THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: KAYMAC

Ye faithful editor is back to regale you, dear PoPster, with his latest shenanigans in the world of popular (sic) music. KayMac. Something new, something old. This is the moniker I will be using for the electronic art-pop instrumental music I will be making for the rest of my life. Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! SPEECH BUBBLE – OPENING NIGHT

Organised jointly by cartoonist Sonny Liew and writer-historian CT Lim in conjunction with the National Library, Speech Bubble is a exhibition showcase of the marginalised art form popularly known as comic books. The opening night event was held last night at the National Library, Basement 1 Central Public Library and Continue Reading

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL: BE HAPPY – THE BIGO YEARS

BigO (Before I Get Old) was a self-styled indie magazine that existed in print form from about 1985 to 2003 (give or take). Founded by Michael and Philip Cheah (with Stephen Tan) from the ashes of the Singapore Monitor, the magazine would be a major pop culture force in Singapore Continue Reading

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: KEVIN MATHEWS – PRESENT SENSE

It has been a long & winding road to reach this point in my life. 22 years since I released my first album with Watchmen back in August 1993 and numerous albums later, I believe that Present Sense is probably my best ever. Why do I make that assessment? Mainly Continue Reading

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD – WHERE DO YOU PLAY?*

My continuing misadventures as a failed musician in art-adverse Singapore where cover bands rule the music landscape. Against all common sense, I am recording a new album to be released in September. Look, I will be a senior citizen very soon and my name isn’t Dick Lee or Jeremy Monteiro, Continue Reading