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Songs of the Year: 2013 in 13 Tunes

January 6, 2014

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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

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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

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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, […]

No Money, Got Honey: Songs for the Poor but In Love

October 27, 2013

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So the bro-dude got married to his high school sweetheart last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding and we all now have a residual beam in our (cold, withered) hearts. At the dinner event, my sister and cousins formed a short-lived orchestra comprising of a guitar, a ukele and several strained voices. They performed this […]

Painting the Town Grey: Songs of the Singapore Haze

June 20, 2013

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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 […]

Have You Seen That Song? “Too Many Ads, Too Little Sex”

April 21, 2013

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A friend and I started a friendly song-photography contest. The rules: 1. Each photo should represent/ be inspired by a song 2. Photos are to be taken within 24 hours of the agreed flag-off 3. Photos should be taken low-tech, with mobile phone cameras (well, low-camera-tech, anyhow) Here is my first entry: Kinda hard to […]

Song of the Day: Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning”

March 24, 2013

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It’s just the wasted years so close behind No-one can do depressing the way Velvet Underground can, even when talking about Sunday mornings. Well technically it’s already Sunday night here on my little island, but somewhere out there in the world there must be a timezone that fits. Failing which, well, there is always next […]