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:

Host:
Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Time:
19:30 - 21:00
Location:
ESPLANADE CONCERT HALL

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

sherbear!

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
Singapore
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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.


Sunday, 11 October 2009

nothing

Nothing. Still air. Bright lights. Cars whizzing by. The blanket of darkness envelops the sky but the stars, the stars, they continue to shine before they dim, and all is forgotten until the circle repeats itself.

You must know of this incident; remember when we were seated in this hall and everything was pitch black like ink? His voice resonated through the hallway and nothing else matters anymore for he was singing my song. I turned to look at you and you did the same thing; we both knew what that had meant. What crosses the mind, as loosely translated, were merely simple words with heavy depth.

But it is difficult to explain the weight of those words with the heavy knots in our breaking voice.

Whispers in the dark can be the cruelest form of communication - what if you get one word wrong? It's like a slap to your face which leaves you with a sharp pain albeit momentarily. But nothing lasts forever anyway (the song, the words, life). But at the same time you'd ask yourself, if it's all just in your head?

When you pick up pieces and take it along with you, they become some part of you. The chemicals in your bodies align with them and it changes the core of you. The healing, touching, feeling, speaking, thinking, listening, hearing - the next course of action calls for a response.

Trust me.

Trust shall be marked on my arm.

This is not the path I chose to be intertwined. Nothing left for me here. There. Because nothing lasts forever anyway (the song, the words, life).


This love of life makes me weak at my knees
And when we get there make your play
'Cos soon I feel you're gonna carry us away
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief

music for the soul: [strangers - the kinks]

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

I heart 500 Days of Summer

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I missed the screening of 500 Days of Summer when I checked my email two hours too late but I was adamant about watching it on the big screen because:

1. the cutesy bank dance ala Jason Mraz's 'You and I'
2. Zooey Deschanel, for she's a fine understated actress
3. I'm an indie purveyor like that

Trotted off to Pyramid on the first opening night (it opened on Oct 1st and in KLCC on Oct 15; they underestimated the film, me thinks) and sat myself down in a hall with 50 others for a midnight show.

The show, in a nutshell: cutesy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who's best known for his 10 Things I Hate About You and 3rd Rock From The Sun roles, carried his lovetorn character very well while Zooey played the kooky, perky part with much ease! They break-up, get back together, say stupid things, not say things -no cookie-cutter Hollywood kinda shit - it's stuff what real relationships are made of. And that's what made me uneasy; it reminded me so much about what I went through with Muscle Man. I know this because he shot me a couple of glances and I refused to give in to him.

There is nothing predictable about the show; the film's misc-en-scene, shifts back and forth in time, kept my attention on hold but it can be a little confusing for those who like their films straight-talking. I also liked that the film is campy, especially the part where Joseph was dancing to Hall & Oates. That's what make indie films so fresh, without the whole Hollywood-ness in it.

The only thing that irked me was the censors who snipped off vulgarities; so I'm gonna go grab the DVD to watch it all over again. And the OST? Splendid. Spent half the time guessing the singers - from The Smiths to Wolfmother - it reminded me of Zach Braff's Garden State. I hope it wins an award!

Four freaking stars!

Read also: eyeris' review on 500 Days of Summer