Monday, April 26, 2010

周杰倫首波新歌主打《超人不會飛》電台版

从 Collin 的 Facebook 听到的!觉得蛮屌的!注意词的部分!!!



周杰倫首波新歌主打《超人不會飛》電台版
词曲:周杰伦

(以下歌词非正式歌词)

妈妈说很多事别太计较 只是使命感找到了我 我睡不着
如果说骂人要有点技巧 我会加点旋律你会觉得 超屌
我的枪不会装弹药(弹药)所以放心不会有人倒(人倒)
我拍青蜂侠不需要替身 因为自信是我绘画的颜料

我做很多事背后的意义远比你们想象
拍个电视剧为了友情与十年前的梦想
收视率再高也难抗衡我的伟大理想
因为我的人生无需再多一笔那奖项
我不知道何时变成了社会的那榜样
被狗仔拍不能比中指要大器的模样(怎样)

我唱的歌词要有点文化
因为随时会被当教材
CNN能不能等英文好一点再访
时代杂志封面能不能重拍
随时随地注意形象
要控制饮食不然就跟杜莎夫人蜡像的我不像(本来就不像)
好莱坞的中国戏院地上有很多手印脚印 何时才能看见我的掌

如果超人会飞 那就让我在空中停一停歇
再次俯瞰这个世界 会让我觉得好一些
拯救地球好累 虽然有些疲惫但我还是会
不要问我哭过了没
因为超人不能流眼泪

唱歌要拿最佳男歌手 拍电影也不能只拿个最佳新人
你不参加颁奖典礼就是没礼貌 你去参加就是代表你很在乎
得奖时你感动落泪(落泪)人家就会觉得你夸张做作(做作)
你没表情别人就会说太嚣张
如果你天生这个表情 那些人甚至会怪你妈妈(妈妈)
结果最后是别人在得奖 你也要给予充分的掌声与微笑
开的车不能太好 住的楼不能太高
我到底是一个创作歌手 还是好人好事代表
专辑一出就必须是冠军 拍了电影就必须要大卖
只能说当超人真的好难

如果超人会飞(超人会飞)那就让我在空中停一停歇(停一停歇)
再次俯瞰这个世界 会让我觉得好一些
拯救地球好累(地球好累)虽然有些疲惫但我还是会(我还是会)
不要问我哭过了没
因为超人不能流眼泪


Enjoy!

还没睡...

在这个时间,还没睡着... 最 mood 的就是听这首歌...



突然很多想法... 偶然点击到的,竟感触良多!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

How I started my music path... (Part 2)

For quite some time, I really hated doing all the "arrowed" performances and events in Airforce as I always had the thinking that the people inside will not appreciate my singing talent. Most of them are more keen in the drinking activities and mocking at me whenever they have the opportunities... Nevertheless, I think I'm the most "obedient" regular that really stick to the regimental system, not as in no one else does, but to think back I really do not need to cut down the activities. For at least 5 years, I am fully committed to the job.

Luckily, I picked up electric guitar during my regular days and started to explore band stuff, this part of my music journey has cultivated my rocker spirit... I'm so addicted to watching video clips of Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash and many many... Gradually, I'm involved in band activities where I'm either the guitarist or vocalist. I feel that its really important to know how to play instrument as a vocalist, it'll enhance the musicianship within. From a 4 piece band (drum, bass, guitar, vocal), I started to learn about the roles of each instrument. It made me fully understand what is it meant by making the music "full" and being "tight" in our rhythm during a live jamming. The best part is the exposure of playing around with different instruments... it eventually helped me self-taught midi arrangement when I do my own demo.

In 2007, I joined Very Singer (4th Batch). I told myself that I gotta give myself a last chance to be in a pop music school. Actually, I'm not fated to be in LWS when I had the chance in secondary school... its a long story!! But thankfully all is not too late even when I'm 28 that time! I remember singing 冲动 by 动力火车 for audition haha! My journey in OB has made me realised the importance of being an all rounder performer. Just like in a old school movie, you need to be well versed in 琴棋书画, OB actually has a pull of talent well versed in almost everything... composing, beatbox, vocal, instrument, dance, 口才 etc. I felt that being someone with flair in singing and has performing experience is not enough, there's so much more to learn and improved on! Therefore since "粉墨登场", I started 自弹自唱 with my guitar. Since then I rarely sing with MMO... even for the events that I did for OB. Throughout the VS course, I remained positive and hopeful... and yah... just like many, I indeed hoped to have a last chance to fulfill my dream as a singer. I did my best and put in effort to prepare every homework with the mentality that there is nothing to lost! Not only I am the class monitor, even for "我爱 Microphone"... I took the initiative to lead the group to prepare for the presentation. This enthusiasm continued until the graduation concert... and one fine day I was informed to see the boss!

Wah.... this is getting longer and longer. Since I have started, there's no turning back! Thank you for following, I appreciate your visits here and I'm sure it's going to be memorable for me if I start reading back my own post after a few years and by the time my blog post catch up with the things that happen to me currently, I shall end the thread. 哈哈! 有没有电影《不能说的秘密》的感觉?这个梗是偶然想到才用的,并没有抄袭的嫌疑喔!

Please stay tuned to Part 3 of "How I started my music path..."

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New songs

I'm still typing my "Part 2" post...

Meanwhile, I've uploaded 2 songs completed recently. They are composed by me and I have 2 friends who helped me with the lyrics; 心, 理解 (Ferlyn) & 自由飞行 (Kale)!

You will need to search under the player on my right panel and click the back button (located on top left corner of the player) to see the file names!

Comments are welcome! Thank you :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How I started my music path... (Part 1)

Days ago I was talking to my student regarding getting into the industry... and I really want to share it here but then blogging about it and chatting away is so much different!! Haha!

Basically, it will have to start way back from year 2000 when I was someone not only who loves singing but also a frequent singing competition contestant!

(For my profile please check out the top right panel on my blog under Portfolio and click * View my complete portfolio *)

I have gained a lot of exposure and made many friends with the same interest during that period. And in 2002 just like all other young men in Singapore, I was enlisted to Tekong for BMT. At that time, I really do not know what I can do after graduation and I was attracted to attend career talks conducted by the civil servants, that resulted to 7 years of myself being a regular national serviceman as a Air Force Senior Technician. The pay is good and the bonus is good, I would say, in fact, the career gave me a stable income. I met many different kind of people, good and bad, my encounter with them working in that environment really shaped my character...

During my training in Air Force school, I was still involved in competitions. There was one competition by Mediacorp that I took part exposed my singing talent to my superiors as the contestants' ads (voting system) were frequently aired on TV... I really had a hard time explaining and seeking approval to continue the competition as it was not allowed for a regular due to image. But somehow, with the help of my mentor, I managed to continue all the way to the finals.

After that incident, I had to cease most of my singing activities outside and whenever there is a performance in the camp, I will be "arrowed" to perform. Subsequently, I even had to be emcee for all sorts of event; parade, DnD, roadshow etc. There was once I was assigned to be a major event's assistant cue master which made me develop interest in events management. Of course, that role to be done by someone who has performing experience will be even better because he will take note of all the details to make sure the show will run smoothly.

There are many thoughts and encounters that happened along the years; I eventually resigned from the regular job. When I became a civilian, I had to cope with taking up 2 jobs. My effort put in to become a vocal instructor... etc.

Please stay tuned to Part 2 of "How I started my music path..."

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Feeling it...

This song I like... and I'm feeling it... more...



Enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A relaxing and lazy Sunday post!

After 2 nights of working plus havoc; playing 杀手 with the students, I've lost much brain cells and voice. Its finally Sunday, my teach break of the week! I just wanna relax and hang out with my gf today!

Haven't got much time to surf net for the past few days. Therefore, I shall blog more as soon as I have the chance! Haha.. no lar, just wanna introduce nice songs here since they are written by my friends :))

Check out 王铮亮 梁文音-满满 composed by Chen Huan.



Enjoy!

彭于晏 - 非愛不可 (MV完整版)

Support Yarden and check out his song for 彭于晏, it's called 非愛不可 with the MV featuring 舒淇!



Enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Creating Demos

There's so many steps to completing a demo... I'm in the midst of it now (in fact on most of the nights) and somehow got distracted! So I went to blog at a old blog and now here... Hopefully after blogging, I can concentrate and finish the demo!

There are many steps in doing a demo... from creating, editing to completing! Normally for me, it kicks off with having a melody, which most of the time I'll record my humming in my phone. And when I'm back home, I'll find out the chords and make the midi with a piano sound. At this stage, I'll try to fix it to the correct key so that when I need to record vocal the song is already in the right key! If not I'll just do up the arrangement, then transpose, then record the vocal.

The right way to do the arrangement is to start with drums then bass. But sometimes I'll do it differently due to different reasons... There's no fix method, but if you are new to this... do it correctly for the first time and you will cultivate a good habit! Someone ever told me to set the "blocks" at every tracks to green because its good for eyes... I said "是meh?!?" but then I'm sticking to this since then! Haa! After recording vocal, you may need to record harmony for backing vocal. Then edit the tracks to make it neater... trimming, adjusting the position left, right, up, down etc.

Pitch correction is optional, good vocalist sings accurately! But lots of practice is definitely needed! For me I'm a one man show, DIY home recording... When I need to rush demo... I'll record first then if really need to edit the pitch then I'll add the addition step to the process. Just remember, pitch can be edited... emotions cannot!!!

Last but not least, is mixing of the tracks to make the demo "broadcast ready". This really requires experience, good ears and perhaps, a pair good speaker. I'm quite bad at it... still trying to learn. But well, I'm quite contented that I got this far. A few years back I only had "Fruity Loop" and "Cool Edit", I don't even have a midi controller and thus, my piano is created by clicking note by note with a mouse. At that time, I don't even know what is quantize!!! Thankfully, I've met people in OB that really helped me a lot in this area. Friends like Acid, Wenhan, Yarden etc. I enjoyed the learning and sharing experience. Hope we can all excel together and get better and better :))

Ok, very motivating!! I shall get back to work... :P

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fatigue!

I am expecting this 2 weeks to be super busy...

First of all there is video taking session and the due date is 10 April. Followed by the "Guan Mo Hui" for my advance students on Saturday. LCM exam next week, so and so forth... Not to mention my Q1 report, next quarter's planning, website updating, shifting etc. Well, there are tons of work to do and I have only a pair of hands and 24hrs a day! Help!!

Song writing become more and more taxing when I have a heavy workload in the day time... perhaps I should slow down a bit! But I don't want to lose the momentum... that could means I need to spend more late nights... Haha!!

Anyway, I will try to prioritize my work and rest whenever I need to. Oh ya I need to eat more also... Almost every few day people will come telling me that I've lose weight... despite the fact that I am eating a lot! Must be my short hair lar... I will try to keep my hair long after my ICT... short hair sucks!

Lots of people's birthday falls on April... will be updating with some picture of Baby's bday... and the next one should be my mum's birthday. It should be within this 2 weeks, but I really forgot which day exactly. How ah?? Should I go steal her IC to check!! Omg!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Good Friday!

I had a good day at home doing my own stuff and accompanying my girl. The day is intended to be kept to myself as I haven't had the feeling of staying at home for the whole day since quite some time ago.

I consider today good and productive because I had completed the melody for the first song of the month and I just had the inspiration for the second song!!! It must be the recharged effect of my 2 months composing break, which I decided to take during that time while I'm having "blockage". I will try writing some of my songs as it is really difficult to get efficient lyricist who run the same speed as I am.

Nevertheless, I really appreciate Kale, Ges & Ferlyn who are working with me in song writing. Let's keep up the good work and communication so that we can get better and better.

I will continue to produce my inspiration until it runs dry before I can go for another break, thereafter the cycle repeats itself. JIAYOU to the rest of the writers, write like you never write before. Songs are like an art, idea, story, inspiration... there's no right or wrong, therefore whatever comments received are out of each individuals' preferences or expectation. At the end of the day, the creator must know what he wants!!!

Enjoy the weekend!