And The Beat Goes OnPosted September 3rd, 2009 At 5:36 am By MTV ASIA
The Great Spy Experiment (Photo by: Bryan Soon/Esplanade)
I love my local music. While it’s definitely similar to the international markets with its hits and misses (nope, doesn’t mean it’s local and indie and it makes everyone “good”), the local scene is still something to be proud of. Maybe it’s the undying spirit and never-say-die attitude of the bands. Maybe it’s because we do get some REALLY good bands (The Great Spy Experiment, the Observatory, Astreal, TypeWriter) that deserve so much better. Maybe it’s because that despite all odds, we still have our solid pool of supporters – be it photographers, writers, gig organizers, indie labels, and the fans – who firmly place their faith and belief in the word “LOCAL.” We might not be powerful in terms of numbers, but we are definitely there with spirit. And lots of it.Read more >>
DJ AM’s Sudden DemisePosted August 30th, 2009 At 3:09 am By MTV ASIA
DJ AM (Photo by: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2009 will soon come to a close in a couple of months. Good year? Bad year? While that’s purely subjective, bad news seem to hit the entertainment and music world in droves with the passing of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ellie Greenwich, Jay Bennett (ex-Wilco), Allen Shellenberger (Lit), David Carradine to name a notable few. On August 28, news broke about the sudden death of DJ AM, otherwise known as Adam Goldstein, at his New York apartment. He was 36 years old.Read more >>
Don’t Dream, It’s Over – Oasis Calls It QuitsPosted August 30th, 2009 At 3:05 am By MTV ASIA
Photo by: Dave Hogan/Getty Images
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.â€ â€“ Noel Gallagher
Children who still hold the golden era of Britpop close to their hearts, the dream is over.Read more >>
Everyone’s Got A Bone To Pick Except Me & My MonkeyPosted August 20th, 2009 At 11:37 pm By MTV ASIA
Photo By: Tim Mosenfelder (Getty Images)
Back in 2006, the Killers rocked things up with “Bones,” with a video of skeleton army and the lyrics of “Don’t you want to come with me and feel my bones on your bones, it’s only natural.” Well, I guess it’s quite natural indeed if you like bone-y people but I’m definitely not a fan of being elbowed or kneed in any situation. Which goes to say, “Bones” is a funny and quizzical little song to me. And it always reminds me of Tim Burton, which isn’t that romantic, all things considered.
Three years down the year, I just read that Tegan and Sara, one of my favorite duos, are releasing a song with Tiësto and they are naming it “Feel It In My Bones.” Erm, like what? Arthritis?Read more >>
Hey Ho! We Rocked The Lagoon!Posted August 19th, 2009 At 11:38 am By MTV ASIA
I’m totally tempted to name this entry “I was backstage at MTV World Stage and all I got was this lousy photo.”
And well, here’s the story, morning glory. I flew in on Tuesday afternoon to KL and broke my phone the very next day. Like, there was way too much star power for my measly little phone to handle that it simply imploded. How brilliant and lame, all at the same time. Probably need to get more tech savvy tips from Rochelle the next time I meet her. We all could do with a mobile phone sponsorship, really!
But I digress.
Back to MTV World Stage, what an amazing gig huh? It felt like a music festival more than anything else. The sea of people! Those little arms up in the air! The sing-alongs! The moshing! Here’s a non-photographic recap:
August 11 – TuesdayRead more >>
Flew in at around 3pm and arrived at Sunway Lagoon at around 5pm. My hotel room was facing the venue. Fantastic! Went by Surf Beach and the crew was still setting the stage up. Went to the middle of the stage and silently screamed “I’m a golden goddess!” with my arms outstretched. I hope no one saw me.