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I Don’t Want to Wait - Paula Cole

It’s Saturday. And it’s #sentisabado on Twitter. And today’s theme, according to its pasimuno Tonyo Cruz, is remembering our friends and barkada, and the great, fun memories with them. And before this day ends, I want to share this one with you.

This song brings back a lot of memories. Back in the 90’s, Dawson’s Creek was a hit. Before the advent of our favorite Tabing Ilog, this was our favorite barkada series. And even though I was too young then to know the meaning of love and real friendship, I got hooked on the series and with this song.

And when I was in the Minor Seminary, Robinsons Place Lipa, which is only a stone throw away from our compound, used to play this on their speakers on the parking lot which made me miss the life “in the real world”.

This song reminds me of the good old days when I was still young and innocent.

I know you’ll love this song. Enjoy the nostalgia. Enjoy the #sentisabado. Padayon!

Viva La Vida - Weezer (Cover of the Coldplay Original)

I am a big fan of the American alternative rock group Weezer. And when I got the chance to own the de luxe edition of their latest album Hurley, I immediately listen to it. I was surprised to see that track number 12 is a cover of one of my favorite songs by Coldplay, Viva La Vida.

I am also a fan of Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay. With this cover, I hope this will be a start of Weezer’s collaboration with Coldplay. I cannot wait to hear Weezer’s rendition of The Scientist and my personal favorite Fix You. Or how about Coldplay doing covers of Weezer’s The Greatest Man that Ever Lived or my personal favorite Buddy Holly and Pork and Beans? That would be awesome.

Anyway, the album cover seems to be odd, eh? It is the picture of Chilean-American Jorge Garcia who played Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on the television series Lost.

Of course, Coldplay’s version is still better but you must give this one a try. You will love the semi-acoustic set-up and the powerful strings on the background. Enjoy the music everyone! :) 

Rico Beybeh!

…sa bigoteng-bigote pa lang, hinding-hindi mo matatawag na santo si Rico J. Puno. Alam kong kilabot siya ng mga tsiks nung ’70s (pero si Hajji daw talaga mismo ang binabato ng panty), pero ngayon nakakakilabot lang, period. Kulubot na ang mukha, mukhang naka-wig pa ‘ata, at may tiyan na resulta ng maraming serbesa. Hindi rin siya larawan ng kawalang-malay: in fact, ang palayaw sa kanya ay Haring Bastos. Walang preno ang bunganga niya pag nag-green joke. Minsan, sa gitna ng rendition niya ng “El Bimbo,” may tinuro siyang babae at humirit, “Anlaki ng suso nito o.” Meron din siyang malalaswang knock-knock joke: Parachute. “Darling, dito ka pumuwesto (gestures doggy-style, gyrates obscenely)  para shoot.” Or ito: “Alam mo ba yung ibig sabihin ng ‘PLDT?’ Pekpek ligo. Dating titi.” Kung hindi ka naniniwala na may Diyos, siguro pag nakinig kang mabuti sa mga kanta ni Rico J. Puno, baka bigla kang mapa-simba…
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Naaalibadbaran ako kay DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno. Mabuti na lamang at hindi lang siya ang nag-iisang Rico na may Puno na apelyido. Nandiyan ang kilabot, ang macho guwapito, si Rico J. Puno.
Hindi naman kaila sa atin na mayroong imaheng bastos si Manong Rico. Pero nandoon pa rin ang kanyang imahe na kinagigiliwan, talentong hinahangaan, at musikang pinakikinggan ng paulit-ulit makalipas man ang maraming panahon.
Sa pagho-host niya ng Pilipinas Win na Win, mas makikilala ng bagong henerasyon ang noo’y kilabot ng mga kababaihan. Pero inaamin kong maka-Eat Bulaga ako. Meron pa kasing henyo na hinahangaan ko doon sa kabila, si Joey de Leon.
Pero kung ano man, o kung sino man ang iyong hangaan, pasalamat na rin na mayroong isang Rico J. Puno sa industriya. Dutdutin ang larawan upang mas makilala si Enrico De Jesus Puno sa panulat ni Lourd de Veyra.

Rico Beybeh!

…sa bigoteng-bigote pa lang, hinding-hindi mo matatawag na santo si Rico J. Puno. Alam kong kilabot siya ng mga tsiks nung ’70s (pero si Hajji daw talaga mismo ang binabato ng panty), pero ngayon nakakakilabot lang, period. Kulubot na ang mukha, mukhang naka-wig pa ‘ata, at may tiyan na resulta ng maraming serbesa. Hindi rin siya larawan ng kawalang-malay: in fact, ang palayaw sa kanya ay Haring Bastos. Walang preno ang bunganga niya pag nag-green joke. Minsan, sa gitna ng rendition niya ng “El Bimbo,” may tinuro siyang babae at humirit, “Anlaki ng suso nito o.” Meron din siyang malalaswang knock-knock joke: Parachute. “Darling, dito ka pumuwesto (gestures doggy-style, gyrates obscenely)  para shoot.” Or ito: “Alam mo ba yung ibig sabihin ng ‘PLDT?’ Pekpek ligo. Dating titi.” Kung hindi ka naniniwala na may Diyos, siguro pag nakinig kang mabuti sa mga kanta ni Rico J. Puno, baka bigla kang mapa-simba…

Read the whole article on Spot.Ph

Naaalibadbaran ako kay DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno. Mabuti na lamang at hindi lang siya ang nag-iisang Rico na may Puno na apelyido. Nandiyan ang kilabot, ang macho guwapito, si Rico J. Puno.

Hindi naman kaila sa atin na mayroong imaheng bastos si Manong Rico. Pero nandoon pa rin ang kanyang imahe na kinagigiliwan, talentong hinahangaan, at musikang pinakikinggan ng paulit-ulit makalipas man ang maraming panahon.

Sa pagho-host niya ng Pilipinas Win na Win, mas makikilala ng bagong henerasyon ang noo’y kilabot ng mga kababaihan. Pero inaamin kong maka-Eat Bulaga ako. Meron pa kasing henyo na hinahangaan ko doon sa kabila, si Joey de Leon.

Pero kung ano man, o kung sino man ang iyong hangaan, pasalamat na rin na mayroong isang Rico J. Puno sa industriya. Dutdutin ang larawan upang mas makilala si Enrico De Jesus Puno sa panulat ni Lourd de Veyra.

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Dear John Lennon,
First of all, I want you to know that you are my favorite Beatle and I am very thankful that we have met because of your music.
You see, your band have long been disbanded and my you were dead for nine (9) years when I was born but that didn’t matter for me to like your music. Young men and women of my age say that I am too ancient to have liked you but who cares? You are a legend.
Happy Birthday Sir John! Please sing Imagine for us wherever you are.Thank you for the good music. I will always be a fan.
All the best,Juan 

Dear John Lennon,

First of all, I want you to know that you are my favorite Beatle and I am very thankful that we have met because of your music.

You see, your band have long been disbanded and my you were dead for nine (9) years when I was born but that didn’t matter for me to like your music. Young men and women of my age say that I am too ancient to have liked you but who cares? You are a legend.

Happy Birthday Sir John! Please sing Imagine for us wherever you are.Thank you for the good music. I will always be a fan.

All the best,
Juan 

Watching the Wheels - John Lennon

As what I have written last night, I have been listening to John Lennon’s songs in anticipation of his 70th birthday. I am spinning ad infinitum Power to the People: The Hits, the latest compilation of his songs.

Most of us are familiar with Imagine, one of his immortal anthems as a solo artist. But that song is just a small part of his genius mind. Now, I want to indtroduce you to Watching the Wheels, another personal favorite.

Listen to this song. I am sure you’ll love this one.

Happy birthday John Lennon!

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin When I say that I’m o.k. well they look at me kind of strange Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I’m lazy dreaming my life away Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me When I tell them that I’m doing fine watching shadows on the wall Don’t you miss the big time boy you’re no longer on the ball

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round I really love to watch them roll No longer riding on the merry-go-round I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion Well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I’ve lost my mind I tell them there’s no hurry

I’m just sitting here doing time I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round I really love to watch them roll No longer riding on the merry-go-round I just had to let it go I just had to let it goI just had to let it go.

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Celebrating the Music of John Winston Ono Lennon

In anticipation of my favorite musician’s upcoming birthday this October 9, I am currently listening to the latest compilation of John Lennon’s music - Power to the People: The Hits.

This one is a compilation of 15 of his most popular songs as part of the Gimme Some Truth collection (4 albums). This album includes the following tracks:

"Power to the People" – 3:17
"Gimme Some Truth" – 3:16
"Woman" – 3:26
"Instant Karma!" – 3:20
"Whatever Gets You thru the Night" – 3:19
"Cold Turkey" – 5:01
"Jealous Guy" – 4:14
"#9 Dream" – 4:46
"(Just Like) Starting Over" – 3:55
"Mind Games" – 4:11
"Watching the Wheels" – 3:31
"Stand By Me" (Ben E. King/Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) – 3:27
"Imagine" – 3:02
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) – 3:33
"Give Peace a Chance" – 4:52

And if you really want to experience his music, The Camerawalls and other musicians under Lilystar Records will be having a birthday tribute to John Lennon on October 9 at the Ayala Museum.

Still can’t get enough of John Lennon? If you are not contented with Power to the People and Gimme Some Truth, then you might wanna try this drool-worthy box set - the John Lennon Signature Box. It is an 11-disc box set of remastered John Lennon albums and new collections.

See how beautiful the box set is?

Thank you for the music John Lennon. I will always be fan. Advance happy birthday!

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Creep - Scala and Kolacny Brothers

Scala and Kolcany Brothers is a Belgian girls’ choir conducted by Stijn Kolacny and arranged and accompanied by Steven Kolacny on the piano and this is their rendition of the seminal Creep by Radiohead.

I discovered this group when I watched the trailer of The Social Network - a movie about the story behind Facebook (or it should be aptly called Facebook the Movie). This was used on the trailer and since I watched it, I cannot stop myself from listening to it over and over again. Thanks to this the eerie and nakakakilabot cover of Radiohead’s Creep.

I advice you to put on your headphones and set the volumes on the fullest while listening to this song. I promise you, you will love this one.

Pocket Guide to the Other World by The Camerawalls
I am currently listening (for the umpteenth time) to this debut album (2008) of my favorite band, The Camerawalls.
I was lucky to own the limited first press of their debut album. Thanks to my College Professor who gave this to me as a Christmas gift last Christmas 2008 (Actually, I was his monito during our Christmas Party and I forced him to buy this one at Greenbelt. Yeah!)
After their debut album, The Camerawalls have only released a single last February 2010 entitled The Sight of Love featuring Turbo Goth’s Sarah Gaugler.
I am hungry for their new material so I decided to check their website for updates on their new material. Luckily, Clem and Law are now back in Sonic State Studios to record an upcoming 5-track EP entitled "Bread & Circuses" which is due to be released on November.
I cannot wait for their new music. I will always be a fan of this group. Long live The Camerawalls!

Pocket Guide to the Other World by The Camerawalls

I am currently listening (for the umpteenth time) to this debut album (2008) of my favorite band, The Camerawalls.

I was lucky to own the limited first press of their debut album. Thanks to my College Professor who gave this to me as a Christmas gift last Christmas 2008 (Actually, I was his monito during our Christmas Party and I forced him to buy this one at Greenbelt. Yeah!)

After their debut album, The Camerawalls have only released a single last February 2010 entitled The Sight of Love featuring Turbo Goth’s Sarah Gaugler.

I am hungry for their new material so I decided to check their website for updates on their new material. Luckily, Clem and Law are now back in Sonic State Studios to record an upcoming 5-track EP entitled "Bread & Circuses" which is due to be released on November.

I cannot wait for their new music. I will always be a fan of this group. Long live The Camerawalls!

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Putik - Sandwich

Ang awiting ito ay iniaalay sa mga naging biktima ng pananalasa ng Bagyong Ondoy. Maraming salamt Raimund Marasigan at Sandwich sa awiting ito.

Sa ibabaw ng bubong Nakita kong nagunaw ang mundo

Pumasok sa pinto ng hindi inimbita (putik) Kailangan mo ng lamesa, tv, radyo at sofa (putik) Alaala sa mga larawan (putik) Naglaho nang hindi nagpapaalam (putik) Umakyat sa hagdan at sinakop ang silid (putik) Kinain ang kama, tukador, kabinet, sahig (putik) Ubos ang mga sapatos at damit (putik) Libro, kompyuter, cd, gitarang di maipagpapalit

Sa ibabaw ng bubong Nakita kong nagunaw ang mundo

Sa labas rumaragasang ilog ang kalsada (putik) Inanod ang palengke at lahat ng paninda (putik) Nagpatong-patongg trak, jepney at kotse (putik) Buong bayan nagkulay tsokolate (putik) Pagpalain ang mga nakaisip mangsagip Inalay ang sarili at lumusob sa panganib Buti na lang naiakyat si lola Ngunit di kasing palad ang kapitbahay niya

Sa ibabaw ng bubong Nakita kong nagunaw ang mundo Sa ibabaw ng bubong Nakita kong nagunaw ang mundo

Nagunaw ang mundo

Isa sa mga hindi makakalimutang tahedya ng kasalukuyang henerasyon ay ang pananalasa ng Bagyong Ondoy. Maraming nasalanta. Mayaman man o mahirap, dukha man o  burgis, may sinasabi sa buhay man o karraniwang tao. Walang pinatawad.

Sinasabing kasalanan din naman ng tao kung bakit lumala ng ganoon ang sitwasyon. Nagsisisihan. Nagtuturuan. At may isang Kakandidato sa Pagkapangalawang Pangulo ang umako ng responsibilidad (Clue: Pink siya.)

Pero higit sa lahat, mas hinangaan ko ang mga Kababayan kong nagtulungan at nagdamayan pagkatapos ng trahedya. Mula sa mga rescue workers, mga kapwa nasalanta ng Bagyo, hanggang sa mga volunteers na nagre-repack ng relief goods.

Nagunaw man ang mundo. Alam kong babangon pa rin tayo. Ngunit sana ay may mga aral tayong natutunan upang kung hindi man maulit muli, tayo ay maging handa. Padayon!

Would you be kind enough to suggest movies with great soundtracks?

I currently have these albums on my playlist:

  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Prince Caspian
  • Across the Universe
  • Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Juno
  • Twilight Saga (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse)

Thank you in advance. Good times! :)

Bye Bye Mosquito - Tanya Markova

Sinilang ka sa may kanal ng nanay mong isang hangal maggot ng ika’y aking makilala. Isang Linggong pinalaki Kaya ngayo’y nangangati nagulat ng ika’y mawalay
Bye Bye Mosquito Babay! Bye Bye Mosquito
“Dear God, please help my friend mosquito Gilyer to cremate himself in the kingdom of heaven…at sana po ‘wag mo syang pababayaan at lagging papainumin ng dugo”
Wasak! Durog! Patay na ang alaga ko! Wasak! Pisat! Patay na ang alaga ko! Bye Bye Mosquito Babay! Bye Bye Mosquito Babay
Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye Babababa-Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye Babababa-Bye Bye Bye Ooooohhhhhh Nasan ka na? Na-mi-miss na kita! Nasan ang alaga ko?
Gilyer Gilyer Bangaw Gilyer Gilyer Langaw Gilyer Gilyer Lugaw! Nasan ang alaga ko?

Progressive rock. Kung meron mang genre na maglalarawan sa kantang ito, iyon na siguro yun. Noong unang beses ko itong narinig, naalala ko ang isa sa mga grupong pinapakinggan ko. Ang Dream Theater.

Malulupit ang mga riff. Malulupit ang transition ng mga chords. Na-i-imagine ko nga na mayroong orchestra sa likod ng bandang ito. Isa ang kantang ito sa pinaka-paborito kong track sa debut album ng Tanya Markova.

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Uso na naman ang dengue. Ilang munisipalidad na ang nagdeklara ng state of calamity sa dami ng mga dinapuan ng sakit. Sa sobrang dami nga ng tinamaan ng dengue, halos lahat daw ng mga Pilipino, may kakilalang may dengue.

Ang awiting ito ay iniaalay ko sa mga katulad ni Guillermo Skito at ang mga lamok na may dalang dengue virus. Utang na loob, lubayan niyo na kami.

At iniaalay ko ito kay Kris Aquino, ang national ambassador kontra dengue. Hinihintay ko ang panahong gawan niya ito ng cover. O kaya maki-collaborate sa Tanya Markova.

Bye bye mosquito. Bye bye.

Ang Pinaka-nakaka-epistaxis na Libro na Nabasa ni Juan
Tumblr friends, I would like to introduce you to my work. Nagre-revise/ nag-e-edit ako ng mga aklat sa isang publishing company na naglilimbag ng mga textbooks tungkol sa musika, sining, at edukasyon sa pagpapalakas ng katawan.
Kinabog pa nito ang mga libro ko sa existentialism, metaphysics, phenomenology, theology, epistemology, at hermeneutics na ginamit at binasa ko noong ako ay nasa kolehiyo.
Hindi naman sa nakaka-epistaxis in the strictest sense. Masakit lang sa ulo ang task na kailangang magsulat ako ng mga halimbawa na mas madaling maiintindihan ng mga bata sa henerasyong kasulukuyan. May mga bagay kasi sa libro na hindi na angkop o hindi na kilala ng kasalukuyang henerasyon.
At kailangan ko kasing mag-ingat sa pagrerebisa ng libro dahil kinabukasan ng mga kabataan ang nakasalalay dito. Bilang isang taga-rebisa ng aklat, napakalaki ang responsibilidad ang sa akin ay nakapatong dahil nakadepende dito ang mga matututunan ng mga bata.
Nag-e-enjoy lang ako sa trabaho ko dahil para akong bumabalik sa pagiging grade 4. At nakakatuwa ding isipin na may mga bagay na hindi ko naintindihan noong grade 4, o mga ibinagsak ko sa quizzes at exams, na ngayon ko pa lang mas naiintindihan.
At ngayon, balik muna ulit sa trabaho. Padayon!

Ang Pinaka-nakaka-epistaxis na Libro na Nabasa ni Juan

Tumblr friends, I would like to introduce you to my work. Nagre-revise/ nag-e-edit ako ng mga aklat sa isang publishing company na naglilimbag ng mga textbooks tungkol sa musika, sining, at edukasyon sa pagpapalakas ng katawan.

Kinabog pa nito ang mga libro ko sa existentialism, metaphysics, phenomenology, theology, epistemology, at hermeneutics na ginamit at binasa ko noong ako ay nasa kolehiyo.

Hindi naman sa nakaka-epistaxis in the strictest sense. Masakit lang sa ulo ang task na kailangang magsulat ako ng mga halimbawa na mas madaling maiintindihan ng mga bata sa henerasyong kasulukuyan. May mga bagay kasi sa libro na hindi na angkop o hindi na kilala ng kasalukuyang henerasyon.

At kailangan ko kasing mag-ingat sa pagrerebisa ng libro dahil kinabukasan ng mga kabataan ang nakasalalay dito. Bilang isang taga-rebisa ng aklat, napakalaki ang responsibilidad ang sa akin ay nakapatong dahil nakadepende dito ang mga matututunan ng mga bata.

Nag-e-enjoy lang ako sa trabaho ko dahil para akong bumabalik sa pagiging grade 4. At nakakatuwa ding isipin na may mga bagay na hindi ko naintindihan noong grade 4, o mga ibinagsak ko sa quizzes at exams, na ngayon ko pa lang mas naiintindihan.

At ngayon, balik muna ulit sa trabaho. Padayon!

Ito ay para sa mga Masa!
Well, strictly speaking, hindi masyado dahil may kamahalan ang presyo ng Box Set ng Eraserheads pero sulit na rin para sa lahat ng kanilang album, a bonus DVD, book, and t-shirt. Ito na ang pinakahihintay ng karamihan sa mga fans ng Eraserheads.
Kaya excuse me muna mga kaibigan, magta-trabaho muna ako para maka-suweldo at lasapin ang ligaya sa alapaap. Buksan ang puso at isipan, paliparin ang kamapalayan. Handa ka na ba? Gusto mo bang sumama?

Ito ay para sa mga Masa!

Well, strictly speaking, hindi masyado dahil may kamahalan ang presyo ng Box Set ng Eraserheads pero sulit na rin para sa lahat ng kanilang album, a bonus DVD, book, and t-shirt. Ito na ang pinakahihintay ng karamihan sa mga fans ng Eraserheads.

Kaya excuse me muna mga kaibigan, magta-trabaho muna ako para maka-suweldo at lasapin ang ligaya sa alapaap. Buksan ang puso at isipan, paliparin ang kamapalayan. Handa ka na ba? Gusto mo bang sumama?


This is a personal blog where rants, raves, and everything in between is written and posted.

About the Blogger: His name is Juan, a frustrated writer who hails from a sauna town at the foot of Mount Makiling. He spends his being an overworked and underpaid High School teacher and being a self-proclaimed superhero who is dreaming and trying to make a difference, one post at a time.

For correspondence, please email me at juanrepublica@gmail.com

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