10 saddest

Slumped inside Ow-Be's car Saturday night, the four of us--Ow-Be, Dashes, Jen, and I--were drowned by the weird sentimentality inside. Sure it was not about the lonely color of Ow-Be's car nor the colors of the exteriors which were uniformly close to bleak.

That we were sad, all of us, was really weird if you know us. Even us were a little surprised to know that a common denominator was apparent in all us four--misery. And Jen, a charming law student whose hubby is currently in Japan, quickly quipped that cliche about misery loving company.

Ow-Be's (cheap) music was the culprit. Imagine listening to Jeffrey Osborne's On the Wings of Love when all you have in your head is your hubby. In the case of Dashes, hubby is also far farming somewhere together with my Lover (I wish!) while Ow-Be's wife is in the Middle East.

Bitaw uy, I was in misery because among the three, I was the recently unloved. And Mandaya said being depressed is my sole purpose in this life and I am even starting to submit to the teachings of Sartre on existentialism and, of course, its take on purpose is differently stroked. Mandaya went on to name me Depressed Forever but I turned it down for it's pathetic lack of creativity. So Mandaya named me instead Sad-Na-Sad (Sad Again or So Sad, depends on whether you are a Bisaya or a Tagalog). For me, Sad-Na-Sad just sounds lovely.

Because we were not ready to fly on the wings of syet, Ow-Be pushed a button on the car stereo and voila, Vonda Shepard, the goddess, in her throaty rendition of What Becomes of The Broken Hearted blared inside the car, overwhelming us evenmore.

Made me realize that recently, I have been listening to songs the nature of which is good enough to make Jessica Zafra fart with blood and a little syet.

My list, not in order:

1. Elton John's Tiny Dancer
2. Fleetwood Mac's Landslide
3. Carol King's Up On The Roof
4. Carol King's Anyone At All
5. Dishwalla's Angels or Devils
5. Bonnie Sommerville's Winding Road
6. Dido's White Flag
7. Vienna Teng's The Tower
8. Vienna Teng's Momentum
9. Vienna Teng's Gravity
10.Vienna Teng's Drought


jericho said...

ang haba ng intro. kasing haba ng hair mo. hindi na lang sinabi na "sad ako at ito ang aking mga kanta: .." charot! hehehe

Anonymous said...

I am glad you picked Angels and devils.

As for "sad-na-sad," you are fun to be with. Its not what we call your "calling."

Listen to Butch Walker's Mixtape. You'll find that its ok to love and we all find positive things in misery...

here, some of the lines

You say hello, inside I'm screaming I love you
You say goodnight, in my mind
I'm sleeping next to you
You drive away from my car crash of a heart
And I don't know

But you gave me the best mixtape I have
And even all the bad songs ain't so bad
I just wish there was so much more than that
About me and you

---I sounded like making no sense here... xoxo.. Hahahahaha

Maki said...

i love the intro. gives the songs context where an emotion is drawn out. lovely vonda. i love her baby don't you break my heart. :)

Bryan Anthony the First said...

#1 and foremost: love the fur!!!!

#2. basahin anf THE SECRET

#3. ahahaha on the Jessica reference... cancer na ata yun e

#4. regine version ba yung on the wongs of love??


Kiks said...

hindi ko kilala si vivienne tam. maganda ba naman ang boses?

baka magpakamatay ako pag napakinggan ko yan kaya NO!

at magshorts ka nga!