My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

The Man Who Sold The World

Posted by Ruok On May - 31 - 2007

It is perhaps with great irony that this was the first song I ever sang solo in public. Mike, who was my neighbour in the hostel back in my varsity days, had heard one of my many “concerts” in the showers and had approached me to do a showcase with him. He picked this song because he said I sounded “perfect” for it. I was like,”huh?!?” at that time.

And so over the next few weeks, we practiced hard at it. It was gonna be an acoustic set, with Mike on guitars and me on vocals. We practiced till I was confident of doing it. Yet, when it came down to performance day, I was still as nervous as a schoolgirl.

And how was it? To be frank, the only thing I remembered was that I didn’t get booed off stage or something. Which either meant the crowd was too polite or we did ok.

When I did the song, I never imagined I’ll end up as someone who sold the world. If I knew it was gonna be some freaking sort of prophecy, I would have done another song. Like “Sex Bomb” or something. >.<

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