Thinking of a Musical Career.

I’ve not been happy lately. No wait, that doesn’t sound right, I’ve felt like there was something missing recently. There was an empty feeling to which I use to have so much recently.

I was on my way home from the final year project, going up on the bus, with a bunch of other people. I can sense the dullness of the whole thing altogether, right in the bus, I kinda  see the sighs, the faces of boredom, and i don’t know, what else. its just deteriorating to the mind, heart and soul really.

I was looking and trying to imagine seeing myself in their shoes, how much, if i continue this journey, if working in an aviation industry was something I really wanted to be in. Yes, definitely, it would be good for money but what about this —->  ‘:D ‘ . Classmates be telling that they want to be pilots, engineers, airlines, but i can’t really figure it out. I’m glad another one of my friend feels the same way. 

Then this really annoying question comes back to me again, “What am I gonna be? ” , its easy really, but when you’re seriously clueless about what to do, then “houston, we have a problem”

So i ventured out again, and try to imagine something that I would really worth working, something that I can enjoy working, without this feeling of guilt, and start to look through again what I’ve like to do, and yes. I’ve totally forgotten about this until now.

Band in primary school, choir and guitar ensemble in Secondary school, all the piano lesson I’ve been teaching myself through Youtube, Drums, Those productions I’ve stored so much in my hard disk I’ve barely touched it anymore. Electronic Music Production and DJ-ing in polytechnic years. Back then, I’ve had related myself to music. 3rd year came, and after internship, I’ve barely touched the CDJ set anymore. I can see a downward spiral in my mood, focusing on tests, and tests, and project, and tests again, that i forgotten about the one thing i truly care forgotten about, is to breathe and live again to what I’ve not been attending to.

Its going to graduation soon in another 1 month, and I should be going to serve the country for National Service soon. Given much thought this time, I’ve could have just taken the Sonic Arts course when i had wanted it back during year 1. It could have been an amazing experience.

So after all of this, I’ve decided that to truly embrace life and enjoy what I’m doing, I’m going to go and take a diploma in audio engineering and/or music production. Either one or the other. 

I read the book ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ and in one of the pages lies a really good wisdom phrase

“Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure, whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as a teacher that it is.” – Yogi Krishnan

 

 

Daily Prompt: Dear Leader

If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing in 2013, what would you like that to be?

Today’s prompt.

Dear leader, if there was a thing i’d like you to accomplish in 2013, i’d ask you to be more open minded and more creative.
I see the fact that our country is greatly a good economic country and one of the best when it comes to $$$.

but just like a typical man, who’s very very obsessed with money and so protective of itself , the fact that mostly everything that is secure makes life boring. Not to say that its not good, but i think there’s a need for the creative side of the brain to work now. Pay more attention to making the country expressive rather than money making, (sure we need economics still.)

Promote culture, heritage, music, arts. Well we have diversity, we need to bring up something unique.

I see my country ,Singapore as a fine nation but surely there’s something that could be done to improve the overall aspect of a country. We need to take that stand and do something.
The whole country would benefit from it as we allow ourselves to pour out the expressive, emotions that we have kept to ourselves.

Nothing would please me more to see our own music arise from our own country.

What are you listening to #2

This week, on the hottest latest and cool music I’ve listened to, while browsing through so many videos of Youtube, I came across a familiar name ‘Steve Aoki’. One of the best to chart the Electronic Music scene, was quite suprised by this new video though.

The though of combining styles and different genres of music to me seems like the whole is evolving into a new era, and that’s music showing its creativity.

Never heard of Iggy Azelea before, but apparently she’s got it good with this video. Other videos i believe’s very hip-hop or from the hood, but I still like the video. ‘Beat Down’.

Here’s some other tunes I like to share this week.


What are you listening to this week? 🙂

 

oh LOL! I just realized I missed my previous week post. :O ooopsss! TEEHEE ^^

What are you listening to Week #1

Hey guys, this post is dedicated towards influential music that I’m listening to. So the catch is I’m going to be posting a few song(s), be it new or old. With this, hopefully I’m able to give you guys a more understanding of why i view this songs and share the music 🙂

My mum loves Akon.
I recall talking to her in the car driving off the expressway, radio was playing hits, and out of nowhere, an Akon song came out, Mum asked me, “Who’s this artist, I hear him every time I’m on the radio. I like his songs”.

Till now even when i ask her, her fav artist would still be AKON. When asked she said “somehow i can feel what he’s saying in his songs, and plus i can catch what he’s saying unless the other people who’s singing too fast (referring to rappers) “.

I just laughed on and on.

This video of Wonder Girls – Like Money Featuring Akon, is a brand new track I’ve just listened to which features a cool concept, which reminds me of ‘TRON’ . Don’t you think so?

Wondergirls World Wide Sensation
I recall the awesome period of when Wonder Girls went boom and rise to fame with their song of ‘Nobody’ in 2009. 27 million views as of now over on Youtube for their music Video for Nobody, and one thing that I like about them is the ability for them to merge themselves to go for not only the Korean Market industry but also in the American Music Market. I wish more of my people here would think the same way, and we have a long way to go.
Their success is extraordinary and the group has been on so many tours across the globe. It is so influential that every time the song gets played, I can’t help myself but to dance to the moves like in the music video.
 In final, I think that both artists have done such a great impact on people’s lives, and I love the way they bring out their music to people. They both have really nice voices and the song right now, its a really amazing upbeat song. Love the beats 🙂

What are you listening to this week? 🙂 Share it with me !

Recent Outing with Beats Encore

I never had so much fun meeting new people, especially the ones who are from Beats Encore. They’re a bunch of lovely people and they represent the school for the DrumzOut Audition which happened just a few days back. I got to be honest, they are actually really good compared to the rest who participated in the competition.

The beat Encore guys representing RP!

The power from the drums just blasting through the atmosphere reflects their passion for music, and when i see them, i feel like I’m in their world. I was so amazed at their performance ( or maybe because I’ve never seen one that’s better but never mind that), that i wanted to have join in the fun when they were jumping! 

Crowds for Drumzout Audition

Crowd’s was quite good but i think its because of only auditions, i bet the finals will be packed with even more people!


So if there’s any readers out there who’s local or if you guys are around Singapore and would like to watch them for the finals, do come and support them on the 23rd of June! Location is still to be confirmed but you can always come and check for updates over at B.E Facebook Fan page itself !

https://www.facebook.com/BeatsEncore