Archive for May, 2011

A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

May 10, 2011

The walls. The ceiling. The closed door.  I’ve made a lot of songs bounce from such physical limitations. And perhaps this was one of them, among those most frequent. And just now I realize: what if I was just imagining myself inside the room, doing the tossing of songs? Is it worth remembering? That place of momentary confinement—with its haunting walls and speaking ceiling and resolute door—is and will always be worth the recall.

A Song About Movement

May 1, 2011

Switchfoot Concert in Manila: a massive, un-skipping sing-along monster machine that has tens of thousands of waving hands and camera-flashing eyes. Whoever thought it would be nothing but a boring praise service was fuck unsure of what he was thinking about.

After this song, they left the stage and went on to break the heart of the little fangirl in me (and, yes, I’m a boy).

Also, Switchfoot was the first ever band I’ve watched live that seemed to perform not because they needed or were paid to do their stuff but because they wanted to give back to their audience.