Michael Jackson

This is going way back. I mean, you know… Three years ago. LOL.

Michael Jackson’s memorial was a kick ass music extravaganza. Then I heard Stevie Wonder say “…we need Michael here with us. God must have needed him far more. “.

I remember saying to myself “Really? God needs people? God needs singers?”

God’s probably up there going “O fuck there’s nothing on. I’m tired of Sinatra, Elvis and John Lennon! Get that Michael Jackson up here! I love that ‘moonwalk’ thing that he does all the time! Get that half-man, half-plastic up here so he can entertain me!”

His omnipotent, omniscient and all-perfect, somehow, suddenly needs Michael Jackson!


The Music on the FM Radio

Why do people really listen to that shitty music that’s being played on the radio? FM radio music. What’s it called? Adult-Contemporary? Classic Rock? Urban Rhythm-and-Blues? You know what’s the official business name for that shit?

Corporate Standardized Programming

Just what an art form needs! Derived from scientific surveys conducted by retarded businessmen. Here’s how bad it is. One nationwide chain that owns many radio stations conducts weekly telephone polls asking listeners their opinions on twenty-five to thirty song hooks they play over the phone. Hooks that the radio people already selected, hooks of the short, repeated pop songs that people remember easily. Depending on these polls, the radio chain decides which songs to play on their station’s playlist.

Weeks later, they record the hooks of all the songs that they’re currently playing on their radio stations across the country, label them by title and artist and sell that information to record companies to help create more of the same, bad music.

They also sell the information to competing radio stations that want to play what the big chains are playing. All of these is done to prevent the possibility of Original Thinking somehow creeping into the system.

In the first place, listening to music that someone else has picked out is not my idea of a good time. Second, and more important, the fact that a lot of people in The Philippines actually like the music automatically means it sucks, especially since the people who like it have been told in advanced by the businessmen what it is that they’re supposed to like!

Save me from people who have been told what to like and then like it. My opinion is if you’re over six years of age and you’re still getting your music from the radio something is desperately wrong with you.

I can only hope that MP3 and File Sharing will destroy FM Radio to ground zero the way they’re destroying record companies. Then, even though the air will probably never be safe to breathe again, may it will be safer to listen to.

10,000 Day Easter Egg

Tool’s at it again.

Rumor has it that a new song can be created when three of the eleven songs from Tool’s Grammy Award-winning album 10,000 Days are fused.

Here’s the track listing for Tool’s 10,000 Days album:

1. Vicarious (7:07)

2. Jambi (7:27)

3. Wings for Marie (Part One) (6:11)

4. 10,000 Days (Wings, Part Two) (11:13)

5. The Pot (6:21)

6. Lipan Conjuring (1:11)

7. Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) (3:46)

8. Rosetta Stoned (11:11)

9. Intension (7:21)

10. Right in Two (8:55)

11. Viginiti Tres (5:02)

Take the songs 10,000 Days (Wings, Part Two), Wings for Marie (Part One) & Viginiti Tres. Here are songs:

Their track durations, respectively, are 11:13, 6:11, & 5:02. Take the sum of 6:11 & 5:02. It’s 11:13 right? Same number as the track duration of 10,000 Days (Wings, Part Two). Put together Viginiti Tres first then Wings for Marie (Part One). Play it while 10,000 Days (Wings, Part Two) is playing & you’ll get this:


*Can’t insert the video itself. Tsk.

Yep. Weird but cool. 😀

How creative is your favourite band?