Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Freddie Mercury 18 Years Gone

Freddie Mercury
Sept. 5, 1946 - Nov. 24, 1991

He died the year I was born...

7 months and 213 days to be exact...

I still wonder what its like if he's still alive today...

I just actually realized that today was the day he died...

What was it like back then? Wish I knew...

He was very unique, no one can capture his essence, his talent, his flamboyance.

I don't know what made me so obsessed with Queen, I just know that I'm so into them that I wonder how come not everyone are. I know not anyone my age can say that...

I keep looking why the music back then is so rich, so powerful, full of harmony, and have a very complicated, majestic repertoire compared to music of today which is full of pop and same tunes and melodies...

I want to know what it feels like to be alive back then, on the era where great music was just beginning. Where the music you hear next is so different from anything else you'd be wondering if that music was made here on Earth. Or if its humanely possible.

"Music is what keeps us together," that's what Freddie said. Because its true. People with different interest, personalities, attitudes, and cultures can suddenly be one just because of a simple music.

Did you even noticed that people listen more to their favorite artists or bands talking about global warming, hunger, sickness, poverty, etc. than any politicians?

I'm telling you music solves anything. And I believe that Freddie Mercury and Queen made this world a better place to live because of the music they made together. Queen and their music is what you can call "making a difference".

FREDDIE MERCURY, 18 years you've been gone in this world but to my heart and to everyone's heart who has been a supporter of Queen and you since day one, you're very much alive with us. The lyrics, the voice, the melody. You're the only one and we still miss you. We love you and you're always going to be with us no matter what.

I guess someone powerful enough needed you somewhere else, so there you are wherever you are. We all know you're in a much better place now. Somehow I believe that the day a great musician dies, there's some kind of a gathering somewhere else where all the musicians meet and just sing with the other angels. (Weird, but that's how I am.)


IS THIS THE WOLRD WE CREATED...?


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What an interesting day?!

So I was in the bus on my way to school. Same old, same old. I waited for the bus for about 10 minutes, I got in and paid. As usual I had my iPod on. By the way, I was listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Its my routine. Sit on the bus, look at the window - the usual. Then I got a tap on my shoulder. I look over and before I had the chance to see the face of the tapper, there was a folded paper in front of me by the stranger. I took it and I read it.

I was kind of surprised! I found out she was a girl. Her name is Dorothy, she wrote on the letter that she wants to make new friends. And that her New Year's resolution is to not be shy anymore. She wanted to say hi, and so I turned and look at her and said HI! She was nice. On her letter, she told me that she sees me on the bus all the time and it wouldn't hurt if she talks to me at all and that she just want to say hi. I was taken aback because that was really the least incident I expected to happen today. We talked for awhile but she was about to leave cuz her stop was already there so next Tuesday, we'll probably get to know each other more. Not really bad.

I just thought I'd share this because it just goes to show that its not really that hard to make friends. I'm still, shocked...I can't think of any other term but of course in a good way. On that short talk we had, I found out that we both are doing a healthcare major. Although hers is Dentistry and mine's nursing. I mean, yeah people can be creepy and weird sometimes but some are just really, I don't know, have good intentions.

hmmmm..very interesting day...i love it when the things you least expect happens and gives you that surprise that you never really thought happen in real life...

oh well..peace!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

No, Aerosmith is not breaking up! I repeat not breaking up!!







Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance at Joe Perry's solo show in New York Tuesday (Nov.10) night and announced he isn't leaving their rock band Aerosmith.






Tyler, appeared and surprised both Perry and the audience, to set the record straight Tuesday night.






"I just want New York to know, I am not leaving Aerosmith," NME.com quoted Tyler as saying during the Joe Perry Project gig at the Filmore. "And Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors but I, f*cking, am the rainbow!"






The band then played Aerosmith's 1975 classic "Walk This Way" during which Tyler slung his arm around Perry.









There's still doubts floating around though. Perry just said on Wednesday that all was still not well in the band. He just referred to Tyler as an "acquaintance" and that they are "positively" looking for a new frontman. (Ouch!)






Whatever's really happening behind the curtains, I hope the band fix their problems and get a mutual understanding on what they really want to do as Aerosmith. I'm gripping with Tyler's words still, that "There is absolutely no validity to the rumor that Aerosmith is breaking up."









**courtesy of NME.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tyler left Aerosmith!!!!!!




This event is like waiting to be happened...

Everybody had a feeling that something isn't right when Steven Tyler had that fall on stage...

It has been brewing, it's like there's a tension..

Oh hell, what do I know.. It just sucked that after all these years, after all the ups and downs, the drugs, the music, the stardom..it's finally over... Well, it kinda happened before, so who knows.. Maybe they'll be back again, they just really needed a break from each other.. I mean 40 years, that's very long...

Here's the article about Tyler's quit at Live Daily

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Phi Theta Kappa






I'm finally a member!!!




Yeah!!!!!




Last Thursday, Nov. 5th was my induction. It was awesome... Candle lightin, doing our pledge, stating our name and major on stage... What a great experience!




Alpha Theta Theta is the chapter of my school Essex County College...




Today, I attended my first meeting as a member. I mean, I've been to a meeting before but that was when I wasn't a member yet!!!!




I don't know, I'm just so ecstatic about it...




Oh, and we did a Walk for Hunger.. Two miles walk to raise awareness about the increasing hunger problem in our world today, even here in our own Newark....




Tomorrow, we're raising awareness about Leukemia and Lymphoma... I couldn't really attend because of my clinical duty tomorrow so to all who's reading this blog please make an effort to donate to your local hospital or other associations raising awareness about Leukemia and Lymphoma because every 4minutes a child or a loved one is being diagnosed of these horrible diseases. It might be someone you know, so please take some time to inform others about these and make some donations..




Thanks to all!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stigmatized

I'm just really mesmerized when I hear this song, especially when I saw the video, the acoustic one where the band shot it in Italy... What a beautiful scenario it was...

I'm gonna learn this to play in the guitar now...

Oh, and Tear by Red Hot Chili Peppers, so effin cool to hear myself play it on the piano....

Just thought I'd share that...

And Stigmatized is by The Calling...

I remember back in what, 5th grade I think, my bestfriend told me about The Calling... She told me to listen to Stigmatized, and I fell in love the very first time I heard it... I'm glad she shared their music to me...

I miss her so much! A shoutout to Aya, my one and only bestfriend.. I'm like half way round the world from her..

Below is the video of Stigmatized, watch it and you'll be amazed and know exactly what I mean...the other one is Tear, it's not really a video but just the image of the By The Way album cover while the song is being played... Both songs are stuck in my mind right now...Lovin' it!

Enjoy!


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another death in the music world...




R.I.P Stephen Gately
1976-2009



Remember him? A member of the now disbanded boyband Boyzone, Stephen Gately. For those of you who are not familiar, Boyzone is an Irish boyband who made headlines making hits back in the 90s. I just read the news that he died on Saturday, Oct. 10.

"Gately "tragically died" on Saturday while visiting the island of Mallorca, the band said in a brief statement. The cause of death was not immediately clear." It is believed that there's no foul play though, so make that clear...

This is also the band's comment, "We have shared such wonderful times together over the years and were all looking forward to sharing many more. Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world. Our love and sympathy go out to Andrew and Stephen's family. We love you and will miss you forever, 'Steo',"

What a tragic event! I mean it came as a shock to me...If you grew up in the Philippines, you'll know what I mean.. Even now that I'm far from the Philippines I feel like part of my childhood has been ripped (ok, maybe that sounded a little exaggerated) but its true...

speechless. what a loss..i hope his partner and family are all right....

He's in a much better place now... Aw, its just sad that last year Boyzone announced a comeback tour... So what happens now? I hope they make a tribute though... so many deaths.....

Monday, October 5, 2009

Is punk music dead?

Read this post and you decide..

Although I agree with Shawn the author that punk has been long gone...

And I am a fan of the bands listed on the post except for Avril Lavigne of course..But sadly, they are ruining the name of punk..

Here's the link:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/getback/144976/hot-topic-punks-in-a-fake-punk-world/


I'm telling you, these bands are trying to get into the pop culture now. I hate it! Punk is supposed to be about rebellion not trying to look good and blend in with the latest "in" styles...

What I don't get also is why this Lavigne believes she's punk.. Maybe she hadn't noticed? Since when did punk incorporated pink on their lifestyle?

sheesh... I like Green Day and Blink 182 though, I don't consider them punk anyways. Maybe when Green Day was just starting out then they were considered punk. No offense, I still love these guys but they're not just punks anymore...

Pop cultures destroy everything... They make people commit to conformity which is not good!! ERASE POP CULTURE!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"the prophet's song"

The cure to my headache right now...
Am listening to Queen again...
I was listening to Dave Matthews Band before...
It still makes me wonder how music such as from these bands I like give me this feeling of euphoria...
Like, there's no one else that exists but me and the music...
saying I love it is not enough...
I still can't explain it...
If only I could make it more part of my life...
But everything seems to be out of control...

*sigh I'm still confused...

why?!

ugh, i'm having a headache...

I owe it a lot to music...it changed me!

I have this "distant view" playing the piano in a garden...just me and the piano and the plants and the morning sun, and the mist....and the music....

**i'm being weird right now.....

peace...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember 9/11

Today is the 8th anniversary of the World Trace Center attack incident.

What a very tragic day it was, September 11, 2001. Can you believe that 8 years have already passed since that tragic event? I'm watching it all over now on the History Channel... I'm still quite shocked. I mean I've never really seen it up close but still... I'm sure it's a shock to everyone all over the world. I really want to meet more people who have this catastrophic event happening in front of their eyes. Just to know what it's like...So many lives have been lost just because some terrorirsts feel like they want to kill themselves along with many others. So selfish!

I remember seeing the towers smoking and on fire on our television. I remember first thinking that it was some kind of movie. And then I realized that it was real... The horror... I mean I just saw it on T.V. How much more to those who have seen it and those who have families, friends and relatives who died that day?

Oh man, it's like happening again watching it on t.v. right now. It gives me the chills... Seeing one or two people jumping from the highest tower... With all these people who were videotaping the events on that day sharing the videos and their reaction to national television... Unbelievable!! It did happen huh?!?

Look! (at the t.v.) The towers are still standing! I wish it didn't collapse...I don't think it was necessary... But it happened...

I pray for the souls of those people who died that day... Who woke up and started their daily routines without the slightest idea that in a few hours they'll be trapped in a building with no other way out but death... I also pray for the relatives, who, eight years from now still mourn their loss and still fighting the acceptance of reality...

Let's never ever forget this day, no matter where you are in this world... Let's always remember; for the people who died just because...

You gotta admit, it affected us all...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Special Day?!

Just thought I'd post something about this "special" day.. I don't really know what's so special today. It kind of mystifies me...

Well, my day started at 6am. Gotta wake up early cuz today's my clinical day. My school is 45mins far and I have to take the bus, so really gotta wake up that early. Or else, I'm gonna be late...again. Some may disagree that 6am is not really that early but if you're not a morning person like me, sheesh! you'll know what I mean. And if you're also like me who was, back in the summer, would still be awake at 6 in the morning...well you get my drift.

So...so far, I don't remember what happened back in January 1, 2001. I don't have the mind yet to register things like that cuz I never had my "enlightening" yet (I'm weird, I know...)

February 2, 2002..hmmm, let's see I was 11 so pretty much it had something to do with my "repa" ("peers").

March 3, 2003, no...nothing,,probably getting ready for our 5th grade graduation (if you can call that graduation). 4 days before my second older bro's birthday...7 days later, The Police were inducted in the Rock and Roll of Hame.

April 4, 2004, yeah...3 days after my 6th grade graduation! 3 days after being over elementary...3 days after our victory party which was held in our house. 21 days before my first -teenth birthday...Nothing special really happened that exact day...

May 5, 2005...a year later after I had that dream in 2004 about a mysterious guy. A dream about "love" as I started my teenage year in '04..(corny!) Up to now, I still don't know who that guy was. I'm sure I've never met him either...7 months later I left my beloved place and friends...:( 13 days before my oldest bro's birthday...

June 6, 2006 hmmm...i'm glad i don't remember anything from this year cuz it was a hell year..I just realize it's 666. Wait, now the only thing I remember is that, on this day the movie The Omen (remake) came out...My teacher Ms. Henry in Spanish is dying (Rest In Peace, Ms. Henry)

July 7, 2007 LIVE EARTH!!!! The best day ever, though I didn't made it to the shows. I watched the whole telecast on our telly! Great day for music and for spreading the word about our slowly dying Mother Earth...Also, the year The Police came back...And the Live Earth shows, was one of their first shows together in what 23 years (I'm not counting that time where they did a mini reunion in 86, in '92 on Sting's wedding with Styler were Summers & Copeland were present, and that time they were inducted in the Rock and Roll of Hame in '03).

August 8, 2008 Olympics, of course. Who doesn't know?!...At 1:38am (see, I remember tiny specific stuff since I left) I was inside a car with a stranger who was kind enough (and not creepy) to give me a ride home from New York (with a separate driver). The day before or hours before, I was singing at the top of my lungs at The Police final concert in Madison Square Garden...My first concert, my first time being alone in NY, my first biggest lie to my parents (I told them I'm going to a job interview). On my way there it went smoothly. Going home was a different story. I took the wrong subway and I missed my bus. Luckily that guy was there. And fortunately enough, I wasn't punished or grounded by my parents...

September 9,2009 today. I just learned where long-term facility am I going to report on my clinical days... Did some vital signs... yeah, that's it. Well, the day ain't over yet so who knows in 5hrs left, before this day is over, what's gonna happen.

I didn't expect this post to be long. But as I was told before by my "shrink" I have a certain illness that once I start writing I can't stop myself. I have to force myself to stop.

Oh well, as I've said before I'm weird. So anything I missed about these days, just say something. Leave a message whatever. Like someone's actually reading this...

okay i'll stop now. ciao!
Have a great 9/9/9 day! Don't forget about 9/11!

peace...


(posted at 7:00pm) time at the bottom not accurate

Monday, September 7, 2009

Show Must Go On

September 5, 2009

Happy birthday to Mr. Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs...

On the 5th was his 63rd birthday...

Although he no longer lives with us today, he's still alive in our hearts especially to those who have seen him in action back in the 70s with the one and only Queen.

I never saw him but his music and Queen's music is still alive for me. No one knows, in this whole world, how Freddie and Queen with their music helped me "survive". It was kind of an enlightenment. You'll know what I mean when you're meant to. I owe it to their music!

It may sound cheesy, but you'll never really know how much you needed something when it's way over your reach; I've been there, and still there. And tell you what, their music helped me realize, it's okay I just gotta hold on... Although I may never know how much long to hold on, I'm still gripping as hard as I can.

I play their music on the piano (not all), and still trying to play it on the guitar.

Whatever, happy birthday Mr. Bad Guy...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful music to the world...

Queen for life...

peace

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Celebration to Life, A Bow to Death & A Split to Camaraderie

Today marks the supposed to be 51st birthday of Michael "King of Pop" Jackson.
All around the world people celebrated the life of this great artist who died on the 25 June 2009. His death was already confirmed as homicide. That didn't stop people in Brooklyn, New York to pay tribute to his life and music even with the occasional thunder, rain and mud.

Happy birthday Michael Jackson, you deserved to have the peaceful birthday on a much better place now than the one you once had here... You are still missed by many...

On another sad news, Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, was found dead yesterday in his Manhattan apartment. Autopsy are inconclusive but it was reported by the police that a crack pipe and prescription pills were found in his apartment. Goldstein have claimed to be drug-free for years, though. Whatever the cause of death is, still what a tragic loss. What would happen to his collaboration with Travis Barker? He will be missed by all his fans as one of the best disc jockeys around.

Another sad, or should I say controversial news, is the break-up of the band Oasis. It seemed that the tension between the two brothers had finally reached their highest points. Noel Gallagher quits, leaving the message "the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable." Though nothing about his brother, Liam, is mentioned; he said earlier that Liam had forced his decision to quit. I'm gonna miss this band...

Damn, why so many split-ups and death. Death seems to come every week....

More death news, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was laid to rest Saturday night alongside slain brothers John and Robert on hallowed ground at Arlington National Cemetery, celebrated for "the dream he kept alive" across the decades since their deaths. Pres. Barack Obama gave the Eulogy in Boston.

Well, I sure hope that everyone's week is not as bad as one of these three's families.
This just goes to show that we should always live our life to the fullest. You'll never know when this day might be your last...

Everyone have a great weekend! =)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Weezer song leaked titled "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To"

I'm listening to the song right now. What a great song for the summer!! It's one of those songs that can be considered as a feel-good song.. That is, when you start listening to it, it just makes you feel like you're floating in the clouds feeling good. Before you know it, you're clapping and tapping along with the beat. Then you would start listening to the song over and over again, just like what I'm doing right now!

“The sound of Raditude is fun, high energy pop rock,” said Rivers and damn it its effin true! This official single of them "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" is definitely a living proof...

Anyway, Weezer has a new album coming out in October titled Raditude... can't wait for it!
Check out Weezer's official website (www.weezer.com) for more info and for a listen to the song "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To". Trust me, it's a kickass song worth listening to. I love it. I'll keep listening to it until I'm sick of hearing it (though, I doubt it! :P)

Peace out...

Spread the music....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pictures from D.C.

Pictures from our recent trip to Washington D.C. are posted on photobucket. Click the link on the right corner of this blog. I can't put them on my Friendster so I uploaded it there.

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So how has been everyone's last weekend? (Like there's other people reading this!)

Anyway, to all those who accidentally pass by this blog, subscribe or comment.

Peace...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back from Washington D.C.

The sweat, the sunburn, the long as if unending walk! It was all worth it! I LOVE Washington D.C. Pictures are up on Friendster, and I'll soon be putting it on my Myspace. Oh yeah, it's also the reason I haven't been checkin this blog for awhile.

Ugh, I wish there will come a time when me and my family would have a week long vacation not just a 2-day weekend vacation. Just like what happened. Two days in Washington D.C. I want more time to explore the place! But still, I had fun... It just really seems to happen so fast. It seems like hours ago when I was just packin and now I'm back to my normal life again. I demand more adventure!! I want to go back to D.C.! I hate the thought that school is coming around the corner again. Oh well, check out the pictures!

About the D.L.

Yeah, had the license for over a year now. I don't really like talking about it cuz it pisses me off that I still don't have a car but already have a driver's license. It's not really a big deal. To Rocky, if you're reading this, sorry I haven't been able to edit this blog. I don't know what the hell am I supposed to do...Thanks by the way for polishing this blog, I owe you one...:)