vanishing away - versions

Hey Kids! Alam ko wala kayong pakialam sa buhay ko or sa aking hobbies and other shits dahil ang pinupuntahan nyo lang naman dito sa aking blog ay mga kwento ng kababuyan, kahalayan at imoralidad. Pero paminsan-minsan, may ginagawa naman akong matino, something I can be proud of, so today I'm gonna sit down and be serious.

Naalala nyo ba itong song na ito...



Yan yung original composition namin nila Khikhi (vocals) at Junn (guitar) na ginawa namin noong college (lyrics lang ang contribution ko). Na-post ko itong song recently as dedication sa aming kaibigan na si Caloi who passed away last summer.

I call this the "Drunk Version" dahil nag-iinuman kami nung ni-record yan, so excuse any imperfection. Another thing, si Khikhi, kapag gumagawa ng melody, inconsistent... dahil nalilimutan nya ang sarili nyang melodies. Kaya madalas ko syang ma-batter (as in "battered wife") kapag nagrerecord kami.

Now you know what I nicknamed her "Khikhi", dahil sa boses nyang may slight hint of pepe-sound. Joke lang Khiks, labia!




May mga nagsabing nakakadiri daw ang song at meron rin namang mga natuwa sa kanta, isa na si ChilaxJukebox. In fact gumawa sya ng sarili nyang acoustic version:



Sobrang nabilib ako sa talent nya, dahil marunog syang mag-gitara at undeniable na may boses syang tunog pang-alternative. May hint ng influence ng Incubus (and it also reminded me of Slipknot's Vermillion Pt. 2 with a very very slight touch of Alterbirdge). I especially liked how he changed a couple of lines and sang it very differently, and the ad libs worked well.

I'm sure Caloi would like this version dahil mahilig sya sa alternative. So this is officially the "Alternative Version".

Thank you ChilaxJukebox! Akala ko nanggu-goodtime ka lang nung sinabi mong gusto mong gumawa ng version nito hehehe. Thanks thanks!



Itong next version naman ay product ng isang tandem na pinaghirapang mabuo for a looooong time. Several months in the making ito.

Isang araw nag-experiment lang ako sa isang software, nag-mix ng mga keyboards and violins hanggang mabuo ang kanta. Vocals na lang ang kulang, at dahil hindi ko mahagilap si Khikhi (na malamang hindi rin makikipag-cooperate dahil ayaw nya sa song na ito at busy sya), I approached a very good blogger friend of mine, Traveliztera at kahit super busy sya sa kanyang duty/studies eh ginawa nya talaga ito.

Listening to it, I can't help but imagine the amount of time and effort she put into it. I thought she was joking when she said na naka-sampung revisions na sya. Traveliztera is much of a perfectionist, what's OK for me is off-key to her kaya inulit nya nang inulit and now it's perfect. According to Traveliztera, this is the "Pop Ballad Version".



Can you believe her voice??? It's AMAZING.

So there I hope you enjoyed those three very different versions of one song. This song is very special to me because of what it means. We all have lost someone, and we will continue losing loved ones, and all we can do is live out this life until we see them again.



Still dedicated to you Caloi and to all the rockin' times you brought into our lives.

meet boogie

Hey Kids! Nabanggit ko na ba sa inyo kung saan ako nagtatrabaho? Sa pabrika ng basahan. Yup! Ang annual quota ko ay $117,000 in basahan production. Ilang taon na ako dito at masasabi kong masaya naman ang trabaho, kahit napaka-challenging dahil may mga clients na sadyang demanding at meticulous sa basahan nila.

Here's my colleague Boogie.



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