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Anugerah Band Episode 9 Review…


 

The following comments below is an excerpt of my last paragraph in last week’s semi-finals review:

General Feelings – So far, only Trabo and X-Tech have shown that they are worthy finalists. If you ask me who should go through amongst the remaining four, I would go for Fatskunks and Rancour. Don’t ask me why I chose the other two. I just feel that they might make the Final a bit more interesting and they are much better vocals-wise. But of course fans of Cucu Datok Merah and Putra will not agree and leave more nasty comments in my blog. P

It’s already more than half an hour after the show had ended and the names of the finalists announced, but still I can’t wipe this smirk / grin / smile off my face. My handphone has been bombarded with smses from friends who were laughing away when they knew who got kicked out this week. You know, it is so tempting to join them and the urge to gloat is so strong in this entry, after what happened over the past week in my blog. For those who are not in tune over what has happened, you guys were treated to a verbal tete-a-tete between me and a blog visitor who calls herself “Lazer Hika” a.k.a. “CTGucci” (her blog has since been taken down due to her sudden popularity), which culminated in yours truly being attacked for knowing nuts about music. This particular sentence still rankles in my head till now – “haha with this kinda blog written by PUJANGGA MALAM memang kau malam ah pasal kau buta taktahu tulis, fair kau ckp gi belajar dulu dgn reporter dulu ah sebelom type!

Somehow I feel that there is no need for me to stoop to such a level. The results tonight have more or less vindicated my stand and position as a bonafide music critic, albeit as one who does not possess professional qualifications. Yes I am extremely delighted that my predictions last week were spot-on. But at the same time, for all their shortcomings, one has to applaud the two groups whose journey ended a while ago. They did their best but their best just wasn’t good enough. At the end of the day, you want to see quality groups gracing the Final and with X-Tech, Trabo, Rancour & Fatskunks, you know that they have been showing some form of quality over the past eight weeks, even if not that consistently, to warrant a place in the Final.

Even though the Final is only next week, I felt like a winner tonight. To the voters and judges, I thank you for having the presence of mind to choose what you felt was right, to lift the standards of bands and to make the Final an intriguing affair. There is nothing left for me to say on the episode I went through last week. I do not wish to add more salt to her wounds. The pain and numbness is already unbearable and I do not want to add more fuel to fire and let the matter rest. As I’ve said above, the results have already answered my observations so far. I have nothing else to prove except to continue giving good, fair, honest and sincere reviews for my dear readers to enjoy.

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11 responses

  1. Jinx

    Hey hey, JUSTICE SERVED ICE COLD !!! Yeah!!!

    wow, my predictions too … i felt sorry for my friend (in Putra) but, the best bands made it and moi, myself laughing so insanely my mum was wondering if I was REALLY alrite.. haha

    Time to party !!! =P

    Wednesday, 2 July 2008 at 01:04

  2. eVil Freak

    can i noe who went into d final?? i miss d episode

    Wednesday, 2 July 2008 at 08:20

  3. LiliLayu

    And the truth shall set you freeeee…..!!!

    It’s the age old “kalah sabong menang sorak” theory for the ousted band although I might miss a certain cute vocalist in the next round. But then again, this is not a beauty contest so….may the best band win.

    Wednesday, 2 July 2008 at 08:40

  4. passerby

    frankly i hv NEVER fancied CMK right fm e start. i say they were plain lucky to get this far. heh! truth hurts.. let’s move on! can’t wait for the finals 🙂

    Wednesday, 2 July 2008 at 13:36

  5. pemerhati

    I like reading comments by Pujanggamalam but i just hate to read the comments given by all the commenders.. but guess they have the right to do so…so i really respect their comments.

    I just wanna say something to those who HATE SO MUCH to CDM like eg:
    passerby, I think CDM is more happy to be out fr the competition. … Adat pertandingan ada kalah and ada yg menang…Winning does not mean you are a winner…i guess YOU must hv grudges or unhappines or jealousy thats why you dont fancied them…even fr the start like u said (even before they perform). Biasalah lumrah orang melayu kan…PHD always in their HEART. I dont blame it….MELAYU!

    CDM didnt actually offend anyone and i just dont understand WHY WHY WHY you must kutuk CDM? …ok maybe they didnt perform up to your standard and thats why all this criticism came about…please think hard before you write and stop all this accusation. They are already OUT and i know alot of you are HAPPY, SMILLING and GRINNING over it..and im Happy for you guys who gloat over this…Xia Xia

    but you know WHY i want to tegak kan benang yg basah? I believe they have quality music..we are talking about music but then again … as in general of course we want to see perfection … but too bad just because of the DAMN mistake done by CDM, it chges everybodies opinion on the band…

    As for me CDM should be in the FINALS and no question ask but sudah di takdirkan oleh ALLAH. Kita MANUSIA merancang hanya TUHAN menentukan…so they hv to accept the fact. Qadha dan Qadar..and i think they accept that because they are ISLAM.

    I believe CDM have something that the rest of the group dont have…..the other group have more to learn but its ok..only those who know music will understand….. We are talking abt music … not popularity….

    I really hope that all of YOU, pls stop accusing them…We will just wait for the FINALS and see how far can this BANDS survive…I just want to see how long the FINALIST can maintan … to maintain its not EASY…so dont be happy yet …Work Hard is impt…and i wish all the best to the 4 Finalist…although im not happy with the results but i hv to face the fact of Qadha dan Qadar..

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 10:28

  6. Thank you if you like reading my comments and continue to visit this blog from time to time. I don’t think the rest hate CDM as what you pointed out. Maybe there are a few but that’s life. I think all these hatred stemmed from the fact that “Lazer Hika” had come in here over the past week and left undesirable comments. You know, just like supporting a football team. More often than not, rival fans hate each other’s clubs cos of their fans who are either arrogant or deluded. That’s how I looked at the situation last week till CDM received flak and being ostracised. Personally I don’t hate CDM but people like “Lazer Hika” almost made me did so…

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 12:22

  7. pemerhati

    Hi Pujangga,

    So did you hate them? hahah ….. Yes, definitely i will visit your webby more than the official website. Thanks to you for hving this blog…I agree with you, maybe due to those die hard fan’s harsh comment, really make the others who like CDM, will hate CDM even more … I dont really blamed them as they have the right to do so to protect their supporting band….but its not fair to the band … but this is reality huh…its oklah…Hope those die hard fan will cool down a bit…and accept the fact that CDM is not in the competition anymore.

    CDM’s journey already ended on 01 July…Who knows the fan of CDM will then support the other 4 finalist instead yah…berpaling tadah ah kira kan kekeke 🙂

    Anyway bro, keep on writing….guess you can be a journalist man….:)

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 13:46

  8. A journalist has datelines to answer to… I don’t like that… It stifles my creative juices from being produced in a short space of time. I would rather think over at my own pace, use the correct vocab to express myself and publish when I feel the time is right.

    As for hating CDM, like I mentioned before I don’t. The band members themselves have done nothing personal to make me hate them. It’s just a matter of liking and not being swayed to be interested in them. Anugerah Band is not the be all and end all. If they can come up with a quality album on their own, I’m sure local music fans will sit up and take notice.

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 15:09

  9. pemerhati

    Ok bro, i got what you mean…just continue with what you like and write more…..

    Insya allah eh..if ever they come out with an Album…

    K bro…catch up with you again…hv a nice evening 🙂

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 17:59

  10. man shaggy

    Hi,

    I like reading your blog but do apologize right if this sound harsh to you.
    Absolutely i Agree with lazer hika comment reting for his debates******, from the start reading your blog the way u convey your message about cucu datuk merah throughout thier journey in anugerah band is all bad errr kutuk2 i have to say this bro.Obviously the fans wont like it and your blog is open to public to view,he have the right to blow out your blog.Truthfully from the start reading your blog rabak bro you kutuk cdm.Untill well the die hard fans he the lazer Hika blow out your blog then you stop writing and condemn cdm.

    Well end of it too bad they are good.Thanks pujjangga malam

    Cheers..:) ya…

    Thursday, 3 July 2008 at 18:03

  11. Jinx

    Well, we’re just critics u see. We watch a show, and we point out what we like and don’t. Hate is a strong word. We less like is the correct term. At first, I never hated cdm at all. I tot they got potential just that they need to do more, thats all. With so many excellent bands competiting, i just tot they should be ahead of the rest. We should take bad criticism and change it to something good u see. No one want to be enemy. We are all music lovers, you and i. We’re not that different.

    And at least im glad that man shaggy is more civilised. At least I know where he/she is coming from. Its good if we all understand one another. I’ll say this time and again, we’re here coz we cared about the music we so religiously love. We’re here to help each other. Bitching bout other bands is not our thing. Like Silksutra said, people like to comment and that is true I supposed. But comments that will spur bands to do better, better what than what they already are.

    And Im sorry that I said something bad the last comment i gave to lazer hika bout cdm. I dun mean what i said. Its just that she is so shallow-minded and calling me names that i had to do what i had to do. Im sorry to cdm too. You guys still got talent trust me. You will do better in the future i reckon. Its just nature of competition. At times, its not fair. But things happened. So we just have to make the best of it all yeah. Just continue making music. We’ll see u guys around. And the first comment in this thread, was for lazer hika, not cdm. CDM is better than her in all aspect.

    Friday, 4 July 2008 at 16:49

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