Anytime someone writes about the neighborhood you were born/spent your formulative years, you kind of have to post about it.
Boston rock band The Longwalls wrote an entire EP inspired by Kowloon, the area from Hong Kong where I am from. Their inspiration came from way way back when Kowloon was a walled city. How they managed to do that, I don’t know. Kowloon now days is a lot different, as is Hong Kong.
Here are some random facts about Kowloon
- Chinese translation: 9 Dragons
– Population Density: 43,033 per square kilometer
– Mountains to the north, sea to the south
– Great thai food
– Home of the Ritz Carlton HK, world’s highest hotel and bar. Check out this view:
If you look closely, you can even see my hand!
Anyways, so this band, the Longwalls, released an EP called Kowloon a few days ago. It’s a melancholy type of rock music that you would find on a college radio station in the late 90s. It’s got that kind of feel. Check out the title track.