Strummin’ through time


Hall and Oates is one of my second sister’s fave bands. Sister and I are ten(10) years and four(4) siblings apart, by the way… Last year, I found out about the Daryl Hall’s music room, where Daryl sings duet with another, more contemporary  musician. Since then, I would occasionally scan YouTube for the performances at Daryl’s venue and be awed at how this man has  kept his voice and poise – through the decades – strummin’ and singin’,  in winning form… Sharing to you one of my best finds —



Jason Mraz, by the way,  is the younger sister’s favorite contemporary singer. I would always tease her about Mraz’s hobo looks and his attempts to shed his middle class ways… Jason was here in Manila for a concert, recently. Sister, of course, went to see it and joyfully reported: Mraz was newly shaven and got himself a haircut, ahaha. The guy sings well, too, can’t argue with that… 😉



A month or so ago, I  published a poem in my Tagalog site and a fellow Filipino blogger translated it to English, in the comment section. Turned out, his translation leaned a little too much on the romantic side, hehe. Though a short note on email, I told him he is utterly hopeless, ahaha. The guy glibly and politely replied in the affirmative and sent me an MP3 copy of this song —



Image of a river flowing viewed atop the mountain

No point at all arguing with romantic people. Kinda hopeless…/











It’s a beautiful song and ColdPlay’s vocalist, Chris Martin, is the happy husband of Gwyneth Paltrow… Not only does he sing lovely, like the two musical artists above, he also strums the guitar with a passion. Besides, I don’t see the point in arguing with, against, people who have found it – that thing called… 😉


18 comments on “Strummin’ through time

  1. Hall and Oates are one of my favorite groups, too. Wow, Darryl Hall still sounds great! Thanks for finding and sharing the video. And now I’ve found a new singer to listen for, Jason Mraz. Tell your sister thanks from me 🙂

    • hello, doc katherine… yes, and to think Daryl Hall is 66 already. when i heard him sing at 0:48 to 1:06 ( i guess), i told my sister, “But Daryl sings Jason’s song better!” hehe, my sister agreed, the avid fan of Mraz that she is. 😉 will tell her, she’ll be glad. many thanks, warm regards…

  2. June says:

    Haha I was thinking the same on Mraz’s look but like your sister, I’m a fan. These are nice videos Ate San! Perfect for me to listen to before going off to bed.

    • ahaha, i like, maybe, five of his songs… he’s originally clean cut and WASP, his artistry and creativity bid him to go hobo and all, hehe. i’ll let sister know, thanks. 🙂 good nighty….

  3. 25pesocupnoodles says:

    hmmmm, nagustuhan ko ang kantang i wont give up, pati ang mula sa coldplay, salamat sa paghahandog. hmmm, sarap mag soundtrip grabe.

    • ahaha, kakatuwa, nagustuhan mo… nagandahan ako sa boses ni Daryl Hall – kaya pala gusto nina Ate ang Hall and Oates. oks rin ColdPlay, parang ang pagkanta ni Chris, pang-atin-atin lang, hihi… glad you liked them, Cup. 🙂

  4. ladyfi says:

    I enjoyed the music videos. Thanks!

  5. Beautiful music… All for a little bit of romance now and then, myself 😉

  6. Jason Mraz is awesome, its been a while since I listen to him so thanks for reminding me.

  7. by chance, i clicked on this link and see that you are highlighting 2 of my favorite male voices. have loved Darryl Hall since the first Hall and Oates album, and i just happened to post a poem today with one J. Mraz’s songs. 🙂

    just thought i’d visit a bit to thank you for liking my poems and your follow too, encouragement is always really appreciated.

    • hello! love what i read and saw at your blogs… true, Daryl Hall’s voice and poise hardly changed. his enthusiasm for music, so inspiring… 🙂 Jason Mraz is another serious musician… ay, what a pleasant coincidence. 😉

      i appreciate your coming over, really glad… hope we’ll have time to visit and say hi across the distance. thank you and warm regards. 🙂

  8. Aaah. My world is feeling calm, if only for a few minutes. I think my fictional character Professor Lamb is going to start liking Jason. You have a lot of siblings – I have one, a sister nearly ten years older.

    • ah, nice music, ‘no? the professor does, now? ahaha, he needs it, after meeting hundreds of anthropologists – queer and interesting bunch, i suppose… i have five sisters, four brothers – two alive, two passed away 😉

      regards to your sister, memoirs. thanks for dropping by… 🙂

  9. beebeesworld says:

    Thanks for reading my blog, and for your cute nick-name “Ms Beebees” .I enjoy yours ans well- and wish I could put “35” somewhere in my title. beebee

    • always a pleasure, ms. beebees. i enjoy reading your writings, they teach me so much about life… 🙂 ah, i find it cute, ma’am, that a grandma could casually call herself beebee. 🙂 ahaha, 35 is just to say that the site is for audience a bit older, hoho. have a pleasant week, you and your loved ones. thanks for the visit… 🙂

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