Thursday, March 27, 2008
A certain shade of green
Tell me is that what you need
All signs around say move ahead
Will someone please explain to me
Your ever present lack of speed
Are your muscles bound by ropes
Or do crutches cloud your day
My sources say the road is clear
And street signs point the way
Are you gonna stand around till 2012 A.D
What are you waiting for
A certain shade of green?
I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate
What are you waiting for
A certain shade of green
Would a written invitation
Signed choose now or lose it all
Sedate your hesitation
Or inflame and make you stall
You've been raised in limitations
But that glove never fit quite right
The time has come for hand-me downs
Choose anew, please evolve, take flight
What are you waiting for?
A written invitation?
A public declaration?
A private consolation?
Remember when you procrastinate you chose last
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I have to admit that I did keep track of F1 over the weekend. Heck, that's the first race of the season.
This morning, my colleagues told me that Andrea Del Rosario and some other celebrities got to hang out with Maroon 5 at the after party. In another space and time, I would've died of envy. But I'm so over it now, I don't care. The music goes on and on and on.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Late post, I know, but still can't get over it! Haha... Looking back, I think I enjoyed the Incubus concert here more than I did Maroon 5. Well, I mean, Maroon 5 was really good (as you may have read from my previous post) but I was in a perpetual state of trance the whole time... I was there but I wasn't really 'there'. Incubus is really better seen live - the energy, the people. Whereas Adam amused the crowd with his counting in Filipino, saying mahal kita and all that, Incubus didn't even exert the effort to make themselves endearing to the crowd (no Filipino words learned whatsoever), they just were. No talkies here. They just went from song to song to song to song...
And in comparison, Brandon Boyd really can sing! Adam Levine sounds effeminate now and I wonder why I hadn't noticed before that he sounded weird. Highlights of the concert for me (aside from when Brandon took his shirt and then his undershirt off) were when the crowd went wild with Megalomaniac (the floor vibrated because everyone jumped), when they did Oil and Water (one of my faves from Light Grenades), of course, the classics Dirve, Nice to Know You, Vitamin (my ring tone forever!), and Wish You Were Here... we also enjoyed the jam on Sick Sad Little World, Circles
My favorite part was Stellar (beginning of the encore). The stadium was dark (duh) and the lights projected stars onto the audience, the roof... everywhere. It was like a rock song on prom night. I wasn't able to take photos or videos when they were doing that song... we just kept quiet and took it all in. Lurve.
I actually resent that they didn't play some of the hits like Pardon Me and A Certain Shade of Green (reminiscent of my angsty highschool life), Are You In (trippin' in college. no dude, not that kind of 'trip') and Dig (the song that brought me back to them in 2006 so to speak hehe).
But they did sing my favorite Incubus sing-along song - Talk Shows on Mute! Uploaded the video capture, see below. Mems.
Come one, come all... into 1984. If you haven't heard it, suggest you listen to it and read between the lines. Look up the lyrics in Google.
Wish You Were Here
I dig my toes into the sand
The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds
Strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind
Pretend that I am weightless
And in this moment I am happy...happy
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thank God for all the Adam Levines, Brandon Boyds (Maroon 5s and Incbuses) who somehow make us feel a bit better about life.
Below is a playlist with some of the Incubus songs that I love:
Dig - it's about having someone who helps you see things through. If you go astray, you can always count on someone who would 'dig you up from under what is covering' the better part of you. I also like how this song was sung... obviously it could be very difficult to pull off, especially live. I wanna see this covered in American Idol (make or break!).
Oil and Water - two people who are exact opposites but they continue co-exist because they share something greater than what they can comprehend. They continue to disagree (wouldn't be the first time, wouldn't be the last time), but what the heck. This is love. (hehe)
Drive - Finding your place in the world.
Megalomaniac - a bit political. You could say that this is my call to resignation (for the current administration, yes you, Ms. President).
Just click on a song and hit the Play button.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Here's Maroon 5's own rendition of The Police's So Lonely ocassionally injected with Akon's Don't Matter and a dash of R. Kelly's Ignition. I don't know how he does it but everything he touches is gold! Adam Levine is love.
A few days to go and Happy Birthday to me!