To Write Or To Play?

Hmm…So far chinariffs is looking good. There’s still some minor tweaking  but all in all, we’re good to go. So here’s my second post.

I’ve never really been a writer.  If I’m in the mood, maybe I can whip-up some  melody on the guitar and maybe end-up with a lame tune or two haha. Well, I guess it’s still writing.  But  due to other responsibilities, these days I don’t play as much as I’d like too.  And I am rusty.

In fact, I did say to myself that I was going to stop playing by the age of 40 and sell off all my guitars. A lot of factors contributed to this decision. But fortunately  it didn’t happen. I’m 42 now and I still have all my guitars. Even though I don’t play it that much but just looking at it soothes my soul. And if I pick one up, it will easily be at least one or two hours before I put it down again. So.. what do you think? Yup..looks like a change of plans.

My 2 Loyals

These two are always close by..

If I’m not gonna sell them, I jolly well am playing them seriously again. Ok, maybe not as serious as my younger days. Back than in the late 80’s till mid 90’s ( yup before windows95 ) most of us aspiring musicians had to go to a rehearsal studio to practise or jam. We still do today. Group practice is what makes the group tight.


Kolej Damansara Utama 31st May 1990

But with the advancement of technology, older bandless guys like me have the luxury of having the studio come to us virtually. No booking, no rush, no time limit and the ability to stop a song and repeat from the top or just a phrase without cranking up everybody. And also it’s easier to agree on repertoire of songs to play hahaha.

Going At It

So here I am, at the forty-ish crossroads. I am trying to ignite an old passion and at the same time write a blog and try to make ends meet.  Can it be done?  With technology  a click away, I believe it can. I am online anyway. Prioritize and a slight adjustment in time management, we’ll see what happens a year from now.  It’s gonna be an interesting ride.

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4 Responses to “To Write Or To Play?”

  1. LadyJava says:

    Hello dukuns..
    welcome to the blogging world!….i can assure you it’s gonna be a fun ride as you get to reminisce about the past, dream about the future and make today as interesting you can!

    Blog on and rock on dearie!


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