But first, the song: TWO LADIES
- Original composition: StarfishStories.wordpress.com – Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew
- Initial music concept, Rhythm guitar – Adrian Loo
- Lead guitar, Bass; Mash-up & Sound engineering – Ivan Chew
Why call the song “Two Ladies”?
Because it was inspired by a photo that Kheng Hua showed us, as she explained about the play. It’s a play “about the possibilities between two people in a budget hotel room“.
So ripe with innuendos, right? LOL
And one of those “two people” she showed in a series of photos was a set with two ladies.
Oh hey, I just found out that Kheng Hua has a blog!
Here’s the photo of the “two ladies”:
I remember Kheng Hua saying the two ladies being good friends, living their own separate lives, only to find themselves at a point where they need to re-look at life. They aren’t lesbians or lovers.
OK, I must qualify that I can’t really remember verbatim what Kheng Hua explained about the play. I remember more about the feeling from looking at those photos AND hearing Adrian tentatively strum the basic Em/ D chords that evening. Those chords would eventually form the basis for the song.
Speaking of here’s a plug for their upcoming play (information provided by Kheng Hua):
“Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout, Please.”
Tickets at $35, available from Sistic from end October 2008.
Opens 18 Dec 2008, at Esplanade Theatre Studio.
Four New Stories About What Happens To Two People In A Budget Hotel Room!
Directed by Tan Kheng Hua and Produced by Tan Kheng Hua and Janice Koh
We dedicate the song “Two Ladies” to you, Kheng Hua and Yu-Beng. May your play have a good run!
p.s. I just realised there’s lots of “twos” in this post: “Kheng Hua and Yu-Beng”, “Two Ladies”, “Couples in a budget hotel”. To our friends reading this post — please don’t even try to picture Adrian and Ivan in a budget hotel room! That’ll be so uncool. lol
~ (L – R) Ivan Chew & Adrian Loo