I always get a nice buzz when I mix bands. Tonight was no exception. That explains why I'm still up at this hour. I had a great time mixing The Bright Star Alliance at Village Green. It's a cool venue with a decent PA that could take some pushing. If you haven't seen TBSA before, you gotta come and check them out at The Arthouse on Friday, 30th April. They are awesome!


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Shoot Me

I said this on twitter and facebook and I have to say this again. One won't realise how difficult playing Beatles songs is until they try playing it note for note in the exact tempo.

Never ever underestimate The Beatles. They are pure genius. Everything from the early days pop stuff till the later days were crafted with sheer brilliance. They made the pop songs sound so simple but in actual fact, to get them right the way they do requires finesse! That's just arrangement. We haven't even dissected the vocal harmonies and arrangements yet. They are just simply brilliant.

The only way to do a Beatles cover for me is to do it Broken Scar's way and I think we're gonna have some fun with that on Tuesday when we play the charity show at Miss Libertine.


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At The River's Edge

I had to drop off some documents at Southbank earlier today. Immediately after doing so, I walked along the river so freely, like a burden has been lifted. I took a seat on a bench and just stared at the scenery right in front of me. My mind was free to wander off in any direction. I listened to the sound of the city and imagined, what if there was a switch that could turn all that sound off and in one swift motion, the soundtrack of this scene would just disappear. I thought to myself, what would that scene look like? Would it be drastically different without the sounds? My mind wasn't cluttered anymore from ticking off the to-do list and chasing a mad deadline. I had time to imagine again.

Then I saw a woman across the river walking towards the edge and she just stopped, rested on the railing and peered out into the river. She was so far away, it's as though she made all these movements without a sound. It was cool observation because this woman took the time to stop, relax and take in the scenery, just like I was doing, across the other side of the river. Soon after that, a man jogged past and as expected, made no sound. I thought to myself, it is the mixture of all these movements that contribute to the sounds of the city, yet, when I observed them, they made no sound because they were a distance away. It was as if the soundtrack was stripped off. So there you go, I got the answer to my question, "what would it be like if there was no soundtrack to this scene?".

Shortly after my daydreaming, a seagull flew in and landed on the railing in front of me. I noticed something that I never did before. The seagull's feet were webbed and that meant it didn't have a very good grip on the railing. Being a bird, I figured its bones would probably be light too, enabling its flight ability. So when the wind blew, I noticed that the seagull didn't really have all that much resistance so it glided along the railing ever so slightly as it walks. I watched it for a while. Then the best part came. It stood still for a while, took a crap, jumped off the railing and flew off over the river gracefully, leaving the crime scene behind so easily. It was time for me to get up and go too.

Having a little more time to kill, I went to Allans Music and bought myself a Fast Fret string cleaner. I love it and having played a show without it once is enough to make me realise I've become quite fond of it. You'd miss something when it's not there. Music accessories are so expensive these days though. So whoever is coming to Melbourne from Malaysia, please buy some for me? Gonna need strings too!

Getting up from my spot on the bench by the river and entering the city meant I had to get out of my imaginary mode and enter real life again, but it was good, just to sit back, relax, observed and let go for a while.
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Come Together

We're gonna strip things down to play an acoustic set with a couple of Beatles songs for charity. This show is fully endorsed and supported by World Vision Malaysia to raise money for the world emergency funds to provide help and support to the people in Haiti and Chile who are suffering from the recent natural disasters.

So come and support a good cause as we do this together!

The Beatles Unplugged
Date: 27th April 2010
Venue: Miss Libertine. 34 Franklin Street, Melbourne
Show Starts: 7pm
Cover: $12

All the proceeds will go to World Vision.


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Neglected Again

So Facebook and Twitter seem to be the go these days and after micro-blogging, I tend to think that I've said everything in short bursts periodically that I forget I actually have a blog to update! I have also been terrible with my Lick My Pick Series. I gotta get that happening again soon.

Anyway, I had a great night mixing at The Limelight earlier tonight and I think the best part was getting to meet new people and catching up with familiar faces. I guess music has got its way of connecting people. If you didn't make it to The Limelight @ Miss Libertine, what can I saw, you really missed out big time because all the acts were amazing tonight! Come to the next one on 18th May.

On a completely different note, there's this site called engrish.com and when I used to see those signs with bad English on them, I used to laugh but now they just make me sick. I mean, how could people actually dare put up signboards with bad English on them? Couldn't they at least get a proper translator or someone to proof read them before they get printed? I mean, it's fine that blogs have typos or bad grammar but these are signboards we're talking about here. Ah, it's that time of the night. I'm just ranting. I'm probably gonna regret this tomorrow anyway. Oh well...

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Broken Scar NEWS!

Hey boys & girls,

Muzika Musim Luruh @ The Prince Bandroom in St. Kilda is TONIGHT (7 April). We hit the stage at 8pm. $15 at the door.
Alda flew in all the way from Malaysia to play stellar bass just for this show.

Next show:
17th April @ The Noise Bar (291 Albert St, Brunswick)
8pm. $10 at the door.

Last but not least, check out our first ever music video for Venus In September, directed and shot by award-winning Malaysian short filmmaker and visual artist, John W.J. Cho of www.pictactics.com

See you at the show!

Kev, Tjin and Alda

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