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METAL COVERS!

Have I told you guys how much I love metal covers?

I. FRIGGIN’. LOVE. METAL. COVERS.

Specially when they’re this well made.

DISNEY METAL COVERS!!!! Yeah!

So yeah, if I knew or if I had any musical talents at all, I would be making metal covers of… of… Suteki Da Ne or Eyes on You.

And this guy, Jonathan Young. UGH! If I could sing like you, man…

But honestly, I respect any person who converts the mood/genre of one song into another. I have a friend who was a music major and transposing such music to another tone is freaking complicated as hell, man.

And the guitar! Holy crap, the guitar envy rises yet again. On the plus side, my new school is close to the center of Manila where they sell lots of guitars (yay for Sta. Mesa!), so I can probably get one and learn soon. Of course, I’d have to start with a simple acoustic guitar. I’ll jump to wah pedals, re-20 and other stuff when I’m better.

For the meantime, I’ll be head banging to his music on Youtube.

HEY! He has a cover of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”! *shrieks and binge watches*

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Gary Jules’ Mad World

Sometimes, I regret the fact that I didn’t learn to play the piano.

I’ve been listening to this song on my headphones for almost three days. It’s very addicting for me actually.

But I want to play it somehow, and I can’t exactly play this on the ukulele. I tried on my uke last night, but it sounded off. It’s not as haunting for one, plus the really happy sound of the ukulele kind of makes it… I don’t know… it seems kinda wrong. It’s just too bad that I didn’t persevere in my musical education when I was younger. I was really more into art and drawing rather than music. I love listening to music, but when it comes to artistic talents, I think I’m much better at literary composition and drawing.

Although the original of the songs performed by Tears for Fears was upbeat and all, I kind of like this version more. It’s more haunting, but saddening.

Sheesh. The stupidity I did during my youth. Maybe if I had been more patient, I would’ve become a piano enthusiast.

Ah well. I’ll stick with my ukulele.

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Early Morning Wake-Up Ukulele?

Is it so wrong of me to wish I could do something like this on my wood daybed frame at 5am in the morning? XD

Anyway, My Ukulele Obsession would’ve has reached new heights if I would want to play ukulele at such an early time. Every one in my house is still sleeping, and I’m probably going to wake everyone up if I do this.

I’m really beginning to enjoy playing the ukulele… it’s actually shocking since I’ve never really been so obsessed about something like this.

Don’t get me wrong. I still suck a little… I can’t sing for the life of me. And I just found out that there’s a strumming technique I can’t do (huhuhu T_T). But as far as being a beginner, I think I’m doing pretty good. Especially now that I’ve bought a decent beginner’s ukulele. Which I will tell you about some other time. XD

Not to mention I’ve just found someone here in Manila who sells D’Addario Ukulele strings! Whooot!

*So yeah… this is probably one of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging lately. My brand-spanking-new ukulele sounds positively AWESOME with D’Addario strings XD*

Hmm… maybe I’ll do this kind of early morning ukulele when I’m alone at home sometime. XD

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Guitar Hero: Not For The Weak Hearted Gamer

Or rather, the short fingered gamer. XD

I’m not much of a guitarist. In fact, I suck at music. Hahaha! It’s my stupid brother who brought out my addiction to Guitar Hero. I swear, my bro could probably turn industrial hand wheels with just his fingers… they’re so frickin’ quick and strong. I wish I had guitarist fingers. Huhuhu. I have a really, really weak and puny pinkie. ~_~

Anyway, like I said, the Guitar Hero games are a completionist’s nightmare, especially if you have GH3. It’s a total NIGHTMARE! My bro’s friend once brought GH3 to our house to check his guitar controller, and I pretty much sucked at it. Hahaha! Yeah, I suck at GH and I’m proud of it! XD

Guitar Hero: Van Halen is currently under production, while GH for the PS3 is still under construction, since there was a legal issue concerning the GH’s incompatibility with the PS3.

As for me, I still have a very, very, very, very, VERY long way to go before I could be a real GH addict. I can’t even finish “Free Bird” on Medium with a complete score (demmet ~_~).

Here’s a BOT playing DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flamers” for the GH3. I know some guy finished this song and got a Guinness World record for it. Sheesh. XD

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Adam Lambert needs to learn how to SHUT IT.

‘Nuff said.

I’m not really a huge fan of American Idol, or even Britain’s Got Talent. In fact, the only reality TV that I’m a fan of is Wipe Out (cuz wipe outs make me laugh XD). I am, however, a big fan of talented people.

Take Susan Boyle for example. She’s like the epitome of hidden talents, I swear. She comes in the theater, makes cheeky comments and yet all the while the audience thought she was a joke and laughed. But when she sang, she not only got a standing ovation, but the whole world’s attention, proving that looks can be deceiving and to never judge people by the way they look.

But unfortunately, some people just have to go and slam her all of the sudden, like Adam Lambert. In a recent column from Yahoo!, Lambert called Susan Boyle’s album “terrible” despite the album reaching 4x platinum. While his own album only sold up to 500,00 copies.

Sheesh. Jealous much?

I will admit that after hearing the song Lambert had mentioned, called “White Horses”, I feel that the song just wasn’t fit for Boyle’s powerfully melodic voice. But come on! To say that the WHOLE album was “terrible” is just mean and stupid. Susan Boyle had the coolest rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream”, perhaps even better than Elaine Page. Besides, if the album was really that awful, then it wouldn’t sell 4-million-copies in the US alone, right?

Envy can make people say the most stupid things. And I believe this is the most stupid criticism I’ve ever heard about Susan Boyle. And coming from a second place American Idol, no less. Lambert and Boyle have two different musical styles, and for him to slam her in a musical style that would never be fit for him is just plain wrong. I would’ve understood it if Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban critiqued her like that, but from a guy who’s more on the punk/rock genre, it’s just… bleh. AND he even said that the way Boyle sang the song was “horrendous and sacrilegious”.

OH COME ON!

You guys want to know what song remake is “horrendous and sacrilegious”? The recent cover of Micheal Jackson’s “We Are the World”. Yeah, search it on YouTube and listen to how horrendous it was. I mean it. I agree with Jay-Z (you know, Beyonce’s hubby) when he said that “We Are The World” is untouchable and should never be remade. But unfortunately, they did, and it came out terrible. I admire their courage and their tenacity to find a way to help out the victims of the Haiti earthquake, but remaking a classic is not a good way to do it. It would’ve been better if they had written a new song for the incident. I’m pretty sure it would’ve sold better.

Anyway, back to the issue, let this be a lesson to all the other artists out there who wish to “critique” their chart opponents. RESEARCH, my friend. If you see that your opponent has a 3.5 million album sales larger than yours, then by all means, shut it. Statistics doesn’t lie when it comes to calculating how lame you are that you’re losing out to an old lady.

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - February 25, 2010 at 11:16 pm

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Of Seether and Childhood regrets

Okay, I’m home. XD

Actually, it’s been a couple of hours since I’ve been home, but it’s only now that I’m able to use the computer.

Anyway, recently, my friend Jam posted a link on my Facebook site about a new remake that Seether made. They recently made a remake of Wham/ George Micheal’s song called “Careless Whisper”. I’m listening to it right now, and I am just LOVIN’ IT! It’s pretty cool, hearing the sax solo from the previous versions converted into Electric guitar, and it still sounds the same. Honestly, I am starting to regret not taking guitar lessons from my brother, or stopping the piano lessons I had when I was a kid.

I can’t seem to remember why I stopped taking piano lessons. I think I got bored. My Teacher then was very strict, and my fingers sucked when it comes to pressing the right keys on the piano (you should see it on a keyboard though hahaha!). Oh, not to mention there was a time the cover of the keyboard feel on my hands and squished them. I guess I got traumatized after that.

Oh, and I had guitar lessons from my bestfriend too, but I didn’t have the patience to learn it though. Yeah, I suck as a music student.

Back to Seether, I think a lot of bands should do the same thing… you know, make remakes that are appropriate for their genre. Metallica did an awesome job with Bob Seger’s Turn The Page, and even Marilyn Manson did a good job remaking the Eurythmics’ song Sweet Dreams (though its a bit darker than Annie Lennox’s version). I can’t say the same thing with Limp Bizkit’s version of Behind Blue Eyes… a lot of other people loved it, but for some reason, I can’t seem to like it as much as they do. I mean, yeah, the lyrics are good, but I don’t know, I guess Fred Durst’s voice wasn’t cut out for ballads like that.

Anyway, back to the original topic, Seether’s Careless Whisper remake is awesome. I would’ve wanted to play it over in my office, but I doubt the people there would welcome such loud music, specially since I’m working in a Library. XD

Time to download it and put in my MP3 player.

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Of Seether and Childhood regrets

Okay, I’m home. XD

Actually, it’s been a couple of hours since I’ve been home, but it’s only now that I’m able to use the computer.

Anyway, recently, my friend Jam posted a link on my Facebook site about a new remake that Seether made. They recently made a remake of Wham/ George Micheal’s song called “Careless Whisper”. I’m listening to it right now, and I am just LOVIN’ IT! It’s pretty cool, hearing the sax solo from the previous versions converted into Electric guitar, and it still sounds the same. Honestly, I am starting to regret not taking guitar lessons from my brother, or stopping the piano lessons I had when I was a kid.

I can’t seem to remember why I stopped taking piano lessons. I think I got bored. My Teacher then was very strict, and my fingers sucked when it comes to pressing the right keys on the piano (you should see it on a keyboard though hahaha!). Oh, not to mention there was a time the cover of the keyboard feel on my hands and squished them. I guess I got traumatized after that.

Oh, and I had guitar lessons from my bestfriend too, but I didn’t have the patience to learn it though. Yeah, I suck as a music student.

Back to Seether, I think a lot of bands should do the same thing… you know, make remakes that are appropriate for their genre. Metallica did an awesome job with Bob Seger’s Turn The Page, and even Marilyn Manson did a good job remaking the Eurythmics’ song Sweet Dreams (though its a bit darker than Annie Lennox’s version). I can’t say the same thing with Limp Bizkit’s version of Behind Blue Eyes… a lot of other people loved it, but for some reason, I can’t seem to like it as much as they do. I mean, yeah, the lyrics are good, but I don’t know, I guess Fred Durst’s voice wasn’t cut out for ballads like that.

Anyway, back to the original topic, Seether’s Careless Whisper remake is awesome. I would’ve wanted to play it over in my office, but I doubt the people there would welcome such loud music, specially since I’m working in a Library. XD

Time to download it and put in my MP3 player.

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