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So I got into Twitter lately and I thought, while I make the best of it, I might as well link it up to my blog too. It's on the right side of the page, in case you were wondering where it is.

I guess short updates are slightly easier to manage in between blog posts. We'll see how it goes.

I just got home from a great time hanging out with the FVE crew. We had our studio session to record our radio jingle and other voice overs for The Limelight Hour on SYN. After the session we headed out to The Arthouse to support Visual Asperity. We were starving by the end of the night so we popped over to Chinatown for a huge dinner! We filled out stomachs to the brim with food and lots of laughter.

Oh, it's still freezing tonight just that it got worse.
7.4°C now.

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Nine Point Two

Wow, I really forgot how cold it gets in winter here in Melbourne. It's 9.2°C now. *Shivers* The cold makes it the best environment to be lazy. Plus, it rained on us big time today which really made it a "stay under the covers" kind of day.

Anyway, in spite of the rain and cold, I met up with the band for a rehearsal to run through all the songs and to work them all out. It's sounding really good and we can't wait to hit the road with the new line up. Stay tuned till we unleash the Melbourne line up.

On another note, I've been really busy producing a radio show on SYN 90.7 and it's been heaps of fun despite the late nights and the lack of sleep. It's called The Limelight Hour featuring the best of Melbourne's independent artistes. The show is slowly coming together now as the sweepers are being made and songs are being collected. Asami, Giulia, Lionel, Julian and myself will be heading to the studio tomorrow evening to record the show's very first jingle! There's lots of work to be done but we're all stoked! Check out our debut on Saturday, May 2nd. 4pm to 5pm on SYN 90.7.

Stay tuned!

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Flight Of The Conchords

These guys have been keeping me entertained for the past few weeks.

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We're Going Down

Here's a video of Down from the recent Sunday Sessions gig. Enjoy!

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Now What?

So I've watched all of Seasons 1 and 2 of How I Met Your Mother. Now what?

I've got to say, the soundtrack for the series is pretty awesome. I wonder how much work was put in to scout the songs to be scripted in to each scene.

Well, I came across this video of a band called We The Kings while I was surfing around. I was truly impressed with this dude's singing. How cool is his voice control? You can just tell how good he is. You can tell when a singer is awesome when they can pull off playing acoustically so perfectly. This would have made a freakin' awesome Valentine's Day post but what the heck. Enjoy!

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Easy Like A Sunday Morning

Today marks the start of a brand new journey and adventure for Broken Scar. I would like to proudly announce a new addition to the Broken Scar family, Tjin on bass everybody! This dude is killer! The Melbourne based band line-up will be complete soon and you've just got to stay tuned to find out how it will look and sound like. It'll be happening very soon.

This photo was taken at Full Valve Entertainment's Sunday Sessions at Miss Libertine. I just want to take this time to thank everyone who showed up to see us and sang along to our songs! You guys and girls are awesome! Can't thank you enough. We had a blast and I hope you did too! A big shout out to all the artistes too, you guys were amazing! And here's to everyone who made Sunday Sessions happen, the audio crew, the merch crew, the door crew, Hand To Hope, LabThreeOFive, our sponsors, Cranbourne Music, Miss Libertine! Cheers!

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Tele Spells Trouble

I am in trouble. The last time I posted a wish list, I ended up buying almost everything on it. Here's what's on the new list.

I played six Telecasters today. An American Standard Maple Neck, an American Standard rosewood neck, two Mexican ones and two relic ones. This
American Standard Maple Neck stood out of the lot. The one at the store wasn't red though. It was the sunburst one which didn't look all that bad. Oh, Tele, what are you doing to me.

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Susan Boyle

I know this has nothing to do with Broken Scar's up coming show at Sunday Sessions but I just felt this video needs to be seen.

The embed function has been disabled so I couldn't embed the video here. But watch it. It is inspirational. Well, at least I thought it was.

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From L-R: Paul (panelling and presenting with Headly for The Party Show), Lionel of the band Nobody and yours truly.

We had to do the mandatory radio station photo. How could we not? This was taken on Sunday morning, when I went down to the Triple R studio with Lionel to play a few songs and plug the Sunday Sessions gig. For those of you who missed the show, here's a short summary.

I played three songs in total, one every half an hour. The three songs were, Down, The City & The Lights and Scratch. In between songs, Headly interviewed what we presume was an ex cop and later a comedian. Then before my last song, there was a bit of a chat about Malaysia and its politics, a perfect ending to a very early Sunday morning. We arrived at the studio about 12am and got home about 3 in the morning.

Sunday was a long day but it was good. I had only about 3 hours of sleep then I was mixing again at church followed by a rehearsal for the up-coming Sunday Sessions gig. Come check us out at the Sunday Sessions where I will reveal my special guest! See you there!

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Live on Triple R 102.7 FM

This just in. I will be playing a couple of songs live on air on Triple R's The Party Show. Here are the details:

12am. Sunday. 12 April 2009.
Triple R can be found at 102.7 FM

Please tune in if you are in Melbourne.

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Broken Scar Live @ FVE's Sunday Sessions. Miss Libertine. 19 April.

Updated Poster

Hey boys and girls,

I am happy to announce Broken Scar's first Melbourne show for 2009. This show will feature Broken Scar in duo format. I will not reveal who my partner in crime will be just yet. You would have to find out at the gig itself.

This gig is going to be HUGE! It's like two Limelight shows on a Sunday, packed with 18 acts on two stages, over 5 hours of entertainment!

Please help me spread the word. If you’re not in Melbourne, do not fret, you can invite your friends who are. Thanks a million!

Your Friendly Singer-Songwriter,
Kevin Broken Scar

The details and Facebook event link below:

Sunday 19th April 2009
12 PM - 6 PM
Miss Libertine
34 Franklin St, Melbourne
$12 Entry

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I was arranging my DVD collection the other day and I wondered why the heck I bought all those DVDs in the first place. I asked myself, "Do I really need to buy these DVDs since I only ever watch a movie once and never revisit the DVD again?" Then I told myself, maybe I should start renting DVDs from now on. Watch a movie once and leave it at that. This will save me money and space.

Two days ago, I was flipping channels and boy was Australian TV boring. Well, I can't really compare because in Malaysia, I had ASTRO and in Australia I don't have Foxtel, the ASTRO equivalent. After channel surfing for a while, I landed on one of the channels screening Shawshank Redemption! That was when I got hooked. It was already showing halfway and I was too tired to watch the whole thing.

So yesterday I dug into my DVD collection and found the movie! I knew I had to watch it from the beginning one more time.

The first time I watched this film was at a friend's place over lunch. When the time came for me to go back to work, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. So I ended up borrowing the DVD.

I watched it immediately from where I left off. It was an awesome piece of work! I watched it a second time shortly after the first. It's a pretty long movie too.

It's funny how much you can learn from just a movie. There are so many technical things I could learn from Shawshank, like the audio production, script writing and the list goes on. But that's not what I'm on about today.

I found the concepts in the movie very interesting. There are so many parallels you could draw between prison life and life in general. The idea of the Shawshank prison is like a big metaphor for something that can imprison us in life.

I particularly liked the part when Red was talking about being "institutionalised". I also liked the part when Andy Dufresne said that it took him to come to prison to be a crook. I particularly enjoyed Morgan Freeman's narration.

It's also interesting how Andy took on a "project" by writing letters to the powers that be to get funds and eventually start a library. "In prison a man will do anything to keep his mind occupied", Red said. Then he moved on to tutor/teach Tommy, the new kid to get his diploma. How much of it was out of pure good intentions and how much of it was just taking on a new "project". It was quite interesting to see that relationship. When someone does something good it doesn't always mean it is selfless.

Here's another part of the movie I am very fond of.

Andy Dufresne: That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music?
Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn't make much sense in here.
Andy Dufresne: Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget.
Red: Forget?
Andy Dufresne: Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.
Red: What're you talking about?
Andy Dufresne: Hope.

I think Shawshank Redemption is one of my favourite movies, judging that it is one of the few movies I actually bother to watch more than just once.

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