Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Playlist

Music. It is all around us. Whatever we hear can be described as music.

But music is too broad to say that you have heard it all. So you select what kind of music you want to hear, as music is also depending on the preferences.

So this post is about what you could expect to find in my playlist and what I recommend you to listen at. They are somehow mainstream, but not that mainstream as Lady Gaga and Ke$ha (two artists who could make me feel like turning the radio off aside from Justin Bieber). Yeah kidding aside, here goes the list.

EMAROSA. They are a good band. And even though they change their vocalists in every album, I still find it cool that they stick to the same genre, because the vocals just stay cool, like it's almost close to shouting, but in a good way. And the drum lines, always consistent. And I always like it simple and easy to hear.

URBANDUB. They are so far the best OPM band in the industry nowadays. The four-piece band was like they were so meant to play with each other. They sound good as a whole, whether the music is emotional or overly dubbed, they won't fail to amaze. From Janjan's drums that follow Lalay's bass lines, to John and Gabby's exchanging of riffs and vocals. They have also shown their growth in music by experiencing diferent kind of rock in every album, from Birth to The Apparition.

FALL OUT BOY. They are the most unlikely to be entered in this list. But since they never fail to keep me pumped up with the music, they are so much welcomed. Lyrics were so much senseless and fun, that you might think that they are just party punks (coz yeah, that's what their music was). And Pete Wentz going on the bass and Patrick Stump hitting high notes, just so good to hear that you want to imitate then in the bathroom.

FRANCO. They are the superband of Cebu. Not just superband because of the fact that they are coming from other big bands, but because they made super-quality music. starting with Franco Reyes' voice, guitars and music, Parokya Ni Edgar's Buhawi Meneses bringing the strong beat of the bass, Urbandub's Janjan Mendoza and Gabby Alipe's Techniques on drums and guitars, respectively (thus bringing the feeling that this band sounds Urbandub-ish) and Paolo "8" Toleran's raw and edgy guitars, they indeed are superb. They made InYo's music as hardcore as possible, thus making it their music anthemic and high-pumping.

ALL TIME LOW. This band offers a great variety of music, from emo, to screamo, to party punk. These kids explore most of their time on these music and this is why I include their music to the playlist. I suggest you hear their singles, like "Remembering Sunday", "Jasey Rae", "Stay Awake" and "Running From Lions".

MAYDAY PARADE. You might call them Emo but I find their music relaxing. No more, no less. If you want to get back to your teenage dreams, then go for this band. And they will be here in the Philippines in July, and I can't watch them. Too bad.

GO RADIO. Jason Lancaster. That's it. But I find this music good. nobody can defeat his voice as of now. Knowing how soothing it is now, and the lyrics are so carefully written that showed his musicality. Too bad he was now out of Mayday Parade.

FEARLESS RECORDS' PUNK GOES SERIES. I am sorry, but mind if I include this? Fearless Records has a bunch of bands that are willing to commit themselves for an exploration of their genre. I just love the underground punk, for they are not settling for what they knew. They cover songs and made them screamo and hardcore and party music. And they are even sacrificing their music for an acoustic version of it, that went pretty well, and even brought more soul to the music. The covers, they are mostly pop and crunk that goes hardcore and more full, though some of the covers were simply losing its soul.

And that's it! XD

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why I Hate Relationships

As Alfred Lord Tennyson quoted, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all". But this does not work out for me anyways. I mean, at the moment.

I have had a handful relationships for quite a while now. All of these made me who I am in handling every other relationships I had. But I guess they were never just enough at all. So then now, I stop.

I am not really that afraid of falling in love. I am just trying to protect myself at this early age of any hurt that I might encounter, again. I have been on relationships that is prone to sinking. So it's best to leave some for myself. I have been so busy trying to please the one I'm in a relationship with, that all people actually hated me (or that's what I thought). And in the end, one special song I should sing to each of them (and another poem or two perhaps?) just to show that I held on or I gave up or I've moved on. Yeah, this has been what I am. An actor, a poet, a singer, a minstrel in front of my girl.

I have been through heartbreaks a many times. And I think I just don't have the rights to handle those kind of relationships at those times. I don't know what is in me, but in time I'll know. And in time I'll find the one. IN TIME.

But this does not mean I don't have any crushes. Hey, I'm still human, I have that great chance to be attracted to the opposite sex. I actually have someone I like whom I want to know better, and maybe become friends with her. But that's it. JUST FRIENDS FOR NOW. Maybe when it's time, I'd show her the moves, but not today, and NOT AT THIS POINT IN LIFE.

Well, I hope someone just shows up at the right place, at the right time and at the right moments in life, types that made me want to say it all over again to everyone I knew. Like my dad who flew to Negros Occidental just to find my mom and eventually marry her. Note, without any "pamanhikan" thingy we knew as well.

And this was just a random post to share my heart for now. So wherever you are (of course I'm reffering to that crush), I hope that you're happily reading this. XD


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Crappy Phone

Because I can't just sleep at this time, I would gladly like to blog this sh!t out.

I have this phone from Cherry Mobile. The unit, D15. I, at first had no choice but to buy this one. I just have to have a dual-sim phone to accommodate my Sun friends without even sacrificing my Smart friends. But then, there goes the problems.

It started with the casing. I could easily remove the back casing and now I even play with it just for fun. Then it's the earphones that won't work anymore. Then with the charger. It started going nuts, won't charge on Nokia chargers when it had an outlet. I let that pass by, a universal charger would do for a while. Then the charger went like, boom! It almost gave me the freaks in my boarding house and thinking what would have happened if I started the fire. That was one wake-up call.

I went to SM to look for a charger and there was no charger available. Not a sight of any charger compatible. And so I settled with CD-R King's USB Universal Charger. Quite handy. I then bought earphones.

Then as time goes by, I give up. It was too crappy for me now. I wanted a phone that is supposed to give me a good buy. But it served its Php2k. Add the microSD which I brought for Php250. Then the Php350 earphones (yeah, I know right? so sick, and they're the same, mind you!). Then Php100 for the first universal charger, another Php100 for the second. so that's Php2,800 already! Then the earphone I am using just won't work again! Just now!!! I should have known better as an economist in the future.

So now I need a new phone. With the budget of Php2,000, would anyone consider MyPhone? If so, why? So I could have a choice. The B15 I think is the most preferable for me at the moment.