March 21, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment –Dame Shirley Bassey at The BBC
We all have been through a lot this whole week and the week before. We have wtinessed the passing of the Hudud Bill (with amendments) by PAS and UMNO politicians at the Kelantan state assembly. They did it for purely political reasons. We read that at LIMA 2015, our beloved Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has bought himself a new toy which will fly him and his consort around the world, costing nearly half billion ringgit at our expense. The Police continues to arrest and persecute opposition politicians like Nurul Izzah, Rafizi Ramli et.al while in our homes, we are not secure from night raiders who will rob us clean when we are less vigilant.
The 1MDB scandal continues with the Auditor-General in action while attempts to divert our attention from this mother of scandals continues unabated. On April 1, GST comes into effect leaving citizens burdened with the rise in the cost of living. So far, we know taxi, bus and train fares have gone up. We are sure that the prices of tosai, chapati, roti canai and tea tarik will rise as well, and we know salaries have not increased.
Let us put all that behind us at least momentarily and take a break. We hope will enjoy the company of the incomparable Dame Shirley Bassey who sings with such emotion and virtuosity.– Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
March 15, 2015
Your Sunday Morning Entertainment–Bryan Adams
We have just returned from The Malaysian Bar Council Dinner at The Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Hence this late posting of our weekly entertainment.–Dr.Kamsiah and Din Merican
March 7, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment–Barry Manilow: My Dream Duets
For this weekend, Dr. Kamsiah and I are pleased to share Barry Manilow’s latest release titled Barry Manilow: My Dream Duets with you. With technology, imagination and creativity, Singer-Composer-Arranger, Barry is able to “sing” with singers long gone. Listen him do that with Mama Cass Ellioit, Whitney Houston, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and others. Enjoy yourself with this album. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
February 26, 2015
Relax with the Music of Glenn Miller
February 2014 is nearing its end. What better way to relax than to listen to the music of Glenn Miller. May it bring back memories to men and women of my generation with the sounds of Glenn Miller. I remember watching James Stewart play the role of Glenn Miller in the movie in tribute of this wonderful bandleader. June Allyson played Mrs. Glenn Miller. Dr. Kamsiah was too young to remember.–Din Merican
February 14, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment: Frank Sinatra
Happy V Day to All
For this weekend,let us listen to Frank Sinatra, the greatest crooner-singer of the 2oth century. While browsing the youtube, we found this video recording of the making of the album titled LA is My Lady. Composer-Arranger Quincy Jones led a group of some of the top musicians, Lionel Hampton, Ray Brown, Ubie Green, George Benson, Newman Foster et.al, with Mr. Sinatra as the main attraction. We think this album is the best of the many albums released by this entertainer over the years. We hope, you will enjoy our choice for this weekend. All the best.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
P.S. As suggested by Kellen, we dedicate this clip (below) featuring George Strait to the family of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim. May they stay united and strong in the face of adversity with their father now in prison.
February 8, 2015
Nat King Cole Entertains You this Weekend
It is nice for Dr. Kamsiah, who has just returned from Portugal and The United Kingdom, and I to bring back Nat King Cole, the jazz man with a velvet voice as our entertainer of this week. This wonder voice of the 20th century is hard to forget since the songs he sings are heart rendering and relaxing.
Let us enjoy what is left of the weekend before we hear the verdict that could send Anwar Ibrahim to prison. He deserves to be given the benefit of the doubt given flaws in the case by prosecution. There is nothing we can do but to wait from the Federal Court to deliver its judgement.– Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican