Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Post

This is the last post to round off the lifespan of this blog.

I have moved to

This blog has done me well. Good job. Goodbye.


Saturday, July 3, 2010


I am loving this song now. And the lyrics are meaningful. :)

Traffic crawls, cell phone calls
Talk video screams at me
Through my tinted window I see
A little girl, rust red minivan
She's got chocolate on her face
Got little hands, and she waves at me
Ya, she smiles at me

Hello world
How've you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light little hole
In the little world

Hello world
Every day I drive by
A little white church
It's got these little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in
Say a prayer
Maybe talk to God
Like he is here
Oh I know he is there
Ya, I know he's there

Hello world
How've you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like I'm never going to heal
I see a light
A little grace, a little faith unfurled
Hello world

Sometimes I forget what living's for
And I heave my life through my front door
And I'll be there
Oh I'm home again
I see my wife, little boy, little girl
Hello world
Hello world

All the empty disappears
I remember why I'm here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Oh hello world
Hello world
Hello world


SONG MEANING / about this...
- This string-laden song penned by Tom Douglas, Tony Lane and David Lee, is a track from Country music group Lady Antebellum's second album, Need You Now.

- The song talks about seeing God's miracles in life. AOL's the Boot asked LA member Charles Kelley what was the last thing he saw that made him remember that God is here? Kelley replied: "I can put myself in that spot, in the car, just sitting there in traffic absolutely about to explode and all of a sudden you look over and see something as innocent and cute as a child with chocolate on her face. And you go, 'I needed that, in that moment, to relax and remind myself that life is still sweet.'"

- LA member Hilary Scott told Billboard magazine: "That song found us. It was written by Tom Douglas, David Lee and Tony Lane, three of the greatest songwriters in Nashville. The first time I heard it, it wasn't even a pitch for us, it was just a friend saying, 'You need to hear this song.' I loved it, but I didn't even think about it for us. A couple of months later we're sitting in London, Ontario, and we're missing this one song that could round out the record, not about a relationship per se, but something that has a bigger thematic message. I said, 'Guys, I have something, I don't really know if you're going to hear it, but I know it's a beautiful lyric and it's a really well-written song.' I played it for the guys and they flipped."


Monday, June 14, 2010

Coporate Gig for Dualog, 9 Jun '10

I was cool doing a gig with a future schoolmate of mine. Haha! Cool because I would know beforehand that we would be schoolmates. :) I did a gig with Sheena; a corporate gig (thanks Sheena for asking me along) for the company Dualog. We did a 15mins set, just 4 songs, namely... What a Wonderful World, Man in the Mirror, Hey Jude and My Way. Sheena is a voice major heading to Berklee... and yes she does have a good voice! :) I just thought, wow, its really cool to be a voice major man. That I would never be able to do! Imagine going to a music college and just SINGING! hahah... but of course, there are other stuff on top of that as well.

It was nice doing the gig with her, at least now, I have another friend (that I already know) going to Berklee. So to date, this is my 2nd gig with a Berklee schoolmate. :) And we had lots to talk about; basically, all about music and Berklee. I am curious to see how we would fare in Berklee and how we would improve as musicians over time. :) My 1st was with Keith when we played for Alex W.'s gig.

The gig was at Grand Plaza Parkroyal. Its really near to Echo Music, but I've never been to the hotel. They had a poolside event in the evening and it was really nice. The layout, the ambience and the food. Haha... :) the CEO who engaged us was very hospitable also. And we could help ourselves to the food, that sure was a plus point. Haha... :) So I love music and I love food!

Some pics taken...

Sumptuous Spread...

A pic with my future schoolmate, maybe classmate. Hahha. :)


Friday, June 11, 2010

John Williams - Home Alone Theme

Home Alone is one of my favourite movies of all time! Probably because of the festive mood, beautiful scenes of America, a touching reunion of the family, every kid's dream (maybe mine) of plotting traps against the baddies and it was the best kid's show around then! Love it! But not just that, the music had a part to play. The main theme is way moving; simple yet it tugs at the heartstrings. :) And I just recently found out that its composed by John Williams. John Williams is a prolific composer/musician and most notably famous for his film scores. Some of his works are... Star Wars, Superman, Home Alone and the first 3 Harry Potters. He's 78 this year and still composing! Amazing! I hope you would enjoy this piece as much as I do! I should get the soundtrack. :)


feels blessed... :)

feels blessed and appreciates it that i was paid for going down to my student's place, even when something cropped up for him and he missed the lesson.

feels blessed that we got a small tip for the corporate gig... :)


Sunday, May 30, 2010


I used to count how many gigs I have in a week or how often I do gigs. These days, its been quite a natural thing to be doing performances. But I'm still gonna count them! For this week, I have done 4 gigs! :) Thank God for opportunities. Its been a busy week.

1. A substitute gig with Phoebee at Temasek Club, Wednesday
2. HK Cafe @ East Coast (C-Nai) with Fong + guest singer, Desmond, Thursday
3. HK Cafe @ East Coast (C-Nai) with Phoebee, Friday
4. LoveMeKnot Wedding Gig (Fong + Desmond) @ Mandai Orchid Park, Saturday. :)

I am thanking God and the people around me for every aspect of my life.

We (LoveMeKnot) had 2 gigs back-to-back today as well. Rock on team! :)

Keep the music alive and going! :)

Love, LoveMeKnot


Friday, May 7, 2010

keeping this blog alive... a little update...

i just came home from macdonalds. i went there to study some music theory. i have been tasked by my teacher to attempt a grade 8 theory paper. and after reading thru the grade 6 text and attempting the paper, i really do not know all these stuff. sheesh.

studying at macdonalds, or rather out of my house has been my habit since... secondary 3? and this method really works for me. just that... it is rather costly. especially when i do not exactly go budget. these days however, i have been trying to cut down on my expenditure and saving up as much as i can.

doing work and getting things done is quite a good feeling. slacking... isn't. well, too much of it that is. so, even though i struggled trying to learn some music theory, at least i got some things done. its been a while since i STUDIED again. and come 8 months time, i would be back to school.

i have stopped school for 2 years now. it seems like another cycle of army. not that i haven't been learning or studying stuff. i have but i guess going back to school and being a full-time student is gonna be different. but at the same time, this time around, it really is gonna be different. i am going to a music college. not the conventional school. i am excited but full of anticipation as well. i really do not know how things are gonna be like. and not just school is gonna be different, my lifestyle is gonna be different also. i would have to step out of my comfort zone and adapt to changes...

i am gonna embrace... EMBRACE it... :)