Friday, December 23, 2011

A Classic Heartbreak

The first thing I'm gonna do when I finally get my first electric guitar is learn to play the guitar section of the song "I Wish It Would Rain Down" by Phil Collins, in which Eric Clapton played the guitar part.

Learn and learn til I become pretty much like this:

God! This video is so amazing it reminds me of the very first time I saw Alejandro Manzano's performance on Youtube covering Fleetwood Mac's Landslide--I was amazed. Just like with this one. You see a performance, and when you see the one that's really good, you know it touches you, and you just wanna cry.

Back to the song itself, I Wish It Would Rain Down is the most intense heartbreak song I've ever heard; the intensity comes from the guitar's howl in this song, thanks to Eric Clapton. It's blues-y, it's heartbreaking, and yet, if I look at both sides, from the singer's perspective and from the woman's perspective as the subject of this song, I kinda have these mixed feelings.

From the woman's perspective, it's a feel-good song, since the singer is a man and the song is about a man who's regretting stuffs and admitting his loss. But from the singer's perspective who actually suffers the pain, it really looks like it's painful and so I can sympathize... I can feel both sides is all I'm saying.

In here, I watched the live performance of this song on Youtube, and there was this girl in the video who shed a tear in the middle of the song. It just triggered me to wanna cry too.

I mean, was it not enough that this song is already intense as it is, that they must insert a cut of a girl crying? Dammit, sis. I feel you.

Heartbreak songs... there are a lot, out there. But when it comes to heartbreak songs that are also intense (please double-underline the word intense there), this one is IT!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fashion Inspiration: Han Yoo Joo

The character: Han Yoo Joo [Coffee Prince]

Han Yoo Joo -- in close-up.

The character of the character:

Artistic. Independent. Chill.

The style:

HYJ -- in her daily outfit.

The Polyvore copy of the style:

Muahahaha! My first Polyvore set!

OK, world. Just wanna tell y'all that I now play Polyvore.

-Han Yoo Joo close-up picture taken from: Dramabeans
-Subtitled picture taken from: Coffee Prince TV Series
-Polyvore set created by: hush-shush