May 7, 2019

“Watch it!” (Official music video)

The Music of Hello Uncle Foreigner

Listen to all the music of Hello Uncle Foreigner at Western Toilet.

“Watch it” was a short segment conceived for the video “Why do I live in China? What are you doing?” and is basically footage of traffic with the word “watch it” standing in for car horn noises. We thought it was funny. I like the driving beat of this composition and how it gives intensity to some imagery that’s pretty quotidian. We’ve all seen traffic.

Nov 24, 2018

The music of Uncle Foreigner: Yield

Trafficking in sounds

We’re all going somewhere, and we need something to listen to on the way! Here’s the sounds of “Yield when we die.”

Apr 25, 2014

Snaps: Crosstown traffic

You gotta get where you’re going

This baby stops traffic

Traffic is notoriously terrible here in China, but locals of all ages take it in stride.

Jun 21, 2012

No context quote of the week

I mean it, no context

Here's OK, right?

“The traffic here has gotten much better since the government outlawed driving while drunk.”

— Our new friend Alex

Though the parking still isn’t great.