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Music CD pokes fun at pan-blue politics

By Cody Yiu  /  STAFF REPORTER

An anti-pan-blue folk music CD hit pan-green stores yesterday.

The CD, entitled Very Song, is produced by Sun Te-ming (孫德銘) and contains seven Taiwanese folk songs with satirical lyrics which make fun of Taiwanese politics, especially the pan-blue camp.

"Special Report is popular among Taiwanese people because its contents reflect how people detest the dirty politics in our society. The hit song on this CD, Where is the Elder? (長輩在哪裡), was circulated long before Special Report became popular," Sun said in a press release. Sun is an experienced Taiwanese folk music producer who is concerned about the democratic development of Taiwan.

At the CD's launch party at the Legislative Yuan yesterday, six legislators showed off their talent as entertainers with a karaoke version of the CD.

"This CD represents the voice of the Taiwanese people. We hope that those who love Taiwan will enjoy the CD," said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hou Shui-sheng (侯水盛).

The other five DDP legislators who showed their support for the CD are Lin Chung-mo (林重謨), Trong Chai (蔡同榮), Lan Mei-chin (藍美津), Charles Chiang (江昭儀) and Hsieh Ming-yuan (謝明源).

Copies of the CD are now available at Taiwan's Store (台灣的店) and the Green Peace Broadcasting Station.

"People who would like to listen to the CD can get a copy for free, but they are welcome to give a donation if they wish," said a spokesman of Taiwan's Store.

The Green Peace Broadcasting Station said it has been advertising the CD in their radio programs.

"People can just call our radio station if they want to get a copy," a spokesman said.

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