Let’s get physical

Azmyl Yunor

The cover of Azmyl Yunor’s John Bangi Blues album music CD. If you want to ascertain whether a live music event you are attending is authentically underground, look for the merchandise table. – Azmyl Yunor pic, March 18, 2022.

AT a recent solo acoustic gig I played at Live Fact in Kota Damansara last weekend – since band gigs are still not allowed and that venues in Selangor continue to struggle thanks to the state government’s recalcitrance to waive the entertainment tax which is unfairly targeting the small (and hardly lucrative to the state’s coffers) arts venues – I had an interesting conversation with an intern at the venue.

As I was laying out my John Bangi Blues album merchandise – music CDs, T-shirts and tote bags – we broke the ice with me talking about how music CDs and other physical formats seem to be going out of favour with the youth now.

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