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Songs of the Year: 2013 in 13 Tunes

January 6, 2014


It’s already 6 full bleeping days into 2014 but I’m still not done with the awesomeness of last year. Even in the spectacular mountain range of YESSSS! which I have been hiking since 2009, 2013 was a pretty outstanding peak. Wonderful moments are difficult to distill into neat little bullet points, but I’m going to have […]

Best of the Best-ofs

January 6, 2014


2013: Oh What A Year. (Let me say that again.) OH WHAT A YEAR. In the final weeks of 2013, the interwebs were rife with Best-Of lists. I love me a Best-Of list, and there are some truly stellar compilations out there. It’s 5 days into 2014, but I’m still obsessing over various Best-of lists […]

Doo-Wot? Misogyny, Sexual Deviance and General Creepiness in Doo-Wop Songs

December 9, 2013


I spent the past weekend in a full-blown rockabilly/ doo-wop kick. This could be blamed on having recently spent the most gloriously enjoyable Friday night in an awesome little pub where a live band of 40-somethings cranked out the 50s and a mob no younger than 60 shuffled, grooved and jived on the puny dancefloor, […]

Painting the Town Grey: Songs of the Singapore Haze

June 20, 2013


It’s that time of the year again when Singaporeans suddenly remember there’s this place called “Kalimantan” where things are burning, and it sucks cos the air gets smoky and shit, and why isn’t the government doing anything, and how come we still have to go to work. Where is that stupid Kalimantan anyway? Is it […]

Songs of the Past Decades of my Life: Working Hard is Bullshit

May 6, 2013


It feels like I only go backwards darling So this blog post is nothing revolutionary, but it is about a recent revelation that is nothing short of a complete change of my heart, mind and soul. Namely: Working Hard is Bull-Effin-Shit. ~ Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” ~ It seems that I […]

Homecoming Songs: Age 13 – 16

January 11, 2013


Turning th..thir…th…thirt…twenty-five sure makes one dreamily reminiscent about those darned teen years. I had my parents, the one or two friends I actually had who were real human beings and my penchant for reading soppy books about ballet to thank for my musical tastes pre-13; after that, peer pressure and mainstream radio took centerstage. (Perfect […]

So You Wanna Make Money in Shanghai: Business Lessons from the ‘Hai Part 2, 90s Style

October 23, 2012


HOO-HIPPY-RAY! You’ve started a business!   You’ve signed a few deals. Sold some shits. Shaken all those grubby hands. You’ve got it made! You’re on your way up! You’re rollin’ in the hunnies!   But wait. WHERE’S THE MONEY? In Business Lessons from the ‘Hai Part 1, I’ve described how important it is to have […]