Sorry, that was lame.
Lazy day whereas the author of this blog is begrudgingly and reluctantly listening to NeonHitch for no particular reason. At lease it is not Miley Cyrus!
It's catchy! Don't blame me. I get a MIA vibes from them too. I am so sorry! I promise to bawl out better sounding music next time.
Coldplay, a few days ago did give us Magic.
Besides from Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay is one of the bands I've been listening to since I was 8 or 9 years old.
Yesterday was an improvement! No big events but hey, at least yesterday wasn't as bad as Tuesday. Tuesday was just a day of hell.
Don't Panic - still my favorite from Coldplay up to this day
Coldplay always has this melancholy, serene but at the same time disruptive (in the most graceful manner) songs. It's like I want to listen to their songs to make myself feel better but at the end of the day, I tend to feel even worse. Well, I think they have differentiated from their original sound before but yeah, there's that lyrics that just begs to be sad about. Their songs are about waiting, wailing, losing, forgiving - realities you don't want to find yourself into but you actually do. Their songs are just there as an unforgivably depressing starlight in your dark days. Phew. Nevertheless, I enjoy listening to the lightheartedness and warmth of their songs, especially Chris Martin's voice.
Anyway, skimming through Chris Martin's discography and biography, wow. Didn't know he stood around 6'2"! He's tall. Thought he was around 5'11".
Here's a list of my favorite songs from each album.
- Don't Panic
- A Rush of Blood to the Head
- In My Place
- Speed of Sound
- Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
- Viva la Vida
- Lovers in Japan
- Strawberry Swing
- Mylo Xyloto
- Charlie Brown
Can't wait for their album this May. I really think they're one of the most hardworking bands ever.
Here's Lady Gaga's Edge of Glory Remix from Porter Robinson. Not a party gal but I enjoy listening to upbeat music when I clean or do things.
I'm really liking Suki Waterhouse. She's gorgeous and was gorgeous last Oscars too.
When I'm busy checking out stuff at and outside work, I listen to more subtly mixed party songs. Not a chill song. Just an okay song to party with.
Here's Thomas Jack's remix of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Anyway, yesterday was a little bland. Went to work. Worked. Train ride home. Bought books. Treated mom to dinner. Went home to bunk down. Hope today is not so so-so.
What's with the 100 days of happiness posts at instagram? Don't know what it's all about but if it makes people smile, why not.
Booked a flight to Cagayan De Oro. Didn't tell anyone yet (which I am doing now) but heck, can't wait.
Also, listening to this song is a breath of fresh air.
A change of environment today! Morning is spent with my ma. First time to grab a coffee in months. I don't drink coffee that much since I am a little sensitive and is inclined to palpitate once caffeine kicks in. I don't drink alcohol either for the same reasons. Limited to just maybe a tablespoon or so of Pierre Mignon or some red wine on some rad pasta recipe I just invented.
Arctic Monkeys is one of those bands that I go back to whenever I'm feeling empty handed. Well, besides from Incubus, RHCP and Fat Boy Slim. Well, I'm not exactly empty-handed this week, it's just, I just had the greatest discovery yesterday with this post and thought I'd give Arctic Monkeys a short visit. Damn, I think I won't be listening to any pop or electronic music this coming week.
I think, in my opinion, Arctic Monkeys has improved and developed new music while still retaining that swagger and smoothness they had from the beginning. Their songs got a tad slower and darker but I am not complaining. Still music. Damn, I've been a fan of them since I was like grade school while everyone else was listening to Neyo and Usher. Come hell or high water, I'd prefer Arctic Monkeys over Usher.
I'm really into this song. Simple but cool in many dimensions.
Okay, that's it. I'm leaving this here. Throwback Thursday (Friday in my time).
Lately, the music I have been listening to has been lackluster. So today, I decided to listen to a little bit of rock. I present to you Portugal The Man.
Happy and cheery vibes care of Madeon.
Also, RAC is on my playlist again today. Specifically this playlist. I usually prefer listening to his upped and energized covers but I also like these mixes. They're clean and feel just right.
Also, if you're leaning towards a darker mood today, I found great music for you! One is Tycho and other one is Shuljo. They're a little like The XX meets Explosions in the Sky but with a more energized and electrified flavor. And maybe they're a tidbit less popular but hey, that's why I'm sharing! I think both artists/bands need to get their tunes listened to more. They deserve more ears. Really.
Sunday's a great chill day. DJ Grumble's the perfect companion. Chill rap, chill sounds, chill vibes. Best thing about DJ Grumble is that he let's you listen and play his music for free. And yes! we can download most of his tracks.
As I have been practicing a lot with watercolor, I decided to make fan art.
My favorites from the manga/anime Shingeki No Kyojin/Attack On Titan are Erwin, Eren, Armin, and Levi.
Practice practice practice. I have here 2 Eren Jaegers from Attack on Titan
And this one, this afternoon.
Royce chocolates are the best.
I've just finished the macha one and decided to open this. This little devil was ... it was superb.
With banana, it was heavenly.
Think of it this way, I have cake, cookies, ice cream, pudding and everything in the fridge but the one thing I reach for is this and some bananas.
Next you pass a Royce shop and you don't know what to get your date, get this one.
It will win. It wins.
I've been trying my best to practice coloring everyday.
Good vibes today brought to you by Haerts and Felix Cartal. It feels so good to start a day with good music and good vibes.
Can we dance?
Listening to Felix Cartal feels like a dream. Like that moment when you were running to catch the bus and the moment you get to the station, there is that one seat left just for you. Oh, simple joys.
I coincidentally met a very much missed friend yesterday while on the way to the station. Strange, just a few moments before I saw her I was thinking of her. Good times.
Things just keep getting better everyday.
I should start taking pictures for these great memories to last. Who knows, these accidents might never happen again!
Also, it's Valentines tomorrow! Excited, yes? Nervous, yes? No need to worry, whether you're single or with a lovely companion, it won't be a shitty day as long as you keep your chin up. Who knows, right? Tomorrow might be the day.
Happy hearts day!
Hey! Today wasn't much. Did a little of Java but that's about it. It has been 2 years since I last looked into programming in Java. Whew. Anyway, good vibes from Little Daylight. They have provided me some good flowing energy all day. They have really good remixes.
Here's their single that I have been listening to the whole day yesterday, Overdose.
The remix of Atlas Genius that I really like.
The remix of Sweater Weather by that I now love.
Also, had some beginner Spanish lessons in the office. Who knew it could be fun. Before taking the course, the only Spanish I knew by heart was "Muy bien", "Vamos a comer", "No entiendo" and "La Biblioteca" by Troy and Abed from Community. The lyrics are ridiculously funny especially when translated. Too bad it doesn't air anymore. If you haven't seen it, go see it!
Here's a playlist of Little Daylight's songs and mixes.
Mark Haddon's A Spot Of Bother is enticing. It is about a man who gradually drowns in his own insanity in a very demure and subtle way. He goes through a period of silent surrender unto his own demons. I think the book is very fitting for people who have no idea how to deal with their personal issues or for people with a lot of family issues at home. I guess, in their own ways, the characters in the book, from degrading family relationships, managed to get up and fight their life struggles. This is especially emphasized on George, the main man in the book, who demonstrates us how one can gracefully diminish into madness and loneliness without causing too much impact and drama to his family and friends.
I won't give a lot of clues what to expect from the book. Just this, something from the book that I will probably take away and actually do when I get depressed or troubled by something or anything (except for number four, I wont tell why). I think these are good and helpful habits (maybe occasionally for five).
It is a good read. I thought it would be similar to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime but this book is in a heavier and more serious mood, more suitable for older folks. Nonetheless, Haddon's articulate writing still reigns.