Johnsons Motorcar To Shamrock To Merdeka

Cross-cultural Celtic rock band, Johnsons Motorcar will be rocking the stage exclusively at Malones in ushering to the Hari Merdeka this weekend.

Be ready to tune in to a pure form of Irish music by the band, which interestingly hails from Tokyo, Japan but come from diverse cultural backgrounds.

JMC in short, is made up of lead vocalist and fiddler Martin Johnson who is a native of Florida, guitarist Blacko Muiri (Dublin), bassist Coleman Bayliss (Australia) and petite lady drummer Rinamame, also known as ‘Beanie’ (Japan).

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Paramore Live In Kuala Lumpur @ National Stadium Bukit Jalil, Malaysia

On 19th October 2010, I got a pair of tickets for Paramore Live In Kuala Lumpur at National Stadium Bukit Jalil and it’s all thanks to Tune Talk and Nuffnang for the Rock Zone tickets..

Most of all, want to thank Ginny for passing me her pair of tickets and it’s the second time in this year already! She gave me her Stereophonics “This Feeling” Live Gig at KL Live tickets too! :D Now everyone go give her some hits :P

Okay back to the topic..I’ve never really been a fan of Paramore, having only listened to 3 songs on the radio..

But being a rock fan me (or whoever it is), I wouldn’t say no to free tickets! Thanks again Ginny..My treat next time :D


*L>R – Yours truly, Daphne, Derryk, Lisan, Joshua*

Bumped into Lisan and Derryk while staring at the long queue for the numbered seats..


*Long queue*

Lucky for Rock Zone revelers, the entrance is on the other side and we didn’t have to queue at all! Also thanks to Michelle for passing the tickets to me :D

By the way, all photos with my watermark and Youtube videos are all snapped and recorded using Blackberry Torch 9800..

Sorry for the bad quality as I’m still trying to explore its functions and was trying to get the best out of it..


*Crowd at 7.30pm*

We were treated with local acts for the opening, Y2K, their songs are pretty unique I would say, a combo of Slipknot and Paramore style..Yeah, you tell me..

Paramore went on stage at about 8.30pm and they were readied to rock!

Their opening set, “Ignorance” was energy-filled and I started to get into the mood already..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxO_U6IVP2k]

Like I said I wasn’t a true fan of Paramore bu I must say, their opening set has had got me into them and was asking for more from them..I just smirked as a sign to agree to myself..

Hayley Williams the lead vocalist, was very energetic throughout the whole concert..She was running to the left and to the right of the stage without sounding exhausted on the mic!

You want more I know..Just continue to read on with 3 more videos waiting for you :D

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Traffic Congestion At Cheras Roundabout, Kuala Lumpur

On every weekday Monday to Friday, traffic congestion during off-work hour is kinda unavoidable, be it in KL city center, Cheras, Kepong, PJ, Damansara, Subang, or Shah Alam..

Unavoidable is one thing, but making it become worse is another thing..

I always freaking hate selfish irresponsible drivers who managed to get their driving license and driving around not knowing how to respect other drivers..

In this case, traffic congestion at a roundabout..The one in Cheras specifically..

Congestion usually happens when drivers on either side of the incoming road don’t give way to the other road despite blocking the road and causing massive jams..

I got fed up and made an impromptu video on that very roundabout and I know it’s kinda boring or whatsoever but hey, it’s my way of reporting reckless-selfish-irresponsible drivers!

So here’s the video and I’ll definitely come back with more videos..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO2WNu_-6Ls]

This is a part of my Traffic Offenders series..Do check it out..

Evangelion 2.0 : You Can (Not) Advance

Watched Evangelion 2.0 : You Can (Not) Advance courtesy of e@Curve (formerly Cineleisure Damansara)..Got the tickets from Robb the hamsap handsome guy wtf >.<

Evangelion 2.0 is the second part of a tetralogy movies of Evangelion..

It is said that the first 3 parts are almost similar to the original series with the final instalment to be an original production..

But in this Evangelion 2.0 : You Can (Not) Advance, almost half of the movie is already talking a different approach in its story-telling..

A new character of Maki Illustrious Makinami, a new EVA pilot is introduced..Some of the plots have been changed and yet it’s as thrilling as ever!

If you have watched the original series of Neon Genesis Evangelion, you would already the pace and style of this animation, slow and mind-boggling..

So if you are not really an anime fan but wanted to try something new, this MIGHT not be the right thing for you..Do choose your movie again..

Although I have forgotten most parts of the original series, I enjoyed the movie very much..

If you are watching this movie, DO NOT LEAVE WHEN THE CREDITS IS COMING OUT..

There’s a sneak peek of what to expect in Evangelion 3.0, after the credits..

In conjunction with Evangelion 2.0, here’s a very nice song called Komm Susser Todd, sung by Hideaki Anno, the producer and director of Evangelion series..

The song Komm Susser Todd is actually an insert song for the original series..

It’s actually a sad song but the tune and rhythm is so joyous and happy-go-lucky kinda mood..It’s plain genius!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmZBOY6Mczk]

Komm Susser Todd – Hideaki Anno

I know, I know I’ve let you down
I’ve been a fool to myself
I thought that I could
live for no one else
But now through all the hurt and pain
It’s time for me to respect
the ones you love
mean more than anything
So with sadness in my heart
I feel the best thing I could do
is end it all
and leave forever
What’s done is done, it feels so bad
what once was happy now is sad
I’ll never love again
my world is ending

I wish that I could turn back time
cos now the guilt is all mine
can’t live without the trust from those you love.
I know we can’t forget the past
you can’t forget love and pride
because of that its killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down
In my heart of hearts,
I know that I could never love again
I’ve lost everything, everything
everything that matters to me,
matters in this world

I wish that I could turn back time
cos now all the guilt is mine
can’t live without
the trust from those you love
I know we can’t forget the past
you can’t forget love and pride
because of that, it’s killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down
It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down…

Kris Allen LIVE In KL @ The Gardens

As many of you have heard of this and it’s no urban legend not myth nor shits but it’s real..LIKE FOR REAL~!!!!

KRIS ALLEN IS COMING TO TOWN~!!!! No not Tim Allen, Kris Allen..The 8th American Idol, Kris Allen..The one who battled against glam-rocker Adam Lambert..

I know you want to see this cute guy I mean, which girl doesn’t, right?

kris allen the gardens
*Kris Allen LIVE in KL*

As you can see from the poster, Press Conference on Monday 8th February 2010 at G6, The Gardens, 6th Floor near Isetan Store..

This is not like a free public event like what you had with Nokia Comes With Music event..

He’s here to promote his self-titled album, Kris Allen..

If you want to attend his EXCLUSIVE showcase and meet & greet (M&G) session with Kris Allen, all you have to do is..

Yes, this showcase is an EXCLUSIVE event where it’s strictly by invitation only, at 6pm..

But I guess you will still get to meet him at the Press Conference, fingers crossed..

It’s all thanks to STAR World to bring the American Idol over where there are “No Boundaries” in music world..

By the way, do check out Kris Allen’s official website if you have not heard or seen it before..

Of course, SONY Music Malaysia will be updating more upcoming events and contests on their Twitter and Facebook..

So do follow SONY MUSIC MY on Twitter and become a Fan of SONY MUSIC MY on Facebook..

If you still don’t know who is Kris Allen, maybe this could ring a bell..Kris Allen‘s Live Like We’re Dying with its MTV and lyrics..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3N5CsXYlCk]

Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying

Sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up
We’re hiding behind skin thats to tough
How come we don’t say I love you enough
Till it’s to late, it’s not to late
Our hearts are hungry for a food that won’t come
We could make a feast from these crumbs
We’re all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you
What would you wish you would’ve done

Yeah gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given here
This is all that we got and we gotta start thinkin it
Every second counts on a clock thats tickin
Gotta live like we’re dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

And if your plane fell out of the sky
Who would you call with your last goodbye
Should be so careful who we left out of our lives
So when we’re left for absolution
There’ll be no one on the line

Yeah gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given here
This is all that we got and we gotta start thinkin it
Every second counts ona clock thts tickin
Gotta live like we’re dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

Like we’re dying
Ohhhh like we’re dying
Like we’re dying
Ohhhh like we’re dying

We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

You never know a good thing til it’s gone
You never see a crash til it’s heads on
All these people right when we’re dead wrong
You never know a good thing til it’s gone

Yeah gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given here
This is all that we got and we gotta start thinkin it
Every second counts ona clock thts tickin
Gotta live like we’re dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

Like we’re dying
Ohhhh like we’re dying
Like we’re dying
Ohhhh like we’re dying

We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Thick As Thieves

How many of you are into Brit-rock influenced music, with the likes of Oasis, The Strokes, Muse, The Jets, etc etc..

After the world-renowned event of MTV World Stage being held in Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia, I bet more Malaysians are getting aware of Kasabian, other than those high-flying All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, and not-my-type-of-band Boys Like Girls..

Kasabian, formed in 1999 in Leicester, Leicestershire, only heard and liked by their fellow countrymen in the past few years..Very few people have had heard about them, especially those who are into mainstreams..

For those who are familiar with Kasabian’s Empire (2006) album, I reckon that you would love their newest album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (WRPLA) as well, officially released June 2009..

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I have to say that WRPLA, a 12-track album, is less aggressive than Empire in the sense that Empire consists most rock and face-paced songs which on the contrary, WRPLA has more risky songs when it’s sold in Malaysia..

I would say Malaysians would pick up Empire in a fingersnap but would take some patience with WRPLA, where I would compare it with Muse‘s older albums with the newer ones..

Muse‘s older albums such as Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry are the hypes in Europe even though they are not in the mainstreams..

Malaysians only started to accept their later albums like Absolution and Black Holes and Revelations with hits like “Time Is Running Out” and radio-friendly “Starlight”..

Personally, I too enjoyed listening to Empire compared to WRPLA, but there are few good songs that are recommendable as well..

Not that the songs in WRPLA are unacceptable but some of the songs are a bit slow-paced, if to be fit into an alternative rock band’s image..

The first-single “Fire”, would project the success of WRPLA a bit and if you enjoy listening to “Fire”, I would say “Fast Fuse”, “Thick As Thieves” and “Underdog” would be nice as well..

If you are a non-mainstream type of person like me, “Ladies And Gentleman (Roll The Dice)” and “Happiness” are like the hidden gem, at least for me..

There’s an instrumental track in WRPLA, “Swarfiga”, which I think is not aggressive enough but sticks to its Kasabian-style of song, fortunately..

I would give it a 3/5 for this album..

Here I would post the song “Thick As Thieves” together with its lyrics, which I think is a bit tensed, and relaxing at the same time..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXdBm9je8j8]

Kasabian – Thick As Thieves

There we were thick as thieves
Frightened by shadows and the autumn leaves
We wore stolen hats, fitted soles
Aided by lies amongst the media foes

And hey oh, where did it go?
When did we lose our sight?
And it’s a nice show, the ones we perform
Performing it day and night, night

See the lights upon my face
Walking in circles with the human race
And all the little people they want to be free
But I can’t get there ’cause I’ve got you holding me back

And hey oh, where did it go?
When did we lose our sight?
And it’s a nice show, the ones we perform
Performing it day and night, night
Let me be free

Gave you all the high skies but you gave me night
I gave you all the high skies but you gave me night
I gave you all the high skies but you gave me night
I gave you all the high skies but you gave me night
Let the lights sing again

There we were thick as thieves
Frightened by shadows and the autumn leaves
Goodbye my sweet, goodbye, goodbye