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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mexican Girl - 1978

This is the song that I played a lot of when I was working the morning show on RTM's Radio 4. I used to play it up to 5 times a day during my 3-hour show "Patrick In The Morning". Some listeners loved it, some hated it, others petitioned the minister to have me removed.

Ahhhhhh.......those were the good old days. When I believed that the NEP was a brilliant plan to enable ALL Malaysians to enjoy the bounties of this land. When I had none but Malaysian friends. When I proudly planned my future in the country of my birth.

I post it here in memory of better times.



NIAMAH!!!

23 comments:

Mark Lim said...

Love the song... My dad used to play it a lot at home... Even have the James Last version..

tupingera said...

We'd start singing the song "zimbabwe girl" coz there's where we're heading.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing back 'sweet, sour & bitter' memories !
'Living next door to Alice' is very good too.

bebek said...

Sir... apart from Mexican Girl, Smokie's most famous song is Living Next Door to Alice... did you play that song as well on Radio 4??

Ravin P said...

Evolve, adapt and change so I guess it's time to move on now. No point banging your head on the wall over and over and expecting it to change. Sorry mate it ain't coming. Today's announcement on NEM is NOTHING NEW its just rehash of what we have been screaming at top of our lungs for the last few decades. You know that quote about the devil is in the details and I see none. Impressive speech but no substance.

art harun said...

OMG Patrick,

I used to bleedin' hate that song! But that's not to say I loathed your show lah. I still remember, as a kid, listening to you introducing Another Brick In The Wall for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Dearest bro, I still remember that song, when I was a student at SMI Ipoh.Life was so very good at that time and my son complaining there is no more fun at SMI nowdays.I pity him.

tushe san said...

hi,,
i just want to know what is the meaning of Niamah actually?
kinda curious.heehee

nice blog btw

Trashed said...

Omigosh.

mmyy home said...

Thanks for the song. I used to love the song and still do. Smokie is a great band. And you were a great radio host. Good to remember the good old days, but the present and future is also very promising. We must dare to dream for a greater Malaysia by the people, for the people.

1 Malay-sia(L) said...

and i can still remember the chat we had on "freshie night" some thirty years ago...

yes, those years were great!

dukuhead said...

LOL i hated this song! they played it over and over and over again in the radio till i had "mexican girl" coming out of my ears! but it sure brings back memories of my childhood ;-)

Anonymous said...

Pat,
The song is awesome and I remember u used to play another song Living next door to Alice n i bet this was the best ever song u had played.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the estate. Radio was the only form of entertainment we had back then. Educated in the Chinese school and wanting to learn more about English, radio was the way. So programmes like Hit Parade, Kee Huat's Fantastic Facts & Fancies, Many Happy Returns, From Campus to Campus, etc ... indirectly became tools where new words and phrases were learned. The voices of Alan Zakariah, Ana Samy Pillai, Ganesh, Patrick Teoh,... ( was there a Paul Chong & Monica Lam ???? Can't remember, I am 54 now )would fill the room where I had my meals or did my homework. Thanks for bringing back the memory of good old days, Pat. And I still rate your 'Midnight Magic' as one of my all-time favourite. From time to time, I will continue to relate the stories to my students to get rid of their boredom.

Anonymous said...

Don't know the meaning of 'niamah'?

NIAMAH!

LOL!

Shireen said...

Hi Patrick.

I used to love this song..i was in school and would listen to ur show while waiting for my school bus in the afternoon ..what memories :D

Anonymous said...

Patrick, Thanks.
One of my favourites too.

reanaclaire said...

hi Patrick..greetings from Ipoh.. just mentioned u in my April food post yesterday. Yes, I really miss your talk show, it brightened up my Mondays till Weds.. wonder whether u keep recorded talk shows during that time.. i bet it would be wonderful to sit back and listen to the re-runs.. :P

Ray said...

Good piece Patrick. How you manage to relate this old song to contemporary times.Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

oh yes i remembered!! there were carole king's hard rock cafe, many others (recall the tunes, not the names tho :P) and yr acoustic alchemy's same road, same reason ... i loved yr radio shows!!

Anonymous said...

Age must be catching up with Patrick for him to recall his good times at RTM!

Or is he wishing for the return the Jazz Cafe?

RTM, are you listening?

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joval said...

Hey Sifu Patrick,

I loved your morning talks on the radio and I loved this song!!!
I remember u had a german (i think) guy residing here that used to call in...

Anyway, I would love to buy you a drink or breakfast just to have a great quality chat. Would bring my dad along but he is allergic to words like niamah!

Let me know if you're up for the offer n we can chat on ur fav. topic... Najib&Rosmah!

Thanks again for intro me to The Mexican Gal song.

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