July 2008

Jul
31

Coconut Water

Posted by kenchill. Random

While I was attending the Junk Figure 8ight (or was ie Ei8ht? Hmm, that will be Project Ei8ht) event last year, I met Apit, a dreadlocked dude who was working at a local t-shirt shop. He shared some tips with me about dreadlocks and also his adventures in KL with his dreadlocks.

One thing he told me was that rinsing your dreadlocks with coconut water is good. Fresh coconut water from the coconut, no additives, etc. I haven’t tried it out yet, so if any of you tried it before, do drop me a comment on how it feels like after the rinse and the after effects yeah.

I do spray a mixture of lemon juice + salt + water on my dreadlocks every now and then to tighten them up and also make them smell nicer (heck). After the lemon spray dries, my dreadlocks feel lighter and a bit rougher (which I like).

And sea water helps a lot. Helps your dreadlocks tighten up real good. I’m definitely gonna dip my hair in the sea water everyday when I’m in Bali.

Jul
30

Mocca Live In Malaysia

Posted by kenchill. Events, Music

Mocca is finally coming to Malaysia!! After hearing them through some downloads a few years ago and on their ‘Colours’ album which I managed to purchase when I was visiting Bali last year, I can finally watch them performing live.

Quote from Inthebox Records website:

Mocca’s dream of going international is now turning reality and fans from Malaysia will have the chance to hear them live in their show this coming August. Mocca Malaysia Live in Malaysia would start from the south as you can catch them on the 12th August, 2008 at Dewan Jubli Intan, JB while fans in the north would be ready for their next stop at Rockworld, Penang on August 14th, 2008. Main event will be held at Zouk Club, KL on the 17th August, 2008.

There will be a couple of bands performing alongside Mocca at every stop of their Malaysian tour, the main event being the one at Zouk, KL. Guest bands for the Zouk venue will be Estrella, Funky Doryz, Apple Juice, The Rahman, The Fridays, Robot Asmara. Decma & The Could Have Been,

Jul
27

Yuin PK2 Earphones

Posted by kenchill. Music, Products

I just received a parcel from PosLaju and in it was the Yuin PK2 earphones my brother purchased from a bulk order at LowYat forums. He managed to got it for a total of RM180 including postage, whereas the retail price on the net is around USD79.00. What a great bargain.

For those who are unfamiliar, what the heck is a Yuin PK2 and why do we have to pay a few hundred bucks for a pair of earphones? Can’t we just make do with the earphones that comes together with the iPod? Yes, you can. But is RM190

Jul
23

The second Konsert Pesta Malam Indonesia is coming soon and it will be held at the Equestrian Park at Mont Kiara on the 16th of August 2008. I prefer open air venues as the sound is more open (thus avoiding ringing ears), fresher air as compared to smoke infested indoor venus and more space to roam about. The only thing about outdoor venues is that there’s the risk of rain (of which I got poured on during the Dream Theater concert at Fort Canning in Singapore last year).

Hey, we have 2 of our local bands playing instead of just all Indonesian bands

Jul
22

I have been using the Sony Alpha A200 with the kit lens (SAL1870, 3.5-5.6/18-70) for the past 2 months and it did prove to be very useful, especially with the extended 70mm range (instead of the usual 50mm range on other kit lens). The only major gripe with the lens is that the f3.5 only applies when it is at 18mm. 1mm more than that and the f-stop goes higher. No problem indeed, f4 or f5.6 is bearable, thanks to the built-in Image Stabilizer (IS, in Sony terms).

The problem arises when taking indoor pictures with poor lighting especially at concerts and gigs where I can’t get up close and personal to take shots. I have to rely on the zoom and this poses 2 problems. Shaking is multiplied when using zoom and the aperture size. Add the extra shake factor with the

Jul
22

Latest development (no, not on our country’s political issue) on Butterfinger’s latest album, KEMBALI which is YET to be seen at stores considering the fact that it was SUPPOSED to be released on the 6th of July (060708). Anyway, here’s some excerpts.

The delay is due to some technical difficulties we were facing during the process of mixing (bug spotted), few changes on the album cover, solving our digital rights issues and reorganize the way to distribute it BIG in mass market.
Other major causes are the issues on fuel price (kinda hard to compromise the consumers price between us & retailers), some local silly stuff you hate to know happened in this country where we don’t want it to affect the album release direct or indirectly and our vocalist unfortunately was admitted to the hospital due to appendicitis.

Jul
21

The first show for the Stereopath event series that night consisted of Bus Company, John’s Mistress and Deja Voodoo Spells. As it was for the Stereopath event, it was also the first major gig for Bus Company. John’s Mistress will be playing for the second time in Laundry, the first time being just a couple of weeks back.

The night started at 10pm as usual, and there was a slight crowd at the venue. Not jam packed, but just nice. Not enough to fill the front of the stage though. Bus Company had the first slot and performed a really solid set. The lead vocalist (and guitarist) has great showmanship

Jul
16

So, ah_mei has been visiting the local Rock Corner for nearly everyday the past week, looking for the new Butterfingers album, titled KEMBALI, but to no avail. Even the girl who has been staffing the counter could even recognize ah_mei from a mile away. Butterfingers announced that KEMBALI would be released on 6th July, so I thought they would distribute the album to the stores a few days before that date.

Somehow, things didn’t go quite right and the date slipped. Anyway, here’s the latest update

Jul
15

It’s a bit late to post this flyer, but I will do it anyway. John’s Mistress are playing again, but the headliner would be Deja Voodoo Spells!

Will check it out and see if Deja Voodoo will play any new material from their upcoming album.

Jul
09

If you haven’t read the first part, do read it first (KL Indie Fest 08 Review Part I).

After dinner, we headed back to KL Tower and managed to get a quick ride up by using the free shuttle service. And yes, as mentioned before, they are training to be Takumi even when driving uphill. If you are walking up to KL Tower via the road, please walk on the pathway and NOT on the road. At the speeds those shuttle vans are going, they either have to avoid you or knock into you, there’s just no time to brake to a sudden stop.

When we reached the venue grounds, we could hear The Times playing. Hmm, shouldn’t it be One Buck Short playing (according to the schedule I managed to check out earlier that day)? Anyway, when we finally got into the concert area, their set ended. So, I hung around waiting for the next band, expecting One Buck Short to turn up, but then, according to the emcees, OAG will be coming up next.

XFM. Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool!