So in love with this song. That is all.
The other day I finally listened to Hello by Adele. It may not have been the best of ideas to do so at this time of the month, but I did anyway and it was glorious. Of course, I proceeded to binge-listen to my favorite songs of hers. Her voice is insane. Her talent is insane. Her eye makeup is insane (I want eeeet!). I love her.
Are you on Spotify? Let’s listen to her magical voice together.
So, have I told you about this guy yet? Wait, I did. I wrote about this guy back in 2012 right after I saw him perform live for the first time. Well, guess what? He released his first EP a few months ago! Say it with me, YAYYYY.
Everytime I see this guy, one scene plays in my mind and it has nothing to do with music. Back in 2012, I went with Carpet Head and Team Pilipinas to Singapore for the Singapore Ultimate Open. I had with me Carpet Head’s fancy schmancy DSL camera with the paparazzi lens attached, this huge and super heavy long lens thing. During one of the games, Bullet executed an awesome Callaghan point and I failed to capture the moment with my big ass high tech camera! Big camera-woman fail on my end. I haven’t forgotten that.
Anyway, back to Monsieur Bullet and his music. His single Pssst! has been on the airwaves for some time now. His music is also on iTunes, Amplify, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp. Check check checkitout.
Okay, I was going to leave you with a Soundcloud player of one of his songs, but I couldn’t figure out how to embed the thing. Never mind! Go to Soundcloud and listen to some of Bullet’s music for FREE!
About time I post about music again on this wretched blog. And I have the perfect reason.
After a gazillion years, I finally experienced live music again last weekend. Last Sat, a bunch of us went to Conspiracy Garden Cafe to watch one of our disc friends, Bullet Dumas, ultimate player extraordinaire and musical genius (o ha?), perform with a bunch of other music geniuses. The awesomeness of these insanely talented people is just downright krayzay.
|The event banner|
When we arrived at Conspi, the group had already started playing and they were down to their last three or four songs. The music room was packed so we had to make do with a small table just outside the door. Of course no one stopped us from taking peeks from the doorway.
|L-R: Jay Durias on keyboards, Bullet Dumas on vocals,
Mic Llave on guitar, Mlou Matute on percussion
Aha, lucky for you folks I remembered I had a snazzy HD camera on the gedjit that is my phone and was able to catch this 3-minute clip from the jamming session. Yay me.
Great music by these guys. After the jamming session, Mic and Bullet took turns playing for what was left of the crowd. Mic, by the way, has an EP out. It’s called Ambisyon (ambition) and you may want to check it out. It’s pretty nifty. Oh, they also shared the stage for a couple of songs or so. They played Warning by Incubus (Ah my former love Brandon Boyd, I missed you too.) and one of Bullet’s songs, Pre and Post (if I remember correctly).
And that’s it. Long live original Pinoy music.
To end this post, I leave you with one of Bullet’s tracks. Listen listen.
Have a great week ahead!
Let me first start off by saying that I love music as much as I love writing. They both contain words and these words contain many different emotions for people. Now pair the words with instruments and a soulful voice and the words take on a whole new life. I think we can all agree that there are songs that play and can bring you to tears or make you want to jump up and pretend you are Kevin Bacon from ‘Footloose’. So when I write, I always have music playing in my ears, whether it is Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Willie Nelson or DeadMau5. I need this music to feed me as I write.
- The Joy Formidable, “Endtapes”
- Angus & Julia Stone, “Love Will Take You”
- Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain”
- Sleeping at Last, “Turning Page”
- The Features, “From Now On”
- Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years”
- Theophilus London, “Neighbors”
- The Belle Brigade, “I Didn’t Mean It”
- Noisettes, “Sister Rosetta (2011 Version)”
- Cider Sky, “Northern Lights”
- Iron & Wine, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)”
- Imperial Mammoth, “Requiem on Water”
- Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz, “Cold”
- Mia Maestro, “Llovera”
- Carter Burwell, “Love Death Rebirth”
3. And the third thing I liked about the movie? Seth Clearwater. He’s the cutest wolf boy of all. That is all.
Have you seen the movie yet? Any plans of watching?
I know. I’ve been sharing a lot of tracks lately. That’s ’cause I’ve been feeling nostalgic for my old music stuff. Here’s another one. So giddy that I found it on SoundCloud. I seem to have lost my cassette tape of this album. Yes, I said cassette tape. Those were good times.