Friday, May 30, 2008

I love this band...seriously.

OK Go is an American indie rock band from Chicago best known for their singles “Get Over It”, “A Million Ways” and “Here It Goes Again.” OK Go consists of Damian Kulash (guitar, vocals), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar), Andy Ross (guitar), and Dan Konopka (drums). They play rock music, with influences such as Cheap Trick, T. Rex and Queen. They share management with They Might Be Giants, with whom they toured before signing to Capitol Records. They served as the house band to the public radio program This American Life on the show’s fifth anniversary tour. Ira Glass, the show’s host, wrote their first official bio, calling them “living catnip” and describing their songs as “part indie rock, part stadium rock, part straight up pop with the occasional whiff of Pixies or The Cars or Elliott Smith.”

In the United Kingdom, “Get Over It”, from their self-titled debut album, appeared at No. 21 in the singles chart on March 16, 2003, and the band performed it on that week’s edition of Top of the Pops. Also that week, the single’s video was named video of the week by Q Magazine. The single was also featured in EA Sports video games Triple Play Baseball and Madden NFL 2003 in 2002.

The band contributed a cover of “This Will Be Our Year,” the Zombies classic, as the lead track of Future Soundtrack for America, a political benefit album put out by Barsuk Records in the fall of 2004.
So you were born in an electrical storm
took a bite out the sun
saw your future in a machine built for two
now your rays, make me kind of go crazy,
shocked and awe and amaze me.

Do What You Want
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You're So Damn Hot

Here It Goes Again
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This Will Be Our Year

Do What You Want
You're So Damn Hot
Here It Goes Again
This Will Be Our Year

I Fell In Love With a DJ

Oh no did I tell you how the story ends.
When my boyfriend followed me one night (Oh no), did I tell you.
Came though the door with a knife in his hands.
I turn around screamin' shocked and said that we were just friends.

I Fell In Love With a DJ by Che'nelle

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Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague (France) is a project created by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and a number of female singers. The group’s albums consist in brazilian fashioned covers of (primarily) new wave songs (hence the name “Nouvelle Vague”). The covers include songs by Dead Kennedys, The Smiths, Joy Division, Public Image Ltd., Depeche Mode and Bauhaus. Each singer only performed songs they were not previously familiar with, to ensure that each cover would have an individual interpretation.

With a name that means “new wave” in English and “nova onda” in Portuguese (which is the meaning for “bossa nova”, a new music “fashion”), Nouvelle Vague’s moniker neatly sums up the group’s concept: remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist. Libaux played with various French pop bands during the ’90s and began working with Collin in 1998. For Nouvelle Vague, Collin and Libaux recruited half a dozen French and Brazilian vocalists who were unfamiliar with the original versions of songs like Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and XTC’s “Making Plans for Nigel” to ensure that their renditions had their own identity. Nouvelle Vague was released in Europe in 2004 and received U.S. distribution in spring 2005, which coincided with tour dates in locales as far-flung as Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, and Rio de Janeiro. Nouvelle Vague’s second album, A Bande a Part, arrived in summer 2006. The following year, the team returned with Coming Home, a collection of songs from films given the Nouvelle Vague treatment. New Wave, a collection of covers by new wave artists, also arrived in 2007.
When routine bites hard.
And ambitions are low.
And resentment rides high
But emotions won't grow.
And we're changing our ways
Taking different roads.
Then love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Dance With Me

Love Will Tear Us Apart
Dance With Me

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara
Tegan Quin and Sara Quin (born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 19, 1980) are identical twins and Canadian singer-songwriters, performing as Tegan and Sara.

They initially played as Plunk in 1995, and lacked a drummer and bass player. In 1997, they both used their school’s recording studio to record two demo albums: “Who’s in Your Band?” and “Play Day”. In 1998, they made an early breakthrough by winning Garage Warz Battle of the Bands, a local music competition in Calgary. Since then, the two have toured with Neil Young, Rufus Wainwright, Kaki King, The Pretenders, Ben Folds, The Killers, Rachael Cantu, Vivek Shraya, Cake, Gogol Bordello, Hot Hot Heat, Ryan Adams, Veda Hille, Little Birdy, Iron On, Little Brazil, Bryan Adams, and Weezer, and they performed a show at Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair. They are signed to Neil Young’s Vapor Records in Canada, and to Sire in the United States as their previous label, Sanctuary Records, is no longer releasing new music in the United States. Currently, Tegan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and Sara lives in Montreal, Quebec.

When they were competing in Garage Warz, they were known as “Sara and Tegan” because that is how their mother registered them on the competition forms. Their first album, Under Feet Like Ours, was initially released under the name “Sara and Tegan”. While both twins are similarly involved in vocals and playing instruments, the singing of the lead melody usually goes to whichever twin wrote the particular song.

I just want back in your head
I'm not unfaithful
But I'll stray.

Back in Your Head

Walking With a Ghost

Back In Your Head
Walking With a Ghost

Music is My Hot Hot Sex

From all the drugs the one i like more is music
From all the junks the one i need more is music
From all the boys the one i take home is music
From all the ladies the one i kiss is music (mwah!)

Music is My Hot Hot Sex by Cansei de Ser Sexy

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Cause I'm gunna ride fast, going nowhere.
And I left my brain in the past.
I'm gunna ride fast.
To where I don't care.

Fa-Fa-Fa by Datarock

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yes, Im a Filipino.

To begin with, I know I cannot give justice to OPM (Original Pinoy Music) through this post thats why it took so long for me to write about this. But still, Im gonna try showcasing the talent of Filipinos(Philippines), hence our music prowess. lol. If you dont know where Philippines is, please do me a favor and google it.
These entries are my latest personal band favorites . Dont get me wrong though, OPM already started even before I was born and,still is competing with the foreign influences in the country.
Please support OPM. Salamat po.


Sandwich was founded in 1998 by Raimund Marasigan , Diego Castillo and Unnamed Kid for the purpose of fulfilling their mutual desire to work together. Castillo recruited former band mates (from The Aga Muhlach Experience) Mike Dizon (of Teeth) to play drums and Myrene Academia to handle bass duties. Although existing simultaneously with the Marasigan's foremost band at that time, Eraserheads, Sandwich provided a heavier, grittier sound, and built up their own fan base.

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Imago is an alternative-rock band comprised of Aia de Leon on vocals and guitars, Myrene Academia on bass, Tim Cacho on guitars, and Zach Lucero on drums. The band was formed in 1998, when the members were fresh college graduates. Imago released their first album, “Probably Not But Most Definitely” in 2001 under Viva Records, with the songs “Idlip,” “Alay,” and “Otherwise” gaining attention.

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On the surface, the Itchyworms have always been a bunch of jovial and funny guys. But as musicians, the foursome are deadly serious. The band came out at a time when furious and tuneless rap-metal was on the verge of breaking into local rock radio. In the midst of all the cacophonous aggression, the Itchyworms wrote and performed catchy music with actual melodies. But these weren’t mere pop songs; the band’s arrangements displayed a certain depth and complexity that would make the most fickle musician take notice.

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Hale is an OPM band from the Philippines composed of Champ Lui Pio, Roll Martinez, Sheldon Gellada, and Omnie Saroca. Hale, the band that promises to highlight their musical versatility and excellent vocalism in alternative rock genre and yet emanates a very sad undertone that they describe as “melodrama.” (melodious drama)

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Orange and Lemons is a Filipino pop rock band.
Bandmates, Clementine and Mcoy Fundales met in high school in the mid 90’s. They found out through participating in school programs and events that they share a common passion for music. Mcoy introduced Clementine to the music of The Beatles and since then jammed songs from the legendary group and at the same time developed their song writing partnership. The band name “Oranges and Lemons” was recommended by a former member of the group. Apparently the band was not aware at that time that the name was actually derived from a British nursery rhyme and a title of an album by the British band “XTC”. So they changed it to “Orange and Lemons”.

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The group started as a songwriting collaboration between Dan Gil and Ryan Armamento in 2001. The Chillitees sound is a cool fusion of everything from The Beatles, America, Bread, Jaco Pastorius, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Etta James, Workshy, Micatone, Cinematic Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Swing Out Sisters, The Eraserheads, APO Hiking Society, Lauryn Hill and even Mariah Carey to create a vibe the band likes to call alterna-soul. With a somewhat Western sound, the band has stamped it with their own local twist by making the conscious effort of writing an all-Tagalog roster of songs, also as a way of waving that OPM flag.

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The group got its name from the concept that states that everything in existence is connected no matter how diverse they are. This is how the band explains their music, having rather dissimilar musical influences that have resulted in a dynamic sound that still meets halfway as it appeals to a certain group of listeners almost everywhere.
Since departing other bands, the 4 members have made a subconscious merge of an tangled-up, smacked-down groove that has remained unnamed but the likes of which has not been heard since fusion as a collective came out. Up Dharma Down, whom fans and industry insiders alike have described as Eryka Badu meets Zero 7, has a become a Philippine household name and their debut album. Fragmented was an immediate Tower Records/ M1 chain bestseller and continues to enjoy brisk sales.

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Radioactive Sago Project is a Filipino jazz rock band formed in 1999 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The band's sound is a fusion of spoken-word poetry, jazz, and some punk whose main topics are mostly about politics, alcoholism, drugs, and any other issues today. In 2000 the band released its first single, Gusto Ko Ng Baboy( I Want a Pig), telling of a young man's fascination with pigs since childhood. As the song progresses, it becomes a political tirade against corruption in society.

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They started out like most indie bands, who submitted a demo CD to different record companies, but one company took them in: Alpha Records. Two of their members, Acel Bisa (former lead vocalist) and Paolo Bernaldo used to be with the band Orphan Lily in the mid 1990’s. Moonstar 88 credits the different kinds of music that each member listens to for their distinct sound. Bittersweet pop with a dash of spunk pop (from YahooGroup). Apparently the band had a gig and they still don’t have a name for their group. They have a list then and have to pick one up before its their turn to perform. Moonstar was one of the many names on that list. They picked Moonstar 88 because apparently, they are performer number 88.

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Akin Ka Na Lang
Love Team

Shooting Stars
Kung Wala Ka

Orange and Lemons
Huwag Kang Matakot
Abot Kamay
Hanggang Kailan

Sama Na

Up Dharma Down

Radioactive Sago Project
Gusto Ko Ng Baboy

Moonstar 88
Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito

Monday, May 26, 2008

Im really not sure about this.

Bossy by Lindsay Lohan

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New Coldplay

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Sexy Can I

Sexy Can I by Ray J ft. Yung Berg

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All I Want to Do

All I Want to Do by Sugarland

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We Break the Dawn

We Break the Dawn by Michelle Williams ft Flo-rida

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When I Grow Up by Pussycat Dolls

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You ought to know her by now...

Sara Bareilles
Sara Beth Bareilles (born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Bareilles was born and raised in Eureka, California, United States.

After graduating from college in 2002, Bareilles performed at local bars and clubs. She issued two demos of mostly live tracks in 2003: The First One in April and The Summer Sessions in October.

In January 2004, Bareilles released her first studio album, Careful Confessions. She signed a contract with Epic Records’ A&R executive Pete Giberga on April 15, 2005. The remainder of the year and early 2006 was spent writing and reworking songs for her upcoming album.

Her debut major-label album Little Voice came out on July 17, 2007.
Started as a flicker meant to be a flame.
Skin has gotten thicker but it burns the same.
Still a baby in a cradle got to take my first fall.

Bottle It Up

Love Song

Bottle It Up
Love Song

Sorry if this took so long...

Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap (born December 9, 1977) is a British singer-songwriter from Romford, Essex, England. She grew up playing music from an early age, and by her eleventh birthday she was writing her own songs. From the age of 15, she studied at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, Surrey, recording three tracks for the school’s annual CD between 1994 and 1995, “Aliens” being the title track of the latter.

Heap enjoyed a prestigious live debut, performing four songs (backed by friends Acacia) between sets by The Who and Eric Clapton at the 1996 Prince’s Trust Concert in Hyde Park, London. Her debut album, I Megaphone (an anagram of “Imogen Heap”) was internationally released in 1998 on independent record label Almo Sounds and garnered critical acclaim. However, as production of the album neared completion, it was announced that the record label had been sold and would be shut down. I-Megaphone featured collaborations with Guy Sigsworth and Dave Stewart. In Japan, the regional distributor, Zora, re-released the album in 2002, featuring “PlayBlanket,” her collaboration with Urban Species which was released as a single in the United Kingdom, and a Frou Frou remix of one of her B-sides, a video to which was released exclusively to Japanese media. Following the disbanding of her UK and USA record label, I Megaphone was scarce in circulation, having not been re-printed until November 2006. An independent Brazillian record label has rights to the record, and has issued limited copies, some of which are available on eBay.
Why'd you have to be so cute
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go
Goodnight and Go
Loose Ends
Hide and Seek


Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson

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Love in this Club

Love in this Club by Usher

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