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Posted on 3 April 2011 @ 10:00 am GMT+8

Alright.. I know, it’s been a while since I last posted! Anyways, let me cut the crap and get down to business :)

2 years ago, Armin celebrated his 400th episode, and I thought that was crazy massive with it’s 72hr long set. It has been another 100 episodes since, and he’s celebrating 500 episodes and 10 years of trance over 5 countries, continents, weeks and nights. Today is day 3 (yea, I know I’m kinda late) and I’ve torrented and listened to 2 days worth of Trance.

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I’m listening to a live set now as I type and I tell ya, it’s a pretty interactive event with pics, track listings and dedications pouring in in real time through social media. Visit the official site here. Also, to tune in live, check out Digitally Imported or the official stream. Peace out!



Posted on 19 December 2010 @ 7:02 pm GMT+8

The yearly ritual of Armin Van Buuren is here as the year ends. The year mix 2010!

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88 tracks, 3081 edits, 246 channels, 108 hours of studio and 120 minutes of 2010 essentials. The very best, mixed and selected by Armin. I’ve always enjoyed these massive yearly mixes as they guarantee you only the best which will appeal to the masses. I’ve played a little from this set. It’s simply awesome and I’m excited to complete this 2hr mix. I shall find some time in the next few days to trance into the new year. Official site here.



Posted on 21 November 2010 @ 9:54 pm GMT+8

Ya know what kills blogging in me? It’s social networking, especially Facebook. It makes you post about stuffs in such a convenient manner than I’ve been pretty lazy to blog, thus making my domain pretty useless. Anyways, enough of the sob story.

Last night, I attended Sunidhi Chauhan in concert, part of the Kalaa Utsavam - Indian festival of arts at Esplanade. I went with a friend and it was my first event in the Esplanade, given that I’m not a big fan of the arts. I was pleasantly surprised that the cheapest tickets got me pretty good seats. It was close to the stage and perfectly slightly elevated with no blockage. The only downside was that I had to turn my head about 20 degrees to face the stage. Not a biggie here.

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Sunidhi is known to sing high-voltage popular item numbers and this show was no different. With the exception of a few slow beautiful songs like Mere Haath Main from the movie Fanaa, all other songs were fast paced, and that leads me thinking that the venue could have been an open space where people can dance along. She sang a few of my favorites like Dance Pe Chance from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Crazy Kiya Re from Dhoom2 and the ever popular Beedi from Omkara. Below is a snapshot of the finale when she sang Beedi:

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As you can see, everyone enjoyed the night (probably with the exception of those who paid lots for the tickets to see people dancing in front of them.. LOL). The finale was an unforgettable experience as Sunidhi sang the song in her own style with a little pinch of interactivity.

The Festival of Indian Arts happens every year after Deepavali and I will definitely keep a lookout for such events that might appeal to me. Below is a video of the Beedi finale. Pardon the audio as it was taken covertly with my humble mobile phone:

Another short clip (part1) available here. For more pictures, click here.



Posted on 6 January 2010 @ 5:16 pm GMT+8

If you’re so passionate about movies, why not decorate your room with movie posters? Well, I for one is getting my new entertainment room ready and I thought having movie posters on my wall will give my room a more cinema-like feel.

One problem I had was that it’s pretty difficult to get posters here in Singapore. I wanted to order them online but posters are something you need to see and feel before purchase. Besides, I can’t wait for shipping time!

Then I realised a few years back, there was a shop in Suntec City selling posters and movie stuffs. A quick search in Google revealed that the shop has shifted to the Esplanade in recent times. Behold, PopcornPop!

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Despite the higher price of posters on it’s website, I decided to hop on to their shop. It’s a relative small shop but full on variety for movie fans. Their in-store catalog seemed to have more posters than their online catalog (for the case of “The day after tomorrow” poster, which I couldn’t find online).

The service is excellent, and their staff are young and friendly. They’re not “over-friendly”, so you get really comfortable taking time to browse their stuffs. Looking at the size of the posters, I got myself 3 original posters (see below). They’re all directed by Roland Emmerich and I’m a disaster movie fan.

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They sell 3 types of posters. Original prints (mostly double sided for light boxes - for cinemas), Commercial posters (for retail, lower quality and slightly smaller) and Value prints (similar to commercial, but in high volume for mass market).

Prices vary a lot due to the demand of the movie itself. They also sell other movie memorabilias like key chains, magnets, etc. Look through their webby to know more. Frames for the posters turned out to be more expensive than the posters themselves, so I decided to get them from IKEA for much cheaper price.

Stay tuned for a segment on my new entertainment room, that’s when I’m done with it! Lastly, wishing all my readers a Happy 2010!



Posted on 26 June 2009 @ 10:01 am GMT+8

Despite this news flooding the “blog-lines” this morning, I had to post this to show my grief for the king whom I started listening from much younger days. His tunes were simply awesome, and I got hooked to all his albums in no time. I started with his Dangerous album, and backtracked to Bad album and also the Thriller album. I moved forward to Blood on the Dance Floor, HIStory and so on.

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Paramedics were called to the singer’s home around midday local time on Thursday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later after arriving at hospital in full cardiac arrest.

Speaking on behalf of Jackson’s family, his brother, Jermaine, said doctors had tried to resuscitate the star for more than an hour without success.

He added: “The family request that the media please respect our privacy during this tough time.”

“And Allah be with you Michael always. I love you.”

Jackson, who had a history of health problems, had been due to begin a series of comeback concerts in the UK on 13 July.

For detail reports and videos, check out BBC.





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