Category Archives: Easy Fridays

Easy Fridays 011: Slow Ride by Foghat

FoghatThis week’s Easy Friday’s episode features one of my all-time favorites.

I remember the first time I heard this song, I was still young and stupid that I don’t even know the title and the artist! However, I continue to hum along and do the slow headbanging motions.

It’s chill . . . It’s from rock n’ roll’s glory days — an era when people love rock more than pop music (not that I have a big grudge against pop, but one does feel like most modern pop songs sounds awfully alike in some way). Anyway, Foghat might not be as big as The Rolling Stones or David Bowie in the 70’s, but they made an impression (at least to me) that will last throughout my shortening lifetime. Continue reading Easy Fridays 011: Slow Ride by Foghat

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Easy Friday 010: Arrested Development’s People Everyday

People Everyday Arrested DevelopmentAs my fingers danced across the keyboard, composing this post, the welcome silence that I’ve been craving for months has finally arrived. In observance of the holy week that leads to Easter Sunday, everyone’s expected to be quiet and repentant, at least in an environment dominated by religious Catholics. 

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Easy Fridays 009: Summertime by Sublime

And it’s back! 

Summer Beach by Idea go
“Image courtesy of Idea go / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

It’s been several weeks of not posting anything for this segment and I blame my uninspired mind to come out with a soundtrack to the weekend worth mentioning. But, alas! I’ve got my groove on this week and it’s heralded by the season of sweating and bad hair days — Summer Continue reading Easy Fridays 009: Summertime by Sublime

Easy Fridays 008: Ventura Highway by America

Ventura Highway by America
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I remember, when I was young(er), my mom used to play this cassette tape of The Greatest Hits of America on her boom box almost every day. She’d play the whole thing — side A and B — and move on to the next record. Then, whenever she’s not around, I’d play that America record to three particular songs, hitting the forward and rewind buttons over and over again to my heart’s content.

And so today, while thinking of the right soundtrack to the weekend to feature on Easy Fridays, Ventura Highway immediately came to mind.

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America - Homecoming

Whenever I hear this song, it just makes me think of long drives with friends, windows open, wind blasting my hair from my face and laughing at some old joke that only we can relate to. It’s a nice image that I miss doing so much. I wonder when we can do that again. It seems like ages since.  Hmm. . .

Easy Fridays 007: It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over by Lenny Kravitz

If I can think of a Lenny Kravitz song that is timeless and can still make my heart beat fast, it’s It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over. It’s also a great song to just jam towards the weekend.

This song makes me a bit nostalgic and at the same time imagine driving to the south in an unknown destination with a couple of close friends with the car windows open whilst exchanging a couple of light conversations.

Happy weekend!