Friday, May 27, 2005

consonance & vox humana present


friday, 24th June 2005
victoria concert hall
tickets at $12 (free seating)

directed by
benedict goh &
gregory chen
featuring choral works by
chen yi
cesar franck
alberto grau
zoltan kodaly
jonathan larson
leong yoon pin
jennifer leong
anotonio lotti
wolfgang amadeus mozart
john rutter
luduvico da viadana

fu deqiang 9824 7012
benedict goh 9817 7689

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Flipside @ the Esplanade
featuring Key Elements

Date : 13th & 14th June
Time: 6:30-7pm & 8:30-9pm (on both nights)
Venue: Esplanade Concourse

How do you combine Honey Pie, Opus One, Stomping At the Savoy, Five Foot Two, Blue Skies, The Best Is Yet To Come, Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, The Sound of Music and New York, New York all into ONE song and sing them all under 4 minutes? Come join Key Elements on this spectacular evening of vocal acrobatics and find out how they do it!

Comprising key elements from other well-known a cappella groups - In-a-Chord, BCoz and Impromptu, Key Elements have charmed audiences with their beautiful harmony and interesting and witty arrangements of Jazz, Pop and R & B numbers, often giving the songs an ingenious and surprising "face-lift".

Since the group's return from Taipei in October 2004, where the group clinched 2nd prize in the 4th National taiwan Sing, Sing Together Competition, Key Elements is hard at work preparing for their first full-length public concert in November 2005. They have already started work on their first a cappella album.

For the Flipside concert, Key Elements will perform a series of songs that showcases the wittier side of the group. From "Honey Pie", a Beatles song which includes a collage of 10 other songs woven intricately to swinging jazz riffs, to "Lean Baby", a tribute to the lead singers particularly 'thin' boyfriend, Key Elements is set to delight the audience with their humourous yet beautifully harmonized music. Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Today is the day which I shall break the tradition of posting verbal diarrhoea of a semi-poetic kind to just plain verbal diarrhoea. So here's goes the faithful day.

'Twas another boring Monday where I had to go to school (dreads). After my 3-week long break, I am pretty much still in the holiday mood, and the thought of having to work just isn't very welcoming. Anyway, school turned out ok altho' attendance wasn't fantastic, people are just getting back into the groove after having not sung for 3 weeks, things moved a little slow but it moved at least.

Then the highlight and high point of the day came. It started out just as an aimless wandering about and thinking of where to have dinner. And mr heng our dear friend, suggested 'sushi'. So we all trotted happily down to the basement of J8 for Sakae. Little did I know, that what happened in the next 2 hours or so would be so dramatic and almost totally insane that people from the tables around us would stare occasionally astounded and stunned (althought they try very hard to pretend not to notice anything).

Here's the summary - we devoured a total of 26 coloured plates and 6 (omfg) red plates worth of sushi, highlight being the salmon sashimi (oishi neh!). And meanwhile, mr heng was on a super-extra-normal-unbelievable high. Must be the effect of raw fish i reckon or just the intensified nerve stimulating realisation of the fact that the bill will be settled by not him but by uhem, yours truly =( well, let's not go there. At the end of the session, our jaws and cheek bones are so 'sour' from the laughing fits which lasted as long as the dinner. In short, wei sinn was the source of it all, and tammy just have to make it worse by unleashing her contagious horse-neigh-hyena-wild-boar laughter.
Weisinn could stop his bastardised american twang and vicki also couldn't resist adding oil to the fire. Sinne was exceptionally reserved, except she would be among those who easily get fits and can't stop their giggle. In conclusion, the evening was so lame that even the crippled can run.

I realised I might have exceeded the word-limit set by myself for each entry. I apologize for wasting your time in reading this much of crap. But I'm lovin' it. Muahahahahahahaha. Thank you for staying with us thus far. Have a nice day and godspeed.

yours truly,

ps. neoprints are up peeps, check out the link and enjoy.
unheard whisper
drizzles on the pavement
like flakes of ripped tissue
thrown into the air
a little beam of light
obscure as a pin in the hay
sneaks into the lonesome bay
of untrodden earth
lay down by recessed ancestors
only to chew on the fractured minerals
of desperate immortality

Friday, May 13, 2005

is what a nation in botheration
to aid cessation of degradation
would so in affectation
be in temptation.
The illumination to
the negation of substantiation
seeks the wanton resusitation
of a congregation of fabrication
Fornication and defecation
seems like flirtation
and obligation
to inite cremation
in a time of globalisation
to send fumes of annihilation
into obliteration
lest preoccupation
with pervasion
would be in ovation
and invasion
of regimentation
would lose its station
only relation
to institutionalisation
can breach mortification
of rationalisation

Monday, May 02, 2005

To help avoid any misunderstanding about the scope of this book, it would be as well to pay close attention to the following rules.

A writer should not annoy half of his readers by using gender-specific language.
Always finish what you star
Avoid overuse of ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
Always avoid annoying alliteration.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Always pick on the correct idiom.
A writer must not shift your point of view.
Avoid cliches like the plague - they're so old hat.
Be more or less specific.
Consult the dictionary frequently to avoid mispeling.
Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
Contractions aren't necessary.

- Eats, Shites & Leaves

Do not use, unnecessary, commas.
Do not use a foreign word when there is an adequate English quid pro quo.
Do not use hyperbole; not even one in a million can do it effectively.
Don't repeat yourself and avoid being repetitive.
Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
Don't indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
Don't overuse exlamation marks!!!
Don't repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
'Don't use unattributed quotations'

- Eats, Shites & Leaves

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Speech Day photos finally up.
Have fun!