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http://digital.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20070807-21144.html

The other winner in the podcast category is Ashley John, 23, for his music track, titled Love in Isolation. He won a 4GB iPod Nano.

Ashley, who is doing a double major in public relations and screen and sound, at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, said that he produced the special track for his girlfriend "who I have grown to love very much over the last 11 months."

The AsiaOne juding panel was impressed by his professional sound mixing.

Ashely credits David Blumberg for helping to put together the track.

A friend of mine, David Blumberg, sang on the song. He and I, play the guitars and I focus more on keyboards. The 2 of us programmed the beats and bass together," he adds.

"I wrote this song based on a feeling that's superseded all my past relationships," said Ashley, who explained in his submission that the title of his track - 'Love in Isolation' - "suggests a long distance relationship".

He says music has always been an essential part of his life. "Music holds so many secrets to the universe and things about yourself, and only you can find out by tapping into your talents," he enthuses.

This is Me contest, which targets at youths who want a space to express themselves, kicked off last week and will run till October. There will be a new theme every three weeks. The second theme, starting this week, centres on My Friends.

"AsiaOne wants to give youths a platform to express themselves because many of them feel that they are not being listened to. It's our way of reaching out to youths and finding out what makes them tick in this World Wide Web environment," says Ms Irene Ngoo, Editor of AsiaOne.

"We want to know the music they listen to, the friends they hang out with and do things together, how connected they are, what captures their own space and their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

"This Is Me contest is for youths, about youths and by youths, targeting today's tech-savvy generation who grow up surrounded by video games, personal computers, iPods and cell phones, and with a can-do attitude."

Why podcast?

"Podcasting has proven to be a flexible, simple and versatil way to package information that can be easily disseminated and consumed," adds Ms Ngoo, who says response to the first segement has been encouraging.

The contest is not over yet for Juliet and Ashley. As winners of the My Music segment, they qualify to compete against the rest of the winners from the three remaining themes at the end of the competition.

The grand vodcast and podcast winners will each walk away with an Apple MacBook.


- AsiaOne


Discography

The edit of 'Love In Isolation' had been aired on radio in Singapore (Lush 99.5 Fm).

In addition to that, David & I have won 1st prize in a podcast contest in Singapore, taking us to the finals of that contest where we stand to win a Mac notebook.

For more details, click on the link below.

http://digital.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20070807-21144.html

We have yet to complete more songs that we hope will make up a complete EP by mid '08.

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July of 2006 saw the destined meeting of 2 spirits; Ashley John & David Blumberg.... Born & raised in Singapore/England & Sweden respectively, both these spirits set out to Perth, Australia to complete their education at Murdoch University. This is where we star-crossed. The both of us call ourselves the ‘Spirits Of Old’. There isn’t much to say about us just yet, for we are still young as a band.

David & I feel we have been here many times before. We acknowledge that there is no coincidence in the crossing of our paths with one another, and we certainly know our common purpose. We aim to fuel this common purpose through our joint song-writing in order to propel our aspirations toward the infinity that is, music. It is this clustering of our reverent thoughts that results in the music you hear from us.

For those who have inspired us & for those who've forged their souls' names within the framework that we seek, we offer our humble thanks. For without your inspiration, we would have no common aspiration.

Synchronicity is the cause of the formation of this band, with the subsequent effect being the culmination of both beats & rhythms to engulf your mind long enough to send you into another world. Feel us, & enjoy what we feel we were born to do.