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Malaysian Radio- A Tribute

 

Malaysian radio stations have a special place in my heart. Ever since New Kids on The Block and Roxette was cool, I'd be tuning in. On the way to school, sunday morning chart shows and late night studying. 

It's almost 1am here and i need to cover some assignments in my little room somewhere in central london. I'm thinking, i need a dose of local radio. Now i'm homesick. But i know even if i were at home, the radio stations are different now. 

I can't imagine getting through my SPM and Alevs without my radio. I'd stay up late just to catch the late night talk shows and call in occasionally to put my 2 sen worth for whoever else was up listening to debates on Malaysian mating rituals etc at 3 in the morning. WowFm's Edge of Wow show hosted by ... There're 2 radios in my room. One is an ancient Roberts radio which had been left in the house before we moved in. The main theme- which plays at the final scene where Daniel Day Lewis and that rocking Mohican daddy go after the bad Huron boys rocks. Makes you want to get a big ass parang and go kill some guys with bad hair dos.

 

Lord of the Rings

Evenstar- to play when you're missing your elf princess faraway and trying hard to get through saving the world.

Fall of Isengard - must try making love with this music playing one day...

 

Gladiator

Now we are free- weirdly out of place african influenced track in a film about Roman warriors but damn its good to play in the morning.

 

8 Mile

Lose Yourself - Ok, so this isn't really theme music, but its the perfect song to psyche yourself with - be it for a job interview, exams, competitions or whatever. It's this generation's answer to Rocky's "Eye of the tiger".

 

In the Mood for Love

Yumeji's theme- That haunting track that plays each time the couple contemplate romance with each other. It makes me think of sleek cheongsams, anticipation and won ton soup.

 

Pulp Fiction

Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon and Misirlou - Ok, again this is not really theme music, but for a Quentin Tarantino movie, these tracks were the equivalent of Star Wars' Imperial March. So cool it hurts.

 

The Matrix

Clubbed to Death - one of the few techno tracks I love.