Photo by Andre
(I tried doing a 300 effect. lol, thanks Albert!)
A few weeks ago at Bangsar Village 2’s MPH was the first time I ever performed at an open mic. It was a pretty interesting experience. The event started off with some really artsy poetry and music. Not something for everyone. Definitely wasn’t for me. But I guess some people can appreciate it. ‘Sonic mayhem’ they called it.
Well anyways, I performed ‘Put this song on your ipod’ and ‘Everyone’s got a Myspace song now’ (which I now call the Friendster song cos people here don’t use Myspace anyway).
Andre took a video of me playing:
It starts off in the middle of the first chorus.
At the end of the performance, I got interviewed! Catch me on the KLUE minute on 8tv! I don’t watch tv myself 😛
My friend Rina put on a great show. She is going to get famous with music, I just know it, watch out for her!
The following week (last weekend) I went to Alexis at Great Eastern Mall for The Songwriter’s Round 23 where Pete Teo, and gang performed, and man they were fucking awesome. I had no idea how good these guys were till that night. Each of them played guitar and sang very well. Pete Teo reminded me of Damien Rice. Azmyl Yunor reminded me of Stephen Lynch. Jerome Kugan was totally different from his MPH performance, and his music was totally original. His tunes and melodies were just so soothing and was a real pleasure to listen to. And lastly, Reza Salleh’s voice just oozed with sex (I quote Albert).
At the open mic session, me and Rina performed as well as a whole bunch of other people. Rina practically blew the rooftops away with her rooftop song. And apparently I was really cute on stage (according to Lynndy and Rina). Everyone laughed and enjoyed my ‘Friendster Song’ which I performed. Even at the end of the show, one dude called out to me ‘YO! FRIENDSTER DUDE!!’
I was actually considering not playing that song that night because of how old the crowd was that night! I was like ‘do they even know what friendster is?!’ But I’m glad I entertained the crowd. I think I can be a stand up comedian one day! These lines made the audience laugh-
“Hi, my name is George, and I don’t have an album”
“My next song is called the friendster song. Its basically a song about online social networking”
“You’ve got 500 friends, but none of them know your name! A couple extra profiles, 41 different photographs, what’s wrong with you?”
“This is a race to see who can get more friends then you really need..Carbon copies of carbon copies..you and your friends all look the same”
“Let’s talk, add me, leave a comment”
I don’t have any pictures of the even, but Albert took some photographs of the event and might be putting them up on his blog.
Well, here’s to more open mics in the future. And maybe reaching celebrity status. Maybe my resolution might come true this year after all!