7. I love singing karaoke… on my iTunes.
Everyone who knows me also knows that at every party where a videoke machine or a Magic Sing is available, it’s almost certain I’d be holding (even hogging) the microphone. Never mind that I don’t have the best singing voice in the room; at least I can hold a tune and hold my notes and avoid the flats and the sharps at least most of the time. I love singing along pop/rock and alternative, mostly those from the great 90’s music scene, but if anyone starts even the slightest familiar of songs on the videoke, it’s almost always I’d sing along even if I wasn’t holding the mic.
But unbeknownst to even my closest friends, there are times when I’ve got nothing better to do and I just open my “Videoke Playlist” on iTunes and sing aloud as if there was no tomorrow. Of course though, before I do this I make sure I am home alone in my apartment. I’m lucky enough never to have embarrassed myself to the point when a roommate comes in and discovers me halfway through a high note just yet.
What’s Up (What’s Going On?) | 4 Non Blondes | Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (1993)
Bactktrack Tuesday, with something I saw off Facebook.
Twenty-five years and my life is still, trying to get up that great big hill of hope, for a destination
When They Fight, They Fight | Generationals | Con Law (2012)
Re-watching the first season of Suits. Classy series with an outstanding soundtrack. (Also, the characters and plotlines are incredible, you should watch it!)
Not really offended, and I certainly don’t classify myself as a hipster (fine, I may be partly hipster on music tastes, but I’m certainly jologs on other things), but I think almost half of those 20 artists are on my regular playlist.
Maybe the writer’s just an indie music hater. I mean come one, Airborne Toxic Event and Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie? COME ON!
Just Give Me A Reason| P!nk feat. Nate Ruess (Live)
We’re not broken, just bent and we can learn to love again.
They sound so good together. Never really thought much about P!nk but after hearing this and seeing the music video of her single Try, I became an instant fan.
Wonderwall | Oasis | What’s The Story, Morning Glory
Maybe you’re gonna be the one that saves me
Oxford Comma | Vampire Weekend | self-titled album (2008)
‘Who give’s a fuck about the Oxford comma?’
Butterfly Carnival | Sandwich | Grip Stand Throw (1999)
Because every Filipino my age grew up listening to this song. Wish our artists made as good as the music back then.
Do You Recall? | Royal Wood | The Waiting (2010)
Discovered (and loved) Royal Wood because of this song, and because of Being Human.
Everybody Have A Good Time | Jamie Lono | Feel Good Nation EP (2012)
great summery song by one of my most favorite contestants in a singing contest reality show ever! (via thewakeupsong)
I love this new song! Such a feel good song makes me feel warm and fuzzy in the inside perfect for the holiday season even if the song does sound and feel summery. Also, Jamie Lono has a freaking awesome voice; he’s still my favorite The Voice alum (him and Nicholas David actually).
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead (1986)
My LSS for the whole of October. It has nothing to do with Obstetrics and it’s quite depressing, but it’s a classic from The Smiths nonetheless.
Valerie | Amy Winehouse | Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011)
LSS. Ever since the OB’s playlist had this on while we were in the middle of a Caesarean section. R.I.P. Amy Winehouse.
Everybody Hurts | R.E.M. | Automatic For The People (1992)
Because I’m fucking hurting right now. Good thing it’s nothing the coxibs can’t handle. (Miracle drug, I recommend it, though don’t take if you have risk for or actual cardiovascular disease.)
Also because this song is a classic.