Category: leaving normal

Leaving Normal: Beijing’s D-22 Punk Club 0

Leaving Normal: Beijing’s D-22 Punk Club

Beijing’s punk club, a mecca for China’s alternative/underground music and more, had closed down after operating for more 5 years – the club had played a huge role in promoting unconventional rock music, introducing...

Leaving Normal – Martin Rushent (July 11th, 1948 – June 4th, 2011) 0

Leaving Normal – Martin Rushent (July 11th, 1948 – June 4th, 2011)

“In my experience, the longer you spend making a piece of music, the more likely it is to be a pile of shit!” – Martin Rushent This man (affectionately known as “the fifth Stranglers”),...

Leaving Normal: Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) 1

Leaving Normal: Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

“Heavy metal lost one of its icons Sunday when singer Ronnie James Dio died at 67. He was being treated in a Houston hospital for stomach cancer. ‚ÄúMy heart is broken, Ronnie passed away...

Leaving Normal: Bart – FTG 11

Leaving Normal: Bart – FTG

I cannot confirm this yet, too busy to call Jaei Silkhannaz but he wrote this on Facebook: “Berita terkini: Bro. Bard (vocalist asal FTG) telah meninggal dunia semalam akibat serangan jantung… Inalillah……….” Bard is...

Leaving Normal: David Carradine 1936 – 2009 5

Leaving Normal: David Carradine 1936 – 2009

they don’t make a man like him anymore, do they? News of Carradine’s Death | Wikipedia

Leaving Normal: Dull Entertainment Programme 8

Leaving Normal: Dull Entertainment Programme

We were alerted by Nizang today that DEP, one of the oldest stalwarts from the earliest 90s Kuantan’s “Under The Sea” bands is calling it quits. The picture above was taken after their sudden...

Leaving Normal: JG Ballard 1930-2009 0

Leaving Normal: JG Ballard 1930-2009

There was a time when a lot of the works (musical, lyrical and beyond) by “punks” were pretty much informed, influenced or even “rehashed” from literature or the ideas presented by books, poems, architecture,...

Leaving Normal: Lux Interior, The Cramps 1946-2009 0

Leaving Normal: Lux Interior, The Cramps 1946-2009

Consider this scenario… Dungun, 1982. Panggung Happy, a mid-sized run-down cinema. Almost empty. Around 10 punk rockers, barely out of their teens, dressed up and pumped up to see our heroes. Several bored veteran...

Leaving Normal: Abu Kelabu (2003-2009) 2

Leaving Normal: Abu Kelabu (2003-2009)

Our dear cat Abu, much loved in this household and adored by visiting friends and bands through out the years, died last night. The son of matriarch Beansy, Abu Kelabu was born in November...

Leaving Normal: Kugan A/L Ananthan 2

Leaving Normal: Kugan A/L Ananthan

He was reported as “being investigated for a series of robberies and theft of luxury cars”, aged 22; a criminal suspect under detention at the “Subang Jaya Police station”. Now he’s dead and the...

Leaving Normal: The Stooges’ Ron Asheton 1

Leaving Normal: The Stooges’ Ron Asheton

Today I wept for the one who created riffs so huge it tumbled down mountains, decimated millions of cemented minds and sprouted thorny beautiful flowers for more generations past and to come. We are...

Leaving Normal?: Muhamad Syukree Hussain 42

Leaving Normal?: Muhamad Syukree Hussain

With Syukree, things can go upside down, our reality fields temporarily skewed and awkwardly hang in the air until you got your bearings back, shake your head, smile and sigh the constant mantra, “Syukree,...