It’s October already? Dang, that was quick! It just came to me a few minutes ago while viewing some photos on flickr. I came across a picture of a restaurant in Manila that an American tourist took. It was a Spam restaurant! Fantastic… only in the Philippines, I thought! But more importantly, it made me realize how long it has been since I was last home. I mean, they didn’t have this joint when I was there. Talk about having made some progress! But it definitely made me count the days left till December 15. Yes, it’s the day I go back home for the first time in 20 years.
Uhh no, that wasn’t a typo! Crazy, yes! I don’t know what happened but I’m just so happy that I’m now coming home for the first time since my college days. I have been missing my family, and just plain being home. And to those of you wondering… yes, it is home and will always be, no matter where I am.
Anyhow, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working on a new CD since spring and I’m still only halfway through. But I have this song I just finished and it talks about my being away from home this long. It’s called “Twenty Years To life.” How appropriate! He he 🙂
Before I sign off, I want to leave you with a link to this song so you can listen to it and, hopefully, feel how I feel. It’s gonna be bittersweet for sure. It already feels that way, in fact.
Oh man, I gotta get some sleep! It’s past midnight and I just got done with the final mix of a song I’ve been trying to finish writing for about 3 years now. I’m excited I’m on a roll and I just had to get it done. I hadn’t been able to get past the first verse until about a month ago. I guess tough times really make the song come out naturally! That’s something new to me since I’ve always written feel-good songs for the most part; and all of a sudden, I’m in Nirvana mode! No, this song doesn’t sound anything like Nirvana but it sure is depressing nonetheless. But at the same time, it’s good to let it all out!
And since it’s already out, I can now enjoy listening to it. Hey, I’ll even share it with you. Why not? It’s called “Shame on Me” and it’s about, uhmm, say, a rude awakening?! Yeah! Check it out… I’ve got one song down, about a dozen more to go before the CD project’s complete.
I deeply apologize for being silent for a ridiculously long time. Life’s been quite a challenge, and blogging was probably the last thing I had in mind. But it’s the weekend and I just got back from riding my bike. All pumped up and ready to blog!!! Ha! Anyhow, I’m trying to get myself to write some new tunes so I can finish this new CD project I’ve been working on for a few months now. That photo on the top-left could possibly make it as the official CD cover. We’ll see. Usually it takes me a couple of months to complete a project but I’m just a bit dry lately. In the meantime, you can check out a long lost music video of one of my songs from my last CD. I found it sitting on the server last week. My first attempt in creating a movie in Flash! Tell me what you think… and please, try not to laugh!