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More Nudist Recording ….

Band Related, Somewhat Serious Issueson August 29th, 2009No Comments

There you go ….. another topic headline to grab your attention 

(and to prove once again how kanasai I am)

So Inverted Coma went into the Studio 21:05 again the other day.

To record the vocals for the upcoming second single, which at the moment, out of any better name to call it, is named ‘Nudist Song’.

So I’ve got people asking me why the heck it was called ‘The Nudist Song’ in the first place?

Well, that’s cause one day while we were jamming in the studio, the air cond stopped working. And we were sweaty as hell.

So we did what every self respecting band would do. Strip naked. The song was written when we were all buck naked. Hence the name ‘Nudist Song’

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Okay you can stop rolling your eyes now.  

You know I’m just messing with you right?

On a more serious note. The song was written with one thing in mind. The beach.

You see, while other countries wait 3 season to get to summer and the beach, we Malaysians have good weather all year round. So to quote David’s first line of the Nudist Song …

“Summer nights are something us equator folks get round the years so we don’t need to wait till then to show our crooked tails”

And that’s exactly what the whole song is all about. Sand and sea, girls, beach volleyball, fun and everything beachy (not bitchy mind you) you can think of.

So when we were thinking of names for the song, we were hard pressed not to give it a cliche’d and gay ass name. Like …

“Happy Fun Song” or …

“Malaysian Brown Watered Beaches” or ….

“Mandi Manda Di Pantai”

And us being plain kanasai dudes, mention the word beach and nudity came into mind. So we thought we’d use that name for the time being and change it into something else once the song was done.

The song is done. In fact it’s been done for a long time now. The name still sticks though.

But we figured no Malaysian radio station’s gonna play a song called ‘Nudist’ so it’ll probably be called something else once the official recording is out.

So there, a brief explanation of an upcoming song that, if radio stations knew was centered around nudity, might never be played on Malaysian airwaves.

It’ll take pobably a month or so before it’s ready for public consumption.

In the meantime, here are pictures of 4 clueless people in the studio to tide you till then. 

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Incidentally, ‘Miracles’ was number 6 last week. So for those who have been giving their fullest support all this while, I thank you.

For the rest who’ve come to their senses and realized that Inverted Coma is too kanasai for you, I appeal for you to dispel all logic and continue voting.

Miracles can be downloaded here

Kanasai~!

May You R.I.P Michael Jackson….. sincerely… (really)

Somewhat Serious Issueson June 30th, 2009No Comments

I’ve really been cracking my head for the past few days thinking of what words best describe what happened last Thursday.

For somewhere between insensitive and plain idotic, I find it rather impolite to mock the dead.

Especially if the dead looked like this before he was even dead … 

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See? There I go again. I really need to stop being so kanasai.

The thing is, iconic as Michael Jackson was, he was still at best a troubled and weird man.

I mean come on now … he was a black dude who made himself white. I’ve seen Chinese opera singers, you know … the ones who put an inch thick of make up on their faces for each show …. look healthier and more natural than him.

And most men sleep with women. He sleeps with children. Need I say more?

Of course, if you put aside all the essentricities, his musical achievements speaks wonders of what a genius he really was.

It’s just sad that he had to die for people to actually realize that.  

I mean, even as a dead man his record sales reached phenomenal numbers in only a few days. That’s gotta account for something right?

Perhaps if people had given him the recognition he deserved while he was still alive, things would not have turned out this way. 

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So with this post on jaythean.com, I pay tribute to Michael Jackson.

As much as I would like to deny it, I’ll have to admit that his music had a profound impact on me during my primary school years. 

Listening to ‘Heal The World’ for the 345th time, it was actually that song that got me so sick of pop that I started listening to rock music.

Hmm …. wait. This is supposed to be a tribute right?

Seriously now, I do believe that in many many years to come, people will speak of Michael Jackson in the same breath as true legends as The Beatles and Elvis Presley. And deservingly so.

Here’s to you MJ. May you R.I.P.

You’ll always be have a place in my heart …… the place in my heart where rock music now is.

Nudist Recording ….

Band Related, Somewhat Serious Issueson June 18th, 20096 Comments

What comes into mind when you see a CD with this scrawled on it ? 

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Why NAKED people of course. A porn video being filmed. Right?

But if you were to take a look at the whole CD and saw this …. 

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 You’d probably be thinking something else no?

Hey I hear people puking.

…… please tell me you didn’t just picture members of Inverted Coma naked.

There’re lots of people you probably want to see naked …. 

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These 4 ugly people are definitely not any of them ….

No no …… the Nudist is the second single that Inverted Coma is recording at the moment…..

…..The follow up to the highly successful first single called Miracles, the song that has until now not received any airplay on the radio nor has anyone heard of …..

Sigh ….. this rock star dream’s going to need more work than I thought.

On a more serious note now  ……

Been busy for the past few weeks doing 3 things.

1. Passing the first single, Miracles to just about every radio station in town

2. Heading into the studio for the recording of the second single, the Nudist song.

3. Fantasizing that I’m a big rock star touring India, Thailand and Cambodia.

Well, I’ve been busy with no 3 ever since I’ve been a teenager. So much so that seriously, doing shows in those 3 countries would seem more of a dream than a joke.

Where no 1 is concerned, the good ol people at the radio station have all been relatively nice and kind to us. When I say kind I mean they didn’t take one look at our CD and throw it into the trash.

So in a bid to get support from all loyal jaythean.com readers, do listen out for Miracles on radio stations such as Flyfm, Mix, Hitz, HotFm, TraxxFM and the like. The song is available for download right here …..

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I know why you guys are looking at me funny. You’re probably thinking  ….

“This guy’s a dumbass. If I’ve already downloaded the song, why bother listening out for it on the radio right?”

Well, you’re both right and wrong …

For one, you’re right. I’m a dumbass.

But here’s where you’re wrong, the song might appear on radio charts which might require voting. If that’s the case, I suggest you do what’s right …

Put off your plans of donating to charity … and vote for good ol Kanasai Jay’s band here.

I know I know …. I’m shameless.

Anyway, there’re a few pictures of our recording session in JD’s studio that I want to share with you here, in the hope that you’ll be convinced how good Inverted Coma really is …. 

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A picture of me and Julie cringing at the horrible music being recorded ….

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 A picture of Raymond playing with his iPhone when the music started getting boring …..

Raymond was playing with his iPhone from the start ….I guess the music was really boring …. 

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A picture of what we started doing when all of us started getting bored of our own song …. 

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A picture of David sighing and wondering why he actually joined the band ….

I’m glad I didn’t take up marketing or advertising.

But seriously now …. on to the actual photos and shameless self promo for Inverted Coma ….. (pictures courtesy of Joe) 

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Do check out www.myspace.com/invertedcoma for more info on the band. Will create a link for you guys to download Miracles soon … once I figure out how to create that link.

I’ll be heading into the studio next week to lay my guitar parts down ….

Will have loads of other pictures to bore you with then ….

Kanasai~!

What Are The Chances?

Somewhat Serious Issues, Thoughts to Ponderon May 20th, 20093 Comments

Anyone of you ever had one of those times where things were so uncanny, it creeped you out?

Actually been meaning to blog about this for a long time now. Never really thought much of it until it hit me in full force for the whole of last week.

And because it’s been happening really often, I’ve taken pictures of this every time I had the chance …

For days I started seeing the figure 1111 in my everyday life ….

The other day I was looking at my Astro decoder and I saw this….

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Then later in the afternoon I took a look at my table clock and saw this ….. 

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Here’s the thing ….. and I kid you not. I was driving home and came to a halt at a traffic light. And it was at that exact moment that I decided to take a look at my trip meter .. and I saw this … 

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And really now … later that night when I was driving down town I took a look at my dashboard and immediately pulled over to snap this picture …. 

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I don’t know about you but even as I write this I can feel a chill running down my spine.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Countless times I’ve encountered this 1111 in other scenarios …. it’s just that I wasn’t quick enough with my HTC ….

Like the other day where I saw a car with the number plate 1111 …… and later that day I had a meal over at some restaurant and when the bill came …. yup … you guessed it … RM11.11.

Today I got an an invoice for some medications and when I took a look at the price that my hospital owed the company ….. I saw RM111.1. I really should’ve taken a picture of that. But I couldn’t for fear that the sales rep might think I was forging his invoice or something ….

I mean … what are the chances man?

And maybe you can call me neurotic …. but earlier tonight I was out with my buddy in his car.

I took a look at the time ….. 

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Okie …. so it was 9.45pm ……

But then ……. for some reason or other my eyes swept over to the radio …. 

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…….. It could’ve been any radio station playing at any time at all ….

But why did I decide to look at both at the same time?

Was somebody telling me something?

Any of you ever had chilling experiences like these ?

…. Think I’d better stop now or I won’t be able to sleep tonight …..

Kanasai~!

And here I Am ….

Somewhat Serious Issueson November 8th, 20084 Comments

WoohoooOo. Jaythean.com has recently undergone a major revamp.

Nah. I’m lying.

As usual.

I basically just changed the banner picture. That’s it. 

I guess it’s just another shameless way of me to fool you into coming back to my website for more and more kanasai-ness

And of course…. clicking the ads wouldn’t hurt yar. Oh shameless me.

Well …  I just thought I’d change the look a bit in light of my new surroundings.

And also, recently, Steven recently gave me this award ….

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I bet you’re all wondering why.

I suppose if you substituted the word ‘coolest’ with ‘kanasai-est’, it’d make more sense yar?

But on a more serious note (well, I’ll try to be serious, for a while at least) I’m honoured. I’ve never been given a Butterfly Award before.

And so the Award goes that I’ll have to nominate 10 others who, upon receiving this award will have to :

  1. Put up that cool ass Butterfly Award picture thingy on their blog
  2. Link back to me
  3. Nominate 10 others whom they think deserve the award as well
  4. Promote my website to as many people as possible

What?

Okay so I lied about number 4. Nonetheless, the first 3 points stand.

So here’s my list of Butterfly Award nominees

There you go …..

Kanasai~!

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