Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Thirty Days Of Music, And Other Thoughts...

.:Thirty Days Of Music!:.

Owing to my officemate, Danes, I'm doing a month-long bit about songs, which ought to be right up my alley. Thanks for the idea, Danes!

On each day, here's what anyone who wishes to do this ought to write about:

day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds of you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

If you feel inclined to write about this in your own blog, do drop in on my comments section and let me know so I could follow your blog!

.:Starting The Week Off Right:.

Well, last Monday's set at Spicy Fingers turned out pretty well, I have to say. I opened for the great Mike Unson, and Stanley Chi even had an extra-funny night last night as well, and after the show, I found out that three of the people who watched went because one of them was a friend of mine on Facebook who added me because I was a magician.

Small world, really, but considering how things have been, I'm pretty pleased as punch to find out that I have a fan of my standup comedy. That's a first. :P

.:Belated Happy Birthday, President GMA!:.

Well, what else can I say but I hope you had the best birthday ever! After all, we always save the best for last, right?

.:Trying To Piece My Thoughts Together...:.

If you knew me, you'd know that I am currently embroiled in an unsavorable situation in my academic life right now, and as it stands, I certainly have a lot of things I need to contend with on that front.

However, in light of these recent events, I feel sick to the stomach, not least because for the first time in my life, the big bad thing we have come to know as the dreaded "double standard," has reared its ugly head in this particular situation.

I don't believe I am at liberty to speak about my situation in public at the moment, but if you knew me, or if you could read between the lines, I will say this much: lucky is the man who has spare change to give a building away. Meanwhile, us lesser mortals have to put our dreams and aspirations on hold, and even clearing our name becomes a pyrrhic victory at best.

So with that being said, I guess if the irony of being an ethics specialist standing in the face of supposed ethical discrepancies is going to have to watch as another ethical discrepancy is turned a blind eye to is anything but lost on me. I can see the way the wind is blowing, and it puts into question everything I held dear about not an institution, but a mindset that has seen it fit to dash one's honest ambitions in the manner that I am now experiencing.

You can expect me to write far more extensively about this when I find the time and energy, but right now, suffice it to say that I envy people who have buildings to give away. Unfortunately for me, the only real thing I have left to hold onto, my integrity, is itself being put under fire, and I have little recourse but to just shut up and take it like a man.

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