Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Mumbling jumbling pagi2 buta...

cek this out, gambo Brian May ( Queen ) dan Bruce Dickinson ( Iron Maiden ).

Dari aku kecik2, late 70s, early 80s time darjah satu darjah dua, sampai sekolah menengah, in fact sampai skarang, aku heran kalo lagu heavy rock ke metal ke mesti kena cemuh ngan some circle of people, termasuk some penulis2 kat sokkabar ke hapa ke yang aku ingat, walaupun dorang tak la bijak mana pun, tapi their education level should make them realise their opinions are obnoxious.
Nasib baik mak aku tak pernah bising dia nampak kaset2 metal aku time aku budak2, tapi luar dari rumah biasa ah, rock dan metal tu relate ngan orang hisap dadah ke, orang jahat ke, budak lepak bawah blok ke dan whatsover yang very idiotic dan of course stereotaip. Lagi teruk, zaman tu, Metal ni kena siap chop Satanic hehehe. Skarang ok sikit, takde la sikit2 " wah, u listen Satanic Songs " ekekekee. Fools!!.

Well, aku suka actually, pasal pada aku being a metal fan, is being a part of a lucky exclusive group of people.
Walaupun aku tak intelligent, aku dah pernah lalui zaman " berhenti sekolah tanpa bilang mak bapak dulu, lepas berenti baru cakap ", dan setakat zaman " repeat student " tu no big deal, ni satu artikel yang aku bleh relate hehehehe.

Tapi apa pun, thanks to metal especially Iron Maiden, motivate aku suka belajar cakap English, baca sokkabar hari2 untuk general knowledge, history, literature, religions comparison, social/current issues, politics, warfare, human pschology ( betul ke spelling ), dan apa pun la... Up the Irons.

Artikel atas ni keluar kat sokkabar Telegraph, United Kingdom pada March 23 2007 lepas.

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'
By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent

Metal's bark is far worse than its bite
Brains in the bands
Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research.

The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants.

Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders.

Stuart Cadwallader, a psychologist at the University of Warwick, will present the findings at the British Psychological Society conference in York today.

He said: "There is a perception of gifted and talented students as being into classical music and spending a lot of time reading. I think that is an inaccurate stereotype. There is literature that links heavy metal to poor academic performance and delinquency but we found a group that contradicts that.

"We are looking at a group with lower than average self-esteem that does not feel quite as well adjusted. They feel more stressed out and turn to heavy metal as a way of relieving that stress.

"Participants said they appreciated the complex and sometimes political themes of heavy metal music more than perhaps the average pop song. It has a tendency to worry adults a bit but I think it is just a cathartic thing. It does not indicate problems."

The researchers surveyed 1,057 members of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth - a body whose 120,000 student members are within the top five per cent academically in the 11-19 age range.

Asked for their favourite type of music, 39 per cent said rock, 18 per cent R&B and 14 per cent pop. Six per cent said heavy metal and a third rated it in their top five genres.

The heavy metal fans in the study had lower self-esteem and more difficulties in family relationships and friendships.

Mr Cadwallader then held an online discussion involving 19 members of the academy, 17 of whom were heavy metal fans. They spoke of listening to bands including System of a Down, Slipknot, Tool, Dragon Force, Forward Russia and In Flames when they were in a bad mood and using it to work off frustrations and anger.

One student said: "It helps me with stress. It's the general thrashiness of it. You can't really jump your anger into the floor and listen to your music at the same time with other types of music."

Mr Cadwallader added: "Perhaps gifted people experience more pressure than their peers and use the music to purge this negativity."

Dan Silver, assistant editor of the music magazine NME who has worked for Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, said: "Many themes of heavy metal are about alienation. If you have these kinds of feelings there is a lot you can get out of the music and the community of fans who are into it."


Brains in the bands
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, is a history graduate, an international fencer and flies Boeing 757s.

He studied at Queen Mary College, University of London, where he was active in student politics as a member of the Conservative Party.

As well as his musical activities, he works as a first officer for the British airline Astraeus and is a published novelist.


Bryan Holland, a founder member of The Offspring, is universally known as Dexter, American slang for a brainy nerd.

He has a degree in biology, and a Master's in molecular biology, both from the University of Southern California.

He turned down a chance to do a PhD to concentrate on his career with The Offspring.

He once flew solo around the world in 10 days.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Be Quick Or Be Dead

fast game punye update kejap.. Happy and sad news.

1) Is Heaven And Hell coming soon?
Tu hari aku dengar ceta kawan aku cakap Ronnie James Dio nak datang Spore, so aku just assume its possible with the Heaven And Hell ( Black Sabbath Dio Years ) nye line up. Kadang2 rumours dan berita2 angin gini betul, cam tu hari cakap Slayer & Loudness tapi at last Slayer je sampai.
So then aku gi lauretta Allabon nye website, dia punye myspace tengah buat poll Heaven And Hell. Aku got a feeling, Heaven And Hell is coming, pasal myspace LAMC Productions ngah main lagu Sign of the Southern Cross.. \m/
Gi sini dan vote ...;jsessionid=3E4E47A3C6AF42ADC3384322B39A85B7?s=xhX7VQVYL1wwVL85Vw&t=/contentManager/selectCatalog&i=1098152946568&b=1098152946568&l=0&e=UTF-8&ParentID=1161654281415&intro=1&CustomerID=0&startRow=0&active=no

Ni current setlist untuk opening shows kat Kanada skarang.
'After All (The Dead)',
'The Mob Rules',
'Children Of The Sea',
'Lady Evil',
'Ear In The Wall',
'The Sign Of The Southern Cross',
'The Devil Cried',
Vinny Appice Solo,
'Computer God',
'Falling Off The Edge Of The World',
'Shadow of The Wind',
'Die Young',
'Heaven & Hell.
'Lonely Is The Word',
'Neon Knights'.

Smua dari album2 Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules dan Dehumanizer plus tiga lagu baru.
Mau nangis siot kalo dapat nengok ni line up live, ( maybe teardrops wa fall masa Children Of The Sea, hohoho! ) aku rasa front row tickets la kena tangkap muahahahaha. Start, just in case dorang betul2 datang.

2) Setlist Maiden baru..
Tu hari 17/3, Maiden kat India, aku tak boleh nak masuk sey website2 Maiden pasal smua tengah tunjuk2 dan cerita2 pasal the historic visit of Maiden gi India, takpe sapa tau ada rezeki lain kali bleh nengok Maiden somewhere out there, tapi tak dapat pun takpe, ni benda2 duniawi je kan, sigh. Anyway ni setlist baru dorang untuk empat shows bulan March ni. Lepas ni rest sampai June nanti baru sambung European festivals.
1. Different World
2. These Colours Don't Run
3. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
4. Wrathchild
5. The Trooper
6. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
7. For The Greater Good of God
8. The Number of The Beast
9. Fear of The Dark
10. Run To The Hills
11. Iron Maiden
----- Encores: -----
12. 2 Minutes To Midnight
13. The Evil That Men Do
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name

Anyway, untuk Athens nye gig, apa aku dengar, Bruce Dickinson nyanyi " Alexander The Great " nye korus dua kali, satu masa intro Run To The Hills, ngan lagi satu masa break between songs.

3) Deep Purple nye setlist baru untuk present tour, ntah apsal ni tour " Rapture Of The Deep " belum sampai Singapore ke Malaysia? Padahal last three worlds tours sampai sini?

Pictures Of Home
Things I Never Said
The Battle Rages On
Strange Kind Of A Woman
Rapture Of The Deep
Wrong Man
Steve Morse Solo
The Well Dressed Guitar
When A Blind Man Cries
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Don Airey Solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Smoke On The Water

Hush (with Ian Paice solo)
Black Night
In the “options list” were “Into The Fire”, “Ted The Mechanic” and “Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming”, but they weren’t played at this gig.

4) 25th Anniversary Randy Rhoads meninggal dunia.
Dari 1982 eh dia dah takde.
Blizzard Of Ozz , Diary Of A Madman & Tribute. Ni tiga album Randy Rhoads ngan Ozzy Osbourne ialah lagu2 yang aku grow up with dari kecik sampai skarang dah tua...
Dari zaman kaset masuk zaman cd masuk zaman mp3.
Apa kabar eh si mak Randy Rhoads ni, Delores Rhoads? ntah hidup lagi kot? tapi mesti dah tua sangat la eh...

Goodbye To Romance

Yesterday has been and gone
Tomorrow will I find the sun
Or will it rain?
Everybody's having fun
Except me I'm the lonely one
I live in shame

I said Goodbye to romance, Yeah!
Goodbye to friends, I'll tell ya!!
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

I've been the king, I've been the clown
Now broken wings can't hold me down
I'm free again
The jester with the broken crown
It's won't be me this time around
To love in vain

I said Goodbye to romance, Yeah!
Goodbye to friends, I tell ya!!
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

And I feel the time is right
Although I know that you just might
Say to me
Whatcha gonna do
Whatcha gonna do

'Cause I have to take this chance
Goodbye to friends and too romance
And to all of you
And to all of you
Come on now!!!!


I said Goodbye to romance, yeah!
Goodbye to friends, I tell ya!!
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end

And the weather's looking fine
And I think the sun will shine again
And I feel I've cleared my mind
All the past is left behind again

I said Goodbye to romance, yeah!
Goodbye to friends, I tell ya!!
Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we'll meet,
We'll meet in the end.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

sound selepas banjir

some sounds from the Selepas Banjir gig.
1) Setelah Hujan - solo Joe Wings/Hillary
2) Fenomena with intro - All solo Hillary
3) MMDUT - All solo Hillary

Listeners of fans recordings of live performance, hope you like it.
For those who dont appreciate the value of fans live recordings, please dont bother. Its all noise anyway LOL!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

review - SEARCH " konsert Selepas Banjir "

Search - Selepas Banjir
10 March 2007
Indoor Stadium MBJB
Time - cam biasa, Janji Melayu

Jalan kaki wei..tak penat la pasal dekat jugak, tapi..sikit punye dangerous, macam2 road dan pedestrian hazard hehehe. Asyik terpelecok jek.
Saya tangkap Tshirt Selepas Banjir satu. ( konpem aku tak muat hahaha, saje je souvenir pasal ni show one of a kind ).
Ni lori container kumpulan Search untuk kumpul barang2 untuk mangsa banjir.

7.55pm gitu pintu start bukak, aku masuk tak hegeh2, dalam stadium is like so solemn, langsung takde bunyi, yang kecoh kat luar.
Aku masuk awal jugak dan lepak kat atas tempat galleri, pasal aku pun rasa at least 9pm baru Search start. Lepas ni smua full kat bawah dan atas.

Then Harley Davidson nye group semua vroom vroom ngan Search datang la.
Eh, lupa nak cakap, jumpa kawan full time NS aku, lupa nama pun tapi masih ingat kat satu sama lain la hehehe, last aku jumpa time masa nengok konsert Slayer kat EXPO few months back. So at least aku ada kawan, dia datang ngan member rezebes dia. Takpe, dah mintak no henpon dia dah.

First up, Ketam Bangkang, group orang2 asli, tak salah aku Skudai nye. Happening abis. Crowd semua suka sey hehehe.

Then 2nd opener, Some mentor girl rancangan tv kot, ntah eh, kejap joget cam Inul, kejap lompat cam Avril, kejap hard rocker, ntah eh, dia nak pakaliao semua genre kot. Whatever la, dia mungkin masuk tv nyanyi2 dan aku tak nengok nyanyi2 kat tv. So cant be bothered. Dia ada cover Permata Biru by the way.

So wa datang nak nengok Search, jadi sambil wa dengar lagi sekali ni show , wa type k.

Masa Search dah nak perform, aku toleh belakang, cam full house la, aku rasa sikit2 ada la nak dekat sold out. Kat floor semua full, kat atas yang galeri orang duduk semua full, kat tepi kiri kanan galleri pun masih orang duduk.. ok eh 45rm untuk support selepas banjir.

Setlist dan story sikit..
Intro, ada la sikit lebih kurang cam Holy Diver nye intro haha, atmospheric gitu....terus,
1. Bencana - "Silau Mata Batin Ku Menyaksikan"...
Fullamak start dah lagu ni, mesti konpem special evening. Dah ler Joe Wings is the 5th man tonite. Untuk sapa tak gi, Amy ada cakap tunggu vcd Selepas Banjir keluar. Apa pun , ni aku sambung story aku.
Lagu ni Amy keluar dari blakang stage sambil nyanyi lagu ni..Patut masa intro, ada satu crew member lari depan stage ambik mic lepas tu bawak lari belakang, nak kasi Amy rupanye. Hillary solo.

2. Langit Dan Bumi - Hillary solo. Aku nengok Nasir slim menyelim ye? Apa diet ek si Nasir guna? bleh rekemen tak wakakakaka. Search smua looks good la. Yazit kat belakang, tak yah cakap ler, drum dia sound clear. More of the sound later.

3. Setelah Hujan - Intro bunyi hujan...ending pun bunyi hujan. One of my evening's best moments. One of Search's best love songs ever walaupun orginally cuma keluar kat kaset lagu belen2 Search lepas keluar Polygram " Di Pintu Sepi " during 87 ke 88 kot. Joe Wings then Hillary solo.

4. Pelesit Kota - Takde break kat tengah untuk Amy feeewiit. Hillary solo.

5. Honky Tong Kosong - Surprise hehehe. Tak sangka lak lagu dari album Gema Di Timur Jauh ada ni malam. Gerek. Hillary solo.

Lepas ni lak Amy kasi salam then start bla bla bla pasal banjir all that, collection untuk flood victims.. Cakap pasal opening act, Ketam Bangkang group tradisional orang asli, Amy panggil dorang orang laut, dia mention pasal lagu ethnik, kena support these people all that la..khazanah Negri Johor etc etc.

6. Gadis Ku - Aku diri belah kanan tau, so aku nengok Hillary senyum meleret je sey masa lagu ni dan most of the time. He looks so bloody happy, all night dia gi kat Yazit dan Joe Wings senyum2 hahaha. Search is where he belongs kot. Semua Hillary solo.

7. Fenomena - Intro Hillary solo dalam 2 minit terus masuk ni lagu. Another awesome moment of the evening. First time aku dengar ni lagu..1989 kot? This song always send shivers down my spine. Live, fans semua nyanyi cam choir, lagi berhantu. Nanti aku try upload ni lagu + intro Hillary ek.

Amy bebual lagi, pasal Fenomena nye album jual 2 juta kat Indonesia bla bla bla...
Amy cakap pasal 1st album, dia ceta masa dia kena kutuk, ada reporter ke hapa ntah cakap tu album gagal pasal Amy. Tapi Amy cakap dia tak give up, dia believe in himself bla bla bla, dia cakap dia dah 49 hehehe. Bila nak retire bla bla bla.

8. Balada Pemuzik Jalanan - "Jeritan accordian tua, Merayap Di Udara" hehehe lawa eh lirik dia, tak main style Double Trouble 2 lagik cam tu hari kat Larkin. Ikut style lama dah. Hillary solo.

9. Isi Atau Kulit - Punye la seret ni lagu punye singalong...10 minit kot ni lagu kena seret. Semua solo Joe Wings.

Then Amy intro guest musicians - the keyboardist and Joe Wings.
Then cakap pasal Search formed up kat JB, dorang ada dreams, and the dreams came true. Amy cakap pasal Search " Rock band dari Johor, king and always the king, and Johor is always the King of Rock N Roll!! "

10. Melastik Ke Bintang - Kat tengah ada short drum solo. Hillary solo.

11. Isabella - Cant be help ye? Aku paling tak berkenan ni lagu, tapi aku tahu ni la lagu paling popular Search. Waste time siak, ganti la sebarang lagu slow lain aku rela.. Ramai sey nyanyi sing along...Aku lak dalam hati " bila nak abis? bila nak abis? ". Hillary solo.

12. Pawana - Yahooo!! Pick up balik laju, gini ah best. Hillary solo.

13. Cakap Memang Murah - Hillary solo.

14. Emmnuelle - A straight forward song about sex for money, vice, earthly pleasures, being materialistic and prostitution. Macam dalam album Karisma, began with a drum solo. Aku rasa ni aku nye feberet moment kalo kena pilih satu highlight gig ni.

Amy then cakap " kita sudah hampir2 ", then Amy cakap pasal 3rd album buat kat Singapura, then cakap pasal 25th anniversary kensel. Amy cakap nanti takdeperal ada la 25th anniversary gig this year bla bla bla..

15. Mentari Merah Di Ufuk Timur - tu jam aku secondary berapa ek? beli kaset album ni, kaset original wooo, Polygram. Balik rumah pakai kaset player besar hahaha. Tu jam takde walkman pun lagik, hehehe. Kuno!!. Hillary semua solo.

Then some kind of intro siap ada laser show. Not bad sey..

16. Gothik Malam Edan - At last, a song from the GME album, and its the title track. Hillary solo.

Dah, terus dah, bukak lampu...dah. No encore, nothing...
Nak kat 2 jam la Search perform.. So? takde meniti titian usang, takde fantasia bulan madu, takde rozana, takde kejora, takde pembakar perasaan ( AGAIN? Aku tak pernah nengok Search main lagu ni ), takde Irama Marakas dan jugak takde Mat Rock.
Tapi kita tak bleh cerewet ye, at least dapat nengok Search live, and the setlist is actually awesome with some nice surprise.

Balik, jalan kaki la....Chingay la smalam JB, semua jalan tutup, Happening ah chingay dorang, penuh sesak sey. Aku dengar chingay kat JB sampai pagi hahaha. Ramai participants dari seluruh Johor kot, tapi ada jugak orang melayu pun nengok sama. Alrite la eh, multi culture hehe.

Surprise!! 170 ada lagi, apa lagi aku terus lincah la kejar2 bas kat dua2 immegrisen hehe. Sampai Queen Street 1.30am. Baru naik teksi. Save duit pasal dah dekat huhuhuhuhu. Tunggu nite bus NR7 baru lepas lak , sigh.

Thats all. ok la, rasa boring kena bubble 25th anniversary tu dah ok sikit hehehe.

Man Of The Match aku smalam? Sound man. Clear abis sound, so expect a good quality VCD Selepas Banjir, dan aku dont mind kalo nak keluar live album. Amy Search pun cakap sound man did a good job, ntah Akira apa ntah, nama Jepun. Video camera tak banyak la, mungkin 5? Tapi ok la kalo release untuk amal.

Anyway smalam best, himpit2 cam sadin kat depan tapi takde gaduh2 or trouble langsung, smua full of good natured spirit. Happy and of course singalong session sey sekeliling aku smua. Very comfortable atmosphere.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

maiden jepun

Aku nye wildest dream, nak nengok konsert rock kat Budokan Hall.
Tapi jangan cakap gi Jepun, matawang Yen pun tak pernah pegang hehe.
Anyway, two related things about Maiden & Japan.

Firstly, orang2 Jepun ni suka giler kat Maiden eh. Ni keputusan majalah Burn nye undian untuk tahun 2006, dan jugak undian rock radio dorang..

In the BURRN! readers' poll 2006:

- Best group of 2006
- Best abum of 2006
- Best tune of 2006 (#1: Different World #2: Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg)
- Best artwork of 2006 (AMOLAD album illustration)
- Best live performance of 2006
- Best vocalist of 2006 for Bruce Dickinson
- Best bass player of 2006 for Steve Harris
- Best Songwriter of 2006 for Steve Harris

And on Masa Itoh's 'POWER ROCK TODAY' on Bay FM:

- Best live performance of 2006
- Best album of 2006
- Best artist of 2006

smua Maiden angkat, BANZAI!!!

Secondly, untuk sapa2 yang main EBAY or sapa2 yang kumpul barang2 Maiden, kat Ebay skarang tengah jual, aku rasa piring hitam Iron Maiden paling rare dan paling mahal.

Two Minutes To Midnight 7 inci dicetak khas tahun 1984 untuk DJ DJ Radio kat Jepun, tak salah aku dalam dunia cuma ada 6.
Pernah jual untuk $1500US ke pounds dah lupa.
Ni lagi satu ada orang nak jual, ada orang dah bid sampai nak US$900 tapi masih "reserve not met" giler punye keja..
Nak nengok the item, sila pegi sini, lagi dua hari..
Best eh dapat ni benda...

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Organisers gig Search - Bubble la wa please, bubble la wa lagi..hihihihi

Tiket dah ada.....
So...untuk yang ntah berapa kali, wa support kumpulan Search in advance ekekekeke.
Tapi ntah iya, ntah tidak, kalau iya takkan ku tolak, kalau jadi katakan jadi...tidak hamba ternanti nanti ( lagu Al Jawaher satu la, on the house request hihihihihi )
Nengok la eh, slagi Amy Search tak diri atas stage dan " feewiiittt ", slagi tu la aku anggap ni cam mimpi je la, dah tak percaya dah sejak kena bubble 25th anniversary dan fort canning last two years.
Ni tiket dia...Selepas Banjir, 10 mac 2007, stadium tertutup MBJB, JB.
Nampak2 susah sangat aku kena bertapak la ulang alik kastam....sigh. Jauh wooo, lengit.

Takde peral....ku dongak ke langit, aku tunduk ke bumi...
(Mintak2 dapat pegi...)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

band rock kena kutuk sey...

Surat ni muncul kat forum sokkabar 27/2 lepas.
Nak kutuk, kutuk la sound system kuat sangat ke apa ke.
Dah tau Chingay Festival? mesti la bising kan? Jangan salahkan rock band je, apa bila rock band perform, sound triple kuat ke?
Cara dia tulis , cam personal lak.
Tapi lantak la kan,


Feb 27, 2007
Chingay outing marred by hard-rock band

MY FAMILY - comprising my husband, two sons aged eight and five and my visiting mother-in-law - and I were at the Chingay Parade on Saturday. We were expecting a wonderful experience, so we didn't mind waiting for the guest of honour, because we would get to see him really close from our seats (for which we had paid quite some money) opposite Orchard Plaza.
We were thus unpleasantly surprised to be entertained by a band which didn't produce anything but loud noise. That wouldn't have been so bad were it for only a song or two but it kept going on until my elder son couldn't take it anymore and started crying. We left before the parade started.

The organisers should note that very few people are hardcore fans of hard-rock noise producers.

Helga Posset (Mrs)