October 2, 2015
Enjoy your Weekend with Salena
What a week it was. September, 2015 is gone and for here on till December the days will grow short. Let us enjoy the music and voice of this lovely Mexican singer Salena Quintanilla Perez who died tragically in 1995. Relax because we do not know what tomorrow comes. Carpe Diem. We dedicate these songs to our Dentist friend, Dr Davids Nissan of Mexico City who we met in Taipei, Taiwan and also to Dr. Kamsiah’s mentor, Dr. Chris Chang, and his wife Dr. Su Fen.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
September 27, 2015
Good Sunday Morning with John Denver
Relax and rest with the voice of Mr. Denver and his wonderful lyrics. –Din Merican in Phnom Penh
September 26, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment: Ms Peggy Lee
Dr. Kamsiah and I are pleased to feature the sultry voice of Ms.Peggy Lee, one of the greatest singers in the Jazz medium this weekend. In 2011, when we were in Los Angeles for Dr. Kamsiah’s dental course in Anaheim,California, we were able to visit her grave site at Westwood Memorial Park in downtown Los Angeles (Beverly Hills). For that we are grateful to Semper Fi who took us there. We were also at the final resting places of Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Mel Tome, Farah Fawcett-Majors and Burt Lancaster in the same cemetery.
We also had the chance to meet Dr. M Bakri Musa and his wife Karen who came all the way from Morgan-Hill to be with us. They then took us and Semper Fi to spend Sunday in Santa Barbara. With some luck, we will see these wonderful friends again.
So we dedicate the Peggy Lee’s songs to them. May you all enjoy our choice as well. Great weekend for you and your loved ones. You will agree with us that the late Ms. Lee was a great talent who has left a wonderful legacy.–Dr Kamsiah and Din Merican
September 23, 2014
Let us relax
Tomorrow is a public holiday in Cambodia since it is the day people here to commemorate the promulgation of their new Constitution. It is also Hari Raya Haji in BolehLand.
Let us the Malays reflect on what happened on September 16, when bigots and racists sponsored by big spender Najib Razak took to the streets to protect Malay maruah. There is no maruah if the Malays are being led by a corrupt, lying and dishonest leader. Let us not run away from the fact that we the Malays can be bought and sold like cheap commodities by Najib.
Despite our strong Islamic beliefs, we are lacking in moral courage to tell him to relinquish power; instead those red shirts led by a self-serving ikan bakar seller for a piddly sum of ringgits are giving him a fresh lease of political life. I have no Islamic song to play for you on this public holiday. Instead, let us listen to the 3 Tenors (Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo) and relax.–Din Merican
Bonus: Lionel Ritchie and Friends
Singapore’s Lady of Song–Tina Dahari
Indonesia’s Singing Sensation–Hendri Rotinsulu and others
September 11, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment–Bringing Back Memories
Dr Kamsiah in Mumbai, India and Din Merican in Phnom Penh by The Mekong bring for your listening pleasure the unique voices and the guitar sounds of the Everly Brothers. In doing so, we pay special to the late Phil Everly. Together, Phil and Don entertained millions around the world with their songs.
For Din in particular, it is always an emotional experience whenever he brings back singers and musicians of his generation since they remind him of his departed close friends from those bygone years when life in Alor Setar and Penang was plain,simple and less complicated.
Time has a way of cheating on us. So, in stead being nostalgic, we hope that the songs from the Everly Brothers will bring back fond memories wherever you may be. Each of us has memories to cherish.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
Bonus –Joni James for Cheam Tat Pang
September 5, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment– Let’s Go Country and Western with Mr. Johnny Cash
Phnom Penh –Cambodia
After three weeks of tension and emotional outburst, Dr. Kamsiah and I have chosen to entertain the men and women of Bersih 4.0 who were at Dataran Merdeka and its surrounds and members of the Royal Malaysian Police who helped to ensure that the gathering of thousands in Kuala Lumpur on August 29 and August 30 was orderly and peaceful.
We have pleasure in presenting to you Mr. Johnny Cash. Mr. Cash is arguably the best country western singer to have entered the country and western music world. There are, of course, others like Glen Campbell, John Denver, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins among them.
We enjoyed being with you all on those historic days on the eve of Merdeka Day–our 58th, but our business is not finished since what we did was not enough to move the Prime Minister to step down. So the struggle for change is still a work in progress. For us, it was a pleasure to meet Dato Ambiga, Maria Chin Abdullah, Adam Adli, YB Tian Chua, Ivy Josiah, Cynthia Gabriel, Dr. Subramaniam Pillay, Mr. Sarajun Hoda and others. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
Bonus: Francis Albert Sinatra