Sunday, April 8, 2007

What Are You Addicted To?

April 8 Sunday.
"Addictions"


Easter Sunday saw Rock Ed Radio discussing something seemingly unrelated to this Christian celebration-- Addictions! Above is Lourd de Veyra and Gang Badoy, hosts of the show. We begin and end with the challenge of being a human being. We are all prone to be addicted to something. It stems from extreme interest and sometimes as escapes. In the end, Thomas Aquinas said it best. "In the end, we all need some order. We decide to rank what is important in our lives. But it will still depend on the circumstance of our lives, our status, and what stage we are in." Different stages, different priorities. Some things really have to give. Lahat may presyo, ika nga.
Show started with bike addict Jack Yabut (President of Tour of the Fireflies) invited the audience to participate in a movement that involves addiction to a cleaner air. (see www.fireflybrigade.org) Join this push for Cleaner Air and more laws that accomodate the movement of bikes in and around the cities. Gang and Jack talk about the addiction to the rush and high of a second wind, and the best way to channel this one is to join big movements for causes like the environment and etc. It was also mentioned that when one gets over an addiction by channeling it to good directions, then you win for yourself a new life. (ah hah, nakahanap ng Easter connection... pinilit.)
Kris Lacaba confesses his addicition to fried chicken. And Kimchi. And his friend who obsessed over Ara Mina.

Andy co-hosts with us as Jugs (Jugueta, lead vocalist of the Itchyworms) and Ryan (of NU107) listen in.Jugs confesses his addiction to guitars and creating guitars on his own. He is also obsessed with repairing maintaining guitars and hopes to channel his addiction to helping other musicians with their pieces. Diego (Castillo, guitarist of Sandwich) asks if addiction to exercise that leads to addiction to enhancement drugs is a double bad road when, in the first place, exercise is really good? Hmmm.

Lourd and Diego parry on a listeners comment on addiction to sleep and goth parties to balance out his corporate life. Other addictions that were called in involved addiction to buying slippers, texting, sex, the internet, books, potatoes, music, golf, prayer, and going to gigs. Many people commented that their addictions are escapes and some addictions are stress relievers. Lourd confesses to being addicted to plants. (para sa garden niya)
The conversation flew around that sometimes when an addiction is understood, it can be very well managed and channeled to something positive. Like athletes can channel their addiction for a sport to be excellent in it. Musicians can channel their addictions to be more prolific. Summary is, when the concept of an addiction is re-framed, it can turn out to be a very progressive passion. Many listeners still agree that moderation is key. (Beng Calma, lead singer of Drip says, "The way to go is still moderation in everything. Balance.")


Diego Castillo agrees.

Do you?

Post your comments on Addictions and your thoughts on it. Let us hear from you.
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Comment of the night went to texter named Jones -- she won an Itchyworms CD.
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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

addicted ako sa nicotine. kaya everyday akong nagiismoke. I can smoke half a box a day. - biboy

Anonymous said...

my addiction is organizing everything on my way. it really bothers me a lot when things aren't in order. it's a psychiatric disorder called obsessive compulsive behavior. it when you always want stuffs surrounding you in the right place. - gwen, makati

Anonymous said...

addict ako sa junkfoods tsaka softdrinks..since high school, now i'm 20. addict din ako sa nu107 - bojoy, iloilo

Anonymous said...

addiction or obsession could mean an intrusive thought, a response to an anxiety and a way to cope with the stress, if the social and occupational aspect of the person are affected, then it becomes psychotic

kame said...

religion for me is a form of addiction, it makes people believe in the illusion of a dreamworld. it disregards the material existence. sabi ni tatay marx 'religion is the opium of the people' sa pagpatay ng lamok at sa metal ako adik. -kame,student activist, up diliman.

Anonymous said...

addiction starts when we start to to chase an unnatural rush or high we once experienced.. we start to look for the same things or experience to relive the high..and so we become addicts - sugar, med student from cebu

Anonymous said...

addiction is a relative thing. One person's habit might just be another person's routine. It can be arguably pointed out that a bomb sniffing k9 has the same level of addiction as a junkie after a time. Of course, for humanity, addiction, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity - abe

Anonymous said...

addict ako sa music. I stay up all night just to watch music videos or surf the ne for anything about music (news, live performances) And during the day, i listen to the radio or my cds. Most of my allowance goes to the record store. hehe. so my mom always complains about my expenses.

Anonymous said...

addict ako sa kiko machine komix at kay maynard james keenan ng tool at apc. - dos

Anonymous said...

i'm addicted to drug films and drug novels - marnel, software developer

Anonymous said...

I can't sleep without music on my background.. Rock and alternative music from NU107 serve as my lullaby, especially during remote control weekend - archie of batangas

Anonymous said...

hi i'm suzet, addict of taking pics on my cp and make a copy out of it. not to be quoted as 'i love my own' but i just really want to see how my face does a lil transformation day by day

Anonymous said...

i'm addicted to music, i listen to songs especially when stressed out. it's a great outlet for all the pressure i encounter - tasho, UST student

Anonymous said...

i'm addicted to music. my day won't be complete without it. mas lalo pag may ginagawa ako may music dapat

Anonymous said...

i'm addicted to the game in my cellphone. Halos 3 times ako mag-charge ng phone ko everyday - emilyn

Anonymous said...

i'm addcted to texting.. I can't live a single day without loading my phone - jen, psychology student

Gwen said...

my addiction is organizing everything on my way. it really bothers me a lot when things aren't in order. it's a psychiatric disorder called obsessive compulsive behavior. it's when you always want stuffs surrounding you in the right place.

--->>> gwEn frOm mAkati

Anonymous said...

i may call photography my addiction or maybe a passion. kahit san i always have my camera with me, kahit tambay lang sa gutter dito samin. pag may magandang subject..shoot!

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