It’s not everyday that IÂ get to have aÂ fancyÂ lunch other than my usualÂ Mid Valley food court, RM2.50 nasi campur atÂ LG level so when I was invited by the folks from Heineken, Pervert Designs and Ogilvy PR to dig into some fine foodÂ at La Bodega yesterday, I felt like it was my birthday. It was a farewell lunch for Cosmicspacemunkys and the media (JUICE and The Star), who will be trailing Joey G and Bobo like paparazzi as the duo gets hands-on production knowledge from international Producer Paul Epworth. AfterÂ almost four years of working with JUICE,Â I finally get a trip to London. While I’m completely ecstatic, I wonder how many more years I’ll need to make itÂ to New York…. So right now as I am writingÂ this,Â I am also chasing deadlinesÂ and layouts like I was possessed by Lucifer (soÂ that I can wrap up the September issue in time toÂ go for this trip)….
Anyway, back to lunch. In between chomps of heavenly lamb shank and tiramisu, andÂ light conversations about the recent Heathrow bomb scare and the erratic English weather,Â I find out thatÂ BoboÂ is quite the aspiringÂ Music ProducerÂ and already a member ofÂ several bands that play a variety of genres like jazz, rock, dance, etc. And he’s only 20! IÂ am also told thatÂ clubbing with Paul Epworth has been slotted into the London itineraryÂ (dear God, pleaseÂ let meÂ rub shoulders with Bloc Party orÂ Pete Doherty). Later on Zack Yusof from The Star (who also fronts his own rock band called The Deserters) gets totally engrossed with music and band talk with Bobo, and by the end of the meal, they are exchanging numbers and exploring an opportunity to collaborate together. Which goes to show that all successful business deals areÂ made over a good meal.