Friday, March 08, 2013

As close as it gets...

When I missed Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra's gig in Japan back in 2006 by just a few days and just a few thousand ringgit, I vowed that one day, the next time they get closer to home, I'm going to catch them brass boys in action.

But I guess lady luck isn't smiling my way just yet. Back then, I could not afford to stay longer in Japan eventhough my flight was already paid for. A rookie journalist back in 2006 didn't earn as much as a cabuk journalist with 10 years of experience today. Not that I'm paid that much more now, but at least I can afford to pay RM2,000 just to take the trip down to Singapore, find a place to bunk and attend the Mosaic Music Festival where TSPO will be playing on the 15th of March, 2013.

But there is the matter with timing. Right now, work is up to here (hand at nose) and some other things running in the background is just making it wayyy not cool if I hop on a bus and get my butt down Esplanade Drive.

So thank you Youtube for bringing me closer to TSPO than I've ever gotten on my own.