Tuesday, 29 December 2009

faster kill pussycat

Brittany Murphy was the last celeb I ever thought would leave this earth. If I had my way, she could play me in a biopic. Because I can relate to her kookiness, that is.

And I feel wahoo wahoo wahoo!

Monday, 28 December 2009

O, what have we become

Reading this interview with Damien Rice makes me want to listen to 'O' all over again. So much fire, so much anger, so much thought thrown into it - I wish she'd gotten back with him after reading this.

And so that was all good, but then we had the meeting and I felt that... I just felt that Lisa didn't contribute to the meeting at all and just... and I had held the meeting so that she could say whatever she wanted to change, or whatever.

So I went into her dressing room before the show, just after the meeting, and asked her what was wrong, why didn't she contribute to the meeting? And she said 'Well, what's the point? You are just going to do what you want anyway'. At which point I just lost my head. I lost my head, you know."

He shakes his head, regretfully.

"I love her", he declares. "I love her so much. And I love her so much that I love that she hasn't spoken to me - because even in that I have learned so much over the last two years. I have learned to appreciate the friends that I do have, and not to fuck up anymore. And, you know, thanks to Lisa's resilience, her and I are not fighting any more, so that's a positive thing".

Ruby ruby ruby!

Say hello to Brera.
Be nice and shower her with compliments when you see her okay?

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Spontaneous prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for your own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside your own house
4. Be in love with your life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Don't think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Monday, 9 November 2009


Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the ‘good life’, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.
Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, 8 November 2009

100 days of change

It's been 100 days since your passing and so much have changed. I've been met with betrayal, friendship and death. The weight of the world is too heavy for a girl like me to carry on her shoulders; but I'm no longer the same girl ten years ago.

My uncle said you paid a visit to my little cousin. He bid you 'goodbye gong gong'. My aunt also saw your shadow in the room you used to occupy. I was hoping to meet you but I've not sense your presence. That also includes my sister.

But I know the cosmos has ways of telling me; during that span of time, I've met a couple of elderly people and somehow I could sense your presence in them.

Tomorrow I'll be visiting you. So much to tell.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

KL Sing Song Day Two

Loud night out or quiet night in? The phrase was playing in my head the whole of yesterday because I had to decide if I wanted to stalk All-American Rejects in the evening. I chose the later and rushed back from a friend's place to pick up Muscle Man. We braved the rain and traffic and made it in time at Central Market sans dinner.

Ah, such a quaint scene at Annexe. Unlike the previous years which was held at Klpac, Annexe proved to be intimate and warm, but the turnout was terribly poor. Could it be because of the rain? Malaysians actually celebrating Halloween? People flocking to Bukit Jalil for a free-for-all concert? A formula of all of the above?

Back to KL Sing Song. Yvonne played 'door bitch' and jokingly said she was contributing free slavery because of Azmyl and we chatted for a while before making our way into the gallery. As host Fahmi introduced the first set, musicians Slowjaxx, Edwin & Albert and Wani made their way up on stage.

Now, why have I not gotten into Slowjaxx any sooner? The combo of saxophone and Jeff's voice were enough to blow me away. I took a liking to 'Liberty' and another song, I can't quite remember, when he burst in with a flurry of finger nimbling artistry. Edwin & Alvert reminded me a lot of Michael & Victor, who are now popularly known as erm, Michael and Victor individually. Muscle Man actually liked their first opening track 'Monday Blues'; I can see why, they sounded a bit Jason Mraz-ish. Now, Wani came on next. Lecturer with UiTM in Creative Writing, her voice made me sit up and I paid attention to her like a dutiful student would do. I wouldn't say she has a great voice but it was soothing and her lyrics were poignant. 'Lampu Jalan' was one of them.

During the 15-minute break, Muscle Man and I had to go to the loo but they closed up Central Market and I had to brace the mamak's. Then we headed right back up and lingered around. He also wouldn't let me near the stalls, which were selling the artiste's cds because he knew I'd be erm, wasting my money on some good' ol quality stuff. Azmyl was there and er, is it me but his hair seems to have a life on its own? I giggled to myself. I still like you and Yvonne very much, okay?

Meor walked by and I waved at him. Introduced him to Muscle Man for a bit. And made small chat before we were ushered into the gallery again.

The second set was made up of veterans in the indie scene, namely, Pete Teo, Karen Nunis and Meor. Meor kickstarted the set with 'Hari-hari Autistik', which is another fave of mine. The song, which is based on his autistic son, tells a story of how the little one is living in his own world and the father often wonders what is he thinking about. It's really poignant and touching and of course, honest. Other songs he covered that night were 'Sofa Biru' and my all-time favourite which he sang during encore: 'Yang Terlintas Di Fikiran.'

During Karen's set, she was good at keeping the audience's attention as she conversed back and forth, making small chats. I liked that her set was bewitching and mesmerising. My fave song from her has to be 'Oh My World', and I believe she did say it was downloable. Will go search for it.

Pete was his usual confident self but you could tell he was still upset over the passing of his dear friend. He kept to a 'suicidal mode' so he said. I thought he was going to shed a tear during 'Blue', but he kept it strong and managed to finish it. I love 'Blue' and all its blue-ness. It's a tender, intimate song and the venue was perfect, for the song resonated wonderfully within the walls and the high ceiling. And yes, I was laughing at you, Pete, because you made that joke about your finger - how could anyone not laugh at that?

It ended about early 12am and I bid farewell to the familiar faces. Made my way to Tung Shin, where I gobbled down some beef noodles. I didn't regret missing AAR for this; the sombre weather and the pool of talented musicians reminded me how much I've missed catching gigs around town. Will get back on it soon as I'm planning to check out Lepaq cafe.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

January 2010 has proven to be concert overload. In Singapore. You may now cry. And empty your piggy bank. Because rumour has it, The XX and Florence and The Machine might drop by too. Hey boss, if you are reading this, I'm going to move temporarily to Singapore and work from there.

12 Jan Yeah Yeah Yeahs
13 Jan Cat power
14 Jan Green Day
(Might as well take the whole week off)

Some details of Yeah Yeah Yeahs live in Singapore from Greenhorn Productions (the same peeps who gave us Death Cab For Cutie, ya'll). Check out the Facebook page:

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
19:30 - 21:00

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

You're my own Papillon

This is for all the rock stars out there.

I officially heart The Editors' latest album 'In This Light And On This Evening'. The songs are explosive, metaphoric and atmospheric, of course. I also love how gloomy the lyrics are.

Make our escape, you're my own Papillon.
Will turns too fast, feel love before it's gone.
It kicks like a sleep twitch!
My papillon, feel love when it shone.
It kicks like a sleep twitch!

Darling, just don't put down your guns yet.
If there really was a God here,
He'd have raised a hand by now.
Now darling, you're born, get old and die here.
Well, that's quite enough for me.
We'll find our own way home somehow.

No sense of doubt or what you could achieve.
Well, I've found you out, I've seen the life you wish to leave,
But when it kicks like a sleep twitch,
You will choke, choke on the air you try to breathe.
It kicks like a sleep twitch!

Darling, now just don't put down your guns yet.
If there really was a God here,
He'd have raised a hand by now.
Darling, well, you're born, get old and die here.
Well, that's quite enough for me, dear.
We'll find our own way home somehow.

It kicks like a sleep twitch!
It kicks like a sleep twitch!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

I don't know, well I don't mind

missy atop a brick wall

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary darl.

I wanted to make you a card but I can't find any colouring stencils in your room and I decided this is what I do best.

You're taking up space again; even the cat is annoyed but I love that about you.

You have this innate ability to annoy the helluva me but you always give in to me with that sly grin of yours.

You can't stand my indie songs and neither can I with your 80s tunes but we always have a good laugh about it.

I always get away with things (nag, whine, chores) but that's because you're too kind with me.

I know I haven't been on my best behaviours and I've said some hurtful things in the past, but I hope we could give it a try again.

Oh and your fried rice is way better than mine. Anytime.

[music for the soul: on and on and on - wilco]

Monday, 19 October 2009

the cosmos

repost from technicoloring

Friday, 16 October 2009

What an Absolut-ly fun night out

Temperature soaring, the girl is smoking and we're on the road.

Said my hi's, dressed to the nines, they said 'I was looking good.'

Felt like a frazzled rock star lost in a swarm of familiar and ol' faces.

Glasses clinking, vodka spilling, cameras flashing.

I haven't had this much fun in a while with the bunch last night at Absolut Love's launch at RogueArt, Jalan Berangan, a quaint little gallery hidden in the heart of KL. Alcohol brings the lot together; I won't deny that fact.

More photos and story to follow suit. Meanwhile, I stole these from Sher and Suanie and tweaked the colours.

copyright suan

the elf and i


suan is my herro

Align Centre
kim in a top i want to bring home (owner included)

with mike and mock absolut. copyright suan

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Super Cat with Power

Argh, it's not even year-end and I'm already feeling the pinch in my pockets. First it was breaking Green Day news, then it's Cat Power & Andrew Bird. Between the latter two, I'll choose the husky purring Cat anytime. Plus it's the day before Green Day and like eyeris said, we'll probably have a 'Rombongan Kucing Kuasa Hari Hijau'. If you have not heard of Chan's music, where have you been? Check out her 'Sea of Love' and 'The Greatest' tunes.

Some details reported on last.fm, which was reported by Junk:

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Esplanade Concert Hall

1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981
Show on Map

Tel: 6828 8377
Web: www.esplanade.com/

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Have a Green Day

My new friends at Lushington (whom I met during Coldplay's concert, sent me this an hour ago):

Lushington Entertainments is proud to present GREEN DAY – the Grammy Award-winning American rock trio starring Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals) and the Tre Cool (drums, percussion).

This will be GREEN DAY's first ever shows in South East Asia with performances on 14th January 2010 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for 11,000 + fans.

Formed in 1987 and now in the top tier of rock establishment , they have chalked up a remarkable 65 million worldwide album sales.

When they were 17, they first recorded as Green Day, signing with the punk label ‘Lookout’ and releasing the 1989 EP 1,000 Hours with drummer John Kiffmeyer. The next year, the group recorded its first full-length album, 39/Smooth, in a day. Two more EPs followed, with Kiffmeyer leaving to focus on his studies and Tre Cool, with whom Armstrong had played in a band called the Lookouts, taking over on drums for 1992's Kerplunk. With a solid fanbase built on the nurturing, all-ages hardcore scene in Berkeley, the group signed with ‘Reprise’ in April 1993

Concert info:

Singapore tickets will be available from all SISTIC outlets at S$128 (standing), S$88, S$128 and S$148 seated plus S$3 SISTIC fees.

Green Day is represented by Warner Music.

Green Day – Live In Singapore!

Date : 14th January 2010

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Time : 8.00pm

Public Sales Date : 15 October 2009

SISTIC Hotline : (+65) 6348 5555

Web bookings : www.sistic.com.sg

Singapore tickets will be available from all SISTIC outlets at S$128 (standing), S$88, S$128 and S$148 seated plus S$3 SISTIC fees.