New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

this is perfect.

Common / People – a William Shatner, Kirk & Spock slashup

Just to let you guys know I’m not dead (yet). Also, remixing is fun!

Golden Skans – Klaxons

My newest obsession. I can’t believe it took me this long to get into the Klaxons after Amin’s been raving to me about them for over a year. But I’m totally making up for lost time now. Just check the slo-mo explosion in the beginning. Awesome and awesomer.

The Klaxons video is apparently in homage to this Jacksons one here, which might actually be at least 50 times awesomer and a million times trippier. Holy rainbow bridge, Batman!

aimee mann mockumentary

Ardent Billyfans will remember me semi-raving about Aimee Mann’s funny short film during her 2nd Annual Xmas show I caught last year; some kind soul has posted the movies on Youtube which I’ve come across the by way of Stereogum. It’s all funny, but my favourite bits are the ones with Emily Proctor and Will Ferrell.

The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy (part 1)

The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy (part 2)

The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy (part 3)

laika fully flared intro by spike jonze

Gorgeous slow-mo skate trick action directed by Spike Jonze, set to the stirring synths of M83‘s “Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun.” Amazing intro to Fully Flared.

we’re so young, we have no more time

Until the day I actually produce fruit from my loins, the thing I’m most proud of is still “Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song“, my FYP about Singapore rock music from my halcyon NTU years. People seemed to dig it a fair bit back in the day, which was really just the cherry on top for us as Gavin, Jason and I had a fucking blast making the thing. We were/are MoreBetter Produktions (to be spoken in a Malay accent, please) and the coolest kids in town (read: Jalan Bahar Live Firing Area) for awhile after making our beloved rockumentary.

We even managed to score a short trip to NYC (sans Gav, sorry Gav) for the New York Expo in 2003 (incidentally its last year – our fault?). It still gets an occasional screening now and then at a couple local film or music events here and there, which is always lovely.

A couple days back, Willy alerted me to the fact that Sean from Black Isle Studios seems to have unearthed it somehow and posted it on Youtube, at the same time giving us great props on SOFT. Thanks, Sean.

The 3 of us have always enjoyed the compliments over the years but its also a little sad that none of us are within even sniffing distance of the hotshit rockumentarians we were 5 years ago – in fact we’ve all joined the SYSTEM and are civil servants now. If there were still anything remotely creative and edgy left in us, it probably would’ve been shat out of us by now. Sadly, we’re fading away instead of burning out. At least we still try to have our weekly beer sessions, which had its beginnings in RSFTPMFS’s preproduction stages.

In any case, at the risk of seeming irredeemably gauche, I’m posting our one and only rockumentary in its triptych’ed, flickery-texted, FLV’ed glory here.

Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song – Part 1

Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song – Part 2

Radio Station Forgot To Play My Favourite Song – Part 3

Great times, those.

P.S.
Just in case you skip the credits, here’re the songs so generously loaned to us to score our rockumentary, all great songs from great Singapore bands.

“Never Be Alone”Chou Pi Jiang

“Spacemen Over Malaysia”, “Last Nite I Said Goodbye”, “Siti”, “Liberator”Force Vomit

“Sad But True”Rudra

“Losing You”Astreal

“One Big Happy Family”Humpback Oak

“Radio Station” – The Padres

P.P.S.
Incidentally, social media ace Kevin Lim posted his own Singapore rockumentary just a month ago. Good shit but pity bout the quality loss. Also, Joe Ng is freaking Peter Pan, man.

P.P.P.S.
Need to shout out to Willyour very own Stu Sutcliffe – for letting us bounce ideas off him during our many many brainstorming beer binges at Holland Village and still got left out of the credits.

Also to Don Bosco, who shot the Force Vomit video “(Are You) My Number One”, but whom we unfortunately left out of the credits. Sorry, Don.

update:
Grace has very kindly uploaded RSFTPMFS on Vimeo here, so you can enjoy it in a single chunk.

passage

Depending on your point of view, playing Passage will take either 5 minutes or your entire lifetime. I don’t really think I’ve ever been even near choked up over just a game before, but Passage is easily the most emotional game I’ve ever played. Plus, it has the most devastatingly affecting 8-bit score I’ve ever heard as well.

Please read the creator’s statement only AFTER you play the game. Download here.


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