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2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula by Starfish Stories : The Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License. As long as you ATTRIBUTE the music by stating this: “Starfish Stories :: The Band – StarfishStories.wordpress.com”* in your audio, video, website, printed materials etc., you are FREE to USE, COPY, SHARE, MODIFY, or SELL (yes sell!) any of the songs from this album.


In case we weren’t quite clear on the above, try reading this!


* NOTE: Please credit Track 06 “Goodnight Not Goodbye v2.2.” to:



Dan O-Connor’s instrumental track, “Love Letters” (by Dan O’Connor’s “Free Music By DanoSongs.com” – licensed under a Creative Commons ATTRIBUTION 3.0 US license).
Vocals by MyVanillaWorld – myvanillaworld.wordpress.com
Words and arrangement by Ivan Chew – MyRightBrain.wordpress.com

Starfish Stories :: The Band is a Singaporean duo – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew. They are self-taught musicians who prefer to produce their music this way. Feel free to contact them at their band blog or email StarfishStories@gmail.com.


IF YOU LIKED THE MUSIC…



Consider making a donation. Only if you wish to, thanks!




Album: 2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula
Download at: Archive.org | Bandcamp.com | Jamendo.com
Band: Starfish Stories :: The Band – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Original compositions by Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Mixing & sound engineering: Ivan Chew
Released: 3rd Jan 2010
Cover art available at Flickr.com. Designed by Ivan Chew using the following Creative Commons licensed/ Public Domains works: The First Tear by lepiaf.geo (CC-BY 2.0) | Crystal Antlers by LDRBRS (CC-BY 2.0) | Planetary Nebula NGC 2371 by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) (Public Domain)

INDIVIDUAL TRACKS:


1. CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA 2010



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2. WE WONDER

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

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3.FINDING LOVE v1.4

WIP versions: 1.0 | 1.1 (1.3 and 1.4 were not posted)

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4. NEW BEGINNING

WIP version: pre audio-mastering | Music Video

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5. STROKE OF MIDNIGHT v2.3

WIP versions: 2.0 | 1.0

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6. GOODNIGHT NOT GOODBYE v2.2

Version: pre audio-remastering

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7. TO BE FREE

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

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8. RUN TOWARDS THE SKY 1.2



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9. THANK YOU podcast – CTDN 2010



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10. TEXT: How To Use Music in CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA For FREE – 2.3KB TXT file.


We welcome comments on how to improve our music. Feel free to share what you liked or disliked at the band blog StarfishStories.wordpress.com or email us at starfishstories@gmail.com.


Related posts:



Origins
Announcement – “Online release of “Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula” music album” | Facebook invite
Display all other related blog posts

posted 7 years ago

2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula by Starfish Stories : The Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License. As long as you ATTRIBUTE the music by stating this: “Starfish Stories :: The Band – StarfishStories.wordpress.com”* in your audio, video, website, printed materials etc., you are FREE to USE, COPY, SHARE, MODIFY, or SELL (yes sell!) any of the songs from this album.


In case we weren’t quite clear on the above, try reading this!


* NOTE: Please credit Track 06 “Goodnight Not Goodbye v2.2.” to:



Dan O-Connor’s instrumental track, “Love Letters” (by Dan O’Connor’s “Free Music By DanoSongs.com” – licensed under a Creative Commons ATTRIBUTION 3.0 US license).
Vocals by MyVanillaWorld – myvanillaworld.wordpress.com
Words and arrangement by Ivan Chew – MyRightBrain.wordpress.com

Starfish Stories :: The Band is a Singaporean duo – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew. They are self-taught musicians who prefer to produce their music this way. Feel free to contact them at their band blog or email StarfishStories@gmail.com.


IF YOU LIKED THE MUSIC…



Consider making a donation. Only if you wish to, thanks!




Album: 2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula
Download at: Archive.org | Bandcamp.com | Jamendo.com
Band: Starfish Stories :: The Band – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Original compositions by Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Mixing & sound engineering: Ivan Chew
Released: 3rd Jan 2010
Cover art available at Flickr.com. Designed by Ivan Chew using the following Creative Commons licensed/ Public Domains works: The First Tear by lepiaf.geo (CC-BY 2.0) | Crystal Antlers by LDRBRS (CC-BY 2.0) | Planetary Nebula NGC 2371 by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) (Public Domain)

INDIVIDUAL TRACKS:


1. CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA 2010



.

2. WE WONDER

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

.

3.FINDING LOVE v1.4

WIP versions: 1.0 | 1.1 (1.3 and 1.4 were not posted)

.

4. NEW BEGINNING

WIP version: pre audio-mastering | Music Video

.

5. STROKE OF MIDNIGHT v2.3

WIP versions: 2.0 | 1.0

.

6. GOODNIGHT NOT GOODBYE v2.2

Version: pre audio-remastering

.

7. TO BE FREE

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

.

8. RUN TOWARDS THE SKY 1.2



.

9. THANK YOU podcast – CTDN 2010



.

10. TEXT: How To Use Music in CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA For FREE – 2.3KB TXT file.


We welcome comments on how to improve our music. Feel free to share what you liked or disliked at the band blog StarfishStories.wordpress.com or email us at starfishstories@gmail.com.


Related posts:



Origins
Announcement – “Online release of “Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula” music album” | Facebook invite
Display all other related blog posts

posted 7 years ago

2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula by Starfish Stories : The Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License. As long as you ATTRIBUTE the music by stating this: “Starfish Stories :: The Band – StarfishStories.wordpress.com”* in your audio, video, website, printed materials etc., you are FREE to USE, COPY, SHARE, MODIFY, or SELL (yes sell!) any of the songs from this album.


In case we weren’t quite clear on the above, try reading this!


* NOTE: Please credit Track 06 “Goodnight Not Goodbye v2.2.” to:



Dan O-Connor’s instrumental track, “Love Letters” (by Dan O’Connor’s “Free Music By DanoSongs.com” – licensed under a Creative Commons ATTRIBUTION 3.0 US license).
Vocals by MyVanillaWorld – myvanillaworld.wordpress.com
Words and arrangement by Ivan Chew – MyRightBrain.wordpress.com

Starfish Stories :: The Band is a Singaporean duo – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew. They are self-taught musicians who prefer to produce their music this way. Feel free to contact them at their band blog or email StarfishStories@gmail.com.


IF YOU LIKED THE MUSIC…



Consider making a donation. Only if you wish to, thanks!




Album: 2010 Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula
Download at: Archive.org | Bandcamp.com | Jamendo.com
Band: Starfish Stories :: The Band – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Original compositions by Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
Mixing & sound engineering: Ivan Chew
Released: 3rd Jan 2010
Cover art available at Flickr.com. Designed by Ivan Chew using the following Creative Commons licensed/ Public Domains works: The First Tear by lepiaf.geo (CC-BY 2.0) | Crystal Antlers by LDRBRS (CC-BY 2.0) | Planetary Nebula NGC 2371 by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) (Public Domain)

INDIVIDUAL TRACKS:


1. CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA 2010



.

2. WE WONDER

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

.

3.FINDING LOVE v1.4

WIP versions: 1.0 | 1.1 (1.3 and 1.4 were not posted)

.

4. NEW BEGINNING

WIP version: pre audio-mastering | Music Video

.

5. STROKE OF MIDNIGHT v2.3

WIP versions: 2.0 | 1.0

.

6. GOODNIGHT NOT GOODBYE v2.2

Version: pre audio-remastering

.

7. TO BE FREE

WIP version: pre audio-mastering

.

8. RUN TOWARDS THE SKY 1.2



.

9. THANK YOU podcast – CTDN 2010



.

10. TEXT: How To Use Music in CRYSTAL TEARS AND THE DREAM NEBULA For FREE – 2.3KB TXT file.


We welcome comments on how to improve our music. Feel free to share what you liked or disliked at the band blog StarfishStories.wordpress.com or email us at starfishstories@gmail.com.


Related posts:



Origins
Announcement – “Online release of “Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula” music album” | Facebook invite
Display all other related blog posts

posted 7 years ago

It’s decided then.


The “Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula” album (CTDN 2010) will be released on 3rd Jan, 2010.


Why 3rd?


Cos some one told me 31 Dec and 1 Jan weren’t so hot, since most people “would be busy”. LOL.


So we settled on 3rd, since CTDN 2010 is the third Starfish Stories music album project.


Here’s the Facebook invite.


Since I’m in a cheeky mood, this was what I wrote:


The online release of the 3rd Creative Commons music album, by Starfish Stories :: The Band (Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew).


This is just a fancy way of saying that details of the album, links for downloading the MP3 files etc., will be posted at the band blog (StarfishStories.wordpress.com) on 3rd Jan 2010.


Everyone’s invited.


For the story behind the “Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebula” title, here’s a ramble: http://starfishstories.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/crystal-tears-and-the-dream-nebula-origins/


Cheers!


p.s. We hope this message isn’t intrusive. If it is, do tell us (starfishstories@gmail.com) and we promise not to do it again — creating the FB event, not the music though


Adrian and I hope to “see you” here, on 3rd Jan 2010.


Cheers!


~ Ivan


posted 7 years ago

A year or so ago, I told my colleague that I would learn from my mum how to make chap chye and pass some over to her. Busy as we all are, I procrastinated until I felt it could not pass into 2010 (how to make someone wait for 2 years for chap chye? So, I decided to make a trip to the Mayflower wet market with my mum so I could learn which ingredients needed to be bought and from where… Its difficult to get this all from any supermarket so a visit to the wet market is a must.




My mum, sis and I chillaxing out at the wet market over laksa, chai tao kueh and fish ball noodles.


Learning the recipe involved more than just the cooking. It meant having breakfast at the market with my mum and sis (who loves to tag along) and spending a lovely morning chatting away. Its something to savour… and somehow if you are mindful, it helps in the cooking process as well. No rushing.




The finished product, a culinary treasure from the Peranakan heritage. It tastes good too.


All the ingredients should be in and none left out but I think the essential ingredients are the prawn head stock and the black fungus. The fungus imparts a nice woody and slightly pungent aroma to the dish.


Here’s a podcast of the recipe as narrated by my mum, I have taken the liberty of adding some music from the starfishstories.wordpress.com. I chose the song Ivan and I wrote for our friends Siva and Airani entitled “The mangrove tree”. I think the song goes well with the dish.


Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore. Download at ARCHIVE.ORG.

Recipe (text)

Heat up oil, fry garlic 2 table spoons

Dou chio (ground) – 10 tablespoons

Fry dou chio until wangi

Belly pork cut into small, fry until cooked

Pour in water (half) or stock (prawn head that is fried and boiled in water for 20 mins to make stock)

Put in white cabbage (kobis) cut big pieces


Giam tou kee (dried and long pressed bean curd) rendam for 15 mins or until softer

Sweet tou kee (cut into squares) rinse

Dried Lily buds tie 2 (cut off stalk) rendam (soak in water) for half hour and remove dirt.

Soft black fungus – bok zhee (50 cts worth; its soft). Soak until kembang (pluck out the stem)

Until comes to a boil.

Let it simmer for another hour or so until all is soft and mushy.




This is a picture of the fermented bean paste that I used.


posted 7 years ago
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biography
"Starfish Stories: The Band" is made up of two Singaporeans.

Who attended Secondary School together some 20 years ago but didn’t keep in touch.

And then got reconnected in mid 2007, discovering a shared interest in mucking around on their Macs (GarageBand, to be specific).

Their first collaborative album was put together in four months.

Over email and on the Macs.

No rehearsals. Or practices. No studio time (does a Mac count as a studio?).

They have no formal musical training.

But went ahead and published a few more albums anyway.

Because they could.

They're still trying to find their sound. So they would appreciate any comment/ criticism/ kudos for their music.

http://StarfishStories.wordpress.com
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kweinberg (level 35) wrote:
Very nice - Thank you for sharing your music with us!
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
@SelenesDream - THANK YOU for listening, and commenting.

@Susan - hello hello hello! Small online world :)
7 years ago
susanj (level 19) wrote:
Hi Ivan! How great to see/hear you here at The Sixtyone. Your music sounds fantastic. I truly wish you all the best with Crystal Tears. . )I'm trying to leave some hearts but the player keeps sticking.). -- Susan (aka SackJo22)

I have an artist page here as well: http://www.thesixtyone.com/SackJo22. I also have a page for tracks from The White Cube Remix. And there's a page for Sue & Mo too.
7 years ago
SelenesDream (level 24) wrote:
Beautiful music. I have just listened to three of the tracks and intend to listen to them all. Thank you for sharing. :-)
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
@myvanillaworld - you don't! hahaha. Just kidding. Nothing to thank, really. Just keep singing :)
7 years ago
myvanillaworld (level 3) wrote:
:-) and how do i ever stop thanking you?
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
@virilevocalist - man, thank you!
7 years ago
virilevocalist (level 9) wrote:
Awesome. Just Awesome.
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
@myriambeck - thanks for writing that! Yeah, we find comments (good or bad) a good way to refine our music. And thanks again, for listening to the music.
7 years ago
myriambeck (level 41) wrote:
I LOVE your music !
I MUST come back to share more of my hearts:)
Giving the ability to let comments on your news is a great idea
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
Hey fuzzyorangebug and Raine - thanks for dropping by! Esp. for listening. BTW, I've left an explanation at fuzzyorangebug's profile page. So cool to have you as listeners and giving the songs a heart. Thank you.
7 years ago
Raine (level 33) wrote:
This music is cool - very easy to love!
7 years ago
fuzzyorangebug (level 37) wrote:
I was happy to come across Firefly 1.4 as a FB. I definitely like your style, but I am curious; How did that song come to get its name? Any back story?
7 years ago
Starfish Stories :: The Band wrote:
Thanks for the comment, jerome457. Actually I got the link just fine. BTW, you're the first T61 user to give our song a heart. Big thanks again!
7 years ago
jerome457 (level 25) wrote:
I love the Hill song
i was looking for a better link - that one didn't display all the way.
Anyway Welcome to T61
7 years ago
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