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Guilty as charged.

Listening to Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman by Bryan Adams is one of my guilty pleasures.

I’ve known the song my entire life but it was only recently that I learned to appreciated it. Arnel Pineda sang it at a pageant once and I just fell in love with the lyrics. He even sounded like Bryan Adams when he was singing (Marami pala siyang kaboses, ha ha.)

The song is also a soundtrack to the film Don Juan DeMarco, starring Johnny Depp. I haven’t watched it yet but judging by the looks of the trailer, including this song in the film was apt.


…Falling in love.

God I could listen to Otis Redding all day. I realize his For Your Precious Love is reminiscent of Unchained Melody from the movie Ghost, but Otis was way ahead of whoever wrote Unchained Melody. The song is indescribable; it makes me fall in love.. or something. It is for this reason, this feeling, that I will watch Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne), a movie that has For Your Precious Love as a soundtrack, sometime this week. I will also watch the film because, apart from rave reviews and an intriguing trailer, it was directed by Guillaume Canet. GUILLAUME Canet. You know, the guy who starred in Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d’enfants) and is now living with his co-star Marion Cotillard, only the most captivating French actress in history. (Well, for me she is.)

P.S. To my best friend, if you’re reading this, you have to watch that movie. (Love Me If You Dare, I mean. I hope you can find a copy somewhere. 🙂 )

Your Ex-Lover Is Dead.

Stars. I’d heard of this band before but I never tried to listen to them. Am now addicted to this song.

“When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.”

I want a moment to be real…

Since I watched this video a few days ago this GGD song has been stuck in my head, in a good way. And I can’t explain it but it’s been fun as well as sad to listen to this. I guess it’s just because of Jess and Rory. I always wanted them to end up together. 😉

I’m Still Here by Goo Goo Dolls


The soundtracks of my year.

These are the songs that define my 2010. They may not have all been released this year; heck, I think only one song here was released this year. But they were songs that helped me get through sad situations; songs that soundtracked pain and pleasure; and songs that were just plain fun to listen to that I constantly had them playing on my iPod or my laptop. 2010 was a great year for music—at least for the ones I had stocked in my music library (so I don’t mean the music industry flourished this year with great artists and songs. Because it didn’t. In my opinion.) Unfortunately, in August my iPod became dysfunctional. However it didn’t hamper my listening to music. Let’s keep rockin’!

  1. Angel – Aerosmith = Yeah, I played this a lot when I was still addicted to Tumblr.
  2. Wake Up – Alanis Morissette = This year I realized what a beautiful song this really is.
  3. Down in a Hole – Alice in Chains = I was Down in a Hole most of the year, so this was apt.
  4. You Lost Me – Christina Aguilera = I refused to download a free mp3 of this song because I collect Christina’s CDs and I was bound to buy a copy of Bionic anyway, so to be able to listen to this over and over again, I relied on YouTube.
  5. No One – Cold = Played when I was feeling, mostly,… defiant.
  6. When the Water Falls – Collective Soul = For them bleak and dreary days.
  7. Love – Def Leppard
  8. Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry = What I listened to after one of the best nights I’d had in the year.
  9. Criminal – Fiona Apple = Fiona Apple had been missing from my player for about 13 years.
  10. Silver Springs – Fleetwood Mac
  11. Let Go – Frou Frou = ‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown.
  12. Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
  13. What About Love – Heart = “Don’t you want someone to care about you?” Indeed I do.
  14. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World = When I was feeling so down in April, this song helped me stand up again.
  15. Bach/Break – Jonathan Rhys Meyers = In June I watched August Rush for the first time, and fell in love with it. This just had to be part of the list.
  16. Terrified – Katharine Mcphee = Because this played in the newsroom on repeat for months. And it helped us finish our work. Yes!
  17. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane = Star Movies.
  18. Mr. Brightside – The Killers = I just couldn’t seem to stop listening to this song for a part of the year.
  19. Empty – Metric = Accompanied me during the many times I faced a blinking cursor against a stark, white background.
  20. One Moment More – Mindy Smith = Because during high school when I was watching an episode of Smallville, in which Lana leaves for Paris, or so, this played in the background, and I’d always thought it was a pretty song. And finally, this year, I looked for the soundtrack, and found it. Alas.
  21. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia = What I sang in front of classmates during an outing. Videoke. Which I don’t normally do.
  22. Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
  23. Every Day is Exactly the Same – Nine Inch Nails = There were many times when the days of this year seemed routine. Monotonous.
  24. On A Plain – Nirvana = Because I watched Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance again for the first time in years and this is one of my favorites in the set.
  25. Hella Good – No Doubt
  26. Wonderwall – Oasis
  27. Moth’s Wings – Passion Pit = Great song. Enough said.
  28. Rome – Phoenix = Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome Rome
  29. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd = Because I was, for most of the year.
  30. Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders = Which I listened to when the lyrics applied. 😀
  31. Love of My Life – Queen
  32. Imitation of Life – R.E.M. = Because in 2010, it seemed this was all my life really was.
  33. Be Be Your Love – Rachael Yamagata
  34. Worn Me Down – Rachael Yamagata = Because a friend kept playing this during press works.
  35. Blue Veins – The Raconteurs = Fun.
  36. Aquarius – Regina Spektor = Because rain drops kept falling on my head and they didn’t seem to want to stop falling. On my head.
  37. Fallen – Sarah McLachlan = My life. This whole year. I’m not kidding.
  38. Goodbye – Save Ferris
  39. Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
  40. Pretty Noose – Soundgarden
  41. Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics = Because I kept hoping I’d be more productive the next day, as present day didn’t turn out well.
  42. What Ever Happened – The Strokes
  43. Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers = Oh, hell yeah.
  44. And the Cradle Will Rock… – Van Halen = Because we played this in the car after years of not having done so. Unless my memory has become faulty.
  45. Johanna – Sweeney Todd Soundtrack = Because I finally watched Sweeney Todd this year!
  46. The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars = Just because.
  47. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes = Ditto.

it is in You.

One of my most replayed songs lately. Peaches by New Heights.

Tuned out.

I [still] can’t believe NU 107 is closing shop. (Check out a POC article here.) Tonight is their last night.

I haven’t been much of a radio listener since (honestly?) my final year of high school, when I didn’t have an iPod, our Internet was slow, and the radio was still good to listen to. But I do love the radio, and NU 107 is one of my favorite radio stations. Their DJs have some of the best voices on air, and of course, the music they play–rock, alternative, and others–are the best to listen to.

According to my sources, the reason for this heartbreaking news was a decision made by the owners to discard the rock scene image and shift to dishing out more commercial tunes. Which sucks, because there’s already a surplus of outlets for stupid Beavers and off-key pop sensations such as this girl here who sings Rhiannon all wrong with Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammy Awards.


It’s really sad that NU has to end.

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