Sunday, September 25, 2011

When Seniors Meet In Camaraderie And In Music

We gather at a magic spot where fresh air is the order of the day and when music even fills the crevices of the monuments that abound. About 9 senior bloggers get together for a session as teh-tarek flows. Ukelele and harmonica sounds charm the surrounds beneath the tree-lined meadows of Siglap Hill.

"O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour..."

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils..."

"You just call out my name, And you know wherever I am, I'll come running, To see you again, Winter, spring, summer or fall, All you have to do is call, And I'll be there..."

Right bar videos:

Wee Kiat and Dick (image 1) on the harmonica and ukelele play, Oh Suzanna.

Peter Chan (image 2) plays a piano solo, Look For A Star.

Video clips from Peter Chan.

Image 3 from James Seah.


Anonymous said...

from private email:

That's a good way for like minded seniors to keep company and spend their time enjoyably.

Anonymous said...

That's great.

Andy Young* said...

You are right. Music always get people together.

Andy Young* said...

SW loves music and attends local
60s music gigs everywhere.

Also a supporter because he appears in all the conerts Silver Strings have been performing in.

Then quietly after the show, he either meets me off stage or SMSs a congratulatory note.

Thank you SW.

Unk Dicko said...

Have the men in blue called over yet? Just checking..haha!
The next time they'll be ready for us and poor Wee Kiat will have to recce a new place.
Andy...once again Congrats on your promotion to grandpa of 3!

Anonymous said...

From Private email:

That recording should hit the top of the charts by tomorrow might.
Ha! Ha!
WK Tan.

Anonymous said...

From Private email:

Next time, you guys should hang out in the basement of Esplanade where the kids are now... the acoustics are good and you will have an appreciative audience.
sk chang.

Anonymous said...

From Private email:

I can think of 3 things which Eunos bus interchange's NTWU canteen has and Esplanade doesn't:

1. Accessibility by public transport - MRT/buses;

2. Male/female toilets within a stone's throw.

3. Cheap food & drinks at hand.

Besides, Laudies (Chun See's term for oldies) don't need an appreciative audience - we appreciate each other. :p


Anonymous said...

From Private email:

Haha...if this is on Facebook I 'll definitely click " LIKE ! ".

Ps: When Anthony and I went to get a cup of kopi-o each, I told the nice aunty
at the counter .."Sorry ah..we making so much noise. "

Aunty: " No lah, it's belly-good. First time here got music some more! "


Andy Young* said...

Camaraderie indeed. A load of thanks to the group for the cheeky comments made. I took the liberty of putting them all down under this posting.