All posts by aLfie vera meLLa »

Albums Revisited: The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)

Albums Revisited: The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)

aLfie vera meLLa January 11, 2021 0

In July 2004, I was at a record store in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, when a song that boomed on the loudspeakers caught my fancy. I immediately approached a crew member to ask what

Read More »
Natútupad Nga Ba ang Báwat Pangárap?

Natútupad Nga Ba ang Báwat Pangárap?

aLfie vera meLLa January 11, 2021 0

Lúmang taón ay malápit nang pumínid Mistúlang mapápatid pa ang sinúlid Kapós sa íngay at ílaw ang palígid Luhà sa mga matá ay nangingílid Saksí mga bit’wín at b’wan ngayóng gabí Sa kalungkútan at

Read More »
Poetry Book 1 Out Soon!

Poetry Book 1 Out Soon!

aLfie vera meLLa January 11, 2021 0

Published copies of Book 1 of the author’s Poetry Series should be arriving from the printing house this month! Titled Pag-íhip sa Dáhon ng Kahápon, the fully illustrated poetry book will be available for

Read More »
Sa Larángan ng Paskó at Pagdiríwang

Sa Larángan ng Paskó at Pagdiríwang

aLfie vera meLLa December 22, 2020 0

Panahóng mulî ng Kapaskúhan Tuwá’t kagalákan ay náriyan Bágong damít engrándeng handáan Ningníng ng paról at pailáwan Ngúnit násaan na ang liwánag Sa táo’y makapagpapanátag Kung ang mga dukhâ sa lansángan Pakálat-kálat waláng libángan?

Read More »
Albums Revisited: a-ha – Hunting High and Low (1985)

Albums Revisited: a-ha – Hunting High and Low (1985)

aLfie vera meLLa December 10, 2020 0

The Norwegian band has long been regarded as an A-lister in the halls of New Wave greats. In a stellar three-decade career, a-ha has come up with 10 studio albums, the latest of which

Read More »
*In the Trail of a Dead Astronomical Object*

*In the Trail of a Dead Astronomical Object*

aLfie vera meLLa December 10, 2020 0

The red spot of Jupiter is a bleeding heart How could even faith in love tear lovers apart? Who still puts one’s fate in the sight of a comet When chances are small as

Read More »
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration (1986)

Depeche Mode – Black Celebration (1986)

aLfie vera meLLa November 23, 2020 0

One of the pioneers of Synthpop (barring, of course, the much earlier architects the likes of Can, Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Gary Numan), and also a frontliner during the ’80s phase of New

Read More »
Little Elf-Girl Lost

Little Elf-Girl Lost

aLfie vera meLLa November 23, 2020 0

(Sonnet III: The Discovery) Something painful yet unfamiliar makes her cry Thinking ’bout this night and day she cannot yet fly What can be lacking from her mem’ries of the past? The death of

Read More »
Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

aLfie vera meLLa November 10, 2020 0

I was at Club Dredd Timog, in the summer of 1992, when a friend, Ramon Ceballos Jr., who was also there at the legendary club that night, told me that there was a new

Read More »
Little Elf-Girl Lost

Little Elf-Girl Lost

aLfie vera meLLa November 10, 2020 0

(Sonnet II: The Awakening) The first moment she climbs out of her tree-hole nest What a sight to behold! Her face beaming with zest Silvery sunrays slice through the thick foliage Small rainbows form

Read More »