I’m going to chalk this up to the WEIRDEST COINCIDENCE EVER, but it is really weird. Remember that video I made of Beijing? The song that I used for it is Serve the People by the Handsome Furs. It was almost an arbitrary choice — I’d been listening to the album on the plane and the song was in my head. The name of the song also relates to China and to the book about the cooking school we went to, so I figured it made sense.
However, it was bizarre to read this — it turns out that the name of the album is from a book about the Beijing music scene, and the album cover is of the Tuanjiehu water park in Beijing. Apparently the album is about the band’s experiences in China, which is extra weird. I had no idea!