Rewind to 4th November 2009, for Andrew Netto’s Having A Look At Laughter (H.A.L.A.L.) at No Black Tie!
But first, opening act The Ramanados! Here’s Greg bringing out the soul in Gypsy Girl.
Jared on drums.
Herman the bass man, with a most kickass bass wah sound! I loved their little funk jam!
Then came Andrew’s cousin, Kavin, who also does stand-up comedy!
And then it was headliner Andrew Netto, arguably Malaysia’s youngest stand-up comedian!
I like how Gutenbergian the Threshold filter came out (of course, several layers and masks were used.)
In comparison, here’s the normal-colored one, slightly cropped.
Dude I’m looking forward to your next gig, too many interesting things have happened in Malaysia! In that sense I like localized comedy by local comedians because they are likely to make fun of recent events, some more than others. Andrew’s always got something to say about current affairs.
I’ve posted many pictures of him, but what about the audience?
Jojo Struys is a fan!
Melissa is a fan! (And the toll-collecting keeper of the passageway.)
Alex has distinct laughter! I heard him from way in front and went to say hi.
Prema who I didn’t get to say hi to!
I don’t know this amused lady’s name.
Full house means you gotta double-park on the staircase.
Those of you with Sony Alpha 700 bodies who have been using it for a long time and accumulated a large shutter count might want to inspect your mirror assembly for wear and tear.
Here, the Main Mirror Retainer was broken! I found it resting outside (on the lower area of this picture, outside the shutter) when I was changing lenses once.
This was the main mirror retainer. There should be a third piece to the right.
I sent it in for warranty and got it fixed for free, fortunately. The part number was 3-269 002-01. It costed RM12 in their system!
A similiar fate befell a friend of mine – the main mirror retainer keeps the mirror from dropping off, in case the glue wears out. Here, his main mirror retainer is gone too, and his mirror can slide out when raised. So when he takes a picture the mirror locks up!
It could move about inside, like so.
Behind the mirror was this – a black mask. You can see the glue marks.
When the mirror and mask were removed, you could look right through, to the secondary mirror, which reflects light down to the AF sensors (you can see it in the reflection.)
For the moment, his main mirror is held in place by scotch tape until he has time to send it in for repair. It is holding well, he says.
On a side note, the Alpha 900 does not have a main mirror retainer – instead, the retainer is built in to the mirror uh… cartridge so it cannot possibly break.
And these are my contributions to helping #yorais get on the trend (albeit a bit late to see it hit #3 and drop off the list.)
Before there was politics #yorais founded paleolithic, mesolithic and neolithic parties.
#yorais will find out about this tomorrow on Beriteks News.
#yorais is so old when he walks into a coffeeshop filled with white-haired uncles he asks, “do your parents know where you are?”
Sukar untuk #yorais membayar *tukar mode* parking *tukar mode* kerana mesin tidak menerima pohon pitis, kupang, jokoh atau jongkong buaya.
That makes our dear eloquent Rais Yatim cool in my book for two things – making it into the Top #3 trends in Twitter, and having a Sony Alpha 900. Now I just got to find that picture of him again…
Interestingly, it seems that using humor is a surefire way to being retweeted. Such that it even beat Haiti for a while. Yes, we Malaysians brought a minister higher up than a earthquake of epic porportions!
7th August 2009: A Shameless Covers Night at PJ Life Arts Centre in Jaya One, a one-night only performance by Mia, Reza, Melina and Zal. Here’s Mia Palencia on the recorder, a schooltime classic! She started with the notes to Seal – Kiss From A Rose.
The performers took turns on instruments. Mia was on the recorder, vocals, shaker, organ and guitar.
The set, with interesting decorations.
Comfy seats on stage – it was set up such that it looked like a house and they were just having a little jam. Which felt like it in a very nice warm way. In between songs they’d have little public conversations.
You could feel the level of comfort and ease between all four musicians.
Melina was on vocals, guitar, organ, djembe and shaker. I guess you could see who wanted which song to be covered e.g. Bjork – Isobel and Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight.
Yeah hit that!
Normally, you would not see any of these four using sheet music!
The way the covers were divided amongst the members was quite interesting, and to see how they rework or substitute instruments. Quite a performance to keep your eyes glued onto really!
I didn’t know PJLA was looking mighty like the old Actors Studio Bangsar, just a heck shorter.
Bootleggers (who would later put it up on Youtube!)
One of my favorites was their cover of TLC – Waterfalls. Mia even did the rap!
Zalila Lee! She was on vocals, guitar, organ, shaker and djembe.
He also sang and played guitar. I wonder myself what programs they use instead of sheet music on a Mac.
Reza, during the anthemic march of the Pinky And The Brain theme song! This, among other cartoon theme songs, was played as a encore medley.
Outside, there was an advisory on a low-hanging beam.
Ling and Steph.
And this was the setlist:
1. Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
2. Seal – Kiss From A Rose
3. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
4. Weezer – Buddy Holly
5. TLC – Waterfalls
6. John Mayer – Stop This Train
7. Bjork – Isobel
8. Saber Rider Theme Song
9. Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On into
10. Madonna – Secret
1. Boyz II Men – Thank You
2. Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
3. The Cranberries – Salvation
4. Aerosmith – Jaded
5. Alanis Morisette – You Oughta Know
6. Radiohead – Creep
7. The Clovers – Love Potion Number 9 into Ghost Busters into Apollo Chocolate Wafer Theme
8. Oasis – Champagne Supernova
9. Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight
Cartoon Theme medley: Captain Planet into Denver The Last Dinosaur into the Flintstones into Smurfs into Pinky And The Brain into Transformers into Thundercats
The Transformers theme was particularly cute – everybody was chiming in to make the transforming sound effects!
The gig was too awesome – I wish it ran for at least 2 nights so I could pimp it out to people to come for the second show!
And here’s a video (you can then click on the related videos, once finished, to see the other bootlegs):