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SONG OF THE DAY: “Love Song for a Savior”

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SONG OF THE DAY: “It’s Over” by The Fire Theft

World keeps spinning around

Still figuring out just where to begin.

Head still dizzy in clouds

Still figuring out where to fit in.

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SONG OF THE DAY: “Wonderful” by Everclear

“Everything will be wonderful someday.”

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SONG OF THE DAY: “Blindness” by Metric

While writing the earlier blog entry about the tragedy in Japan, this song was playing at the back of my head. Watch the heartwrenching photos below while listening to the song. (Photo credits: CBS News, msnbc, and NHK TV.)

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Still praying for Japan.

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Defend the Three Stars and a Sun

This Sunday, March 6, is Master Rapper Francis Magalona’s second death anniversary. When he died in 2009, much to most Filipinos’ chagrin, I was one of the millions who cried for the loss of a very important music icon. And every time I hear the song “Kaleidoscope World,” I usually have difficulty forcing the tears back to their ducts.

It’s been two years since he left us, but his legacy continues to linger in each of our hearts through his patriotic songs that transcend through time. In times when I grow despondent and start to lose hope with our system, his songs serve as my picker-upper. I particularly have “Three Stars and a Sun” on repeat.

Talk about patriotism, the Man from Manila also created a clothing line before he passed, which is now managed by the Magalona family. They have really nice designs that you can check here. I got my first shirt at Robinsons Cebu last December, and I’m planning to get my second shirt sometime soon.

"Filipinize the whole world."

There are many ways to defend our mother country. We can start by supporting local brands.

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The Glorious Veins

Did a little research about this band while their playlist is blaring in the background. Found out at iSTORYA.NET that their drummer is actually a Cebuano. Awesome, right? And it turns out they’ve been in the business since 2008 (based on the timeline of that forum post in iSTORYA). Well, we know how it is in the music scene or pretty much in any business. It takes a good gall to go out and form a band, knowing it’s a rough ride ahead considering the innumerable hopefuls sprawled in the planet. For those with a penchant for rock music, we know that there might conceivably come a moment when this band would rise in the same glorious levels as The Killers or Death Cab for Cutie, or even higher.

Of late, they have ten new songs, which are all original, from their self-titled album. Another reason for us Filipinos to be proud of. Go Wiggy! Go Cebuano! Go Pinoy!

GENRE: Disco flavored Postpunk Bluesrock from Mars = ROCK

MEMBERS:

Lee Grasso – Bass
Wiggy Colmenares – Drums
Paul Pangman – Vocals
Matt Howels – Guitars

CURRENT LOCATION: New York, USA

Listen for yourself.

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Pork and Beans

Judy Garland once said that it’s better to be a first-rate version of yourself than a second-rate version of somebody else. Well, this song from the band Weezer expounds it further. Have fun being yourself and remember not to give a hoot at what others think. 🙂

They say I need some rogaine to put in my hair
Work it out at the gym to fit my underwear
Okaley makes the shades to transform a tool
You’d hate for the kids to think that you’ve lost your cool

Imma do the things that i wanna do
I ain’t got a thing to prove to you
I’ll eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if I make a scene
I ain’t gonna wear the clothes that you like
I’m fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink
I don’t give a hoot about what you think

Everyone likes to dance to a happy song
With a catchy chorus and beat so they can sing along
Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the charts
Maybe if I work with him I can perfect the art

Imma do the things that I wanna do
I ain’t got a thing to prove to you
I’ll eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if I make a scene
I ain’t gonna wear the clothes that you like
I’m fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink
I don’t give a hoot about what you think

No, i don’t care
I don’t care
I don’t care
I don’t care
I don’t care
I don’t care

Imma do the things that i wanna do
I ain’t got a thing to prove to you
I’ll eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if I make a scene
I ain’t gonna wear the clothes that you like
I’m fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and I’m tickled pink
I don’t give a hoot about what you think

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