The Long Search

The first time I’ve been exposed to local music was through the song Isabella by Search. It was quite popular during my time (was in primary school then) and it was the first Malay song I listened to and could sing snippets of. The chorus at least…

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I don’t play the guitar and I’ve gotten most of the lyrics but I shall attempt to recreate the song here anyway:

Okay, perhaps I shouldn’t quit my day job.

Nevertheless, local music has grown by leaps and bounds since then. I’ve started listening to local bands like OAG and more recently Zee Avi.

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I grabbed a guitar from the office and just like buttered bread always lands on the buttered side, my Senior Manager (of all people) walked down, heard the pandemonium that was me trying to hit a High C and failing terribly, and glared at me.

Just look at how paranoid I was in the video!  True, you don’t get any prizes for voting for your favorite bands, but hey, the world would be a much better place if everyone tones down the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) mentality.


Just surf over to Channel X MTV World Stage and vote for your favorite indie bands by downloading their Call Me Tones. The top 3 indie bands with the highest download will get a chance to perform at the MTV World Stage Pre-Show at 4.30pm, 15 August at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach. The voting ends 14 August so get cracking!

Just follow these simple steps to download the Call Me Tones:
1. Type CMT<space><Song Code>
2. Send to 22990

And to subscribe to Call Me Tones:
1. Type ON CMT
2. Send to 22990

Give them a chance to perform at the MTV World Stage. The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Boys Like Girls, Pixie Lott, Raygun, Estranged and Kasabian will all be there!

Don’t tell me that indie rock is dead…

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Support your local indie bands!

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26 thoughts on “The Long Search”

  1. fat ? a lil flabby on certain area maybe but FAT . .
    why do chicks dig bad dude ? not that I’m a goodie goodie guy before my marriage. . ..

  2. maybe i really should try to listen more to our local artists, i mean, the only malay song that i know is….ummmm….wait its coming….
    ok, i give up, i don’t know any song names from our locals… i really should hit myself, should i??

  3. Wasn’t too bad… I had expected worse! Your singing, I mean! LOL!!!…Gosh! Have you put on weight? Judging from the video and comparing it to the old pics taken at Bamboo House…

  4. Cute singing.. U should sing always so that will rain heavy… Hot weather! :S Next time communicate BM with you.. Sound cute tough!

  5. ok lah, not bad for a chinese guy to sing a malay song. LOL.
    btw, dude i saw you tonight at the Sunway traffic light. You were in the car Q*G***4 with Jan I believe? schmoozing some more .. hehehehe.

  6. joy: Eh? Fat? You’re kidding right? πŸ™‚
    foodcrazee aka mike: Hmm…I don’t find either one flabby at all?
    I don’t know buddy, same reason some guys like wild girls but goes for the nice girl next door for marriage? πŸ™‚
    cindy khor: Haha! I didn’t too before OAG. They sing English songs and they’re quite good actually. πŸ™‚
    suituapui: I have put on A LOT of weight since coming to KL. :S
    The difference is clear. πŸ˜‰
    Shirley Snow: Heh! My BM is damn teruk one though. πŸ™‚
    headsteadi: Hey, small world! You’re right, we were at Sunway (and then later Bangsar) that night with a couple of friends. πŸ™‚
    shaoweii: Haha! I couldn’t memorize the whole song. πŸ™‚
    Tian Chad: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Not shy la, it’s just downstairs of my office so must be careful. πŸ˜‰
    x=kcd: It’s Trademark, a tongue-in-cheek reference I use as emphasis. πŸ™‚
    mike: These are singers at this place we went too. πŸ™‚
    x=kcd: TM is used for emphasis, doesn’t mean that I fucked anyone. πŸ™‚
    DELL: Very nice eh? πŸ™‚
    maggot: Haha! I know, I have terrible singing. πŸ™‚
    I like the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil thing too. πŸ™‚
    YilingL: Interesting! Where did you see him?
    chefmel: Thanks! πŸ˜‰
    dddd: Hello!
    eiling: I certainly don’t mind. πŸ˜‰
    Elaine: Heh! This was last year thogh, early last year, me thinks. πŸ™‚

  7. Yea, I can tell you are having a rough time, HB. And anysways, when the plane goes down, ( like they sometimes do) it is eaiser to float ( treading water gets really old, fast) Just consider it your built in life presever, dude. hey, you have earned it. Tom

  8. oh, when they said fat, thought they were speaking of you. I am pretty large, myself. 250 lbs.( sorry but what the hell is a “stone” ( Mom was from england) and it is hard for me to convert Lbs to killogamms) slowly getting there, otay?
    / The Ladies look nice. not fat at all. very enticeing, but there is only one that entices me anymore. or amore. ( francis or french) and she weighs in more than me than me. You are a lucky guy, as am I. How is it, when you were out looking, nothing. but quit, and then you find someone to love, the ladies are all over you. Jees, where you you when I just wanted to say Hi, Too bad. tom

  9. tom r: Yeah, I am feeling rather drained lately. Too much stuff on my plate. I shall manage though. Survivor type, just like you buddy. πŸ™‚

  10. of course, Isabella is a Spanish name and they ar very sulty and good looking. In fact…, OW, quite hitting me… OW. the fact is, many races are pretty. be content with the one you are with, I guess.tom

  11. I’d come to come to terms with you one this subject. Which is not something I typically do! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!


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