Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Discovering New Songs That You'll Like

So a friend of mine send me a message on Friendster (yup I have an account http://www.friendster.com/grimangel) asking me for song recommendations. I have done this too for a time now but I've realized that I have my own unique taste in music and my preferences are not the same with my friends. So I gave my friend this advice that I think would be helpful to other song lovers out there trying so hard to find for new musical inspiration:

1. You can try searching http://www.imeem.com for songs and listen to them online. You have to register first if you're not a member but trust me this site is good and that you won't regret signing up. Listening to other people's playlist can be nice as you are introduced to new songs, artists, and new styles.
2. You could also try www.pandora.com. No, it's not the stupid girl who opened the box that contains all evil and hellish. It's an internet radio service that helps you discover new artists and songs that matches your preference by analyzing and matching songs from the ones you currently like. It's sort of an online dating service that makes sure that songs that you like are matched to you.
3. Or, if you have watched any good movies lately and you liked the official sound track (OST) why not research about the song and the artist of the song. Chances are you'll discover an artist you have never heard of before and that you'll like their songs and style.
4. Watch MTV or listen to the radio! Doing so would make you updated to new songs and trends.
5. Lastly, Download/buy the songs that you like and enjoy!

But it does help if you ask your friends for endorsements... because as the old cliche goes, birds of the same feather stick together. Your friends might have the same weird taste in music like you hahaha... joke.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab Singers

I just love this song! I just couldn't help it! I just want to share it to everyone! The melody is very addicting and even if I'm not in love I feel the romance and all that lovey dovey stuff. Ryan Cayabyab a celebrated musician in the Philippines has produced many great talents but never before has he formed a group that carried his own name. But judging the song he has indeed created a dream team: the Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Here's the lyrics:

LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT
by the Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Never thought I’d ever get the chance
To be so close to you like in a dance
I only watch you from afar
Moving like a distant star
So far away, away from me!

* If I could reach you…
If I could touch you…
Would you please let your light
Illuminate this dark lonely life

And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Feel your body close to mine tonight
Let me kiss you let me hug you tight
Until we see the morning light
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Fell your body close to mine tonight
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
And let me love you tonight (repeat *)

I never thought I’d ever get the chance
To be so close to you like in a dance

And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Feel your body close to mine tonight
Let me kiss you let me hug you tight
Until we see the morning light
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
Fell your body close to mine tonight
And let me hold you in my arms tonight
And let me love you tonight!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Vanilla Sky - Umbrella



The first time that I've watched this music video I went ballistic it was so cool! At first I thought it was down right hilarious but when I started listening to the song, I liked their version better than Rihanna's.

So who are these guys? What is Vanilla Sky? Vanilla Sky is an Italian pop punk group formed in 2002. Their first album, Play It If You Can't Say It, was released November 6, 2002. To date they have released 3 albums, and are most well known in mainland Europe.

Members
  • Vincenzo Mario Cristi – Vocals, guitars
  • Luca Alessandrelli – Drums
  • Francesco Sarsano – Bass
  • Daniele Brian Autore – Vocals, guitar


Friday, March 30, 2007

Over It

Katharine Mcphee - Over It
I'm over your lies
and I'm over your games.
I'm over you asking me
When you know I'm not okay.
You call me and I...
And I pick up the phone.
And though you've been telling me, I know you're not alone.

Oh and that's why

Your eyes... I'm over it.
You're smile... I'm over it.
Realized... I'm over it, I'm over it, I'm over...

Wanting you to be wanting me.
No, that ain't no way to be.
How I feel.
Read my lips.
Because I'm so over...
(I'm sorry)
[ these lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]

Moving on
It is my time.
You never were a friend of mine.
Hurt at first a little bit
But now I'm so over
So over it.
I'm so over it...

Wanting you to be wanting me.
No, that ain't no way to be.
How I feel.
Read my lips.
Because I'm so over it.

Moving on
It is my time
You never were a friend of mine
Hurt at first a little bit
Now I'm so over
So over it.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Are You The One?



ARE YOU THE ONE
Within Temptation

Are you the one?
The traveller in time who has come
To heal my wounds to lead me to the sun
To walk this path with me until the end of time

Are you the one?
Who sparkles in the night like fireflies
Eternity of evening sky
Facing the morning eye to eye

Are you the one?
Who'd share this life with me
Who'd dive into the sea with me
Are you the one?
Who's had enough of pain
And doesn't wish to feel the shame, anymore
Are you the one?

Are you the one?
Who's love is like a flower that needs rain
To wash away the feeling of pain
Which sometimes can lead to the chain of fear
Are you the one?

To walk with me in garden of stars
The universe, the galaxies and Mars
The supernova of our love is true

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Frustrated Song Writer

I have been bored the past few days and thought that I should do something productive. Studying was one option but unfortunately I just realized that it doesn't really brings joy to me (unless I'm in the mood). So I decided to write songs and I was able to write songs.

I have tunes for them too but unfortunately I don't have time to record them and I haven't found a singer yet. I thought of my self but I don't want anyone to hear me sing for free (i need some talent fee you know... lolz).

I'll try to post my songs next week.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wanna Sing?

It's been a while since my last post... let's just say that I was flung back into the world of the medieval period so I wasn't able to get hold of a computer for a while. But now I'm back!

For all those people who loves to sing and wants to be noticed then this site is for you. Let me share this website: www.singshot.com an online karaoke community! You can listen to other people sing and you can even create your own recording and show off to the world your horrible voice... er... I mean beautiful voice to the world (hehehe).

I got this one from Convergence so please do take some time to visit this great site.

Friday, June 2, 2006

When I Met You

When I Met You
Rendition By: Sarah Geronimo
Orignally Sang By: Regine Velasquez

I
There I was, an empty piece of a shell
Just minding my own world
Without even knowing, what love and life were all about
Then you came,
You've brought me out of the shell
You gave the world to me, and before
I knew it, there I was so in love with you

Chorus
You gave me a reason for my being
And I love what I'm feeling
You gave me a meaning to my life
Yes, I've gone beyond existing
And it all began, when I met you

II
I love the touch of your hair
And when I look in your eyes, I just know
I know, I'm on to something good
And I'm sure, my love for you will endure
Your love light up my world and take all my cares
Away where they can't bother me

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
You taught me how to love
You showed me how tomorrow and today
My love, is different from the yesterday
I knew, you taught me to love
And darling, I will always cherish you!
Today, tomorrow and forever...

And I'm sure, our evening will come around
I know, we'll be making love, like never before
My love, who could asked for more

(Repeat Chorus)
When I met you...(When I met you)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson

Grew up in a small town

And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I'd pray
I could break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly.
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won't forget all the ones that I love.
I'll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jetplane
Far away
And break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly.
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky.
Make a wish, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won't forget all the ones that I love.
I'll take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging with revolving doors
Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me
Gotta keep movin on movin on
Fly away
Break away

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly.
Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye
Take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won't forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away
Breakaway
Break away

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Love this Song by HALE!

Take me as you are,

Push me off the road the sadness,

I need this time to be with you

I'm freezing in the sun;

I'm burning in the rain

The silence;

I'm screaming,

Calling out your name.

And i do reside in your light

Put out the fire with me and find

Yeah you'll lose the side of your circles

That's what i'll do if we say goodbye.



To be is all i gotta be

And all that i see

And all that i need is time

To me, the life you gave me

The day you said goodnight.



The calmness in your face

That i see through the night

The warmth of your light is pressing unto us

You didn't ask me why

I never would have known oblivion is falling down.

And i do reside in your light

Put out the fire with me and find

Yeah you'll lose the side of your circles

That's what i'll do if we say goodbye.



To be is all i gotta be

And all that i see

And all that i need is time

To me the life you gave me

The day you said goodnight.



If you could only know me like your prayers at

night

Then everything between you and me will be all

Right.



To be is all i gotta be

And all that i see

And all that i need is time

To me the life you gave me

The day you said goodnight.



She's already taken,

She's already taken

She's already taken me

She's already taken,

She's already taken

She's already taken me.

The day you said goodnight

Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Stolen Voice

I really love singing. Ever since I was a child I’ve always dreamt of being a singer. Once I even made a “recording” with my favorite cousin, I wonder where she is right now. I believe that I can sing, some people think I am a good singer but sometimes I just think I am too ambitious to even be able to sing a note.
Singing for me is a good way to express my self. Music inspires me and strengthens me. It revives me and makes me believe in what seems impossible. My sadness, happiness, and mostly any feelings I may have. I do this mostly when I’m alone because my voice is always stolen from me when I want to speak. I am always held down when I want to stand up for my self. People underestimate me and even step on my rights. I want to fight but I just let it go because I know it’s useless. I always lose in the end.
There was one very depressing moment when my voice was really taken away from me. I remember it like it just happened yesterday and the wounds are still aching. It was one cold December and I was a sophomore back then. We were having this Christmas Carol competition and of course I was excited because I was ready to join in this competition and win it like last year. I was so full of spirit but was all sucked down the drain when I found out that I wasn’t included in the singers. I was crushed! Like what the? We didn’t even have an audition like last year with our other music teacher and she was able to pick the singers already? I then l realized that the audition was last times test, the National Anthem and School Hymn Singing Quiz. It so happened that I did not really sing that time. I thought that she was only testing if we knew the lyrics and what’s worse I had a partner who distracted me. She did not tell us that it was an audition!
Fine I should have always been in my performance level and always sang with my heart no matter how the song sounded (no offense to our National Anthem and School Hymn). I was sulking and I couldn’t stand a night with out thinking of the fact that I wasn’t going to sing. Was it because I suck? My other music teacher thought likewise and I had my third voice baritone pitch. But all of that was trash for her. Oh I loathed that second year music teacher of ours! I so hated her and I still do now. You know what added to my misery? There was this guy who was picked to sing but never really wanted to sing in the first place. He did not join in the practices and this really pissed me off! I wanted to give him a piece of my mind! I wanted to tell him how lucky he was and I should have had his place if he didn’t want to sing. I deserved that place!
I was placed as the flute player which “she” said in the later days was unnecessary. So I wasn’t able to sing and I wasn’t able to perform. My other unfortunate “musicians” were so gleeful and happy about the idea but not me. Oh no! I was a performer! The stage was my home I belonged there! But to my misery and beaten self, this wasn’t enough. We were forced to watch the contest which brought me so much pain. I cried and cried the whole concert. I didn’t care anymore what the people think. I felt so low so useless. I felt a part of my soul torn and burned to ashes. I remembered the nights that I sulked and sobbed. My classmates asked me what’s wrong and I gave them a lame excuse, I had to do research for our project and now I can’t do it. I swore that I would never sing especially in our school. But I love singing! And yup I never did have a chance to sing a solo. I really was sad during our graduation. The only thing that I wanted to do was to sing my soul out to everyone. Why did the other people who were worse singers than I was given the chance? Why was my voice stolen from me? All I wanted to do was sing. And in that graduation, now even, I realized that I had graduated with out fulfilling one of my goals, one of my dreams, to sing. I did perform on stage for our school play, Hatol ng Guhit na Bilog (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) but singing was different and I only had a small role (but they said there were no small roles, only small actors… like ouch!). My voice was stolen from me. Every now and then I still imagine my self singing on our stage. This will haunt me for the rest of my life. I guess I was never born to sing.