Me & Grammys Pt II

IF music is your drug of choice, attending the Grammy Awards would give you an extraordinary high. This writer was lucky to have his dream fulfilled last year, joining selected music journalists from… Continue reading

Me & Grammys Pt I

Hate me, but I’m of he very few Malaysians who have attended and be part of the Grammy Awards experience. This was what I wrote while I was lepaking at Hollywood & Highliands’… Continue reading

In Person: Sheila Majid

THEY say life begins at 40. Maybe. And maybe that’s something that local jazz queen Sheila Majid is looking forward to. She’s 39 this year, happily married to Acis (former member of 80s… Continue reading

In Person: Ella

FOR someone whose achievements include being the highest-selling female artiste in the country ever, the only Malaysian who sang the theme song for the 1998 Commonwealth Games and, er, the only Malaysian artiste… Continue reading

Before There Was The Internet, There Were Bedroom Editors

LONG before the print and electronic media dabbled in local fringe music, the only way for its enthusiasts to keep themselves updated on the latest releases, upcoming gigs and issues related to the… Continue reading

So You Think You’re TAG enuff, eh?

I could still remember the scene at the now defunct Bar Amber in Hartamas, seven years ago. Downstairs, couple were having their dinner in a cramped yet very cosy setting. Upstairs, at the… Continue reading

The subculture trail: One, two, three four… the story of our local punk n’ roll forefathers

ONE of the local releases in CD format that I’ve been looking high and low for the last couple of years was Love N’ Hate, the debut album of local punk rock forefathers,… Continue reading

The phenomenon that was Pop Yeh Yeh

One of the biggest setback of being the entertainment editor of The Malay Mail, was not having the luxury of time. I can’t go and interview my favourite subject, I cant really sit… Continue reading

Know Your Icon: The Late Zubir Said

TO come to now about the things composer/lyricist, the late Zubir Said have achieved, contributed and most importantly preserved about Malay music is going to be a true wake up call for any… Continue reading

Echoes From The Past

PARDON the harsh metaphor, but holding a copy of Yusnor Ef‘s Aku Dia Dan Lagu: Lagu-Lagu Nostalgia Lirik Yusnor Ef (ADDL) boxset is like giving the finger to those who do not appreciate… Continue reading