Michael C.M. Liu
Established in 2006, Zenkwun (神棍樂團) is an indie rock band that has won many awards and released two records; it has seemed for a long time that fame and fortune were just around the corner, but Zenkwun hasn’t acquired vast popularity, at least not outside the underground music world. “I don’t really care about making big money. The most important thing is to produce music the way we want,”said Obiwan (陳正航), the lead singer of Zenkwun and my former college classmate.
|From Zenkwun official website |
Official video from YouTube
Back in college, Obiwan was a brilliant student (if my memory serves me), but his grades weren’t excellent. Nevertheless, he went on to graduate school at National Tsing Hua University, one of the most prestigious colleges in Taiwan. He didn’t finish his master program, though; I suppose he just had to leave to pursue his dream before it was too late. I sincerely hope that he gets to be famous and rich in the near future, because he really is a role model for me and for others who are too afraid to chase their dreams. If you haven’t found your true passion, keep looking! If you HAVE found it but haven’t really done anything about it yet, listen to Obiwan’s music; you will be inspired!