Random Musing #2

Silky Kumar Vhong Navarro

To the left is Silky Kumar, the Indian William Hung that MTV Asia is propagating nowadays. To the right is Vhong Navarro, resident funny guy and celebrity-cash-in singer. The similarity is uncanny. Either that or it’s just the played-out white getup. Considering what the two of them actually do as “artists”, the similarity is also pretty fitting.

Digg for Music Fans

I’m not really sure if Digg is at all popular in the Philippines, but it sure as hell is overseas. For the uninitiated, Digg is a news site that allows registered users to submit their own news stories, articles, etc. to the site, with popularity (measured via votes, or “diggs”) determining what it shown in the front page. Articles submitted need not be serious news, as it also has categories for offbeat news, technology articles, and so forth. Most of the news there is fairly interesting, though America-centric. The website has also spawned quite a few “admirers”, or imitators, such as Reddit and Mixx. One category that isn’t covered in Digg, though, is music. While news on music celebrities is common (hello Britney, still bald?), actual songs aren’t really covered. That’s where the Sixtyone.com comes in.

The site is basically Digg for songs. Artists (I repeat, artists, not the general audience) submit their songs to the site, and we the people vote for the songs which deserve top billing. There’s a point system, to avoid vote spamming, with incentives going to those who vote songs which subsequently get more popular. Of course, one can also choose to just listen to what people have already voted for.

The site offers numerous genres for the listeners, and so far, the streaming has been pretty quick with my PLDT connection. The content has been pretty decent so far, though that could change.

Visit thesixtyone.com here.

Random Musing

Here are the lyrics to Sandwich’s song Marikina:

I just got back from the valley of chrome
Where the sugar is free and the greyhounds roam
Detoxify
Plane divides the sky
Marikina… (4x)
I just got back from the valley of the sun

Where the oranges and lemons dream of Pablo Juan
Demystify
Plane divides the sky
Marikina
Some of them will stay together
Some will break apart for the better
Some of them will make me stronger
I am gonna live forever
(Repeat)

Live forever
Marikina… (2x)

Cute.

So, Sandwich just plugged in Valley of Chrome, Sugarfree, Greyhoundz, Plane Divides the Sky, Orange and Lemons, and the Juan Pablo Dream. Am I missing any? Also mentioned is the tendency of bands here to break up, with band members finding places in other bands and such. I didn’t get the Marikina reference, but maybe that’s just me.

Here’s the song in streaming format: