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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#05)

Surprise #05

Spotlight on:

Seasons of Love (Rent)

Remember the love. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
five hundred twenty-five thousand
moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
how do you measure- measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee,
in inches, in miles,
in laughter, in strife?
In five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes
how do you measure
a year in the life?
How about love? (3X)
Measure in love.
Seasons of love (Seasons of love)
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
five hundred twenty-five thousand
journeys to plan.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
how do you measure
the life of a woman or man?
In truths that she learned
or in times that he cried?
In bridges he burned
or the way that she died?
Itโ€™s time now, to sing out
though the story never ends.
Letโ€™s celebrate,
remember a year
in the life of friends.
Remember the love (3X)
Measure in love.
Measure, measure your life in love.
Seasons of loveโ€ฆ

From the musical (Broadway film/play) RENT, this song is a very popular piece among show and church choirs. Despite the complex musical arrangement especially at the end (when the soprano belts her thing), many still attempt to sing this melodic masterpiece of Jonathan Larson.

Though it’s a hard piece to sing, I still love it. Only a few nights ago, I was able to listen to Coro Tomasino’s rendition of the song. The clean notes only tell me that I need to practice more. :>

The message of the song is clear and simple: man’s life is measured not by any unit there is that science or mathematics can provide. The five hundred twenty-five thousand and six hundred minutes of a year cannot be measured alone by the times we face success or defeat.

So how do we really measure a year?

We measure life by the relationships we create.

We measure life in the smiles we put on other people’s faces.

We measure life by the number of people whose lives we have touched so dearly.

 

We measure life in LOVE. โค โค โค

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

 

 

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#04)

Surprise #04

Spotlight on:

Back For Good (Take That)


I guess now it’s time for me to give up
I feel it’s time
Got a picture of you beside me
Got your lipstick mark still on your coffee cup
Got a fist of pure emotion
Got a head of shattered dreams
Gotta leave it, gotta leave it all behind now

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

Unaware but underlined I figured out this story
It wasn’t good
But in the corner of my mind I celebrated glory
But that was not to be
In the twist of separation you excelled at being free
Can’t you find a little room inside for me

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

And we’ll be together, this time is forever
We’ll be fighting and forever we will be
So complete in our love
We will never be uncovered again

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

I guess now it’s time, that you came back for good

Take That. The super boyband where Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams started to make names. This song remains to be a hit these days, popular among those who love to listen to cheesy yet heartbreaking songs and the best of the 90’s music.

Being one of the firsts I learned to play in the guitar, “Back For Good” is easy to sing along with. The melody is very catchy – so catchy that one hearing could make you belt the notes out.

Here is another rendition performed by the equally-talented hottie Alejandro Manzano of Boyce Avenue:

I featured “Back For Good” mainly because…

this is the jam you could listen to when the rain’s just pouring mad…

and well, if you choose to take some time off and switch that “emo” button on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#02)

Surprise#02

Spotlight on:

You Learn (Alanis Morisette)


I don’t know about you, but when I was younger, Alanis Morisette was one of my “girl crushes”. She never failed to paint me a picture of what a true rockstar looks like – enigmatic yet revealing at the same time. Striking, she is. Her single Ironic was a favorite tune we graders used to carry.

Way back when all I did was just to sing the song and don’t mind its message at all, Alanis had her songs speakingย  all sorta emotions and a whole lotta life lessons.

I, recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone, yeah
I, recommend walking around naked in your living room, yeah

Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

I, recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I, recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
Feel free

Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

I, I, oh, oh

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)
Melt it down (you’re gonna have to eventually, anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You grieve you learn, you choke you learn
You laugh you learn, you choose you learn
You pray you learn, you ask you learn
You live you learn

It’s a no-brainer that you sing this song to someone that you hate, and you just want to give that person his/her own dose of medicine. But more than that, it lets the listener think of all the things he/she has been doing in life.

Isaac Newton tells us that in every action, there is a reaction. This holds true to all of us. Now I ain’t got no plans to talk like a motivational speaker, then again, there are of course, moments in our everyday shizz where we are no longer aware of the consequences of what we do.

Usually, we learn the lesson after experiencing the effect of the decisions we make and the roads we take. If the results of our actions are not healthy to our self-esteem, we tend to rant and become bitter. Before you know it, it’s just too late to stand up and live the lesson you have learned.

No one else is responsible of our choices. Upon treading on something, we know that there is a great risk that accompanies us. Should the path that we take lead us to an open road or to a dead end, it would probably be best for us to just return to our starting point and try again. We learned our lesson, and we now know what to do.

Life is a game. That is a fact. There are rules to follow… and well, some, we choose to break.


Who said that learning life’s lessons is easy?

They say it never is… never was… never will be.

One thing is for sure though. These lessons would always allow us to savor the most bittersweet flavor of our existence.

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist

Today was helluva crappy day. For some unknown reason, I had a hard time organizing my thoughts. If only I could multitask smoothly (which I really need to learn how to, by the way), things would have been easier for me. Blame it on the girly hormones, but I guess I just woke up at the wrong side of the bed. >_<

So after coming up with blank thoughts and no-nothings-at-all, I decided to go out and run. Oh God no, I am not being “emo” and all, but I just had that great feeling that a good run would awaken out all the sleeping beauties in (what I like to think) this not-totally-a-pea-sized brain of mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This afternoon’s run was just unexplainable. Maybe because it was extremely hot when I started to sprint, but I would like to consider it as one of the “best runs” I ever had. More of a fun run, if I may say. Not only did sweat come out of my body; the creative juices simply overflowed.

In short, I felt good. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the run, I was able to wrap up my travel writing entry for a newspaper. Yey to me. Haha!

I’m supposed to be sending school-related e-mails and at the same time writing for Guess What right now , but I think I could use the graveyard shift for all the gossiping in the corners around tinseltown.

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I’m starting on a new brainchild. Call it spur of the moment, but I think it’s going to be a good read. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Give some love to PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

*Why? Simply because most of us (I assume) have itunes installed in our PCs/laptops/ipads.*

How often do you check your playlists? Have you memorized all the titles of the songs in your library? It’s funny how sometimes we get surprised when we hear a tune which we do not even know that it’s in our itunes after all.

I get that a lot.

And then I thought… why not write about it? ๐Ÿ™‚

It need not be everyday, but as much as possible, have a song from your playlist each day. Just like Project 365. But this time, music is the medium.

This is a fun way to relax and lube the knobs and screws of our thinking tanks.

PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

๐Ÿ˜‰

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