Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Random Thought of The Day: Male Vocal

2 post a day is definitely rare on my rarely updated blog, but as I come across Louis Armstrong songs in my long buried song list on this fine day I can't help myself, I need to share this to more people.

It got me thinking for quite sometime, what happen to male vocalist, most of them trying so hard to hit the high notes, taking over the females territory; sacrificing the masculinity and power of good o' deep voice. What happened to the voice quality like of Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, even Elvis just to name a few. Those deep soothing voice that would catch one attention even on A Cappella or Scat singing.

Louis Armstrong
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an innovative cornet and trumpet virtuoso, Armstrong was a foundational influence on jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performers. With his distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, or wordless vocalizing.

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence, Armstrong's influence extended well beyond jazz, and by the end of his career in the '60s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general: critic Steve Leggett describes Armstrong as "perhaps the most important American musician of the 20th century."

I think that his musical talent is superb, and I PERSONALLY think that it was his wordless vocalizing that spark the idea of beat box. Isn't it just funny to think that life is like a circle and a one's history may become another's invention. I'm really hoping that if any music maker happens to stumble upon this piece of article, make some music for real man! Enough of all those sissy songs, especially those pops with too much falsetto. Those songs won't last long, and 90% of the time others can only remember the chorus anyway. A great song is one that people wouldn't fast forward to chorus and play next track at the end of chorus.

So why don't I start writing some song and show to the world how songs ought to be? Who said I'm not, but it's yet time for me to share it now.

Woman Arrested After Killing Virtual Ex-Husband

Woman Arrested After Killing Virtual Ex-Husband
By David Kravets October 23, 2008 | 7:32:20 PM

A 43-year-old Japanese woman, angry over a sudden divorce in the virtual online game Maple Story, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the game where she killed her once-virtual husband, authorities said.

Authorities said the Miyazaki woman illegally accessed the game with a password she hijacked from a colleague. That made it appear as if her coworker committed the online murder.

According to The Associated Press, the woman told police: "I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry."

The hacking allegation carries a maximum five-year prison term.

WTF!? I'm glad that I'm not living in Japan then else my sentence would be more than 5 years! How could one takes online game so seriously? Sometimes I wonder, do we have nothing better to do in the 'real world' that's why some people tend to cling on to the virtual world hoping for a better 'life' there?

Account hacking is so usual in online game, I shamelessly admit that I used to do that. The 'Forgot password' function is like a friend of mine when it come to account hacking. Better yet, we can send email to the Game Master (GM) claiming that someone else hack my account, but of course you need to do some 'homework' on your part and collect some 'evidences' which you'll have to figure it out yourself.

Anyhow those were the days and I'm not doing it anymore because I don't even have time to play those time consuming games, beside Earth:2025! Which I'm really addicted to and have been playing it since year 2000! It's a great text based MMORPG game with a lot of number crunching (if you are serious about it), market trend analysis etc.

Check it out at Earth:2025 and don't tell you that Utopia is better because they are not! Hehe

Friday, October 24, 2008

Song of the year!

作词:五月天 作曲:五月天
人 群中 哭著 你只想变成透明的颜色
你再也不会梦 或痛 或心动了
你已经决定了 你已经决定了
你 静静 忍著 紧紧把昨天在拳心握著
而回忆越是甜 就是 越伤人了
越是在 手心留下 密密麻麻 深深浅浅 的刀割
你不是真正的快乐 你的笑只是你穿的保护色
你决定不恨了 也决定不爱了
这 世界 笑了 於是你合群的一起笑了
当生存是规则 不是 你的选择
於是你 含著眼泪 飘飘荡荡 跌跌撞撞 的走著
你不是真正的快乐 你的笑只是你穿的保护色
你决定不恨了 也决定不爱了
你不是真正的快乐 你的伤从不肯完全的愈合
我站在你左侧 却像隔著银河
难道就真的抱著遗憾一直到老了 然后才后悔著
你值得真正的快乐 你应该脱下你穿的保护色
为什麼失去了 还要被惩罚呢
能不能就让 悲伤全部 结束在此刻 重新开始活著

Hate to sound like a chick but dammn this song is freaking touching! Just love how the song progress, and the meaning in the lyrics of course not forgetting the cute chick in the MV.

Well one could never move on if one always look back. Of course you had great time with those people be if friends, family or even lovers but they left or you move on for a reason. Sometimes a reason that no one can understand but I believe that there's a cause for every effect. You could act as if everything is alright in front of all other people but a true friend, a person who is really close to you who matter the most to you will look through that veil call smile. The pain pierce their heart knowing that you rather torture yourself by locking yourself up and kept on reminiscing about the good old day. So why let past suffering torture your present and keep on losing friends/family/lover who are dearest to you now? Forgive and forget is easier said than done unless you have amnesia. At least try not to trigger the thing that brings back those memories. Let bygone be bygone and live on because everyone deserve a happy life.

Strongly recommended!
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What is lauyeelosophy?

It was a little unexpected that this blog is still up at running after so many years, and definitely a huge chunk of inactivity. Started off with nothing but some personal nags, sharing some of the songs that I genuinely like and their lyrics, and some thoughts that I have no one around me to discuss with, bullshits that I've structured.

Soon I'll put everything into a mixing bowl, sharing lyrics with a structured bullshit story. I wouldn't update it as often as I'd like to but for people who like reading, I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed.

Yes a picture is worth a thousand words, but it wouldn't be as entertaining as a thousand words for sure.

Sincerely yours,