Tuesday, January 25, 2022

VintageRadio.SG - Brian Richmond Interviews Andy.


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Dear Andy, 

It was indeed an honor to have you as our featured guest for this week's Music & Me on VintageRadioSG. The program will be “aired” this on Wednesday 26th January at 2pm. 

As the program can only be heard via our Mobile App and web site, do share this message with your family and friends so that they can listen in as well. 

The following link below will lead them to a page where they can download the relevant free VintageRadioSG app (depending on device) to listen to the show https://www.vintageradio.sg/#/list/apps?lang=en

[1] Interview - Brian Richmond with Andy:

https://podcasts.radioactive.sg/?id=a8df8621b326ba5992d4c6d735439d3f&track=34

[2] Photo Gallery - Andy

https://vintageradio.sg/#/view/photoalbums/a8df8621b326ba5992d4c6d7354f1417

NB:

In April last year (2021), I received an FB message about an interview for an internet radio broadcast after being 'stalked' on Facebook. I was surprised but met my caller. I realised I was talking to a very pleasant, sincere and frank gentleman, Mr. Aloysius Tan (remember Perfect 10) who was just doing his duty for Vintage as co-founder.

During our chat we agreed that the interview was to be in the same month but my own personal circumstances delayed it till January 2022. My apology to both Aloysius and DJ Brian Richmond for making it so late... Thanks for giving me a moment to share my music journey.

Vintage Radio SG presenters: PN Bala Supramaniam, 
Brian Richmond, Rahimah Rahim and Guo Xian Hua

Elvis Presley: Polk Salad Annie: 
Full Version: YouTube video from: Josinho 1989.

Songs Played During The Interview
Click To Listen:

1 Baby Face: Bobby Darin

2 The One Who's Not Affectionate:
Na Ge Pu Duo Qing: Yao Li
那个不多情 (姚莉)

3 Offenbach's: Bacarolle From 
'Les Contes d'Hoffman' (Tales of Hoffman)
Pop version is Elvis P: 'Tonight's So Right For Love'

4 Gambang Semarang: Tuti Trisedya.
Indonesian Xylophone from Semarang City

5 Polk Salad Annie: Elvis Presley

6 Heartbreak Radio: Roy Orbison

7 We're All Alone: Boz Scaggs

8 Mr. Sandman: Blue Diamonds

9 Any Dream Will Do: Jason Donavon 
(from musical: Joseph n His Technicolour Dreamcoat)

10 Phantom of The Opera: Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford
(from musical, same name - video rendition by Nicole.)

60 comments:

Unknown said...

Hey Andy, it's our honor and privilege to be able to have you share your story with us on VintageRadioSG. Through VintageRadioSG and the programs like Music And Me, it is our hope that it will help listeners relive their past and for the younger ones, to have a better idea of where they came from in order to figure out where they will be headed in life. Singapore has a rich history, albeit shorter than most countries, but it is ours and ours to share. Credit also to you and your efforts in palying your part to keep it alive. AT.

FACEBOOK said...

THANKS TO THESE GOOD FOLKS FOR SUPPORT

Dawn Karen Tan [CNA]
Ann Rowena Lim
Carmee Lim
David Lim
Reynold Godwin Pereira
Priscilla Gan
Jeff Sim
Anthony Chia
Arthur Lim
Ashok K. Sharma
Andy Low
Jerry Fernandez
Tan CB

FACEBOOK CHATS said...

ABOVE LIST IS FROM ALOYSIUS TAN'S VINTAGE RADIO SG FACEBOOK CONNECTION

SHAHIRAN SAHARI [FACEBOOK] said...

Go Gomes.

GEORGE CHEW [THE BURNS LEAD GUITARIST] said...

Wow!
Wonderful Andy (Young/Lim)
Your past history.
Arrange for kopi chat after CNY
Take care.
Till we meet again.

JIMMY CHNG [DRUMMER - THE DECIBELS] said...

Rather interesting chat you had with Brian.
Thanks.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

MANY THANKS:

I forgot to thank all the writers who helped to provide stories on the blog without whom the blog would not have been so chock full of goodies.

Thank you my dear writers, supporters, students.
Also thanks to Brian Richmond and Aloysius Tan for the chance to be interviewed on this new and wonderful internet radio.

Finally, to my family who had been so patient with my ways when I am blogging.

SUNNY WEE said...

Wow Andy Lim.
Interesting interview on Vintage Radio.
It was very entertaining.
Cool, steady and well spoken.
Still sound very good at 82.
Keep up our good work at music blogging.
Cheers.

OLIVER B. [DRUMMER/SEC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL said...

Thanks bro. Sure got to know you better down memory lane.

STEPHEN HAN said...

Your interview with Brian Richmond on his show is interesting.

WEN HING [SINGER, SONGWRITER, AUTHOR] said...

A great conversation!
Know more about you.

VICTOR LAM [MYSTERIANS/BURNS DRUMMER] said...

3 THUMBS UP.

MICHAEL LEE [SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA] said...

An interesting life story.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheerio have a nice day.

PATRICK CHAN [BAND LEADER] said...

Andy,

I just finished listening to your interview with Brian.
What a great stuff and interesting revelation of your musical journey from way back.
Congratulations.

MICHAEL LEE [SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA] said...

Well your dad and mine both love kronchong music.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview.

Thank you Andy and Brian.

I see there are some other people I know of listed in the interview archive. I'll have to give them a listen as well.

Regards

Steve

HENRI GANN [BLOG CONTRIBUTOR - CALIFORNIA/US] said...

Go Andy!
Nice...Interesting Radio Station and in Singapore?
A new discovery. Love your pictures.
Will have to listen to the interview.
Congratulations!!!

LARRY LAI [FORMER REDIFFUSION DJ] said...

It's nice and from the heart.
Good job.

WILFRED LIM said...

Hi Andy
Just seen your excellent interview with Brian Richmond. Very enlightening.
Congratulations to you. Must say thank you for filling in the gap for me regarding the music scene in Singapore in the 60s.

MICHAEL BANGAR [PROFESSIONAL GUITARIST] said...

MUSIC AND ME

Excellent dialogue between yourself and Brian Richmond.

BRENDA said...

Ooh are you interviewed for the podcast section?
That's awesome Andy.
Congratulations.

Yes, And it is exciting.

ALVIN GOH said...

Wow Andy
So blessed in your life, all the way.
I am glad that you are fully occupied.
I might have to learn from you soon.
Regards.

DANIEL ABIDIN [THE 'DUKES' BAND LEADER] said...

Awesome!

A wonderful interview.
He came to your home?

WILLIAM LEONG [TORONTO/CANADA said...

Super!
I like it brother.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO LISTENED IN,FOR THE PERSONAL RESPONSES YOU HAVE PROVIDED ON THIS POST. DEEPLY FELT, TRULY.

BRIAN RICHMOND HAS HIS WAYS CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEW.
HE RUNS THE FULL COURSE, ALWAYS AT THE HELM AND WHEN HE SPEEDS, HE MAKES SURE HIS ONLY PASSENGER DOESN'T KEEL OVER. AND BOTH ARRIVE SAFELY HOME.

JC said...

You will make the coolest grandpa to anyone. Been there, done this & that to now sharing those early golden days of 60s Spore pop scene with all here in your wonderful blog. Keep on rocking & more good years Andy

JAN CHEONG said...

Thanks for the podcast, Andy.
I listened to the whole podcast.
I didn't know you were the only child...

You have been very involved in music.
I grew up in my kampong with Philipino musicians.
Ironically I wasn't attracted to music as you were and still are.
Thanks.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks so much for a lovely and pleasant comment.
I tried to guess who you are but couldn't.
Yes, I will keep on rocking but you need to accompany me on the dance floor too.

Would be great if you could tell me your name. JC ?

HAPPY TAN [VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA] said...

Awesome & glad to hear that u & Brian had some fun over his station.

LIM KUAN MIN said...

Just finished listening to your interview with Brian.
Know a lot more about you.
Great story of your music journey still continuing.
Keep blog going.

👍👍👍.

DENNIS TAN said...

Andy very good.

FABIAN FOO [VIDEO ENTHUSIAST] said...

Andy,

Thanks for all your good effort on the blog.
Appreciate your contribution to the music industry here.

Have a good time next week for CNY festive season.

CEDRIC COLLARS [PIANIST - PERTH/AUSTRALIA] said...

Hi Andy,
Heard your radio interview and it was indeed a pleasurable journey down memory lane for me. As the prude of a school principal I think, The days of Wine and Roses" should have been the quote and not, "Wine, women and Song. Whatever the case you have indeed made a correct choice and the final outcome is still "music" in a different format.

Well done Andy and keep those good times alive.

DANIELLE TAN [UNIVERSITY STUDENT] said...

Hi Andy,
Blessed Saturday and school is starting to pick up.
Congratulations on being interviewed on Vintage Radio SG.
Thank you for sharing the link, I'll give it a listen.
Shared with my team mates who worked on the history of pop-yeh-yeh project with me last year!

AUDIE NG [BAND LEADER: SILVER STRINGS] said...

Congrats, manage to listen to the whole interview with Brian Richmond and for your information Veronica Young won the Millie Small Contest at the Sky Cinema in Great World, not Rex.

The rest is awesome! Cheers and stay safe!

You miss out one of your favourite songs, FIREBALL XL-5.

EDWIN GOH [FORMER DIRECTOR - RELC - SEAMEO] said...

Listened to the interview, very interesting!
Didn't hear about Vintage Radio before.

C. LEE [FORMER STUDENT] said...

Waaa, I finally know your age & where you went to school!
It would have been wonderful to have your mum tailor kebaya.

CHEN HUI SI [CHINESE SINGER/MC] said...

Wah!
That's cool!
Brian Richmond!
He's a very friendly DJ.

SITA I. [DUBAI] said...

Wohoooooo!

So proud of you my teacher!

J. HO CL. said...

Hi,
Hope you are doing well!
All ready for Chinese New Year?
Hahaha no didn't forget!
How can I forget my teacher :)
Have a wonderful new year!
Shall take a photo of my secondary school pals and share :)

WINSTON KOH [THE TRAILERS VOCALIST] said...

Well done Andy, very nice and good positive responses.

SK T. said...

I'm curious to know who's the jerk who tripped you went on stage to collect your winning prize. But you are a gentleman and did not want to reveal his name.

Maybe next time I see you, you can whisper his name to me :).
Ha, ha. Anyway it was an interesting interview.
Well done!

CHAN B.B. said...

🙏🙏👍👍💪💪

HIROSHI DEGUCHI [JAPAN] said...

I enjoyed listening to the talk with Brian a few days ago and even recorded the program. I can't believe you are over 80. I always thought you are almost as old as me.

I am really impressed with the way you speak. The voice from the radio was youthful and intelligent making me realize you are much younger than I.

Anonymous said...

THANKS SO MUCH HIROSHI,

Your compliment made my year. Clint Eastwood says, "Don't let the old man in." I try to practise active ageing. Fun and games should be the norm at my age. KEEP SAFE AND A HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR TO YOU AND WIFE.

Herb and B. van Dort said...

Herb liked your podcast and said you are doing a great job.
Keep up the good work.
Take Care and Best Wishes.
Kindest Regards


HENRI GANN [BLOG CONTRIBUTOR - CALIFORNIA/US] said...


Another Year of Joy, Fun and Prosperity!

I read the recent comments on your blog and I have to say that you have some of the most loyal friends, the greatest blog readers and the most appreciable people on your blog.

Go Andy Go!!!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you all for the kind words ie: congratulatory messages and lovely season's greetings.

I guess we all have to thank VINTAGE RADIO SINGAPORE for bringing us together again amidst this pandemic, er, endemic?

I am glad I made the turn around and decided to have a go with the interview and risk the horrid Covid situation.

Again thanks to Aloysius and Brian.

J. D. [CANADA] said...

Thank you Andy.

This link worked like a charm; so lovely to hear your voice and your reminiscences of your life and music. :-)

I wish you a belated Happy Birthday, and a Happy New Year of the Tiger.

Best always.

JIMMY YAP [SINGING AMBASSADOR] said...

All Singapore musicians, students in researching pop music should be thankful to you for the blog.

Amazing how you handled all the questions from Brian Richmond so perfectly off the cuff.
Heartiest congratulations Andy.

Let's look forward to more good postings on your blog in the year of the TIGER.

MRS DAISY KOH said...

Listened to your interview on Vintage Showcase. Great memories and colourful experiences. Hey we grew up in the same kampong around Lim Yew Hock's area... me along Sim's Drive just opposite the bungalow and you were hanging around there in your teens... interesting.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Jimmy for the compliment and comment on the interview.
We had our chat on the phone when you said I could answer, "so eloquently (meaning with substance)."

Appreciate your support through these years.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi J,
I'm glad you could connect easily and had listened to the interview.
Yes, many years are gone now but let's look at the future with positivity and hope.
Thank you.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Mrs. Koh. I didn't even realise we were neighbours. That whole area has changed now, forever, and the huge beautiful bungalows have all gone, replaced with high-storied flats and condominiums.

JERRY MURAD [MUSICIAN/ THE DUKES] said...

A very interesting interview.
Content is very rich.
Well done Andy.

YEN CHOW said...

I listened to your interview, it was excellent to hear about yourself and your music journey.

RONALD HO said...

Nice conversation, Andy that you had with Brian. I picked several songs to check up on, especially Gambang Semarang, Orbison's Heartbreak Radio, Tales of Hoffman.

You do have some similarities with me...

My Mum, being nyonya, introduced me to music when I was a toddler and I came to appreciate songs from the 20s to the 50s, songs from movies, and old keronchongs. She had a 78 rpm player and stacks of old polyester records.

Did you know Brian Richmond and all of the original Meltones went to St Patrick's School in Primary and Secondary levels? Same term. School Certificate Cambridge 1964.

RONALD HO said...

Just checked. I knew the music many decades ago.

Andy, the Orbison number verse is quite similar to Achy Breaky Heart. Chorus is different.
I also heard this keronchong when I was a kid. Very popular in the 50s.
I keep a selection of old Shanghai songs which my wife and I like.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks Ronald for your interesting reaction to the interview.
Many parallels I guess with our childhood years.
You took time and trouble to write in.

Also thanks to YEN and JERRY MURAD for the feedback.
YEN is an old student friend and JERRY of course is from THE DUKES and other bands.

ANONYMOUS said...

Hi Andy,
Congratulations!
Interesting conversation.
Saya asal-nya dari Indonesia.