Townes Van Zandt songs

July 5th, 2016

I discovered recently that my friend Greg, who plays dobro, also loves Townes Van Zandt, and he was keen to play some songs with me. So it happened on Sunday at Timbre @ Gilman, and we’ll try it again soon. Here’s “Pancho & Lefty”, and “White Freight Liner” with Aman Wadhwa guesting on lead guitar.

Peter, Naoko and Zen in Japan

July 2nd, 2016

I took over 900 pictures in Japan, so I have to resist the temptation to share the best pictures (maybe about 50-75?) here. Instead, here are some pics of Naoko, Zen & I, seeing as we seldom take pics together with one of us being the cameraman.

Our first night on the road eating Hakata ramen in… Hakata!
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Here we are eating pork in Kagoshima.
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On a special train to Ibusuki. The attendants came around with caps and a little date marker (which Zen is holding) for a photo session. Great idea!
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This may look like someone’s house, but it’s a nice tonkatsu restaurant. Yummy!!
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Here we are in Beppu at the “umi no jigoku” (sea hell) volcanic spring.
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Here we are at a Hanshin Tigers game! They won!!
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My original song “Omniscient”

June 5th, 2016

Here’s a video of my buddy Seth and me doing one of my original songs, “Omniscient”.

Back in the old hood!

March 27th, 2016

We finally went back to the old neighbourhood, took a bunch of pictures of places that used to be covered up in construction zones and complete mess. Looks like a nice area now!! Used to be a mess… IMG_8795

This used to be a mess…

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This was once horrible…

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This looks great now!!

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This intersection was erased and re-drawn a million times… looks like this is the final version!

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Looks amazing!!

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This used to be a cramped and awful space… now looks wide and green!!

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A nice wide avenue!!

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I wish all sidewalks in Singapore were this spacious!!

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City comfort at its finest!!

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What a wonderful neighbourhood!!

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This road was also totally re-drawn, now it looks comfortable and fresh!!

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Love this part of Singapore…

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Hooray for Beauty World!!

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Beauty…

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World…

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Used to be a parking lot…

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Big and wide!

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Wonderful!!

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Great!!

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The subway entrance.

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Underground caverns!!

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Nice place!

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Beautiful!!

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My old neighbourhood…

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Very modern!!

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I bought a Time Riders book for Zen.

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No mo is forever…

January 16th, 2016

After two months and a bit with a Lemmy…

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…I got rid of the Lemmy; got me a Clark Gable instead, for my first day back at work on January 13th…

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…but by January 15th I was already sick of it and off it came. Took this picture just five minutes ago…

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See ya next Movember!

My amp

January 15th, 2016

Got myself a nice little Vox amp in December. This is working out real well…

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A night at Sportsman – oh Lord yeah!!

January 14th, 2016

Had a great Thursday night out this week checking out the open mic jam session at Sportsman. Wow – loads of fun, with so many friends coming out to jam!!

Hangin’ out with Farid – must be the first time in ages and ages!!
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Luke Buirski givin’ it a whirl.
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Oh Luke, yeah!!
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Chillin’ with the Buirski.
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Fantastic Faz!!
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Retro Groove power!!
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Farid killin’ it!!
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Stuart!!
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Gerry on drums!!
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Eddy givin’ it the rock star treatment.
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Eddy and Luke thrashing it!!
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Power!!
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Near the end of the evening.
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A bit of “Zombie”.
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Huxley and Amanda at Hood

January 13th, 2016

Wednesday night we had an office party, and after that I went out to see some live music at Hood Cafe in Bugis. Pretty cool – Huxley’s 19 years old, studying music in the US and is gonna be a big star, and Amanda Tee’s a talented local Singapore musician (and a fellow lefty) who plays most nights a week. Great music!!

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Two lefties. Amanda always makes a funny face when she takes pictures…

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Full health recovery

January 11th, 2016

Went to the doctor today and got great news – recovery from my hernia surgery from last week (January 5th) is going very well, and I’ll soon be fully recovered. I’m also told that I can go back to the gym in March, which is great news for me – I used to go five times a week, and was as physically fit as a teenager, when I found out that I needed back surgery in August 2014 and had to stop going to the gym altogether.

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Hernia surgery

January 6th, 2016

Yesterday I had hernia surgery. It wasn’t a lot of fun, but I was only away from home about 30 hours and only had to spend one night in the hospital. Not bad!

The hospital took great care of me, and even the food was pretty good! I’m glad it’s taken care of, I feel 20 years younger!