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    Friday, November 21, 2008

    I recorded Siti Nurhali......pardon me. Where are my manners? I recorded DATUK Siti Nurhaliza last week. Excuse me. But I still can't address her as Datuk yet. I still call her Siti and don't even bother asking if I am ever going to be able to address her as Mak Itie.

    Back to my story. It is the theme song for the second season of Spa-Q. I did the theme song for the first season and the show's producer, Redza liked what I did enough to call me back for another round. I am very grateful for the opportunity because I do not think I'd get the chance if it were based on song selection. (My type of music is deemed to "loud" for her market, you see.)

    This time around, I have gone the other way and wrote a ballad. Not your typical Audi Mok ballad, mind you. I had to summon my dormant inner-kampungself and studied the great ballads of Adnan Abu Hassan, Ajai, Azlan Abu Hassan, David Foster and Diane Warren. And I have come up with the perfect ballad for the masses. Got bells and guitar solo and timpani. This ballad will make "Mahakarya Cinta" sound like "Chopsticks". It's a dream come true.

    Like at our first session, Siti was a total pro. Always nice and pleasant. She seemed a lot more comfortable with me this time. It was a great two hour session.

    I have to complete the song next week and I can't wait to let her fans hear it. It's my statement as a songwriter saying "Yes! I get it. You win. Ballads sell." And my research has shown that sales increase 35% when there's an electric guitar solo.

    I have almost arrived.

    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    I finally got back to MySpace. I now have a brand new page at myspace.com/audimok and it's finally a musician's profile. And I have no friends.

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Frankly, I do not mind critics. After all, I am sometimes a part-time critic myself and some criticisms (or comments) have been constructive. But if you are going to criticize, at least have the balls to leave your name. And say something that I can work with.

    Anyway, in response to the writer's block question, I want to first say, stay off drugs. There are other ways to get the inspiration back. That's another blog entry in itself which I will work on. Promise.

    By the way, this is my first blog entry on my iPhone. Wheeeeeeeeeeee.......