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Saturday, March 26, 2011

MGMT Live in KL yang menembak emosi

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Angin tetiba membuak pulak nak mereview konsert MGMT live in KL di Bukit Kiara Indoor Arena baru baru ni,25 March 2011 dalam bahasa melayu. Pasti mesti dah ramai blogger lain review kan and fosure korang pakat2 review dalam bahasa inggeris.

MGMT penama rimaula MGMT ni kan, ada yang panggey 'management' well memang asal nama derang the management, tapi ditukar pada ringkas pada MGMT saja, sebut btul btul btul "em gee em tee".kalo kita tanya orang, macam2 reason dibagi knapa and mengapa dieorg ni suka kat band psychedelic rock/pop band ni. secara peribadi dan jujur tak tipu aku suka band ni pasal dieorg colorful, gila, creative, tak malu nak bercreative, lagu dan lirik dieorg menusuk kalbu sekali dengar dan jugak vokalis dia yang bernama andrew vanwyngarden tu comel gila dan pelik. Senang cerita, bagi aku, aku rasa dieorg band masakini yang gaga.

jujurnya aku just kenal band ni pun thanks to manusia sengal bernama amiruddin abdul latif, tahun lepas dia kata dia "dari dia pergi rock the world 10, baik dia pergi MGMT".Pastu aku google2, korek dengar lagu terus masuk ngan jiwa aku, pastu tengok2 video suka plak ngan video2 dieorang yg gila tapi bermesej(tak kisahlah tersurat or tersirat),lama-lama dengar terasa mcm andrew sgt comel, pelik2 sket personaliti dia then angau sudah masuk sket2.

aku hampir2 rasa mcm tk dapat pergi konsert nieh koz faktor kejeku yang tk menentu,tapi nampaknya jodoh aku ngan mgmt mmg ditakdirkan bertemu dikonsert 'live' akhirnya. macam2 cabaran la jugak nak sampai ke saat aku melangkah masuk ke ruang bukit kiara indoor arena tu. hanya aku dan kawan2 jelah yang tahu kisah sebenarnya(rahsia,shh..diam!) sampai aku dengan tak malu dan despratenya telah tweet host konsert 'moe' kot kot kalau dia boleh tolong(hehe).

Anyway aku masuk time betul2 lagu pertama MGMT, crowd memang ramai, tak sangka ramai pengikut mgmt, yang paling fun, ramai yang dressup mengikut tema mgmt. cuci mata jugaklah, suka tengok cause band ni bagi aku lagu dia stylish pun.well tk kisahlah apa orang nak kata, poser/wannabe/hipster. tak penting semua tu: yang penting tanpa poser/hipster/wannabe MGMT tkleh hidup dengan setakat hadirnya pengikut otai musik yang kekonon tau serba serbi MGMT. Tanpa mereka, mungkin bukit kiara indoor arena tak penuh malam itu cause tak semua otai2 musik itu ada duit nak spent pun, dan sesetengahnya riuh cakap je, tapi lagu download secara haram kat internet.(hiks hahaha)

Dari satu lagu ke satu lagu, derang perform dengan latar backdrop LED yang cantik berwarna warni, tambah sejuk dingin penghawa dingin dan panas badan orang sekeliling yang berpeluh-peluh tu memang sebati lah,crowd menyanyi bersama lagu-lagu hits mcm time to pretend,youth,flash delirium,electric feel, dan lain2 lagu dari 2 album sebelumnya, tapi saat lagu 'kids' dimainkan crowd menjerit(tatau lah menyanyi ke menjerit) berjemaah. feel yang sangat terbaik, moment yang akan ku kenang sampai bila-bila, coz aku menyanyi sampai menangis2 keterharuan. i just let go myself masa tu(tak malu betul, tapi apa kau nak kisah kan)

lagu terakhir 'congratulations' dimainkan ada yang dah start balik,terima kasihlah pada yang tak begerak tu ramai2 dan bersungguh menjerit "one more,one more" then derang main lagu 'handshake' dan satu lagi lagu ku tak tahu apa tajuknya,i wish...i wish derang main lagi sekali lagu 'kids' tapi tidak. magic moment dont hit twice. jadi entah bila lagi MGMT nak turun sini lagi. unless aku migrate ikut derang duk amerika sana. ahahaha! anyway it was an orgasmic satisfaction, penuh emosi(bagi aku lah).

Mungkin ada yang tak suka, atau maybe tak faham atau simply lost Que akan tarikan MGMT nie, mungkin ada yang tersenyum sinis atau mengejek manja yang dieorang tak "sebagus" band band lain yang lebih established. Tapi ada aku kisah?janji kepuasan yang aku dapat adalah maksimum cause derang dijemput datang turun show di KL, band band established itu ada sudi nak even singgah kuala lumpur? tepuk dada picitlah hidung sendiri. hehehe. :)

Aku akan selalu kenang saat ini:- tenks to fizbonez(video kamu rekod ni sgt best!)



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Monday, March 21, 2011

Yuna hit the low notes.

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She has been quite heroic fashionista/musician figure to me. I adore her talented skills in music and poetry. I also truly adore her sense of style and her ability to dress herself in whatever fashion that she wants to experiment.Her sense of style grow further especially when more cash starts pouring in her pocket,where she has more opportunity to experiment with various colors, materials, patterns,and brand. She share and feed fans and fellow fashion lovers her fashion updates tru internet medium, especially when she launched her own boutique iamjetfuelshop .

Unfortunately, those interesting feeds were halted today when Yuna has officially closed and limit her tumblr account access. Apparently i wont be the one who will get an access to it(who am i ^_^). The decision started when a local established blogger, has release a posting that i believe is somewhat his personal opinion whereby despite promoting Yuna's recent musical exposure in America,the only thing that capture the blog attention was Yuna's tudung's style?!

I know its a freedom of speech and everything, but come on, Yuna is still who she is, in a world of cleavage parade these days, at least Yuna still cover her physical aurat,and if the aurat is the main concern then isnt' consider to be sinful for any man to listen to her singing voice?

I believe anyone can throw criticism towards anyone on any topics, but when it comes negative criticism in the subject of fashion or aurat. The only thing that we should do first is to look in the full view mirror and mirror ourselves first.

I was kinda disappointed cause i thought a professional celebrity will usually swallow all the negativity and turns it to a positive thing, but then i remember Yuna is still consider a baby in the industry and being a celebrity might be new to her especially when she has just started to climb a new heights of her stardom; where more and more people will judge her under a tiny microscope. I thought shes gonna be strong,rub it off and laugh about it.

Yuna decision to limit the access of her tumbler,its a lost and im gonna miss her updates.As a celebrity, businesswomen and musician its quite amazing when she have and MAKE the time for her fans by giving updates on her whereabout, sharing her insight on various thing not necessarily fashion.

There are not so many celebrity who regularly updates their whereabouts these days especially when they become more famous. Artiste like Zee Avi for instance, after shot her modest fame in the states, her youtube account now take a long time hibernating due to her busy schedule. Well maybe she's busy: but she seems to forgot that other than her youtube video updates, its her charming persona while delivering the songs with poetic meaningful lyrics on youtube that connect her to more and more people.(zee, if you're reading this: we miss your youtube video! sing us a song once in a while, a cover...anything)

Back to Yuna i wish she learn to develop a thicker skin from now on, perhaps maybe in person she is a sensitive at heart but being a celebrity these days :people are feed with your pictures, videos and text 24/7 from every corner, you cannot help but has to adapt when dealing with their comments.Furthermore a fashionable person wont give a rat when people comment negatively on what she/her wearing. They just fiercely wear whatever they want, doesn't matter if people like or hate it.We dress to satisfy our fashion interest no matter if its right or wrong.

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Work it baby yeah!

If Yuna close her tumblr account and succumb to a negative comment by a local blogger with just a modest unique hits per day comparing to other mainstream media, its going to be interesting to see her reaction if one day, Joan Rivers gives brutal comments about her fashion style on E! Fashion Police. Will Yuna sulk and talk back to this legendary grandma?(hope not!)

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Are you ready for me?

Yuna, if you ever read this, please come back, it doesn't matter what those hater say or think about you. Haters will always hate, they wont stop talking. Dont let their words stop you from doing what you love to do. They will never understand you, but your fans,family and friends know and love you better<3

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crazy Little Thing Called Love สิ่งเล็กเล็ก ที่เรียกว่า..รัก

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A loooong twisted 'i love you but too hard to tell you i love you' story between nam(Pimchanok Lerwisetpibol) and Chon(Mario Maurer). Nam a geeky awkward school girl had a massive crush with her senior Chon, a popular guy in school who always have his camera around his neck taking photos which then later become football player for his school.With support from her close knit friends, Nam later tries catches Shone attention in many ways. After joining the drama class,She then slowly transform herself and becomes one of pretty and popular girl in school and the two of them beginning to be friends in a weird shy way especially when Chon participate in the drama class.

Eventough she is one of the brightest student in school, Nam still not brave enough to tell Chon her feelings especially when 'Thop', Chon best friend who were just transferred to their school had fell in love with the new beautiful Nam. Nam, decided not to tell her true feeling to Thop, decided to be nice to him only to get closer to Chon.

The three of them become new close friends,but later Nam decided to tell Thop that she doesnt love him when she realised Thop truly love her.Thop was frustrated and suspected that Chon and Nam have feelings for each other. He reminded Chon not fall in love with Nam.

Things gets more complicated to two of them when Nam got highest mark in school and she gets to fly to america to be with his dad who works as a chef there, and Chon got an offer to join the region football club which cause them to be separated.

With encouragement from his friends, before the school break,Nam confess her love to Chon(a feeling that she keep for so long) but surprisingly after her confession she then know that Chon just had a girlfriend. Devastated and in tears she went home crying her heart out in despair without knowing that Chon also had feelings for her (even before she become beautiful) and he respected Thop wish to him earlier on.

A night before Chon leaves to Bangkok to join the football club, he leave his photo journals of his feelings towards Nam but the two cant do anything about it cause as Chon wrote "their timing never match".The two of them went separate ways, and after 9 years, there were reunited again in a most peculiar way.

This movie was last year Thai phenomenon and has become a cult hit among thai teenagers, Mario won best actor for his role as Chon & Nam won best newcomer. Love birds, love hopefuls, young and old will definitely smitten by this movie. You either has gone through the same experience or perhaps know someone who did :)


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lighthouse by Shayna Zaid & The Catch

Shayna Zaid and the catch(Chris,yanz,andrew,and fred)

I know this might be too soon cause the album is not officially release nor available for purchase yet, but i really cant wait to note this down and sharing this with Shayna Zaid's fans especially when i'm now in the middle of busy event schedule(where i barely have time to sit down and write a decent review).

So i here i am now, focusing few minutes of my time with my laptop in a room filled with the aroma of my favorite hazelnut cappucino while my headphone is on high dose volume playing the playlist from the band album 'Lighthouse' which is now available on the band official myspace.

Anyway,for those who had already followed Shayna Zaid career and the evolution of her music from the 'Beyond Borders' in 2006, 'Half a world away' in 2007 and the EP 'Au Fait' in 2008, she will debut her new album in 2011 with her band known as 'The Catch'. Consisting talented musicians namely Christopher Heinz(drums),Yan Izquierdo(Violin/mandolin),Andrew Baird(guitar/ukelele), Fred Gerantabee(guitar/bass).

With the band, not only the music comes out alive, but her vocal personality resonates her emotions in of each of the songs. Delivering the stories behind each of the songs.Bridging pop music with other organic musical elements such as folk,gypsy jazz,bluegrass and cabaret,that will definitely sound even better on the 'live' stage.

The band took almost 2 years to complete their first album in the middle of hectic tour schedule,in fact one of their song off the album titled 'morning sun' was selected by Ford USA, and featured in the Ford Edge TV Commercial.The happy clappy song was also featured in Bealls's back to school ad in 2010.

'Lighthouse' mark the musical departure to the land of maturity and independence as the band heads towards their own musical landscape, doing their own thing despite the typical sound that is available now in the mainstream music.

What i enjoy most about their songs is the ability of the band to craft such a beautiful songs that has it own soul that able to carry emotional weight in each strings,drums and every hook or stroke. Almost like sipping a great delicious cup cappuccino, it will not only make you smile,laugh,dance or cry,it might also make you think or fly your mind back to your past memories or perhaps paint a new one stroke of love,hope or simply make your appreciate your your present moment.All of the songs in this album has it life on its own, its really hard to pick favorite cause all of them are brilliants gems.

Tracks like 'Big apple love','Fireflies','Bonita','Blow','Talk' would be a great song to be perform 'live' by the band on stage, it will take your feet stamping to the rhythm: dancing,clapping, hands waving,smiley and happy.While 'lighthouse' will make you think about life in track or if you want, you can recall the memories with someone who are dear to your heart in 'closer'.

In a middle of chaotic sound of electronics's synthesizer and heavy dance club beat that dominates the radio and tv nowadays, 'Shayna Zaid & The Catch' offers something more soulful and organic that will makes realised that even tough its now the year 2011, we doesn't need to be tough at all times we still choose to be human,(not as robot) to love,cry,laugh and to enjoy the things that makes us human.

Shayna Zaid & The catch members with John Agnello
*photo by Blush.

What makes this album even more special is the band has the honor to work with John Agnello, the producer,where he has worked with heavy names such as five for fighting,Andrew W.K,Sonic Youth,Jennifer O conner to name a few,giving the band the appropriate edge to compliment their creative craftsmanship.

The new debut entitled 'Lighthouse' by Shayna Zaid & The Catch will be released in April 2011. For more info and songs preview visit:-

www.shaynaandthecatch.com/
www.myspace.com/shaynazaid
www.twitter.com/shaynazaid

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Monday, March 7, 2011

The Azenders

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izal/bass(one buck short), ajam/synth(dichi michi) kudut/drum(robot asmara), sam/vox(bunkface)

Kata orang, kawin campur boleh hasilkan anak comel atau baka yang lebih baik atau bijak. Tetapi kalau band hasil dari catuan komposisi ahli dari beberapa band terdahulu macamana pula hasilnya you? Adakah itu natijah terbentuknya 'The Azenders' yang merupakan gabungan pemusik dari band band indie One Buck Short, Dichi Michi, Robot Asmara dan Bunkface yang mulai berlari-lari anak dalam perjuangan musik mereka yang hanya berligar di sirkit tempatan sekitar 2010.

Walaupun setiap dari mereka mungkin dari latar belakang suku musik terdahulu yang berlainan tetapi ternyata idea cantuman 'The Azenders'berupaya memberi kelainan warna pada karya mereka.Formula Lagu-lagu 'catchy'mereka kini,menjadi siulan bukan saja dibibir anak muda tetapi juga pendengar dewasa.

Pujian juga harus diberi pada mereka kerana tidak malu untuk tampak segak dengan imej tersendiri sesuai dengan musik yang dibawa yang amat menyenangkan mata dan telinga.Mungkin ada yang menyindir dengan pakej yang ada pada 'the azenders' namun mereka berempat agaknya telah pun belajar dari pengalaman lepas dan tahu apa yang terbaik untuk memasarkan karya mereka di radio, tv,internet dan majalah.

Single pertama 'ladies & gentlemen' memang mengingatkan kita pada jalur warna musik eropah namun, pedulilahkan koz i tetap suka hanya dengan sekali dengar. 'Peribadi' taruhan mereka untuk aliran radio lokal berbahasa melayu mungkin boleh juga menusuk jantung pendengar musik indonesia,singapura,brunei dengan hentakan piano midtempo dgn rauman suara sam yang kedengaran lebih dewasa.

Anyway, teruskan usaha wahai 'the azenders' pedulilah apa orang nak kata, kamu tahu apa yang terbaik untuk kamu. i like the things that you guys did so far and you did good. Rembatlah peluang didepan mata kerana usia dan tenaga muda serta kesempatan hanya datang mungkin, sekali cuma.

Sorry belum ada video musik rasmi dari 'the azenders' masih dalam oven kot? sila rujuk websites mereka untuk info dan lagu penuh dari mereka okey :)


http://www.facebook.com/theazenders
http://www.myspace.com/theazenders
http://www.twitter.com/theazenders

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

East Coast Mall Indie Stage





January to December

when i was in kuantan last week for an event coordination, i stumble upon an indie band performance at kuantan's East Coast Mall. I didnt know much about kuantan scene, neither that i know there are quite a handful of potential bands from the east coast, although some of the bands might require a lil more time to develop their talents but its encouraging to see such a local shopping complex is allowing them to perform at one of the entrance wing(nearby Padini concept store) where the public enable to see them on stage performing their own songs or cover songs.

I stopped by and spent time to see some bands performing that afternoon such as 'january to december', ACS(all couple song) and few more that i couldn't remember. January to December performed their own penned song such as 'in my mind','imaginasiku',and 'you are my blood' quite impressed to see them able to compose the song esp the one in english composition. Although some improvement are needed in terms of pronunciation but i believe in time their English song would be better in time.

Well, if ECM able to allow their local youth to perform at their vicinity, what about KL shopping malls? and what ever happen to central market outdoor stage? laman budaya? why arent these venues is not being fully utilized in providing the local art/music communities to show and improve their talents in public? If in UK, the stutters community were given space to improve the stutter by giving them a public space/stage to develop their self confidence when speaking in public then why not we utilized our public avenues as a platform for our local arts/music/communities to positively develop our youth skills and talents? sometimes, its not about the money(by asking rental fee in order to use your space), its about what you(corp people)give to the society as in direct contribution in order for the money to roll in back to you.

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