Wednesday, September 21, 2005

In New York Last Night


Dear Sting,

Please take note that last night, during my company's annual dinner, I sang your song for the kareoke competition. "An Englishman in New York" is among my favorite, and yeah, I decided to do that one. My company folks actually ate my act like the delicious halal Chinese 10 course meal we had. And I won!!!



Blogger yanz said...


now when can i hear u sing??

1:16 AM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

i absolutely love that song. and fields of gold. and fragile, and shape of your heart. and (ad lib till fade)

1:33 AM  
Blogger dudae_simboyo said...


eeyyyy, long live sting...

you too lah


1:38 AM  
Blogger Inn said...

wahhhhh! cayalah ;) *One hand up* -I'm seconding Yanz's motion.

When will that be? hahhahah!

2:07 AM  
Blogger mangolisa said...

woooooooo hoooooooo!!!



2:41 AM  
Blogger silent said...

so when are you recording that for me?

3:10 AM  
Blogger The Yoga Instructor said...

dear, if you were to join MI this year, we don't have to see Daniel in the final tau..

6:15 AM  
Blogger Sports Freak said...

Congratulations dude.

8:44 AM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

*Clap clap clap*. Abg Muddy, nak autograph.

10:06 AM  
Blogger 9 said...

err.. u didn't cry during your acceptance speech, did u? =)

6:19 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

i LOVE Sting, i LOVE that song and now i love muddy even MORE. congratulations! you must've gone to the concert earlier this year, no?

7:33 PM  
Blogger thinktankgal said...

Wooo hoo!!....Way to go Muddy!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Pojan said...


8:20 PM  
Blogger The Squatter said...

singing competition is so gay.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

yanz :

thanks babe! :) i don't know when i will be doing gigs again. it really depends on a) if there is a gig to go to, b) my group is ever free to jam, c) i write new material. at the moment, all abc cannot be complete.

but will inform you ok? :)

babe (the smart bimbo) :

fields of gold is my ultimate favorite sting song. did i ever tell you my dad sang that song to my ma when they were dating? heheheh...

dudae :

hidup sting!!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

inn :

hahahah...not sure lah babe (as i have informed yanz). but will update you (since you have asked many, many times) when ever i do a gig soon. :)

mangolisa :

for you (and terry and gorgeous nabila), i will encore any day! ;)

silent :

hahahahah...nak buat recording ke? babe, we have to jam soon. next week, i will be free so wanna go write some new songs? ;))

9:18 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Though I prefer the "Jamaican in New York" version more, I would love to see you sing Sting. Not to be confused with you going over to sting a Singh.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

yoga : you, i cannot comprehend why the *beeeeeeeeepppp* daniel is top two!!! HE CANNOT SING!!! well, yes, perhaps he can carry a tune, but to win a competition like MI, malu lah.

Vote Nita!!!

sports freak :

hahahah...thanks man. it was great to have won something (haven't won anything in ages).

madnessinvain :

hahahah...autograph? that will be the day! huhuhuhu...

9:23 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

9 :

huhuhu...thank god there were no acceptance speach. just went on stage, grabbed the award and present, shook hands, smiled for the cameras, looked at boss (see, i did it for the company!!!), went to colleagues, and ciao. huhuhhu...

discovery :

heheheheh...i LOVE your tv program, i LOVE you too! ;)

thinktankgal :

wooo hoooooo!!! heheheh...thanks babe! :))

9:26 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

pojan :

heheheheh...thanks babe!!! :)) and yeah, take a break. go to an island and recuperate.

pseu :

perhaps its because you can't sing AND because you can never win in one.

(you were an AF reject, weren't you?) MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

9:29 PM  
Blogger Oreos said...

way to go, man. always good to have a back-up job you can fall back on in case you get tired of consulting!

11:41 PM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

ooh i really must get the white baby-tee ready ...

12:17 AM  
Blogger AcesHigh said...

Aaa... good choice... great song. And congrats! :)

1:57 AM  
Blogger thingsaboottogetvaryinterestinghear said...

singing is NOT gay. i wish i could sing.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

sting a singh? huhuhu...but yeah, who did jamaican in new york? yeah, that song rocks. everytime when i hear it, i always imagine myself walking in the busy streets of new york...

yeah, will inform you whenever i will do a gig soon.

oreos :

hahahahah thanks pal! huhuhuhu...not sure if i would ever take this thing seriously. i mean, exactly how can i make a living out of this little talent i have? right now, still a hobby but if consulting doesn't work out, i got other plans up my sleeves. huhuhu...

babe :

babe, when ever you tell me that, aiyoooo...panas panas!!! ;P

6:24 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

aceshigh :

hehehe...yeah, i think it was a good song choice too. it was surprising that after my performance, a lot of the audience member came up to me saying they loved the song but never heard it before.

i was like, "it's sting. how come you don't know???"

but glad to know i was educating the masses on good taste in music. huhuhu

things :

hahahah...pal, bet you can sing. it's not that difficult (unless you are tone deaf, then there's a challenge to overcome). two key things to understand is :

1) your vocal level : are you bass, baritone or tenor (altos and sapranos are segmented to the ladies). once you know this, you can then sing/adjust songs suited to your key level; and

2) that not all songs are suited for your vocal style. for example, i can never do songs that require me to sing large jumps in key (think tevin campbell) because i am more comfortable with singing in the lower bass/baritone range.

once you understand these two basic factors, you can then learn how to breathe correctly, project correctly, sustaining the correct pitch and so on. good luck.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Jamaican in New York was done by Shinehead as a reggae tribute to the Police.

Why do have an image of Paul Moss when you were explaining on how to sing.

I can't sing to save my life. Maybe I don't know where I belong, but high key is definitely out.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Rostam Effendi said...

Waaaaa if you won singing sting's song... u must be very good la!!! Thinking of changing profession???

9:19 PM  
Blogger Sweet Elfyn said...

I've read through your blog and it does seem like you love singing and good at it too.. and now knowing you auditioned for the Idols is making me regret not REALLY watching it haha..

I agree with Vlad though, your explanation reminded me of Paul Moss or rather this Biology teacher I once had.. no offence here coz you really know your stuff!

One more thing: I WISH I could SING--> other than the in-the-shower singing!!!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Pesa said...

bravo..bravo the way,when you said 'my group' is a 'group' instead of a band rite? well, later don't froget to invite us la wei!! :p

6:20 AM  
Blogger the kimster said...

I still dream of (read angan-angan) singing "Shape of My Heart" at a company/department karaoke but so far have to settle for the more kosher "My Way" which suits my vocal range better (read non-existent).

5:15 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

hahaha...paul moss, on the day i was eliminated from MI, he told me that i wasn't pop enough. despite that being his reason why i got kicked off, i thought it was the best compliment someone could ever have given to me.

rostam : fact, i am in the midst of changing professions (which i have hinted in my past posts), but i won't be in the music industry. perhaps not just yet...

sweet :

hahahah...a biology teacher? ;P well, the reason why i speak music like that was due to my engagement in vocal lessons back in high school. i did classic vocal training and represented my school in different parts of the SEA region. those were the days when my vocals were intact: now, i sing like i baboon. huhuhu...

6:40 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

pesa :

you got that correct man! its a vocal group: we don't play any instruments except for an accoustic guitar. we were thinking of recruiting a forth member who can play the piano as well. know anyone who fits the bill?

the kimster :

woohoo, shape of my heart is an excellent song!!! in my opinion, i don't think the song is going to be too hard to sing, cause the melody sticks to a few sets of notes, but i know what you achieve the same sting effect is so damn difficult, we just sound like con artists trying to immitate. way issit? sometimes its funny when you have three people singing that song...who's way is it? :P bet you rock that song pal!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Consider yourself lucky. My friend Farish, yes that long hair dude, got it so harsh. I pity him.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

yeah, i still remember farish. he has a great voice, but i think that he is more suited to be in a band than sell his soul to MI.

Look, the msian voters voted Daniel over Nita. How is that EVER possible??? Now i personally feel that it is best to launch one's music career away from such shows...

7:24 PM  
Blogger shobshob said...

muddy with the voice.. bile lagi nak pegi karaoke kat ampang nie? :)

6:08 AM  

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