Sunday, July 21, 2013

All Killer No Filler

You know where you are? You in the jungle baby! You're gonna diiiiiiiiiiiie!! This is probably the single most terrifying song line that has rocked my eardrum since One by Metallica. Today marks the 26th year since 'Appetite' was released for mass destruction consumption. I was a mere glisten in my mother's eye, heck my parents were probably total strangers then! Point is, 26 years since Appetite for Destruction exploded into the music charts, the music stays in its pure, relevant, and raw heavy metal-form. Who wouldda thunk I'd have a spot for heavy metal in this too pink of a life I'm living?
I have always defined my taste in music as "artist-particular", instead of the usual genre-specific. I could listen to the most classic of musical scores then listen to Korn's Twisted Transistor at the end of the day. Ever had that experience of forcing the music unto you because you like the artist behind that music? Well that was never the case between me, my Axl and my Appetite!

For a typical twenty-something like me, say 'Guns N' Roses' and SCOM automatically registers. But the truth is, boys and girls, Sweet Child is just one of thirteen game-changing tracks Guns gave birth to in '87! This is one All-Killer-No-Filler, a rare breed of records. Thanks for Welcoming us into the Jungle! Happy 26th AFD!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cure for the itch

I find myself struggling to control my blog itch early in the morning, only to tide it over for the night when I'm too zonked out to compose my thoughts. So far, my 8-week stay in IRRI has been great I'm typing this lame-o smiley right about now :) I cannot express how grateful I am to have landed a job which has given me a leverage to apply the learnings I'm picking up in graduate school. It's an almost seamless integration; a privilege I never think I would be entitled to.

Time management is like the book-balancing-act-for-models, for struggling young professionals like me. I have learned how to effectively stretch my time to accommodate the essentials. As part of a new lifestyle, I have vowed to quasi-disengage in social media for the duration of my tenure. I know what you're thinking, can my life get any lame-r now?! Actually, yes it can.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


On this day, Rocket Queen was launched to infamy. See for yourself.

What COULD have gone down as the best GN'R concert from the UYI (see! I speak GN'R) archives did nothing but generate bad publicity for the Ax man. I have seen enough Guns concert from a plethora of Youtube uploads (whether shot pro or amateur, I could not care less) and this particular one ironically stood out for me. Putting the imminent violence and crappy egress aside, it was the volatility of the performance that blew me away. Plus they opened with Perfect Crime and prematurely ended the set with Rocket Queen. Talk about all killer no filler honey!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 2, 2012

I feel like a ticking time bomb about to blow any second now.