Sunday, November 05, 2006

INXing drum workshop at the Grooveyard, Taichung

Turning from the odious and depressing world of Taiwan politics, [IN]Xing is drumming today:


Dear friends,

[IN] Xing Theatre Company is happy to announce an introduction to African percussion workshop which will be held this coming Sunday, November 5th at The Grooveyard, in Taichung City .

The workshop, led by Victor Garnier, will offer an introduction to African percussion, and will be focusing on traditional rhythms from the West African Coast. Some of the work proposed will include history, cultural background and evolution of the music in that part of the world, as well as some beginner’s rhythms. This event is designed as a first approach to the playing of the djembe, no musical experience at all required.

The workshop will run from 3PM TO 6PM, and you can sign up in advance calling Roger (0932506904, he speaks Chinese) or Patrick (0939574737, English only). Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance, as the organization will try to find instruments for all the attendants. Please bring comfortable clothes that don’t constrain your ability to move and exercise, and try to avoid skirts and jeans. Bring also a happy spirit and you will to learn with the group.

You will find more details on the workshop outline attached to this e-mail. The announcement is also posted on our website,, feel free to check it out.

Looking forward to see you all there and have some fun together.


N】Xing Theatre Company / MACWAC Productions Ltd.

Jodie LEE



Tel.: Taiwan
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Anonymous said...

Depressing world of Taiwan politics? Hhahahahahah. Only if you're an apparatchik and foreign apologist for dirty elements within the DPP. Let this be a lesson for you. When people with inside experience in government talk about their experiences (as I did starting in June 2005), don't take the nasty route and engage in ad hominem attacks. They might be onto something.

Michael Turton said...

Thanks Chewy. As I informed you before in other venues, you were never onto anything except your own trip, and so your inside knowledge was reduced to mere nattering about how badly you were treated, when you could have been productive and informative and engaging and interesting. But it was impossible to take you seriously when all you were doing was engaging in a particularly dull form of public masturbation, and so all your experiences were valueless to others. It was you who took the nasty route, and the rest of us who tried to convince you that you had taken the wrong road.

The fact is, I had inside experience with these people while you were still trying to figure out how to get your girlfriend's bra strap off in the back of your daddy's car. I knew 15 years ago what kind of people they were, and what kind of movement this was, having been a victim of their cupidity, stupidity and incompetence long before you had ever gotten a job with them. I too could have been like you, spending my days in pointless public self-abuse, turning off all who might listen to me, and making sublimely interesting politics into the merely dull personal. But, as I told you before, I support principles, not people. And democracy and independence are things worth having no matter who supports them, Chewy, or whatever their human failings are.


Anonymous said...

Nasty route? Wasn't it Scott Sommers who announced a few days ago that you always take things personal and can get quite nasty? In fact, didn't you have to publish an apology to an author last year because you harassed him? I am merely sinking down to your level to make the following point: (1) you are hardly the person to be telling others to change their message delivery style.

Care to elaborate on your so-called "inside" experience? Somehow, I don't think it involved the Presidential Office, foreign diplomacy, and illegal actions. Maybe you were the "water boy" or "token foreigner" on a local campaign and saw the nastiness and ignorance up close, but I hardly think you have done anything more substantial to be honest. If so, why are you teaching English in the hinterlands?

Inside experience? Bra strap? Daddy's car? hahahahhahaha. Do you use these colorful images in your classroom? My opinion of uni teachers in Taiwan is sinking even lower.

Democracy and independence are important.....and by being just as corrupt as the previous occupents, Chen's cronies have hurt the party big time....and just last week you were calling Chen "your man."

Your judgement stinks!!!!!

Michael Turton said...

Whenever you are ready to teach, others will be ready to learn.