Gig #18

And so, I still haven’t got my internet back yet- but the streamyx people told me it would be this week, so let’s just hope they deliver. I have loads of stories to share, but no time to blog them when I’m out, so stick around for a while more! This blog isn’t dead :p

And just a quick announcement, I’ll be performing at the doppelganger open mic stage on New Year’s Eve at Soho KL, around 5-ish. So if you’ll be there for NYE, do come check me out!

My gig on Sunday was amazing! Loads of friends turned up, the acts were solid, and everyone had a great time. Definitely looking forward to more doppelgangers like the last one!

And I just gotta plug my favorite band this year: My Favorite Highway. I’ve been listening to these guys all week on repeat non stop, and they’re now up there as one of my favorite bands of all time. Check out Getaway car, Steel City, and Simple Life. They aren’t heavy and they write great tunes with great lyrics. Band of the year for me 😀

Home Sweet Home

So, after spending weeks away from home, I’ve finally moved back to my own place. Those dudes built back the roads faster than I imagined. I guess even Malaysians can be hardworking sometimes.. haha

Spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performing at Soul Cafe (this gospel hall opposite Starbucks in Bangsar Telawi 3) which was pretty fun. It was a good experience playing 3 nights in a row, especially on the second night when I teamed up with Darren (An Honest Mistake) and Ronnie, and we improvised backing vocals for each other 😀

Anyways, I’m just here to plug my gig this weekend: I’ll be headlining Doppelganger KL on the 28th of December, Marketplace KL, so do come watch! Bring your friends! Bring hot girls! (for Andre). For more details click here, or talk to me on facebook (George Wong).

Gig #15, Gig #16, Gig #17

EDIT: I’ll be playing today, Monday, at 8PM

So I’m blogging using the office internet pc. Lol
I haven’t been home in ages, I guess I’m kinda used to it now, I’ve been out alot. Had an awesome birthday eve and an awesome birthday, and well, besides the shitty landslide, december has been a pretty good month!

I played at cloth and clef last saturday (gig 15), and I have another gig this coming Sunday (gig 16) at soul cafe, Bangsar (Edited 19th December). I’m supposed to be going on at around 10, it’s some reopening party or something, and I am playing on Monday and Tuesday as well. But yeah, make your way down to Bangsar this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night for some 2sh action! 😀

At the end of the month, 28th I’ll be playing doppelganger main stage 😀 and on the 31st, I might be playing at Soho KL as well for the New Year’s Eve open mic stage. More details on that in the coming week.

I won’t be on msn much or either at all, but my facebook is just one touch away (lol @ maxis ads). So if you guys don’t have my number, just contact me there- George Wong.

Hopefully I’ll be back home with a pc and internet soon. In the mean time, take care guys and I hope to see you at my shows!

I’m okay

Just in case you guys heard about the whole BA landslide thing and wondered if I died, I’m still alive and kicking *awww*

It started off with a crazy Friday night where I drank till I time travelled to Saturday morning. Got out of bed, packed my shit and trekked through some jungle to get out of the god-forsaken hill.

Anyways, to cut the story short, I won’t be home for the next few days (possibly weeks if they don’t clear the road by then). In the mean time I’ll sneak online once in awhile in between dota games at cafes and facebook from my phone. lol

Bolt is awesome. Go watch it! You don’t really have to watch it in 3D to enjoy it, there isn’t much difference between both versions. The value of the show is in the storyline and jokes. And of course not forgetting the amazing animation. Horton, Bolt and Madagascar, all top contenders for animated movie of the year in my list. Speaking of lists, I should come up with a top ten list for the end of the year and some new year’s resolutions. Maybe next year will be the year I accomplish them :p

Gig #14

Wow, it feels like this blog is just becoming a place for me to announce my shows! haha
Well, I haven’t had anything interesting to fill these pages with lately, and the amount of activities I have to do is just overwhelming, and I don’t get time to sit down in front of the pc to write creatively. I have a job appraisal in 2 days (wish me all the best!) and I have some gigs lined up this month as well! And if I’m lucky, I’ll be paid to play 8 nights which will mean I hit 20 gigs by the end of the year! woo hoo! well we’ll just see how things go. In the meantime, here’s my upcoming gig at the end of the month:

This will be the first time I’m headlining for doppelganger (hopefully not the last! haha) so DO COME! Bring your friends, spread the word! Tell everyone you know! It’s at the end of the month, on a Sunday, which isn’t NY eve so you should have no problems making it! :p


Picture of the year? Prolly. LOL

GIG: 28 Dec 08: Doppelganger Open Mic @ Marketplace KL

Presenting the YEAR END SHOW @ Marketplace KL!

GEORGE WONG
SPARANORMAL
JASMINE LOW
and the regular open mickers…..
hang on a minute! That’s George Wong?!!
Gosh…. tell your friends about this, spread this link, facebook us if you like or join our facebook group!
And here’s a little more about our performers for December!

SPARANORMAL
Sparanormal, An unintended collaboration formed in 2001. It went on nameless for quite a while, until just sometime last year the name came to be. Since then the band managed to record a few songs. It was hard squeezing in work and music together. But in the name of music and in dire need of some variation in our daily lives the band had to live on. So far Its been a hell of a journey, and were looking forward for a hell lot more. Sparanormal is Kameel, singin’ and strummin 2nd guitar Jzon, rippin’ 1st guitar Ajeem, thumping bass Safwan, rolling the drums With our first not so far in the future release (hope so) Between, Above and High Sparanormal E.P. out NOW! Hey everyone! we have finaly managed to get our E.P. out! selling @ RM 8.00, You can get it at Giggers Jln Kelang Lama, or order by post, for further info please call safwan @ 0176552315 or send in a request email to sparanormal@gmail.com or just leave a message on our myspace page. Also other selected distributors @ : – Campbell Music ( Kedai Aunty ) 1st Floor, Campbell Complex, KL. – The RiceCooker Shop Annexe Central Market (CM), KL. – Tools & Trade 1st Floor, Campbell Complex, KL. – Silverfish Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, KL and now, Doppelganger’s roving Indie Scene Cafe.

www.myspace.com/sparanormal

GEORGE WONG
After the disbanding of his former band, dreamingtosleep, George needed another outlet to release his thoughts, feelings and emotions. He picked up the acoustic guitar, put new words down on paper and wrote stripped down, honest, soul baring music. What started off as a couple of songs for a side project for bedroom jamming and the ears of good friends eventually turned into a collection of songs that forms his current performing setlist. With more than enough songs to record an album with, George decided that his music needed to be heard. In 2007, he finally broke out of his bedroom by playing at his first open mic event. Surprised by the great response he got to his ‘friendster song’ he decided that he was going to do more than just play to his friends. After taking a break for a few months, getting his heart broken and writing a few new tunes, in 2008, he hit the open mic scene like there was no tomorrow- playing at every doppelganger and cloth and clef gig for a few months straight. To audiences big or small, receptive or not, he just wanted people to hear what he had to say. Now with an EP in the works and a number of gigs lined up for him, things look like they are finally shaping up for 2storeyheart.

Hope to see you guys there!