Thursday, November 6, 2008

An African-Malaysian As PM?

The Star reports:

"It is possible for anyone from a minority group to be a nation’s leader, even in Malaysia, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi."

Yes indeed, perhaps an African-Malaysian; anyone out there?

Malaysia Boleh!!

The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong
To be better far than you are
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to give when there's no more to give
To be willing to die so that honor and justice may live

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.


monsterball said...

I have heard this song that inspired me to do so many things...but never heard this wonderful version by this soulful and powerful voice. Who is he?
There are few things...I learned and kept faith to them...for inspirations...and from all religious teaching....not only from my Buddhist texts.
But it s Buddhism...that I prayed hard for more TRUTHS...and stop I cannot take more medicine that my corrupted..low class body can consume.
Able to read a person's mind..through listening to him/her or by reading what he/she my blessed gift.
Some are naturally Justine..
Yes....Justin is a man of few words...but do hint and speak with great balls carrying.
I guess..both of us are similarly we know our true master..the late Chief Reverend.
What a smart ...comical teacher he was.
Yes.I have climbed every hill...and somehow..given mountains too.
But I survived....and still cari complaints......not so lucky like so many UMNO blokes......having so last them 10 lives.
They must be real special human beings.
But I know the truths..and will also lay down my expose them...hoping to get more votes.for change of government..and let spinning forever.
Right away...I have a picture in my mind...seeing Mahatma Gandhi spinning his wheels...making his own clothes.
Babu...spin a save mankind...not a political party.
That's why he is a Saint.

Justin Choo said...

The singer is Roy Hamilton, as
shown in the beginning of the youtube presentation.

This is from Wikipedia @

" Roy Hamilton (b. April 16, 1929, Leesburg, Georgia – d. July 20, 1969, New Rochelle, New York) was an American singer who achieved major success in both the R&B and pop charts in the 1950s.

He moved to Jersey City in 1943, studied commercial art, had operatic and classical voice training, and was a heavyweight Golden Gloves boxer, before joining gospel quartet The Searchlight Singers.[citation needed] 1947, he entered and won an amateur talent show at the Apollo Theater with his dramatic rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the musical Carousel. However, he did not record commercially until 1953,[citation needed] after he was discovered singing in a New Jersey club by local DJ Bill Cook, who became his manager.[citation needed] Columbia Records saw him as a possible "crossover" singer with a foothold in both pop and R&B , and signed him to their subsidiary label, Epic. His first single, "You'll Never Walk Alone", became an R&B number 1 for eight weeks, and a national US Top 30 hit in 1954, and shot Hamilton to fame.

He followed up with a string of singles that reached both R&B and pop audiences, many of which were popular show tunes of the day. These included "If I Loved You" (# 4 R&B), "Ebb Tide" (# 5 R&B), "Hurt" (# 8 R&B), "Unchained Melody" (# 1 R&B, # 6 pop), and "Don’t Let Go" (# 2 R&B, # 13 pop). His style and sound directly influenced later artists such as Jackie Wilson and the Righteous Brothers.[citation needed]

In mid-1956, Hamilton announced his retirement due to illness and exhaustion, but returned the following year. When he came back, he had adopted the harder gospel sound of his youth to compete with rock 'n' roll and the emerging soul sound, appearing in the movie "Let's Rock" in 1958. His last hit record, "You Can Have Her" (# 6 R&B, # 12 pop) came in 1961, and was followed by the album Mr. Rock And Soul in 1962. The Epic label treated Hamilton as a major star and issued 16 albums by him. However, in the mid-1960s, his career declined while recording with MGM and then RCA Records.

His final recordings were made in Memphis at producer Chips Moman's American Group Productions studio at the same time that Elvis Presley recorded there in early 1969. Songs released from those sessions were versions of James Carr's "The Dark End of the Street", Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe", and "Angelica", a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil song that had been submitted to Presley, but which he then turned over to Hamilton.

He died later in 1969, not long after suffering a stroke, aged 40."


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