Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ambassadors of Peace in Today's World of Hate...

I went and saw a band last Friday called saxon shore. They played instrumental music but mind you, even if I am a lyrics person, somehow, I enjoyed their music a lot. The sound is experimental, as the band tries to utilize what seems to be hundreds of different electronic sounds. I find it hypnotic in a way. I imagine Smashing Pumpkins play in long instrumental sounds with their music. And so, naturally, I feel home to the vibe. I also felt like it is akin to trance music, although I feel more akin to it (sorry ms. pinkipod! but it's true).

Then on Sunday, I watched PJ play their music with Ms. Pinkipod herself (and friends). I get the feel na they are more active now. I think they were even the same way back then, but I find their new lines more empowering, and Eddie even laid out his environmentalist sentiments. The songs they played are so real, pure emotions with lyrics that still blow your mind. And yet, following the trends of Green Day and others, they capture the will to survive by becoming socially active. No more running around in circles in your mind expressing directionless rage (though I don't deny they are equally symbollic of our times), their songs carry the message of hope. That we can effect a better future, if we take to do what we can do today.

Ambassadors of peace, to the truest sense of the word. The thing I like about music is that, like any art, it captures life. That art in a sense is powerful, because it speaks the truth; it does not lie. And yet the artists I have seen over the weekend takes their message to another level. It is about empowerment, in overcoming the hurdles in life by refocusing ourselves to construct a world we dream we can have someday. Someday...

Okay, Ms. Pinkipod. You win. Hail to the Chief!!! Long live Eddie!!!

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At 2:20 PM, Blogger Juno said...

check out Eddie Vedder's soundtrack for "Into the Wild". I have a feeling you'll like it.

 

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