August 17, 2014
A Tribute to the Late Robin Williams
The Late Robin Williams
Some favorite films starring Robin Williams whose life ended tragically. What a loss of this great talent. I have chosen to feature his famous movies as a mark of respect and affection. RIP, Robin.–Din Merican
July 5, 2014
July 4 Musical Entertainment
It is still July 4 in the US, noon in the national capital Washington DC and New York City, and so let us celebrate America’s Birthday with songs from well known American singers, and what better way to start this celebration than this by Lee Greenwood. Once again, Happy Birthday America, Land of the Free.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
June 28, 2014
Your Weekend Entertainment : We wish to remember Matt Monroe
Matt Monroe was Britain’s Musical export of the Sixties, born with a God given cyrstal clear voice. He is the singer who is in a class of his own, cultivated, cultured and sophisticated. He showed us that he could rise above his working class to become his country’s top entertainer. If you are surprised, just listen to Matt, the James Bond of the easy listening.
For this weekend, Dr. Kamsiah and I propose to feature Matt’s unique rendering of his greatest hits so that we all can relax ahead of the month of Ramadhan. We wish our relatives, Muslim friends and associates Selamat Berpuasa. Ramadhan is a special month for Muslims to reflect on one’s morality and get close to God Almighty. I hope those extremists in our community will stop playing politics and fanning hatred. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
A Tribute to Matt Monroe
Matt’s Greatest Hits
June 14, 2014
Your Weekend Entertainment –Jazz From Malaysia
Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
For listening pleasure, Dr. Kamsiah and I present Jazz from Malaysia featuring the RTM Combo led by Ahmad Shariff, Radio Malaysia Orchestra under the direction of Alfonso Soliano and Gus Steyn, and the crooners of the 60s era.
My dearly departed cousin, Dato’ Ahmad Daud and Zain Azman, my friend at the Rubber Research Institute (known in the 1960s as the Nat King Cole of Malaysia) are also featured here. Malaysia is a country full of talent and rich in culture and music (including Jazz).In fact, it is a land of Possibilities, if only we know how to utilise our diverse cultural heritage, and talent pool.
That said, let us relax since this week, as reflected in the postings on this blog, was an equally emotionally draining one. Keep well and enjoy your Sunday.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
RTM Combo–Ahmad Shariff
Aku Dia & Lagu
Di Taman Seputeh
Ayam den Lapeh
Mimpi Ku Semalam
Ku Kan Kembali
June 7, 2014
Weekend Entertainment-June 7, 2014
The entertainment programme for this weekend comes early since it coincides with the Official Birthday of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang DiPertuan Agong, Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. Dr Kamsiah and I take this opportunity to congratulate all friends and associates who are being honoured by our beloved King today for their contributions to national development and public service.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
June 1, 2014
Songs for the Weekend
Last evening (May 31), Dr. Kamsiah and I attended the 75th Birthday party of Tan Sri Robert Phang (left) at the Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was a well attended function where we renewed old friendships including with the controversial Tunku Abdul Aziz, and made new friends. We also celebrated the graduation of Robert’s daughter, Dr. Frances Phang MD, from the University of Nebraska. Our congratulations to Dr. Frances and sincere birthday wishes to her dad, Tan Sri Phang.
At the Phang party, I also met a fan of this blog who asked me whether I had abandoned my role as DJ. I informed the nice and kind lady that the state of our politics had affected my musical mood. On the score, I took a break from being a weekend DJ. But I promised to play a few tunes for this Sunday. I, therefore, hope she likes my selection for her listening pleasure.–Din Merican
The Everly Brothers