Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Silence




Da layan Diari tadik kat atas?

Ok then on to the story. Ni panjang lebar sikit nak cita nak redakan semua fans para pelajar Akademi Fantasia (though I doubt I can please everyone)

Sebelom apa-apa, I nak ucap selamat harijadi pada my dad, yang menyambut his 67th birthday. Semoga Tuhan panjangkan umur dia, and give him continued strength to be my inspiration. And mintak mintak satu hari nanti, I will be able to bebetul balas jasa dia membesarkan aku (even though it will never fully repay him for the things he has done for me through the years) Dapat gak hari ni aku spend time ngan orang tua aku keduanya, walaopon tak banyak masa aku dapat luangkan kerana kena rush gi kerja.

Anyway, moving on balik bab Akademi.

First, aku nak mintak maap pada GENUINE fans Hafiz, kerana allowed myself to be provoked by some people who so called claimed to be fans tapi sebenarnya nak timbulkan kekacauan.

Mana taknya... perangai meka yang bagi orang meluat, takes away the credit from the REAL fans who support him no matter what.

Hari ni, walaopon aku ilang suara akibat sakit tekak (stakat saki baki sora serak-serak) aku nekad nak jumpa bebudak pasal bab lagu-lagu.

All of the kids are dealing with their own problems with their assignments and meka bekerja keras dengan tenaga pengajar to overcome their problems.

Bermula dengan Isma, sat down and spent some time with her. Masaalah dia, tuk dia, dia nak lari dari orang kata dia masih lenggok Siti etc. Kesian gak kekadang, tapi the only thing I could say to her is perbanyakkan influence dia. Dengar agik banyak style penyanyi lain to perkembangkan her abilities to be a musical chameleon. Finding your own unique style is something even the most bagus of singers find difficult, and usually bears fruit only lepas bertahun proses sebagai artis tuk temui - if they're not among those lucky to begin with their own sound.

Ran through Tak Mungkin Kerna Sayang by Alyah with her and asked her to refer to Cikgu Siti and Cikgu Syafie to find more ways to develop her presentation sebab tu expertise meka.

Then Aishah. Flora Cinta is one of the songs aku bebetul suka cause it is an 'evergreen' tune that is underrated, and I recommended pada production. Tak sangka lak Aishah dapat. And I think she can carry it off. But my warning to her was to understand the song for what it's about, and come up with her own unique rendition and take of the tune, musically, and also the lyrical interpretation of it.

Claudia had more to talk to me about. When Ur Gone by Avril Lavigne may be up her street, but kerisauan timbul she may end up sounding like a club singer. So stress on understanding and emotional placement in delivery penting. But aku glad before aku masuk, Cikgu Ida had another great run of her class to get the kids in touch with their emotions, and pull that out for the delivery of their songs.

And aku hanya leh cakap, Claudia is pulling out something very personal for her song to be able to deliver it with a mix of sadness, regret and angst.

On to the boys. Aril talked to me about Nakal by Gigi. Vocally he has to work to brush up to keep the momentum of his development. At the same time, he has to be able to bring his attitude out in the performance without allowing it to overshadow the number.

Yazid practise sebutan ngan aku, and I pointed out key problem areas in his speech. Cikgu Ida and the Principal, Datin Seri Tiara had a run through I believe and actually dia pening nak absorb it all. Biasalah. Lagu tu memang dia tau dan da hapal pon. So nak undo balik apa dia tau, susah, sebab dia keep lapsing back (by habit) into what he already knows. Worked out a quick formula tuk dia remember things and also advised him on performance for ideas on how to break out of his shell sebab dia nak masuk tuk one on one session with Cikgu Aris tuk stage presentation and choreography masa tuh. Kekadang lagu familiar tuh, susah gak kalao dapat, especially when you find out you've been singing it wrong.

Akim wat Bunkface nya Situasi aku rasa paling takde masaalah, sebab dia nampak focused gila and is working very hard on making the song his own.

Hafiz meanwhile was another issue. Sebab dia da in the Akademi for seven weeks now (plus on top of that musical camp masa register masuk and all for another week or two plus), he is not very familiar with Kau Yang Punya by Malique and Najwa.

Dia pun agree that it's a beautiful song, but dia susah nak memorise all three verses yang panjang lebar.

Well, especially since the song is not his forte, susah when dia set up a wall, thinking he CAN'T do it.

But like to Hafiz fans out there, I said the same thing. Which is, this is a challenge. We all know Hafiz can sing, and benda ni, dia leh wat kalao dia look at it positively.

Gave him a system to memorise the lyrics, based on breakdown, as well as lyrical flow and storyline.

It appeared to work. Hafiz got to work immediately to work on the delivery of the song and promised that he would prove those who might think he can't do it, that he can. Fighting spirit gituh.

Beginning tomorrow, I myself akan hapal lagu tuh (dalam dua hari tuh) so can help with to deal with the flow and groove of the tune (orang tua - tua ke???!!! - pun akan cuba hapal) when I have my next sessions every evening until the end of the week.

So to fans of Hafiz yang worried, relax. He can do it. To other fans of the other pelajar, don't worry, they can do it.

Da minggu ketujuh. The final is in sight.

Your responsibility now is to AFUNDI, not pick on details.

Keep them in, so they have a chance to prove themselves, no matter the challenge. Pada mereka yang merungut lebih tuh, I just say, just watch this Saturday for the performance.

Principal sendiri cam terasa hari ini dengan segala tohmahan dan kritikan dan so-called 'open letter' yang disebarkan. Apa-apa je lah. Kesian lak. Tenaga pengajar buat yang bersungguh, ada je yang nak persoalkan tanggungjawab yang diamanahkan pada mereka.

Entah-entah, ni yang jenis kalao hantar anak gi sekolah, marah atau tegur cikgu mengenai jenis soalan peperiksaan yang boleh dikemukakan kot.

Apapon, have faith in the tenaga pengajar for the real fans of Akademi Fantasia. In the Principal, in Cikgu Siti Hajar, Cikgu Syafie, Cikgu Aris, Cikgu Ida dan Cikgu Acis. Have faith that this Saturday nya performance, the kids will prove they're going to kick some major rear!

Cause if you don't... who will?

Abih sesi santai ngan bebudak - balik jap sebab lari original plan nak tengok movie ngan Faz dan Jue cause it was late. Then rushed to Bangsar lepak McD sebab janji ngan Juan dan bebudak 6ixth Sense nak lepak, apart from Obri, Qhaud, Sidi and wife yang nak jumpa.

Motif nak conquer bilik birthday???


Geng 6ixth Sense


Obri masih terang mata tuh. Qhaud lak tak larat pas chat @15 ngan Obri. Anyway all of them, with Sidi skali layan Youtube Diari, as well as blog erm.. sapa ek? Blog aku la hawau!


Tuh dia. Qhaud keletihan gaban! Mata pon da layu semacam... kesian lak. Si Obri nya keja la jadik setan. Tapi memasing memang nak lepak. It was good spending time with the boys, and I can share my nasihat ngan meka.

Meka skang da masuk keluarga Fantasia yang 'tujuh generasi'. Besau wo family nih skang.

Ok la... nak gi layan lagu dan hapal lirik sat. Beriya je cam lagu tugasan aku lak. Heh! So anyway guys, no warring here ok! If you have something to say, say it through your AFUNDI!

Night...

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19 comments:

Walaupun sarimah buat lawak, i can see there sorrow in her eyes...

ada je binatang masuk. huahauhauaha

Joe,
Love your entry. I minat gila kat Hafiz. Tapi sayang the rest. Gila kah aku? hahaha

Apa yang sebenarnya terjadi pada sarimah? Honestly, saya tak tau.

yup hafiz pelajar versatile..i know he can do it..tapi macam mana peminat tak bersuara..tiap2 minggu dapat lagu tak best...harap next week hafiz dapat lagu english kegemaran dia...peace

With marsha, diari nampak lively...spirits seem to be up and about...btw, love ur entry today about Hafiz genuine fan, am one of them ..i don't hv any problems with any of the kids, tho my preference lebih kdp Hafiz,Akim, Aishah, Claudia, Yazid & Aril...

;)

Joe,

A million thanks! (sambil menitis air mata):)

TLW

PS Joe, listened to the song again (twice) last night...beautiful, deep lyrics. The song is growing on me! :)

Reminds me of what my hubby always tells me when he is travelling or outstation for long perods of time.

Thanks Joe.
A genuine fan of Hafiz.
TLW

Kehadiran marsha...i think adalah untuk menceriakan suasana..terutama bila pelajar dah mula berkurangan......

Manusia pelbagai sifat.... kalau perfet sangat pun boring gak...so...biarlah ada sikit-sikit adegan menggoda ...digoda ...poyo...mengusik ...menyakat ....gedik.... semua ini best apa... adalah drama nyer .... so...semua yang menonton perlulah menghargaiNYA... live show .... best apa .....

UNDI ARIL BEBANYAK YA .....

joe, i hope hafiz can sing very well this Saturday..i believe he can make it, on his own version..just like the one he did on Dato' CT's song ; Cinta Ini..

yeah

keep supporting

ARIL, AKIM, ISMA & AISHAH!!

HI joe,

Just to share with you, i bought Malique's OK a few months back, and fell in love with the song "Kau yang puny" it only took me two days to memorize the lyrics and understand the song (i never rap before, and suddenly tiba2 boleh rap because of this fantastic song). I just listen to it over & over again masa driving (driving sahaja ye, balik rumah tak dengar), and tak tengok lyric pun. sambil dengar sambil nyanyi, tau tau dah hafal.

a suggestion, maybe u should try bring Mellissa Maureen (malique's wife) to the academy, the song is about her & malique, she would know the best way to interpret the song.

thanks kerana komen2 membina guys. wil take into account.

Hi JOE..

Dah bagitau ARIL soh wat gaya geleng2 utk lagu nakal tuh ke??ekekeke..bkn ape..aritu tgk RIZ geleng2 camtu..nampak meletop..
nak tgk pulak ARIL nye geleng2..

bye JOE

tak yah lah suruh ARIL buat gaya geleng2 tuh. kang di kata tak original lak. ikut gaya orang lain. biar la dia buat gaya dia sendiri. ikut kreativiti dia sediri. baru ada originality.

Joe,

Tolong perbetulkan sikit... tadi dalam diari, Hafiz cakap GILA BRO... Bukannya GILA BODOH... Dekat TV, siap dgn subtitle letak GILA BODOH... Ni yg tak sedap ni, ASTRO pandai-pandai je nak timbulkan kontroversi... TOLONG YE...

-ZAZA-

lagu kau yang ku punya tuh sejibik mcm lagu the roots feat. erykah badu, you got me. lagu neh sedap sangat. skang aku paham kenapa..

lagu joe flizwo pun ok, lagu isabella feat hady mirza...nezt time bagi lagu neh lak...heheheh

isabella tuh hazab la cover version. huahuahaua... tapi yeap love the roots too, and thank goodness skang ramai da mula nampak (dan dengar) lagu kau yang punya is beautiful