Monday, June 28, 2010

Joan Osborne: Crazy Baby

This one gets me everytime I hear it...I can't believe Joan Osborne is singing it directly to me.

CRAZY BABY by Joan Osborne

(lyris here)

And your hands are really shakin’ somethin’ awful
As you light your twenty-seventh cigarette
Oh, how long have you been sittin’ in the darkness
You forget...

Oh, you know you’re gettin’ really hard to be with
And you’re cryin’ every time you turn around
And you wonder why you cannot pick your head up
Off the ground...

Oh, my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh, my crazy baby
Don’t put out the light...
The light, the light, the light

And they look at you like they don’t speak your language
And you’re living at the bottom of a well
And you’ve swallowed all the awful bloody secrets
But you can’t tell...

Oh, you know you ought to get yourself together
But you cannot bear to walk outside your door
No, you cannot bear to look into the mirror

Oh, my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh, my crazy baby
Don’t put out the light...
The light, the light, the light

And your hands are really shakin’ somethin’ awful
As your worries climb around inside your clothes
Oh, how long will you be sittin’ in the darkness
Heaven knows...

Oh, my crazy baby
Try to hold on tight
Oh, my crazy baby
Don’t put out the light...
The light, the light, the light
The light...



Saturday, June 26, 2010


His music are selling like mad on iTunes and fans are out in full force to support his latest single IF I HAD YOU, which is currently sitting at#10 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown.

if i had you

Lambert is currently touring across North America for his Glam Nation tour to promote his debut album For Your Entertainment, along with American Idol pal Allison Iraheta and Australian singer-songwriter Orianthi.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

"I am a proud BISEXUAL!"

"A thousand miles" hitmaker VANESSA CARLTON has come out of the closet ala Ricky Martin. This is the first time the singer publicly announced her sexuality saying, "I've never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman."

Previously linked to John Mayer and Third Eye Blind rocker Stephan Jenkins, Carlton made the announcement while headlining the Nashville Pride Festival in Tennessee over the weekend.

Music below is a video live performance of White Houses, a single from her second album Harmonium (2004).

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kris Allen!

Akuztik Addict
would like to greet American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen who turns 25 today (born June 21st, 1985) a very happy birthday and wish more success to his recording career.

In honor to this very talented guy, take a peek to this amazing live acoustic performance of THE TRUTH, the second single from his self titled debut album:

Also listen to the acoustic version of BEFORE WE COME UNDONE, believe to be the next single to be released. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 20, 2010


I just cant help but be emotional everytime I hear this song, on this day, and with my lovingly father departed on this earth.

No doubt, one song that fits a day is this Luther Vandross song, Dance with my Father, a song he co-wrote with singer songwriter Richard Marx back in 2003.

To all the Father's out there, Happy Father's Day!


Thursday, June 17, 2010


This is LISA LOEB with the song Sandalwood, a track from her 1995 gold-selling album Tails which features her band Nine Stories.

related post:



Monday, June 14, 2010


A beautiful piece from one of the best kept secret in the music world- ARI HEST.

My mother once told me
The thicker your skin
The better off you'll be when this world brings you down
Well it's trying to control me
And leave me without hope
In the past I've been burned
But I've lived and I've learned

Beneath the shelter of the pouring rain
In the absence of this fear and pain
I will finally bid my ball and chain
A fond farewell

On the road that leads me to my place
I will rid my heart of past disgrace
I will finally bid this sluggish pace
A fond farewell

When I heard their reservations
When I read their bitter words
I shined a light upon their wisdom no matter how absurd
And it broke my heard to pieces
And I questioned my own beliefs
My dignity was gone
But it's time to move on


Say goodbye to feeling sorry for myself
To begging others for far too much help
This is my hand, these are the cards that I've been dealt
Only I can make these changes, nobody else
Say goodbye to those sleepless nights
Those corridors with no end in sight
A driven man with these words I write
I'm making peace with my soul tonight


related post:

Cover Corner: Ari Hest covers Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"


Saturday, June 12, 2010


The hit parade continues on for the Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber!

The 16 year old-pop-star has just released his latest song Never Let You Go, the second track from his sophomore hit album My World 2.0.

I'm not really digging the studio version of the song but hey!..this live acoustic rendition is great enough to make me swoon!

at kung gusto niyong makuha ang kantang yan, iklik mo lang dito.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TRAIN: Live in Manila Concert

American alternative rock band TRAIN is ready to spread their music in Manila as they bring The Save Me San Francisco Tour at Alabang Town Center on Friday, June 18 at 7PM.

Catch the band who gave us the hit singles Meet Virginia, Calling all angels, Hey Soul Sister and the phenomenal world-wide hit, Drops of Jupiter.

For more concert details, click it here.


Monday, June 7, 2010


If u were mesmerized by the beautiful sound and heartfelt lyrics of the anthemic hit single Apologize, then you will also like ONE REPUBLIC's new song titled SECRETS - the second track from their latest cd
, Waking Up.

I really love how this group used other instruments like the cello and violin in their songs, which is rarely played in a rock band.

With this video performance, lead singer Ryan Tedder is truly a songwriting genius. And One Republic shown us that they're one of the best bands to date!


Friday, June 4, 2010


This is a great song from CAKE's 1996 hit album Fashion Nugget.

Actually, I had a hard time figuring out what this song was about. But as I keep listening to it, its like a song
about when a girl ended the relationship and says 'we should only be friends' and the guy knows it's over its the end and that nothing will be the same...

cake- friend is a four letter word

Definitely one of the best CAKE's song both lyrically and musically.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Just like me and everyone else in this world, celebrities have birthdays too!...And one of the noted entertainer who's blowing out candles this day June 1 is no other than Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette.
After a great performance along with Crystal Bowersox in the recently concluded American Idol finale, she is set to published her first book which is a collection of photographs, essays and more.

Also, I am very excited to learn that she is expecting a baby with current boyfriend Mario Treadway aka MC Souleye.
(read this.)

Well, to you Ms. Alanis Morisssette happy birthday and congratulations!

Music here:

a personal favorite from Jagged Little Pill album

another brilliant song

haunting and beautifully of the most perfectly orchestrated song that ive ever heard