Writing on Air

Writing on Air by Jim Paredes

Tagged! Ouch!!

Posted on February 17, 2005 by jimparedes

Ok, I will abide by the “rules”. I’ve been tagged twice already and so I MUST do this. But after this, I proclaim myself immune from further tagging. Ha ha! Sachico, Slither Dude. This one’s for you!

Random 10

1) Eleanor Rigby By the Beatles—Great song. Great performance and arrangements. Pure genius.My heart skips a few beats every time I hear it..

2) A Remark You Made—By Weather Report. It’s a jazz instrumental. Nice bass lines. Haunting melody.

3) Dangling Conversation—By Simon and Garfunkel. It’s something from the late 60s. Great lyrics and a great song that captures the sensitive awkwardness of lovers who have drifted and yet must talk.

4) Lumisan Na Siya—It’s a song I wrote and its been playing in my mind for quite sometime now.

5) Lanca Perfume by Trio Esperanca—A great accapella rendition

6) Waters Of March—I can listen and enjoy any version of this beguilingly simple yet complex song by Tom Jobim, one of my Gods!

7) No Such Thing—“I just found out there’s no such thing as a real world. Just a lie you gotta rise above.” Man!!! This is so Buddhist and wonderful coming from a young songwriter. Sang with honesty.

8) Seasons Of Love from Rent. This is such a great song that reminds me of the value of being present.

9) Bituin Walang Ningning—This Willy Cruz composition has got to be one of the best Filipino songs of all time.

10) Do I Do by Stevie Wonder. From the first time I heard it I liked it to this day. And I saw him sing this live in Manila!!

What is the total amount of music files in your computer?

Hundreds! That’s because I’ve downloaded many on the Ipod. Otherwise, it would be in the thousands!

The last CD I bought is an Arabic Artist. I can’t recall the name. I like world music.

What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

”More Than You Know” by Jane Monheit

Write down 5 songs you listen to a lot or mean a lot to you

1) Like a Lover—By Sergio Mendez. It so intensely expresses the yearning to touch. Sensual and sexy.

2) Here There and Everywhere—This Beatle song still gives me goose bumps till now.

3) Setembro (Brazillian Wedding Song)—From Quincy Jones’ Back On The Block Album. This is an all-time favorite. I must have listened to it a thousand times by now. No lyrics but such great voicing. Cool arrangement and bonus guitar licks from George Benson.

4) Jericho—by Joni Mitchell. I first heard this song in the 70s. It was from a live album and I have not forgotten it to this day. A love song with lyrics that pierces you deep down with its honesty.

5) Bird of Brazil—by Joyce. It’s a Brazillian song that is so beautiful. I have no idea what it means.

Who are you gonna pass this stick to? Hmmmm…..(3 persons and why) Hope they haven’t been tagged yet and will ride with us..Here goes…

rach, Jey and Baby Pink. Why? Wala lang!This is a s random as a drive-by shooting! Heh Heh!

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