Akimbo wrote:So...just discussing about music, is it? Do you have a regular place that you usually go to for live music, JR8?
It is what we make it
I like Fort Canning, as long as I remember to put my mosquito repellent on. The indoor arena can be hit and miss on the acoustics. I haven't been to a gig at the Padang, but I don't have much time for events of that scale any more (unless it's AC/DC
Smaller places? Well. Foreign bands on tour rarely play such places as they need numbers to justify their visit. I did see the Buzzcocks play in some club at Clarke Quay which was a lot of fun, but that was a one-off type of affair. There is little local talent (there is some, but it's rare) that I'd wish to go and see regularly. The idea of four guys in a pub doing an impro blues or folk set is unfortunately alien in SG. Actually so is the concept of a pub...
AC/DC...I wonder when they'll come
...definitely wanna see them!
But yeah, local talent is rare, the problem is, there's not a lot of musical appreciation going around, really...I mean, seriously...who has ever seen (disclaimer: "regularly") people singing along with the band at a bar/pub/restaurant just like they're doing karaoke, without any care in the world?
I had one such Wednesday night at Timbre @ Arts House with a friend of mine visiting for a few days because of work training, and the band was singing old 90s pop songs. Once we've gotten the closest table to the band, we sang our heart out with the band, thereafter. Hell, she even got called up by the band, and took over for two songs.
The problem is...when we were singing one of the songs from our table (I think it was an Aerosmith song)...I looked back...and everybody was just having their own business, without caring about the band, caring about the songs. None was laughing, smiling, or having fun listening and singing along with them...I mean, come on...it wasn't like the band was really bad or anything. They're good. Although, yeah, they're only doing covers...I know you hate those kinds, JR8.
And Nakatago, thanks for Atomic Tom youtube video. They sound awesome! Can we do that here in the Singapore MRT? (Get ready to be chased out by the auntys...lol)
Or make a lighter flashmob like this...Copenhagen Metro