Switch On Switch Off
I am recently hooked unto Jon Chan’s, ‘Switch on switch off”, this song has been playing repeatedly non stop! It’s the tune, words and feel that makes me love it! Current hit count 69 and increasing! Hahah! For the above video (1), totally love how the guitar sounds like at 1:33-1:50! Song’s on repeat, now video is also on repeat.
I don’t know the title of this song
I don’t know the title of this song
Conclusion, new found liking for Jon Chan’s voice, no longer the loud/head banging tunes, not that Plainsunset wasn’t good, but maybe I have ‘matured’ with age and I need more mellow tunes to ease that stressful day away. Well if my mom says that the songs are NICE, it must be really nice! She’s always picking at my choice of bands/songs, so if she approves (rarely) of a group/band/singer, it must be worth listening to!
I hope Jon comes out with more songs 5 (Nightjar) + 1 (previously; Pencil Tracings), isn’t enough to satisfy ‘fans’ who wants more! No, not the groupie kind, but more of a fan who enjoys and appreciates good music.
*Ps if you can identify any of the songs, please leave a comment and let me know. Much is appreciated!
Videos taken during their 2nd set at Baybeats 2009 – Chill Out Stage
It was the start of Baybeats 2009 and I had already marked Cyndi Seui x Stargazer’s set as my MUST GO and I am glad that I did. I totally enjoyed myself and I think my friend, Amy did so too!
Awwwwwesome! I had a great time blooping my head, swaying my shoulders and snapping (I wanted to put flicking, but a friend said it sounded weird! So!) my fingers at tunes by them. I came across their stuff from this site, SuperrZaaap (which has a store at Siam Square) and that’s it, I was hooked unto stuff by this label, Kitsch Cat (or you could drop by their myspace instead, which YOU MUST!).
It’s their electro pop hits that attracted me and it’s those kind where you’ll unknowingly bloop your head with the beat and I liked how the duo, Cyndi Seui and Stargazer compliment one another with their tracks. I liked how they also did the arrangement of their songs in comparison to the original tracks. While Cyndi Seui was using this pipe thing that created a unique sound, which I can’t quite explain, but do listen out to it in the videos. I was very amazed by it.
For me, I felt that maybe the venue wasn’t the best place to dance to their tracks, so you end up having a minority of people (Singaporeans are quite SHY) truly enjoying their set at Baybeats. For the shy me, I plunked myself right at the front and happily sway my head to their music.
We met a fellow fan too, Jon who is from Hong Kong. It’s cool to see that I am not alone, haha! And Jon if you ever read this, it was nice meeting you.
So I would definitely hope that they would come back to Singapore again! And this time I wish they could bring all their members (especially YURI) down to Singapore for a night of in my terms, electro/dance/music mayhem! 555+
I’m trying to do a 1 post per day as I look forward to Baybeats 2009 which is a mere THREE (3) days away! For the many of us who has been attending Baybeats faithfully since its debut in 2002, this is like no other year. Maybe it has become part of a yearly event that if we miss it, it’ll seem like the year has not passed! I always look forward to events like this because it’s also days like this that I can meet up fellow friends who are has interest in such music. Time to meet new friends + good excuse to catch up with the older ones, haahaa!
Seeing the growth of Baybeats each year can’t help but feel a little old! It used to be like a family gathering, where everyone knew who each other was, on stage and off stage. It’s good that local bands are able to share a good stage with those from overseas and it’s also cool that bands can see what Singapore has to offer. I’ve always believe in local music and will definitely show my appreciation in all ways that I can.
For my recommended bands :
1. Taken By Cars
The first time I heard, Taken By Cars, I couldn’t stop searching for more of their stuff. I think it’s the vocals + the melodic beats that gets people wanting for more. I can’t explain why I like them, maybe very ‘my kind’ of music. Haha! I know I suck at describing music and my terms are limited, hoho.
2. For This Cycle
Personally, I am looking very much forward to his set. I am not afraid to admit that I am slowly becoming a ‘groupie’ (yes, at THIS age)! I got exposed to For This Cycle when they played on Live’n'Loaded a few months back and I even won a contest by Mediacorp all because I voted for them (but NO NEWS of my prize lei!). The question was who and why the band should stay, my answer, “Any band that would get my mom glued to the TV is a GOOD band, and they deserve more airwaves than usual”!
I shall skip the band introduction, okay, at least I give you his name, it’s Weiwen. I believe that you can read about them from their myspace, but also do remember, MUST come for their set! I promise it’ll be a good one, if not I ‘chia’ (treat) you drinks! Cannot make me ‘throw’ face ah!
Ending this recommendation on a heavier note, Calerway played at Baybeats in year 2006, and that was when I first heard them. Being a noob (then and maybe still is), I had no absolute idea how BIG they were, till I started reading up about them and their music influences, myspace also contributed a huge number of ‘fan comments’! Well, this year they are back for more and I am once again hooked unto their songs.