I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you

last night’s #SNL opening was epic in so many levels. first, it was a tribute to #LeonardCohen who passed away this week and what a way to calm a fearful nation with a song that’s ambiguous but hopeful. finally, i have to say, #KateMcKinnon has the fucking chops.

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

here’s my take 🙂

running on empty

running on empty jackson browne

Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty – recorded live in the 70’s in hotels, vans and concert halls across the US.

I owned the LP, then the tape, then the CD, then the Surround Sound 5.1 special edition and then the digital MP3. this album has been with me all through my growing up years. I still play it heavily to this day.



the beatles revolver and rubber soul are my personal favorites. this is the time when “love me do” turned into “norwegian wood” – the beatles were at the height of their songwriting power and were creating songs that were deep but catchy pop.

claus voorman, a friend from their hamburg days, designed the album cover. blew my mind, the first time I saw it. i was only 4 years old.

Lampano Alley at the International Blues Challenge 2016

The official HD vidoes of Lampano Alley during the ‪#‎IBC2016‬

  1. Semifinals at Wet Willies: http://bit.ly/1X92mZL
  2. Flynn’s Elimination Round Set 2: http://bit.ly/1KvtX5l
  3. Flynn’s Elimination Round Set 1: http://bit.ly/1KvtKz8
  4. Gerry Lee Lewis’, Jan 26 2016: http://bit.ly/1RUI6eJ
  5. BB Kings, Jan 29 2016: https://youtu.be/_6Sado9yrk8


Dilaw na Magaling Sumisid

dear mang boy,

di ko maalala kung ano ang pinakauna kong kanta ng beatles na narinig kasi walang patid ang pagpapatugtog ng pamilya namin sa musika nila simula nung ako’y musmos pa lamang.


ang naalala ko ay ang pinakauna kong paboritong kanta ng beatles at siyempre galing ito kay ringo, opolpeepol



“so we sailed into the sun, till we found the see of green” – the Beatles


unkyel batjay