Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Secret's in the Telling

Tagged by Ginger.
1. Each blogger starts with 10 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers who are tagged need to blog about their own 10 random facts/habits.
3. At the end of your blog, tag 10 people and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them that they've been taggged and to read your blog.
Okay. Let's do this.

1. I love reading. From all kinds of books to product labels, appliance manuals, delivery flyers, even street signs, lamp post ads, jeepney and cab titles, vandalism on walls/bridges, etc... I like to be amused by the randomness.

2. I appreciate almost all types of music, I'm just more inclined to rock \m/. Speaking of music, I listen to the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, and all those cool bands but I seriously get a kick everyime I hear songs from the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys.

3. I like eating bread. And beer is just liquid bread.

4. Although I love having people around, I also sometimes prefer hanging out alone. I value the 'alone' times I spend at coffee houses tinkering with stuff (phone, mp3 player, psp, ds lite, etc..). Thanks to technology, people can hang out alone and not get bored.

5. I can fall asleep almost anytime, anywhere, in any position.

6. In relation to #5, I can't work in a quiet environment. I'd fall alseep. There always has to be some element of noise. I like to leave the media player on and when I get so caught up in what I'm doing that I'm not conscious of what song is on anymore, that's an indicator that I'm concentrating. Means I'm on a roll!

7. My staple moviehouse snack is Taters Barbecue Popcorn with sour cream dip.

8. When I don't have anything better to do, I waste my time browsing stuff at Powerbooks, Fully Booked or Music One.

9. My mind is most creative/productive at night and this is pretty tough at work when the hours are defined. Most of the time, I'd stare on a blank Word document and it would take me a while to figure out what to do.

10. I tend to over rationalize things, ideas and situations sometimes that I get exhausted thinking about the Hows and the Whys of the world. I realize it's just myself messin' with head so when it gets really stressful and frustrating, I just go to a place (like the beach) or do something (like drink?) to unwind and clear my head and I'll be back in form again.

Monday, June 02, 2008

sooner or later they'll be throwing quarters at you on stage

This morning, my 7 year-old nephew was showing me some songs which he had loaded in his PSP and I found out he likes RnB stuff like Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and I'm surprised he also listens to Blink 182! He likes Fall Out Boy but doesn't like The Click Five. Yey! He has good taste! Or at least it's agreeable to me :-)

It got me thinking - will our kids in the future look at all the bands we love like, for example, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Muse, Incubus, Red Hot, etc... like we look at The Temptations or The Cascades or Neil Sedaka now? Are they gonna be the type of bands that we're going to go see in a concert when we're old and grey just to listen to them play their old stuff and without new material? Wait... New Kids on the Block is staging a reunion! Is there a next Kurt Cobain who will surprise the world with an untimely death borne by the Rock and Roll lifestyle? Which band will our kids in the future appreciate in the same way as our generation appreciates The Beatles? Or would it still be The Beatles? Will there ever be a band that's as phenomenal as The Beatles?

What happened to McCaulay Culkin?!