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
February 1, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment–Dean Martin
To CLF, Nora, and Friends,
Yes, I have abandoned my weekend DJ role for a while. The reason is that it is a difficult at this time to be in the mood for songs and music, given the politics of Malaysia, and the state of the Malaysian economy which many of Economist friends claim is fundamentally sound.Frankly, I do not know what they mean.
As far as I am concerned, we are going to be in a sorry state this Year of the Goat. It is frustrating to note that our leaders and their advisers are playing footsy, instead of getting their job done. Let us to stop blaming others for our problems. For example, those who want to take action against forex traders who are shorting the ringgit should think before they leap. They forget that their policies are creating opportunities for speculators to make money at our expense.
That said, I think, we should listen to the great voice of Dean Martin this weekend and relax. I also dedicate Dean’s songs to my dear wife, Dr. Kamsiah who is now in Lisbon attending an advanced dental course by Dr. Palo Malo at the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal for a few days before visiting London. Have a great weekend to all of you wherever you may be right now.–Din Merican
December 29, 2014
I remember Dean Martin who passed on December 25, 1995. I was able to visit his grave site with my wife, Dr. Kamsiah, and my friend in Los Angeles, Orang Malaya in 2011. I also met for the first time my dear sparring partner, Dr. M. Bakri Musa and his wife Karen Musa. I thought it is appropriate for me to present the man with a golden voice. Here he is for your listening pleasure.–Din Merican
December 23, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (2015)
The Season to be Fearless about Truth and Justice
Dr. Kamsiah and I wish all our Christian friends and associates in Malaysia and around the world Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015. Let there be Peace among men and women of Goodwill. As we welcome the festive season, let us spare a thought for those among us who cannot for a reason or another enjoy the merriment that this occasion brings.
Let us say a prayer for those who lives have been shattered by those who use war for political ends, promote their ideology of violence and hatred, and seek to destroy our heritage and impoverish humanity. Renew your Faith in Humanity, Compassion and Most Exalted and Merciful God and say No to Terrorism, Racism, Bigotry.
How about some Christmas songs to welcome the festivities.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican