first highlights how we are abusing the Earth and jeopardising our long term survival, the second celebrates the wonders of the Earth and how we should perhaps treasure them, as well as some songs of perhaps forlorn hope.

The biggest thing to take away from side 1 is that most of these songs are classics in the pop, rock or R&B genres, but are around 40-50 years old! The message is that we have not been listening for a long time now and, to quote Marvin Gaye in 1971 “How much more abuse from man can she stand?”

Hong Kong Beat wedding and party DJ wishes all my Irish friends, followers and clients a great St Patrick’s Day!

“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,

And may trouble avoid you, wherever you go.”

Have a great St Patrick’s day listening to this selection of great rock, pop and reeling tunes from some of the Emerald Isle’s finest artists.

Hong Kong Beat wedding and events DJ wishes all a Happy Year of The Dog!

February 2018 marks the start year of the Earth Dog in the Chinese almanac bringing with it masculine energy, an outgoing and fun-loving vibe, and maybe even getting a little reckless…

So what better way to celebrate such a year with Hong Kong Beat than a mix of some heavy rocking and belting tunes about dogs, and well, their canine cousins.

Kung Hei Fat Choy, and wishing all a healthy, prosperous and successful Year of the Dog!

Dad Dancing with Hong Kong Beat wedding and party disco for Fathers’ Day!

Dad dancing could be defined as “wildly exuberant dancing, often after drink has been taken; performed by men predominantly over 40; who learned their last dance moves at least 20 years ago; have vague recollections of fad dance moves learned during ‘that fabulous holiday to Haven in France’ when their kids were small; punctuated by air guitars, tortured miming, wild drum solos and knee slides across packed dance floors, to the embarrassment of their kids and wives…”

All I know is that their favourite tunes are floor fillers and the dads are great for the party.

Saluting Dad Dancers everywhere for Fathers’ Day 2017!

 

Hong Kong Beat wedding and event disco celebrates St Patrick’s Day

Wishing all my Irish friends and followers a great St. Patrick’s Day with a 90 minute eclectic rocking-and-reeling mix of reels, pop, and rock songs by Irish sons and daughters from the past 5 decades.

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead!

Wishing everybody a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rooster from Hong Kong Beat wedding and party disco