“Born And Raised”, John Mayer (2012)

It took a while, but slowly this album grew on you. Album ke 5 John Mayer memang tidak se-catchy album-album sebelumnya, tapi banyak yang bisa dipuji dari karya terbarunya ini. Jujur saya masih menantikan album Mayer yang sehebat “Continuum”, dan kesan pertama pada album ini adalah sedikit kekecewaan seperti yang sempat dirasakan pada “Battle Studies”. Tapi lama-kelamaan kekecewaan itu berubah menjadi sebuah kelegaan.

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That’s How I Knew

I wrote you songs, I wrote you poems. None seemed to draw you closer to me.

I used charm, I used jokes, I used my eloquence. But they only made us closer friends at best.

Inadvertently, we talked about protein chains, amino acid structures, the N-P terminals, steric effects, tertiary structures and cell receptors activations. I saw sparks in your eyes.

That’s how I knew, 15 years ago, I want you to be the mother of my children.

I will always love you babe.. ūüėČ


I guess it’s a curse that the most prominent constellation on our night sky is Scorpio. Every time I gaze the night, there it is, mocking me of something I foolishly¬†cling on so hard. Your memories.

I know even the slightest image of you in my head is wrong. But it was too sweet of a fling to simply let go. Perhaps it was the mysterious nature of your emotions. Perhaps it was the tenderness you gave when I needed it the most. But what ever it was, I could still feel the warmth of your smile to this day.

My only blessing is that the pain isn’t ¬†as unbearable as it was then.

My Top 10 Albums of 2011

[a repost from my Tumblr blog]

We finally reached the end of 2011. A pretty great year in music. We might have some masterpieces this year. Well, perhaps not like the year 1965, but we do have some great albums to enjoy this past 12 months. So without further ado, here are my top 10 albums of this year.

Honorable mentions: Codes & Keys (Death Cab For Cutie), Belong (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), King of Limbs (Radiohead), Ceremonials (Florence & The Machine), Bon Iver (Bon Iver), Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Beastie Boys), & Nine Types of Light (TV on The Radio).

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