Sunday, August 26, 2012

Homegrown talent Part 3 - Kendrick K

I wrote a post on Malaysian homegrown talent not too long ago. It was a series of two posts. 

Time and time again, we find that musical talent in Malaysia is simply abundant. 

Unfortunately, I'm really not too sure why the local music scene is not as thriving compared to other countries, even Asian ones like Korea (Gangnam style for example).

Maybe that's cause we are all feeding on the mass mainstream market; people like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyruses to name a few.

Because of that, it's really encouraging news to know that once in a while, a Malaysian creates more than ripples in the music industry. 

Yuna did it. We Malaysians were thoroughly excited when we saw her performance on Conan O' Brien. Even Rihanna tweets about her. Then of course there is also Zee Avi. 

More Malaysian talent on the way to bigger things perhaps. I'm always a supporter of local Malaysian music :) Or at least the music that I'm interested in. 

So there, I introduce a new, up and coming talent. 

Kendrick Koh. He is a friend and a fellow church member. 

His influences are mostly John Mayer, Jason Mraz (though I often tell him that there is more to life out there besides the two J's) and very much into fingerstyle guitar playing and some other Indie stuff. I never knew those methods were called fingerstyle playing (Always thought it was just normal plucking! AHAHA). Then again, I'm a noob at the guitar.

So here's two videos, covers of Indie favourites Foster the People and MGMT (I'm not sure if MGMT is defined as indie though, but what the hell).

The videos are nicely done, with the curtains blowing from the wind and all the dramatics. Heheh. So, Enjoy.

Kids - MGMT

 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People 

Hey, I don't get paid for promoting Malaysian music. But if there is talent and it's worth sharing, I'm all for it :)

And if you want more, below is the album trailer for the upcoming Tempered Mental album. Exciting stuff!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gangnam Style goes to Gotham

You know, sometimes there are music videos that you really love to hate? That kind that is so bad that it becomes so good? That was what Rebecca Black's video did. That went viral. And that song became the Thank God It's Friday anthem. Catchy and lyrically stupid. But who cares? The sillier the better right?

This year, the video it's the Oppa! Gangnam Style video that's viral. So bad that it;s good? Not really. I think this is actually really good! 
Humour, parodied events and good looking ladies aplenty, what's there not to like about this video? Muahaha.
Never knew who PSY was, but he was quite a famous rapper and character in South Korea. I wonder how I missed that during my 10 days in Korea. Then again, though I like some Korean girl bands, I didn't really caught on with the K-pop rave. 

Anyway, I like this video a lot cause it doesn't take itself too seriously. So, enjoy it while the waves are riding high. :)

So riding on the Dark Knight Rises wave, there is still buzz with the Bat. And While I was searching in youtube for the video above, this was what I found instead. 

I gotta say, there are many Gangnam and Batman parody videos. But this is probably one of the better ones (together with the Call Me Maybe video starring Batman) 

Haha, it's about time the Asian wave hit the global market. You know you made it big when people start parodying your stuff. Yes. Even Rebecca Black was big. 

At one point in time :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Writing a blogpost whilst stuck in jam in KL city

So I'm stuck in KL city.
I'm still stuck in a jam as Im writing this.
The jam is so bad I have just finished listening to a Bad Religion album. The whole album on the same road.
And my friend wanted to see me write a post in the jam.
So, I did.
I'm still stuck in the jam even after writing this post