Sunday, 20 June 2010

KK Jazz Festival 2010

Hi Ho, another slowpoke post from me.
I attended the 2010 edition of the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival last Friday, thanks to a complimentary pass (heh heh).
I only attended the 1st day of the fest, with the following acts:
Day 1:

  • Fingerstyle – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Kidz – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Sabah RTM Combo – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Island Jazz Connection – Penang, Malaysia
  • "Surprise" appearance by Atilia, KL
  • Amir Yussof & Roots – Kuala Lumpur / Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Anyway, Friday night was a rainy night. When I reached the venue (covered tennis court, Sutera Harbour) it was raining cats, dogs and elephants. Here are some shots I made of that night. Mind you, I was trying to enjoy the music, and not covering the event, since there were already a few dozen people with cameras clicking away that night (and also because no one asked me to do any covering - LOL).

Enough rambling, on with the pics:



The 2 Emcees:


I think this was Kidz:






Sabah RTM Combo




















Island Jazz Connection:


















Are you not entertained?








Atilia:




Atilia and some people she managed to pull on stage:


Amir Yussof & Roots


Feedback! There's not enough feedback!








His guitar's on fire!










And cooling down after a hot set.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Raining in KK again

Hai, the weather these few months have been like this:

SUPER HOT in the mornings, then

RAINING CATS, DOGS AND ELEPHANTS in the afternoons.

An interesting thing you can do in Google Earth is to view the cloud cover over any respective area. The "Clouds" setting is somewhere inside the "Weather" category in the lower left, so you can toggle it on or off to save on the amount of detail the program has to load for you.

I'm not sure how up-to-date is the cloud data, it could be minutes / hours behind time, but it does give you a pretty general idea on what is hanging over your head.



This screencap from Google Earth shows that the east coast of Sabah is under heavy cloud cover, but the west coast (Kota Kinabalu) only has a sprinkling of clouds. I just captured this image a few minutes ago while the cats, dogs and elephants are raining down on Kota Kinabalu (my location), so I'm pretty sure this cloud cover image is a bit behind time.

So, get ready your brollies and dry clothes.