My Thoughts On: Music x Indie Music Scene
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.
People easily dismiss the fact that there are plenty of talented musicians out there just because they don’t like the genre. It does piss me off when people bash bands that do not suit their taste. I mean, come one, isn’t that a bit pathetic? To each his own, right? Anyway, so Jec has already brought me to acoustic gigs, band gigs, and solo gigs. But I have to say, my favorite was when we went to 12 Monkeys to watch the last Swabe Nights gig session. I finally saw SUD, MilesExperience, and Jensen and The Flips perform live. On top of that, I heard Tom’s Story and Zion Aquino for the first time.
I was particularly impressed with Zion, Jensen, and MilesExperience. Zion has this raspy voice that could pass as a cross between a John Mayer and a Bamboo, or something to that effect. I don’t normally watch gigs so MilesExperience was definitely a band worth remembering. They were so wild onstage, I can’t even describe it. Jec told me that they weren’t even that wild enough compared to the bands that he has watched before. Either way, I was impressed. I loved Jensen for their spontaneity. First, I love Samuel’s voice so that was definitely something I looked forward to. On the other hand, I noticed how Jensen himself is such a humble artist. It was definitely a good choice giving them the last act. Their performance was so surreal. I loved how they mixed old favorites into their modern tracks. If you haven’t heard them yet, but are curious about what I’m saying, then you should definitely watch one of their gigs. It’s so worth it, I promise. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan, but when I saw them that night, they earned my respect big time.
And how I could not have had a good time that night when I actually had a picture with Jimbo, SUD’s drummer, and HUGGED him afterward? ❤️ Him recognizing me was the cherry on top! I didn’t know fangirling on him on Twitter would actually make him remember me. 😛 I bet Jec was doing his best not to set me on fire. LOL.
Being the stage mother wannabe that I am, I recorded a bunch of videos at the gigs I’ve attended so far. I’m thinking of uploading them on my YouTube channel. I think they’d make a great addition to my current playlists. 🙂