Thursday, March 27, 2008

KT Tunstall Concert, Singapore


I just came back from the KT Tunstall concert, and what can I say, she was amazing, just as expected ;)
She was not only impressive, but so was her band, which consisted of Luke Bullen (also her finance) playing drums, Arnulf Linder playing bass guitar, Kenny Dickenson playing the trumpet and keyboard, Sam Lewis with lead guitar and Cat Sforza & Ami Richardson as the backing vocals.
They were a nicely knit band, that played very well must I say.
Also note that, KT Tunstall can SERIOUSLY sing well, and she sounds even better live. She can hit those beautiful high notes with her raspy tinged voice. Very impressive.

Good thing was the sound was also very good, and did not suffer like it may have suffered if it was performed in the Indoor Stadium. Luckily it was performed in the Suntec City Hall, where the acoustics of the music could be heard very well.
The place wasn't that full, and it was only a small show, but I could see other people enjoyed it just as much.
KT went through many good songs from her new album "Drastic Fantastic" as well as "Eye To The Telescope" with the lovable song which everyone knows- "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree". This song was the song that made her known and she performs all by herself with her looping device which she so nicely names "Wee Bastard" (very Scottish).

They did one cover song, "Walk Like An Egyptian" by the Bangles. Always a favourite.

KT herself, is also a very humourous and a down-to-earth woman. She isn't the arrogant/self-righteous star that so many stars are. She is still Scottish at heart, and very self-deprecated.
Everytime she says thank you, you know she means it because at a woman who is 32 years old, some may say she's late in the popularity scene. But that also means she's gained the experience and is well grounded, and has finally achieved the success she most definitely deserved.

Her jokes are funny and she can sing. She has a very good band, and she can play her guitar well. She is the lovable star that people of the public adore, because she's not vain and she knows what she's doing.

A true artist by right, this has been the best performance I've seen so far.

"We'll be back here definitely again!"

I definitely hope so :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Billie-Joe, Paul McCartney.

Now, I may be just REALLY blind, but I swear I see a similarity here, possibly just the eyes? :D
I have way too much time on my hands;..

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

War is Over..(I Wish)


I was listening to Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and I was hit with a sudden wave of familiarity.
I decided to look through my old yearbooks, and BAAM, the 2002 to 2003 yearbook, when I was in year 6, my class performed this song for Christmas.
I had absolutely forgotten. For the past few months when I’ve discovered the Beatles’ great music (yes I am slow on these things) I always wondered how great it would be to perform a song, any song really. And I have! I have with 14 other people, and the song happened to be an amazing song as well.
I remember the night clearly, we were all dressed in red Christmas T-shirts, that had a letter at the back. One by one, we came on stage in complete darkness, except for the candle we held out before us, and shouted out a line from the beginning of the song. After the first person came on saying "AND SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS", I came on next saying "AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?"
One by one the 14 people came on shouting out a line at the top of their voice, the lucky number happened to take us straight to the chorus where we sang with backing music behind us.
We swayed from side to side singing, looking out into nothing but a few flashing cameras.
At the end of the song, we each turned around one by one, our shirts spelling out
"MERRY CHRISTMAS!" (yes some lucky person got to be the exclamation mark!)
I remember being one of the R’s in MERRY.

Now why all of this hit me today, I don’t know.
I looked up March 26 (the date here at the moment) on wikipedia, and found that the Bangladesh Liberation War began this day, when East Pakistani (now known as Bangladesh) declared its independence from Pakistan, and of course when ever a country declares its independence, there’s always stupid wars going on.
Is it a coincidence?
Yes probably. With the number of wars that have happened in the time humans have existed, every day probably has some sort of connection with a previous war that’s happened. And if it hasn’t, it probably will.
Now peace is still a far-fetched idea but many people want it and believe it can happen. I think it can happen, I think people will come to learn that fighting is ridiculous and a waste of humanity’s time and power. I think if more understanding people were put into power, the world would be better. This connects to Barrack Obama in a way, a man who does have a vision a lot like Martin Luther King’s. Of peace and of reconciliation. And that connects to the wonderful John Lennon.

The only thing left now, is for the people to want peace and a better world, and to speak out and say they want it. Not to live oblivious in their own little lives and not give a damn, but to do something worthwhile and to mean it.

"All we are saying is give peace a chance. " - John Lennon.

Sarah, Ellen, Me & Sathiya.

hah, look at my face :/