So excited!! My ethereal garden photoshoot was also featured and seen in Tatler Malaysia June 2013…
Viewing Category: Music  |  View all recent posts
Wednesday, July 13, 2011  |  Music

Welcome to the JSP music Vault!

H
ello and welcome to what I love to term as my secret treasure trove. For those that don't know me, music has been one of my lesser known passions. It began when I started playing the piano at the age of 5 or 6, which then grew when got my first CD from my mum (which was Mariah Carey's Music Box - a compilation I still love to this day). It then manifolded to another level when I would obsessively listen to the radio in all my spare in between moments during my teens and scribbling pieces of my own poetry and lyrics. However it wasn't until I hit my 20s and officially discovered I loved singing and began learning under some really talented vocal instructors that this passion grew into a deep maturity. In fact, I think if I didn't get so distracted during my late high school and university years chasing after golden grades, I may have become a singer song writer, penning down music on paper, guitar in hand, and an honest voice to portray those stories into lyrical life. Maybe. Who knows? :) 
 
Nowadays, I am happy behind the camera, capturing other people's journeys in a frame and telling their stories in a photo, and am thoroughly content feeding this constant fascination of mine by discovering those lesser known artists who are still as good if not better than anything we hear in mainstream these days (there is just something delightful in enjoying something you know no one else knowns about!), excessively shopping on iTunes, and watching those that do it well.... Who do it very very well :) 
 
So this little corner of my blog is dedicated to those little snippets of discoveries I stumble upon now and then that just saturate my ears, give me goosebumps, make me happy, and move me all at the same time. I hope they brighten up your day as much as they have mine. And I hope there is something here for everyone no matter how you are feeling at this stage in your life.... The in-love, the broken hearted, the happy, the sad, the angry, the blessed, the lost, the married, the engaged, those still looking, and for all the rest who simply just share this passion of mine with me.  
Enjoy :) I promise only good good stuff here :) 
 
Xox 
 
 
ps: this post will remain up here on top of all the new posts, so scroll past it if you are a regular to this section, and don't forget that I will secretly be adding to this vault constantly (probably everyday in between all the picture posts) so do check back here often to see all the new goodies! :)







Thursday, December 19, 2013  |  Music

Michelle Chamuel - Go Down Singing

The soundtrack of my day. It's been one of those kind of 24 hours. You know, the crummy sucky kind :( I only wish people knew how much their words can hurt. I was unfortunately born as a person who is ultra sensitive, and I take alot of things to heart and maybe too personally (my achilles heel! *sobs*). Over the years I have tried to grow thicker skin, but deep down, I am still sort of the same in this regard... So, while I'm feeling kind of down today, I came across this track that sort of picked me up and made me feel a little more together. I love Michelle Chamuel - I first heard her perform on The Voice Season 4, and she has always been the ambassador of not letting bullies and people around you get you down, and that you as your own person are beautiful and worth loving. What a great message. And this song is no different... its an anthem about not letting others take away what is worthy about yourself, and that it's always dark before the dawn, so stand strong and hold your head up high.  
 
It's something I needed to really hear today.  
 
Hope you all enjoy the track! :)  
 
 
 
 
Go Down Singing - By Michelle Chamuel 
 
I see everybody staring 
At you and the clothes that you're wearing 
It seems like nothing's ever good enough 
 
I heard everybody saying 
That you are never gonna fit in 
It feels like you're never good enough 
 
When you're lost and can't be found 
Just lift your head and stand your ground 
It's always dark before the dawn 
So raise your voice and sing this song (song, song) 
 
You can tell me what's right 
You can say that I'm wrong 
You can tell me I'm weak 
So you can think that you're strong 
 
But you can't take my soul 
Or the gifts I've been given 
I'mma go down, go down 
Go down singing 
 
You can build yourself up 
When you're putting me down 
You can think you're a king 
'Cause you've taken my crown 
 
But you can't stop the fight 
For the life that I'm living 
I'mma go down, go down 
Go down singing 
 
I know just how you're feeling 
Locked up, inside you're screaming 
It's like no one ever hears a sound 
(Sound, sound, sound) 
(Singing) 
 
I've been hurt in the same way 
But trust, tomorrow is a new day 
You've got everything you need inside 
(Inside, inside, inside) 
(Singing) 
 
When you're lost and can't be found 
Just lift your head and stand your ground 
In the dark before the dawn 
We raise our voice and sing this song (song, song) 
 
You can tell me what's right 
You can say that I'm wrong 
You can tell me I'm weak 
So you can think that you're strong 
 
But you can't take my soul 
Or the gifts I've been given 
I'mma go down, go down 
Go down singing 
 
You can build yourself up 
When you're putting me down 
You can think you're a king 
'Cause you've taken my crown 
 
But you can't stop the fight 
For the life that I'm living 
I'mma go down, go down 
Go down singing 
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (singing) 
Yeah, yeah 
I'mma go down, go down 
Go down singing 
 
Eyes on me, wait and see 
They don't know what's about to begin 
Standing proud, face the crowd 
All I know is how bright I'm shining 
 
I'll be free, lose or win 
I'm gonna go down singing 
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, singing 
(Go down singing) 
Yeah, yeah, I'mma go down, go down, go down singing 
(Oh, no, can you hear it?) 
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, singing 
(I'm singing, I'm singing, whoa) 
Yeah, yeah, I'mma go down, go down, go down singing 
(Singing, I'm singing) 
 
(Singing [8x]) 
 
When you're lost and can't be found 
Just raise your voice and sing this song...
 
 
 
xoxo 







Friday, March 22, 2013  |  Music

Nashville: If I Didn't Know Better Duet

"If I Didn't Know Better" By Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen (aka Gunner Scott and Scarlett O'Conner)  
 
OK, guilty as charged. Lately I've been OBSESSED with this TV show Nashville - engaging enough storyline about a various mix of struggling and up and coming talented musicians trying to find their place in the crazy music business, and more importantly about their AMAZING music. Music, that I think puts Glee to shame. I love all music genres, so don't get me wrong, but It's so incredible to hear new music performed by the actual cast, and songs that are completely fresh :)  
 
My favourite two cast members, Gunner and Scarlett, always sing my favourite songs, and their chemistry is electrifying on screen and to the ears. The below song is just on fire. This is positively the SEXIEST duet I've heard in years. The word EARGASM comes to mind when I first heard it. Enjoy!!  
 
 
 
ps: for those wanting another blog post to read, I sneaked in a new one secretly on the main page of the blog today here if you want a little extra to read and look at: {LINK} :)  
 
xoxo 







Monday, October 1, 2012  |  Music

Guy Sebastian: Battle Scars

MY OH MY.... I just HAVE to tell you about this hip hop anthem.  
 
Trust me, I am NOT a fan of this genre at all...so it takes a HUGELY amazing track to really get me to share the love, but this one song by the very first Australian Idol (Guy Sebastian) called "Battle Scars" is literally A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. This track has been dominating the australian charts for weeks at #1, and debuted at #73 on the American charts, with no radio airplay.  
 
It is a song written for all those who have suffered or gone through really hard times in life. And it has been mentioned that the people in the video clip below are real life people expressing their real life battle scars on the piece of paper. Very powerful video. Love love love.  
 
Here is the official music video: 
 
 
 







Monday, September 17, 2012  |  Music

Taylor Swift: Ronan

I
'm sitting here with about 3 hours of sleep in the bank, and I'm physically exhausted. Drained. And just spent beyond what I can aptly describe. However, I came home with a message from my sister to listen to something. A song she has told me about a number of times, and in my current state of brutal tiredness, I'd normally put aside the message and tend to it another day, but she said this one was special. And that I would like it. So I pressed play.  
 
And wow.  
 
Very very often I write about songs I like and would like you to hear. But never have I heard a song that I NEEDED to tell you about. There is so much beneath this song written by Taylor Swift (A musician and an artist that has truly earned the meaning of those words - something I felt sure of when I fell in LOVE with her record "Speak Now". "Speak Now' changed everything and I fully believed from there about her music and I said at that point that she would honestly become one of 'THE' great song writers years down the road). So this song... called "Ronan" was inspired by this little boy who's life was robbed of him by cancer. His mother had penned down her very honest, real, and often painful thoughts of her journey with her son as he battled the disease from beginning to the very end (The blog is called Rockstar Ronan) - a read I swear to you will change your heart. You don't leave reading those kind of words with a dry eye. I am not normally a crier over movies, books, or songs... but Ronan's story, and taylor's song? *sigh* You just have to read and listen. You will get it.  
 
Cancer is a scary and cruel hand to be dealt. And while it hasn't stepped into my life (touchwood), there are people in my life who have been affected by this merciless beast. It has come close enough to my door to know that it is singularly terrifying. And that those who sit under it's wing live unfairly in it's excruciating pain...it eats you up from inside out... physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is not a word you ever want to even hear whispered or breathed in any form or shadow around you. Believe me I know. 
 
I hope one day they find a cure. So that the world can be rid of one less wave of tears. So that people can keep their loved ones in their lives a little longer in this short and fragile thing we call life. And on a final side note, don't wait til it's too late to tell, and show those most precious to you that you love them because God will want them back someday.  
 
Alright old rambler... time for bed....I know I have written alot for someone who is painfully exhausted, but I hope it shows the necessity I felt in sharing this as I have been deeply touched by Ronan's story, and just as much by the incredible kindness shown by Taylor in writing this song (all proceeds from this song go to cancer related charities). So to close, this song is dedicated to all those who's lives have been affected by cancer. Thank you Taylor Swift for writing such a beautiful piece. I truly think it is your best masterpiece yet, and only goes to show how your song writing maturity and finesse far surpasses your mere 22 years of age. And thank you to Maya Thompson for sharing your son Ronan's story with us. It truly left a footprint on my heart. God Bless you, and I pray His peace will rest upon you.  
 
xoxo 
 
 
 
 
I remember your bare feet down the hallway  
I remember your little laugh  
Race cars on the kitchen floor  
Plastic dinosaurs, I love you to the moon and back  
 
I remember your blue eyes looking into mine like we had our own secret club  
I remember you dancing before bed time then jumping on me waking me up  
I can still feel you hold my hand  
Little man, and even that moment I knew  
You fought it hard like an army guy  
Remember I leaned in and whispered to you  
 
Chorus:  
Come on baby with me  
We're gonna fly away from here  
You were my best four years  
 
I remember the drive home when the blind hope  
Turned to crying and screaming, "Why?"  
Flowers piled up in the worst way  
No one knows what to say about a beautiful boy who died  
 
And it's about to be Halloween  
You could be anything you wanted if you were still here  
I remember the last day when I kissed your face  
and whispered in your ear  
 
Come on baby with me  
We're gonna fly away from here  
Out of this curtained room and this hospital gray we'll just disappear  
Come on baby with me  
We're gonna fly away from here  
You were my best four years  
 
And what if I'm standing in your closet trying to talk to you?  
And what if I kept the hand me downs you won't grow into?  
And what if I really thought some miracle would see us through?  
But maybe the miracle was even getting one moment with you  
 
Come on baby with me  
We're gonna fly away from here  
Come on baby with me  
We're gonna fly away from here  
You were my best four years  
 
I remember your bare feet down the hallway  
I love you to the moon and back
 
 
 







page 2
page 1 of 6
2016
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
2015
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec