Its another Bold New Year again ... !! Don't let the title fool you, it isn't about '' Peanut Butter '' or our local '' Kaya & Planta '' Jam . Its all about Musical and Band '' Jamming '' and singing your hearts out !! Yes, its a wonderful feeling I haven't had since my post High School days . Ya, I know, its hard for my acoustic playing style to blend in, but just like most Ex Gospel singers, I still can belt out a few songs from the rocking past ... Yee Haa !!
Singing in a Live band is far cry from the norm of today's '' Kara_OK ''. Unlike karaoke, you have to memorize your Lyrics and know the '' Key '' to the song you're singing. For short sighted folks like me , you need a Large print song sheets , so that you can see clearly every Chord and Lyrics ... Ha,Ha. But its all worth the effort that we put in, as it's Pure Feet Tapping, Body swaying, Ego Rocking Fun of the utmost Kind ... Yee Haa !!
Here's our ''JAM '' session done in pictures , both in Normal & Abstract style . This is my second session and still I hardly could remember most of their names ...Deng !! Held every Wednesday, on the third floor of the most Popular Guitar Store , north of the border ... '' SANDMAN '' !!
First the band itself and its Players & Singers. All shot with The outdated 10 year old E-300 & 14-45 kitlens. Look at those ''Gorgeous '' skin tones and the Film like colours !!
Starting from '' Leader of the Band '', not that song by Dan Folgerberg, but our band leader, Mr. Seah Kok Hwa aka '' Paul McCartney '' on Rhythm .
Followed by our Rhythm & Lead Guitarist '' Forever Young '' ... Mr.Tony
And our Lead Guitarist '' Ironman 3 ''... Mr. Melvin Chan
On Bass , our Rugged '' Inspector ''... Mr. Faizal
When you need to '' Key In '', we have our very own Veteran Veterinarian Keyboardist ... Mr. Zain
And Finally, an old friend of mine, one of the best '' Drummers '' around IMHO ... Mr.Nan
The '' BAND '' on The Run ?? Ops !! ... I mean Band Having Fun and Rocking Away !!
And now for our very own in house Singers and Candidates for the '' Batu Pahat Idols '' 2014 '' ... Just Kidding Lah !! If I were one of the Judges, all three would have easily entered the Final !!
First off , our '' Teresa Teng '' Miss Mary ( Had a Little Lamb ). Here seen rendering a Mandarin song with her Soft, mellowed and sweet voice.
Next is our Soulful and Mid tone singer of both '' Hokkien & Mandarin '' songs ... Miss Susan ( No relations to Susan Boyle ) here.
Finally, another veteran who has just gotten back from overseas, the '' ELVIS '' of the band, Mr. Danny. Here singing one of Elvis's song with his '' Husky ''voice.
Kok Hwa yelling ...... '' Rock Steadyyyyyyyyyy '' ...!!! I hope his Vocal Chord can take it .
When One '' Nan '' isn't enough .... Lets have '' FIVE '' more !!
Hot ..... '' FINGERING '' ( No wrong ideas here ) by our Keyboardist Zain.
The Union Jack from a '' Down Under '' View , from Tony's Fender Guitar.
Or The Union Jack from above ...The Head !!
Now for some Bossa Nova '' Big Bad Bass '' effects !!
Remember, Life is Too Short for those Wait, too swift for those who enjoy, so, Live Life to the Fullest and '' Sing '' your Hearts Out and Treasure every Moment of it . Just Do It and Lets .... '' JAM '' !!
Well, That's it for now, looks like it will be another busy year again for me. Another New Pastime and whole lot more Travel , Photography, Archeological, Art and Antiquities to do in this year of the '' Horse ''.
As ever, do take grace in any mistakes or Typo that I might have made, for I am a year older but certainly a little more Wiser ... '' Hakuna Matata '' Cheers !!
Regards .... Uncle James.