Friday, October 30, 2009

31 Oct with The All American Rejects...

Life is all about choices...

Would you choose your final year project over The All-American Rejects?

I just did. It's killing me even as I'm typing this now. Had Tyson not been injured and performed on last 5th October 2009 and not postpone it to tomorrow, 31 October 2009, I would've been on the concert. But because 16 November is a really important date for me, I couldn't risk the chance of actually having fun at the concert tomorrow night than staying at home straining my brains out trying to figure why is it that my system doesn't seem to work. And I can't really blame Tyson can I? He was hospitalized for crying out loud. That would make me a cruel person to put all the blame on him.

This whole week my brain has been doing it's own version of Piala Debat Diraja where one part longs and yearns to be at Stadium Bukit Jalil tomorrow watching Tyson and the rest of the guys perform while the other part (the one that's really annoying sometimes because it usually tends to be morally correct and I can't, try as I may, ignore it) rebuttals back by saying "You could get a LOT of work done if you stay at home tomorrow night."

But one minute, my mind would go and say :

It's one night only. What difference does it make?

The next minute it would say :

No, bukan one night. 2 days. The whole of Saturday je you dah too excited about the show to be doing anything else. And lepas tu you nak buat sleepover lagi with Diba and Aifa. Sunday baru balik. That's 2 whole days wasted.

Tapi it's The All American Rejects. It's Tyson! And you have the ticket, darn it.

But it's my fyp. You may not understand how important this is but it really is. The faster all this is over, the sooner you get to say auf Wiedersehen to those hellishly annoying programming stuff.

Nanti diorang perform The Wind Blows macam mane??

Dah pesan Izzuddin to record it.

Again, it's The All American Rejects. They're not gonna come back here anytime soon you know..

Well, think of it this least it's not Switchfoot.

God, you're such a loser.

*Admitting resentfully* I know...

*Sighs* Please let there be a silver lining for all this.

--Courtesy of : The DiGi Music LIVE concert has a new date and venue! The All-American Rejects is going to rock the stage on Saturday, 31 October 2009 at Car Park A of Bukit Jalil National Outdoor Stadium at 6pm. The band has kept their promise to return and reverted with a new date within days of the postponement announcement. And they're making a surprise visit to the Pavillion, KL at 11 am on Saturday.--

Random : Switchfoot was there first. LOL! If you go into a store called Extreme Shop (tak ingat which level but I know it's in front of Times bookstore), you can see a frame autographed by the whole member of Switchfoot. I've seen it. According to the store assistant, they actually shopped in that store while they were in Malaysia for their concert. Cool kan? Haha.

Monday, October 26, 2009

True Blood Season 2 : Godric

There was a time when all teenie-boppers were googly eyed and gaga-ing over Edward Cullen, I was head over heels for Bill Compton. Being the fan that I am of vampires and their dark, twisted and troubled souls (except for the ones in 30 Days of Night. Those kind gave me nightmares for 4 days after watching it. Had to practically sleep with the lights on), you could say I was disappointed with how Edward was portrayed by Robert Pattinson. I love Edward Cullen in the book but somehow I wasn't feeling the same way about the one in the movie. I guess what I had in mind and how I pictured him isn't the same as what the director had in mind. David Boreanaz of Angel was always the perfect vamp for me. Which was later replaced by Mick St John from Moonlight. Which was then replaced by Bill Compton from True Blood. And now (as sad as I am about this fact), he is replaced by Godric, also from True Blood.

When I bought the 2nd season DVD of True Blood on Sunday afternoon, I promised myself not to watch it until all of my work is done (which would be by the middle of November). I even considered having my mom hide the DVD in some place I don't know (yes, it has happened before. I'm known to have very low self-restraint) but not before I have a sneak peek of it. I have to know what happens to Bill and Sookie...

So I slid the DVD in the player, remote in hand and started fast forwarding from one scene to another. Just a preview, I remind myself. Okay, I see Bill and Sookie (Yeay, they're still together!). Fast-forward. Sam is afraid of a woman named Maryann(I wonder why?). Fast-forward. Eric is hotter now (I'm sure Cia is excited about this). Again, fast-forward. Wait, why is Lorena back in the picture? More fast forwarding. What??!! Eric nak Sookie? Mana boleh!!! Oh my God, Sookie kena attack!! (Bill, you've to help her!!). Fast-forward again. Wait, who's this guy who saved Sookie? Godric? (Siapa pulak Godric ni??) A little of rewinding. Oh, Eric's maker. Fast-forward balik. A 2000 yrs old vampire in a body of a teenager. Powerful (Apparently all other vampires bow to him). Kind (He's against all this bloodshed). Wise (He's very philosophical for someone who's in a teenager body). Troubled (classic tortured soul that looks like he's heaving a tremendous problem in his chest). And my, my, my...aren't you the David Archuleta look-alike (I could go on and on describing him). The best part, he has an accent! Godric, you are officially my new favourite vampire. Accent trumps everything, even Bill.

And with that, I put down the remote and watched the whole scene involving Godric. So much for the sneak preview. Then when the scene is over, I fast-forwarded to another scene with Godric in it. Up to the scene where he plans to kill himself (What?? Get off from that roof Godric!!) And when the sun rose, he stood there and burnt to death. (Why? Why? They should've killed Eric!!)

Godric only lasted 4 episodes. And with that I switched off the DVD player. Texted Cia to mourn over the death of Godric (she has finished watching the whole 2nd season). I'm not even sure I'm looking forward to watch the whole DVD come this November. *Sighs* Why did they have to kill Godric??!!

This just in : Because the character (Godric) proved to be popular among viewers (see, I told you), the creator of the show hinted the possibility of Allen Hyde returning as Godric in the near future.

*Nak beli the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Most bookstores sell them separately and there are 10 books altogether. Went to KLCC last week and saw the box-set at Kinokuniya. Wajibla nak beli but it's RM 300!! Mane nak cari duit??? I think I need to brush up my begging skills with my mom. Yeah right! Like THAT'll ever happen*
Spoiler ahead : The books said Sookie ends up with Eric and they're married. *Haiyoo*

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm the hero of the story...Don't need to be saved

I don't think I'm over (500) Days Of Summer just quite yet... (=

Favourite songs from the soundtrack include :

She's Got You High - Mumm-ra (my favourite)
Hero - Regina Spektor
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Here Comes Your Man - Meaghan Smith

*I've heard of the name Hall & Oates before but never actually listened to any of their songs. This song and video however definitely made my day*

*Zooey Deschanel sangat cantik kan?? (= Lagi satu video yang saya sangat suka...*

*The new soundtrack for New Moon by Death Cab for Cutie. Too bad Paramore won't be contributing any tracks. Decode was one of my favourite.*

*Though it might seem like video ni takde kene mengena dengan (500) DoS, the lead singer is actually the husband of Zooey Deschanel.*

*I've a feeling Seth Cohen might cringe at the thought of Death Cab for Cutie going mainstream. Haha.*

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You should know up front this is not a love story.

The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.






Especially you, Jenny Beckman.







That cracked us all up. And the movie hasn't even started yet.

I love everything about (500) Days of Summer.

It's refreshing, clever, realistic. Romantic comedies that don't make me cringe (Read : Made of Honor & Ghosts of Girlfriends Past to name a few) nowadays are so hard to find. Therefore the ones that don't make me roll my eyes and snort much deserve to be mentioned here. Joseph Gordon Levitt played Tom Hansen (with his signature naive, puppy dog look) so well that it was hard for me not to root for the guy. I also love how he uses his architecture knowledge to tell viewers about the history of some great (and breathtakingly beautiful) buildings ever built. There's also Matthew Gray Gubler, my troubled and brooding doctor from Criminal Minds. Only here he's all funny man and rays of sunshine. =D

And the best part about the whole movie? The songs in it are awesome. Am looking forward to get the soundtrack.

This movie has officially become my top favourite movie. Can't wait to get the DVD!

Random : I love Vio pipe by Butterfingers. It's so much fun reminiscing about the good old days.

And I've finally watched My Sister's Keeper. Kena say thank you to the Apek cina and his kedai belakang my rumah sewa. Cia and I cried buckets. Now I'm not sure if I'm willing to take the risk of watching it in the cinema.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Heard that I was trouble but you couldn't resist

Tumblr is my new best friend. Sometimes I think I spend way too much time THERE than HERE. Then again, if Mimi is Miss Carey's alter ego, then I would say mine is tensongsandavolumelouder. Therefore it's only obvious that I'd be spending more time with my Tumblr since the alter ego is just a part time job after all.

So a friend of mine told me some of my blog posts are getting way, way irrelevant with the love I have for music. Another even asked have I not been listening to anything new lately. Since I'm pressed for time (I'll be free only after mid November), I'm going to do a quick and brief review of some of my current favourite songs at the moment.

1. She's A Genius by Jet.

Fell in love with this one at 1st sight. Or rather, sound. What's not to love about it. It's upbeat, the guitar riffs during the intro are amazing and I'm a definite sucker for all songs that pay tribute to us ladies. Plus, Jet has always produced great old-school, garage-rock songs that's hard not to love.

They said, "Hey there girl, tell me what do you do. She said, "Nothing, but I'm damn sure it's more than you."

Definitely my fave part...

2. Waking Up The Satellites by Sounds Under Radio.

A soundtrack for the movie "Wargames : Dead Code". The movie was a yawn but the song was awesome. The only glitch : the song is really hard to find on the Internet. Either it's is a promo song that's not released into an official single yet or they never intended on releasing it at all. That would be a major bust.

3. Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship ft Leighton Meester.

Gabe is such a *swoons* hottie. Miss Meester, stick to being the Waldorf we love to hate in Gossip Girl. Because singing ain't just for anyone.

Okay, objectively speaking I love the song. I think all girls love the song. I mean...come on...surely all of us has a teeny tiny part inside of us that's just waiting to be free and act like a total massive b!t*h. If you're shaking you're head right now, stick to Halo by Beyonce then.

4. Elgar/Something Inside, This Time & Bach/Break by Jonathan Rhys Meyer.

All 3 are from the original soundtrack of "August Rush". Like I said in the previous entry, the movie was amazing and the soundtrack is equally breathtaking. Classical music has always been another passion of mine (Vivaldi being my top favourite followed by Bach). For these songs, the sound of violin and cello compliments the slow-rock ballad really beautifully.

5. She Is Love by Parachute.

A new band to look out for. I had a "taste" of their album the other day in Speedy and I must say the entire album is quite good. I would say they're the less "cynical" version of Maroon 5. Adult pop with a hint of blues and jazz in them.

6. Lost by Coldplay ft Jay-Z

I think Jay-Z made the song sound good. Like he did with Numb and Rehab. I never used to like Coldplay. They drone. Their music puts me to sleep. My smart (*coughs* geek *coughs*) friends (2 docs, a teacher and a mathematician) all love Coldplay since they were in high school. I used to think Coldplay are for intelligent people only. Because I can't seem to "get" their song. When I told this to a friend of mine, all she did was laugh out loud. Told me I was being absurd. Anyway, when Coldplay released Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, I find myself actually liking all the songs in it. First was Viva La Vida itself. Then it was Lovers in Japan. Now Lost. Have I grown up or am I smart now because I've finally "gotten" their songs?? Would that mean I was dumb back then??

7. Never Gonna Be Alone by Nickelback.

Very generic for a title and the song sounds like what Nickelback always sounds like. Predictable. Radio-chart friendly. But I'm hooked on it anyway. Like, you know how eating your toast with butter is really the most unimaginative way of having your breakfast. Surely there's the extravagantly rich chocolate spread or the 10 different flavours of marmalade and jams to have your toast with but bread and butter has a way of giving you that mushy, feel-good, comfort feeling inside. That is how all Nickelback rock-ballads are like.

Okay...I'm rambling...getting way, way irrelevant now.... I'm stopping right this very moment...

There you have it. 7 songs for 7 days of the week. I'll be leaving you with this piece of article that I found while reading a random magazine the other day. (It totally proves my point of smart people listening to smart music (a.k.a Coldplay). I'm not being absurd after all!)

"In a U.S study that compared students' SAT results (a test taken by students to enter college, kind of like SPM) with their favourite music, fans of Beyonce music came out second last. At the last spot are fans of rapper Lil' Wayne. Classical music fans scored higher than anyone else. Also credited with above average intelligence are fans of bands like Radiohead and U2. Fans of Aerosmith and Nickelback however scored rather low."

No wonder both my dad and Yaz's preferred Brits to Americans.