Note: The opinions expressed in these Frequently Asked Questions are purely mine, not necessarily represent the band’s point of view. A thank you to my friends who have helped me in forming this entry. And to Darkspore, only you can think of some of the questions like these …
Can I come?
Sure you can! This is a public charity event and everyone is free to drop by and have a good time. You are all invited to watch our band to perform on the time slot of 7pm at The Hereen this Saturday (Nov 29). Bring your kids, your in-laws and out-laws, and grandparents too. Our music is very PG. It will be inside the mall right in front of HMV. Sunny or rain, the show will go on.
Yes, we’ll be honored to have your presence. It is OK to throw lingerie to the stage (aim at Jason please). But please spare us with the rotten tomatoes.
Are you excited?
Are you kidding me? Of course I am thrilled. Though I can’t promise if our slot will start on time (the program is very tight), or if the sound quality will be stellar (we are still working out the details with the Sound Man), but we will give it our best slot when we are up there at the circular stage.
Our band has practiced really hard for this event. We even drove up to Malaysia just for one practice session. I am very excited. I am also very excited by the excitement of some of you have because of this upcoming gig.
Why the band is named “No Eye Candy”?
To cut a long story short, the music you hear represents what we are, with no sugar coating. And yes, the name was picked before Cynthia and Wieke joined the band. If you don’t believe me, check out their lovely photos.
Click here to read more about the band.
What songs will your band play?
Original songs written by me over the years, these songs have been much evolved by my band members turned into something really cool. We will play 5 songs in total. The first song of the set “Something In Your Eyes” is a groovy love song, easy on the ears and a good warm up for the audience. “My Little Swallow” (note: the bird) picks up the pace and is inspired by long distance love relationships. Then comes the meaningful slow song “Some People Say” dedicated to those who have had to grow up without a loved one, and to those who still have the opportunity to make things right.
“Feather” is an ethereal slow song on detaching ourselves from the noise of what is surrounding us everyday. And the last song “I Erase Your Face” is an electrifying fast song on blocking off the negativity in life, feel the breeze and feel released. I hope they won’t cut us out because the total running time is 26 minutes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Click here for the lyrics of selected songs of ours.
Does your band do drugs?
I don’t know about the rest but I don’t have a need to yet. Still young. Besides, I heard that the illegal ones sold at the back alleys are pretty dangerous. And they don’t boost your performance as promised.
Wait, what sort of drugs are you talking about?
Have your neighbors ever complained or tried to sue you? Do you have to go for regular checkups for your hearing?
Good question. One neighbor of ours did move out for some unknown reasons. And no, my ears are still good. Still young.
That’s why I always insist not to use in-ear monitoring device and rather go off key instead.
Have you ever smashed your guitar into pieces?
I think if our band manager Selrol manages to get us more gigs next year, we may have a budget for that. Meanwhile, I don’t have that many guitars to smash. But I can ask Jason. He has like 6 or 7 high end guitars.
I may try to throw myself off the stage and into the crowd though. Make sure you guys catch me, can?
Are you going to bare your chest on stage?
Going for waxing. Be right back. Ha ha ha.
Oh well, just be there, OK? 7pm The Hereen, this Saturday. See ya! This is going to be fun. I can so feel it.