The Ricecooker Shop: The New Space Warming Party!
I know it’s crazy for us to NOT announce the new space opening party here, and we have lots of lame excuses to offer. Nothing would hold up to close scrutiny though, so we would like to offer our apologies to those who didn’t know about it. We’re sorry!
Anyway, we had a good party last Saturday night, with a lot of good people turning up and bands playing at the tiny backroom of the space. Excellent nasi minyak and lauk-pauk courtesy of Shammir & Atia, good live music from the recently revitalised KUCHALANA, the increasingly awesome punky reggae party of THE GARRISON, one of the best “indie-rock” bands around ORANGE FREE STATE, a new pop band we discovered PHLOX and of course, our eternal, much loved “crony” PUSHER!
Thanks to all who took time out and joined us, especially Rina & Fahd (who’s recovering nicely from his recent accident), Pijan (who again the drunken host of the live session!), Eugene (of Pertama Studio, who lent us the PA for FREE!!), the Arteri gang who was having another party at the Rogue Art Gallery a few doors away but came to ours anyway, friends we haven’t seen for a long time (Wolf Spunky, Azim – who’s now back from Perth, Farez, Vinh – who manned the PA, etc.), other beautiful people: the FNBKL gang, the Kritikal Mass kids and their bikes, Avrocore – who belted a few improv tunes, Paul Lau – the man, Rogue Art beauties – Bev, Ade & Rachel, Kean Wong – on transit from Berlin to Canberra, Lee Kwang, Dean & Yin – who came with the nice German trio), our neighbour Akhno (merci!), and many many more…
The shop will start operation tomorrow (Tuesday, 23rd). We have a lot of fresh books, brand new and second hand, and CDs of PHLOX & ORANGE FREE STATE. We also have a lot of DIY totebags from FLOWERDRUM – mostly made from vintage fabric! More coming in through out the week, expect a number of MAGNICIDE’s new CDs too! See you there!
Much love & respect!
Joe & Mat Norr
nice video joe with all the multiracial faces and multracial songs.
ouh, whats up with the skinhead that nite uh?
Seed balik awal boss!
As for the skinheads, it’s an interesting, eye-opening accidental meet. It could be one whole long article on that alone and I should write about it soon. At the moment, suffice to say we had a good, cordial conversation and a few laughs about the state of “racist” bands in the country. Yes, they are racist Malay skins and they make no excuses about it.
They accidentally passed by the shop and stopped over to check the party; with the hope that the shop would take their CDs to sell. I declined the offer of course and told them the shop would never ever stock racist propaganda. Surprisingly, they are fine with it and stayed on to see what’s going on. We had a few cigarettes and talked.
I even invited them to come and hang out sometimes soon. Should be good to hear what they have to say about their stance, their ideals and the state of racial prejudice in the country.
Sapa kau ni Morbid? Aku kenal ke? No Beat aku tau lah.
Nampak gaya banyak betul kau dapat cerita, “aku dengar..” “orang kata..” “mereka cakap..” Apa yg dpt aku observe drpd sourcing kau ni lebih banyak yang berbentuk spekulatif darpd genuine story..Kau sendiri tak boleh make sure ke cerita kau sendiri itu benar atau spekulatif dan ckp belakang?
aku tak sure sbb tu aku tanya.
jgn terus buat cite.
Sapa Morbid ni Joe? Fan Morbid Angel ke? Setahu aku Mino yang paling true fan Morbid Angel, main live kat belakang rumah dia je masa dia kat England dulu..hehe
Bukan apa, mamat nama Morbid ni dah bakar line drpd flyers merah tu lagi, ada kawan dr terenggganu kata itulah, inilah, ntah sapa kawan tu? mana dpt cite? ntah betul ke tidak, tok arie sama otai ngan mu lah kat dia, tapi semuanya dia pun sendiri cuma dengar khabar drpd orang lain..sebijik macam cite Hang Tuah dgn Puteri Gunong Ledang ni.. melayu melayu..
rugi tak join……
Looks nice Joe…lotta familiar faces from back in the day like Along from AGHAST (sorely missed godz) and a lot more…I would’ve felt right at home….:( Pijan…are you still coming over?
Mat..apa khabo mu?
Well, aku ada few things yang belum dapat settle lah Mat kat sini.
One friend, the one who comes from Ohio now just get off of hospital. He’s still in Seattle. And the other one (where I suppose to stay) is right now working on and off from Winnipeg, so it’s not a perfect timing to come over on this short while.
Right on–well…I start school August 22nd so I’ll be around if you ever do come over.