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The 7Tube Tagger Game 24 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, Music & Artists, Puzzle & Game, The Rambler.
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Rico tagged me for this 7Tube Tagger Game.

Now, I’m tasked to list 7 songs I’m listening to off-late, and 7 people I want to tag to continue the game.

Whaa–?!

It would’ve been better to ask me to list 7 albums not just songs. [grumbles]

“Myu-zik iz zee wahterr o’ mee soul.” Teehee.

Anyway.

Getting on with the game —

  1. Sweet Thing by Mary J. Blige [Chaka Khan Cover]
    “Oh, sweet thing, don’t you know you’re my everything?”
  2. Every Little Thing by Dishwalla
    “I wish I could be every little thing that you wanted all the time — sometimes.”
  3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    “We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.”
  4. My Happiness by Powderfinger
    “You’re over there when I need you here.”
  5. My Skin by Natalie Merchant
    “Your face-saving promises — whispered like prayers — I don’t need them.”
  6. Under The Milky Way by The Church
    “I wish I knew what you were looking for — might have known what you would find.”
  7. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
    “If I lay here — if I just lay here — would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

And now, for the tagging part —

  1. Shai – that is if you’re not too busy. Heehee
  2. Mel – if you’re still not having your kid. Hahaha.
  3. Zoe – interesting Lomo, Zoe. Do you find inspiration in music, too?
  4. Alistair – The only photographer I know who spends a lot of time taking photos of musicians.
  5. Aaron – I noticed that you’re listening to a lot of music lately. Care to take a shot on listing 7 of them? Heehee.
  6. Neil – I’m not sure what your take on memes now but I’m hoping to find out about your current picks since the last time I saw a list you made, I was impressed.
  7. Angelo – Hi, Mr. NBA Obsessed. Hehehe.

Okay, people. Carry on then.

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On Fire 13 July 2006

Posted by Sasha in Music & Artists, The Frustrated Musician.
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1I’m currently listening to this song for the nth time today. I’m addicted. I just might have memorised the lyrics by this time! Heh.

Anyway, I cheated and just decided to google the lyrics so I can check what the band, Switchfoot, was singing about. I was so intrigued as to why I’m drawn to the song because usually the reason I’d like a song is because I can relate to it so imagine my surprise when I find this:

They tell you where you need to go
They tell you when you need to leave.
They tell you what you need to know
They tell you who you need to be.

But everything inside you
knows there’s more than what you’ve heard
There’s so much more than empty conversations
filled with empty words

And you’re on fire
when he’s near you
You’re on fire when he speaks
You’re on fire burning at these mysteries

Give me one more time around
give me one more chance to see,
Give me everything you are
Give me one more chance to be near you.

When everything inside me
Looks like everything i hate
You are the hope i have for change
You are the only chance I’ll take

You guessed it — this is now considered a current favourite.

I also liked the carrier single and album title, The Beautiful Letdown.

“I don’t belong here..”

Can you guess what mood I’m in right now? I bet $5 you can’t. Teehee.

Paper Thin Hymn 18 April 2006

Posted by Sasha in Mood Notes, Music & Artists, The Brooder, The Frustrated Musician.
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I just had to write it out.

I’m utterly depressed. Why is it difficult to get want you really want? Pain is a given. If only tears would come and ease some of the hurt away. Or perhaps I can scream and let out pent up frustrations.

I’m angry. Disappointed. Frustrated.

To make matters worse, this came at a stressful time. I’m boarding the plane heading to Singapore on Friday. I’ll be travelling for a good 27 hours. Alone. It sucks that I have this to think about.

Good thing I got new music. Them Anberlin boys aren’t as bad as I thought.

Gah. I need a cigarette.

The Church 1 April 2006

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cdI recently bought a copy of the album, El Momento Descuidado, of the Australian rock band, The Church. I’ve been listening to it for the last couple of days.

I first took notice of the band when they performed the song, Under the Milky Way, in the Opening Ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games, evenwhen they’ve been around for a couple of decades. I reckon it’s due to the fact that they did have a hard time getting enough PR that’s why they’re not as popular as they should be. Anyway, the song captured the attention of the musician in me. The way they played it then was enchanting. I’m not kidding. I find the lyrics fascinating, here’s a taste:

Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty,
Sound of their breath fades with the light.
I think about the loveless fascination,
Under the milky way tonight.

and so does the lyrics of the song, Almost with You. Well, I reckon it wasn’t just the lyrics, it was actually the entire sound of the song. Even now, I can’t get the song out of my mind.

This album was first released in 2004 so, yea, I’m a couple of years late in buying it. Who cares? I love it. All acoustic. I found out that the album’s title is actually taken from one of the songs in the album, The Unguarded Moment.

So hard
Finding inspiration
I knew you’d find me crying
Tell those girls with rifles for minds
That their jokes don’t make me laugh
They only make me feel like dying
In an unguarded moment

So long
Long between mirages
I knew you’d find me drinking
Tell those men with horses for arms
That their jokes don’t make me bleed
They only make me feel like shrinking
In an unguarded moment

So deep
Deep without a meaning
I knew you’d find me leaving
Tell those friends with cameras for eyes
That their hands don’t make me hang
They only make me feel like breathing

In an unguarded moment

bandSteve Kilbey is one hell of a songwriter and singer. It’s funny that he has a blog, too. Though, I was expecting more poetic entries in it but — oh, well.

So, it has been these four guys who have been keeping me company the past couple of days in my nightly cigarette sessions outside the house. They helped me deal with news about things that would normally throw me off balance. They’ve become a soundtrack of this on-going conversation I am having with myself about honesty, boundaries, principles and — ah, yes.. patience. Life’s more tougher lessons are worth every tear.

Humor me.
What a funny coincidence…
Mad Season
A Day of Music

What a funny coincidence… 10 March 2006

Posted by Sasha in Music & Artists, The Frustrated Musician.
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Hahaha.

My brother-in-law, Jeremy, just told me he bought a new CD that he thinks I would love to listen to. It was still in the store’s bag. When I went and looked inside, I found a James Blunt CD. Totally hilarious. He only heard of him because of me, you see. My friend, Jay, knew that I wanted that CD so he sent me a copy of the single – You’re Beautiful, last year. And Jeremy got to listen to it over Christmas and I guess, he liked it, judging from his recent purchase. Hahaha.

The funny coincidence is that I just told you about how I’ve been listening to too much Matchbox 20. Now, I reckon I’ll be listening to a new CD. More music for me. Yay!

It has both a CD [Live in Ireland] and DVD [Live in concert at the BBC] plus some extras, too.

I’ll tell you all about it when I finish listening to it. Meanwhile —

Humor Me.
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Mad Season 10 March 2006

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m20It seems like it is a mad season.

The past few days has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride for me. Some days I’m excited. Some, confused. I find myself highly annoyed, wanting to pick a fight then there were moments where I’m just sitting out front sipping tea, listening to music and having a cigarette or two. I’ve got to find some sort of balance. This is starting to get out of hand. I’m not liking it, not liking it at all.

This brings me to a thought. Well– not exactly but something that occured last night. You probably guess it, it’s Matchbox 20’s Mad Season. I dunno why I listened to the entire album — twice. But I did. The song, Mad Season, particularly caught my attention. Why? It somehow voiced out my current state.

I’d like to cite a few lines that somewhat gives an idea of what I’m talking about.

do you think you can cope
you figured me out — i’m lost and i’m hopeless
i’m bleeding and broken — though i’ve never spoken
i come undone — in this mad season

… now i’m crying — isn’t that what you want
i’m trying to live my life on my own
but i won’t
at times — i do believe i am strong
so someone tell me why, why, why
do i feel stupid and i came undone.

Still don’t get it? Well, don’t look at me. I’ve said enough, don’t you think? 😉

Humor Me.
Time, Lightning and a Journey
The Day of Hearts
Remembering Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A Day of Music 4 March 2006

Posted by Sasha in Music & Artists, The Brooder, The Frustrated Musician, The Rambler.
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I’m not blogging today.

Well, okay except this one. The day started out with Music and I’m feeling good. Didn’t sleep well last night and felt crappy getting up at 9 in the morning when I reckon I fell asleep around 2 a.m.

I’ve been listening to Natalie Merchant, Coldplay, Dire Straits, U2 and The Police and having a fantastic time by myself. I’m now going out on the curb with an English Tea and cigarettes to untangle the confusion that erupted in the conundrums of my brain.

But this day will be filled with music.

Listening to: Natalie Merchant – Thank You