Do you miss my all time lows?
- Combat Baby, Metric
Standing in line to see the show tonight…
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mars Volta, Hong Kong 2011.
I’m known as a (as much as I hate the term) “rock chick”, I suppose. Over the years, I have been established as a rock jock/ host. Needless to say, I am a huge fan of the genre. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean that it owns me.
I do have eclectic taste in music. Beyond images and impressions, I’m not really that hardcore. I’m as much a fan of effervescent pop music. Backstreet Boys, Wilson Philips, Katy Perry.. The list goes on and on. I recognize and appreciate talent and musicality without biases and society-programmed notions.
A lot of people and peers ask why I spin for Somedaydream. It’s simple: I like it. To write an effective pop song that’s honest takes real talent. To know how to sing and sing good- well to be frank, that’s quite a rarity in the scene nowadays. But most of all, he’s a real nice kid. There’s more to him than what is marketed; he is genuine, willing to learn, and is a true music geek. He never thought to compromise his music just to fit in. He never claimed to be the future of OPM. He never wanted to be famous nor threaten anyone who is. Everything was just fortunate. Very refreshing when you’re in an industry crawling with fame-hungry opportunists and talentless twits- but that deserves another entry, maybe. Good karma for good people, I guess.
The first time I spun for him was his first TV guesting and major event performance which was Myx Music Awards 2011. I did it as a favor to his manager, who is a dear old friend of mine. All the other gigs I played and will play for him are because I respect him as an artist and like him as a person. And though the name “The Dream Team” makes me cringe because of the obvious lack of imagination behind it, I enjoy being in it very much.
We’re still somewhat an unlikely match. Probably always will be. I also have to live with the relentless teasing of non-believing friends for as long as I keep this gig, but at the end of the day, I’m proud to be supporting and helping someone who deserves it. :)
"It’s that little souvenir of a terrible year.."
Here’s Where The Story Ends, The Sundays
"Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember."
“‘To the bitter end!”
Hong Kong, February 2010
Flew to Hong Kong last year to watch Glassjaw. It was beautiful. The show was very intimate, and Daryl Palumbo hung out with us out on the street before and after.
The disco ball spins away another year.
I wish you a broken heart and a happy new year.
- Pretty Lush, Glassjaw
Reminds me of New Year 2010, Yael and Niles, Hefeweizen and Patron, and sunrise.
If it Kills Me, Jason Mraz