Cynthia Alexander Hitting the Seattle Music Scene

As I was going through my local coffee shop’s calendar of events I saw a name that I was very familiar with. Cynthia Alexander! I wouldn’t say that I am her number one fan or have been following her all these years but I knew of her music and have even sang along to a couple of her songs.  She is a big name in the indie music scene in the Philippines and I can’t believe I will be able to listen to her play right here in Seattle.

When she announced that she was leaving the Philippines to move to Seattle, there were a lot of tears shed from the Filipinos. She will be missed they said. It’s sad that she had to resort to moving out of the country just so that she can sell more of her albums. I hope and pray that she does, and make all of us Filipinos proud.

She will be playing at Starbucks on South Lake Union on March 28th at 5pm. I originally saw that she had a gig booked right next door from our place but as I checked their calendar, her name disappeared and is replaced by a teenager. Fine with me. I’m sure there will be more people going to watch her play at SLU anyway.

I hope I see I lot of you dear readers at the gig.

Seattle music scene, get ready for Cynthia Alexander.

 

 

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Another Published Work

I helped out a friend and did a shoot for the marketing campaign of his play, Suffering Inc. My friend and former co-worker is the director and writer of the play. So of course I have got to help a brother out and spread the word. If you haven’t seen the play, you should go get your tickets now before the run ends.

It’s been really fun doing creative shoots where I am able to use my ideas and even add more in post.

The great thing about shooting photos like these is that it gets published on web zines and even popular weekly newspapers here in Seattle.

One of them is the Stranger. They did a great review on the play and even included the photo I took with a credit.

Oh yeah! That makes me happy.

Forget You

A little break from the usual posts. I wanted to share this video because I think they’re pretty amazing. I have Cee Lo’s album and Forget You is one of my favorite songs now. The original version I can do without. haha!

I just found out about Karmin through my cousin. They did a pretty mean cover yeah?

What do you guys think? Good huh?

 

Waiting

Shoes

Waiting


Maybe you were in a hurry. You were changing your socks and forgot you wore shoes. Maybe you thought a homeless person would find it and use it because they’ve been using their tattered hole-filled shoes for years.

The shoes are waiting nonetheless. Waiting to be owned by someone. Waiting for the weight of every step. A step that will take them on the adventures of life, of work of family. Maybe it will set foot in hot sandy Africa. Maybe it will be stuck in an office for 12 hours a day, only experiencing the feel of a sad carpet that will not see sunshine at all. Maybe it will not know another person and will find itself in a landfill to rot away. Maybe it will sit on the foot of a bed while its person loves on his wife.

Maybe. Maybes are possibilities. Possibilities of a new step in a new direction.

These black shoes are waiting nonetheless.