Category Archive: The Playlist

Rock is not Dead!

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These past few months I’ve been quietly mourning the death of my beloved rock music. First there was the news that Gibson filed for bankruptcy. Then I read a New York Times article… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “Cycles” – Frank Sinatra

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I’ll keep on tryin’ to sing but please, just don’t ask me how   This is not exactly a feel-good song. Sometimes there are dark times that you can’t snap out of. This… Continue reading

“The only way we can thank you is to keep coming back!” – The Script Live in Manila, 14 April 2018

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The Script had their first show here in the Philippines in 2011, seven years ago. Seven years! And they’ve kept coming back, God bless them, never failing to include us in their world… Continue reading

[VIDEO] BBC Music’s “God Only Knows”

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Oh look, another old video that I only just discovered! I’m four years late, but I’m thankful that I stumbled upon it anyway. It’s the promo for the launch of BBC Music, and… Continue reading

The Poetry of Switchfoot

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I’ve been trying to write about Switchfoot and how much I love them for a while now. At first I wanted to write about my Top 10 songs, but I couldn’t keep it… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “This Is Me” – Keala Settle

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This is my new anthem, you guys. I always say that songs (whether old or new) come to you when you need them most, and the universe must be telling me something, because… Continue reading

Finally! Bon Jovi Will Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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I’ve never spoken about my love for Bon Jovi because I’m a bit embarrassed about it – they’re not exactly critical darlings – with songs like ‘Always’, I totally get it. Eep. But it’s… Continue reading

My 2017, Wrapped

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According to Spotify, my top artist for the year is Mr. Big! I overplayed rediscovered their gem of a song, ‘Goin’ Where The Wind Blows’, this year. I’m not surprised about Steve Perry… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Albums

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It’s time to start listening to holiday tunes! My friend likes to tell the story that one year he asked me for Christmas songs to put on his iPod and apparently I surprised… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “You’re The Best Thing About Me” – U2

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The official video is here! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bono this happy. Just look at him!     As if being on a tour bus in New York City is the… Continue reading

U2 is The Best Thing About Me

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I am in love with this band. It’s no secret. I love them with all my heart. And hearing a new song that’s this good only makes me happier about how much I… Continue reading

“The Blackout” – U2

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THIS. IS. IT. The long-awaited new music from the best band in the world is finally here. After some genius subtle marketing – where lucky fans (not me! hmph) received letters in actual… Continue reading

Album Review: Freedom Child – The Script

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The Script have finally done what they’ve been threatening to do since their last album, No Sound Without Silence. They’ve turned into a dance pop group. The leadoff single, “Rain”, is catchy with an… Continue reading

Twelve Best Michael Jackson Videos

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The year I discovered Michael Jackson was, sadly, the year he passed away. Yes, I had heard of “Billie Jean” and “Thriller” long before that, but I never really paid attention. My falling… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Adventures: How To Survive the GA

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The GA (General Admission or floor section) at U2 shows has always intimidated me. It seemed like a world unto itself, with its own lines, rules and leaders, kind of like a street… Continue reading

“In the Silence” – JP Cooper

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I love the feeling of “discovering” a new old song and connecting with it immediately. Case in point, JP Cooper’s “In The Silence”. He sounds so bluesy and soulful, reminiscent of one Mr.… Continue reading

Now Overplaying: “Look Away” – Chicago

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You know how you get obsessed with one song, like a new one you heard for the first time or even an old one that you just discovered, and you play it incessantly,… Continue reading

U2 (Rogers Centre, 11.07.11)

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