Gig #13

EDIT: I’ll be playing on SATURDAY – 7.15PM

ARTrage Lab: brit invASIAN
in collaboration with Indie Scene Cafe & Doppelganger
29 & 30 Nov 2008.
2.08 – 9.08pm.
Main Concourse, SohoKL

DIY meets freedom!

Come by and shop til you drop, dine til you’re too fine at SohoKL’s many F&B outlets and listen to indie bands/singer songwriters and poets at the Live + Loud and Doppelganger Open Mic stages. Over 80 vendors peddling their own homemade craft, fashion, toys + collectibles. You won’t want to miss out on this one!

ARTrage Lab’s Live + Loud Stage
+ Senoritas – http://www.myspace.com/senoritasbardot
+ Luscious – http://www.myspace.com/lusciouswithlove
+ Infinatez – http://www.myspace.com/infinatez
+ The Dogen – http://www.myspace.com/thedogen
+ Ana Raffali – http://myspace.com/anaraffali
+ Cloud Burst – http://www.myspace.com/cloudburstmyspace
+ Violet – http://www.myspace.com/violetlovemusic
+ Ain Zulkifly
+ special guest, Imran Ajmain (Singapore)

What else to expect from ARTrage Lab? Photography exhibition + immersion digital art + trunk show by Button My Buttons, an interactive art installation + a batik painting workshop.

Indie Scene Cafe
Back in 05, we ran our very own Indie Scene Cafe at Piccolo in Bkt Bintang for 2 months. Daily gigs, a store to sell indie stuff, weekend events made that place indeed very special. Well, the pop-up cafe is back again! So come by this weekend to SohoKL at our collaboration with Bijou Bazaar’s ARTrage Labs. On sale: bonds undies. tees. feshion nixnax. indie CDs. come buy come buy 😉

Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage presents the FIRST OPEN MIC FOR GUITAR HERO FREAKS!

If you’ve been thinking about it, but not rushed out to buy it, come by this weekend and pick up your Guitar Hero World Tour from our Indie Scene Cafe. SIgn up for the mini competition and who knows you could be in the running to win win win some goodies! Buy it for Christmas, buy it for New Years, whatever you do, buy it from us, have unlimited fun & save $$!!

29 NOV 2008 (time tbc)

Readings + JAZ
+ ASHRAF
+ more…

Music
OTAM
GEORGE WONG
FREAKOFCHANNEL
GREENPAVER
VACANT ILLUSIONS and more…

(taken from the doppelganger blog)
Facebook event page

it’s been awhile since I’ve played a daytime gig, and this will be the first time I’m playing at an indie/art festival thingy :p
So do come and support the local scene, and me if you’re a fan of my stuff. haha

I’ve got more gigs lined up in December and even one in NBT in January, so stay tuned for more info!

Why people don’t hold the poles in trains.

So this post was supposed to be accompanied by a drawing of an old lady with sagging tits sandwiching the metal pole, but I couldn’t come up with anything as tasteful as circus granny (lol)

Anyway, I just had a thought about why some people don’t hold onto the pole on the trains- maybe they’re afraid of the things the pole has come into contact with before. Then I started thinking about what could touch those poles, and instantly the idea of a grandma came to my head. I swear, I don’t know why. Haha

How about the butt cheeks of some over sized person or just someone with dirty hands?

Cleanest part of the LRT to hold on to? Probably the ceiling of the train. Though not everybody is tall enough to reach it comfortably.

Okay this post was a pointless introduction to the promotion of my next performance:

Doppelganger 23rd November 2008
8.30-12am
RM20 per entry (you get one drink)
Marketplace KL

Main acts:
– Mei Chern
– Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown
– Benchmarx
– Jasmine Low

click here for the official flyer

I’ll playing the open mic spot 😀 so come and watch!

Smart Phones

So the other day I was thinking to myself. Hell, I’m always thinking to myself when I’m driving in the car and I’m stuck in a traffic jam.

But anyways, the reason I was stuck in the jam was cos my touch n go card was out of credit. Normally I’d be cruising past tolls on the smart TAG lane.

So I’ve thought to myself before- why doesn’t everyone invest in a smart TAG gadget? Yes it is pricey, but for the amount of money (from burning fuel when your car is idling in the jam) and time you save with it, it is worth every sen! Coming from a smart TAG user, you don’t know how many times I’ve said ‘boy am I glad I have smart TAG!’ the ridiculous amount of traffic you can beat is incredible. Think of it as a long term investment. No, this isn’t an advertorial. (LOL)

Anyways, smart TAG wasn’t supposed to be the main topic of my post, the main point of my post was supposed to be this note I saved on my phone:

“Phones should act as smart tags”.

See, when you’re stuck in the jam, you think of all these strange things. I was thinking about how to solve the problem of traffic jams at tolls. And I came up with 2 answers- abolish all tolls (obviously unreasonable lol) or make smart TAG free. So everybody would be using it and there wouldn’t be anymore toll traffic. But then again, it would be hard to make all these lazy people get off their asses to collect their free gadgets, so why not make phones have the capabilities to act as smart TAGs?

People would enable blue tooth or something on their phone, and when they drive by the toll, the fare would just be deducted from their credit or added to their phone bill! Haha, maybe it isn’t technically possible at this point in time, but I’m sure as technology develops, such an idea becomes viable.

Minister of transportation? Fo sho! lol

Gig #11

FEEDBACK Open Mic ftrg FERNS, WANI ARDY & REZA SALLEH

Start Time:
Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 9:30pm
End Time:
Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 12:30am
Location:
Cloth & Clef
Street:
#30 Jln Changkat Bkt Bintang
City/Town:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you’re an aspiring performer/musician/songwriter/whatever come down for Feedback this Saturday at Cloth & Clef.

FEEDBACK is an open mic show that happens once a month (every 2nd Saturday) at Cloth & Clef in Changkat Bukit Bintang. If you’re interested to sign up come slightly earlier to sign up for a slot.

You get to play 1-2 songs depending on how many sign ups there are. Set-up wise a full band can be supported (we have 2 guitar amps, a bass amp a drum kit and vocal mics). Please bring your own cables. Bands as well as solo acts are welcome.

This month’s installment features FERNS, WANI ARDY and REZA SALLEH.

FFEDBACK Open Mic is a MOONSHINE event.

I’ll be playing for the open mic so make your way down there tonight to catch me and stay for the other great acts playing as well 🙂

Cabs of the future.

So the other day I got in a cab, and realized that the cab in front of me was going to the same place as well. Then I thought to myself- wasn’t that a huge waste of petrol and money? If only I knew the person in front, we could have shared the cab, the costs, and the cab driver would’ve saved petrol, and hence saved the environment.

But because we were strangers, we didn’t get on the same cab.

So in the car I started thinking to myself about cabs in the future. Maybe in the future, there would be a sign on top of the cab that displays its destination, via which route, and how many more passengers it can carry. And people who were going to the same place can flag the cab down and join the ride. The meter would calculate when the second person got on and split the remainder of the distance with the new guy and so on.

This would solve problems with not enough taxis going around, encourage carpooling, and who knows, even create relationships between strangers!

Anybody wanna vote me into parliament for ministry of transport?
Fuck me, I’m just babbling lol.