Thursday, June 22, 2006

Updates Updates!

K I haven't being updating this blog alot... Sorry for that.. Being bz with stuff like performing, rehearsing, working and job hunting! Now lets start with a chornological order of my week!

Monday ->
Cut my hair, Go to Luther to help out abit, Rush to Gas Haus, Had disagreement with one of their sound guys (Seriously, a sound guy that can't coil cables correctly is not a sound guy...And he still dares to say that he studies sound engineering...Kaoz)

But the sound has quite alright, Mark has done a good job this time, restoring confidence level in him and making us a happy band. KC n Roslan came to show support. So did Hwee Meng! Manz, thank you for supporting us! Hope that the beer and food is nice for u all

Tuesday ->
Went for my interview at Great Eastern Life for the position of AV Executive!
No! It's not porn u sicko assholes! AV stands for Audio Visual and my jobscope is quite similar to poor Rizal from SMU. Which means lots of shit but if I love it, it's going to be FUN!

After the interview, when I went back to shop, Luth and Robin surprised me by sayin that a cute girl actually came there to look for me and went off disappoint. I was surprised and shock... A girl looking for me? Must be someone that I own $$ or favours to... But then, I don't borrow $$$ from girls or own most people favours...

Who's that mystery girl?

So the time spend inside the shop was full of jokes targetin me and the girl... Sigh

Evening came and I went for practice with Lester and Gang for STORM! It's a great reunion of talented musicians less me and it's uplifting to feel the music. It's SHIOK!

Wednesday ->
I went for the 2nd interview for a job that I end up rejecting. Having no basic pay and being fully commision based is too unstable for me. I desire a comfort zone so that I can pursue my interest in music. I aim to be a music producer like Eric and the rest! Writing good music for artistes! That's why... I rejected the job.

After that interview, I went back to Luther Music to help move all 30 boxes of goods that we are moving to Club Med. It's a SHIOK Experience, which end up in lots of hardwork and perspiration (Not sweat...Sweating is for animals)

And of coz, I end up buying a CNB Bass Bag from Uncle Davis coz it's too chio and shiok already... sigh sigh ze woes of working at Excelsior area....

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Hurray!!! My Bass Xciter and Punch Factory is here!

Alrighty! The Bass Xciter and Punch FActory is finally here =)

Now I will have a Compressor to smoothen my playing and the Bass Xciter to improve my sound.

Which means, I will need to discover which part of the signal chain to put the two pedals...

sigh sigh sigh

And I still need a good bass distortion and maybe a syn or delay hohohoh =)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Life goes on...

Today was quite interesting for me in two ways, both good and bad.

Good way:

Antz is away in the land of the rising sun for a week of holiday, leaving the band without his power-packed licks. Of coz we will panic as he's the organizer and anchor.

Therefore, Roy has to organized the jam session, I will have to do the bookings. Nike do the scores etc. Soon we became quite organized, which is good as we always depended on Antz.

The crunch time came today when we performed. The sound was ........ as usual. No proper miking, lousy and bochap sound guy, the amps were not miked.

But we sounded good as less is more =)

Less stage sound means better sound for audience. In the past, the stage sound killed all of us, making us unable to focus. The slapback echo was super distracting. Today, when we had less sound, it became better as we can feel it more.

So next week, when Ant is back, I will redo this kind of feel and make us sound good.

During our performance, it was quite interesting to see the pub divided into 3 areas. The japanese side, the Ausssies side and the neutral (performers and Staff)
The situation was damn tense especially when Japan scored the first goal but wellz, that's the WORLD CUP for u, it makes life more interesting, especially when one nice chio bu in office wear is there as the audience =)

The bad thing that happen is of coz the pending closure and revamping of my SC. We are not even closed yet and people are treating we are dead and gone.

That's life for you. You give 101% for them in the past, doing beyond wat's objectively and reasonable and logically and when they close you down, they expect you to be calm and patience and objective...

That's double standards...Fucking double standards...and that's life

Life when you had being taken for granted...When you being nice is --> cheap

So I have being a cheap and loose person, granting favours to all when in the end, being a bastard rules...

So fuck it all, I will never support them again...Let them solve their own problems, they don't need us anyway. Since you don't want us to support u anymore, then why should we be stupid and cheapen ourselves to beg you to allow us to help you.

Nobody appreciates help when it's so ready and free...

Hope that all your events die! Crash and Burn! Coz we will not be helping you all anymore =) We have to pursue our own growth path wor =) No time to service ppl


Thursday, June 08, 2006


So long, it's time to say goodbye
The show is over, as the curtain makes it's fall
When all that remains is the memories that we have

I can't control my tears now...I am saying goodbye to something very important to me. To something I set up, I put in my heart and soul and effort... only to see it being destroyed by politics...

So that's what you get for giving 101%, forgoing your own grades...

People just throw you away like a used rag, remembering you only when they need it.

Many times I have answered their call for help...But how many times had they remembered it? Why do so much for people when they don't even care for you...

Perhaps it's time to be selfish... to look out for myself more... Being kind-hearted and sweet to people means nothing to them. They only care for themselves...

Fuck this world... Fuck it all...

Thank you all for making me see how disgusting this world is...
If I ever change to become a bastard... That's what you make me to be...

Thank you for this important lesson in life. That being kind and helpful is just a fairy tale and doesn't exist in reality

Runaway Train

One of my fave song. A song I hope to perform soon

Runaway Train
By: Soul Asylum

Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a slow torch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep
There's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here no there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it


Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A performance sux when you have to be your own soundman

Sorry for not updating, was busy with work and performances...sigh

Yes indeed, this is the worst case scenario for any performer. When you have to be your own soundman. This is also why I always advocate bands and performers I know to learn Sound Engineering. You will never know when it wil save your ass with that.

This happened to me last monday. When Late Night Affair all arrived, we kenna the big bomb...

"Today no sound man.... How ah? You all know how or not?"

Luckily I am a soundman =)

I did wonders that day... A power mike up of the drum kit with only a SM58 and SM57. Even Jim says it sound good.

But then, my Mix is like Mediacorp. Focus on vocalist, make the drums tight, the rest of the instruments are just like backing tracks. Good or's hard to decide as I had a hard time mixing and performing at the same time. Thats why I asked Gerard to drop by next week just in case....

This week was worst... There had a sound engineer, in fact, there were 5 - 6 engineers in the house. But their equipment died... No crossover, which means speakers only gave the high and mid, which almost killed the audience and the EQ was like ....... and the stage sound.... kaoz.... I realli hate that place... All the tiles and glass makes EQing a big problem. And it doesn't help when the in house engineer is over stress. In short, our sound sux to the max.

Therefore, I will do my own personal sound next time. To make sure all is good and well before I perform.

P.s I did sound for the Norweigian Seaman Mission and got praise for a good mix when I felt I sux... Maybe I set too high a standard for myself but then, it's always better to set higher standards so that u can grow =)

Friday, June 02, 2006

End of Fatness ---> End of Sadness!

K Fuck manz! Do I look so old?

A female customer actually said I'm 30 years old when I'm clear 25! and not a year older!

Wtf.... I was even wearing young clothes... A cap, a tiger beer tee, berms, slip ons

How can that be 30?

The AAR done in Luthermusic clearly pinpoints the cause to my mature looking beer belly, which is wierd coz I don't drink alot (But I do eat alot in the past)

Clearly, this means war with the belly! Die u shall! My jogging regime is starting again.

I will get u out!

Once I end the fatness! I will end the sadness =)