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

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

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

DON’T SPOOK THE ALPACA! Six months after launching Emo FASCISM at Artistry, I was back to promote the release of #alpacablues EP with The Groovy People in tow. There wasn’t much of a crowd there but I do appreciate the kind friends who took the trouble and effort to demonstrate Continue Reading