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Monday, August 17, 2009

The interim post before we get Nail'd for real...

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Sorry for the dearth of postings, but Walski’s been on the road, which usually means you usually have to wait until he’s back in home base. And after he’s had some time to catch up on his beauty sleep.

In any case, Walski’s got a butt load of writing to do the next 24 hours – and it’s not here. So, take this as something to tide you over until he’s in full-steam blogging mode again – which, hopefully, will be sometime in the next 48 hours. Incidentally, in case you haven’t noticed, you can also follow Walski on Twitter.

And so with that little intro out of the way, here’s a taste of what you missed in Singapore last Monday.

YouTube user ii53 was at the Nine Inch Nails concert and has been kind enough to post pretty much the entire show. Well, almost… apparently the battery in ii53’s webcam died part-way during the encore (Hurt – a heart-wrenching piece of tuneage that never fails to activate the tear ducts).

It was a solid close-to 2 hours of Nails… exhilarating to have been there in the historic Fort Canning park, to be part of NIN history – the first time Nine Inch Nails has ever performed in Singapore. Sadly, it may also be the last time… the tour was renamed Wave Goodbye and Trent Reznor has announced that this would be the last Nine Inch Nails tour for at least a few years.

The worst thing about a hiatus is that you never know how long you’ll have to wait...  
(more preliminary Nails, in the full post)

Image hosting by Photobucket In any case, it was an excellent show. Unless you’re an epileptic or otherwise allergic to strobe lights. The 3-piece accompanying band and Trent Reznor were tight and energetic. The Lord Panda, who led Walski’s small entourage (and has seen NIN twice before) said that this was the most musically diverse NIN concert he’d seen.

Well, a proper review (and hopefully Walski’s own videos) in another post coming soon. The picture above is just something he’s giving you to whet your appetite, and to tide you over for the time being. It’s at concerts such as these that Walski wished he had a proper SLR. And a steadier hand.

But it was definitely well worth the 4-plus hour drive down to Singapore, even if it meant being part of the multitude of the republic’s holiday makers who were rushing home after Singapore’s extended weekend, due to their national day on August 9th.

It’s a shame that there are all kinds of restrictions imposed on music acts if they choose to come to Malaysia to perform. But such is the reality of our 1Malaysia… and the ever-growing conservatism Walski is seeing.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that Walski saw a whole load of Malaysians at the concert.

Well, it’s back to the grindstone, so to speak… stay tuned for the full concert review, coming to you as soon as Walski manages to clear off some of the piling work that’s waiting for him after a week of being on the road…

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