adrift ‘American River’ by Jonathan Elias

I first discovered Jonathan Elias when someone gave my dad The Prayer Cycles on CD, which I fell in love with immediately and stole from him. He let me steal it because I obviously loved it so much. Every year since I got the CD, I would play it on the first day of the New…Read more adrift ‘American River’ by Jonathan Elias

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For What It’s Worth (cover by Ann Wilson)

I'm angry right now. And this is all I can do at this moment. Connect to an old song that I've rediscovered and found this fantastic version by Ann Wilson. I'm angry. But this is the best way I can release it into the world. There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear…Read more For What It’s Worth (cover by Ann Wilson)

Sky Full of Song (new song from Florence + the Machine)

Florence + the Machine has put out a new song and I absolutely love it. Sky Full of Song isn't as dense as the songs from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful but it has all the things I love from Florence + the Machine -- gorgeous lyrics, powerful vocals, and an engaging melody with very intricate…Read more Sky Full of Song (new song from Florence + the Machine)

If You Could Read My Mind (Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan)

I saw a note I had written in my phone and it said "Karen Souza -- Never Tear Us Apart" and I was wondering why I wrote that down. I knew it was a song so I went on Spotify and checked it out and it was a pretty damn good jazz version of the…Read more If You Could Read My Mind (Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan)

‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon)

I had to see the critically acclaimed, well-loved Cinemalaya film of 2017 Respeto. Everyone was saying how good it was and I had to see it for myself. And hand's down, it's as good as everyone says it is. I was so impressed. Read my review here: 'Respeto' and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon). The…Read more ‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon)

Same Drugs (Chance the Rapper cover) by Misterwives

I found Misterwives through Spotify radio. I was listening to something, I can't remember what anymore, and when the album had ended (I am listening to full albums again) Spotify went straight to album radio and a Misterwives song came on. It was Machine and I loved it. I put it on a playlist and…Read more Same Drugs (Chance the Rapper cover) by Misterwives

The true stars of ‘Dunkirk’ are Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer (Interaksyon)

If you are going to watch Dunkirk, let me tell you now: watch it in an IMAX theater. Seriously. Christopher Nolan put out all the stops and you have to see it in the biggest cinema screen you can with the best sound. Because Hans Zimmer's score is fabulous. Read my review here: The true stars of…Read more The true stars of ‘Dunkirk’ are Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer (Interaksyon)