Thoughts on Us

I am mushy, cheesy, and am a huge fan of sweet things so forgive me for this saccharine-filled post. If you’re a fan of ooey goey music, this post is for you. If not, you can come back on Friday or Saturday. By then, I’ll probably be over this very acute sugar shock.

I’m listening to the musical duo US’ debut album. Last December, a friend who knew I liked “cutie patootie” music sent me the YouTube links to two of the songs from the album —  I clicked on the links and I was instantly hooked.

I like US. US is made up of husband and wife Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae. I’m a big fan of husband and wife musical team ups, you see. Of course the duo’s music is really good, too. I particularly like their self-titled album because it’s a good soundtrack for people who have been/are in/will be in long distance relationships.

Favourite tracks: ALL. Thus I shall just highlight my favourite lyrics from the 10 songs included in the album.

  1. Never gonna leave you – “I’m the kind of guy who wants to show you why love can conquer all / Don’t be worried don’t be scared / Just know that I’ll be there”
  2. Before we go – “Before we go far away I should say / Before we go far away I should say this / Before we go far away I should say that I’m in love…”
  3. Close to You – “I can never have enough of you / In every little thing you do I just wanna be close / I just wanna be close to you”
  4. Fall Asleep  – “I just wanna fall asleep / I just wanna fall asleep / I just wanna fall asleep inside your arms”
  5. Girl in L.A. – “The one I love’s in California / What can I say / I’m in love with a girl in LA”
  6. Missin’ You Like Crazy – “Just me and my mornin’ coffee / thinking about how you’ve got me inside your heart / Wherever you are”
  7. I Will Wait for You – “No one can choose who they fall for / Or when they fall / Or how they fall / or why / I, well I fell for you and I must wait / It’s only a matter of time”
  8. Make You Love Me – “Do I have to go away to make you love me?” 
  9. Near or Far – “I’m here you’re there but my love is with you everywhere”
  10. Take Me Home – “Home for me is where you are”

So. Much. Cheese.

But hey. Let’s all have a cheese sandwich together. Check their music out! You can purchase their album from iTunes or from their bandcamp page if their music strikes your fancy.

And now, a YT vid:


8 Maids-a-Milking: 8 Songs (Part 1)

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 8 maids-a-milking!

Woot! Let’s give it up for those eight maids! They’ll be miking in batches in my version. Why? Well, I shall be embedding the YouTube videos of the songs that have made it to my 2012’s OST. However, I have learned from a previous entry that YT vids make blog entries very content heavy. Thus, I shall be grouping the eight maids in two — four cheesy ones and then four slightly more sane and level-headed ones. Not that the first four ones are insane but…

Whatever. I’m super cheesy and that’s the way it is.

Prepare for lots of dairy!

>> I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

I am so in love with Mraz’s LOVE is a Four Letter Word album. And really. This song — for me — speaks about all the beautiful things in life that are worth fighting for. You won’t easily give up on those things. “Even if the skies get rough”, you should always find yourself “looking up” — right? :)

>> Unpack by Gabe Bondoc

So what if it’s autotuned — it’s Gaaaaabbbbeeee. The one in his Timing LP is much, much, much better though. The song made me cry a bit. Just a bit. Okay, maybe not a bit.

>> A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Before you come running up to me with your pitchforks and wooden stakes, let me just put up a disclaimer here: I am not a die hard Twilight Fan. I did watch the franchise’s final instalment and thought it was okay (and the cheesy me admittedly swooned at the “forever” part) but — I’d pick THG any day. Still, this song did strike a chord in my heart. A couple of good friends of mine were in love with the song so I looked it up — they even told me to do a cover of it. Which I did. Last April. Croaky voice and all. Haha. But hey. It’s a pretty song. Just don’t think of them vampires too much, though.

>> Never Gonna Leave You by Us

This one would be a very recent addition to my 2012 soundtrack. A wonderful kuya whose taste in music is fairly similar to mine knew how much I leaned towards mushy music. So he introduced me to some of this couple’s songs (which I looovveeed). And then a few clicks through YT brought me to this video. And I, like, wanted to fall off my chair. Why? Because. They’re just so cute together, that’s why! And because grocery stores are fun. Very fun. :D

So… had enough cheese? Well, stay tuned for tomorrow’s more “serious” entry! ;)