23 03 2007

1 word says it all. thats happening to my life right now. change. for the better. i hope. life has become a dull routine for me. class (if i wake up), eat, some fresh prince of bel air, fmc, sleep. gosh, tats when i realized i need to have a better routine in this journey. hey, you only live once right?

  • switching on the lyrical creativity. yes, if you knew what’s going on in fmc, although we’ve been together for over a yr, we only have 1 song. its a real good one imho, but its sad that there’s only one. for the uninformed, i havent written anything since fmc birthed. yeah, sux no? well, been having good riff ideas while showering recently. hopefully there’s something there =]
  • switching off my alarm clock and getting up for class. haha, yes. i seem to have this knack to off my alarm clock subconsciously. u see, i put my phone quite far from my arm’s reach, so that i’ll have to get up to turn it off. but these days, i wake up 2 hrs later, with my phone in my hands, alarm off-ed -_-”’ i amaze myself. now if only i can subconsiously study. hmm…
  • switching on and off my new chorus pedal. WOOHOO! i finally got an effect pedal, and i didn’t even buy it. thx goes out to fmc (vic, julz, weiming), screws (ven, zongz, waikit, turtlez, hupz, hwongz, imbap3h, chinkuang), carpethair, toosexyforherblog, june, shecantdrink and rachel for this wonderful thing i can step on! still in the experimenting stage now. pics of my baby will b up shortly =]
  • switching from shoutbox-ing to commenting. yeah, i know its pretty much the same thing, but as a blogger, i always appreciate commenting more. and i imagine others do as well. hmm, maybe its bcoz i dont have a shoutbox. haha, well, commenting has less chance of spam, since its more tedious =]

>< and suddenly i cant seem to remember all the other switches. aihz, i need ginko biloba =P

…can i just live this life, as if it were not mine? :: oneted – go with me ::



cf chill-out performance

5 10 2006

the recordings of our 2nd live performance begins now. well, it was about a month or so ago, but i just got the pictures today, and erm. having some time on my hand (grabbing every activity that procrastination throws to me), i’ve chosen to document this event. aren’t i so self-sacrificing for u readers out there? =]

it was held in the cyberia a3 hall, rather than the traditional room on campus due to the food, noise, etc. so i got there at about 7pm. few ppl there, emotion in the air felt. dull. got me into the emo mood for awhile, thinking back on previous things i’ve done for cf (relax.fm with rubberband) but the mood picked up once people started coming =]


contents after this point may be disturbing. while taking some random shots of 2 blokes playing with pipes, the presence of a ‘ghost’ (hantu) who has a sweet spot for alfa romeos and bones was recorded by the next picture…cf0906_5.JPG


*poof* out of nowhere, organisme labelled ‘d_kao’ sneaks a cheapshot at bloke#1

now, back to what was going on outside…

mr punctual vic was held up due to some assignment (i think. dr ali?), so jul was the 1st to arrive. dbs (deceiving bedtime story), a band of my friends was also asked to play on that nite. the first time i heard them play was with their lead guitarist singing, but this time their vocalist was singing. we’ll get to that later.

su yen’s guitar had only 5 strings, and so did johnson’s (friend from dbs), so jul brought his friends guitar, which had all 6 strings, but it was a kapouk! hohoho, in the end we opted for suyen’s 5string acoustic which served us well in our 1st performance.

prac beside the hall commenced once vic arrived wit ming. den vic had some poser idea: since suyen stays 2 floors above, we shall shout her name so she will come out to the balcony, then we play to her! whoa! but vic is shy thought of the betterment of us, so he called suyen instead and. she wasn’t home. potong steam.

anyway, we heard sounds in the hall so i thought dbs was playing already so we rushed in, mana tahu they were playing some game, so we joined in. just one of those ice-breaker games =]

after the food was dbs, the played 3 songs, i miss you by incubus, the book of love by peter gabriel and some other song i cant recall =P their vocalist. the voice. 1 word: awesome. really suited the songs, especially the book of love. johnson did some wicked harmonizing as well. support from the crowd? not too crazy.


now fmc was next, so we played exactly what we did at the foms bbq, but this time ming was on the cajon. voice was pretty bad that day, was only 5 days after the bbq. echoeing in the hall was crappy. at the end of the thing, i found out the tamborine was drowning out every other instrument.was a good time, to me at least. ming left straight after that cause of assignments and some other reasons. hmm. here’re some shots on that night, thx to ann-na banana =]

vanilla: must feeed…
jul: eh! paparazzi! i didn’t know we were that famous!cf0906_6.JPG
random hot chick: *thinking* hmm… julian’s quite cute =]cf0906_7.JPG
ck @ ‘holey’ man stole the limelight from fmc and dbs with his dancemoves to the song of backstreet boys – i’ll never break your heart

when’s number 3? actually i turned down a number 3 opportunity due to finals looming around the corner. didn’t tell me bandmates but my friend asked us to play at a high school event. estimated crowd: 300. oh well, another time will come, vision in sight: audiowarfare 06! =]

number 1

20 09 2006

here. pictures as promised =]

band:farewell my concubine
performance:first appearance to the world
venue:foms bbq night, chiller carpark, 8-10pm, 14/9/06

4 guys. against bbq food. who will get the people’s attention? =P

and the best tamborine-ist award goes to.

the band. victor (behind tamborine), engz, julian

drummerboy ming. couldnt join us. fcm-er. go figure.

thx to the groupies. opps, i mean fans. you guys made it all worth it. restepc.

my fav pic. if u have fame in music, but not fun, it means nothing. we had fun =]


5 09 2006

the urge. the longing. the tingling to do something u’ve always wanted to do. yes, i have a band. farewell my concubine. really love it. we play good music. i think. at least. apart from my singing. my vocals. *exhale* i need to get rid of this constant blob of phlegm thats chilling in my throat constantly. any methods to recommend?

back to the urge. yes. i’ve always wanting to play christian songs in my band. but unfortunately for me, farewell my concubine is not a christian band. which has led me to forming a band in my church. yes. in my dreams. and visions. its usually playing “christian” songs. like alter bridge. like switchfoot. like skillet. like kutless. like third day. oh, the longing. heh, this of course does not mean that i do not love to play the likes of lost prophets, red hot chilli peppers, incubus and the like. to be honest, both christian and non-christian songs give me an almost equal high. i guess christian songs have a slight edge since they’re God-based. anyway, the church band is just a plan. a concept. a dream. it’s forming. hopefully it won’t take too long.

revive-d. a process i must undergo. automatically, or forcefully. currently, its happening forcefully. yeah, for the informed people out there, well, its been awhile since the last song i wrote. the last anything i’ve written in that manner. but its coming. the inspiration is coming. the laziness has to go. the bed has to b left empty. upcoming malay song coming up soon. teaser? the title’s dalam diam =] ironically the chorus isn’t at all diam.


revived after draught

23 06 2006

back to school. a new semester. a new leaf. a new life. the same band! jamming last thursday breathe the music back into me. other than our usual covers, we played stars by switchfoot. not the tightest of playing, but a very fun song nonetheless. although we haven’t been together for the longest of times, farewell my concubine is almost a year old now. took us quite a while before we got things moving, but i think we’re okay right now. though we only have 1 original song to date =P

alas, one day we shouldn’t be playing covers anymore, no?
wondering when this day will come.
though i sometimes space out when vic, jul and ming
play the songs they dig.
i feel this going somewhere. somewhere good. nice hopefully.



me :: vic :: jul :: ming


17 06 2006

.most recent creation by farewell my concubine

1.reasons to look into my eyes you’ll see that
friends with wings will know you’re a lie but now
my skin is burned my thoughts are not right
angels say its nothing but life

CH.all of these years in all those concrete walls
the picture is just falling down right now
the lights are all gone and you know you’re alone
all thats left for you is amber

2.blessings will come out in disguise just be
as selfish and you’ll keep all your cries and as
time goes by you finally grow old
suddenly your life is a lie

words by julian chow
edited by lenard teo