Rommel Real, your all-around melophile

Rommel, our playlist sharer this week, is one of the few people I know who has a varied taste in music. Let’s see which playlist he shares.😁 1. Please introduce yourself. Hi. My name is Rommel Real, from Davao City. I am currently a Ph.D. student and used to teach in a university. I love making puns related to music, politics, and my surname. 2. … Continue reading Rommel Real, your all-around melophile

Paul Ramirez, the super-talented zoomer

Hello, readers. This week, I’m introducing a talented zoomer (Generation Z) to share his playlist with us. 1. Please introduce yourself.🙂 Hi! I’m Paul Ramirez. 20 years old. 2. What do you do? I’m a second-year AB Communication student at the Ateneo de Davao University. I’m a singer-songwriter, and I also like to dance. In my spare time, I create vlogs, but sa karon, super … Continue reading Paul Ramirez, the super-talented zoomer

The Strokes just announced their new album + four new songs (watch/listen)

I have a lot to talk about the relationship between music and politics, and I tell you, I already started a 3-paragraph essay about it, but it departs from my main topic, The Strokes. HELL YES! The Strokes are united once again! Just a few hours before this blog post was published, The Strokes performed at Bernie Sanders’ Political Rally and made a big announcement. … Continue reading The Strokes just announced their new album + four new songs (watch/listen)

Unique’s Bukod-Tangi music video is a 360-degree whimsy

As expected from our favorite boy Unique, his recently released music video for Bukod Tangi, which is directed again by himself, is whimsical and quirky. It is the first OPM music video to explore the VR/360° type. If we turn and movie our phones, we see eight Uniques, clad in different suits and glasses, with one whose hair is messy. Unique was also in charge … Continue reading Unique’s Bukod-Tangi music video is a 360-degree whimsy

Baian Valdez, the friendly and well-rounded bassist

They say that Playlists are very personal. You get to get a glimpse of a person’s character of feelings through his/her/their playlist. Every week, we’ll have some of our friends and idols share their playlist and a little bit of their character and journey through the music they listen to. Our first-ever sharer is a friend and co-melomaniac. 1. Please introduce yourself.🙂 Hello, everyone! I’m … Continue reading Baian Valdez, the friendly and well-rounded bassist

Lizzo, the Grammy winner some of you might have not heard of

Whether the Grammys is a rigged game or not, there are some artists that deserve their nominations, to say the least. And one of them is Lizzo. Lizzo bagged 3 awards: Best Pop Solo Performance for the song Truth Hurts, Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Jerome, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe). Some of you have not heard … Continue reading Lizzo, the Grammy winner some of you might have not heard of

Picks from my Spotify Release Radar in January 2020

It’s the last day of January! Oh, how time flies! I decided to have mini-reviews and comments on some of the songs that were released in my Spotify Release Radar in January 2020. I’ll be doing this for the rest of the year, at the end of every month. My musical taste is eclectic, so I guess almost everyone would have their own choices on … Continue reading Picks from my Spotify Release Radar in January 2020

It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?

It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap? Cheap, that is pertaining to taste, like in film or music. In Filipino terms, it means “buki,” “baduy,” or something that has “no class” or something that’s of “bad taste.” I recall a conversation with a friend in 2012 regarding K-pop, and how she is so annoyed by her little sister’s qualms on the now-defunct boy group … Continue reading It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?

98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

98° was one of the boy bands that breakthrough during the mid-late 90s. But as a 90s boyband, they were a bit different from the rest. They didn’t dance; they mostly relied on their vocal abilities to serenade their fans. The members are also more masculine and “big” compared to other boy bands’ members. Most notably, they formed the group themselves, wrote their own songs, … Continue reading 98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

Radiohead just launched their Public Library and I got my membership ID!

Radiohead, one of the most significant rock and experimental bands in our generation, never fails to surprise us. In their usual wit and quirk, they announced on their Instagram that their Digital Public Library is now open. It only took a few seconds for me to be mesmerized by the whole thing. View this post on Instagram Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. … Continue reading Radiohead just launched their Public Library and I got my membership ID!