Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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For A While

May 27, 2008

If I leave you, it doesn’t mean I love you any less. – “Keep Me In Your Heart” by Warren Zevon (2003).

A good friend lent me his bootleg DVD copy of Boston Legal a couple of months ago. We have drifted apart, though, and I dread finishing off the series. James Spader, who reminds me of Robert Downey Jr.’s tousled-is-hot look, has become a habit.

More than the plots, I love the soundtrack, particularly this one song, Keep Me In Your Heart, played in the episode where Michael J. Fox appeared as a cancer patient. And I am borrowing it for the next days.

It seems this is a season for goodbyes. I wonder who or what else I should bid farewell to. But since my goodbyes have always been unrefined, I will not even attempt to try. I hope, though, that I will find a way to convey my deep gratitude for the chances I did not deserve, my regret for all my indiscretions and my fervent prayer that, as the late Mr. Zevon sung, you shall keep me in your heart for a while, as I shall keep you in mine.

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Fly Away

October 31, 2007

I just learned that a good friend already flew away without saying goodbye. This one’s for you, kabsat:

“When will you be home?” she asks
as we watch the planes take off

We both know we have no clear answer to where my dreams may lead
She’s watched me as i crawled and stumbled
As a child, she was my world
And now to let me go, I know she bleeds
and yet she says to me

You can fly so high
Keep your gaze upon the sky
I’ll be prayin every step along the way
Even though it breaks my heart to know we’ll be so far apart
I love you too much to make you stay
Baby fly away

Autumn leaves fell into spring time and
SIlver-painted hair
Daddy called one evening saying
“We need you. Please come back”
When I saw her laying in her bed
Fragile as a child
Pale just like an angel taking flight
I held her as I cried

You can fly so high
Keep your gaze upon the sky
I’ll be prayin every step along the way
Even though it breaks my heart to know we’ll be so far apart
I love you too much to make you stay
Baby fly away
ohh…
I love you too much to make you stay
Baby fly away

This was sung by Corrine May and I have to thank my brother for finding this for me. I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it. Try listening to it and more of Corrine May’s music here.

Aganannad ka, apo. No goodbyes. See you around the bend.

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My Music Man for the Moment

May 6, 2007
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“Jack Johnson’s got a voice like buttered crumpets… It’s not just the voice, which lifts like a warm breeze and acts as an instant balm to stress-addled nerves. He’s also extraordinarily good-looking: tanned, lantern-jawed and with a lovable flaw in the form of a barely traceable scar, the result of a surfing accident in which he crashed into a coral reef, breaking his nose and knocking out three of his teeth. All that, and still beautiful.

“So he’s a hottie of the highest order. He’s also thoughtful, sensitive, and politically aware without being didactic…In other words, he’s an exquisitely chiselled package of all the things ladies love…” [Excerpts from The Word Magazine]

Wow. More on his songs in the next few days. Perfect for summer nights and days spent on beaches. Here is a sampling of “buttered crumpets” and it’s even a cover. Wait till we get to the songs he wrote.