Sunday, February 17, 2008

Music That PISSES YOU OFF!!!

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is something that we've all heard of, but not too many of us has actually gone to witness it.

I've been hearing all about it. Apparently everything about it is world class. From the musicians to even the concert hall they play in.

So today I finally decided to get myself (and a date) a ticket, put on my coat and went to watch it.Yes the place is so world class that you can't get in without wearing either a coat or a batik shirt.

Now to be very honest, I'm not too much a classical music kind of person. I like classical music, but just some of the songs. Hence I never like going to an orchestra concert because you'll never really know what you're actually gonna get to hear.

It's like going to a concert and you have no idea who's going to perform. I mean it turn out to be something good like Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas or something... OR it could turn out to be something really shit like.... well... Jessica Simpson and you'll be kicking yourself through the night.

Anyyyyywaaayyy... so happens that on the night of the concert I was going, they were having this pianist coming to perform.

So fine... I like the sound of the piano.

We all sat down in the world class concert hall and the music started playing.
Then something really weird struck me, the piano he was playing didn't sound at all like a piano.

I turned to my date and asked her
"Wtf is wrong with that piano? Don't they realize it's broken?"

She told me
"It's not a piano, it's called a Harpsichord".

Most of us would have never really heard of a harpsichord before but it basically looks like a piano but sounds NOTHING like a piano. In fact, it sounds LIKE SHIT.

I couldn't stand the music that came out of that hideous piece of crap. It somehow just struck a nerve in me that made me really very annoyed.
Worst part was I was forced to listen to the whole thing since they shut all the doors once the concert started.

When I first started listening to it, I just got a little uncomfortable (though I was the outcast since everyone around me seemed to enjoy it).

Then it got a little annoying.. then very annoying... then I started to get angry.... towards the end I got so angry I almost stood up in the middle of the concert and PUNCHED the guy sitting next to me for no reason.Seriously... I was feeling that pissed off.

The damn musical noise instrument sounds like a bloody little mosquito stuck in your ear and flying around inside (at least to me it sounds like that).

There you have it... I can't believe it but there is actually an instrument on this Earth that has the power to make ME and possibly some other people REALLY REALLY ANGRY.

I wonder why they never used that damn instrument in war.

I mean think of how powerful that will be.

The invading army will come to our borders with their tanks, planes and soldiers and all we have to do is get someone to play that damn instrument.

Before long all those tanks, planes and soldiers will get so pissed off with one another they'll end up blowing each other up.And the best part is... when the United Nations comes up to you and say
"WHY DID YOU BLOW UP THEIR GREAT ARMY!??!"

You can just tell the truth and say
"I didn't! I just played them music welcoming them to my country and they kicked their own asses".

It's official... there is actually a musical instrument on this planet that I really hate!

What are they going to make next? Ice-cream that makes you angry when you eat it?

That can't be hard to do for me.

Just put tau geh in the ice-cream and that'll be enough to piss me the hell off!

Update: I'm sorry if anyone takes this the wrong way but I really don't mean this entry to be any disrespect to anyone who loves classical music. It's just a matter of my personal preference. Some people can't stand heavy metal or rap music, I can't stand classical music with a harpsichord in it. I do however like some other classical pieces.

32 comments:

Jing Yen said...
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Skyler said...

Tim why are you like this you have no respect for music

David Cheong said...

LOL no point lah you! Not high class enough...

Be more high class abit, bring bomb in case ma! Then only it'll be extremely high class. Add's more sound effects

Jing Yen said...

sorry i commented before reading, didnt know ur date should be kept a secret..anyway saw u today and u looked good la ;)

Boss Stewie said...

skyler hahaha yes i'm not very cultured

david: hahahaha!!! i not high class enuf :P yess

jing yen: eh where did i see u?

Jannah said...

Marah sungguh boss? Oh well can't love everything under the sun innit?

Anyways, just wanna ask if you're aware of an event called Sunburst 2008 which would also be held on the 15th of March and Incubus and John Legend would be performing.

So if you happen to see sweaty nuffnangers at the Pajama party be prepared with air fresheners :P

Jing Yen said...

obviously u didnt see me la just that i saw u and ur date going down an escalator :P

JenKin Yat said...

eh boss..dunno why now i started to like classical music, after i have watched a japanese drama called Nodame Cantabile..damn nice i tell u..

but ofcoz la..like some of it only..not all..

MaE : ) said...

kesian u.

btw i forgot to tell u that ur taugeh story is disgoosting.

Lynn said...

Just for your information, a Harpsichord is the very first musical instrument invented before piano and great musician played and composed music pieces with it back in the 15th century. I agree that Harpsichord may not sound melodious, but you really don't have to put it along the same line with the word 'shit'. A little respect perhaps? =)

Besides, don't make yourself go for an orchestra just because you've heard about it. Go because you love it =) and it's sad to hear that your trip this time leaves you no good impression of classical music.

Hwei Cheng said...

HAHAHA! i'm laughing out of JOY! as the comments from ur readers are all so true and real. i agree with most of them.

Just because that piece pissed you off so much, you're expecting the rest of the world to hate it as well.....thatz kinda silly...and to link it with wars...is even more silly......

omg....i think this post is utterly....ridiculous....almost like one of the darn 'princess"'s posts.......

Boss Stewie said...

jannah: yeah i heard bout that.. haha.. ok we'll be prepared with air fresheners

jing yen: in klcc? oooo

jenkin: ahh yah me too.. i like some pieces not all...

mae: haha!!! but that was so long ago

lynn: i know about the harpsichord. my date was very very into music and she told me all about it, the history of it all and even the history of the pieces. but i'm sorry, you're right, the word shit is a little too harsh now that i have thought about it and slept over it. while writing this entry last night that sound was still playing in my head and really really making me angry. and.. i don't have a bad impression of classical music just because of this. i've had a little more exposure than just this one concert and there are some pieces that i really like.

hwei: read what i wrote

"I can't believe it but there is actually an instrument on this Earth that has the power to make ME and possibly some other people REALLY REALLY ANGRY." Notice the word POSSIBLY. So no, don't assume that I expect the rest of the world to hate that music, at least everyone else in the concert hall seemed to love it. i'm glad you had a good laugh though.

Hwei Cheng said...

very +ve of you. =)

Boss Stewie said...

hwei: yeah i don't mean any disrespect to you or anyone who likes classical music okie

haan said...

just go for no more next time. no big deal.

Hwei Cheng said...

i can see that. wasn't implying that anyway. just that the latest post sound alil ridiculous. thatz all. otherz, i must say...were quite amusing.

psst: i actually find the harpsichord's tune quite awful too. But I don't Hate it.

JP Wong said...

When you are able to spare about 3 hours in a weekend, watch "Amadeus", there is this piece of musical instrument called "Harpsichord", listen and watch how Mozart created music the world enjoyed over centuries!

I hoped this movie will change your mindset.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/

yapthomas said...

don't know.. don't care.. :p
I shall just listen to classical music and don't care what instruments are they.. muahahaha

Cheng Chun said...

But is it very high pitched or the frequency is very high until your eardrums want to explode? Makes me wonder how irritating the tune is.

Abby said...

did u really punch the guy next to you? ur date a guy ka. AHHAHA lame.. sorry. anyways eck, ive never heard of the instrument. guess me no class enuff leh!

bubbles said...

Haha... Harpsichord was the piano of the olden times. And actually, most of the classical music were composed on the harpsichord and they sound pretty good when played on the piano, after a bit of alterations. =)

Miss Jojo said...

This post is hilarious!

Gila Babi said...

aHahaha...

My sister and i used to own one harpsichord..

They sounds like retarded piano.. LOL

Simon Seow said...

Everyone have their personal taking in music. There's no right or wrong.

So, who's the date?

windwalker said...

Right...everyone has their own taste of music...

rukawa said...

haha, should read the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord), because harpsichord has brothers sisters as well, not sure will they make you angry too :)
"the harpsichord family also includes the smaller virginals, the muselar or muselaar virginals and the spinet"

William Leong said...

jing yen, saw who's the date or not? come come gossip a bit..

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hi Bossy! How about the ticket??? Very 'high class' price as well??? Have a nice day!

Bytes-Berry said...

hahaha...even a piano player like me cannot bear the harpsichord's sound. it's a bit irritating

Aronil said...

hahaha boss stewie got no class haha.. wonder what you'll say if i gave you caviar Lol. Btw if you go to MPO i suggest next time to go for something that you know whats happening haha... the Charlie Chaplin orchestra was good. Had the video played with the orchestra playing live background music following the video. :)

Arsky said...

You know what taoke, if the music is hurting ears i don't see any reason that it should be appreciated let alone respected....i couldn't agree more with you on this taoke...even tho i never heard of the hapi...wat.wat..chord before but i been in similar situations where the sound suck'd so bad you kinda wonder how the hell it got on air...:S

aL said...

BARGGHHHHH!!! The Taugehs!!!

awwwww maaaaiiiii gaatttttt!!!

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