what should i write tonight?
im having imsomnia back! fuck this.
btw, thanks birthday girl for the pizzas and cokes last night.
i hope the lame paper wont be thrown away.
do take care of yourself okay?
thanks fiza for your GREAT suggestion. eheh. i dont know what to do without u.
i dont have anything to write tonight.
oh ya, just wanna tell u guys something.
MAINSTREAM MUSIC, ARTISTS, AND INDUSTRIES IN MALAYSIA IS SO FUC%$D UP!
WHO ARE THE FUCKED UP PEOPLE?
THE SAT TV PROVIDER,
THEIR FUCKUP SHOW, THEIR FUCKING AKADEMI,
THEIR FUCKED UP ARTIST.
THEY ARE SO FUCKED UP, TIL THEY HAVE TO ASK US TO SEND SMS TO MAKE THEM RICH.
AND TO MAINSTREAM ARTIST,
SITI HANURZALI? ZAHOD AF? UMAWEEMAWEE?
damn, did you guys ever read in newspapers, or mags, or anywhere,
how many did these artist sold of any of their albums?
why did their album sales are not good?
1. the album itself.
as yourself. of any mainstream artist that you like, pick one,
do you remember the album's title?
do you remember how many tracks are on them?
how many songs on the album that are really good?
you probably listen their song(s) aired on radio, or broadcast on tele. how many song of their album get to be hits? one? two? do you think that song on radio because its good? nop, their PR asked those station to spin the cd.
lets take a good example, dont take Madonna, or Kylie, let say, we take an artist that was underrated and being criticized, Paris Hilton.
she came out with the single, Stars Are Blind. it became hits!
then Nothing in this world (its a great song to me, nice video clip). both became hits.
even though, she is a well known famous person, the simple life, the chain hotel, but still her songs get hits. its not about the singer, its about their songs (not to mention here, MOST mainstream artists dont write their song, composer did)
And what happen to our famous amous artists ?i heard they get like 15k-30k for a dinner show. thats all they can eat from.
Not album sales. not royalty. they get money from POLITICIANS' dinner, or any RICH PEOPLE's dinner. yeah, its true. and for our artist, gossips talks more than their songs. bullshit isnt?
and one more thing, THE COMPOSER.
do you know the composers of malaysia? i dont want to mention their name here, (because i dont wanna get sued(government is reading this),and i dont know).
MALAYSIAN MAINSTREAM MUSIC IS SUCKS. YOU GUYS PRODUCED CRAP MUSIC. I THINK ITS THE TIME WE FIND NEW COMPOSERS WHO HAVE NEW IDEAS,CREATIVITY, RATHER THAN LISTEN TO THESE SO-YESTERDAY COMPOSERS.
2. price of the album
not to many words here, THE RECORD STORES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THE TOWERECORDS, THE SPEEDY, THOSE STORES. THEY ARE THE ONE THAT RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR LOCAL ARTIST CDS SOLD AT RM42.
MALAYSIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT REACH, THEY CANT BUY CD AT THIS PRICE.THEY'D PREFER BUY PIRATED CD AT RM10.
Lower the CD price at RM20 and you'll see the result.
we'll get more sales, artists will get more royalty, record label can afford to produce more great albums.
FUCK RECORD STORE!
3. the artist
stop being idiots and start being an artist. NO MORE AKADEMI, NO MORE OBSESSIVE GOSSIPS, NO MORE RELYING ON POLITICIAN'S DINNER FOR MONEY (DONT YOU WANT TO SING IN YOUR SOLO CONCERT WHERE PEOPLE WOULD BY THE TICKETS AT RM50 AND 10 THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COME TO SEE YOUR SHOW?)
NO NO, thats is not what happening in malaysia. here, the tv channel, and the Satellite tv are organizing the concert. too bad, the artist cant stand on their own!wait a minute, these are free concert, we dont have to buy tickets, yeay! and wait a minute, they sing other artists' songs! and indonesian artist song. yeah.people dont want to listen to their own song. whats the song name by acha and that sissy?
i talked to a dancer last year, he was a dancer for artists for concert for a sat tv,
he did asked me something like this,
"knapa artis malaysia tak boleh pergi jauh" (why malaysian artists (mainstream) cant go further),
i said i dont know.
then he told me, "because they are too busy reading about their gossips and other artist gossips, they dont even want to learn dancing and singing"
he got a point!
you know the international artist?
fergie, rihanna, madonna, these artist are very good in singing, and they're good in dancing too. people would go to their concert, to see they sing and dance. a hell of a show!.
and what happened to our artist? THEY ONLY CAN SING (IF THEY'RE REALLY GOOD AT)
4. the buyer.
FUCK BUYER. im a malaysian people and i do meant it. MALAYSIAN PEOPLE DONT KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE ART, THEY LIKE MUSIC, THEY LIKE ART, THEY JUST DONT KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE IT.
you know why?
they listen to radio everyday, watch fucking tv shows about music, vote SMS for the person. but when it come to buying their loving artist's CD,most of them, they never buy it, they buy the pirated cd (sometimes have bonus track, the pirated song from other artist, yeay!) , or download it.
thats not a problem, maybe they dont have money to buy the cd as we discussed earlier.
THEY DONT EVEN WANT TO PAY TO SEE THESE ARTIST'S SHOW.MALAYSIAN PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT FREEEEEEEEEE FOR EVERYTHING.
I wrote all these things, based on my experienced and what i know. im not just saying these things.
And the fact that im into both mainstream and underground music really make me feel good.
I love underground music, i play in a band. we write our own song, we produce our own album, we write our own lyrics, we do everything!
we never rely on POLITICIAN DINNER to get money, we play at local gig where sometimes only 20 people showed up. sometimes they pay us RM10 sometimes they dont. still im happy with it.
I buy cd of bands that i really like, or download their album, and go their shows. i dont mind spending my money on that.
DO YOU MIND SPENDING YOUR MONEY FOR THE MUSIC? ASK YOURSELF.
YOU LIKE BLACK EYE PEAS SO MUCH, YOU LIKE AKON, YOU LIKE LIMP BIZKIT, but have you ever buy their any CD?