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Say you’ll survive

Tearing apart our every thought

Of hope to save one soul

A hope to make me whole, again

Down from a hundred to one

Count, down from a hundred to one

Lord, pray that you bring us a sun tomorrow

Out of a wedlock cosmo torn

A place where healing starts

Holding a Berlin Heart

 

Are you fading

Don’t stop waiting

Donors of excitement

In this Berlin Heart

– Berlin Heart, The Dears.

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Underline everything, Iā€™m a professional in my beloved white shirt.

Now now now, them boys are getting all the huge, manly, sartorial love and attention from GQ in their shiny new suits!

(Photo credits to GQ USA)

Aaah, Matt. You shall live forever in my dreams and daylight fantasies.

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Comforting Sounds

This year, I wanna attend a gig by a band I like and watch them headbang.

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Rorrim Kcalb

Clickety click to launch site and tell me if you find it cool.

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I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Edit)

I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw
I’m in the prime of my life
Let’s make some music, make some money, find some models for wives
I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars
You man the island and the cocain and the elegant cars

This is our decision, to live fast and die young
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun
Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do
Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute

Forget about our mothers and friends
We’re fated to pretend
We’re fated to pretend

I’ll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
I’ll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
I’ll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
Yeah, I’ll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone

But there’s really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew
The models will have children, we’ll get a divorce
We’ll find some more models, everything must run it’s course

We’ll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
We were fated to pretend
We’re fated to pretend
Yeah yeah yeah

Time To Pretend by MGMT.

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I Caught A Marley

Oh my gosh I’ve started listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers and it’s surprisingly good! I mean, not surprising that it’s good because ‘Legend’, a posthumous compilation album released in 1984 is the best-selling reggae album ever with a record of more than 12 million copies sold. Also, not forgetting that TIME magazine selected ‘Exodus’ as the greatest album in the 20th century.

Bob Marley

I mean, surprising as in me, an indie music lover and mainstream snubbing prat could actually listen to Bob Marley crooning for an hour about injustice, human rights and global unity! I used to HATE reggae with a vengeance because I couldn’t stand Shaggy and Sean Paul going on and on in their accents singing about sex and love. But if I were to put Sean Kingston in my little hate list, Shaggy and Sean Paul can NEVER amount to the raw intense hate I have reserved for little Kingston boy. I hate all his hits, I hate his whiny voice, I freaking hate his accent! They have disgraced Bob Marley and reduced reggae into a cesspool of whiny and annoying so-called hits.

Listening to Bob Marley while doing my assignments made me feel a lot less tensed and gave me a positive vibe, and that’s crucial when I’m slaving away on work at 5am. It’s the time of the day when I:

  1. CANNOT take lullabies and slow songs.
  2. CANNOT take rock else I’ll feel angsty and get increasingly fed up about work.

No. 1 is reserved for rainy days and 1-3pm or when I feel like having a quiet time while no. 2 is when somebody pisses me off and I feel like tearing a few heads off.

Colours

Okay I kid about the latter. It’s just that these songs have a suitable time to be played and they’re not all round favourites all the time. Marley’s music is the type of music I could listen to at any hour of the day and still feel good in the end. It just feels like sunny days, balmy trees and white sand beaches all the time! Or chilling in the park watching life go by, children play and quaint little fountains. Even though his songs are kinda slow, but the beats allow the music to slowly weave its course and yet at the same time, make me feel good and alive. I guess the lyrics made a certain level of impact on setting the mood but I haven’t really paid attention to the lyrics in full yet.

I don’t really know which tracks I would list as my favourites because I’ve been listening to all the songs by the hour without consulting the play list but ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘Stir It Up’ and ‘Buffalo Soldier’ have been generating a number of repeats. Oh, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘Stir It Up’ and ‘Redemption Song’ are the three songs played in the movie ‘I Am Legend’.

Right now, I’m just content creating product shelves and listening to Marley wailing. Mmm, one love yo.

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The Eraser

I am currently in love with Thom Yorke’s 2006 solo album The Eraser! Nothing perks me up more than the album cover itself!

The Eraser

Nice right nice right! It was created by Stanley Donwood and you can check it here.

Nothing beats Thom Yorke’s voice. It’s so hauntingly melodic that even though you know the lyrics are sad and depressing and heavy, the way he sings the songs paints a different kind of picture. It sounds so gentle it’s almost like a lilt. As quoted by Yorke in Wikipedia, “it annoys me how pretty my voice is… how polite it can sound when perhaps what I’m singing is deeply acidic.”

My favorite songs on the album are The Eraser, Analyse and Harrowdown Hill. Hmm, I think I’m in an electronica phase now coz all I’ve been listening to are this, Four Tet, Air, Album Leaf, Mum and Sigur Ros! Now that I’ve listed them all have I only realised. šŸ˜®

Ok la, Sigur Ros is under post rock and shoegaze, so not counted. šŸ˜›

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