Monday, June 19, 2006

Phew! Well, from now on, this is going to be the official career-blog of freelance writer and creative textual performer, Ng Yi-Sheng.

Forthcoming poetry readings, launches and plays of mine (and my friends, if I'm feeling charitable :-D) will be uploaded here.

I really should have publicised my reading att he first edition of LITERATI at the lovely little loval bookshop, Books Actually, at 125A Telok Ayer Street at 2pm today (Sun 18th June). Read with the accomplishedly storyteller Akshita Nanda (she's from near Mumbai, where they still actually do that stuff), and the musicians Victor Tang and Feroz of Ecrus Garage, together with a guest appearance from LA based singer/songwriter and avid poet Andrea Hamilton. Andrea's from Kansas, studying in Los Angeles and in Singapore for a couple of weeks to visit her Singaporean collegemate and percussionist friend whose name I've forgotten, but was rather dishy with his Elizabeth Barrett hairdo.

(I covet his cajón. Also known as a drum box and used in flamenco, it's got the virtue of being able to be played extremely casually, with the hands, highly visibly to the audience, with both a tappy-finger sound at the edges and a nice solid boom when smacked in the centre.)

Will update with more discipline in weeks hereafter. And am determined to sound less brainless next time.

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