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(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Letter Fabcast, Part 2

Here at last is the long-delayed second part of our Fabcast, wherein we discussed a letter sent to Gibbs from this guy who, after experiencing his first gay heartache, found his world topsy-turvy.

While I was listening to part two, I realized that there are a lot of songs about breaking up and moving on. In fact, isn’t there a saying that when you experience either a newfound romance or a heartbreaking split, don’t all the songs on the radio seem suddenly, eerily relevant?

Since the Fabcasters and our rambunctious peanut gallery were all giving examples and stories, the opportunity to turn this into a musical Fabcast was too tempting for me to resist. This is the first time that it took me more than a week to finish producing a Fabcast (well, there were days when I couldn’t work on it at all). There were times when I’d fixate on a certain song (for example, it had to be “How Do You Mend A Broken Heart” or not at all!); I would Limewire it just to get a copy. While waiting for the song to download, production had to stop.

But I really enjoyed challenging myself in producing this one.

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Music credits (in alphabetical order, according to act):
Alanis Morrisette, “You Ought To Know”
Alicia Keys, “Doesn’t Mean Anything”
BeeGees, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”
Boy George and Pet Shop Boys, “The Crying Game”
Craig Armstrong, “Your Song (instrumental)”
Dead Or Alive, “Brand New Lover”
Journey, “Be Good To Yourself”
Kelly Clarkson, “Since U Been Gone”
R.E.M., “Everybody Hurts”
Whitney Houston, “The Greatest Love Of All”

P.S. – I wasn’t such a big fan of Kelly Clarkson’s song, but when I was listening to someone recount how he moved on, the words “I’m so moving on, yeah, yeah!” just leapt into my mind and refused to budge. So I just had to use the song. Now it’s my most favorite part of the Fabcbast.


JAY see said...

my breakup song back in 07 was seven days of lonely by i nine. it definitely helped at that time.

Anonymous said...

The BeeGees song made me remember another killer ditty (naks!):

oh boy....

~Carrie~ said...

Fantastic production of this fabcast. I love the repertoire.

husky boy Adrian - "the first cut is the deepest." just move on.

Tristan - "The best way to get over someone is to get under a lot of people." Pero he distinctly remembers McVie's words that everything will pass. Believe that this is just a phase and it will be over.

AJ(?) - lots of sex, lots of porn. Talk to a friend, kahit imaginary lang.

John Stan - work was a coping mechanism to move on. Like Adrian, never cried for someone.

Pampering Pao - Treat yourself to the spa to get over a heartbreak.

CC - wallowed in emotions for some time, until he reached catharsis.

Bruno - the experience changes a person; became vindictive for some time, but he dealt with it in his own way.
"Sometimes, the relationship that's worth saving is the one you have with yourself"

Umaaribang London boy - (talking to Adrian) "iko-comfort kita."

Joms - hold on to life.

Unidentified voice - start a blog. Don't commit suicide. Mahal ang magpa-microsurgery. LOL itu

Blogger extraordinaire McVie - 1) find people you can talk to; 2) improve yourself

Gibbs - when you look back at your situation someday, you'll laught at it. And when you do, that's when you know you've healed.

joelmcvie said...

@CARRIE: In fairview ka ha! May-I-summarize the Fabcast? Hahaha.

FYI the unidentified voice is The Letter E (you have to listen again to part one to identify his voice ). And just to clarify, The Letter E is NOT The Chronicles of E.