Visible Audio

I've been keeping myself busy lately with as much studio time as possible. Somehow there's this love hate relationship with the studio but it's all good. What doesn't break you just makes you stronger.

Anyway, what I really meant to say was that, instead of recording crappy demos at home on my computer (unless I buy a Mac with some awesome gear within the next few days), I'll be heading to the studio at SAE to record some demos for some new material that I've been working on. I'm really excited about the new stuff and I can't wait to see what comes out of it after the sessions. Fingers crossed!

Also, on another note, I just realised that this blog has become like a mix bucket kinda blog where there's a mix jumble of everything, kinda like a circus. I don't know. I also just realised that this blog doesn't really specialize in anything and I don't write the way I used to anymore. I guess it's all good to have some balance every now and then just to keep things interesting.

Who Killed The Prom Queen?

I reckon with YouTube and MySpace taking over the Internet and generally becoming a huge part of everyone's lives, we should just get rid of our television sets. What say you? Who needs to watch what is given to us when we can watch what we want to watch in the comfort of our own time?

This is the new mainstream. I'm hopping on the bandwagon, not the lagwagon.

Again, these videos were taken from YouTube. May I offer you a little taste of I Killed The Prom Queen to intrique your interest?

I Killed The Prom Queen - Say Goodbye (Live)

I Killed The Prom Queen - Say Goodbye (Music Video)

Fingerstyle Madness

I was browsing YouTube and here's what I found. Fingerstyle madness!

Andy Mckee

Antoine Dufour

Antoine Dufour - Spiritual Groove

Kaki King


Farewell BloggerBot

BloggerBot, of Hello is officially dead. I loved Hello to bits and now they tell me it's dead! I didn't even know BloggerBot was dead until I googled it. They didn't even put up a notice or message on Hello, saying that BloggerBot is dead and Hello no longer works with Blogger. Oh well, life goes on. RIP BloggerBot.

Is there another software as good as Hello that I could use to post multiple pictures?

The text below is taken from the Picasa Forum.

Dear users,

We'd like to thank those of you who have been devoted fans of Bloggerbot -- the photo uploading feature in Picasa's Hello instant messaging program. Unfortunately, Bloggerbot is not compatible with the newest version of Blogger and will no longer upload photos to your blog.

For those of you still using the older version of Blogger, Bloggerbot will continue to work for a short while before being discontinued. At that time, you'll no longer be able to use Bloggerbot to send pictures to your old Blogger account. (And no, if you have already started using the new version of Blogger, you can't revert to the old version just to keep using Bloggerbot. Sorry.)

As an alternative for posting multiple photos at once to your blog, you may want to try Picasa's "BlogThis!" button. It uploads four photos at a time to your blog. Or, you can directly upload your photos through the Blogger dashboard.

To upload photos through "BlogThis!":

To upload photos through the Blogger Dashboard:

We're investigating some issues that people have reported when using Picasa's "BlogThis!" button with the new version of Blogger. The known issues are listed here:

Please let us know if you see any other problems. As Picasa and Blogger look forward to the New Year, our resolution is to find newer, better ways for you to share photos and videos with your family and friends.
Rest in peace, Bloggerbot. We'll miss you.


I bought an Orange! I was like a kid opening his Christmas present. I've always wanted an Orange amp and though this is just a small 15-watt practice amp through an 8-inch speaker, it is pretty loud and it is more than enough for me as I live in an apartment here in Melbourne. All that matters, that it's an Orange.

So far, like most Orange amps, it's a Mids driven amp and it has that nice warmth to it. Plus this little one comes with reverb which is pretty sweet!

I haven't really played it real loud or explored the tones on this bad boy thoroughly yet. I'll probably bring it into the studio to try it out and while I'm at it, I may as well try recording some stuff with it.


This is what the weather forecast says currently. Thunderstorms.

Every other time it rained or was forecast to rain, there was only very light drizzle that was almost close to nothing like what it’s like back home.

Today however was a breakthrough. I heard, saw and smelt the rain, properly, for the very first time here in Melbourne. I went to the window and looked out for a while. The so-called thunderstorm looked like what a heavy drizzle will look like back home. Maybe this is because I live in the city. At least it rained and brought the temperature down a little bit.

Here’s a snapshot to give you an idea what Melbourne will be like for the next few days.

Weather forecast taken from

On another note, it rained a lot when I was in Kuching recently and the rain just brought back some memories.


Malaysia has always strived to be visible in the eyes of the world and tried to be bigger and better. There was the KL Tower, Putrajaya and now we’re sending our very own Spaceboy on a taxi ride into space! We’re a country that wants to be famous.

Recently, there’s been great hype about an article written by the Australian economist Michael Backman, commenting on Malaysia’s economical state. Oh, make that two articles from Mr. Backman by the way. We’ve been getting a lot of press coverage. Like the old saying in the entertainment world goes, “any publicity is good publicity.”

So what’s this I’m going on about? Did I suddenly become a politician? Not at all. I was just going about my own business today and I decided to head to Borders to read a few magazines and guess what? I picked up the usual magazines that I read, the guitar and music stuff, found a comfortable chair, sat down and started flipping and reading through the articles in Rhythm a drum magazine. Then, I looked at the cover of Revolver Magazine and something caught my eye. I say the word “Malaysian” on the front cover, not the headlines, but it was on the front cover nonetheless! Everything else just faded away as my eyes fixated on the word “Malaysian”.

So I browsed the entire magazine to find out what all this is about. Did a band from our country make it big? Note that Revolver Magazine is the world’s loudest rock magazine based in New York. This was a big deal!

Then I came across an Asian looking black metal band and read on. It turns out that the band was a Taiwanese band. So I continued flipping the pages.

After a few pages, lo and behold, Malaysia made it to one of the main articles in the magazine. “2006: The Year In Hard Rock.” They wrote about the black metal issue and how the cops detained 400 gig-goers during the infamous Paul’s Place, New Year’s Eve incident. They also wrote about how some international Death Metal bands fell victim to the banning of Black Metal music in Malaysia. Poor guys. Getting all mixed up in a sweeping ban, thanks to our highly educated cencorship board.

The write-up wasn’t long, but did I mention that a New York based magazine wrote about Malaysia? Oh, I did. Unfortunately, Revolver’s website doesn’t contain the article I just mentioned but if you can get your hands on it, go for it. The cover looks like the picture above. It’s worth a good hearty laugh.

We’re visible in the eyes of the world alright. Malaysia is famous!

Blast Off

I went to one of the filming sessions of Blast Off during my short break back home. Since I've missed all the other Blast Offs and See Bee was super kind and sourced out a VIP pass for me, I decided it'll be fun to go.

I can't remember much of the previous Blast Offs, but the stage this year looks impressive. You could tell from the pictures. Good job! Keep it coming!


It is amazing how last night was just about 14 degrees and all of a sudden it rises to a high 38 degrees today. It was an extremely hot summer day today and I decided to go for a walk in the park. Not the best time to go for a walk, I reckon, but I went anyway after contemplating for a while. Once I got out, despite the heat, it was refreshing to break a sweat. Then I decided to jog around the park and after one round, I retired for the day. There is less moisture in the air compared to back home in KL but the air is definitely cleaner and fresher here although the park was located smack in the middle of the city.

Here we are, two weeks into the New Year and instead of feeling a great charge, I feel more like a mellowing down from 2006. I haven’t even had the chance to write a 2006 closing blog yet. So here’s an attempt to do so.

To sum it all up, 2006 was a great year for music and gigs. On my end, I played the most memorable shows thus far. It was tiring but definitely worth every single bit of it. It was so eventful and fast pace that I have a hard time remembering everything that had happened. I thank my bandmates and my close friends for all the support for all that I’ve gone through. It’s been a great year for learning and forging relationships. Towards the end of 2006, there were definitely a lot of changes, almost too much for me to handle and I’m still trying to get a grip on it. Before I knew it, 2007 kicked in and here we are.

I haven’t even had the time to sit down and to make resolutions for the New Year. I haven’t made resolutions for years, mainly because when I was a kid, I told myself, “why make resolutions you can’t keep?” Most people make resolutions they can’t keep, resolutions that are too way out of reach. So instead of making resolutions that are more realistic, I decided not to make any at all, which was silly, really. So I decided to look at it from a different angle in the past few years. I made general resolutions in the beginning of the year and as the year goes by, I make smaller, achievable goals. I realized, that when you set your mind to do something, you keep reminding yourself and pushing yourself as hard as you can, your dreams and aspirations will definitely be achieved. Put your heart to it and those dreams are as good as yours. 2006 was a great year and I can truly say that I’ve kept to resolutions and achieved my goals.

So with 2007 in mind, I shall put health first. Get enough rest and exercise. Other than that new revelation, the story remains the same. I will continue writing as much as I can and push myself as hard as I can to elevate my songwriting to another level with all the lessons I’ve learnt through the past year. I look forward to new material for the follow up to Midnight In St Kilda. I am excited!

Kaki King Live @ Northcote Social Club

This was the last leg of her Australian tour and she was pretty tired. However her playing was still spot on! Watching Kaki play live is much better than watching her videos on youtube. There's more energy and dynamics live. I was disappointed though because I didn't get her autograph. All in all, it was an awesome display of virtuosity.

Brand New

To celebrate the brand new year, I've decided to revamp the blog and give it a brand new look, just to freshen things up a little.

Firstly, it was pretty difficult to part ways with the old look. I miss it already as I type this. Maybe it's because I got so used to the old design and got attached to it.

Secondly, due to the revamp, almost all the text in all the previous posts are super tiny now. With my limited knowledge of tech stuff like this, I don't think I could fix it.

So, here's to the new year! The brand new look everybody. Tell me what you think?

Oh hey, on another note, just for fun, I've uploaded more tracks from my debut album on and Venus In September is number one today, on the Alternative Daily Charts. Hooray! Thanks guys!

Here's the link:

Happy 2007!

Picture taken from The Age

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! May 2007 bring you lots of joy, love, peace, prosperity and most importantly, may God shower you with all His blessings in everything that you undertake!

To all my musician friends, may 2007 be fruitful in your music career and journey! Have heaps of gigs and tours, write new material, record, release albums and win awards. Rock on!

To my non-musician friends, may 2007 also be fruitful in all that you do, be it your studies, work, love life or a hobby that you've just picked up. Work hard and party hard!

Here's a toast to many great things to come for the new year! Cheers!

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