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All Your Children Want For Dinner Is You

My eyes are getting all messy again lately.  For reason that I thought I was already used to by now.  Apparently not.

I shuffled the songs on my playlist and as if on cue, Encounters With A Yeti‘s last track from their Pilot album came sneaking through my earphones. How literally apt. All Your Children Want For Dinner is You.

An awesome track that had me feeling so horribly miserable. Because it is exactly what we want. Something as mundane as having dinner with my father again. A simple enough wish if only death has not impossibly wedged itself between us and my father.

I remember bringing my dinner one time to their room because he can barely walk then. My mom went, “Bakit dito ka pa kakain?” I just made an incoherent mumble and went on eating as she assisted my father as he ate. That was the last time I had dinner with him. We sat silently in bed as we both ate. When before we eat with the tv on and with conversations that will start with one topic and end with another.

He enjoys this boodle feast so much and I don't know if I can enjoy this as much as I did when we're with him.

He enjoys this boodle feast so much and I don’t know if I can enjoy this as much as I did when we’re with him.

Chatting during dinner is never encouraged when we were kids. Well, they’re old school. They were reared that way, so were we. But as we grew up, dinner is filled with chatter about almost anything; from the ABS CBN soaps that my mother watch to PBA games that my father is fond of. He’s even brainwashed us to be Jaworski fans too! Fun times 🙂

While you still have the chance, spend time with your parents. As that saying goes, don’t be so busy growing up that you forget they’re growing old. Even as you fought and argued with them, you will miss them. The littlest of things will remind you of them. You will feel that catch in your throat. Your eyes will well. And you will try your darndest to fight the tears threatening to fall. You can act tough and hide behind a smile or just give in.

Note to self: Keep yourself busy. Go on a trip. Solo or otherwise.

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Because Music This Good is Meant to be Shared…

… We’re not broken just bent…

I find this as an ode for couples who’ve been together for years already and as they say, familiarity breeds contempt. When it should not.

People just have the tendency to be overly familiar with the person they love, that they take each for granted. Even disregarding those mundane acts of love like, making you coffee every morning, cooking breakfast for you…

I cannot compose my thoughts yet, so here’s a song that makes us realize how poles apart men and women think. The lyrics, vocals and melody are perfectly married into one perfect song.

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Christmas Carols With A Twist

It’s the season when we hear Christmas carols played on the radio as early as September and because I care for your sanity (I like Jose Mari Chan’s A Perfect Christmas but I need a break sometimes 😉 ), here are some that do not get airtime. Thankfully so!

Festive lights along Ayala Avenue.

Festive lights along Ayala Avenue.

Dream Theater – O Holy Night 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon Rock

Pas/Cal – Last Christmas

Asobi Seksu – Merry Christmas (I Don’ Want to Fight)

Slade – Do They Know Its Christmas

The First Noel – Black Label Society

Twisted Sister – Oh Come All Ye Faithful

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Over the Moon with Moon Safari

For the past months, there are only two albums that I listen from the first to the last track: Encounters with a Yeti’s Pilot and Moon Safari’s Lover’s End. These two are my constant travel companions and they managed to drive away the bad vibes of rush hour traffic every single time. While EWAY’s songs give you the liberty to paint their songs with lyrics that suits your mood because they’re instrumental, Moon Safari tells you a story that hits close to home.

My brother’s friend introduced him to Moon Safari’s music; then my brother shared it to me and I instantly fell in love with it hook, line and sinker. That Moon Safari is a progressive rock band from Sweden is another reason for my Swediction.  😀

Lover’s End is a concept album released in 2010 and the story that unfolds as the tracks stream to the next will get you glued until the very last strains of the last track.  I just love how Lover’s End Part 1 seamlessly segues to Kid Called Panic. Sheer perfection! The beautiful melody, shot-to-the-heart (or wrist-slash-inducing) lyrics and great vocals will take you to the story of a guy so in love with a girl who doesn’t feel the same. A guy in the crossroads of holding on and letting go; of moving on and staying put.

A warning, though. Should you decide delve into the lyrics, do not do it when you’re in that miserable place. You just might get death-by-lyrics. 😉

Lover’s End Part 1

“…What took years to build up takes a night to tear down, and this night will haunt me for the rest of my life…”

Kid Called Panic

“…You’ve changed your address, soon you’ll change your last name, how I wish I’d change at all…”

Crossed the Rubicon

“…I am not leaving for the lack of the believing, to follow the heart is the hardest part…”

Lover’s End Part 2

“…There will come a day when I won’t think about you; that will be a sad day, that will be a wonderful day…”

Recently, they released a new EP, Lover’s End Part 3 and just like it’s predecessor, it is 24 minutes of beautiful music and poignant lyrics (kind of makes me want to embrace the guy and comfort him). 😀

Lover’s End Part 3

“… Mary’s on the city square flashes her  engagement ring to anyone who cares…”

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Our Sunday Oldies Playlist Two Decades Later

When your favorite music is in the coolest thing on the planet: the cassette tape 😀

As my brother has work schedule on a Sunday, I decided to tag along to the grocery and replenish our supply of junk food, bread and yes, real food. Blasting on the radio were songs that is reminiscent of that distinct smell of perming lotion and AquaNet hairspray of our salon in Cubao.

Listening to the songs made us realize that years from now, these will be the old songs that will be playing on the radio, that is, if it hasn’t gone obsolete by then. I wonder if my niece and nephews will appreciate the songs as we learned to appreciate the songs that our parents shared with us as we were growing up. We grew up listening to The Platters, The Cascades, Frank Sinatra, Patti Page and Matt Monroe that we can actually sing them in videoke sessions at home.

I hope that WordPress is still live decades later. Or that I’m still tech-savvy by then and check on this post 😀 Have a happy Sunday!

First Love (Theme from The Pirate Movie)

Christopher Atkins & Kristy McNichol

First Love Never Dies

Eugene Wilde & Joanna Gardner

Love Me Like the First Time

Brenda K. Starr

All At Once

Whitney Houston

I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love

Rita Coolidge

Come What May

Air Supply

First Time (used in Coca-Cola ad)

Robin Beck

It’s the Lover Not the Love

Tiffany

You

Albert West

Wish I Was Making Love

Alessi Brothers

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