I shall add numbers to these days.
My router has been blinking for a week, refusing to connect, hence my lack of updates.
I went to The Backyard Pub, a pub somewhere off Sri Hartamas to see Justin Guber rock out at the Tribute To Jairus Anthony. This wasn’t your regular pub – it had a pretty modern-looking website! While waiting for Triple 6 Poser to perform, you could hear good ol’ classic rock playing. Stairway To Heaven and the like.
Dammit, Justin Guber has a Danelectro! Sweet.
The next band played mostly Beatles covers. The bassist had pretty bad harmonizing. Eep. The guitarist broke his Telecaster’s B string. Could Justin Guber save him? “Mine’s left-handed sorry.”
SWV was way better; the guitarist did Santana spot on, and during soundchecks he was soloing. They did danceable 70’s and 80’s hits.
Avenue K is a new shopping mall right next to KLCC. It was barely occupied, with long tunnels to lead the imagination astray.
There was even a Kim Gary there! Mmm condensed milk on toast. Unfortunate it was that dinner was already at home, so I did not go for the one chance I would get to eat at Kim Gary without waiting queues like at Midvalley and Sunway Pyramid.
That’s a first for a mannequin pose.
KFC’s Ramadhan combo was cun. The chicken soup tasted like liquid mashed potato! It went surprisingly well with the rose syrup.
William took a picture of this; doesn’t it remind you of the Half-Life trash can?
I watched Shark Tale. It was cool. It was funny. Problem was, it didn’t have the emotion of Finding Nemo… it was all about Will Smith in 3D, spouting cliche hispanics in self-parody. It also parodied the mafia (how ironic that Martin Scorsese would voice Sykes…)
Mafia: If you understand what I said, nod your head.
Will Smith in 3D: *gulps and nods his head*
Mafia: Okay. Now tell me, did you nod your head?
I got myself the BenQ DVD DD DW1620 DVD burner; it was loaded with 16x DVD+-R, 4x DVD+-RW, 2.4x DVD+R Dual Layer, and 40x24x40 CD speeds. However, it didn’t have support for DVD-RAM unlike my LG GSA4040B (which has gone on a long vacation.) If the LG ever comes back, I shall be able to turn practically anything. 🙂 The TDK burner I wanted to get mysteriously disappeared from every shop I asked; that one was faster, at 48x24x48 CD speeds. Oh and I saw the jacket-less DVD-RAM in the big computer hypermarket up one level from the main shops in Low Yat. What timing.
I forgot if I ever mentioned that I had a GeForce 2 thanks to Syefri. My brother and I can finally race in Need For Speed: Underground.
After passing Jenifer the-phone-forgetter her phone, I reloaded my Touch N Go at the Kelana Jaya station (which said it was down.) I then headed to Taman Bahagia LRT station. It was 6:30pm.
I decided, out of total nothing-to-do-ness, to walk to Uptown.
By 7pm, I had reached the “I” shape of SS2. I asked Tracy for directions to Restoran Murni, thinking it was near Kayu Nasi Kandar… alas, it was in the SS2 “square” instead, which I already passed! Ah well. I walked back on the highway and Jasmine spotted me as I crossed at the traffic light. How cool is that? I figured that it would be wayyy easier to bump into someone on the LRT than on the road… but it’s not the first time; Cara has called me as she zoomed past in Masjid Jamek. Maybe Klang Valley is that small, just that some of you are too sleepy to notice me crossing the road.
I reached Uptown at 7:30pm and had McDonalds. It was still torturously early for the Halloween gig at Paul’s Place; its specified time was 9pm, but they started at 10pm!
Spungy Funggy played, with Azmyl on drums, to be replaced by Ben the b***h (look I don’t wanna get on the bad side of any office’s website filtering system) on the last song.
13 Voices In My Head, or 90 degrees out of 360 Degree Head Rotation, played next, with some mellow screamings coupled with a beautiful 12-string.
Kawowski was less depressing. He did a killer cover of The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work.
Frequency Cannon broke their good-boy image with Kua Chee on the didgeridoo.
(Red) Indian versus (Jamaican) Predator.
Kua Chee the Siamese Cat. Aww c’mon man you know you don’t need contact lenses to be cute. 😉 His shirt just makes me wanna go DUDE! and do that hand symbol with him.
For all their effort, I’ll post up a double-sized picture of their Halloween effort.
From left: Azrul loses massive chunks of weight, Ape man reveals his secret identity as the Tak Nak! poster boy, Siamese ca… dude, funky Jay Kay, and peace-loving rocker Predator.
While all those costumes could’ve been bought at Toys’R’Us, the next band, Ciplak, brought true shudders. Ronnie of Furniture shows us he can get even more experimental, making anti-music, where they make sounds that must not sound musical. The drummer was excellent; first he became Ben’s b***h by running up to his crotch, in complete garb (satire anyone?) and then he drummed most dramatically. Amusing act indeed, though others didn’t think so, and where they go I shall follow, missing Ben’s B***hes and Thundercoffeeclub.
I politely declined a coffee at Starbucks because well, uh, my urine smells of caffeine after that. I found out I wasn’t the only one! Perhaps our bodies did not process the caffeine (which explains why coffee doesn’t work for me anymore.) It wasn’t always like this.
We then lepaked at Uptown.
An apparently closed shoplot.
Or apparently not. A guy spoke over the walkie talkie, saying he couldn’t find a Size 10 Adidas.
Kua Chee then sent me home, and on the way, two racers cut us. His quick reflexes saved us from a deep shave.