The Curated Day: Death Squad Documentaries, Thundercat and Hexaflexagons along with Sixx and Nicholas Chim

Sixx x Nicholas Chim
The secret Sixx and Nicholas Chim collabo at The Pigeonhole

Okay, my bad for not doing these posts on a more regular basis, though the important thing is that I’m still updating the blog, right? (Right.) Anyhow, a couple of things, I’ll be extending my subscription to my webhost (HostSG!) for another year! I’m still deciding if I really need to pay for server space, though I suppose it’s nice to know that everything is backed up on a local server. Maybe it helps put my mind at ease. Maybe.

Well, apart from today’s curated list of links, today’s featured images were taken from a secret collaborative gig done up by Sixx and Nicholas Chim at The Pigeonhole. There’ll also be a video uploaded to Sixx’s YouTube page in the near future, and I’ll be sure to tell you all about it when it goes live. I also spent the last weekend checking out Artsyful and Grin Affair, both of which I hope I’ll do up blog posts very soon.


Joshua Oppenheimer on this year’s most disturbing doc and working with the heads of Indonesian death squads to re-enact mass murders

Fantastically illuminating piece into the inner workings and driving force of Joshua Oppenheimer’s newest work, an inside look into the the Indonesian Death Squads that were “instrumental” to the country’s reforms back in the Sixties. Having a passion for documentaries and having made one when I was in university, I must say, it is supremely challenging to achieve this sort of clarity when it comes to the documentary making process.

Grimlock Costume Hoodie

More a “take-a look-at-this-and-let-your-mouth-gape”, then wrangle your consumerist heart in pain as you realise this amazing platform of threads and colours is out-of-stock.

The PC is Over

Some light reading to have you thinking about the ramifications of current mobile and tablet uptake. My little brain spark came when I realised that I could use my mobile or tablet as some kind of Shuttle PC, and connect screens and keyboards to each device. Like some kind of “instant-workstation.” It bears thinking, if the current ecosystem of desktop / laptop computing will become one with mobile computing. *ohhmmmmmmm*


RBMA Presents.. Thundercat Fireside Chat

More good stuff from Red Bull’s Music Academy. As a disclaimer, I’m a bass player, and Thundercat happens to be the bass player for Brainfeeder material. Suffice to say, I like Brainfeeder too. Still, listen to this in the later hours of a quiet evening, and let all the coils of this world slowly unwind as you sip on whatever poison of your own making.



Utterly trippy craft tutorial video. I also love the commentary that goes along with it. I’m just imagining a rather whimsical girl in a dorky coloured pull-over talking to herself as she folds and colours her hexaflexagons.


Events // an everyday muse x A FAMILY AFFAIR

an everyday muse

Drawings by Amanda K. Ang. A talented illustrator and someone I’ve gotten to know in recent times, is having her very first exhibition this Saturday, 19 May 2012 at The Pigeonhole. Alongside to kickstart the launch of the exhibition, are bands that Amanda knows personally. Novak and Shelves will take the stage from 8PM onwards to usher in the spiraled out madness of live music. A pretty worthwhile accompaniment to Amanda’s many drawings, your beer and our banter.

// Details //

Date: 19 May 2012, Saturday
Time: Bands play from 8PM
Venue: The Pigeonhole, 52 / 53 Duxton Road
Entrance: Free!


SHELVES x Pigeonhole

Shelves X Pigeonhole

I’m very happy to announce that SHELVES will be playing a show at my favourite book cafe or bar, The Pigeonhole this Saturday, 21 May 2011 at 9PM.

Entry is free, but I strongly urge each of you to at least buy a drink! The space is quaint joint for conversations and free expressions, and the menu is wonderfully simple (it’s just drinks. Organic beers, single malts and quality coffee). We need more places like this, and you’d make our Saturday night, as well as yours if you come down to enjoy our brazenly sensitive pop-rock and the Pigeonhole’s bookish party vibe.

The band will be down slightly earlier, helping ourselves to drinks and banter, and I hear we’re also going to be guest iPod DJ-ing. It’s going to be a special night because it’s our first time playing solo, and we’re hoping to play all the songs in our repertoire so far. That includes two new(er) songs, Brittle Hearts and Goodbye Subtlety.

So come on down for a night of awkward, easy fun! Shelves and books.. it’s a match made in heaven!

To recap, here are the details:
Place: The Pigeonhole, 52 & 53 Duxton Road
Date: 21 May 2011, Saturday
Time: 9pm – 10pm
Links: RSVP, SHELVES, The Pigeonhole