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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Prelude to Beautiful Seed Concert - part 1

July 30th 2007, 10.30 p.m (Singapore time)

It's a beautiful night and I'm sitting at the hotel's
lounge looking out at the Singapore night sky, overlooking
the Esplanade, the gleaming water, the floating stage being
readied for the upcoming National Day celebrations.
In the distance, I can see the water pouring out from the
Merlion's mouth into the Singapore river.

We just had a production meeting in the afternoon with the NUS Centre For
the Arts production staff and laid out the song list,
fine-tuned the plans for lighting and sound, and I finalised
the choice of a grand piano. I had used the Steinway and Sons
grand piano the last time that I had played in the UCC hall,
during the February 2006 arts festival, but somehow, this time
around, the 7ft Yamaha grand seemed to be more suited to my mood.
So I'm choosing to use it for the concert instead.



The weather has been surprisingly cool in Singapore.
Not much hot sunshine. Just muted brightness and lots
of fluffy, thick clouds overhead.

I've switched over from my daily dose of Darjeeling Tea
at Peets Coffee and Tea, to my daily dose of teh at the
neighbourhood Yakun Tea shop. All in keeping with switching
my time zone 16 hours ahead.

It's funny how it's always easier for me to snap out
of jet-lag coming from Los Angeles into Singapore
rather than the other way around.

We'll be having a rehearsal with the string ensemble tomorrow.
Looking forward to it.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Ben Kenobi Lim said...

All the best for the concert. U look tired... dun get too stressed and rest more!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:35:00 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

i'm so sad i was too late in getting tickets for your concert.
and i'm so sure it's going to be another GREAT one!
hope you enjoy yourself even more, this time round.
cheers!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:02:00 PM  
Blogger angelus_raptor said...

Hey Corrinne!

I was so looking forward to your concert, but the tickets were all sold out a few weeks back. Darn. Haha. Still, all the best yah, but I think you'd still perform beautifully :)

Yes the weather is a bit strange. It's a bit cooler. Which. Is. So darn awesome! *hides from heat* haha

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 2:24:00 PM  
Blogger lukie said...

Hi Corrine. I've just came home from your concert and it was wonderful! I could hear people tearing by your 3rd song and I would have too, lest I looked weepy in front of my date. haha. As a singer myself, thanks for your inspiration and reminder that music is much more than all that glitz and glamour. I pray God continues to fill you with lyrical inspiration.

~lucas~

Friday, August 03, 2007 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger xjorm said...

hey corrinne!
just got back from your concert and it was a blast!

u might remember me as the guy who brought your previous albums for you to autograph.

anyway just to tell u, i think your concert really kicked ass. i enjoyed it more than christina aguilera's!

u can read more of my thoughts here: cybercrappings.blogspot.com

Friday, August 03, 2007 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger faith- said...

Hi Ms Corrinne May, I was there at your concert today and it was superb. Your songs' lyrics are very real and heartwarming. Thanks for letting Him use you in such amazing way! Keep fighting the good fight. (: Take good care.

Friday, August 03, 2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your concert was awesome! wish you could come to singapore more often

Friday, August 03, 2007 6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous J See said...

Thank you for the beautiful voice and album. Looking forward to be selected to see you 'live' for your performance at Barfly Restaurant on the 16th August 07!

Friday, August 03, 2007 8:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Corrinne! the beautiful seed concert was inspiring and touching! i was so disappointed that i didnt get to take a picture with you because the queue was too long :(

i love you! take care! :D

love, jasmine

Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:21:00 AM  
Blogger Xia_mi_mi said...

Hey corrinne~! This is Lixia. Went to your NUS concert just this Friday~! Just want to say that your concert was great~! In fact, some of your songs moved me very much as it brought back the good memories when my boyfriend (Eddy) courted me using your songs~! =)

The songs are also very well-written. Have listened to it over and over again and still am not tired of it. =P

Hope that you will be back in SG soon to have more of such events~! Take carez~! =)

Saturday, August 04, 2007 7:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the concert was very good. :) i was there, but you prob didn't notice me.

btw, i thought i saw you sign someone's stomach after the concert. that was interesting lol. :)

- karen

Saturday, August 04, 2007 7:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Corrinne May,i'm looking forward for ur new album release.. u gt a beautiful voice and ur songs.. ohh.. superb!! i missed the concert on 3rd aug.. tics sold out.. wat a miss..
looking forward 4 ur album..:)

Saturday, August 04, 2007 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

hey corrinne!
attended ur concert and am realli enjoyed alot. wanted to tk photo wif u durin autograph session, but cant afford to miss the late bus or tk cab home :/ hope we can meet again soon. u tk care! ;]

Sunday, August 05, 2007 1:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Corrinne!
I attended your concert last Fri at UCC and I must say, it was awesome! You're an amazing singer and your new songs are beautiful! I think your lyrics are really beautiful and so personal (something i can relate to)! I've been listening to your album since last Friday and I'm loving it! :) Take good care of yourself and God bless. (:
Love, Rina

Sunday, August 05, 2007 7:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrinne

The concert is awesome, I'm one of those tears by your 3rd song. Been going dry patch in life, the song "Shelter" and "Everything has it's time" really bring peace in me.

Couldn't get your signature is a pity but I'm glad I get 2CDs.

~Eillis~

Sunday, August 05, 2007 9:00:00 PM  
Blogger Michy said...

Hi Corrinne..

Just want to drop by to say your concert is awesome!! was quite disappointed that i couldnt get the tickets at first, but am glad that i managed to get 2 online!!

Every of your songs touches me to the core of my heart. each word relates me to God and really thank Him for you and your lovely songs!!

may He continues to guide you to produce more beautiful songs..

*cheers*

Monday, August 06, 2007 12:12:00 AM  

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