Friday, July 28, 2006

The Shells and The Robots

TMNT vs Transformers

The movie scene in year 2007 is going to be awesome. I get extremely nostalgic when I watch the teaser trailers of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers. Those cartoons were the best things I remember of my childhood, I am going to be the first in line to catch the movies to reminisce those amazing moments.

Teaser trailer on Youtube:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are hands down the coolest quartet of mutant heroes. I remember back then when everyone was still using VHS, my mom recorded TMNT cartoons from TV so I could watch them all day. Those things ran our lives when my sisters and I were little kids, how our daily life revolved the turtles was mania. We've had the turtle action figures, colouring books, cutlery, birthday cake, t-shirts, video games & more.

Me wearing Ninja Turtles singlet with a Ninja Turtles (again!) birthday cake.

Transformers were every boy's favourite heroes in the late early 90s, me and my cousins would enact the scenes of the Autobots battling Decepticons after watching the cartoons on TV. I used to own a toy model of Optimus Prime which can 'transform' into a truck, and my cousins owned a couple more that can turn into other vehicles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be hitting the theaters on March 30 next year while the live action movie Transformers has a projected release date of July 4, 2007. Let's hope another two of my childhood favourites - Thundercats and Babar will make it to big screen one day too.

Cartoon Theme Songs Flashback:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Friday, July 21, 2006

Let's Eat Cake

Belle & Sebastian has compiled an album of children songs "The Colours Are Brighter" which is set to be released in October, with all proceeds going to Save The Children. Looking at the star-studded list of featured bands, I can't wait to hear all the tracks.

Four Tet featuring Princess Watermelon - Go Go Ninja Dinosaur
Rasputina - A Skeleton Bang
Franz Ferdinand - Jackie Jackson
Snow Patrol - I Am An Astronaut
The Divine Comedy - Three Cheers For Pooh, Cottleston Pie, Piglet Ho
The Kooks - The King & I
Half Man Half Biscuit - David Wainwright's Feet
The Barcelona Pavilion - Tidy Up Tidy Up
Jonathan Richman - Out Dog Is Getting Older Now
Ivor Cutler Trio - Mud
The Flaming Lips - The Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now
Belle & Sebastian - The Monkeys are Breaking Out Of The Zoo
Kathryn Williams - Night Baking

Let's Eat Cake

I've heard Jackie Jackson by Franz Ferdinand. It is about a boy who eats loads of cakes. Check out the deliciously weird song here.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Mixed Emotions

Yesterday I was hunting for some great bargains at HMV during The Singapore Great Sales, and suprisingly I found Razorlight's sophomore album on the new releases rack.

It is supposed to drop on next monday in UK, but the album is available in record stores at every corner of Singapore. I suppose the Asian version released earlier that that of other regions, or the store rooms have been so occupied that the people just shoved the CDs to the racks. However, I don't think I'll be able to find it back in Malaysia so the first theory seemingly can't work.

Either way, I am pleasantly ecstatic to have got my hands on the album before the official release date. Now it seems to be pointless for me to dowload the leak on internet while I actually got the real thing just the day after.

Upon a few cursory listens, I find that the 10 tracks in Razorlight are far more accessible and poppish than those on Up All Night. They are mostly short catchy tunes adorned with jangly guitar. The album is not by mean better than Up All Night, but for me it is at least on the same par.


Other than Razorlight, also bought two more albums I can't get back home.

My uncle passed away this afternoon, it was rather shocking when I found out about it. Hope he'll rest in peace.

Band of Horses - The Funeral


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Razorlight's New Album


Who says it's leak-proof? Finally, I've got hold of Razorlight's new self-titled album. Well, the songs may not be of the best quality like the promo or the proper version, but they will certainly satisfy the curiosity before the official release on 17 July. I am pretty sure this album will be rolling on my playlist for the whole summer. If you like it, go buy the record to support the band like I'll do!

1. In The Morning
2. Who Needs Love? [download]
3. Hold On
4. America [download]
5. Fall To Pieces
6. Can't Stop This Feeling I've Got
7. Pop Song 2006
8. Kirby's House
9. Back To The Start
10. Los Angeles Waltz


Monday, July 10, 2006

Forza Azzuri

Campione del Mondo

Scandal verdict awaiting...

Beirut - Postcards From Italy

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Scientists Are Coming To Town

We Are Scientists

After 6-month drought of live rock music, I can finally set my eyes on We Are Scientists. According to The Star, the Brooklyn-based indie outfit is slated to play at Zouk KL on 9th of August. I shall start counting the days to sheer excitement of infectious power pop and witty attitude. There's one problem though, Zouk only opens to aged above 21, hmm who cares? Fake it all the way!

Ram It Home
Be My Baby

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