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The Year Ender

The Year Ender

Here's a little bit of trivia for you readers out there: did you know that the first List Addicts was posted way back in 2008 as a New Year's songs list? Bet you didn't know that - and rightly so, since this is practically useless trivia. Putting the year into...

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Short But Sweet

Short But Sweet

They say good things come in small packages – for others, good things come in short bursts -- like songs done in two minutes or less. I’ve always had a thing for songs that go over that the five minute mark (without you feeling that it’s going for longer than...

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Indie Music Hotties

Indie Music Hotties

Seeing the title, you might think - when did this site transform into Seventeen magazine? For lack of any other ideas for topics for the Friday's list that's coming on a Tuesday, and seeing as to how I always think guys in the indie music  scene are underrepresented...

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High School Crushes and Unrequited Love

High School Crushes and Unrequited Love

It's List Addicts Friday time - and today's topic is high school crushes and unrequited love. Why? Just because I'm in the mood for it and these two always go together. High school has always been a memorable time for me - not because of the nice memories I've shared...

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I Miss You, Like the Deserts Miss the Rain

I Miss You, Like the Deserts Miss the Rain

This isn't an EBTG post, sorry to disappoint, though it was that song that inspired me to make up this week's list. As an alumni of the Long Distance Relationships club, I have compiled many-a-song to my list of tunes to soothe the weary heart. A particular song that...

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The Cover Edition

The Cover Edition

It's been a while, so I thought I shouldn't put this off any further. Yes, it's List Addicts Fridays once again, and today's theme is 'covers'. In the history of List Addicts, I have never made a covers post before, mainly because a lot of other blogs do. They even...

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I LOVE EYES CANDY : Music Videos from the Philippine Islands

I LOVE EYES CANDY : Music Videos from the Philippine Islands

Back in the mid 80’s there used to be show called Video Hit Parade in one of those Marcos owned TV stations. It was during those times that I first saw Aha’s Take On Me, Rick Astley’s weird yet strangely appealing hair dance and the heyday of the New Wave movement. I...

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Songs for PEACE from Buffetlibre and Amnesty International

Songs for PEACE from Buffetlibre and Amnesty International

We take a break from the usual List Addicts Fridays to make way for some amazing stuff from Buffetlibre. If you haven't heard the news yet - Buffetlibre and Amnesty International Catalunya has teamed up to form the first music atlas on the web. Called PEACE - it's a...

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A Song List by Paolo (The World Autism Awareness Day Special)

To anyone who's ever cared to read the About Us section of this site, you would know that part of the reason why I made this site was for my son Paolo - who loves indie music, as well as surfing on the net. Another cool thing about him is that he's autistic. When I...

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Five Unconventional Songs for the Faithful

The Friday list comes on during Saturday again. I blame it on the migraine - which has slowly been killing me over the past years. Migraines aside, in this week's list, we go a bit spiritual (I think)  - since it's Lent, and something in my Catholic upbringing...

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Twice As Nice

Twice As Nice

Not counting last week's robot T-shirt design post (since it wasn't even music-related), it's been a while since I've posted a Paolo related music post. If you've been keeping tabs, the last song he got obsessed with was Who Left the Lights Off, Baby. Now, I'm happy...

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Overplayed in the 80s: Yes, indulge me

I know, this post isn't at all indie - it's going to be more retro than indie. But then, in my defense - it's the sort of music that most of you guys reading haven't heard of, since these songs came from an era where you were still a twinkle in your parent's eyes. I...

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5-Piece Generation X Sushi Roll

5-Piece Generation X Sushi Roll

I love the 90's! What's not to like, the Philippine Peso was 25 to a dollar. We witnessed the return of the Adidas Samba and Gazelle for your daily footwear needs. There's various states of curious experimentation, but that of course is another story. Best of all, I...

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I (heart) the Vancouver Olympics

I will miss the buzz of the Olympics when it's all done. It might not have felt like winter in Vancouver - especially with the dreadful rain that we're having today, but I do think the Winter Olympics was quite a success. I will particularly miss the free concerts and...

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Five Filipino Indie Music Picks

Five Filipino Indie Music Picks

Our Guest blogger for this week is Boowy, a dear old friend from Manila, who shares to us his top five faves from the Filipino Indie music scene... - Cris I am not VJ Lucky, VJ Sib, VJ Wu-Man, VJ Mike Casem nor VJ Danny McGill...I am not advocating any of those music...

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It’s Just, Marital Bliss…

Another day, another list, and before you know it, it's already February.  The obligatory chocolate giving holiday is just a couple of days away and everyone is seeing hearts. For our Friday's list, what better way to welcome Valentine's than to showcase some...

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How to Spot Indie Using Five Telltale Signs

When I started this site, one of my goals was to define what ‘indie music’ is. After listening to many a song from the pool of what popular culture defines as ‘indie’, I’ve come to realize that though you can’t really sum up...

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List Addicts Fridays – Relief for Haiti Edition

Yep, I've joined CBC Radio 3's call for a webathon. Today, our list will be focused on the Haiti Earthquake Relief efforts and the different organizations and groups that are helping out with this cause. Of course, since it wont be List Addicts Fridays without the...

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Geek Chic : Five Songs for the Geek In Love

I'm not going into semantics here on what defines a geek (or geek vs. a nerd for that matter) . Everyone knows what a geek is, and frankly, geek chic is still in. Not surprising, since everyone is going techie. You have to have at least some basic technical knowledge...

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Ten Songs from Ten Films, Over the Past Decade

It's the start of another year and won't you believe, it also marks a year of the Friday's lists. I started out my first ever list with New Year's songs which I think is still the best list of indie songs about the New Year out there 😉 I really didn't think I could...

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25 Indie Songs of Christmas

Happy Christmas! It's Christmas and New Year's is just a few days away. For the Friday's list, we recap our 25 Indie Songs of Christmas beginning with our Christmas Indie single of the day - Hallelujah. Since Christmas is indeed the time for covers, why not cap it off...

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Stuff I’ve Been Watching

Due to the busy Christmas season, List Addicts Fridays has been bumped to Saturday...and if you're big fans of Fresh from the Post Tuesdays, unfortunately it'll be on hiatus until next month. But not to worry, there's Christmas cheer all 'round since we've still got...

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About A Girl

I'm running out of ideas here for the Friday's list - so this week will be an easy one: songs that have girls names in them. There are tons and pretty much plenty to choose from - so here I share five songs, off the top of my head, that are about a...

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It’s All About Sex

The title says it all. This weeks list will be songs about sex. Not exactly the Marvin Gaye kind since I don't think much of the songs in this list will let you get in the mood for some lovin. They're songs that simply put, have the main topic of sex in their lyrics....

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List Addicts Fridays : It’s Over When It’s Over

They say, songs are a great way to express what you're feeling and that there's always a song for any given situation. Take that one episode of Glee for example - the one about ballads and singing out how you feel. While Mr. Schuster, was singing a very apt for the...

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List Addicts Fridays : Lush Instrumentation

Nothing de-stresses me than listening to songs that have lovely instrumention and arrangement, especially ones that only musical instrument players can truly appreciate. We break away from the usual guitar heavy / synth heavy music to a more unplugged, acoustic style...

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List Addicts Fridays: The Friday the 13th Special

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? Since it's a special day, instead of your usual 3 to 5 songs in the List Addicts list, it's going to be a baker's dozen. Also to celebrate a novel opening that I made that won $20 this week (woohoo! twenty bucks!) - the random...

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List Addicts Fridays : Pretty Fun-ny songs

This week, I'm listing my top five songs (at moment) that make me grin, smile or even laugh out loud. It won't be a collection of parody songs, or songs by comedy acts, but by indie bands that take a stab at humor in their songs.  What's good about the songs in...

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List Addicts Fridays : A Zombie Love Story, the soundtrack

Hallowe'en. 'Tis the season to be dark, ghoulish and scary. It would be easy for me to post a list of top five goth songs or death metal songs, or to be relevant and cater to the taste of the masses, maybe even have a run down of favorite songs from the Twilight...

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List Addicts Fridays : Manila goes indiepop

This has been long overdue - much like the site redesign (which is progressing quite nicely - see the brand spanking new header? 😉  I have put off featuring bands from Manila because I haven't the slightest idea about the indie music scene there. This,...

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