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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zee Avi...

Zee Avi

Zee Avi is just 23 but she's an old soul. A huge talent in a petite frame bringing a universal message from the unlikely birthplace of Borneo, an ancient island east of Malaysia which remains an untouched, natural paradise, an apt description of her songs.

How Avi came to record her debut album in L.A., the first joint release from Ian Montone's Monotone Label and Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records, is a true 21st century tale of the way the Internet has transformed the music business and shrunk the globe in the process.

Born in the tiny town of Miri in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Zee grew up near the South China Sea in a liberal, encouraging household where her father owned an energy consultancy. "I was bred to be a lawyer," she says, but music was in her blood. Her father's father sang and played double-bass, accordion, violin and guitar in bands.

At age 12, Zee moved from Borneo to Kuala Lumpur where she has been based since. At 17, Zee started locking herself in a room for hours on end to learn to play guitar. Guitar took a back seat for 4 years while she was studying fashion design in London. When she returned to Kuala Lumpur, she picked the instrument back up and began writing songs and performing with a band.

Zee began recording her songs on a webcam and posting them on YouTube for a friend to hear. "I remember getting so excited when there was one new comment from some random person I didn't know... One read 'I'm lost for words - I shall favorite it and ponder if that's OK,' " which was written by Kris Rowley, a U.K. singer-songwriter with a YouTube following under the name Zzzzzzzzap. He began posting her videos on his site, which began a viral snowball effect.

The day before her 22nd birthday, Zee posted what she intended to be "my last video," a holiday song, "No Christmas for Me." By the time she checked her e-mail Avi had almost 3,000 messages including a slew of label offers. One email came from Ian Montone, who had been shown the YouTube clip by Raconteurs' drummer, Patrick Keeler, prompting Montone to get in touch and offer to release her music on the Monotone Label.

Before she knew it Zee was on a plane to L.A. to record her debut with producer Robert Carranza at Brushfire's Solar Powered Plastic Plant. "No Christmas for Me" was then featured on the holiday charity album, This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday, Vol. 1.

With an eclectic pool of influences that range from such eccentrics as Cat Power, Regina Spektor, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, Daniel Johnston and Chris Garneau, to jazz greats Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, to classics like Velvet Underground and Led Zeppelin, this self-described "rock lover at heart" captures the dark, bittersweet qualities of romance with a crack left open for hope and optimism.

From the sensuous scat singing on "Honey Bee" to the sultry break-up song, "Is This the End," recalling the existential longing of Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is," Zee is hopeful of finding love, but equally aware of lurking heartache.

The songs on Zee Avi's debut are about an outsider's desire to belong and the tentative hope of moving on, filled with regret and loss, but boasting an impish, worldly wise sensibility. "I tend to be a loner," she nods. " 'Honey Bee' is about a romance between two nonconformists who are different from the rest of the hive, and are trying to avoid the pressure to be like everybody else."

"Just You and Me," the first song she wrote on ukulele, has a '20s New Orleans swing jazz vibe.

"I get my melodic feel from the simplicity of classic jazz, people singing what they felt with straightforward lyrics and not too many harmonies," Zee says. "Just a lot of honesty. I'm a girl of simple pleasures.

The elemental acoustic guitar of "Story of..." is enhanced with an Eno-like ambience that add to its shimmering quality, while "Poppy" is autobiographical "with a little bit of poetic license" that looks back at the demise of a two-year relationship.

"My stuff is pretty dark," Zee admits. "Most of my songs are about the reality side of romance, outlets to vent my emotions."

While her live experience amounts to playing gigs in Kuala Lumpur, Zee appeared this January on From the Basement, the U.K. TV webcast/broadcast that has featured Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Damien Rice, the White Stripes and the Shins. From the Basement will also air on the U.S.'s IFC Channel.

From Malaysia to Los Angeles, Zee Avi is enjoying the ride and ready to take on passengers. "I'm still pinching myself" she gushes. "My parents always told me it's important to keep yourself grounded. I'm thankful, but at the same time, I just want to jump through the roof. It's been a pretty amazing journey, getting to work with some really wonderful people, a blessing, really."

Zee Avi's Monotone/Brushfire Records debut returns that blessing...and then some.

Monotone Records is owned by Ian Montone, whose Monotone, Inc. manages the White Stripes, M.I.A., The Shins, Vampire Weekend, the Raconteurs, Against Me!, Cold War Kids, Crookers, among others.

Brushfire Records is owned by Jack Johnson and his manager Emmett Malloy and is home to artists like Rogue Wave, Matt Costa, Neil Halstead, Money Mark, G. Love, Mason Jennings, ALO and Zach Gill.

.::Official Website - Zee Avi::.
.::Listen to her Song::.

Juno OST...

For those who like Juno movie, this is the soundtrack from that movie.

  1. All I Want is You
  2. Rollercoaster
  3. A Well Respected Man
  4. Dearest
  5. Up The Spout
  6. Tire Swing
  7. Piazza, New York Catcher...
  8. Superstar
  9. Sleep
  10. Expectations
  11. All The Young Dudes
  12. So Nice So Smart
  13. Sea of Love
  14. Tree Hugger
  15. I'm Sticking With You
  16. Anyone Else but You
  17. Vampire

.::Download This Song::.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Letter for My Friends...


Dear friends...

Korg sehat ke? Aku harap korg sehat2 belaka disamping keluarga Aku pn sehat je, tak tao la esok cmne Da lama rasanye aku tak taip letter untuk korg. Ni da akhir bulan ramadan da pun. Beberapa hari lagi da nk raya. Aku still tak blek umah lg, kes tiket da abis punye pasal la Ari jumaat(18/09/2009) ni bru aku betolak blek ke umah dari Alor Setar, bas kol 8.00mlm Kepada friends aku yang on da way blek umah tu, hati2 ye Biar lambat, asalkan selamat sampai ke sisi keluarga.

Dear friends... >

Tujuan aku menaip letter ni sebab nk gtao selamat hari raya aidilfitri maaf zahir & batin kt korang sume Ni khas ditujukan kepada friends aku yang slalu aku wat salah ngn sengaja @ tak sengaja. Maaf la sebab kad raya tak sempat nk anta kt korang sume, sebab korang ramai sngt jd aku sempat anta kt beberapa org je. Jangan sedey, marah, bengang, benci kt aku sebab tak dapat kad raya limited edition kiriman dari aku ni Raya tahun depan, insyallah aku try anta kt korg yang tak dapat tu.

Dear friends...

Aku ngantok gler ni, tapi untuk korg aku still taip letter ni. Tahun ni aku raya kt umah je, malas btol nk pi jalan2 kt umah friends yang len. Asyik aku je yang pi umah depa, tahun ni biar depa datang umah aku lak beraya. Yela, asyik2 pi umah sama je tiap2 tahun. Tak bekembang langsung la. Aku harap korg enjoy raya tahun ni, pi jalan2 umah org, dapat duit raya(da beso pn dapat lg), jumpa sedara-mara, raya ngn family dan len2 lg.

Dear friends...

Sampai sini jela letter aku untuk korg. Ada masa aku taip lg untuk korg baca. Aku da tak larat nk bukak mata nk taip lg. Aku harap kita jumpa lg pas raya ni. Selamat sume.

Salam sayang sahabatmu,

p/s:Aku nk duit raya dari korg sume...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Too Phat - Just a Friend

Too Phat - Just a Friend

verse 1
check have you ever met a girl
that you thought was perfect
you waited for her years
coz you know she's worth it
here's a lil story bout this girl i knew
since wayback in preskool
sometimes in 82'
she had em' two pony tail and a front tooth missing
with freckles on her cheeks cause her moms caucasian
up on the tree house is where we chilled together
with carvings on the trunks saying friends for eva
she the type who laugh when they normally cried
and when they busy playin' house
we playin' bonnie and clyde
in grade skool every body knew we partners in crime
we usta bully kids in playground like all the time
we always seen holdin' hands to the principals office
the naughtiest in town and could no other kids stop us
in highskool she swithched her desk next to mine
so we could cheat while doing pop quizzes all the time
14th of february '93
lil jenny said she had a big suprise for me
gave me the very first kiss and plus a ring and a card
and said i love you
so i gave her the rest of my heart
a couple weeks later called her house at 10
the mama said i thought you suppose to be with jen
i quickly rushed to her crib
she just got out of a van
i'm like yo who was dat? oh he's just a friend

you,you got what i need
but you said he's just a friend
but you said he's just a friend

verse 2
so i took jenny's word for at,at this time
i thought just havin' a friend couldn't be no crime
coz even i had friends and baby thats for sure
just like watson, hailee, baby tash and joe
so we never talk 'bout the late snack with van man
we rather talk about the future we had planned
and what to name our kids al-tarique or syamar
ayeesha or tisha for a girl and
maybe even bring our kids to the little tree house that we chilled at
but then in '94 i couldn't help it to feel sad
little jenny had to leave me to go get a little knowledge
100 miles away in this place say they call college
first coupla months it was cool
but then it had changed you
she never called and really acted like a strange ho
one day i called, it was picked up by a man
i called again she picked it up and said
hey thats just a friend

You know, I know what you have been up to
I know you know what you have been up to

This guy in her study group's the one who picked up the call
Helpin' her in chemistry wit cycloxeanol
I got curious and asked her who else in ya team ?
She said Ali, Hassan, Noreen and Kareem
The next day I thought of givin' her a little surprise
But when in front of Jenny's dorm I couldn't believe my eyes
I saw the same ugly van i saw in '93
I found her room but guess what a brother had to see ?
A fella half naked wit' my gurl on the couch
And baby Jenny moaning, uggh uggh aggh and ouch
So please listen to the message that I sing
Don't ever talk to a gurl who says she just has a friend

(repeat chorus)

verse 3
[Joe Flizzow]
A lil' casanova pimp, man I had my flings
Hoodrats to goodie hoodies I was lil' playa flings
I'll tell ya when my final year in '96
This hunny new in skool joined my class she really sic
She made her pinafore look like a dress from Rodeo,
And clean white shoes lookin' Ferra than Gamo's
And white blouse seemed whiter than everybody else's
Just like them ads on tv man this hunny was the nicest
I had to step to up my game I told her my name
She said her name was Wanda I found out
Thatt we lived in the same street she moved 5 block down
And after 3 dates and 6 banana splits I had it locked down
We was tight but had this lil' problem though
coz Wanda always acted funny when wit Mary Joe
But when I caught 'em kissin it wasn't funny no more
Baby smiled and just said she just a friend yo...

(repeat chorus)

.::Download This Song::.

OneRepublic feat Timbaland - Apologize

OneRepublic feat Timbaland - Apologize

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground
And I'm hearing what you say
But I just can't make a sound
You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around, and say

That it's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

I'd take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But it's nothing new - yeah yeah
I loved you with the fire red
Now it's turning blue, and you say
"Sorry" like the angel heaven let me think was you
But I'm afraid

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late whoa.....

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground

.::Download This Song::.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twickheads - Guris

Twickheads - Guris

Ku percaya padamu
ku percaya padamu
ku turutimu

kau mengkhianati aku
kau permainkan perasaanku
kau menikam dan meludahku
kau dekatkan

sendiriku menangis
menangis dalam kekecewaan
ku sendiri
menangisku ku menangis
menangis dalam keseorangan

sendiriku pelajari
pengalaman hidup sendiri
ku sendiri
relakan relakan
agarku mampu berdiri sendirian…..

.::Download This Song::.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sedey tol...

Penat bangun pagi dan dtg ke kelas yang sememangnye takde Siot ar....
Well, update blog jela rini jawabnye

The All American Reject - Move Along...

The All American Reject - Move Along

Go ahead as you waste your days with thinking
When you fall everyone stands
Another day and you've had your fill of sinking
With the life held in your
Hands are shaking cold
These hands are meant to hold

Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
Move along
Move along

So a day when you've lost yourself completely
Could be a night when your life ends
Such a heart that will lead you to deceiving
All the pain held in your
Hands are shaking cold
Your hands are mine to hold

Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
Move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)

When everything is wrong we move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
When everything is wrong, we move along
Along, along, along

When all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through

(Move along)
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
Right back what is wrong
We move along

.::Download This Song::.

10 September 2009...

Hari aku bangun lewat sngt Kawan aku da bising2 bangun lambat nk gi kelas. Aku ckp "Ko pi la dlu, aku lewat sket". Aku tido kol 3.00pagi sbb pi makan sahur lewat sngt ngn member2 yang len.
Sebelum tu, kol 5.30pagi aku da bangun sahur pn Tgk jam awal lg, aku pn masuk tido blek siap2 kunci jam kol 6.30pg. Aku mmg malas nk bangun pn sebenarnye pagi tu, rasa nk tido selama-lamanya sampai bulan september berlalu Cm lagu Green Day - Wake me up when september ends, mentang2 la tengah bulan september Tak nak bangun dan hadapi dunia yang penuh dangan masalah yang aku cipta sendiri.
Pas aku siap2 mandi, aku tengok jam da kol 8.00pagi pn Aku pn ambik keputusan tak masuk kelas pagi ni, lepak kt foyer je. Nasib aku bwak laptop, bleh la aku surf internet
Jam sekarang da kol 8.58pagi, lagi 2 minit kol 9.00pagi. Kol 10.00pagi nnti aku kelas lagi, betapa malasnya aku nak pi kelas walaupun waktu
Ape yang aku nak buat untuk lari dari sume masalah yang aku cipta sendiri Perlukah aku lari sampai ke hujung dunia? Ada ke hujung dunia ni? Bunuh diri? blogger-emoticon.blogspot.comItu bukan pilih tepat untuk lari dari masalah. Camne aku nak selesaikan masalah aku ni? Aku tak mampu nak hadapinya.
Aku harap dengan waktu yang berlalu pergi ni membawa skali masalah aku ni yang tak perkesudahan
Sekarang kol 9.12pagi, takde pe yang nak dibuat. Malam ni ada exam, note langsung tak baca lagi. Pe la yang aku nak jawab nnti
Well, download driver software untuk laptop kawan aku anta. Bila nak siap aku pn tak tau la Tak penah lagi aku buat format vista ni, ntah jadi, entah tidak aku pn x tau.
Malam ni aku setelkn laptop tu. Da tak tau nak taip pe lagi ni