June 6, 2017
Here’s Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture in Literature
June 6, 2017
May 27, 2017
To All my Buddies, Semper Fi, Orang Malaya, LaMoy , Isa Manteqi, Tok Cik Ipoh Mari, Conrad, C L Familiaries, Veritas, Kllau, Dr. Phua, Abnizar, et.al.
Enjoy yourself while you can. It is difficult to relax these days, given what is happening around the world as DJT tries to insult everybody he meets including The Pope. We in Malaysia too have a bunch of jokers in power who take themselves seriously when no body else gives them a hoot. As the Bee Gees say, we are living a world of fools.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
March 19, 2017
The Iconic Chuck Berry dead at 90. RIP and thanks for the memories, my soul brother Chuck.–Din Merican
Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90.
A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside.
Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”
Berry wrote and recorded “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” — songs every garage band and fledgling guitarist had to learn if they wanted to enter the rock ‘n’ roll fellowship.
Berry took all-night hamburger stands, brown-eyed handsome men and V-8 Fords and turned them into the stuff of American poetry. By doing so, he gave rise to followers beyond number, bar-band disciples of the electric guitar, who carried his musical message to the far corners of the Earth.
Some of his most famous followers praised him on social media.Bruce Springsteen tweeted: “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.”
March 11, 2017
At Waldorf Astoria, Park Avenue, New York City
Dr Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican present the evergreen Cliff Richard for your weekend listening pleasure. Without further ado, here is Sir Cliff ,Britain’s top entertainer.–Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican
March 9, 2017
I was shocked and saddened today to learn on Facebook of the passing of Phang Tat Cheam. He was 82. My friendship with Phang goes back a long way to the 1960s when I was with Ismail Md. Ali’s Bank Negara.
We kept in constant touch as I used to meet up with him at the Lake Club and the Royal Selangor Golf Club. He was a keen golfer and fierce competitor on the links. He enjoyed listening songs of Fifties and Sixties. His favourite female vocalist is Joni James, who is also mine. He enjoyed Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Cliff Richard, and others of our generation.
Phang, you will be missed. So today, in my tribute to your memory, I am honored to present Joni James with some of her popular tunes.
May you rest in peace,my dear friend and fellow Malaysian. You and I never let our ethnicity and religion come between us. I know how sad you are to see a divided nation as you leave this world. You and I never expected to witness our country become a failed and corrupt nation under Prime Minister Najib Razak. That said Phang, I will never forget you for your counsel, compassion, generosity and optimism.
To his bereaved family, my wife Dr. Kamsiah Haider and I convey our heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of Phang Tat Cheam.–Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican
March 3, 2017
Dr Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican want you to Go Stylistics this weekend and put cares away. We have to get way from the political games Trump and his Republicans and the Democrats are playing in Washington DC at the expense of Putin and associates in Moscow.
Just relax with The Stylistics who will make you feel brand new come next Monday.–Dr Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican