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Inverted Coma on Just Jivin TV2

Band Related, Misc, Somewhere Elseon April 3rd, 2008No Comments

Was just talking about Good News and Bad News the other day ….

Well … the bad news is no longer bad news~! We managed to get a hold of the video of Inverted Coma on Just Jivin, TV2~!

But then again most of you would find an interview with 5 ugly looking guys who play really horribly noisy music bad news as well.

Nevertheless, there was a TV2 dude (Vinnie Voo) who came into the studio that day and asked us awkward questions and took shots of us from our worst angles.

He kept to his word.

He really did give the tape over to TV2. He didn’t sell the tape to Astro to be aired on ‘The 50 Worst Malaysian Bands Ever’

So here we have it, Inverted Coma featured on Just Jivin, TV2, 24th March 2008.

Inverted Coma featured on Just Jivin, TV2

For those of you who want to further punish yourselves by viewing the video again, the video will be in the My Videos section that can be found on one of the tabs at the top of the page.

Incidentally, there’re a few home recorded videos that I did recently and which I posted there too so do visit that page k? Pretty please? *blink*blink*

And of course, what’s the fun of having a blog when you can’t shamelessly promote things that you think are great, even when others think they’re not?

If you want to hear more tunes from Inverted Coma, you can visit us at our MySpace page at….

http://www.myspace.com/invertedcoma

WooOohoOoo~!

Music For The Soul

My Favourites, Thoughts to Ponderon November 13th, 2007No Comments


So I was rambling on and on about how music is being done injustice to these days…

I took the liberty of compiling a list of bands and songs that I personally feel are what music is all about.

If there was a God in the music world, he would’ve split Himself into the 5 members of Dream Theater. He would’ve pinched Jojo so hard in her rear end, she’d cry and promise never to wreck any old classic hit ever again. He’d smack P Diddy for his constant identity crisis and quite possibly just murder Jessica Simpson for doing raunchy remakes of old songs.
Just check out their most radio friendly song “Another Day”


Dream Theater – Another Day

Ooo… and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. I’m not even beginning to talk about their absolutely progressive pieces with weird time signatures like 9/8, 15/6, 288/354….. or their mind blowing 20 minute songs. Check out this excerpt from ther song ‘Lie’ … Go ahead … I challenge you to find the time signature for that. Oh … I do believe that John Petrucci just mIGht be God in disguise …. He’s the type of guy who could play a bad note on the guitar and still make it sound good… all the time.


Dream Theater – Lie First Solo Break

If you want to listen to music that can bring tears to your eyes, take a listen to U2’s “With Or Without You”. Interesting to note that these guys can actually use only a simple 4 note progression throughout the entire song, yet tell a whole story with it.


U2 – With Or Without You

Then there’s of course one of the most classic rock bands in history.. Metallica. That’s until they got Trujillo the ape as a bassist and decided to tune their guitars so low, they now sound like they’re all playing bass guitars. Whatever it is, throughout the earlier part of their careers, they’ve managed to come up with some of the best tunes in rock. This particular song was what made me start listening to rock in the first place. “The Unforgiven”


Metallica – The Unforgiven

Other than the fact that their drummer has only one arm (yes he does) the thing that intrigues me the most is how Def Leppard manages to get that whole opera-like chorusy effects in all their choruses. It sounds like there are a dozen people singing in a dozen harmonies. Take a listen to their classic hit “When Love and Hate Collide” Isn’t that how all music should be written?


Def Leppard – When Love And Hate Collide

If you don’t like Guns N Roses, you probably haven’t heard “November Rain”. Of course you’ll know them from Sweet Child Of Mine but this one’s just so classic in so many ways. How they managed to incorporate a piano, an orchestra, electric guitars and drums all into one song with such taste is really mind boggling. And when Slash comes out with his Les Paul blazing…. sheer music


Guns N Roses – November Rain

Okay …. Those were all classic rock bands. I’ll be back with my list of songs and bands today that I find are worth keeping in my iPOD

…. Kanasai

Musical Musings

Misc, Thoughts to Ponderon October 23rd, 20072 Comments

I turn on the radio nowadays and get pretty pissed off. Kanasai I tell you..

Notice how music nowadays is all about sampling tracks from old classic hits? You take a sample of a riff that used to be a classic, put in new lyrics and songs (preferabbly gibberish rapping and tunes that don’t even fit into the song) and turn it into a new classic …. a classic mess.

Take a listen to Jojo’s new hit ‘Anything’ at this URL


Jojo – Anything (ugh)

Or you’ve probably heard it on radio. Like a few hundred times a day on Hitz.fm, along with all the other songs that are also played a few hundred times because the people at Hitz.fm are afraid that we might forget how all these hits sound like

Now take a listen to the classic hit by Toto called ‘Africa’


Toto – Africa

Okaylar please overlook the geek factor … it was the 80s man.But notice how classically beautiful that piece of music is. I personally believe that the chorus for that song transcends time. Everything blends into the music, vocals, musical instruments and all.

The thing about what Jojo did was that she sampled the most interesting part of the song (the jingle at the beginning) but not the most musical. The result is a melody that doesn’t sound resolved throughout, with equally mismatching vocals on top. While I do like her earlier hits like Too Little Too Late …. I must say kanasai to this one.

Jojo ar …. whylar did you murder that song?

To say that the direction in which music is going is disturbing is an understatement …

How about that song a few years back? Mario Winans’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’


Mario Winans – I Don’t Wanna Know (eeww)

Notice the background humming? Take a listen to Enya’s ‘Boadecia’


Enya – Boadecia

Erhmmmm…… Anyone smell ‘rip off’ in the air?

I must point out to you that if you remove Enya’s humming in the background, the song would be tuneless.

There are other countless examples of artistes nowadays lifting samples from old hits and practically destroying them …

Listen to Jessica Simpson’s ‘I think I’m in love with you’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHMpaZ90ptQ (can’t embed this one sorry, but trust me, you want to click on this link)

And compare this to John Mellencamp’s ‘Jack and Diane’


John Mellencamp -Jack and Diane

Arrghhh. I knowlar Jessica Simpson’s one got chicks prancing around lar. But then … Sigh …. okaylar no argument there.

And who can forget the classic Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’


The Police – Every Breath You Take

And then Sean Puffy Combs aka Puff Daddy aka P.Diddy aka Diddy aka ‘the due who changes his name like he changes his underpants comes along and messes it up with ‘I’ll Be Missing You’


Sean P. Puffy Diddy Daddy Combs Whatever – I’ll Be Missing You

There’re actually tonnes of others out there but I can’t think of them at the moment …..

Maybe there’ll be a part 2 …

Kanasai~!

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