reborn

Posted in Musings on 1 June, 2008 by Ed

Ok, so some of you probably seen my “blog” in blogspot.com, that one have not been updated for quite sometime, so am starting all over again, and this time right here at WordPress.

I’ve decided also that I’m not a particularly good blogger unless I’m really inspired by something cool happening –and when something cool happens I usually want to enjoy it rather than worrying about writing it down. Or when I just need to share thoughts that going through my head.
So, though I pledge to do my best on the blog entry thing . . . I think most of the time I’ll just check in and let you folks know stuff that you might find exciting, inspiring, or intriguing. 

That’s kinda how I think the blog thing is going to work out for me.  I’d like it to be interactive.  I’ll check in and let you know what I’m reading, listening to, watching, or thinking about – then you (the collective ‘you’ out there) write me at thisfire[at]gmail.com and let me know what YOU’RE thinking, reading, listening to.
How’s that sound?!
Cheerio for now. ;)

PS: Wrong grammar & spelling ahead, please feel free to point out.

Eat Your Beets!

Posted in Events with tags , , on 17 December, 2011 by Ed



This is probably my last gig to attend to this year. Well, that is apart from dropping by at Terno Inferno at saGuijo, and The Ronnies Christmas party at 77 Cafe the same night.

I have always enjoyed the music of Taken by Cars and Techy Romantics, so it’s nice that they’re both playing at the same bill and also launching their own new music videos. It’s been awhile since I last saw them play. And according to the invite there will be a total of 24 musical acts and 2 stages.

So come on down to B-Side and enjoy the show! :)

Indak

Posted in Music with tags on 4 August, 2011 by Ed

Makikinig ba ako, sa aking isip na dati pa namang magulo?


Indak by Up Dharma Down


Tatakbo at gagalaw

Mag-iisip kung dapat bang bumitaw

Kulang na lang, atakihin

Ang pag-hinga’y nabibitin

Ang dahilan na alam mo na

Kahit ano pang sabihin nila

Tayong dalawa lamang ang makakaalam

Ngunit ako ngayo’y naguguluhan

Makikinig ba ako

Sa aking isip na dati pa namang magulo?

O iindak na lamang

Sa tibok ng puso mo

At aasahan ko na lamang na

Hindi mo aapakan ang aking mga paa

Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasayaw

Habang nanonood siya…

Paalis at pabalik

May baong yakap at suklian ng halik

Mag-papaalam at mag-sisisi

Habang papiglas ka ako sayo ay tatabi

Tayong dalawa lamang ang nakaka-alam

Ngunit hindi na matanto kung sino nga ba ang pag-bibigyan ko

Makikinig nga ba sa isipan na alam ang wasto

O pipigilan ang pag-ibig nya na totoo

Iindak na lamang ba sa tibok ng puso mo

At aasahan ko hindi nya lamang aapakan ang aking mga paa

Pipikit na lamang at mag-sasaya

Habang nalulungkot ka

Habang nalulungkot ka, isa nama’y natutuwa

Minsan naman ay lumuluha

More music + happening at:

- http://twitter.com/updharmadown
http://www.facebook.com/updharmadown
http://www.last.fm/music/Up+Dharma+Down

Not Nice

Posted in Musings with tags , on 28 February, 2011 by Ed

Sometimes I’m nice but when I’m not nice, I’d rather you leave me alone.


Not Nice by Chris Garneau (from his album “Music for Tourists”.)

Always so still.
I never will be like you
And you never will strike me better.

It’s always so clear.
You never really hear at all
And I fear that you won’t get better.

When you’re not being nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
I’d rather leave you alone.
I’d rather leave you alone.

You’ve been quiet for so long.
If something was wrong, you’d never say a word,
So I know that you won’t get better.

That’s your fifth drink.
Don’t you think that’s a lot?
Considering we’ve only been here for a little while now?

When you’re not being nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
I’d rather leave you alone.
I’m gonna leave you alone.

Always so still.
I never will be like you
And you never will strike me better.

Sometimes you’re nice but
When you’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
You’re not nice,
I’d rather leave you alone.
I’m gonna leave you alone.
That’s all.

Meiday! Meiday!

Posted in Events with tags , on 5 February, 2011 by Ed

If you haven’t heard of Meiday! Meiday!, it’s either you’re old, not in Facebook, or simply not interested in the local (indie) scene.

Meiday, as it is called by its regular partyphiles, is a sort of Woodstock Pinoy version, which features the local scene’s most in-demand bands, as well as upcoming bands that prove original Pinoy music’s demise is far from being witnessed by this generation. It’s the brainchild of Mei Bastes, who takes care of the nitty-gritty: from booking bands, to renting equipment, producing shirts, contacting sponsors and hosting the big night.

Now on it’s third year of celebrating free music and parties. Mei have no idea how long she can keep going with these parties. But one thing for sure, it keeps getting better.

So if you haven’t been, it’s not too late to do so.

Tip: You might want to have a read at The ‘Supreme’ Survival Guide for Meiday virgins: Meiday for newbies so you know what to do.

More about Meiday! here.

SEE YOU THERE! :)

Today is Pam Pastor’s Paper Cuts book launch!

Posted in Events with tags , , on 28 January, 2011 by Ed

If you are not doing anything today, why don’t you swing by National Bookstore in Glorietta 5 (5pm), for Pam Pastor’s book launch. If you read Inquirer then you know who’s Pam Pastor, and if you still have no idea who she is, well this is your chance to know about her and her book, “Paper Cuts”.

Now I still don’t have a copy of her book, so I can’t really say specifically what is it about, but based on what I’ve read in her blog, it must be about her interesting experiences in life as a woman, as a writer, as a friend and whatever in-between.

Oh, and the clue about the content is actually, written on the book cover above.

So i’ll see you there and let’s find out what the author have to say about her book!

:)

Hello 2011!

Posted in Musings on 31 December, 2010 by Ed

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day’s work like a happy child at play. – Albert Einstein

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a better humanity! :)

Alanis Morissette gives birth

Posted in Events with tags on 28 December, 2010 by Ed

I’m so excited and happy to share with you, that one of my favourite musician gave birth. :)

Alanis Morissette got a very special Christmas package: a new baby boy, PEOPLE has confirmed.

“Alanis Morissette and Mario ‘Souleye’ Treadway welcomed a baby boy, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Dec. 25th,” says a rep for the new mom. “All are healthy and happy.”

Source: People Magazine

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