Archive for August, 2007

The Forgotten

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30, 2007 by Otak Biru

Tomorrow is Merdeka and like always,like any other years, UMNO will keep boasting and force ‘the young ones’ to believe  how UMNO freed this country,and how the young generation,especially the young malays should be thankful to UMNO for what they have done.

It just another cliché.Another propaganda in their ‘machines’

Im revisiting history and as i never believe those Brit’s Proxy and Juggernauts.I never  believe what our history text book said and i will not let my children read the same text book again.

I wonder why the TVs and the media never  put these movement and people as Independence Heroes.The Brits labeled them as Terrorist and traitors in the 40’s just because they’re the radical left-wingers and want a real Malayan ‘s Freedom.

1) Partai Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM)
2) Angkatan Pemuda Insaf (API)
3) Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS)
4)Kesatuan Melayu MUda (KMM)

Ahmad Boestaman,
Ishak Mohammad
Dr. Burhanuddin al-Helmy
Shamsiah Fakeh

Just named the few..

I will be labeled as a traitor if i put MPAJA,MCP or even Chin Peng as one the freedom fighters but they really  kicked the Brit’s butt.Im not denying the fact that our army and police have shown their valors and they sacrifices their lives during the ‘Emergency’.They did their job well,with pride and dignity as soldiers and policemen. It was during ‘Cold War’ , and back then, the Western block perceived Socialist or Communist as ‘The Bad Guys’ ,bandits or terrorist..just like what they call the Moslem today in their ‘war against terrorism’.It just same old shit with a new skin.

im stressing out that Im not a  ‘commy’ nor a communist’s sympathizer.
(Mind you,my grandpa is one the machine-gunners for the Police’s ‘Jungle Squad’ in the 50’s and my dad was in the Malay Regiment for the RASCOM tour against PARAKU (Partai Komunis Kalimantan Utara) in the 70’s).

I just need some answer on why The Brits  locked API,KMM or PKMM members in the cell and tortured them by the name of ISA and chased MCP out to the jungle ,and then left the conservative UMNO as the ‘obedient son’ to be the solely freedom fighter of our  so called ‘independence’.

I just curios and i just want some answer..is that a sin? is that a treason to my country?

Anyway,im still searching the lyrics for this 3 classic Merdeka’s Songs;

1)Malaya Merdeheka (Ahmad CB)

2) Merdekalah Malaya (Zaharah Agus)

3)Bangsa Merdeka (R.Azmi)

Totally awesome songs.I never heard these songs before until i tuned to Klasik Nasional.FM (in their ‘Nostalgia’ segment).

‘Time After Time’ :Now For The Guys

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2007 by Otak Biru

It was after-hours and I was
driving back  from KL to Shah Alam. In
this time of hour, it’s like hell break loose in Federal Highway .Without no
specific reasons, people are rushing back home and created a massive parade of cars in an endless queue. I
am stuck behind the steering wheel and the worst part is, I run out of Marlboro.
It’s a fucking nightmare when we can’t smoke in a jam.  My finger can’t stop pushing buttons
,searching for a radio station that play something ‘nice’ and ‘pleasant’ to my
ears during this fucking jam. From one station to another station. Until i stop
at Hitz.fm .The station spinned a
pop-punk-rock song but its kinda familiar tune and i keep guessing,.. is it
from Good Charlotte ,Blink 182 or Sum41?

 I think I knew that song
before. It was Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time after Time’. It was a hit back in 80’s. If
you came from the Strawberry Generation ( Kids that born in 70’s and early
80’s) or perhaps , you are a X’ers , you might still remember Cyndi Laupers
other hit songs like ‘True Colours’ and ‘Girl Just Wanna Have Fun’. If u came
from Zippy Generation (Born in 90’s), forget bout it.

So, If you are old enough to
remember this song, you probably can remember it was used as background
song for Hazeline Snow’s TV commercial. I
can hardly recall that TVC , but i still can remember a girl running with a scarf
in her hands, waving at the beach, spinning and dancing alone.

It was a ‘soo girly’ song
that  no guys ever dare to sing it out
loud that time. Actually i like that song when i was small. I still like it when I was in my teen
years but I was so afraid to admit it. I remember that I always want to play and
sing that song everytime we had a jamming session but because most of the ‘band
members’ were so keen to play covers from Green Days , The Ramones, Nirvana or
Pearl Jam, they leaves me to follow the majority. (it was in mid-90’s.What do u
expected?).We also totally forgot about the tune and lyric for that song ,so it
doesn’t bother me much if we can’t make the punk rock version of ‘Time After
Time’. (Anyway, we did a good job
ruining and tainting one of Annuar&Ellina’s hit song , ‘Kain Pelikat’. With
the new Skate-punk-rock version from us, it really sounds so cool and fun)

From Youtube.com , I think ‘Time After Time’ have been recorded
in 27 different version and from  different artistes. From Matchbox 20 , Eva
Cassidy to Sausion and many more.

It is just that, with a new .pop-punk-rock
version from Quietdrive, it does sounds catchy and fun. It’s a version for guys
to sing and I don’t have to be ashamed to sing that song again. I don’t know
much about the band but I know that Im starting to love this version.
(The band  didnt make  any music
video for this cover but  a guy came out with a  cool  homemade video
in youtube.com,resembling  Cyndy’s original video  in 80’s  and mix it with  new
version  from Quietdrive.I  can’t help it and  embedded that  video in
profile)

So, at last ,i can sing ‘Time After Time’ with proud and joy without worrying bout my masculinity.All the sudden, I was doing
sing-a-long with the band, singing ‘Time After Time’ in the guys’ way… singing
out loud in my car ..in that traffic jam.


TIME AFTER TIME

(Quietdrive)

 

Lying in my bed I hear the
clock tick and think of you

Caught up in circles
confusion is nothing new

You say go slow; I fall
behind

The second hand unwinds

 

Chorus:

If you’re lost you can look
and you will find me

Time after time

If you fall I will catch
you; I’ll be waiting

Time after time

 

Time after time

Time after time

 

Sometimes you picture me I’m
walking too far ahead

You’re calling to me I can’t
hear just what you’ve said

You say go slow; I fall
behind

The second hand unwinds

 

Chorus

 

After my picture fades and
darkness has turned to gray

Watching through windows,
you’re wondering if I’m ok

But you say go slow; I fall
behind

The drum beats out of time


Chorus

If you’re lost you can look
and you will find me

Time after time

If you fall I will catch you
I’ll be waiting

(I’ll always be waiting)

Time after time

Time after time

Time after time