This has been my gym-treadmill-music for the past week
After hearing series of newly released songs in my Spotify account, I can conclude that music released nowadays seem to sound the same. And this makes Show Me by John Splithoff stands out from the rest. The beat is vibrant and the rhythm is cool! The tempo is just perfect for those who wish to walk and lose a couple of pounds on a treadmill.
Though it may be silly, another thing I love about this release is the poster. It’s a reminder of the famous Madonna pose!
Ang kul ng kantang ‘to!
The songs and music of Dear Evan Hansen (the musical) is giving me reasons to want to fly and spend another beautiful adventure in the city of New York. And while I try to find a window on y very busy schedules on the possibility of flying to NYC, I let myself be satisfied on playing and replaying the musical’s soundtracks in my Spotify account.
And when I saw this performance in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, it further my wanting to fly to NYC. This I guess is the best performance that this song can possibly be sang! From the faultless singing to infectious involuntary facial twitches and from the impeccable lyrics to the seamless exhibited raw emotion, his rendition in this video can simply be spelled as P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
I will really be upset in case Ben Platt, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical, will not be awarded the Tony this year!
There will come a point in our lives that we would fall in love with a song in which the lyrics are written in a foreign language not familiar to us. I have been feeling this for the past weeks. I have fallen in love not with one but with three songs. And what is so consistent with these songs is that these are all sang in Portuguese language.
There must be something special in the Portuguese language when sung. I don’t understand a single word of Portuguese but the emotion and sentiment of this language evokes something special. It’s romantic, it’s amorous, it’s passionate!
The expressive phonology, the sensual structure of words, the voluptuous syntaxes and the almost nostalgic vowels accentuates the feelings of passion and romance. Apaixono, cafune and saudade are examples of quixotic-ly structured kind of Portuguese words! People say that the unrestrictive airflow of spoken Portuguese words makes it ideal for singing songs of love and longing. Maybe these are the reasons why I easily fell in love with the following songs…
- My nephew Luis was dancing to this tune the first time he heard it. Efemera by Tulipa
- I first heard this song in a superb Brazilian movie. Vagalumes Cegos by Cicero
- The 2017 Eurovision winner from Portugal. Amar Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral
These are the only foreign language songs in my Spotify playlist. Some say its French, others say its Spanish, but for me Portuguese is the sexiest and most romantic language on the planet. Obrigado!
Bakit kasi walang letrang X sa wikang Pinoy? Ayan tuloy di tayo kaseksihan.
I don’t know but while I listen to this, it just dawned in me that this piece of incredible music deserves to be part of the Nengkoy blog. It’s Glenn & Ronan singing an excerpt of “I’m a Believer”
That’s pure talent!
Ay tot lab is onli tru in peyri teyls…
The expensive Coldplay concert was recently concluded in Manila. It was not surprising that it was jam packed and very successful. It was Coldplay! But I did not watch. The reason is because I would rather see and listen to Elbow than Coldplay. And like Coldplay, Elbow is a British band.
elbow (filipino translation: siko)
Elbow is one of the most underrated bands on the planet. The difference between Coldplay songs and Elbow songs is that in the former, the songs would have to grow in you before you start liking it. But for the latter, while listening to their songs, you would instantly fall in love and instantaneously adore their music.
Elbow is the kind of band that sings lyrics and utter phrases that I thought would never be though abd uttered. The notions of their songs are the type of thoughts that I would like to express that I can’t seem to construct inside my crazy and inadequate brain. And because Elbow seem to possess such an amazing talent, I therefore like them.
Here’s a couple of songs of Elbow which for sure you would instantly fall in love with…
And while in the middle of the “famousity” of cloudfront.net in Facebook (which everyone seem to have downloaded so as to check who’s their celebrity look-a-like), here’s a hypnotic music video for the song Gentle Storm. I was entranced watching the video, I thought I saw my face in it! Hahaha! And by the way, I so loved the lyrics especially the line,
And fall in love with me.
Fall in love with me,
The song is so me!
I hope one day Elbow would be as successful as Coldplay because they indeed deserve it. And I hope and pray that one day they would perform in Manila. That would be one show that I would definitely gonna pay for.
Ito ang sikong gusto ko!
Wrabel has yet to reach superstar status in the Philippines. Only few people I suppose knows about him here at the other part of the planet. I guess I’m one of the few lucky Pinoy souls who were fortunate to have discovered the poignancy of his songs.
I’m a fan and this dude deserves more. Here’s his latest…
Wish 107.5 is a Filipino radio station with a YouTube channel that features great singing talents among Filipinos. It is a running proof and an amazing avenue to ascertain that Filipinos are among the most gifted when it comes to singing.
To prove a point here’s Katrina Velarde singing and nailing “Go The Distance” from one of my most favorite Disney movies Hercules.
rare talent, awesome talent
The original song was sung by Michael Bolton, but Katrina’s version is better by a whopping distance! I actually needed a minute to recover from such an enchanting yet powerful voice. Her talent definitely deserves to leap a very long distance!
Mala-halimaw sa galling ang babaing ‘to!