Category Archive: The Playlist

My Mom’s Top 15 Home Free Videos

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Home Free is a country a cappella group made up of Austin Brown (a.k.a. scarf wearing cutie patootie pie), Rob Lundquist (a.k.a. chubby cutie patootie pie), Tim Foust (a.k.a. deep voiced cutie patootie… Continue reading

“Carry On Wayward Son” – Kansas

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This has to be one of the most well known songs ever. I mean, c’mon, who hasn’t heard this song at least once in their life? You may have heard it from your… Continue reading

Adam Clayton’s MusiCares Honor: “Thank you for letting me be in your band.”

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Adam Clayton usually doesn’t get much solo recognition. Most of the attention is focused on Bono, so Adam’s recent Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from MusiCares is such a welcome (and well-deserved!) tribute. I… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Adventures: The Beginning

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So this is what I did last month: I traveled to California to see U2 on their Joshua Tree Tour! It was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I have so… Continue reading

“The Man” – The Killers

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The Killers have finally released a new single! The verdict: It’s vintage Killers without sounding derivative. I like it! The new album has a lot to live up to because I adored their… Continue reading

My Top 10 U2 Videos

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I have set myself a near impossible task – to choose only ten of U2’s videos for this list. I may come up with a second volume at some point. But it’s an… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Voices in Music

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10. Glenn Shorrock I only know one Little River Band album – and it’s their Greatest Hits. But my brother used to play that incessantly and the record sleeve was always prominently displayed… Continue reading

Boy Bands 101

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Every girl goes through a boy band phase, and anyone who denies it is lying. My nieces are crazy about One Direction, and the poor things think that they’re actually a boy band. Dear… Continue reading

10 Best Panic! At The Disco Songs

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Panic! At The Disco is a band that originated from Las Vegas and was formed in 2004 but became famous in 2005. It was first made up by friends Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith,… Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Concerts are More Fun in the Philippines

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5. We wait decades for our favorite artists to come here. The Killers had their show in 2013, 9 years after the release of their debut album Hot Fuss. The Gin Blossoms had their first… Continue reading

“Beauty and the Beast” – John Legend and Ariana Grande

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I did not expect to like this. But I did, because of those petals (you’ll see!) and the fireworks and John Legend! Basically if I could photoshop Ariana Grande and her ventriloquist’s dummy mouth… Continue reading

The 13 Best Lonely Island Songs

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Lonely Island, a comedy rap group responsible for multiple viral videos and dozens of Saturday Night Live sketches, is made up of members Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Their videos became… Continue reading

Ripcord – Keith Urban

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I found myself listening to a whole Keith Urban album the other day, quite by accident. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Keith Urban. But I was only looking for his duet with… Continue reading

An Open Letter to James Taylor on his Cancelled Manila Concert

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Dear Mr. Taylor, You don’t know me. And I don’t know you. But I love you. I love you because of your music. I love you because your voice and your songs are a… Continue reading

The Hamilton Mixtape: A Track-by-Track Discussion

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1.  No John Trumbull (Intro) by The Roots This intro by The Roots captures the essence of the musical and these “inspired-bys and  covers” that make up the mixtape, all in less than a… Continue reading

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur

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Guys. Sometimes it still pays to listen to the radio. I was in the car when I heard this song by James Arthur and immediately fell in love with it. When I got… Continue reading

“I think I love him now.” – James Bay in Manila, 18 August 2016

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Passionate music fans love to say they liked an artist before anyone else. “Oh I was listening to him before he became mainstream,” or, “My new favorite singer is someone you’ve never heard… Continue reading

“This Is It” and “Calling All Angels” Mashup – Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan

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Look at this! A mash-up of two of my favorite songs, by two of my favorite artists! I never thought Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan would ever share a stage, but here they… Continue reading

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