Performing at the Peace Concert for Burma today seemed like a token effort in support of the Burmese people being oppressed by the military junta. Personally, it was yet another rewarding experience as I lapped up the appreciation of the crowd.
I began the set with Lament, a song from 1992's This Savage Garden cassette album which I was playing live for the first time. Sad thing is that fifteen years later, the lyrics remain relevant. Perhaps that was why I was pretty nervous at the beginning and my voice was wavering but I soon got over the nerves and began enjoying myself.
Maybe, it had something to do with the live debut of the Gibson Dove acoutisc guitar that the kind folk at Gibson Guitars had loaned to me. (Thanks, Pat!)
Whatever, at the end, I was feeling really good about the gig and it went down well.
Set list -
Imagine (John Lennon)
I Love Singapore
Thanks to Terence for the invitation and to Ivan and Sun for coming down.
(Photograph courtesy of Sun Koh)