[UPDATED AT 6:49pm Dec 17 Raw and Unedited Excerpts from #ProjekBuku

WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE BOOK TO BE OUT, BELOW ARE THE RAW AND UNEDITED EXCERPTS, FROM WHAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED SO FAR, FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE. ENJOY

* Marks as newly added since the initial post on 6.46pm Friday, Dec 2, 2011

 

* 52. MONOLOQUE

Monoloque; Butterfingers;

Follow @monoloQue

“Realitinya, mungkin kita bukannya masyarakat yang suka membaca, tapi mak-mak di kampung juga tgk TV bukan? Sudah smestinya. Jadi kenapa kita harus berfikiran begitu? masih di takuk lama? Lirik Bahasa Malaysia juga, perlu evolusi, seperti irama dan lagunya juga.”

 

* 51. RITHAN VIJAY

Deja Voodo Spells

Follow @RithanDVS

“The electric guitar put a spell on me for life. Its the most sexiest instrument in the universe, its lean neck, its graceful contours, the feeling you get when it rests against your body while it vibrates frequencies to your soul, as you caress it with your fingers, is like Cupidʼs arrow piercing the hearts of its lovers.”

 

* 50. JAKE ABDULLAH

Jakeman; Scouser; AMP Radio Network Group General Manager

Follow @jakemanhitz

“To quote Robin Sharma “How will you want to be remembered at your funeral? I think most are gonna say; “The fella Jake was crazy lah! At 80, he was still playing gigs and just a psycho!” I’ll take that!”

 

* 49. AZMYL YUNOR

Singer/Songwriter; Maharajah Commision; Ciplak

Follow @azmyl

“We’ve been sold by the industrialised idea (and relentless propaganda via entertainment industry) that songs need to be recorded (and most of the time in high fidelity) and sold in order to make the song ‘official’. That’s bullshit. Songs were never sold in the past; the music industry is only about a hundred or so years old.”

 

48. KARTINI ARIFFIN

Radio Announcer, TV Host, Script Writer, voice talent,Emcee

Follow @tini_hotfm

“Keep on sending us new, fresh and good materials for assessment. Do not get discourage, you got to keep on trying. Bear in mind that your competition is really stiff. New songs lands on door on a daily basis, so you got to make sure that your product is high above the rest.”

 

* 47. ANAS AMDAN

Producer; Songwriter

Follow @AnasAmdan

“Free concerts will not help you. Why? Because most of the crowd are not really your fans! They are made of a mix of people who just so happen to walk by the stage from some booth, sit down and not singing along to your song. It’s not healthy for the industry, because at the end of the day, you are just like a puppet show to them.”

 

* 46. YUNA

Singer/Songwriter; IAMJETFUEL Shop; Yuna Room Records

Follow @yunamusic

“Roslan said, “We don’t need another Christina Aguilera. You’re too young and inexperienced and you’re not original. Gather some knowledge and experience, and come back stronger next year.” I couldn’t accept it.  What the hell was he talking about?!”

 

* 45. FAIRUZ RAHMAN

Morning Rocket; Pekan Frinjan; Chow Kit Kita

Follow @fairuzrahman

“Pernah aku tanyakan, apa rasanya menjadi cucu P. Ramlee? Apa kelebihan P. Ramlee yang mungkin kamu warisi? Bilangnya,”Biasa saja cikgu. Cuma sesekali di majlis-majlis tribute untuk P.Ramlee baru saya rasa – oh, aku ini cucu manusia yang sangat hebat. Kalau pun ada saya cuma boleh main dram, itu saja.”

 

* 44. LIYANA FIZI

Singer/Songwriter

Follow @liyanafizi

“…the stories online were so ridiculous it was funny. i.e. Liyana’s a drug dealer, she mimes the songs, she’s a superdiva rockstar. Some were extremely mean i.e. Liyana has sex with all her band mates and manager, she’s just a pretty face with no brains or talent, she’s pregnant, she stole the band’s money, etc etc etc.”

 

* 43. HANIFF HAMZAH

Era FM

Follow @HaniffCIHU

“If you ask a regular middle class Malaysian youth “Tau tak lagu ‘Do That’ 99% of them would reply you with an “apa lancau tu” face. Try asking them about ‘Chantek’ or ‘Syukur’, they will definitely reply you by singing to the choruses of at least one of the songs.”

 

* 42. JD WONG

Pop Shuvit; Studio 21:05; Record Producer/Mixer/Recording Engineer

Follow @Mixboy2105

“I have seen “self-produced” bands waste precious hours going around in circles debating a minor guitar part (which is going to get buried in the mix anyway?) and yet at the same time miss certain obvious flaws in the production (which I usually have to point out).”


* 41. DAVID BURI

Ex-Disagree guitarist

Follow @drburi

“I hated the fact that I lost the discipline because I wanted the benefits but I didn’t want to work for it. Honestly, I hated the fact that the drug sex and rock and roll ideal became my motivation, because after awhile I stopped wanting it.”


* 40. MALIQUE IBRAHIM

Emcee; Founder of Qarma Music

“There are a lot of lies and deceptions behind the scenes that allow any big organization or well-connected person to pimp anybody at all and make them big. And they get away with it too. All you need to become a star nowadays is a good story. Talent is not as important since the mass public is so easily deceived by advertising and marketing.”

 

* 39. EPAIN AHMAD

Hujan Road Manager; Freelance Floor Manager; Stage Manager; Concert Produce; Concert Director

Follow @epainahmad

“Orang-orang corporate pandang band-band ini sebelah mata dan beranggapan ahli-ahli kugiran ini atau the team tak tahu tentang hal-hal business and so on. Jangan disebabkan kami pakai tshirt, seluar jeans dan kasut snickers, kami ini orang tak terpelajar.”

 

* 38. SULTAN MUZAFFAR

Writer; @GuaMalaysia Editor; Blogger

Follow @sultanmuzaffar

“Penting pada blogger untuk dapatkan cerita panas tentang artis A berkahwin dengan VVIP berbanding mengulas album MonoloQue kerana pageview untuk dua artikel tersebut macam langit dengan bumi. Timbul sifat “buat apa buang masa, let’s concentrate on hot news only!”. Itu yang menyedihkan.”

 

* 37. DANIAL RADZMI

Freelance Writer; Photographer

Follow @danialrdzm

“Oftentimes, expressions of an art form – be it a song, an album cover, a music video, a picture of a band mid-show on stage – need not be neither complex nor deep. Sometimes, it is simply memorable. Moving. Powerful. Poignant. Beautiful. And sometimes, that’s all there is to it.”

 

* 36. RDZ

Music Producer; Performing Artist

Follow @RDZmusic

“Everyone says they are different and are of better quality from other bands/artists out there. They take this as an important factor to sell. Now, if everyone’s differentiating factor is being different, what’s the difference?”

 

* 35. ALAK IDLE

Carburetor Dung; Shock & Awe; Pusher; Ricecooker Shop; Knot Records

“Although the mighty “download” medium has stabbed many major labels in the back, it does not affect DIY labels much other than being an advantage to strengthened up the trade networking around the world.”

 

* 34. KHALIL MAKATA

Principal Photographer

Follow @akumakata

“The lines between underground, independent with mainstream, and mainstream A with mainstream B is there. It’s like a venn diagram it takes a bands courage either to crossover from one circle to another or just expends their circle and exposed their music to the unknown.”

 

* 33. JENNIFER THOMPSON

PAIMM General Manager; Event Manager; Adrenaline Junkie

Follow @Jenn_Thompson

“In an affluent age, from which we are from, you would think people would purchase albums. “Albums are expensive”, is the excuse… from people who drink RM10.00 coffee and change their mobile phone every 6 months”

 

32. AG COCO

Coco & Hujan

Follow @agcoco

“Boleh dikatakan setiap waktu aku hit the notes yang dicari dalam muzik asal semuanya adalah “WOW!” Kenapa perginya macam ni? Kenapa jadinya macam tu? Sentap juga aku bila terfikir macam mana mereka boleh fikir nak buat macam ni dan macam tu? (mengeluh kagum).”

 

31. AIDIL RUSLI

Couple

Follow @wearecouple

“A recorded song is still a recorded song, no matter how bad the sound quality is. The difference is that people can now listen to and appreciate that badly recorded song, which is already more than I can say for an unrecorded song, waiting to be recorded ‘perfectly’ (if it gets recorded at all)”

 

30. AMIR SHAZLAN

They Will Kill Us All & Super Stellar Sound Recordings

Follow @johnnydear

“There is only one plain reason why you should publish your song – it’s to profit from it. If you want to publish because you want to protect your songs, then you are doing it for the wrong reason…”

 

29. CHRIS PEREIRA

Follow @DECIPHER_BKI

“A metal band and we were discussing about the metal scene and how some bands sound the way they are. The Black Metal Gods of Sabah that is Mantak was mentioned and the band members said, “Sound dia orang bagus sebab dia orang under laber bah tu.” I had to break that bubble by saying the band recorded in the same studio they were in, using the same backline.”

 

28. DJ FUZZ

DJ; Founder of Beat Kitchen

Follow @DJFuzzBSDJ

“A good DJ should be able to rock a show regardless of whether he’s using a turntable, a CD player or a computer software suite. People who keep arguing over which setup is better are just wasting their time. DJ technology, old and new, is here to stay. Good DJs don’t bitch about it; they deal with it and elevate their skills with it.”

 

27. EDWIN RAJ

They Will Kill Us All

Follow @edwin_raj

“The industry was accusing me of ruining the market by undercharging and that my work was amateur. This didn’t affect me one bit as my goal was to immortalise these bands in local music history rather then making a quick buck.”

 

26. FARIS RAFIE ISMAIL

Awanband

Follow @farishazee

“Para ustaz ku pula mengatakan bahawa muzik yang melibatkan alat muzik bertali itu adalah haram, aku pula berfikir, bagaimana dengan baris melodi yang dikeluarkan oleh suara yang hampir sama bunyinya dengan bunyi yang dikeluarkan oleh muzik bertali?”

 

25. HAM ABDULLAH

Sevencollar T-shirt

Follow @hamcucuklangit

“Ye, aku amat desperate nak awek dengan menggunakan band. Sayangnya masa tu semua aweks menumpukan perhatian kepada Rashidi Ishak, jejaka tampan gitaris hebat dari Dead Mushroom.”

 

24. HQA

The Rebel Scum

Follow @aiyohuckman

“I don’t want to see our upcoming local artists become just another goodie two-shoe like me, I want to see them become Jimi Hendrix, or Prince, or ODB. I want them to be supernatural beings sent spiritually crashing like ships…”

 

23. IRMAN HILMI

Damage Digital; Spacebar; Kuala Lumpur Post-Harmonic Quintet; Grafa

Follow @melayuminimalis

“Supporters of Tang’s Strange Culture Records usually hung out upstairs where all the new school hardcore kids would be, while all the jaded punks and indie kids would be downstairs trying to steal a puff in what was essentially a ‘No Smoking’ zone.”

 

22. IZAL AZLEE

The Azenders; ex-One Buck Short

Follow @izalazlee

“We didn’t know what the fuck was going on. We huddled, said “Fuck it all” and went on stage, we were brothers once more and the rest was history.”

 

21. JIPIE

Pesawat

Follow @pesawat

“Yeah, you must be wondering why I do so many things for my band.  Some might think that I’m ‘Gila kuasa’. My answer to that is, simply because my band and I are independent, and we take full responsibility for almost everything, from what kind of music we want to play to how far we want to take our music.”

 

20. JOE LEE

Senior Entertainment Journalist; J Play Events & Management-Creative Director/Owner; Social Media Junkie

Follow @klubbkiddkl

“Don’t let me be right and discover that you messed up. Remember, reporters are not here to promote you. They don’t care how great your product is. They want a story – and you’re just that to them.”

 

19. SYATIRAH SAFRAN

KNUKE and KNUKEAST Co-founder

Follow @syats

“This is where Malaysians living overseas, be it to study or to work, coming together to enjoy the music and can be proud that our country can produce quality music, those just as good as the musicians from the UK or US. Overseas, is where we see the boxes of race diminish, and the unity as Malaysians, flourish”

 

18. MOHD JAYZUAN

Free Love; Author; Soon a Filmmaker

Follow @mohdjayzuan

“Tapi kalau takut untuk mencuba, that’s fukked up and fukking embrassing. Jangan jadi chicken shit, but jadi the fukking shit!”

 

17. NAJIHAH SANI (NAJ)

TraXX FM

Follow @najfrusciante

“Has radio lost its charm? Does it have to depend on advertisements and commercial music to sustain itself?  While popular culturalists often speak negatively of popular music in advertising as bankruptcy of culture, advertisers typically describe it in a glowing term as the marriage of art and commerce.”

 

16. IMRAN FADZIL

One Buck Short; Narmi

Follow @narmi_i

“Your audience won’t remember what song you played. They won’t remember how many mistakes you made (how could they, they don’t even know your song at this point), they won’t remember what you wore, and they might not even remember your face. What they will remember though, is the feeling they get from your performance.”

 

15. NINI YUSOF

NBC Universal Country Manager

Follow @YusofNini

“If the fans love you that much, how can the stations not play your music video”

 

14. OJ LAW

OJ Law

Follow @OJ_Law

“Outside those in the mainstream (those who have“made it”) or those lucky enough to have wealthy benefactors, there’s the rest of us.  People who are doing what they love and being paid very little (or nothing) to do it.”

 

13. PIESAY

Ex-Suffer Age Fanzine

Follow @xpiesay

“You do not have to be a self-born editor or writer to write something. Writing itself can be a lot more moving than some other form of arts.”

 

12. REZA SALLEH

Singer/Songwriter

Follow @rezasalleh

“There will always be people who will give you crap. Maybe they don’t like your music, maybe you said something one time way back when, maybe they just don’t like your face.”

 

11. RINA OMAR

Ex-Intoxicated; TV Personality

Follow @RockeRina

“Hey, toksah lah pegang gitar tu – kalau adik pegang penyapu, lagi baik!!!” some donkey yelled out over the hullabaloo. Everyone roared with laughter.”

 

10. SHIMY LATIF

TV/Video Producer

Follow @shimylatif

“You want to share your music and sell your CDs but you’re too cool to give a proper interview? There’s a fine line between ARROGANCE and CONFIDENCE. If you’re too much of an ass and can’t help yourself from playing the arrogant card, you better be smart enough to back it up with relevant justifications.”

 

9. FAHMI ISMAIL

Pemerhati Bawah Tanah ; Blogger

Follow @sifakap

“Apa barang dapat main guitar elektrik tapi main lagu tak ada distortion langsung, kan? Tangan masing-masing dah bergetar. Kutu yang pegang kayu drum dah tak sabar sabar tunjuk skill. Cuba-cuba rolling sotong. Yang pegang mikrofon dah genggam erat-erat, steady dengan key note E terbalik”

 

8. DJ UNO

Pop Shuvit; hitz.fm

Follow @unopopshuvit

“Bands would complain that radio won’t play their songs and they are playing the same old songs again and again. I don’t blame them for I was under the very same impression… until I started working for radio.”

 

7. UZAIR SAWAL

Television Producer; Music Video Director

Follow @uzairsawal

“I am a firm believer of the DIY spirit but hey, if you have the awesomeness to convince those with power and money to support your cause, why not?”

 

6. JASON ABDUL HAKIM SCHADT A.K.A. VANDAL

Emcee; Founder of The MoveMint

Follow @vandigital

“Sharing your experience and skills with the next generation is what most of us should be doing, instead of withholding information to retain your precarious perch at the top…”

 

5. VICTOR TAN

Owner / Blogger of @MalaysianHipHop

Follow @vicjamm

“The self denial that some of these cats have like they think they’re from Brooklyn or the Queen, or even worst, “I can rap, I’m the best” mentality really at times puts a big struggle in the whole process.”

 

4. WARREN CHAN

Ferns

Follow @fernsband

“Better to play to three people who appreciate your music than a few thousand casual Facebook likers.”

 

3. WORDSMANIFEST

The Rebel Scum

Follow @wordsmanifest

“I was doing my best with the modest budget I had to look like a cholo. We performed Cypress Hill and Psycho Realm covers. And we substituted exclamations of “Wacha a ese” with “Apa barang itu baranggg?”

 

2. YANIZ MERICAN

Manager to @Flizzow @MizzNina1780 @PopShuvit @Thaitay @whoisdandee & Project E.A.R (East Asian Revolution)

Follow @ istayedwoke

“I get hit up from other bands and solo acts to manage them. When I ask what the No. 1 reason was for them to part ways with their former managers, the answer would always be, they found out that their managers were stealing from them.”

 

1. YOUK JAAFAR

Bunkface

Follow @Youk_Jaafar

“Lagi satu benda yang sering terjadi dalam band, dan juga salah satu faktor yang menentukan band itu boleh “shine” atau tidak, adalah sang vokalis. Orang akan tengok vokalis dulu, lepas tu baru tengok band mate yang lain. Sebab tu, yang selalu akan lupa diri dulu adalah vokalis. Pasal apa? Pasal dia yang dapat attention lebih dari band mates lain.”

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