Monday, November 9, 2009

Just the way you look tonight

I'm in music heaven. <3 Just when I thought I have heard every amazing song in the world comes Maroon 5's rendition of Frank Sinatra's classic ballad "The Way You Look Tonight." I was inch by inch melting as I was hearing this on the radio and when I found out a bit later that it was Adam Levine on the vocals, I just melted away and dripped on the floor. LOL. But srsly, this is a big deal for me. I love this song with all my heart that it may be my wedding song. You see, my dad is a singer. He used to sing at clubs way back when. But even though he only sings in front of the karaoke now, he still has his golden voice. And this song is his song. He sings it to my mom. He sang it at my brother's wedding. He sings it to me. So when I heard this very very nice cover of Maroon 5, I flipped. My dad was there with me listening to the radio, and yes, he was singing along all the while mentioning that if he had that kind of accompaniment on Maroon 5's version, which is a 30 piece orchestra, he would sing the song flawlessly. Heart. I'm swooning right now, really. I love you, Adam. But most of all, I love you, Papa. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

At the end of the day...

Okay, so I just finished watching both Rihanna and Chris Brown's interviews on 20/20 and MTV News, respectively, and I just gotta say that after doing so I'm still on the same page as where I have been before. I say all of this with a broad outlook on why these things are being said and why now.

Rihanna, she is simply one heck of a strong woman and good role model for saying what she had to say. That's already a given. I won't take all these hating towards her going into details, saying these not so nice things about Chris, because the way I see it, she's just answering the questions truthfully. Even if people think that she only said certain things because it's "what people wanted to hear," you have got to admit that she's a smart, mature and strong person being at the age of 21, just reaching the stage of adulthood.

Me, as a fan, I simply have a lot more respect towards her for doing what she thought she had to do and finally starting to put this episode behind her and continue on with what's more important, which is her music, by talking about what happened and her thoughts about it and just opening up to the world. I mean, I've always respected her, obviously, but seeing as how grave the impact the event had had on her, I see her now as more of a mature artist, a stronger person, instead of that 19-year-old good-girl-gone-bad singer who sang about an umbrella which made her recognizable to the whole world. She has grown so much all throughout this experience and for her to be owning up to how she is looked upon, as a role model to young teen girls, I just love her even more for that.

On Chris Brown's part, I look at him now thinking that he, too, has grown from what he has experienced in the past several months and I respect him for owning up to what he did and taking action and now, learning himself on how to become a better person, a better man first and foremost not for anyone but himself. I do think that he will eventually reach that point in his life in the future where he'll think he has changed, he has become a better person and left that bit of himself that did the bad things behind and let it all go.

So, that's how I see things regarding the situation. At the end of the day, no matter what they say to each other, no matter what people say or think, I still support them both in their careers. After all, I knew of the name Chris Brown and Rihanna first and foremost because of their music. I hope to see you all at the nearest record store on November 23rd (for Rihanna's Rated R) and December 8th (for Chris' Graffiti). ;)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What's on my playlist?

  1. Rihanna - Wait Your Turn
  2. Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
  3. Pixie Lott - Nothing Compares
  4. Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
  5. Michael Jackson - This Is It
  6. Rihanna - Russian Roulette
  7. Chris Brown - Crawl
  8. Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say
  9. Kris Allen - Live Like We're Dying
  10. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  11. Ester Dean feat. Chris Brown - Drop It Low
  12. Chris Brown - I Can Transform Ya