The soundcheck was taking longer than it normally would. With his good friend Vinh going back and forth between the venue and the mixer trying to make the best of what is a basic gigging setup, Jay patiently stayed on the stage giving feedback after feedback for every slight change that Vinh makes. His patience is slowly wearing thin.
“Kita kena belajar jaga sound. Budak-budak sekarang perform tak reti jaga sound. Selagi tak betul, selagi tu kena soundcheck.” he explains as he finally puts down his guitar. Jay, full name Mohd Jayzuan, has been around since the rise of the indie scene in the early ’00s, [...]
Last year, I went to a poetry night hosted by a university student body. I recited my first ever spoken-word piece a way to say goodbye to a girl I shared love with. Cliche as it was, I never regretted that decision of performing. That wasn’t my first time attending a poetry recital. Prior to that I was beginning to frequent If Walls Could Talk, a monthly poetry open mic at Gaslight Cafe. Before all of this however, my earliest exposure of poetry or spoken word is from the pages of books or YouTube videos. I was completely oblivious to a scene that was growing.
IN celebrating friendship, poetry, and music, Poet vs Wild returns with a big bang for its third installment. Focusing on the love people have for poetry, the event brought about 60 art enthusiasts to The Stage and Black Box, Publika. Here, witnesses of the same frame of mind gathered under one roof for what they knew best.