Monday, May 31, 2010

The Sounds of Silence

REAL music. REAL voices. A MASTERPIECE. This is how we are today, "people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening". People don't "communicate" that well anymore (don't give me that twitter and facebook crap---that's not real communication). I wonder what changed that most of these days, it's not that often anymore where you hear a song like this by Simon & Garfunkel. A music so pure you don't need anything else, just the voice, the guitar, real talent, emotions and pure simplicity. Silence is golden.

Here's a video of Simon & Garfunkel performing the song live:

And this is the version I listen to everyday. There's just something about this song that makes you wonder about so many things in this world. I don't know maybe its just me, but the harmony gives me this sensuous feeling I can't really explain.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Save Tonight

Haha. A 90s classic by Eagle-Eye Cherry. I love this song. I can't get over it. I miss the 90s and being a little bit younger, when it seems like I'm still young to have so many problems. It's funny I just realized that, Eagle-Eye is Neneh Cherry's brother (she collaborated with Gorillaz "Kids with Guns"). And he is the son of Don Cherry, a jazz artist and the father of world music.

Eagle-Eye Cherry's philosophy about music, very down to earth and inspiring. There's not much like him nowadays...Long live the 90s!!

Here's Save Tonight:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

True Colors and Ooh Child

Music for the soul. Someday, things are gonna get easier. Just don't be afraid to show your true colors and be comfortable of who you are. Nevermind the whisperers behind you, just hold your head high and don't let others make you feel so small.

Music with "a promise to a better life to all..."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shelter From the Storm

24 May 2010. Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan. The legendary man has been in this world for 69 years, still doing what he's known best: making and composing music with his guitar (and other instruments, of course).

Here's an example of Mr. Dylan's genius:

From the Rolling Thunder Revue, at Fort Collins, Colorado, 23 May 1976, Bob Dylan performs Shelter from the Storm, from his album Blood on the Tracks. Just a day before his 35th birthday. The other guitarist, in the blue jacket, is T-Bone Burnett. This one is the electric live version on his live album Hard Rain compared to the acoustic version found on Blood on the Tracks.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Shot To the Stars

From the artist named Whitley. A great song from a great artist. Too bad he's ending Whitley, currently playing he's last tour in Australia saying goodbye to fans because he is "moving overseas". I just can't get over these songs: the aforementioned, More Than Life, and I Remember. I thought I'd share this video because the song is what currently playing on my mind over and over again and also for whoever's watching to appreciate the beauty of the song and explore Whitley's other songs and projects.

Here is Whitley's myspace music page.

Don't forget to check it out!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Mellow Show

Funny skit on SNL featuring Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz and the "not-so-mellow" Ozzy Osbourne (It's not really them, well except for Dave--JUST WATCH IT) LOL. This was shown in November 2009. Just thought I'd post it here. Cracks me up everytime I watch it. Instant classic!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Personal Quote of the Day

I'd rather be the ears than the lips.

"The best days are the worst days really are.." -from Fringe

Monday, May 17, 2010

Memories, my memories; how long can you stay to haunt my days...

So I decided to do another organizing-my-boxes. I decided to throw all the stuffs that reminded me of that awful experience about 4yrs ago. In the middle of doing that, and at the same time all the bad memories came flashing through my head I saw this. It's something I wrote, its about trust. I think I wrote it on my freshman English class. I think it's pretty good. I'm gonna type it right here, and show to whoever's reading this blog. And maybe, just maybe someone may like it. I thought it's pretty good, well after I typed it I'm gonna throw the paper out. LOL There's a note on top of it by my teacher saying "Great" and "20/20". Haha. The false hopes *sigh*. Here it goes:


Trust is a very deep word. My friends and I had each definition to trust. Trust are often found in friendships, in business, in schools and in the family.

For me, trust is the main ingredient of a strong friendship. To be able to maintain a relationship with friends you need to trust one another. Friends that trust each other are the ones who understands the true meaning of their bonding frienships.

For my friends, they define trust as an obligation. When they had given you, for example, a secret, they trust you to keep it and never tell anyone about it ever again unless that friend gave you the permission to do so.

In businesses and in school, trust is when they had given you something to work on and they trust you to do it right on schedule and they had trust that you put some effort to it. Because after all it is your duty and they want to see you at your best.

In the family, trust is one of the top reason for the family to have a close relationship to one another. There's a trust that only exists in the family but not to anything else. It is more of a dysfunctional way as it always does in any family. It involves the fact that in order for a family to trust one another they should understand one another. Secrets shouldn't be kept to one another, unless the secret is known by the whole but no one else outside of the family. But truth be told, sometimes trust in families are lacking especially of one that parents should trust their kids. Why? Because sometimes the kids take the parent's trusts for granted so mistrust results. Trusts though is very important for the family to be even called a family.

Even if there are lots of definitions given to the word trust, one thing we should all remember: trust is needed in order for us to live, in our everyday life. And one fact remains: we should learn to trust ourselves first, before trusting anybody to give our trust.