Sunday, November 30, 2008

slight slapper.

BASSIST NEEDED for sludge core (with a tinge of stoner rock/metal) band in the vein of Dystopia, Noothgrush, Iron Monkey, Bongzilla, Church of Misery, Witchcraft (?), Grief, Thorr's Hammer, Burning Witch, Goatsnake, Damad, Boris, Kylesa, High On Fire, Isis (earlier), Electric Wizard, Sleep, Neurosis, Brainoil, Torche, Eyehategod, Melvins, Pelican, Cult of Luna (earlier), Moss, Internal Void, Saint Vitus and those kind of bands, you know what I mean.

Please contact me if you're:
a) highly interested about sludge core (mandatory!)
b) highly passionate in handling bass ('passion first, skill second' or 'skill first, passion second' kind of person or could be both!)
c) very much into this kind of 'band' thing (mandatory!)
d) live in the Klang Valley area (it is a must!)
e) committed (okay, this could be pain in the ass!)

Thank you.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Johnny who? Part 2

Okay, I admit that I couldn't help myself not to put this video in here. I have a lot of reasons why I've decided to put it in my blog.

Beautiful? So, down here is the lyrics:

I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Johnny who?

Few minutes ago I was browsing thru the YouTube searching for any videos by Johnny Cash and also hoping to see some geniuses playing their own tune doing covers of anything’s J. Cash. But what I’ve found is rather satisfying and entertaining: My friend Apizz is among those YouTubers displaying their magical fingers beating the memorable J. Cash chords of ‘I Walk The Line’!

Being one of his closest friends back then, I had always witnessed such progression of his ability to bend the strings and assure that he has the skills that could melt any guitar heroes out there if given enough time/space to expand more of such talent.

Kudos to him.

Down here is the J. Cash’s anthem ‘I Walk The Line’ cover and at the second one is the flawlessly cover of Doraemon theme song.

Pardon his torso-naked though :). Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ember no.17

Non serviam
“i will not serve!”
once said upon disagreement
no paradise which lost
left for me

sets me free

“i will not serve!”
twice recalls upon argument
not another ceremony
created for me

non serviam
I will always be.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

melt dilapidation

Last week Innerview team sent me this one simple set of question. Always my favourite piece in responding an interview, at the second query they asked me about my favourite bands. Hell yeah, but this time they focused it on girl-band or female fronted band. Without any hesitation I gave them ten bands instead of three like they've actually asked me, I wish I could mention more though because there are heaps of girl-bands or female fronted bands that are worth to be mentioned. The list of bands that I gave them is this:

a) Thorr's Hammer
b) Spitboy
c) Harum Scarum
d) Damad
e) Kylesa
f) Detestation
g) Anti Product
h) Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation
i) Pretty Girls Make Graves
j) Swans

The good people of Innerview even asked why these bands are my favourite. I didn’t answer it anyway, just to leave it blank without any elaboration in order to not to humiliate the intelligence of Innerview readers. I assume the readers know about bands I’ve listed down. So to speak, every each band has their own unique touch of musical aspiration and the enigmatic persona of every subject delivered is undoubtedly no one else can compare. Originality? Yes, indeed it is a must.

To talk about something that is unique, enigmatic and original, I admit that I’ve actually missed out one important name that fits perfectly to this category. The band is none other than Melt Banana! What a huge mistake I’ve made, an overwhelming cult status of avant-garde/electrocore band like them shouldn’t be left behind at the first place.

Sorry, Yasuko Onuki.

Err, anyone at Innerview, may I add another one please?

*First video is Melt Banana and the second one is Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation. Enjoy! Oh, Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation has released their debut full-length album on July 13th, 2008 (news taken from their official website).