That One Title VII

For the 7th installment of this blog series, I would like to share the songs from OneRepublic and Augustana called Counting Stars. OneRepublic’s song is more upbeat and very catchy it would make you want to rock your head. On the other hand, Augustana’s song is slower and more emotional. I love the contrast between these two songs even though they share the same title.

I hope you enjoy listening to them like I do. 🙂

1. OneRepublic’s Counting Stars


2. Augustana’s Counting Stars

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That One Title V

Today I would like to share a couple of songs I like which are both called Words. They have some other similarities besides their title. In my own interpretation of the lyrics, both songs seem to say that words can be used to hurt us but we must learn how to accept them to make ourselves stronger.

What do you think these songs mean? Do you agree with my take on these songs? Share your thoughts. And enjoy listening. 🙂

1. Words by Train

2. Words by Between The Trees

That One Title IV

This time, I would like to share two songs both called Halo. I learned about them by listening to a friend’s playlist. Instantly, I fell in love with the one sang by Bethany Joy. Beyonce’s Halo was inspirational of some sort that’s why I liked it. I hope that you get inspired by these songs today, too.

Enjoy listening!

1. Bethany Joy Lenz

2. Beyoncé

That One Title III

Here’s the third installment for my serial post about songs having the same title. The last one I posted showcased the songs of Coldplay and Imagine Dragons called “Amsterdam”. This time, I want to share with my readers songs from The Script and 30 Seconds To Mars called “Hurricane/s”. Enjoy these songs! 🙂

1. Hurricanes by The Script

2. Hurricane by 30 Seconds to Mars

 

UPDATE:

I fell in love with this song by Parachute which is also called Hurricane. I just can’t not put it here because it’s so amazing. Feelings are so sincere and heartbreaking. Listen, guys! 😉

3. Hurricane by Parachute

Keep That Passion Burning

Let’s face it, not every one is fortunate enough to be living their dreams. Some may be blessed to be doing their passion for a living. But most of us are probably doing other stuff in order to live while our passion is left inside an antique chest along with all those memories when you can still wear a genuine smile on your face.

During the long weekend, I had a chance to once again do something out of passion. I took part as a member of the Audio Team in a production. When we had our technical dress rehearsal I was able to meet once again with one of my first love, the mixer console. It was bigger than the ones I’m used to when I was in College and it just felt so amazing seeing it again and being able to actually use it — because I usually see it a lot at work but never touch or use it.

All throughout the rehearsals I had that kilig feeling moving around the whole of me from head to toe. It felt like those days when I was still in College and my friends and I would do pre-production meetings and trying out how to mix the voices of our talents properly through experimenting with all the buttons and knobs on the console. I felt excited and really happy again. Of course, in any preparation there will always be a down time. But that type of stress seemed like good stress for me because it stimulates me to think creatively for solutions.

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My whole being felt so alive especially during our performance day. It was my first time to be a crew for a live stage production. I was quite anxious and really excited because this production was an anniversary special, however, I was only used to doing school productions which usually had post-production where you can still edit the scoring and cut some scenes out if it doesn’t look good. When the audience started filling in the seats I felt my heart jump out of excitement and nervousness. The show ended successfully and it felt glorious by the time we were packing up. It was uplifting knowing that you took part in the success of something really wonderful.

It feels really refreshing to be doing something you’ve always loved doing but never had time to do since what keeps you alive is practicality and not passion. I really hope that I get to participate more in such creative projects so that I can wear genuine smiles more often. 🙂

 

What about you? Have you rekindled that burning passion you have hidden for so long? Share your experiences with me through the comment box. I’d love to hear from my readers. Thanks!

That One Title II

So this is one of those posts where I share songs or whatnots that share the same name/title. The first one I posted was about three songs with the title “Broken Arrow.” This second post is about two songs I like with the title “Amsterdam.” Check out the songs below and you can drop me a comment whether you like the songs or just so-so. You can also share with me songs you know with the same titles and make a post about them here, too. 🙂

1. Amsterdam by Coldplay

2. Amsterdam by Imagine Dragons

Maybe I should make this a serial post. What do you guys think?

So I Say…

It’s a holiday today, so I got no work. I’m stuck at home doing nothing but chores. Boredom has reached yet another wondrous feat of killing the neurons out of my brain. Luckily, I have my trusted laptop to keep my eyes staring on its 13-inch screen like a ravenous beast watching for its prey to come.

Being stuck all alone in this apartment is something I never really thought would happen to me. I usually have plans of going out with friends when I have free time. It is a bit weird that I have not seen this holiday coming — even though it’s an annual thing.

Good thing about it is that I have time to think about things, to reflect on those mind-boggling matters going on inside my head. And I’m very grateful that I have good music playing in the background. Just like that famous ABBA song, I am also thankful for the music because it somehow kept me sane for today.

Music keeps my mind at ease and I feel less worried about random stuff floating in my mind. At least, for a non-working day, I stopped worrying about work stuff and got to relax my mind. I really can’t live a day without listening to a few good songs. Music is really a wonderful gift given to us humans.

So, before I begin my journey in the Game of Thrones — please don’t judge me if I’m just starting to watch it, I’m a late bloomer you see — I would like to share my song-for-today with you. Enjoy! And never ever stop listening to great music. 🙂