2storeytreat #7: Waiting Is The Hardest Way To Die

Most of you probably haven’t heard this relatively new song, some of you have, and you might be wondering what the hell I’m singing about haha. I don’t have a rough demo or recording yet, but in the meantime, here are the lyrics to the song:

Waiting Is The Hardest Way To Die

Seven more days ’til I find out
What you truly want from me
I can’t say I’m not worried
I can’t say that I am
But I don’t want to raise my hopes up
‘cos every single moment spent with you
Taught me a little more about myself

It’s not the answer I can’t take
It’s the waiting that’s the nightmare
Waiting that’s the nightmare

Pull the trigger on your own
Take my gun don’t let it go
’til you let me go
Don’t be selfish oh no no
Make up your mind and let me know
Don’t leave me hanging

We take our time, we hurry up
We slow things down, we speed things up
We lose our hearts, we make mistakes
We take our time, we hurry up
We slow things down, we speed things up
We lose our heads, we raise the stakes

You exist in, or you exit from
You exist in, or you exit from my life

Basically this song was written when I was waiting for Jasmine’s answer, a few months ago. We weren’t a couple yet, and before we got together, she asked for a week apart to think about things. I wasn’t particularly happy with that because I didn’t know what her decision would be, I got upset, started penning down words to a song and this was the result. As for the music, I’ve had the guitar parts down for a very long time, but no words to put to it. I tried singing these lyrics to it, they fit, and the rest is history.

Gig #63

It’s going to be an awesome Boxing Day gig- if you’re not going for Rock the World, I suggest you come for the more chilled out Doppelganger acoustic gig. A real awesome line up, and I get to play the same stage as one of my favorite local acts- Reza Salleh! Hope to see you guys there <3

Doppelganger KL Boxing Day Gig + SwapMeet

Sunday, December 26 ยท 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Palate Palette
21 Jalan Mesui
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DoppelgangerKL Open Mic + Gig + SwapMeet Bazaar

12.00pm Swap Meet Check-in & Open Mic

12.45pm Atlanta Fall
http://www.myspace.com/atlantafall
1.00pm Iced T Band
1.15pm Never Early
1.30pm Megat Salleh
1.45pm Angie Lym
http://www.angielym.com/
2.00pm Ramona Azween
http://www.facebook.com/RamonaAzweenFanPage
2.15pm Fazz
http://www.myspace.com/fazzband
2.30pm Senoritas
http://www.senoritasmusic.com/
2.45pm Otam
http://otam.blogspot.com/

– break –

3.45pm Anuar Avecina
4.00pm Ariff AB
http://www.facebook.com/ariffabubakar
4.15pm George Wong
http://www.myspace.com/2storeyheart
4.30pm Reza Salleh
http://www.rezasalleh.net/
4.45pm The D.I.A.
http://www.facebook.com/differentinaction
5.00pm Izzy Mohd
http://www.myspace.com/izzymohamed
5.30pm Az Samad
http://www.facebook.com/azsamadmusic
6.00pm Amirah Ali
http://www.amirahali.com/
6.15pm Peter Hassan Brown & Markiza
http://www.lemang.com/
6.30pm Dyan Tai
http://www.dyantai.com/
6.45pm Shh… Diam!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ShhDiam/110087765681320

It’ll be MAD Boxing Day edition of friends getting together + music, poetry and short films. The acoustic gig will feature some of KLANG VALLEY’s rising acts – handpicked talents who will be featured in the Doppelganger Compilation Album 2010. So don’t miss this last gig of the year!

HOW TO SWAP?
Save the planet! Let’s recycle. Come join us at the Doppelganger Community 2nds Swap Meet Bazaar! 2nd hand stuff & new things. ONLY MUSIC + VIDEO GAMES related stuff please. Tees are fine, so long as it’s related to the theme k. Remember, this is not about the value of the goods. It’s about finding a home for your pre-loved item. Item categories will be announced soon. No clothes unless it’s related to music or games k. Check-in your items and get your Doppelganger Tokens to start swapping.

Entry Fee: Only RM10
(bring 10 items and you get in for FREE)

Doppelganger Blog

It’s that time of the year again.

As I sit here in front of my computer, fresh out of the shower, clean shaven, smelling like Team Force, and I’ve just finished packing my bag. I realize it’s that time of the year again. The end of the year. Where you sit down, spend some time reflecting on the past year and think about what you’re going to do for the next one. The last time I did this was approximately 6 months ago. Where I said it was time for a new season in my life. And looks like I did.

First off I’d like to apologize for the lack of blog posts. When your current job requires you to write 30 blog posts a day, I’m sure you can understand what I mean when I tell you after I’m done with my daily quota, the last thing I wanna do is sit down in front of the computer and write another post. Especially when you finish at 10am in the morning. Yeah, I know, my work starts at 5pm and is supposed to end at 2am, but I’ve been struggling to hit the quota on time so I have spend a lot of time catching up. It’s been affecting me, but I’ve been dealing with it and I’m doing my best to improve. The day where I end on the dot will come soon. Next step would be finishing before 8 hours. But let’s take it a step at a time, baby steps.

Other than my job, and the fact that I resumed playing WoW (yes, goddamn it is fun), and I still gig occasionally. Throughout the whole year, I’ve managed to play a show at least once a month, sometimes even two or three! This month alone I’ve got two- one just passed last week, and I got one more on the 26th, which I will announce next week. I’ve got the band together, and we’re working on our third song. Being in a band is great, I love it. I love you guys. Jason, Andrew, Syefri, and yes you too Alvin. I know we haven’t done much, but I have a good feeling about The Wishing, let’s make it happen ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh I’ve been too busy with my job to catch up on my movie reviews, and since all the movies are already out, I’ll just give quick summaries of the movies I’ve seen lately:
Skyline – 6/10 – Not terrible, but not very good either. Feels like it could lead up to a video game at the end.
The Social Network – 7/10 – I kinda expected more after all the hype it got and it was a David Fincher movie (Fight Club, Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), but at the same time I didn’t know what to expect since I know nothing about Mark Zuckerberg’s life. Nevertheless it is entertaining, and you discover how Facebook was invented
Due Date – 9/10 – Seriously, if this movie doesn’t tickle your funny bone, you’re either paralyzed and unable to laugh or you’re dead/in a coma. This movie is fucking side-splitting. I guarantee it. One of the best movies I’ve seen all year.
Rapunzel – 9/10 – I don’t know about you guys, but I think Disney hit the nail on the head with this one. It looks like they haven’t lost their magic, and to me, they’ve managed to recreate the classic 2D animation in 3D. The story, the gags, the characters, oh the characters– Rapunzel is a goddess. I fell in love with her the moment she appeared on screen (not as a baby, haha gotcha) and the way she acted– alright I’ll stop here, go watch it for yourself. Again, one of the best movies I’ve seen all year.
Narnia – 5/10 – Meh. Better than the first one in my opinion, I didn’t watch the second one.
Scott Pilgrim vs the World – 6/10 – I didn’t catch this in the cinema (they didn’t show it here) but boy I was let down. After hearing a couple of my friends rave about how much better it was than Inception, I finally sat down to give it a shot. Nope. Nowhere close. I’m a fan of cartoony live-action movies, but Scott Pilgrim was just cheese to the max. Knives is cute as hell though. I think she’s gonna grow up beautifully.

And there must have been one more movie that I missed, but I’ll put it down when I remember. Oh and I still haven’t seen Harry Potter. I should catch it before they take it off the big screens. And my favorite movie this year: Inception – hands down. No other movie even comes close to touching it. Best movie in the world. Ever. I shall quote Ferhan on this, “Inception is better than real life.” Runner ups: Due Date, Rapunzel, The Other Guys.

In terms of music, album of the year so far: Kids In Glass Houses – Dirt. Every song is fantastic, this album is amazing. I can listen to it from start to finish nonstop, throughout the whole day. KIGH really outdone themselves with their latest release. I wonder how they’re gonna release a follow up to such a masterpiece. Worst news of the year – My Favorite Highway breaking up. They’re playing their final show this month, and it’s really sad to see them go. I wish I could’ve seen them live. Ah well, at least I still have their music to listen to. The beauty of recordings. And Four Year Strong are coming down to Singapore next year, hopefully it’s confirmed and there are no last minute cancellations. I’ll be there for sure.

What else has been happening in my life? Oh yeah, her. I had a girlfriend for a month, but things didn’t work out (Iwasn’ttherightguyforher) so we ended things before they got ugly. It was a great experience, we still talk, I still think she’s amazing, but it shall stop at there because I have a feeling that we’re gonna be the best of friends. I don’t know why, but I can just feel it. Thanks for the 6-month long rollercoaster ride that ended in a wave pool. It was one hell of a theme park, let’s not go there again. But it was all worth it. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself being the topic of future songs, I only write what I feel, and it’s bound to pop up somewhere, sometime. Thanks for everything, Jasmine. Here’s to the foundation of a great friendship.

I’m sitting in front of the computer, still clean shaven and smelling like Team Force, waiting for Hijjas to pick me up. My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. Mothers in Singapore, it’s time to hide your daughters.

Gig #62

I got a last minute gig at Frontera, Jaya One tonight, 11.30pm! Come and sing along to your favorite 2storeyheart songs and listen to new ones! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gig details here

My slot is at 11.30pm, the gig starts at 8.30pm

Frontera Sol Of Mexico
No 18-G-2 Block L, Palm Square, Jaya One, No. 72A Jln Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Hope to see you guys there!