January 04, 2008
Just happened this afternoon... our condolence.Details of his death is fuzzy and the media seems to have been caught by surprise, judging from the report on xin.sg. Whatever the cause, Singapore just lost another talented comedian.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Just happened this afternoon... our condolence."
May 24, 2007
I never knew Wayne personally but his performances for the Suns never cast a shadow of doubt on his moniker - he was Thunder
Recommended by litford: "A well loved and valued member of Singapore's local music scene has passed away. The ripples of this loss is experienced by many, both young and all by the loss of Wayne's spirit and fervor to excel Singaporean rock music"
October 16, 2006
Prior to the mid-70s in Canada and Australia, local music was hardly played on their radio stations. Perception of domestic music was poor... The main plan was to work towards a minimum quota of local music that radio stations must have on their playlist.... When the idea was first mooted, there were heavy resistance against it. Radio stations and advertisers didn't warm to the idea, that the public is used to American Top 40. It's too much work. So why rock the boat? Even the masses would (I imagine) go "eeee local music sucks" (sounds familiar right?).... At end of the 4 or 5 year plan, it started to reap rewards, both countries saw real $$$$ growth in their domestic music industry.... Beyond all this, I reckon is the most important intangible...
P R I D E.
It's priceless. National pride is something you cannot tag a $ value to it. It gives a profound sense of meaning to every individual in relation to the geographical space they call home. So often I've seen/spoken to Canadians and Aussies whose eyes will have that extra gleam whenever the pub/club plays something from their country. This is the result of what happened in the mid to late 70s in their countries.
Recommended by rationalneurotic: "An established local musician talks about the lack of support for local music, by comparing it to similar waves of discontent in Australia and Canada in previous decades. His website also has many local pieces to be downloaded."
July 08, 2006
Being the Opening Act for Jason Mraz at the recent Mosaic Music Festival with her band The UnXpected has pushed Shirlyn, who has been in cover bands for over a decade, to create more of her own compositions. Hear her perform a collection of old and new original works, with a wide array of influences from Chris Cornell to Thom Yorke.
From soft rock to a little pop jazz... this concert is Shirlyn's first featuring all her original works. Come experience a different side of Shirlyn, and enjoy a night of intimate acoustic music.
Concert Date: 28 July 2006
Concert Venus: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets priced at SGD25 (check website for early-bird specials)
May 04, 2006
Cowboy Caleb said:
Ladies and gentlemen, two days prior to this journey, I got married to my lovely bride. The question of our honeymoon was quickly resolved when Tiger Tales decided no ordinary destination was good (or tough) enough for this adventure writer (and his bride had better be just as gung-ho). Of course I did not tell my editor that I might be a little too distracted to write…. She was going to find out soon enough anyway.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Local blogger Cowboy Caleb actually managed to get his honeymoon sponsored by Tiger Airways - all he had to do was write about what he and his wife experienced in Darwin, Australia. BTW, he's one of the editors of Tomorrow.sg"
April 07, 2006
If there had ever been anyone who said the film industry in Singapore will fizzle, they should eat their words now. Signs are pointing to a local movie boom in the next few years. Four Singapore films will be screened at the upcoming 19th Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF), one of which will be "The Art of Flirting".
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An upcoming local film director sharing his insights..."
January 20, 2006
1819 Supermovement said
Project 1819 SuperMovement is the continuation of the "Support Your Local Heroes" curriculum that grew from coffeeshop talk and a small sticker movement. 1819 is a mentality. An idea. A renaissance. A renewal of love. It is about rekindling the lost flame. It is about saying no to the naysayers. 1819 is about being proud of who we are and what we can do. We are immune to Kryptonite. We Love SG. We Love 1819. We Love those who Supports SG. Our Local Heroes need us. Support the Supermovement.
This is the best strange movement with local vibes launched so far. Warning, requires brain juice to understand what exactly is going on.
November 25, 2005
Frederick Lin said:
This episode of the show contains christian content, and features me singing christian songs. If you do not like such material, don't listen.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "You've heard his songs, now listen to his new podcast show. The first of its kind in the SG podcast scene."
November 24, 2005
Anyway, i wasn't kidding about putting it on the net for others to ridicule at our ammeturish production. Hey~ we've all got to start from somewhere, and doing it in less than 48 hours isn't a walk in a park either
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Another short film entered into the Fly By Night competition"
November 22, 2005
Cowboy Caleb said
Also present was another local filmmaker - Yee Wei, who also happens to be an avid blogger. I had the pleasure of being introduced to him and his team. They won the Judges Pick award at the Fly By Night Challenge for their short film entitled ‘Loser’, an tragi-comedy of epic proportions.
Cowboy Caleb attends the screening party for the awardwinning first effort from Randy and Nicholas entitled "I'll Live A Day For You" (now updated with outtakes and stills) and uncovers undiscovered short films from local blogger Yee Wei aka Singapore Critic.
Yee Wei and his team have shot two short films, 'Loser and 'Lau Sai'. Both are black comedies and poke fun at our society.
November 21, 2005
"Joie de Vivre" - 'Joy of Life', is our way of allowing local bands to display their creativity when it comes to music by performing their original compositions. These songs consist of several different kinds of genres ranging from rock to blues. Through this event, we hope to raise the public awareness of local music and the undiscovered talents of budding bands.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "18 year olds organising quite a medium sized event showcasing local bands. That's something you don't see everyday, and I believe that we should go all-out to support their cause because apparently it's non-profit and for a good cause. It's a really cool site too."
November 17, 2005
P.S: Lookout for Terz, who dances away in the film.
August 02, 2005
Blinky Mummy said:
Along Murray Terrace, sandwiched amongst the eating outlets, is this charming shop where flags are made.
The symbol of every country. Put together in one small shop. The honour of the country. Produced and reproduced using paper templates.
Nice entry about a flag shop at Murray Terrace, with photos.
June 27, 2005
Double Yellow said:
It is an open secret that our local media always dishes out good news when it comes to Singapore and bad news when it comes to other countries. I was generally free this Sunday and decided to take stock of the current situation. Out of 21 articles on local news, a whopping 14 were GOOD, 6 were NEUTRAL and a measly 1 can be considered BAD. Not very surprisingly, out of 13 articles on foreign news, all were BAD. Singapore, if you have not realized oredi, is one loooong stream of GOOD news.....
Confirms the rumor that local news=good news, overseas news=bad news....
June 27, 2005
Something's not right.
My husband asked me yesterday "How come Ho Yeow Sun's making it so huge overseas and here you hardly hear about her?"
I don't have an answer, or rather, I'm AFRAID to answer! Could it be that our multi-religious society "fail" to see her as a talented singer because they'd rather not deal? Could it be that they have beaten her up so badly in the press before it seems like a reversal of position for them to do any decent story on her? Do I really want to read about a lard-eating cardiologist who obviously has no respect for his own body when I could be learning more about this woman who is putting Singapore on the map AND SINGAPORE CHOOSES NOT TO NOTICE?!
June 19, 2005
Welcome to The Adventures Of Pudding, a graphical depiction of the (extremely) bizarre life of an (extremely) pale and lazy Singapore flight stewardess living in Tampines.
The Author is a bum who sits on her ass in front of the computer for at least 40% of the day, and only works when she really really has to. She sleeps very little, about 4 to 5 hours a night (Now would be a good example as she has to wake up at 4.30am tomorrow). Her favourite foods are carbohydrates and TEH 75%-SI.(Which would explain her inability to lose weight)
June 15, 2005
After its inception in early 2004, doubleyellowline is rapidly becoming one of the leading organizations in gig execution, band support and live communication and networking. doubleyellowline confidently offers interested establishments an expansive spectrum of local bands/musicians of every genre. From clubs, schools, private enterprises or "indie" joints, we seek to provide the important cost-friendly alternative to foreign talent. There is a wealth of local musical talent in Singapore - and doubleyellowline can show you its wonders.
Check out this local zine that is working hard behind the scenes to help promote local bands and the arts. The name "Doubleyellowline" connotes the No Parking rule, which metaphorically is the message the organizers want to express to the performers and the audience - the notion of not stagnating, of always moving forward in the pursuit of musical excellence.
June 05, 2005
The Killer Gerbil is a 1 man crew that has been creating art on street level using all sorts of mediums and on different surfaces in terms of beautifying and spreading free art for the masses. The Killer Gerbil does not believe that art stretches on canvas and instead brings the gallery to the streets so the young can enjoy and the old can appreciate.
The Killer Gerbil's blog is a testimony of what a cool dude he is. He dabbles in all sorts of art. His graffiti is especially cool and his reigning theme seems to be an evil-looking gerbil with eyes filled with malice. The image shows a model gerbil that is currently displayed at a boutique located at Far East Plaza.
May 24, 2005
Dayvid remembered hearing this girl with the 'rare beautiful voice coming from the mountains' sometime back and hence, he called Kewei up and asked if she wanted to get something going. With her "ever-the more" enthusiasm for music and fun, she agreed and thus, a new musical friendship was born.
Kewei and Dayvid will be on air @ 93.3fm on 4th June 2005. The programme is "lan ren guan". Time slot should be between 550pm - 630pm