These photos were taken at Conspiracy Bar last Nov. 19, 2012. It was a blast and fun! Most of the photos were taken by yours truly. Hope I didn’t suck that much. I wish I could play to more people. 🙂

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Hi! How have you been guys? I just finished recording the song yesterday! I thought it sounded like trash but when I mixed it, it sounded great! I just sat in disbelief that I actually wrote the song. There are some mistakes in the song but that what’s make it alive so I won’t be making any changes.

The song Nalilito is a song about a person who tries to win the heart of someone but he/she just got rejected many times. I remember when I wrote this when I was  still in college(oh memories).   I hope this song will touch and inspire people. Well that’s my main goal in writing my music! Have fun!

Here are the lyrics so you can sing along with it.

Nalilito

Gusto kong lunurin aking sarili
Sa mga masasayang alaala
Di ko to malilimutan
Mga alaala na ito

Bakit ba hindi papigil
Ang aking paghahangad
Matikman ang kasiyahan
Tama nang pagtatanto

Sa bawat hakbang na palapit
Ikaw nama’y lumalayo
Kahit anong aking gawin
Lagi kang may dahilan
Nalilito ako

Bakit ba hindi papigil
Ang aking paghahangad
Matikman ang kasiyahan
Tama nang pagtatanto

Sa bawat hakbang na palapit
Ikaw nama’y lumalayo
Kahit anong aking gawin
Lagi kang may dahilan
Nalilito ako

Konting oras lang ang hinihingi sayo
Bakit hindi pagbigyan ang aking hiling

Sa bawat hakbang na palapit
Ikaw nama’y lumalayo
Kahit anong aking gawin
Lagi kang may dahilan

Sa bawat hakbang na palapit
Ikaw nama’y lumalayo
Kahit anong aking gawin
Lagi kang may dahilan
Lagi kang may dahilan
Ayoko na sayo…

Geetah Freak

What to do next?

I’m really excited today! I am currently recording a song I’ve written long ago. I was awaken by something(maybe some realizations that I’ve been making effort on things that doesn’t need to be prioritized) that I need to start moving towards my dreams and stop slacking off! I feel like I’m getting old and I’m still not doing anything. I guess It’s time to do so.

Anyway I’ve decided to take things slowly but surely this time with recording. Today I just recorded the guitar parts and there are some errors but I’ll just rerecord it tomorrow. Have a good one!

Black Monday

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Journal
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Hi! It’s been a while since I last wrote here. I’ve been pretty busy practicing with my new keyboard(I’ll write about that soon) and with work(yeah I’m working!).

Last Monday I went to a friend of mine who does photography. And in my opinion, she’s really good(as in PRO good!) She took some shots for me to be posted here on my blog and other social networking sites.

Here are some photos:


She’s good, right?

If you want to view some of her works, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/chess_0905/ and http://500px.com/chess0905. Enjoy and have a great one!

This is a song performed by Ryan Cabrera. Tried a different approach on this one. I made the MXL 990 a bit louder,  removing the 10 -db pad. The equipments used here are: Rockstar Dreadnought Guitar, MXL 990, M Audio Fast Track Pro, and my old yet faithful ThinkPad. Software used is Reaper.

I didn’t like the outcome I had with this but I still posted it for the person who requested it.

Have a great day and enjoy! ^_^

True

I won’t talk
I won’t breathe
I won’t move till you finally see
That you belong with me

You might think I don’t look
But deep inside
The corner of my mind
I’m attached to you
I’m weak
It’s true
‘Cause I’m afraid to know the answer
Do you want me too?
‘Cause my heart keeps falling faster

I’ve waited all my life
To cross this line
To the only thing that’s true
So I will not hide
It’s time to try
Anything to be with you
All my life I’ve waited
This is true

You don’t know what you do
Everytime you walk into the room
I’m afraid to move
I’m weak
It’s true
I’m just scared to know the ending
Do you see me too?
Do you even know u met me?

I’ve waited all my life to cross this line
To the only thing that’s true
So I will not hide
It’s time to try anything to be with you
All my life I’ve waited

This is true

I know when I go I’ll be on my way to you
The way that’s true

I’ve waited all my life to cross this line
To the only thing that’s true
So I will not hide
It’s time to try anything to be with you
All my life I’ve waited

This is true

In an ideal world, all artists and musicians (like us) makes a living out of doing things we love, like writing songs, performing at bars and concerts, and teaching. But hey, we are in the real world and most of the time, we tend to get corporate jobs (I do) and do stuff that seems endless and not so inspiring.

Why? First, we have families and other responsibilities and doing music can’t make ends meet.  Or you can’t afford decent instruments if you do music(especially if you’re just starting out), the pay you’ll get from playing music and a corporate job is like heaven and hell(sorry for the description can’t think of  any word as of the moment).

If that is so, why do we do this? Why do we practice countless hours just to hone our skills, skip meals and dates just to buy gear to better express ourselves, stay late at night trying to write a song (and the list goes on and on)? You want to know the reasons why?

First is, this is who we are, it’s like life ain’t the same without it. It’s a part of our identity, it’s how we express ourselves. And we sure do go crazy about it. But there are times that we doubt our skills, we ask if it’s worth it, if we’re doing it right or wrong, we felt that what we’re doing is nonsense.

The second reason is… You. Yeah I’m talking to you, the one who’s reading this. It’s because of you guys we are here. It make us feel that what we’re doing is right, inspiring others inspires us. I think it’s our purpose in life, to be an inspiration to others with the power of music. And I’ll achieve this throughout my life.

Enough drama. The reason why I suddenly wrote this is just this day, I felt heavy all over going to work. My conscience tells me to go to work because I need the money to live and pay for my expenses but my body just hate to do so. Just another boring day I thought. While I was doing my tasks a friend suddenly IM’d me and told me that someone from her group commented on my cover song in which she shared on the group’s page. Then suddenly, I felt alive, blood rushed through my veins and the Sun shined above my head. By the way, here’s the photo of the comment.

Thank God to these people who appreciate what we do, You certainly make our lives more worth living. I’ll certainly post more songs and I hope you guys listen to it. Have a good one!

I decided to make a cover of Maroon 5’s song “Payphone” and  this is the result of the “hard work”(worked on this one for only a few hours and finally got bored and just posted it online).

I used a Rockstar Dreadnought Guitar(yeah that’s the brand of the guitar) going to an MXL 990 going to a M Audio Fast Track Pro to an old Lenovo ThinkPad T60. Used Reaper as my DAW.

Anyway, here’s the lyrics to the song if you would like to sing along with it.

I’m at a pay phone tryin’ to call home, all of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong, where are the plans we made for two

Yeah, I, I know it’s hard to remember, the people we used to be
It’s even harder to picture that you’re not here next to me
You say it’s too late to make it, but is it too late to try
And in that time that you wasted, all of our bridges burned down

I’ve wasted my nights, you turned out the lights, now I’m paralyzed, still stuck in that time, when we called
it love, but even the sun sets in paradise

I’m at a pay phone tryin’ to call home, all of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong, where are the plans we made for two
If happy ever afters did exist, I would still be holding you like this
All those fairy tales are full of it
One more stupid love song I’ll be sick

Oh, you turned your back on tomorrow ‘cause you forgot yesterday
I gave you my love to borrow, but you just gave it away
You can’t expect me to be fine, I don’t expect you to care
I know I said it before, but all of our bridges burned down

I’ve wasted my nights, you turned out the lights, now I’m paralyzed, still stuck in that time, when we called
it love, but even the sun sets in paradise

I’m at a pay phone tryin’ to call home, all of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong, where are the plans we made for two
If happy ever afters did exist, I would still be holding you like this
And all those fairy tales are full of it
One more stupid love song I’ll be sick

Yeah, I’m at a pay phone tryin’ to call home, all of my change I spent on you
Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong, where are the plans we made for two
If happy ever afters did exist, I would still be holding you like this
And all these fairy tales are full of it
Yeah, one more stupid love song I’ll be sick
I’m at a pay phone