I think I’m back writing some shit about anything pero I’m not sure if kaya kong i-sustain ba. A lot of things happened between my last post in 2015 and today. More than two years, eh? May masaya, malungkot, nakakainis, nakakatakot; name it and I’m sure meron akong mahuhugot. But one thing is certain, I am grateful for everything I’ve been through. Those things made me stronger, more understanding and open-minded. But most importantly, I had the chance to choose to be quite content with everything. Not in the sense na kuntento na lang habambuhay but limiting myself sa mga bagay na hindi kailangan in the long run, whether people, things, or situations.
Ang pa-vague ng post, no? Arte ko! Hahaha! The truth is, na-miss ko rin naman mag-sulat dito sa personal web space ko nang kahit ano lang. Kaso dahil sa trabaho ko na puro sulat, nawalan ako ng amor to write here. Parang nanawa ako for some reason. Hopefully, this blog piece will be the start.
O sya, tama na muna ang drama at may gusto akong i-share na mga favorite songs ko na I’ve been listening to the past few months/years. Hindi ko ugali mag-share ng music na gusto ko because it’s too personal and selfish ako but I am feeling generous now. Hahahaha!
Listen to them and enjoy! (Or sana magustuhan nyo rin)
1. Dag – You Can Lick It (If You Try)
When I first heard this, naisip ko agad na pang-romansa espesyal ito (IYKWIM). Hihi. Kidding aside, bet na bet ko ang American funk band na ‘to. I mean, bihira ang mga puting funk band kasi and they definitely pulled off an amazing set of songs. Karamihan kasi ng funk bands eh mga Black Americans (shit, ano bang politically correct term para dito?) and they belong to the 70’s era. This song may not be the funk-ish song you wanna hear but a good start to like the band. Check “Lovely Jane” and “You Make Me Feel.”
2. Gorillaz – Andromeda
From their latest album “Humanz,” this song is definitely my favorite. Pang-outerspace funky vibe. Plus, ang tuwang tuwa naman ako kay Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). You can check the story of this song.
3. Assembly Generals – Kontrabida
The politically motivated OPM song. Who says that this kind of music theme won’t have an upbeat tune? Plus, Deng Garcia (Flying Ipis) is here!
4. Apartel – Sala Sa Init
First reason: Ely Biendia! Hindi ko alam if bored lang si Ely kaya may banda sya ulit but take note, the genre is different from Eheads or even to Pupil. The band’s album (“Inner Play”) is a mix of jazz, soul, and funk. Medyo solid rin naman. This is my favorite sa album.
5. Radiohead – Daydreaming
Better listen to this when you’re travelling or on the move, lalo sa gabi. The vibe feels surreal, I feel lonely listening to this. Also, maganda rin ang Burn the Witch from their album new album “A Moon Shaped Pool.”
6. Jamiroquai – Music of the Mind
From the “Emergency on Planet Earth” album, I think this is the most free-form jazz song that I know from “Jamiroquai.” Ang solid ng kagandahan nito! Ganda ng bassline pa. Actually, I had a hard time picking what song from them to include here, dami ko kasing gusto. Hahaha.
7. John Mayer – Rosie
The classic Mayer’s kilig factor. And as usual, litaw na litaw ang guitar skills nya.
8. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
My joy when listening to this upbeat but downer song. One of my favorite songs from the New Wave era/80s.
9. Lou Reed – Perfect Day
When I found this on my playlist (dami kong songs eh), can’t help but make it on loop. Rumors said it’s about heroin or some kind of drug. But I don’t care, it’s still beautiful.
10. Tarsius – Deathless Gods
Love love this OPM track. Mas solid siguro ‘to pag live.
11. Justin Timberlake & EWF – Let’s Groove In Our Suits & Ties
So in love with this mash-up!
12. Mayer Hawthorne – Strange Arrangement
I first fell in love with this Neo Soul musician when I heard “Game Over” together with “Cool Uncle” (Jack Splash and underrated smooth jazz kingpin Bobby Caldwell). Next I heard from Hawthorne was “Breakfast in Bed” and “Cosmic Love.” The rest is history.
13. Tropical Depression – Mahal Kita
Lovely reggae love song! Ganda ng live version. ❤
This post may not compensate sa lahat ng months na na-miss ko but hopefully, this will be a good start. Until next time? 🙂