GONE GIRL: STYLISH BUT ULTIMATELY HOLLOW

GONE GIRL Directed by David Fincher.  Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris & Tyler Perry When you are watching a movie, you want to like it – after all, you are spending time and money to watch the movie so… wouldn’t you want to like it? I find Continue Reading

SINGLED OUT: ART & MUSIC FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Was fortunate to spend a fair bit of last night soaking in local artworks that were inspired by pop & rock music at the Singled Out exhibition at tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road. Basically, the artists used vinyl records as a starting point, mixed Continue Reading

THE BARR BROTHERS’ SOPHOMORE EFFORT IS AN ALT-COUNTRY DELIGHT

There’s quite a fair bit of country music out there that’s popular but sadly, it’s mostly Top 40 mainstream pop fare that never challenges the mind and instead panders to the lowest common denominator. For something more cutting edge in the country music sphere, we need to continue to look Continue Reading

I REMEMBER SGINDIE: PATRICK CHNG ON WHEN THE INDIE MUSIC SCENE BEGAN

Yeah I borrowed the “I REMEMBER SG” motif – it’s valid and appropriate in the context. I have been thinking for quite a while that it is time to document the beginnings of the Singapore indie music scene (SGINDIE) and probably the easiest way to do so would be to Continue Reading