Sunday, April 15, 2012

The thing about going out with somebody popular is that....

you can never get too attached to them.

Once they give you that enough attention that could make you feel a bit special than usual, please, stop feeling too happy about that. Try not to succumb to it. It would be very difficult to detach yourself from that feeling once it envelopes almost every portion of your senses because if you allow yourself to give in to this sensation, you can never avoid feeling a pang in your chest (where the heart could be situated...not too sure) every time you won't hear from him for weeks. This is a very difficult task to achieve but it's for your own good.

You can never feel and subject to jealousy because honestly, you don't have the right to especially if there is still no labels that have been settled between the two of you. Once you start feeling this, it's all downhill from here on end.

You have all the right to like him, I'm not saying you can't because it's not impossible for him to feel equally the same. But here's the thing, just be ready to walk away with yourself still intact when that time comes that you should.

And never ever forget those times spent with him, it makes one heck of a good icebreaker during dull moments with friends ;)

Just a piece of advise, what ever happens DO NOT BREAK!

NOTE to SELF: Read in case of emergency. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

just a quick update with a few rants and raves

I just started on a new job. Yep! Finally, after 11 years I have successfully "retired" from publishing. It's been fun down from the last moment but I needed a change. My brain and body is begging for one.

More after the jump...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Top 5 Favorite Songs by The Cranberries

I did not grow up listening to Irish band The Cranberries because by the moment that I’ve heard about them I was old enough to put their album No Need to Argue on loop for a long period of time. I played that album until my cassette player ate the damn thing. I am such a fan of the 4 piece band that when I had the chance to do a phone interview with front woman Dolores O’ Riordan for her solo endeavor Are You Listening? in 2007, I was so excited to hear her voice that it took me a while to say Hello. Imagine how excited I am now that they’re coming back to Manila for their “Greatest Hits Concert” at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 10. 

This gives me ample time to reminisce on my top 5 favorite songs by The Cranberries which I have to say is not an easy thing to do since 5 isn’t enough but here they are and in no particular order. 

1)      Linger

This is from their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? This song is their first major hit. I remember playing this on my guitar and I’m not saying that I was any good but back then, I knew it by heart that I can play it even if my eyes are closed.

2)      Dreams

Again, this song is from their debut album. I would deem you a hypocrite if you listened to this song and denied ever perfecting that O’ Riordan keening and yodeling singing style. 

3)      Empty

This is one of those lesser known songs by the band but it’s a really good acoustic track from their album No Need to Argue. I love the bongos on this one.

4)      Ode to My Family

One of the most touching songs by the band and the first track from No Need to Argue album. It has one of the most familiar and simplest intros. Listen, you’ll know what I mean.

5)      Zombie

I think it would be such a travesty if I didn’t put this song here. If there is one Cranberries song that is surely abused over and over, it would be this one. When I was younger, this was my morning song, you know, that first song you want to hear when you wake up. No judgments, please, I was a kid and allowed to have all that angst. This is one of those tunes where O’ Riordan demonstrates her powerful voice.