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Eric Clapton replied “That’s the way I play.”
Taken fromhttp://www.whereseric.com

Imagine what would’ve happened if he took every little criticism and tried to please everyone?
Sometimes you gotta go out there and just do your thing. Forget what other people say and know your sound. Sometimes.

Thanks for the great show in Singapore tonight Eric! I had a blast.

 

In memory of a hero…

Posted: October 2, 2008 in Rants
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It’s been 2 days since a patriot of Singapore died. Rest in peace JBJ.

We were told that we need to pay millions of dollars every year for each of our leaders in order to ensure that the best people are always in power. You proved them wrong. You gave up your cushy government job and your money only to be insulted and treated with disdain. In my eyes you were more qualified than any other to be our leader.

Thanks for everything.

JBJ

JBJ

Being in the opposition in Singapore all these years has cost you dearly and you even had to sell off your properties. Any regrets?

I did not have many properties but I had to sell a bungalow in a very fashionable area in Singapore to pay the judgement obtained by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Having sold that, three years later I bought a small apartment, and then I had to sell that too. All in, I had easily about 12 to 13 suits to pay off. Some people say I was a fool. All I can say is I do not regret it because, to me, life is not all about making money and acquiring wealth. Life is doing something for the people around you.

Source: The Star

After years in the music business and still smiling!

After years in the music business and still smiling!

That’s right ladies and gents, the boss of bossa and Tsar of Samba is coming.

When it comes to Brazilian music, I would surmise that there are few people around who can compare to Sergio Mendes. I mean, the guy had Antonio Carlos Jobim as a mentor! What I really like about him is his innovation – from the beginning, he’s taken plenty of tracks that are popular and just made them his own.

Mendes isn’t someone to rest on his laurels and dwell on his hits of old. You continue to see innovation even now as he blends hip hop music into his Brazilian rhythms. His smash hit Mas Que Nada has taken on a complete revamp with the Black Eyed Peas‘ contributing a hip hop lyrics and instrumentation. Yet the song remains, unmistakably samba, unmistakably Sergio.

A quick browse-through of the demo tracks on his website and you can see how Mendes doesn’t just keep up with the times, he shines.

Details of his show in Singapore

Singapore Sun Festival 2008
Sergio Mendes in Concert

22 Oct 2008
Wed, 07:30PM
Esplanade Concert Hall
S$148, S$128, S$88, S$68, S$48

Get your tickets at Sistic.

Sergio on a modern version of Agua De Beber:

Ash's Twilight of the Innocents is probably going to be their last album. From henceforth, the band will only release singles. Yay to Digital Media for changing the music industry.

Ash has announced that twilight of the innocents will be their last album. From henceforth, they will only release singles. Thanks to digital media for changing the music industry.

I guess the tile is pretty much self explanatory. Ash is coming to Singapore, Fort Canning to be exact.

Admittedly, my knowledge of Ash (or most indie rock bands for that matter) is quite limited. I do know however, that they have been around since 1992. A quick Youtube checkup on the band and you will be able to find a multitude of songs they have done over the years. The band really made it big in 1994 are well know for their songs, “Goldfinger,” “Oh Yeah,” “Burn Baby Burn,” “Girl from Mars,” “A Life Less Ordinary” and a bunch of others.

Never one for the ordinary, Ash were once part of a teen slasher flick called slash that featured plenty of music personalities such as  Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Moby, James Nesbitt and Dave Grohl. The film never got released and one can only wonder at how crappy it actually was.

Check them out:

ASH ‘Live’ At The Singapore Beer Festival
Date: October 2, 2008
Time: 8pm
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Ticket Prices:
S$85 from August 15 – 31
S$95 from September 1 – Octobter 1
S$110 on October 2
Ticket prices are exclusive of S$3 SISTIC charge

This song just reminds me of my JC (highschool days). I feel old: