I got this one done late last year as I was finishing up “Selamat Tinggal Genie”. It’s a mashup of Shazzy’s “Lagu Puisi” with Wilber Pan and Xian Zi’s “Bu De Bu Ai”. I initially released it among my friends on Facebook first trying to gauge the response before actually releasing it on the interweb in conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year. If anything, I hope the Year of the Ox will help me further my musical bullshitting mangling skills.
Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone!
Note: The comments below were taken verbatim from their own responses to my posted item on Facebook that I copied and pasted here.
I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three
The three is all that’s good and right
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign
I wish instead I were a nine
For nine could thwart this evil trick
With just some quick arithmetic
I know I’ll never see the sun
Such is my reality
A sad irrationality
When hark! What is this I see?
Another square root of a three
Has quietly come waltzing by
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer
Rejoicing as an integer
We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands
Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed
Happy New Year! And I hope I’m not being too ironic to start it off with a “Selamat Tinggal” (that’s “goodbye” to you non-Bahasa speaking people).
This mashup features Nikki (of Malaysian Idol fame) with her latest single “Selamat Tinggal”, Shazzy with “Kenapa” and Christina Aguilera with “Genie In A Bottle”. For once, I really wanted to do a mash that can tell a story from a lyrical standpoint rather than just slapping songs that fit together musically. So it took me awhile indeed to complete this one as compared to the previous mashes that I’ve done. Heck! Some parts even went through a re-recording! (Thanks much, Shazzy!)
I owe lots to Pam Yuen, Audi Mok and Shazzy for the guidance and most of all, the permission to do this! I should also thank the production team for Christina Aguilera’s Genie In A Bottle but I might end up making this entry sound like the acknowledgement section you usually see on those CD inserts.
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