Last Saturday, Dec. 30, Jec and I had dinner at Beeffalo, and drinks at The Minokaua. I’ve already been to Beeffalo twice. I don’t like steak, but Beeffalo’s is so good I thought Jec would like it.
Once or twice in your life, you will have a partner who’s a musician. I’m not saying it’s bound to happen, but it often does. I never understood the hype with that (I’m soooo hooked on guys who are musically inclined!!! Ughh!!! Swoon! Heart eyes!) until I got myself a boyfriend who is… you guessed it, a musician. All throughout their gigs, I never missed an event but one. I also attend their practices/jams sometimes. If you don’t know how it feels to be a musician’s partner, I’m here to spill the beans – good and bad.
About 3 months ago, I checked off an item on my bucket list – #46. Go to a concert. On July 21, 2017, at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura, Taguig City, I saw Oh Wonder perform for the very first time. Back then, I had no idea about their music, their duo, etc. Basically, I was clueless.
But I’m happy I got dragged into this concert because now I have new artists to listen to. I had Jhanzey with me that time so I was able to get a rundown on who Oh Wonder is, what their music is like, what I should expect, etc.
I’m normally not very picky with the songs I listen to when I work. I usually listen to my Jazz playlist or The Piano Bar as my go-to playlists; when I’m feeling a bit adventurous, I go ahead and explore music on Spotify. That rarely happens, though, because I like staying in my safe zone.
However, when I want to really focus on work, I can’t be bothered to jump from one playlist to another. I just want to settle with one playlist (preferably with all songs I would like). But we know there’s no such playlist like that on Spotify. One way or another, you’d be forced to create your own playlist. So that’s why I did. I didn’t know I was already making my own chill playlist until I realized that the songs I’ve been listening to lately have some similarities – easy vocals, mellow tunes, and pretty much laid back music.
Let me be honest with you, music is not so much of a big deal in my life. I do listen to music, I do have a Spotify account, but it’s not something I can’t live without. On the contrary, ever since I met Jec, he has brought me to many wonderful gigs. He was also the first one to bring me back home at 3 a.m. HAHA.
Anyway, I find that I enjoy acoustic setups more than complete band setups, but I do enjoy music 10x when it’s live and I can watch the artists up close. There’s something captivating about seeing artists play their instruments with passion, or when the singers sing their hearts out. Even if I don’t know the song or have never heard the band before, I enjoy watching them just because I see so much passion in them.
This will be a quick blog post.
I woke up, showered, and prepared my things for work. I opened my Internet browser and went on Facebook. I saw this post by Jimbo, as fans know him by, but his real name is Mark Alexander Cuenco. I had a huge crush on him since I discovered his Twitter account (even before he was interviewed for having sexually provocative tweets) and fell in love with his words. But not just that, I’m in love with his talent, with his passion, with his sense of who he is. Now I find this post of his very timely as I struggle and, at the same time, aspire to become a better writer and find means to put myself out there. This only fueled my fire more. Thanks, babe. 😉