Music

Sweetback – Stage 2

If you’re a fan of Sweetback (the band making up Sade, without the singer) you may be pleased to hear that they’re launching their second album, Stage 2, on 22 June 2004. One of their guest vocalists for this album intrigues me. Aya was born in Singapore, moved to London (a la Vanessa-Mae?) and met …

Idol page still down?

Is it just me, or is the Singapore Idol online registration page still unavailable? I tried loading it on IE after Firefox failed to load it. Still, it didn’t work. [Update: I didn’t make myself clear enough just now. I can load this link, but nothing happens after I check the box and hit SUBMIT. …

It’s MINE…

Even as I type, the Triton Extreme is sitting in the boot of my car, waiting to be placed on its new keyboard stand. I’m clearing out the junk in my room to make way for it. There’s a spot between my bed and window where I think it’ll be just dandy. Before I left …

Fantastic!

I tried to poop the party but my Las Vegas hotel’s internet connection got cut off JUST as I was about to hit the submit button and announce to the whole world who won American Idol 😉 Ah, the benefits of being in the same time zone… Oh well. Now I’m home and rested, let …

Who’s your favourite?

The American Idol competition is approaching the final stage and everyone is talking about their favourite singer. Who’s yours? I think it’ll be a tie between Fantasia and La Toya. More people I’ve spoken to, seem to prefer La Toya. But Fantasia has a more distinctive voice. Not everyone appreciates it. And I admit she …

Time to score

Today, I learnt that my piano teacher was going to hold a jazz clinic for his students. He was going to team his students up with professional musicians so we could experience playing in a band. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I was one of his strongest students and that he had selected …

Triton Extreme + iPod (try 1)

Today I finally laid my hands on the ONLY Triton Extreme in Singapore (as yet). Touch-wise, it felt like any typical unweighted keyboard. Sound-wise, it was very, very commendable. Umpteen electric piano variations, jazz brush kit, zillions of funky basses, brass, synths… Didn’t have time to run through everything but it generally feels ‘mature’ and …

Which keyboard?

I’m contemplating getting a new keyboard and am sorely tempted by the new Korg Triton Extreme. The special thing about it is that it has the features of the other Triton models and more, and … it’s blue, not silver. It isn’t cheap. I’m waiting for it to hit the shops in Singapore to see …