There comes a time in my life when deciding something is a hard and often sweaty task, especially when these decisions need to be made in haste and would often constitute something life-altering. Whenever I’m in that crossroad, imagining making a deal with a crossroads demon, I always find myself vacillating between yes or no. Careful consideration must be taken into account, more so when it involves other people.
So the simplest way that always work is . . . whenever you are half-hearted about something or when doubts suddenly take a-hold of you, lean towards a no. Even with all the listing of pros and cons you’ve done, when your heart is not in it, it is likely the universe is telling you to back off.
The day I saw the video for this song was the day I became a follower of the enigmatic electronic group known as Massive Attack. It was compelling, seeing a fetus singing a tune that became a timeless classic among music lovers. This group was the first in my long list of favorite trip hop artists including The Chemical Brothers, Portishead, The Prodigy, Cibo Matto and Morcheeba among others. And since then, it’s my go-to trip hop band to listen to whenever I feel like I just need to chill and relax.
So, throughout the years, Massive Attack never lost its touch and continued to give amazing electronic sounds. Here’s the classic tune that captured hardcore alternative rockers like me. (Click the image to view/listen to the song.)
Always on the hunt for new tunes, I’ve been preying for artists that really combines creativity and raw talent. My prowling yielded Newton Faulkner.
“And I can’t fight this feeling anymore. I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for. It’s time to bring this ship into the shore, And throw away the oars, forever.”
As corny as that might sound, that’s the song running inside my head as I’m writing this post (and watching Despicable Me for the nth time before I go out and watch Despicable Me 2 – amazing multi-tasking skills, I know. Lol!). Maybe because of the sentiment behind it and what I’ve been going through right now.
I haven’t gone to anime conventions for such a long time that when my cousin invited me to go to one where he is organizing the event for Otakultura, I readily said “Yes“!
For someone who is a confessed nerd and otaku – not a newbie when it comes to events like Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2 – indulging in a convention like this is feeding my hungry otaku side even for just one day. So, I got the tickets a day before the event and even posted it in one of my social media accounts.
Then, at the day of the event, right after my radio show, I dashed home to change clothes and hopped on a bus for an hour and a half drive to the venue.
First off . . . I believe I was mistaken as a cosplayer the moment I entered SMX Convention Center where the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2 is supposed to be held.
I haven’t done one of these for quite sometime. But I come to redeem my inattention with something that is slightly current and fresh.
I am certain that there are tons of people who are fans of the multi-platinum single Somebody That I Used To Knowby Gotye. It made him a commodity especially when it was covered by several contestants in various TV singing competitions, renewing its already climbing popularity. But despite this song going mainstream, the indie element that I grew to love and appreciate always shines through whenever this record is played. That is the sole reason why I still tolerate hearing this song after getting several off-key performances in several noontime TV shows in local networks here in my country.