Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Stevie G: Victim or Thug?


What do you guts make of this story? Am disappointed by it all but not in the least fooking surprised there's a mancunian scummer in the middle of it all. Bastard!

Look forward to hearing yer opinions on this fooking unsavoury incident.

Steven Gerrard in custody after brawl
By Russell Jenkins (Times UK)
Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool captain and England international footballer, was in custody last night on suspicion of assaulting a man during a late-night brawl at a nightclub.

Gerrard, who has 70 caps for his country, was celebrating at the club in Southport when trouble broke out at about 2.30am on Monday.

It is understood that the alleged victim, Marcus McGee, who was a guest at the club, was sitting behind the bar when Gerrard asked him to change the music. He is then said to have asked for the music card that operates the sound system. Mr McGee apparently refused.

Subsequently Gerrard is said to have caught the alleged victim with an elbow, although it is not known whether this was deliberate or not. This incident is thought to have sparked the wider brawl. There were reports last night that a glass had been thrown during the fight.

Gerrard and five other men aged between 18 and 33 were arrested after the row. Merseyside Police said that Gerrard was arrested on suspicion of inflicting a malicious wound without a weapon, which amounts to grievous bodily harm. The offence attracts a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.

Mr McGee, a father of two who is thought to be a supporter of Liverpool’s great rival, Manchester United, was taken to hospital, where he received treatment for facial injuries before being released. His family said that he suffered a cut nose and swollen eye and was given four stitches. He also lost a tooth.

Gerrard, 28, who is married with two children, is understood to have been given permission by his club to attend the private party, hours after he had scored two goals in Liverpool’s 5-1 demolition of Newcastle United.

Staff at Liverpool FC declined to comment officially about the incident but there was general shock that their club captain had been caught up in such an unsavoury incident. He has the reputation of being a model professional who rarely drinks, and even more rarely stays out late.

Gerrard, who has captained England four times and is regarded as one of the world’s best midfielders, was appointed MBE last year and received an honorary fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University Sources at the club suggested that Rafael BenÍtez, the club manager and a noted disciplinarian, would take disciplinary action only if Gerrard were charged with any offence. The footballer is due to play on Saturday, when Liverpool take on Preston North End in the FA Cup third round.

The Lounge Inn, a restaurant that becomes a nightclub later in the evening, remained firmly closed yesterday despite continuing to advertise its New Year’s Eve menu at £59.95, but spots of blood were clearly visible on the floor, surrounded by shards of glass.

Mr McGee’s mother, Patricia McGee, 61, said last night: “He was only with his partner in the bar. I have absolutely no idea how he became involved in this. He was just out for a drink. The whole family is shaken up.”

John Watts, a lawyer whose daughter Eve was hosting a birthday party at the venue, said that Gerrard had been in good spirits during the night. He said: “He bought a bottle of champagne for my daughter when he found out it was her birthday.

“It was a really civilised occasion in a middle-class bar. There was no sign of trouble kicking off. Eve is very upset because it spoilt what was a very pleasant evening.”


ps: Meanwhile, a certain Portuguese prima donna was involved in handbags at ten paces in the tunnel after Boro game . . . Another incident which escapes the FA's censure after being accused of having an "anti-united agenda"? Bollocks!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Selamat Hari Natal


Merry X'mas & happy holidays everybody!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

More fine tunes from The Misfits - Earth AD!


This is a request by our resident rambler, Moz. And me thought why the fook not. After all, this album above is the perfect companion to the earlier Walk Among Us LP as it almost a complete contrast to the rockabilly punk of that album. Earth AD is where the Misfits let rip like they've just swallowed a carton of amphetines & & then let loose in a studio.

This seminal album is pretty much responsible fer the whole THRASH METAL thingy with its furious amalgamation of poonk, noise & metal. Just see Metallica's Green Hell/Last Carress cover on the Garage Days EP fer proof.

Fast, furious & pretty fooking fantastic even by today's standards. Not bad at all fer an album that celebrates its silver jubilee this year. Enjoy!

To download The Misfits' Earth AD (1983), please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/159462922/Misfits_-_1983_-_Earth_A.D.___Wolfsblood_-_by_Skhrnykhsk_-_MusikFactory.rar

Tracklist:
01. Earth A.D
02. Queen Wasp
03. Devilock
04. Death Comes Ripping
05 Green Hell
06. Wolfsblood
07. Demonomania
08. Bloodfeast
09. Hellhound
10. Die Die My Darling
11. We Bite

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Q & A time (tagged)

Ok, got tagged by Ridzzy the Snakeman with this list of questions. Here goes:

1. Do you think you’re hot?
No. However, me is confident of me "charms" & is comfortable in me own skin.

2. Upload a favourite picture of you.


3.Why do you like the picture?
It was taken at me old pub - Broadwalk - a couple of weeks before me was handing it over to new owners (me had just sold it). A customer who works in sports events management managed to give me & the regulars a fooking fantastic farewell pressie by bringing PHIL NEAL (winner of FOUR European Cups with LFC) to me pub. Pix is special as we got to meet an Anfield legend & the pose with Shankly overlooking us just make it look all that much better. Plus me is surrounded by some of the noisiest, rowdiest &, of course, nicest Kopites around who were responsible fer making Broadwalk special.

4. When was the last time you ate pizza?
Two nites ago. Wifey & meself were fooking tired after work. So had to make do with a frozen pizza in the oven . . . sigh . . .

5. The last song you listened to.
Just finished Bob Marley & The Wailer's Rastaman Vibration album. Continuing with Megadeth's United Abominations as me finishes this. (Me has me headphones almost permanently at work, much to the chagrin of me colleagues as me canna hear me fooking phone going off the hook!).

6. What are you doing right now.
Pretending to work . . .

7. What name would you prefer besides yours?
Anfield Devotee!(No, Ridzzy, its not Fook)

Orrite, that's me done. Me is supposed to tag another two persons fer this & me tags Madam O (http://psychomocha.blogspot.com/) & Aunty Akuani (http://iroa.blogspot.com/).

ps: Me will be going fer Harith Iskandar's stand up routine tomorrow. Anyone else going?



pps: If you are having problems viewing text or any portion of me posting, please highlight the area & the missing text should appear. Blogger fooked up lar fer now . . .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yet more ISA farce in Bolehland . . . (Ref Malaysiakini)

Me fellow Malaysians, please take the time to read the following article:

Malaysia frees JI terrorists ( From The Malaysian Insider Wednesday December 10 2008)

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 - The Government has released without publicity more than a dozen Muslim extremists linked to the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terror organisation. They include Malaysian Yazid Sufaat, who is believed to have abetted the Sept 11 attacks in New York.
Yazid emerged as a key figure in JI's regional network because of his link to Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent who was convicted of conspiracy charges in the Sept 11 attacks in New York.

A senior Malaysian government official told The Straits Times that the Indonesian, Malaysian and Filipino detainees were freed over the past month after a government advisory board at the Kamunting Detention Centre in Perak decided that they were no longer security threats.
Also released was a Thai national, Kasem Dayama, who was arrested in October 2006 for espionage, the official said. Their release has not been publicised.

Coming on the heels of the executions last month of the three Bali bombers in Indonesia, Malaysia's move has raised eyebrows among the region's intelligence community and security experts.

Security analysts warned of reprisal attacks after Indonesia executed Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra for their role in the 2002 bombings of two Bali nightclubs that left more than 200 people dead.

Many of the detainees just released in Malaysia knew the Bali bombers well and are known to several JI militants who are still at large, including Noordin Mohammad Top and the Singapore detainee who escaped, Mas Selamat Kastari.

Regional intelligence officials fear that the freed men might still be anti-Western and could easily return to their underground networks in places such as the predominantly Muslim regions of southern Thailand and southern Philippines.

"There is clearly a more relaxed approach to the way Kuala Lumpur is dealing with suspected terrorists," one senior Western intelligence official based in South-east Asia said, adding that his government's security agencies would be seeking more information from their Malaysian counterparts.

A senior Malaysian government official who declined to be named defended the detainees' release. He insisted that Kuala Lumpur remained committed to the fight against religious extremism, and stressed that the men who were released had been rehabilitated after an intensive programme.

"Some of them, like Yazid, have been detained for more than six years and the (advisory) board was comfortable that these men have been rehabilitated," he said.

He added that Yazid, who was arrested in December 2001, had shown "huge improvement" in recent years under the rehabilitation programme. Again, he declined to elaborate. The 43-year-old Yazid is by far the most prominent of the JI suspects released by Malaysia.
A trained biochemist and former army captain, he emerged as a key figure in JI's regional network because of his link to Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent who was convicted on conspiracy charges in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
Yazid hosted Moussaoui during his visit to Malaysia in September and October 2000. Eight months earlier, he allowed Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi to use his apartment. They were the two hijackers on board the American Airlines aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon.

Yazid was to have been detained until Jan 31, 2010, according to security officials.
Sources said his release was subject to conditions. A resident of Selangor, he cannot leave the state without the permission of the state police chief.

Similar conditions apply to Sabah resident Sulaiman Suramin, who was arrested in 2003 and is among those just released. The foreign nationals released by the Malaysian government were mainly lowly functionaries of JI, which has ambitions of establishing a pan-Islamic state linking Indonesia, Malaysia and the Muslim southern islands of the Philippines.

Sources said the freed foreigners included eight Indonesians who were detained for two days at a West Java detention centre before being allowed to return to their families.
The Indonesians include:
Ahmad Zakaria, who was arrested off Sabah in 2004;
Arifin Iwan, who was caught in 2005 en route to the southern Philippines. He had been active in sectarian fighting in Ambon and Poso;
Terhamid Dahlan alias Adi Utomo Sukamto, who was arrested while trying to enter Sabah illegally in 2004;
Zakaria Saman, alias Ahmad Said Maulana, who was arrested in 2003 while returning from south-east Philippines. He fought in Ambon and received his military training in the southern Philippines.
Philippine nationals Shaykinar Guat and Argadi Andoyok were arrested in 2006 off Sabah.
It is not clear whether they have been released since they were handed over to the Philippine authorities.
Thai national Kasem Dayama was also arrested in 2006, but he had no links to JI. Malaysian security officials say he was arrested for spying on southern Thais seeking refuge in Kelantan.
Malaysian government sources said there are another 30 suspected JI operatives, a handful of them foreigners, still in detention at the Kamunting detention centre.

FFS says: Can anyone explain what the ISA is fer? Is it to detain terrorists who have links with 9/11 bombers? To halt extremists who want to form a Pan-Islamic frontier out of the diverse landscape that is SEA? Or just an instrument of fear to terrorise us normal folk?

Me has heard enough fook heads claim it is necessary to combat terrorism & other "forces of evil". Surely, no one is naive enough to think that Kamunting was able to "rehabilitate" hardcore JI members when it can't even deal with an urbanite with a laptop (ie RPK who's been detained on more than one occasion).

The release of suspected terrorists when many of our neighbours are on a high alert is just plain fooking irresponsible. Meanwhile, am sure our beloved govt will be targeting opposition MPs, NGOs, Catholic priests, bloggers & journos to fill the space vacated by those JI detainees.

Fer fook's sake la, only in Malaysia . . .

ps: Also see http://malaysiakini.com/news/94625

pps: Meanwhile the HINDRAF Five continue to rot in jail as they are a threat to national secuirty . . .

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Should he stay or should he go?


To paraphrase The Clash, the burning question on the lips of Kopites everywhere is bout whether the Capt of Ireland should stay @ Anfield or should he fooking bugger off?

All the hullabaloo surrounding his future is down to the fact that certain UK tabloids have reported a rumour that ole Harry wants him back at The Lane. And he's willing to offer Aaron Lennon in exchange.

Me fer one was sceptical of Keane's ability to fit into Benitez's system given that the gaffer favours a 4-2-3-1 system. And Keane was a touch too pricey fer me. Now that he is quite obviously struggling to adapt to life at Anfield, the question is should we cut our losses now or persevere in the belief that Keane's undoubted talent will shine through sooner or later?

Me thinks we should take the Lennon offer if it really is on the table. Why? We need a pacey winger down the right plus can you imagine the threat a forward line comprising Torres, Babel & Lennon will pose? Offside traps, man-marking & high defensive lines will surely put to the sword with such Speedy Gonzales forwards.

Besides, Liverpool had already given birth to one great Lennon, who's to say an adopted Lennon won't have a similar impact?

ps: Me looks forward to the view of all genuine footie fans on this conundrum facing Liverpool FC at the moment.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Holidays, Misfits Style!


Here we are on the cusp of another glorious long weekend. And what better way to psych ourselves into a fooking great mood than with a dose of classic horror punk courtesy of The Misfits!

Released in 1982, Walk Among Us is loaded to the brim with sing-a-long anthems about invading aliens, zombies & assorted other B-movie faves. Fast, funny & fabulously catchy, The Misfits laid down the blueprint fer a whole generation of poonks, metalheadz (the late Cliff Burton was a hardcore fan) & even emo bands (see My Chemical Romance & other flaccid fringed ones who cite Misfits as an influence).

Funny how decades after the classic Glenn Danzig line-up dissolved, you can now find the death skull logo on all manner of product - from sneakers to skateboards. And whenever me sees some pimply teenaged "punk" sporting Misfits paraphernalia, me wonders whether they are fans of the band or just fooking wearing coz it looks cool (this old unker still carries a Misfits wallet!)

To me Muslim mates, Selamat Hari Raya Haji. To the rest, time to crack open a few cold ones & pogo to The Misfits! Also hope to see some of you at the Masters of Footie tourney on Sunday! Cheers!


1."20 Eyes" – 1:45
2."I Turned into a Martian" – 1:41
3."All Hell Breaks Loose" – 1:47
4."Vampira" – 1:26
5."Nike A Go Go" – 2:16
6."Hatebreeders" – 3:08
7."Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?" (live) – 2:01
8."Night of the Living Dead" – 1:57
9."Skulls" – 2:00
10."Violent World" – 1:46
11."Devils Whorehouse" – 1:45
12."Astro Zombies" – 2:14
13."Braineaters" – 0:56

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Air Guitar Classics - PtI (Megadeth: So Far, So Good . . . So What)


In keeping with me nostalgic mood of late, me dragged up this gem from the golden age of thrash/speed metal. Fer me, this third outing from Megadeth captured all that was essentially good about the booming 80s metal scene - fast, aggressive & full of fooking snarling attitude.

Anyone who has heard this record will recall the nihilistic flavour of tracks such as In My Darkest Hour (vid below), Mary Jane &, best of all, the lightning fretwork on 502.

Good old Dave Mustaine may have sobered up these days & found religion, but this was when he was a nasty alcoholic-junkie full of venom & bile. And boy, did that sheer nastiness shine thru on this album. Great title, great music & great memories. Fook yeah!

To download Megadeth's So Far, So Good . . . So What! (1988), please click here: http://rs358.rapidshare.com/files/105920482/So__Far_so_Good..._So_What.....By_Haunted.zip

Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What! (1988)
01. Into the Lungs of Hell
02. Set the World Afire
03. Anarchy in the U.K.
04. Mary Jane
05. 502
06. In My Darkest Hour
07. Liar
08. Hook In Mouth

ps: Look forward to reading yer comments about Davie boy here & yer memories of blasting this album whilst playing air guitar in the privacy of yer bedroom!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fer the love of Vinyl

Sigh . . . Feeling dem fooking Monday Blues & has got me reminiscing bout them care free student days. When all me had to do to perk me fooking spirits up was to head out to the nearest record emporiums & grab a slice or two of fresh vinyl.

Hey, me isn't against the download revolution, the frequency which me posts download links here should attest to that. It just isn't the same somehow. Previously, going on a record-hunting trip was something to look forward to, flicking thru the racks with all dem 12" & brightly coloured sleeves was just a joy to behold. And when you've picked yer LPs, EPs or maxi-singles, you head on home to yer already-warmed up amplifier & turntable. You peel off the shrink wrapping & stick on the vinyl on the turntable & carefully place the stylus on the opening groove. You sit back as the opening crackle, pop & hiss gives way to warm, melodious sounds that you could only experience via vinyl.

Me guess this is the closest you'll get a bloke like me to wax lyrical about the joys of shopping! Sorry fer this dripping-in-fooking-nostalgia posting but you know when you hear the old timers say, "they just don't make em like they used to". Know what, they're fooking right . . .

ps: Do share yer fond memories of record shopping here - fave shops, vinyl-care tips & what do you miss bout old time music storage formats (anyone remember dem fooking gigantic 8-track catridges?) etc.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pengumuman Khas

This here is a public service annoucement. Please forward the details of the seminar to anyone who you know who may be interested. TQ & have a fooking fab weekend!

AUTISM & ASPERGER'S SYNDROME SEMINAR
Nilai University College (Nilai UC) together with the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences UKM is organising a seminar featuring updates on high functioning autism and asperger's syndrome.

ABOUT THE SEMINAR:
The seminar brings together a panel of local and international speakers who are renowned practitioners in this area. Together they will cover topics on the assessment and identification of the disorders, available professional treatment and the empowerment of parents and caregivers in a specially crafted half day seminar.

DETAILS OF SEMINAR:
Title : Making sense of another piece of the puzzle: Updates on High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Date : 20th DECEMBER 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 8.30am-1pm
Venue : UKM KL Branch, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
Fees : RM30nett per person (fee includes tea break)

TOPICS:
FOR SPEAKER PROFILES PLEASE GO TO:
http://www.nilai.edu.my/Autism_Seminar/Autism.htm

1. Assessment, Diagnosis and Associated Difficulties by Clinical Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zasmani Shafiee
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

2. Cognitive Behaviour Therary by Ms. Winnie Lau
Clinical Psychologist, Minds and Hearts, Brisbane, Australia

3. Parent Empowerment by Dr. Alvin Ng Lai Oon
Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

To register, please call my colleague - Ms. Shoba at 06-8502338 ext 298
or email seminardec20@nilai.edu.my

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

From Black Metal to Crustcore! (Darkthrone: Fuck Off & Die)


That's right, from purveyors of the blackest metal to crustcore! Although these Norwegians began life as a death metal act (see Soulside Journey), Darkthrone quickly jumped onto the burgeoning black metal scene and went on to release such lo-fi classics such as Transylvanian Hunger, Under A Funeral Moon & Panzerfaust.

But not content with making the fooking unholiest of lo-fi rackets whilst wearing tons of bad corpse paint, Darkthrone released this last year. Counfounding fans & critics alike, their new sound is more crustcore than black metal. Fuck Off & Die can best be described as Hellhammer duetting with Motorhead in a garage! Utterly in keeping with the lo-fi & unproduced feel of their records, Darkthrone is quite possibly the epitome of what underground metal should sound like - raw, uncompromising & fooking brutal!

To download Darkthrone's Fuck Off & Die, please go to: http://rapidshare.com/files/59718926/Darkthrone_20-F.O.A.D._2007_.rar.html

Tracklist:
1. These Shores Are Damned 05:04
2. Canadian Metal 04:44
3. The Church Of Real Metal 04:37
4. The Banners Of Old 04:41
5. Fuck Off And Die 03:52
6. Splitkein Fever 04:45
7. Raised On Rock 03:27
8. Pervertor Of The 7 Gates 04:25
9. Wisdom Of The Dead 04:43

As usual, me hopes you'll take the time to download this fooking awesome slab of noise (& do check out sampler vid below) & fer you to post yer comments here! Bang that head that doesn't bang!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Old Timers Footie


Ok, me is posting this invite on behalf of MYRAWK. Wifey & meself will be going & all of you are invited to come along as well. Not to worry, non-Kopites are welcome (& don't have to purchase the t-shirts either). So if you are interested in watching some old fogeys have a kick about, please leave a comment.

We at Malaysian RED and WHITE KOP (MyRAWK) will be gathering for a trip to see Liverpool FC legends in the flesh on Dec 7th, 2008, SUNDAY and we want to celebrate this with you as Liverpool FC supporters!

Brought to you by the Masters Football Asia group, the Masters Football Malaysia Cup 2008- will feature exLiverpool FC legends such as Stan Collymore, Ian Rush, and many others. There will be other teams featured such as Manchester United, Arsenal and an EPL All-Stars team boasting other former players like Bryan Robson, Andrei Kanchelskis and Lee Sharpe.

We will go under the banner of Malaysian RED and WHITE KOP (MyRAWK).

MyRAWK will also be launching our very own club T-Shirt for sale together as a package for the tournament. To view the T-shirt, please go to www.my-rawk.com.

Date: December 7th 2008, SUNDAY
Location : Melawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam
Football Carnival Starts: 2:00pm
Game Kick Off: 5:00pm
BUS Pick up location:

1) KL Sentral Bus Pick Up Time: 12:45PM Accessible by LRT-KL Sentral)

2) Padang Timur Bus Pick Up Time: 1:00PM (opposite Amcorp Mall behind A&W Restaurant, Petaling Jaya) Accessible by LRT-Taman Jaya and there is parking nearby the AMCORP MALL.

1) Packages A (per person)
1 Bus Transfer
1 MyRAWK T-Shirt (red or white- sizes S, M, L, XL)
1 Ticket (free seated)
Total is RM 78.00

2) Package B (per person)
1 Bus Transfer
1 MyRAWK T-Shirt (red or white- sizes S, M, L, XL)
1 Ticket (numbered seated)
Total is RM 98.00

Once purchase has been made, please email details to myrawk@gmail.com with subject reference Re: Masters Football:

Details needed are:
•Full Name (as per name on the transaction)
•Contact email and Contact number
•Package A or Package B purchased
•Red or White MyRAWK T-Shirt (please also indicate sizes S, M, L, XL)
•Final Price paid
•Account transaction paid from: (to keep track of payment from which bank)
•Date of transaction paid

Payment details must be made to: Wong Kin Leong 164481087648 Maybank. Once payment has been made, we will inform via email.

Any inquiries please email to myrawk@gmail.com or call +6014 332 9718 or go to www.my-rawk.com

CLOSING DATE is NOVEMBER 30th, 2008. So come one and come all..We Liverpool FC!!

See you all there! We all live in a RED and WHITE KOP!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fooking Metal Forever!


As me said in me earlier posting, me didn't get fooking plastered on me b'day yesterday. Instead, me went & added this "little" tattoo on me right arm. This was me wifey's gift fer me (TQ Wifey! Love you loads!)

Am sure the headbangers amongst you will recognise the cyber assassin as Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie. Why did me get this design? Ok, indulge me as me does me Miami Ink moment - Me embarked on me metal voyage a good two decades ago & Maiden's Somewhere In Time opus (original artwork below) was one of the albums that got me thru me A-levels. Lo & behold, 20 years on & me is still on this metal journey (whilst many of me brethren have let their stereos die a natural death, nevermind listen to metal!!!).

Me tattoos are a reflection of who me is - Liver Bird speaks fer itself & was done days after Istanbul. Me has also got a Sanskrit 'Aum' to signify me spiritual side & have me name tattooed in Chinese characters to reflect me mixed heritage. So this Eddie tattoo is a simple 'Fooking Metal Forever' battlecry in the face of impending middle age.

The tat took a fooking painful three hours plus and many thanx to Vicky & Cheam at Xotic Tattoo studio (16-1 Jln ss15/4 Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-5637 6167 / 012-3156167).

ps: Once again, many, many thanx to all those who called / smsed / facebooked / blogged / emailed their warm b'day wishes. Cheers!

pps: Please note that Kerp, meself & a few others are still meeting up at Sri Bala's on Sat 7pm. Feel free to join us.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

iTunes . . . literally!

Fook me silly! Regular visitor to these parts Azer Mantessa has composed a little ditty fer me! Complete with lotsa raaaaawk geeeetars!

And given that today humble old me turns a year older, this really is quite the perfect gift. Fooking made me day this did! Cheers Azer!

Nope, me won't be falling off a bar stool tonite to celebrate me ever thinning layer of folicles. Me fooking stopped doing that once me no longer had me own pub to pass out in. Plus me ability to hold gargantuan amounts of alcohol has diminished slightly over the years.

Quiet one . . . again. Sigh . . . As Sir Mick of Batu Bergolek once said, "Its a drag growing old."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Musical Interlude

Count Grishnackh @ Varg Vikernes. Older longhairs may remember this name. Back in the early 90s the hysteria surrounding the Norwegian black metal scene was at its peak after the Count murdered fellow black metal scenester Oystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (from the band Mayhem) & was also convicted of burning down several churches. It catapaulted the Count's band Burzum & the entire fooking black metal scene into the limelight.

Given that this fookers were also neo-Nazis, me didn't want to have anything to do with their music back then. No way was me gonna fuel their deluded Aryan madness by buying their product.

But a few months back, me came across the downloads to Burzum's entire discography. And me thought why the fook not? This was one case of piracy that wasn't gonna hurt anyone, the fooker is still in jail, rite. And lo & behold, me was kinda blown away by the ambient black metal this guy was producing, in particular the album above. Long, drawn out pieces which stretched the buzzsaw guitars with looping keyboards & steady double bass drum assault.

Fer those who like their tunes to sit on the precipice of Mount Extreme, please do take the time out to check this demented arsonist & murderer's output. Me thinks you'll be pleasantly surprised.

To download Burzum's Filosofem, please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/24725229/Burzum_-_Filosofem__1996_.rar

ps: This posting in no way endorses the views of Burzum nor does it think it okay to commit murder or arson. Its a free fooking download la, fer fook's sake. (Fer sample, check out the amateur vid below).

pps: Story has it the Count managed to escape from prison at one point & was re-arrested with a cache of guns & explosives with which he was planning to start "the end of days" . . . Gila babi . . .

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sorry . . . Postponed

Dear friends,

Due to the number of "not sures" & "wedding dinners" this coming sat, Kerp & meself has decided to postpone the scheduled get-together. Many apologies. As many of 15 of you weren't sure of making it & Kerp felt that it would have meant a 50% reduction in boisterous fun.

We are now open to suggestions fer future date (any idea when the international weekends are in Dec?). Please leave suggestions in comments box.

Anyways, most of you have been informed by sms BUT note to Messrs Ridzzy & Anba, we don't have yer numbers, so please leave a note here to confirm you are aware of the postponement.

Apologies again!

ps: Anba - If you are still making yer way to KL, please give me or kerp a call as we are still okay with a quiet drink. Moz & Akuani have already said they are in fer that. Same goes fer Ridzzy.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Round Two!

Dear People,

Most of you will have already heard, Kerp & meself have been trying to organise a second get-together of bloggers (& regular visitors here). This time, we've opted fer some good-old fashioned finger lickin' banana leaf fare.

Venue: Sri Bala's Restaurant (proprietor is Very Senior Kopite Mr Muru)
Address: No 8, Jln SS6/8, 47301 Kelana Jaya (behind Giant & next to Unitar)
Date / Time: 22nd Nov, 7pm onwards

Guest list (so far):
1) Becky & gal friend, Karen
2) Bernard Chong & Doris Liew
3) Gavin
4) Southampton Nanda & Mary
5) Evertonian Amir
6) Snakeman Riddzy
7) Tinesh & Madam Leah
8) Rajan & wifey
9) Albertus
10) JonC
11) Madam O
12) Madam AA (of 'what's cunnilingus' fame)
13) Madam Szu Pau
14) Anand
15) Madam Titoki
16) Akuani
17) Premo
18) Nick Mun
19) Fat Tony Yew
20) Mandeep Kaur
21) Moz the Resident Rambler
22) Isa
23) Kevo
24) Nesa
25) Angela
26) Wilson (bro of Fat Tony)

Did me miss out anyone? Please note other halves & spouses are most welcome. Kindly confirm yer attendance in comments box. If the last get-together @ Fatty Crab was anything to go by, this should be a fooking blast too.

ps: Not too sure bout after-dinner plans. Kerp gonna balik to catch his gooners game while most of us Kopites will probably head over to MBar in Phileo D'sara 1 to catch LFC v Fulham (11pm).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A question of dollars & cents

Sigh . . . just as me beloved team is showing wee signs of resilience & belief on the pitch, up pops this article from the UK Times today. Fook me, the drama is never ending with us la, either on the field or fooking off it.

Am sorry to say, me was seriously suspicious of Gillette & Hicks from the get-go. Yanks don't understand our game, much less the traditions of our fine club. Xenophobic? Fook yeah. Me makes no bones about it. Me fooking thinks Yanks have NO PLACE IN WORLD FOOTBALL!
They should just stick to their fooking gridiron, baseball shite & the accompanying "World Series"!

And before anyone dismisses this as another "sensationalist" story (below) from the press, do note this involves a fooking HUGE sum of dosh & two banks which aren't in the best of financial health. Why should the banks care whether Kopites love Torres? They fooking need to balance the books & they will sell him.

FAAAAAAAARKK!!!!

(From the UK Times - 12 Nov 2008)
Fears over fire sale of Liverpool's top players (By James Ducker)

One of English football’s most influential powerbrokers has expressed grave concerns for the future of Liverpool under the ownership of George Gillett Jr and Tom Hicks. Keith Harris, the chairman of Seymour Pierce, the investment bank, and the man responsible for brokering some of the biggest takeovers of Barclays Premier League clubs, including the sale of Chelsea to Roman Abramovich in 2003, believes that the Americans could be forced to sell leading players if they are unable to pay off the club’s £350 million debt.

Although Hicks and Gillett have an option to extend the January 25 deadline for repaying the loan by six months, it is far from guaranteed that an extension will be granted, with their main lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Wachovia, being two of the banks worst hit by the global economic crisis.

Hicks and Gillett are confident that an extension will be granted, but, with the Government set to own up to 60 per cent of RBS after the £20 billion bailout, MPs have lobbied Gordon Brown to prevent the bank from giving the Americans extra time to repay the loan when many believe that they are not in a position, financially, to do that, let alone fund a new 60,000-seat stadium.

“The one that worries me is Liverpool,” said Harris, the former chairman of the Football League, who has been asked to find buyers for Everton and Newcastle United. “Royal Bank of Scotland and Wachovia are two of those that have suffered. Whether they want to lend it [the money] again or not, they may not be able to.” A £500 million offer to buy the club, from Sheikh Mohammed , the ruler of Dubai, remains on the table, although Harris believes the club’s hand could be forced if a buyer cannot be found.

The Times revealed in April how Liverpool may have to sell Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel unless they repay by next summer the £31.5 million borrowed to sign the Spain and Holland forwards.

Harris, who was in Zurich yesterday to address football financiers at the International Football Arena conference, said: “If the banks won’t finance, you have to raise equity. If they can’t find it, it’s a brave banker that would repossess Liverpool Football Club.”

Harris added that he was struggling to find a credible buyer for Everton in the face of a sharp economic downturn. Everton are also hopeful of building a new stadium, but Harris hinted that it would make far better sense financially for the Merseyside clubs to groundshare, a move that has been steadfastly opposed by the clubs and their supporters.

“There is no progress at all [on Everton],” Harris said. “The demographics of Liverpool as an area are not hugely compelling. It is not a very wealthy city and Everton share the city with another club which has been in the vanguard for the last decade. They both have a stadium to build, so the economics need a lot of looking at, whereas Newcastle is a one-club city with a fabulous stadium.”

Torres is expected to be included in Liverpool’s squad for their Carling Cup fourth-round tie at White Hart Lane this evening. However, Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, expects to play several fringe players, including Fraizer Campbell, the forward, who came on as a substitute during the 4-0 victory against Dynamo Zagreb in the Uefa Cup group match last week.

Paul Stalteri, Adel Taarabt, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Hossam Ghaly may also play, but Benoît Assou-Ekotto, the left back, is suspended, and Ledley King is expected to be rested. “I’m going to make one or two changes to give the lads who haven’t played an opportunity,” Redknapp said. Giovani dos Santos does not need surgery on a ankle problem, but the forward will be out for up to four weeks.


As usual, all genuine footie fans are invited to post their thoughts here. (And fingers fooking crossed fer the match against Mighty Spurs tonite) . . .

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mystery Illness Strike Footballers

The following article was taken from the UK Times online edition. Me don't know if you remember, but this is exactly the same disease that took the life of our very own super Mokh (passed on 11 July 1991).

Footballers fall prey to fatal disease
A spate of deaths from motor neurone disease has rocked the game in Italy (by Matthew Campbell)

In a case that could have come straight from the pages of a medical thriller, Italy is investigating a mysterious epidemic among former professional footballers, dozens of whom have been killed by a disease that paralyses its victims.

The latest to be stricken is Stefano Borgonovo, a 44-year-old former striker for AC Milan. His announcement that he was suffering from motor neurone disease (MND) was made from a wheelchair with a computer-generated voice and has chilled a nation of football fans who are used to considering players as idols rather than martyrs.

A climate of fear and suspicion hangs over the stadiums. According to one theory, the incurable disease might be linked to pesticides used on football pitches. Others suggest it could be a result of doping or physical injuries from tackles or repeatedly heading the ball.

“The truth is, we just don’t know,” said Adriano Chio, a neurologist and Italy’s foremost expert on the condition, which is known in America as Lou Gehrig’s disease after an American baseball player who died of it in 1941.

Chio’s research has shown that professional footballers in Italy are seven times more likely to develop motor neurone disease than others. Midfielders seem particularly vulnerable, perhaps because they are tackled more than other players.

“It is very curious,” said Christopher Shaw, professor of neurology at King’s College London. “There’s been a suspicion for a long time that sportsmen are susceptible.”

Raffaele Guariniello, a magistrate from Turin, enlisted Chio to do an epidemiological survey after his own investigation into a high incidence of cancer and heart problems in Italy’s premier league exposed the presence of an even more sinister scourge among the ranks of the retired players.

He discovered that 41 of them had suffered lingering deaths since 1973 from MND, which destroys the body’s motor nerves, eventually resulting in paralysis. Among the victims were Gianluca Signorini, a former captain of Genoa, who died in 2002 at the age of 42, and Adriano Lombardi, a former Como midfielder who died last year, aged 62.

Having survived with the disease for more than 40 years, Stephen Hawking, the astrophysicist, is a rare exception: most patients die within five years of their diagnosis. According to Paul Wicks, a British expert on the condition, doctors cite it as “the one they would not want to get”.

Why Italian footballers should be so vulnerable is baffling the experts.

“Some say it could be due to doping, but if that’s the case then why aren’t other sports similarly affected?” said Paolo Zeppilli, the Italian national team’s doctor. Meanwhile, Guariniello said that inquiries had been made about cycling, basketball and volleyball, but in those sports “not a single case emerged”.

Other European countries, including Britain, are taking note. Spain says it knows of no cases among its footballers and French doctors also were unaware of any link between football and the disease, but note that mysterious “clusters” of sufferers have occurred at different times in different parts of the world.

“In Chicago 11 victims were found in the same building and we have never even begun to understand why,” said Vincent Meininger, one of France’s leading neurologists.

Wicks, a neuro-psychologist who runs PatientsLikeMe, an online support group for people suffering from a number of neurological conditions including MND and Parkinson’s disease, believes that there may be an “athletic gene” that makes people more vulnerable. He said an American study had found that a disproportionate number of sufferers had played sports at university level. “It is probably a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors,” he said.

The Italian magistrate, whose interest sprang from an inquiry into illegal doping in the country’s top league – Serie A – in the late 1990s, has ordered stadium groundsmen to be questioned about pesticides used over the past 50 years.

He has sent investigators to victims’ bedsides to reconstruct their careers with a special emphasis on the injuries they might have sustained, the drugs they took and the fields they played on. Italian players are understandably concerned.

“If you look at the statistics for the number of players affected, there is reason to be worried,” said Fabio Cannavaro, the Italy and Real Madrid defender.

Borgonovo’s plight has moved the nation. The Dutch former star Ruud Gullit, his old teammate, was among the big names who turned out for a friendly match between Fiorentina and AC Milan to raise money for research. Borgonovo, who has set up a foundation to support research into MND, watched from his wheelchair.

“I want to find the money for researchers to find the penicillin of 2008,” he said.

He, for one, does not blame Italy’s favourite game for his plight. “I think it is down to a genetic malformation,” he told an Italian newspaper through a computer that turns his blinks into words, a lengthy and frustrating process.

“Leave football alone,” he added. “If I could go back, I’d put my boots back on and score a 90th-minute goal against Juventus.”

The Italian football federation donated €150,000 (£122,000) out of the revenue from last month’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro to help to fund a taskforce of scientists in the investigation.

Some players have suggested donating 1% of their salaries to finance research, an idea that will be debated by their union. For once, nobody is grumbling about what they earn.


Certainly hope they find the cause fer this. Me remembers shedding tears reading Dato' Fauzi Omar's moving obituary of the late, great super Mokh & how the disease had transformed a talented athlete (& national hero) into a vegetable.

FFS says way too X-Files la this. Fooking strange or what?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome Back!

Last Friday - Shock & astonishment when me heard that the High Court had declared Raja Petra's detention under the ISA illegal! After years, nay, decades of ineptitude, the courts gave us citizens a glimmer of hope.

Today - same old fooking shite as govt says it will appeal the decision. Wonder if the appellate courts will have grown some testicles or will the new CJ flex his pro-UMNO muscles in this case?

Can't the fookers in power see that imprisoning RPK only gives credence to his pronouncements? Why can't they just charge him in court without resorting to the ISA?

Whatever yer views of RPK may be, you gotta hand it to him. He's got balls of steel & is willing to go to jail fer his actions. Fer that me salutes him.

Anyways, RPK has wasted little time in getting back into groove. Fer his latest, click: http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/14690/84/ .

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fooking Awesome Grind! (Neuropathia: Satan is a cunt)


Not quite sure if any of you took the trouble to check out this awesome Polish grind n roll outfit's latest album in the earlier posting, but here is one of the earlier LPs fer yer weekend's listening pleasure anyway.

Funky, heavy & fooking demented are the best adjectives me can rustle up to describe this manic trio. If you didn't download their latest album Satan Owns Your Stereo (see below), me fooking urges you to give these guys a chance. me is pretty fooking sure you'll be blown away by this whirlwind of noise.

To download Neuropathia's Satan Is A Cunt, please go to: http://rapidshare.com/files/122145495/Neuropathia_-_2005_-_Satan_Is_A_Cunt.rar.html

Fer a sample, here's a short & sub-2 minute vid to tempt yer senses!


Have a fooking great weekend & do let me know what you think of this album!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Palin's new fame

Was put on the scent of this by the other porn-aficionado (besides Kerp), Moz the Rambler. Apparently Larry Flynt of Hustler has made a porn film - Nailin Paylin - caricaturing Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.

A quick google showed up a lot of interesting debate on this porn flick. To read a lady who champions Flynt (don't forget this porn baron has had many run ins with the courts over the First Amendment) & the right to satirise political figures via porn, please click: http://www.blogher.com/nailin-palin.

Another blog had numerous comments ranging from the tickled to the seriously offended. One slightly outraged commentator said she was sickened as to why Pailin's character was attacked in this way i.e. based on her gender & her looks. Answer from another commentator - coz she was fooking selected based on her gender & her looks! Touche! To read the on-going verbal spats, please go to: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/10/02/hustler-producing-sa.html .

Me thought this posting is a light-hearted way to round off the US elections. And the pix of the porn actress as Sarah Pailin was far nicer than a pix of Barak Obama (after months of campaigning cukup la dey with his jug-eared mug) . . .

ps: In US, porn is satire. In Malaysia, its a campaign tool fer a party's VP post . . . hee hee.

pps: anyone remember DPP Vijendran?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bend over, taxpayer . . .

Read the following article (from yesterday's papers) & tell me what you think:

Authorities Bust 'Sex Parties' in Malaysia, 70 Arrested

Malaysia's The Star reports: "Police busted four male sex parties in progress on Saturday, rounding up more than 70 customers and male sex workers. Some of them could not put on their clothing in time when police stormed the various premises during the 5.30pm incident. (the party had a 'towel' theme as the revellers were only clad in a micro small towel) Used condoms were found strewn all over the floor of the premises. Police also seized some pornography DVDs, gay magazines, lubrication jelly and boxes of condoms at the scene. A team from the anti-vice, gaming and secret societies division (D7) conducted the raids at four separate locations -- two on the mainland as well as a traditional massage parlour and a fitness centre on the island. George Town Deputy OCPD Supt Gan Kong Meng said 28 local men and a man from China, in their 20s to 40s, were arrested at the scene. Some of the customers were from Europe and the United States."

FFS says: No matter how distasteful straight people view this story, the homosexual community has the right to lead their lives free from persecution.

And before anyone turns around & say its against the law here & that is against nature, well, me says the antiquated laws should be changed & let God be the judge of their actions. It most certainly isn't any of the authorities concern.

Am sorry, but the police should be looking to reduce the spiralling crime wave - burglary, robberies, kidnappings, snatch theft, rapes, C4 murders. Not busy itself with what gay men are doing at a private party.

Fer fook's sake, the only ones getting bum fooked from all this "useful" police activity is the taxpayer. (The said club has been raided on four previous occasions with scores of personnel involved. Imagine if the cops were as diligent in actual crime prevention . . . sigh).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Are we the new Blackburn?

Saturday afternoon - went to petrol kiosk fer ciggies. Noticed an Indian guy with his family at the fuel pump. His wifey & three daughters were all clad in LFC jerseys (Grannie was spared). Me thought fooking hardcore!

Drove me car to the air pumps to check tyre pressure. There was another car at the next pump. Driver gets out of car . . . clad in a pristine away LFC jersey. Eh, ramai pulak.

As me drives out of the kiosk, me is stuck behind a Pajero in the exit queue. And lo & behold, there's a brand new-looking LFC sticker stuck on the rear windscreen (me says brand new as the sticker didn't look like it has been sitting there fer years where the colours are faded from over exposure to our panas terik).

Then it struck me. Shit, this is the first time in years that me beloved Reds has been touted as serious title contenders. Could this sudden appearance of Red paraphernalia be genuine Kopites coming out of the woodwork or typical Malaysian lalang syndrome? Remember how we used to see Blackburn jerseys everywhere after they fooking won the league? Or the sudden injection of Chelsea Blue on our streets in the last few years?

Wonder if they were still wearing them shirts on Sunday morning after the seriously painful defeat to Spurs? Lalang would normally put their shirts away. But then again, many lalang would have found a 1.30 am kick off a little to late fer their liking & would've been fooking oblivious.

So are we the new Blackburn?

ps: Sorry bout this posting, just venting after a shite weekend. No offence meant to any Kopites . . . genuine or otherwise.

pps: Congrats to Moz, Anand the Silent Obeserver & all other Spurs fans who are having a great week after disastrous start.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Devil's Music PtI (Neuropathia: Devil Owns Your Stereo)

The devil's music indeed. . . from Poland no less. Brutal grindcore with just the right blend of self-depreciating humour (eg Worst Band In The World) & super sonic speed, Neuropathia have managed to take the genre forward with their quirky and irreverent sound.

Their earlier LPs were a fooking blast & me will try to post the download links here soon. Key to them making grindcore a little less like a fooking drill to the head is by adding lotsa of sound effects & snippets of movie dialogue in between the tunes. Fact is these fookers make grindcore seriously groovy!

To download Neuropathia's Satan Owns Your Stereo (2008), please go to: http://www.mediafire.com/?qmj0mjomyxz .
1. Face The Obliteration
2. Mysterious man with to newspaper
3. Satan Owns Your Stereo
4. High On Nicotine
5. Unpleasant Mournings
6. On Your Knees
7. Burnt Out
8. Brain Damage9
9. Ścieżka
10. Transsexual Worshipers Of satan
11. Iron Midget Buster Of Elephants
12. We're Abused Of her Majesty
13. Your last Hope
14. We Are Local
15. Fuck You Asshole
16. Worst Band In The World
17. Skulls For My Bride
18. Prosac Generation

As usual, look forward to yer comments on the album. Enjoy yer weekend!

ps: Am sure lotsa of you have folks who definitely thought satan did indeed own yer stereo & with this album you can pretty much confirm their suspicions! Mine gave up a long time ago . . .

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WTF?!!?


Since we're on the topic of fatwas & hot on the heels of their war on tomboys; let's have a look at the latest outburst of "wisdom" from the National Fatwa Council.

Fatwa on yoga out soon
PENANG, Oct 29 - The National Fatwa Council will come out with a ruling relating to yoga exercise soon.

The announcement would be made by the council's chairman, Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin, said Deputy Director-General (Operations) of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) Othman Mustapha.

He told reporters this after opening the two-day seminar on Islamic Jurisprudence and Eternal Islamic Thinking at Universiti Sains Malaysia jointly organised by the Islamic Studies Division of the university's Human Knowledge Study Centre and Jakim here today.Yesterday, lecturer Prof Zakaria Stapa of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Islamic Studies Centre advised Muslims who have taken up yoga to stop practising it for fear that it could deviate their belief. - Bernama


Now some will see such a posting as an exercise in Islam-bashing. But one cannot but feel such pronouncements lead to the kind of myopia that divides people. And while it only applies to Muslims, me feels that such insularity and exclusiveness will only be a breeding ground fer IGNORANCE.

Its an exercise la fer fook's sake. The fact that such complaints were heard in many rural American towns a few years back ("un-Christian practices") only show where our religious authorities are heading . . . down that road with the GREAT SATAN AMERIKA SYARIKAT!

Fooking Bodoh!

ps: WTF?!!? = What the Fatwa?!!? (Pls note this is not an anti-Islam posting rather tis an anti-stupidity posting).

pps: Perhaps they are afraid Muslims practising Yoga might turn into Hindraf sympathisers . . .

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Tomboys" beware!

This here was reported in most (if not all) the papers last Friday.

Fatwa on tomboys

KOTA BARU: The National Fatwa Council has ruled that tomboyism, where a girl behaves or dresses in a boyish manner, is forbidden in Islam.

Its chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said the decision was prompted by recent developments as there had been cases of young women inclined to behave like men and indulging in homosexuality.

Parents must stop their children from indulging in disruptive activities that are against Islamic teachings, he told reporters here yesterday. Bernama


So FFS demands to know, what about her?

Judging by her sluggish showing in the UMNO nominations, the members have already decided to adhere to the fatwa in another fashion. By fooking booting her out . . . hee hee!

ps: What a beautiful pix . . . no wonder she insisted that all 'Visit Malaysia' banners carry her beautiful image. Tourists who want to catch a glimpse of this "Malaysian beauty" better hurry up as her tenure as minister looks set to end soon . . . what a shame . . .

pps: Fer those who don't geddit, this posting is not a slur on gay lifestyles. Nor is it accusing Azalina of being gay. Its just to highlight the absurdity & hypocrisy that is so inherent in Malaysia. The innuendo directed at Azalina is similar to jokes regarding Najib & dead Mongolian models, Chua Soi Lek & viagra, Badahwi & Oz nasi kandar shops; all based on perceived assumptions.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Diwali to All!



To all me Hindu brothers & sisters, please let me wish you a very Happy Diwali. To rest of the gang, happy holidays.

During this period where racial tensions are on the rise in this country, might me plead with everyone to do their bit fer the spirit of muhibah by joining in the festivities.

Peace!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A suitable soundtrack to our times (Brutal Truth: Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses)



Hey, hey, look what me found today! Its the download link to seminal deathgrind band Brutal Truth's debut LP Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses. Older longhairs will remember that this band was formed by ex-Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker in 1990 as he sought to emulate his heroes Napalm Death & Carcass. Brutal Truth marries the extreme ferocity of grindcore with the technical melody of death metal & burns a mighty fooking hole in yer eardrums with its sheer bombast.

Heavy as fook even after all these years. Do take the trouble to check this out as it is one of the best albums to have come out of the genre. Fer those who need a sample, vid is posted below.

To download Brutal Truth's Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses (1990), please click: http://www.turboupload.com/files/get/bmaFS9TtGhfG (password: strigoi)



ps: Me was lucky enough to catch Brutal Truth supporting Fear Factory many moons ago & remembers us jakun Malaysian thrashers forming a little mosh altar in front of Dan Lilker's bass monitor. He looked amused but was less than impressed by the constant flash of our camera!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What a load of fooking bollocks

Am sure many of you have come across those who spout bollocks such as:

1) "Online media is pro-opposition & is not unanswerable to anybody so it spreads lies. You cannot belive the online media . . . (blah blah ad nauseum)."

FFS retorts: Malaysiakini reporter has resigned over an erroneous report regarding Najib's alleged manifesto. That's accountability isn't it? Compare with the hate-fulled reports & "short stories" which regularly appear in Utusan. No apology & fook all remorse. It functions as nothing more than UMNO's hate propaganda machine. And the cheek of some well known bloggers to say it is wrong fer DAP to sue Utusan as it contravenes freedom of the press. FOOKING FOOK OFF!
(Fer full report, please click on: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/10898-malaysiakini-journalist-shows-the-way-in-standards)

2) "Anwar is a chameleon & will say the right thing to the right audience. He is not to be trusted . . . (blah blah ad nauseum)."

FFS retorts: Khairy fooking J no less has based his campaign fer UMNO Youth chief on a platform of multiracialism and government reforms. One of the biggest issues at the moment, he says, is the pro-Malay affirmative action programmes of the New Economic Policy (NEP).
"I've said from the beginning that although the NEP-type policy is still necessary, we have to reform it so that it does not enrich just a very small segment of the Malay population." That's almost akin to Hitler saying he loves Jews or Ronald Reagan saying he believes in socialism? Fooking hell, does this right-wing extremist think just coz the rest of us commoners aren't Oxford-educated, we are fooking morons who are gonna swallow his shite?
(Fer full report, please go to: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/10924-son-in-law-who-rose-too-fast-too-soon)

3) "Pity la Pak Lah, he is a decent man who is trying to reform the government . . . blah blah ad nauseum."

FFS retorts: Ah yes, he says he will push thru his reforms now that he is no longer beholden to the party warlords. So today he appointed Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi as the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Problem? Well, apart from the fact that Zaki is a well-known UMNO activist & that he pole-vaulted his way thru the higher courts (he was appointed Federal Court judge in September last year and elevated to Court of Appeal president two months later) - no, not really. Independent judiciary my fooking foot!
(Fer full report, please click: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/10915-king-appoints-zaki-as-chief-justice)

Who is going to save us from the continued bollocks of UMNO? Suggestions, people?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Satisfaction Guaranteed! (Obituary: Xecutioner's Return)

As promised, me has found the link to Obituary's latest opus. And me thought it the ideal Monday posting as this is one album that will definitely blow the fooking cobwebs off yer weekend-hungover brain.

Just a quick note, the title is a reference to the band's original monicker - Xecutioner. Another notable diff is there is more twiddly-widdly guitar wanking courtesy of Ralph Santolla, who took the place of founder member Allen West (also of Six Feet Under) who is behind bars fer a drunk driving charge.

Needless to say, if an album is featured here, me generally thinks its the dogs bollocks. And this one here flies the death metal flag loud & fooking proud. Cliched as this may sound, this is a return to form after the lukewarm Frozen In Time & shows there is life yet in these hairy suvvern rednecks. In yer face death metal with plenty of hooks fer the Malmsteen maniacs as well as the trademark driving riffing that will induce auto dandruff removal.

Me had to fooking fork out RM85 fer this disc in Pertama, so the fact that you are getting it fer free means the least you could do is fooking click the download link below. Enjoy & look forward to yer pronouncements on this killer piece of music.


Band : Obituary
Album : Xecutioner's Return
Year : 2007
Genre : Death Metal
Format : Mp3 - 320 Kbps

Track listing:
1. Face Your God (2:56)
2. Lasting Presence (2:12)
3. Evil Ways (2:57)
4. Drop Dead (3:36)
5. Bloodshot (3:25)
6. Seal Your Fate (2:30)
7. Feel The Pain (4:31)
8. Contrast The Dead (7:01)
9. Second Chance (3:28)
10. Lies (3:32)
11. In Your Head (4:32)

To download Obituary's Xecutioner's Return (2007), please click:
http://rapidshare.com/files/54201764/Obituary_by_nidhogg.rar (password: devil_woman)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ban good fer HINDRAF (Re Malaysiakini)

The late, great Frank Zappa once pointed out that every time the moral minority wanted to ban some form of music, the tune or genre has gone on to be even stronger & more popular. Notable examples include Jerry Lee Lewis's 'Great Balls of Fire', Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Relax', Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen', etc etc.

So how do you think the Indian community going to react to HINDRAF being declared illegal? (http://malaysiakini.com/news/91339) The machas are just gonna fold their sarongs & have a stout or ten to forget the problems they are facing?

The ragamuffin thambis from Sentul, Klang & that wonderful Compton-like ghetto known as Kg Gandhi gonna just get on their kap chais & say, "Ah, fook it, we tried. Now its back to good old crime to climb out the pit of poverty"?

What is to stop them from forming another organisation? What will they resort to next when some hot headed govt servant decides to tear down another Hindu temple fer fun?

Me thinks this is just another serious miscalculation by the wankers in power. Just goes to show what kind of arseholes run this country & what kind of moron supports them. Instead of engaging them & trying to solve the matter, the ISA & other legalities are brought out to shut the rakyat up.

Sadly, many have forgotten that was how UMNO started - as a vehicle to go against the imperialist Brits with marches, demonstrations & civil disobedience. You can see fer yerself just how powerful that party has become. Who's to say the banning of HINDRAF may not lead to an even more powerful organisation taking its place?

This is just another example of how out of fooking touch this govt is with the people. While Anwar fails to deliver on his Sep16 promises, BN continues to shoot itself in the foot. Me got a feeling BN is gonna bury themselves, if not soon, then later . . .

ps: Also see Chua Jui Ming claiming The Star is BIASED in its reporting! And Najib stating that the sms scandal is a private matter!! Aha ha ha ha ha . . . not quite sure whether to laugh or fooking cry . . .

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

M'sia? Where the fook is that?!!? (Obituary: Cause of Death)


Another deathly slow week with the weekend still a distant microscopic dot of light at the end of working week tunnel. To combat the depression, me found the link to one of the all time great death metal albums. Even though released 18 fooking years ago, this second album from the Florida quintet abso-fooking-lutely kicks arse.

From John Tardy's bowel-of-hell vocals to the melodic fretwork courtesy of axeslinger-for-hire James Murphy, this album was the fooking business. Alongside Entombed's Left Hand Path, Sepultura's Beneath The Remains & Morbid Angel's Blessed Are The Sick, Cause of Death ranks as one of underground metal's finest moments.

Me was actually privileged enough to catch them during this album tour & man, did they bring the fooking roof down. Blistering riffs & supersonic double bass drums, hair flailing everywhere & pure guttural death metal ensured Obituary left a lasting impression on me cranium & seriously damaged eardrums.

The tunes are just state of the art of death metal with just the correct balance between brutality & melody. The sound effects in between the tracks also give the whole album an continuous organic feel while stand out tracks include 'Chopped In Half', 'Cause of Death' & the Celtic Frost cover 'Circle of the Tyrants'.

A fave anecdote involves me queuing up earlier in the day to get me album signed at the local death metal emporium. Of course, among all the gwailos, short lil brown me fooking stood out. So Donald Tardy asks me where me is from.

me (proudly): "Malaysia"

Donald Tardy: "You mean people in Malaysia know of us?"

me: "yes, of course."

DT (exclaiming to rest of the band): "Guys, people in Malaysia are rocking out to us! Fooking cool or what!?!!" (*much high five-ing ensues*)

Rest of band (in unison): "Where the fook is Malaysia?"

me: "Singapore?"

Obituary: "Nope"

me: "Thailand?"

Obituary: (blank expression)

me: "Viet Nam?"

Obituary: "Yeah, we fought a war didn't we?"

me:"South west of Viet Nam".

Band look well chuffed & signs me record with an extra flourish with the added message of "To Bala, Stay Cruel (signed Obituary)" . . .

Artist: Obituary
Album: Cause Of Death
Year: 1990
Size: 115 Mb

01 - Infected
02 - Body Bag
03 - Chopped In Half
04 - Circle Of The Tyrants
05 - Dying
06 - Find The Arise
07 - Cause Of Death
08 - Memories Remain
09 - Turned Inside Out
10 - Infected (Demo)
11 - Memories Remain (Demo)
12 - Chopped In Half (Demo)

To download Obituary's Cause of Death LP, go to: http://rapidshare.com/files/70953479/ObiCaofDeaxpablo_el_aleman.rar

To sample the ferocious sounds of these suvvern rednecks who obviously failed their geography exams, see vid below. Enjoy!


ps: Please do take the time to download this fooking classic LP & look forward to reading yer comments on it. Cheers!

Monday, October 13, 2008

More fooking disappointment (Ref Malaysiakini)



Oct 13 - first day of parliament after the Raya break. What gives? Two fooking major disappointments.

Firstly, Anwar announced that there shall be no motion of no-confidence. As many had expected, his posturing & rhetoric fer the last few months was just that . . . empty & devoid of substance. Whilst me still thinks BN should be given the boot, Anwar has painted himself into a corner usually reserved fer the class dunce. His star is waning . . . fast.

Secondly, this being the first session of a reconvened parliament & was supposed to see a hearty debate regarding Budget 2009. What happens? Absolutely nada. Why? Coz the new Finance Minister was NOWHERE in sight. Also missing were the two deputy finance ministers as well as the entire fooking cabinet. At a time when the Budget is looking outdated in light of the current global economic crisis, the no show by Mr Ulan Bator & gang shows just where their fooking priorities lie. Most certainly not at parliament or with the nation's economy. (see http://malaysiakini.com/news/91172).

As a radical blogger once pointed out perhaps Guy fooking Fawkes had the best idea of them all. 5th Nov anybody?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Battle has just begun . . .

"Najib is the only person with the requisite pedigree and charisma to lead Malaysia." - Mr VV, the diehard Barisan supporter (via skype recently).

Hear ye, hear ye all Malaysians! One dungu, spineless leader has announced his retirement. But the battle fer us has only just begun. The annointed successor is a ruthless, greedy & RACIST despot. If anything, everyone must REDOUBLE their efforts to ensure this megalomaniac will NOT flush our beloved country down the toilet.

Do note that there are PLENTY of VVs around who are blind to the greed, avarice & uncontrolled lust of the man (soon to be) elected to succeed Mr Yawn.

Me can never forget pix of Najib hoisting a flag bearing the slogan "Bunuh Cina" on the front page of the NST way back in 87 as the seeds of Ops Lalang were planted. To all those who keep harping about Anwar's complicity in the dark days leading to 87's crackdown, never ever fooking forget Najib was GUILTY of RACIST shit stirring as UMNO youth chief.

On top of which, there are the many questions surrounding his & Rosmah's involvement in MONGOLIAGATE. (see http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/13687/84/ fer more damning evidence). As fer his wanton lust & dirty business dealings (all alleged of course), do refer to http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/13688/84/.

Worse yet, is the damning verdict from ex-de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (see article below) who sees Najib as a mere DrM puppet. He foresees a continuation of DrM's zealous repression of democratic process.

Yes, that's right. You can forget any reform under Najib as he will further tighten the screws with abuse of the ISA, appointment of UMNO cronies in the judiciary & further inject female hormones into an already castrated media. Rule of Law & due process? Expect it to be fooking furthered sodomised in the name of national security (pun fully intended).

Fer those of you wary of Anwar, PAS & DAP's ability to rule, me thinks Najib's many flaws will make even Badahwi look positively Mandela-like if he is allowed to come to power.

Yes, me may be an anti-BN dude; but at least me likes to think it is rooted around a considered opinion & not blind loyalty like VV. Why do me say that? Dear MrVV ws not even aware of the submarine purchase by Najib or that he was implicated in MONGOLIAGATE. He also happens to think DrM is a deity & that the corruption & neutering of the democratic process perfectly acceptable in the name of PROGRESS.

If you believe in forging a brighter future fer this country, then you must say 'no'to the likes of Najib & continue to figth the good fight. As far as me is concerned, his 'pedigree' highlights everything that is fooking wrong with our country at the moment. The fact that Najib is a Scum supporter only makes it that much more unbearable fer me.

Me apologises fer the fooking long winded posting; but it is with great despair that me views Najib's accession. Me hopes you will read the Malaysia Today links as well as the article below & come to the same conclusion.

Najib & the old guard UMNO must be stopped!

The Malaysian Insider
Sunday October 12 2008 Zaid: Mahathir is back in power with Najib (By Leslie Lau
Consultant Editor)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — Former de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim says Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s impending rise to become Umno president and Prime Minister marks the return of “Mahathirism”.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he said, will become Malaysia’s “de facto PM”, standing behind Najib.

He said the fall of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is a result of Dr Mahathir prevailing.

Zaid, who resigned recently from Abdullah's Cabinet in protest against the use of the Internal Security Act, said he did not expect Najib to continue Abdullah's reform agenda once he takes over.

"Legal and constitutional reforms make you less powerful, more accountable and less able to use the privileges of power.

"Why would someone trained and schooled by Dr Mahathir introduce reforms. Have you heard Najib speak of reforms?” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Zaid said he expects Najib's administration to be more authoritarian with more controls and restrictions compared to that of Abdullah's.

Abdullah, he said, believed in reforms, but "he did not have the stomach" to push through the changes needed.

During the interview he also responded to allegations made against him by Dr Mahathir on the latter's blog recently.

In his chedet.com blog, Dr Mahathir accused Zaid of being in Perth, Australia during the March general election, and for helping the Pas candidate win the Kota Baru constituency against the Barisan Nasional.

Dr Mahathir also criticised Zaid's move as minister to have the government institute ex-gratia payments to the judges who were sacked as a result of the 1988 judicial crisis.

Said Zaid in response: "He says I helped the Pas candidate, but the fact is Pas was going to win no matter what because of the anti-BN mood.

"He has conveniently forgotten that he actively asked the people to vote against BN to teach Abdullah a lesson."

Zaid added that Dr Mahathir would never be able to accept why ex-gratia payments were made to the judges because it reflects badly on his legacy as Prime Minister.

He said Dr Mahathir would never understand the need for reforms because, to him, "more authoritarianism is better”.

The former minister said Malaysia's political and economic uncertainties today is a result of Dr Mahathir.

He also blamed Dr Mahathir for Umno's unpopularity and lack of proper leadership.

"The truth is we have had no proper election since 1987," he said in reference to the year in which Dr Mahathir defeated Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah by a wafer-thin majority to retain the Umno presidency.

Soon after that election, Umno was declared illegal in a court case which led eventually to the 1988 judicial crisis and the sacking of judges involved in the case.

Under Dr Mahathir, the Societies Act was also subsequently amended disallowing judicial review of any political party decision.

"After the Societies Act was amended the president of Umno could do anything.

"You have destroyed the fabric of our lives as a democracy. Have you not done enough?''

Zaid said Malaysia faced an uncertain and more authoritarian future when Najib takes over.

"You had 23 years of Dr Mahathir, so let's say Najib lasts for 10 years as PM with Mahathir behind him. That means a total of 33 years under Dr Mahathir."


ps: Do check out http://antinajib.blogspot.com/. Also read wikipedia's less-than-wonderful potrayal as the man who would be PM at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najib_Tun_Razak .

pps: As usual, me looks forward to reading yer comments (dissenting or otherwise) on the Najib's ability as a leader.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Smoking Hot Advert



This was forwarded to me by Madam O and is another fooking great example of how to grab a viewer's (eg Kerp's) attention. Do take the time to check this out & let me know what you think of the advert.

If only all adverts like this, people would pay more attention . . . shit, come to think of it,the ads would probably be more popular than the show!!!

Enjoy!

ps: If you have seen similar ads, do share the links with us.

pps: No, Madam O is NOT a dirty lesbo . . . she's happily married with two kids.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Unlikely Lad

This posting has to do with a question our very own resident rambler, Moz (aka Anand of Bear Beer fame), asked me some time ago. Who does Morrisey support?

The ex-frontman of The Smiths may not strike you as the archetypal footie fan with his woe-is-me anthems & vegan lifestyle. But with titles such as Frankly, Mr Shankly, Your Arsenal & Roy's Keen, you suspect that there's a terrace hoolie under that famous quiff. And lo & behold, you'll never fooking guess where Morrissey is getting his footie fix!

To find out, please go to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/3147461/Morrissey-plumps-for-Millwall-game-E.ON-struggling-to-keep-clean-sheet-Football.html

ps: Know of any other unlikely footie fans? Do share.

pps: And fer a spot of navel gazing, me has included this little ditty to remind us of how fooking great The Smiths were in the 80s. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fooking Grandaddy of all footie rags

Some of you may have noticed me has included When Saturday Comes (WSC) link on me footie section. Fer those of you unfamiliar with WSC, this fanzine is quite simply the gran-fooking-daddy of all quality footie literature out there. Me is not talking about Shoot & Match which were poster rags aimed at those aged 12 & below (and yes, nothing wrong with them, me has very fond memories of these mags as well).

This here was intelligent, articulate &, most importantly, incredibly witty writing which gave birth to the likes of Four Four Two & tomes such as Nick Hornby's fabled Fever Pitch. Though the link only features a few articles as compared to the real zine, its still worth a visit as it is updated daily (warning, spurs fans may want to avoid some painful reading).

Those who want to check out the print edition of WSC, you can find copies stocked at Amcorp Mall's famous cut-price imported magazine shop (basement & 2nd floor). Within the pages, you'll find fans raving about the latest premiership star to life in the conference leagues. Exceptional writing on a subject many of us are very fond of, so its well worth yer time.

As a sampler, me'd like you guys, especially Kopites, to read this (http://www.wsc.co.uk/content/view/444/29/). It tells a familiar story - how Graeme Souness fooks things up. From Anfield to Ali Sami Yen, this fooking Jock is the fooking proverbial managerial turd!

ps: Me is not gonna post on LFC's decent start to the season & on 3-2 win over City on Sun. Too much hysteria already surrounds our team's quest fer the holy grail that is title no19. Me being the pessimist fook, somehow get the feeling that the bubble gonna burst any moment . . .

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tale of Two Parties (Ref Malaysiakini)

Compare & contrast the two statements regarding the Hindraf Five which appeared in the NST yesterday:

The PAS Chief said the action by the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) at the prime minister's & cabinet's Hari Raya Open House on Wednesday was part & parcel of democracy. Datuk Sei Abdul Awang Hadi said it signalled a change in the democratic practices in the country that should be viewed positively. "I don't think it was rude . . . It's not like they caused a commotion or started fighting," he said.

Vs

"We will ask for an early release, but . . . we will not put any pressure," said MIC president Datuk Seri Samy Vellu.
(fer more pathetic pronouncements by Samy, please go to: http://malaysiakini.com/news/90672).

To all those who still harbour deep misgivings & suspicions over the fundamentalist Islamic party, me would like to paraphrase John Lennon - "All I am saying, please give PAS a chance" (to the tune of Give Peace A Chance).

And while me is totally aware that politicians are NOT to be taken at their word, it's still a refreshing change from the Barisan's fooking bullshit (eg see Azalina Othman below).

Also note one party propounded the virtues of peaceful demonstration in a democracy; the other was still trying to locate its testicles . . .

What say you?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Minister talking shite . . . as usual (Ref Malaysiakini)

Tourism Minister Datuk Azalina Othman said such behaviour would reflect poorly on Malaysia’s image to tourists.



And what was the esteemed minister commenting on this time, you ask? Guess what, the fact that scores of Hindraf supporters had the gall to turn up at the PM's Raya open house to peacefully pass a memorandum (& a teddy bear!) asking fer the release of their five leaders. (see report at: http://malaysiakini.com/news/90645)

The YB also went on to say that the open house was not the appropriate venue fer this as the Hindraf supporters could have met the PM elsewhere officially or when parliament reconvened. Oh really?

Reflect badly on tourists? Me suppose spraying peaceful demonstrators with water cannons & detaining citizens without trial sheds a wonderful light on this country's image.

Words fooking fail me rite now . . .

ps: The ex-de facto Law Minister Dato'Zaid Ibrahim said Azalina was one of the main agitators against his reforms & constantly labelled his actions as "anti-Malay". And yet there are those who say UMNO is the best party to lead this country . . . fooking incredible.