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Blog Malaysia vs Singapore

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 2:42 am

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jye-yee- ... 9714052703


A fun read!

"The correct way to address the problem is to develop self-preservation skills, not cry to the government for protection. You will be a stronger person as well, and more like an independent, hardened adult, not like little children in a school who go reporting to authority anytime anything small happens. Take the law into your own hands."

"You know something is wrong with a country when the government has to pay its people to have sex and bang each other."

"Diversity comes from within, but, if we define diversity as the observable differences among people and things, Malaysia is more diverse than Singapore...."

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 6:56 am

I have a URL regarding said poster if anybody wants it. (NSFW) (if a regular, PM please).

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 7:13 am

I read that URL as Alvin Lee (Ten Years After).

Man these pills.... :cry:


p.s. 'Diversity comes from within'. What a strange statement. What diversity, and in what way 'does it come from within'. Within what, and in what way, instinctive or taught?



p.s. Forget TYA.... Canned Heat man

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 8:35 am

The moment I saw the photo, I was reminded by the scandal the writer is currently embroiled in releasing memorabilia of his down south conquests on the world wide web.

Hmm...

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:56 am

JR8 wrote:I read that URL as Alvin Lee (Ten Years After).
Man these pills.... :cry:
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p.s. Forget TYA.... Canned Heat man


Wow, flashback city man. Canned Heat and TYA, part of my musical education in the 70s, courtesy of a certain ship-borne radio station.

Turns out that a version of Canned Heat are still performing and Alvin Lee is still recording too.

Old Rockers never die, they just misplace their plectrums (or something). :cool:
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 7:53 pm

I saw TYA* play a concert in London in c.1990. I wonder if they ever stopped touring...


* As I recall they had a session musician or two along to make up for 'the gaps'.



p.s. Canned Heat. Have you spotted the graffiti in Apocalypse Now? :wink:

Radio Caroline. Seems pretty amazing now that they managed to broadcast illegally on such a scale. I also understand that several of their DJs who cut their teeth there, ended as household names at Radio 1.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:15 am

JR8 wrote:I saw TYA* play a concert in London in c.1990. I wonder if they ever stopped touring...

A lot of these old bands come out of the woodwork every few years when they need to top up their retirement funds (the Stones being a case in point - looks like they're going to tour again.)

p.s. Canned Heat. Have you spotted the graffiti in Apocalypse Now? :wink:

I never noticed that before but just looked it up on Google. Interesting.

Radio Caroline. Seems pretty amazing now that they managed to broadcast illegally on such a scale. I also understand that several of their DJs who cut their teeth there, ended as household names at Radio 1.

The thing is, the radio station itself was never illegal, operating as it did from foreign registered ships in international waters. It was the increasingly draconian actions of the government towards people involved with the station that eventually made it impossible to continue from the sea after 1991. Now they're on land and internet and satellite coverage allows them to achieve the same overall result (with worldwide coverage) in a much safer way.

Yes, you're right about the household names; Johnny Walker, Tommy Vance, Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn, Tom Lodge, Simon Dee, Keith Skues, and Emperor Rosko were some of the DJs who started out on Caroline. I don't think they've every formally apologised for inflicting dear old TB on the world. :twisted: Loads more info at The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame if you're interested.
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:08 pm

Mi Amigo wrote: A lot of these old bands come out of the woodwork every few years when they need to top up their retirement funds (the Stones being a case in point - looks like they're going to tour again.)

Ugh, it gets embarrassing when they're past it and yet won't call it a day. (I have never seen the Stones live, but Bob Dylan is a good example... I just stood there wincing, pretty tragic for a guy with that provenance).

I never noticed that before but just looked it up on Google. Interesting.

I can think of three pieces of almost subliminal graffiti in the film, but then the whole thing is laden with symbolism like no other I can think of (and at times it is about as subtle as a sledge-hammer). Even the whole setting as a war film is symbolic in itself, as that is not what the story is about at all.


The thing is, the radio station itself was never illegal, operating as it did from foreign registered ships in international waters. It was the increasingly draconian actions of the government towards people involved with the station that eventually made it impossible to continue from the sea after 1991. Now they're on land and internet and satellite coverage allows them to achieve the same overall result (with worldwide coverage) in a much safer way.

Interesting. I just missed the stations heyday I think, and by the time I was aware of it FM had taken over. (plus I was just being weened off Pinky and Perky I think ;))

Yes, you're right about the household names; Johnny Walker, Tommy Vance, Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn, Tom Lodge, Simon Dee, Keith Skues, and Emperor Rosko were some of the DJs who started out on Caroline. I don't think they've every formally apologised for inflicting dear old TB on the world. :twisted: Loads more info at The Pirate Radio Hall Of Fame if you're interested.

Blimey some blasts from the past there! As for TB, I can't say I ever listened to his show, but I admired the fact that he was so utterly self-effacing. Actually hang on... I think he maybe had a R1 show back when I was a youthful builders labourer (i.e. naturally we had the radio on all day!). But back in those times Steve Wright was regarded as pretty cutting edge and comedic.

p.s. Thx for the link!



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Postby sensei_ » Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:34 am

earthfriendly wrote:A fun read!


and true too! malaysia boleh!

actually what he says about linguistics is very true. singaporeans are basically idiots when it comes to languages, not only do they not know the national language: malay. but their chinese and english is so bad, i actually get headaches trying to decipher them.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:47 pm

JR8 wrote:Blimey some blasts from the past there! As for TB, I can't say I ever listened to his show, but I admired the fact that he was so utterly self-effacing. Actually hang on... I think he maybe had a R1 show back when I was a youthful builders labourer (i.e. naturally we had the radio on all day!). But back in those times Steve Wright was regarded as pretty cutting edge and comedic.

p.s. Thx for the link!


Here's a couple of YouTube clips with old Tea Cosy (TB), Cardboard Shoes (Keith Skues) and Johnnie Walker that you might enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zeKYdHVC6E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZK_XGbj2P0
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8 reasons why living in Malaysia beats living in Singapore

Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 2:08 am

The 8 reasons why living in Malaysia beats living in Singapore thread I posted this evening is locked and I read that there is another thread on this topic and as such I guess the forumers do not intend to have duplicated threads. Anyhow, the facebook URL link in this thread is dead. So I have re-posted the URL link salvaged from the author's facebook ...http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/8-reasons-why-living-in-malaysia-beats-living-in-singapore/

I hope whomever the forumer who locked my earlier posting (and deleted the content as well) do not remove this post, unless I have broken some house rules.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 7:03 am

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 8:54 am

yes sundaymorn can explain why the clock is ticking away? anything wrong with the URL link? has it broken house rules ... very much appreciate your explain

it is the same URL link as the facebook one in this thread however the facebook link is dead, if you had not already noticed


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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 9:09 am

Did anyone see the film 'The Boat that Rocked'?

Whilst not strictly accurate I thought it was very funny and the music was excellent.

Right from the beginning I was laughing when the lad goes to bed and puts his radio under the pillow to listen in secret. Just what I used to do! Sadly I was too young to enjoy the best years of pirate radio I only caught the tail end.

Remember radio Luxembourg also?

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The Real Boat That Rocked

Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:30 pm

Steve, I hesitated before replying, given that this thread was originally about an entirely different subject. But then again I'm not quite sure why our lounge lizard chum chose to resurrect it anyway.

So, on the Boat That Rocked film... As a card-carrying anorak with some peripheral involvement with offshore radio in the past, I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it was a typical Richard Curtis film, quite funny in places. But the 'Carry On Up The Aerial Mast' style doesn't really convey what it was actually like out there. To be fair, Curtis did state quite clearly at the outset that it was not supposed to be a documentary, but a fictional story set in those kinds of surroundings.

Like you, I was a 'radio under the pillow' listener - not so much in the 60s, when I was (sadly) only vaguely aware of what was going on, but from the early 70s onwards when Radio Caroline came back against all the odds, as they have done repeatedly over the years. If you're interested, the station's fascinating history is detailed here:

http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/#history.html.

And they're still on the air now; to me it's just amazing that I can listen in from so far way.

Luxy, yes they were obviously another important station back in the day. In fact Peter Antony, an ex-Luxy presenter, has a Saturday morning (UK time) show on Caroline; one of my favourites actually as he plays a good selection of Rock N Roll and other interesting music.

Going back to The Boat That Rocked film, the original idea was to actually use Radio Caroline's last (i.e. current) ship for the filming, but difficulties with insurance, etc. prevented that from happening. Instead, the crew provided most of the studio equipment that was used in the movie - details here:

http://www.rossrevenge.co.uk/boatthatrocked/boatthatrocked.htm

OK, anorak being removed now... :)
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