Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness

As we got out of the Iloilo Airport, I plugged in my iPod and got the camera ready to roll. As we drove through the road out and into Santa Barbara, the first song I played was the Verve's "Lucky Man" from their great album Urban Hymns.

It's a nice driving song too and with a sense of purpose, well it makes for a beautiful soundtrack.

My other fave songs on the album including "Bittersweet Symphony," "The Rolling People," "Sonnet," and "Weeping Willow" with its fuzz and psychedelic haze.

Last year, after a three year wait, I got to do the Ateneo Sports calendar with a great bunch of guys and this year after another three-year wait, I'm doing that football documentary.

The pursuit of happiness is in a three-year cycle.

More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just where I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?

But I'm a lucky man
With fire in my hands

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