Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hit me with BECK

(l-R) Maho, Chiba, Yuji, Koyuki, Taira, and Ryusuke

Excited akong malamang na mga sikat na members ng mga banda ang magpapahiram ng kanilang boses sa isang hit na anime na ito- ang BECK- Mongolian Chop Squad. Naalala ko nung lumabas ang balita tungkol dito ay lumabas talaga ako sa banyo kahit may shampoo pa ang buhok ko! At ang ending, pinagalitan ako syempre! Ewan ko ba... Basta ganyang banda,musika, at anime ang pinag-uusapan ay nawawala ako sa sariling katinuan... (lol)

So, here I am. I end up googling for the newest anime to hit Hero TV on April 14. Directed by Koabayashi Osamu and written by Harold Sakuishi, the story was a big hit in the
United States and I believe it will receive good remarks by the time it will be aired on Philippine Television.

The story revolves around Yukio, known by his friends as Koyuki, is a regular 14 year old Japanese boy who enters junior high school with two childhood acquaintances. One is now a useless pervert, and ironically the other is a highly sought after female student. Koyuki's boring life is changed when he saves an odd looking dog from some kids (a pack of dogs in the manga). The owner of the dog (named Beck) turns out to be an emerging rock musician, Minami Ryusuke. The two become friends and their crazy, fun, and sometimes dangerous music adventure begins.

The story focuses on the trials and tribulations of their Punk and rapcore band named BECK Mongolian Chop Squad in the United States, since the name Beck is already taken, when their first independent album is released over there). There's also an important subplot that deals with Koyuki's relationship with Ryusuke's sister Maho. (

Here are the main characters in BECK-Mongolian Chop Squad Filipino Style:

Sam Concepcion as Koyuki Tanaka, backup guitar and vocals
Rico Blanco of Rivermaya as Ryusuke Minami, lead guitar
Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola as Yuji Sakurai, drums
Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy as Chiba Tsunemi, lead vocals
Raimund Marasigan of Sandwich as Taira Yoshiyuki, bass
The Dawn’s Jet Pangan as Saitou Ken’ichi, Koyuki’s guitar teacher

Friday, March 30, 2007

Hayaang Tikman ko ang Langit

Okay, inaamin ko na... Napahiya ako... Napahiya ako dahil sinabi kong avid fan ako pero heto, hanggang ngayon wala pa rin akong kopya ng Tikman ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads... Duh! ang engot ko naman! ang tagal na kaya nun! Bakit ba palaging nawawala sa isip ko? Kaya heto ako ngayon nakatunganga sa wala. Buti na may utak ako kahit papano at nagdesisyong maghanap sa internet ng kung anong pwedeng malaman tungkol sa pinakamamahal at di ko mabili-biling libro! Sus! Php 180 lang daw pero di na mabili-bili!

Anyways, while googling I came across Janette Toral's blog (ibang klase biruin mo, number one ang blog nya nung hinanap ko ang Tikman ang Langit sa Google? Kakainggit naman...) at ang sabi (and let me quote what she has quoted),

The book's blurb state:

"For most Filipino youths in the Nineties, the Eraserheads was the band that defined their generation. From the underground scene, the band led the alternative music's invasion of the mainstream and ushered in a new era of Pinoy music.

In this compilation of essays and never-before-seen photos, the E-heads' exploits and influences are potrayed from the point-of-view of the fans -- stories that depict how an ordinary-looking "combo" made their impact, and why we regard them as the last great Pinoy band."

This book compiled fourteen essays written by Eraserheads fans to their fellow fans (at kasama ako doon!). I was surprised to know kung sino ang mga tao sa likod ng librong ito kaya heto, napa-WOW ako! Cool di ba? Lol

Hindi na ako makapaghintay na libutin ang buong siyudad para lang mahanap ang librong ito. Ang problema nga lang baka wala nito dito sa Iloilo... Sus! pag nangyari yun malaking dagok ito sa pagkatao ko (jowk lang, OA ah!).

So while waiting for my next payslip I'll just entertain myself with the Eraserheads' video I stumbled upon youtube last night. Cool to kasi sumamblay si Ely (paos ata) pero okay lang magaling pa rin!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Srambled B R A I N for Sale!

whew! I miss my blog! An tagal ko nang hindi nakapost dito. Wala kasing news sa pinakamamahal kong banda, ang Bamboo! (sigh. How sad...) Anyway, ano ba ang lastest news ngayon sa blog ko? Well, sa tagal ng panahong nagpost ako about Bamboo's version of Probinsyana, yesterday I got another comment about the legality issue ata yun... Maraming negative comments ata regarding this song. According to some people the band never asked permission to the original composer for the use of Probinsyana though I've watched the band thanking Anak Bayan for the song. Well, probably these some people thought that they should pay respect to the composer by perhaps asking permission to 'em personally. Aaay! ewan... As a fan nakakainis na kung minsan... If they think that the legalities of the song were not met by the band, then maybe they can take legal actions to solve this problem.

Anyway, I'll temporarily avoid talking about Bamboo in this post since they' re thousand miles away from me right now... heheheh

I've been video streaming on youtube awhile ago and I stumble upon Rivermaya's new video- Bali Song which I've been looking for weeks now. I believe this music was for Asian release knowing that the video itself is really good. I remember watching it first on mtv and it made me really proud knowing that other people besides us Filipinos are likewise watching it.

Really, it's a good feeling that we Filipinos are starting to conquer the world through music! Years ago, we only watch Taiwanese, Korean, Chinese artists on MTv. Now, its different and I know Filipino artist will go a long way coz I know for a fact we are far much better that artists from other countries (bias! ahahah)...

HATS off to all FILIPINOS!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Bamboo's Homage Indeed

I came across Bamboo's interview in Bukidnon on the internet the last time the band performed there. I have been aware of this since a week ago but it was only tonight that I have read it! Let me just share this with you, Bamboo fans out there! Since this is all a "copy-paste" thing, let me acknowledge MISA/Asterisk Events and Communications for this interview. You can visit their multiply account by clicking Here.


Rule number one in the how-to’s of “If you’re lucky enough to get the chance to spend more than a minute with Bamboo --- THE Bamboo Mañalac and his band --- and to converse with them” is to first undergo catharsis. Free your mind of all previous beliefs, doubts and perceptions about the man with the powerful voice and indubitable stage presence, about his award winning band’s history and music and be ready to embrace change --- new and happy thoughts, goodness and unsullied ideas. Plus don’t be afraid to face the band with all candidness. Because, really, they’re approachable, unpretentious and matter-of-fact.

I learned these a few days ago when I had the privilege to talk to Bamboo, Ira, their band manager Pancho and other members of the entourage before they proceeded to the venue of their concert. I had the amazing chance to mingle and interview them in one of their hotel rooms. It was not my first time to meet the boys so I sort of knew they’d be nice and all but they still exceeded my expectations that day. I used to think that it took tremendous effort and sheer luck to talk to the guys but I was just pleasantly awed at how regular and affable they all were, despite the fame and pomp surrounding them. I knew from the moment I walked into the room that I was in for a real treat.

Before the interview proper, we even talked about a variety of things --- senatorial candidate Chiz Escudero, the Oscars, their upcoming Australia and U.S. tours, their sound equipment, Chinese performers, pineapples, their basketball sessions with EMI Music label mate Hale and even the fact that Bamboo was considered an adopted son of a royal family based in Mindanao. However, as much as I wanted to just spend the entire evening with them, we just had to cut the nearly hour-long chitchat, lest the multitude of people already patiently waiting at the concert venue go on a strike or something.

The popular band just launched their third and newest album, interestingly dubbed “We Stand Alone Together”. It’s a form of homage, Bamboo later explained, to a collection of songs they’ve always wanted to cover. “Tatsulok”, the carrier single, is currently enjoying heavy airplay in radio stations all over the country and loyal fans and supporters just can’t wait to grab copies of the band’s latest outing. The song cum social commentary, dedicated to Filipino activists in the 80’s, was originally sung by the group Buklod and was penned 17 years ago by Romeo Dongeto, a Buklod pioneer member and the same guy who wrote “Kanlungan”, which was also recently popularized by Noel Cabangon and that fast food chain commercial.

Which brings me to my first question, why choose Tatsulok?

Well, first, because it’s a song that we’ve always liked. Sort of a wish list namin dati to cover it. It’s always been there. Matagal na naming narinig yan. More than 10 years ago. It was like perfect timing. Yung mga bata ngayon…you know, they like these positive songs like Hallelujah. Noypi. You know, the ones about change, about hope. It’s a song about --- you can be sort of straight and see it word for word. You can see it in like, Marcos time. 80’s, di ba? But ako, I see it as division. About poverty. You can also see it in between the lines, eh. So sa akin naman, parang our idea was…yeah, 17 years passed…but we’re basically still seeing the same things. We’re still singing the same songs. Poverty’s still there. But they say economy’s getting better. Oh, given that. Pero it’s always gotten better but then it really hasn’t done much for the majority of the people.

Is it like your battle cry of sorts, especially now it’s the election season?

Sort of. But not really. Did I make sense? (smiles) Actually, December pa dapat nailabas ang album eh. We were late in the release. Nagkataon lang na lumabas sa election time. Supposedly, first week of December. Pero we were so busy with everything else. With international trips. Ganito, ganito. So nangyari, wala. No time talaga to figure everything out.

(Pancho, who was sitting across the room, affirmed this)

So yeah,…You know, we thought na pagpasok namin nun sa recording, medyo confident na confident kami kasi we thought, covers lang ‘to. Madali lang ‘to. Pero it ended up na mas mahirap pa pala kaysa doing an all original album. Because like Ira always says, para bang maganda at malaking bahay. May mansion ka nang maganda. Ang gagawin mo, gigibain mo and magsisimula ka uli para makagawa ka ng bagong bahay. So ito parang ganito. Di ba, I? Tama ba yun?

(Ira who was then sitting on the bathroom sink and smoking says, “Aye! Tama!”)

Correct! So I’ve noticed that your songs are more inclined towards…

(Bamboo eagerly pops in) So…so…you know…Tatsulok is more of, say, homage? (stresses the last word) A form of homage. These types of songs kasi, it’s in a time, di ba? Kung titingnan mo yung album, the choice of songs ranges from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s…it’s sort of marked times for us. Like for the 90’s, there was a time, naaalala ko, Atrium. We’re playing weekends live. Manila. Kakaumpisa pa lang namin. There are so many things, you know? May ano siya eh…it charts out eh. And most of the songs are favorites of ours.

So the songs in the new album are your favorites?

Yes, all of our favorites. Oo. Well, some. In fact, there are some songs in there that aren’t exactly my favorites but someone’s favorite. Someone from the band. You do it for them eh, you know what I mean? (grins) You know, I ask them. They ask me. Bigayan. Give in lang yan eh. So hindi lahat paborito ko rin but it’s someone from the band’s favorite. That song means something to that guy. I think that’s what you’re supposed to do as a band. Reciprocate. We had 30 songs. We actually wanted more there pero mahirap eh. Mahirap pala yun.

How would you describe the album?

We’ve been together as a band for four years now so the album will be like a mark before we hit the fifth year. This is like a footnote of our first and second album.

How was it making the album?

(raises his arms) Ah, very difficult! We came in there, thought it’ll be easy. We called up the company and we said, hey, we have 3o songs ready.

Thirty songs?

Yeah, yeah. Lakas nga ng loob eh (laughs) Start out 3o songs. We had Smashing Pumpkins, we had some songs that we really wanted like Joni Mitchell’s “Help”, U2...

Is this like the pinnacle of everything?

No, no…not at all. I actually think this is just the beginning. As I said, it marks a time. Then you leave behind all these. Lahat ng ideas in the past five years, buhos na namin, andito na. Pagsawaan na, alam mo yun? End of a trilogy, you know? Para when we move on to the next album, fresh na. Something new na. New songs, new ideas, new productions. May bagong tunog. When we did this album, I didn’t go to the studio with the same things in mind. Iba yung frame of mind ko. When we tackle our own stuff kasi, it’s different eh. It’s more intense, in a way. This one’s harder because we have to create something new from something that’s there na. Yung original kasi, it’s your baby.

I haven’t heard Tatsulok in its original form…

I heard it’s a great song. Really good. Well, first, it’s acoustic. The real thing is on acoustic. Which reminds me (he turns to Pancho)…on the web site itself, Panch, parinig natin yung original form. Para people would have an idea where these came from. Like Probinsiyana…Probinsiyana from Anak Bayan. Iba talaga eh. We even added a verse pa. I mean, the third verse is our verse. So we sort of…parang Probinsiyana 2007 ‘to eh. Parang it’s already updating na to fit the time now.

All right. Can I ask some non-album related questions? Like what happened to senatorial candidate Chiz Escudero’s invitation for you to endorse him daw? Or maybe not na lang. Pancho already explained to me kanina…

(Pancho says, “yeah, it’s management’s decision na huwag na lang mag-endorse because may mga conditions sa contracts namin with sponsors”)

Hmm…no, no, I’ll answer that. I want to answer that. You know, it’s the band’s decision also eh. That we, as a band, we choose din not to endorse anyone. We can perform, yes. If they invite us to perform, that’s fine. Kasi naniniwala kami na people should choose and vote wisely and be responsible for their own votes. If they want to vote for someone, do their research, di ba? Alamin anong kakayahan nung kandidato niya, anong gusto at kaya niyang ibigay talaga, anong background niya, ganun talaga, not because sinabi ko. Yun ang ayokong mangyari eh. Na sinabi ko, sinabi namin. No, don’t take my word for it, di ba? It’s your own responsibility. We choose our leaders. Kumbaga, don’t pass the buck. Don’t pass that responsibility to me, to us.

(Ira, who was now sitting on the bed, says, “it’s a big responsibility eh”)

Yeah, and I don’t think we’re serious enough about that eh. Parang itong elections, it’s our time to stand up, you know what I mean? You have to have a voice. It’s your time to have a voice. Like Ira always says, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.

(Ira says, “yep, that’s true”)

With your song Noypi in mind, do you think “buo na ang loob” ng mga Filipinos ngayon? Do you think they’ll make the intelligent decisions come election time?

Well I hope. Ako, I always hope. Para sa akin, I see it more sa children. Sa kids. Yung effect ng mga kanta. I think it’s with them. It’s gonna bear weight talaga eh. Sana our songs will really inspire them. Sana they can really get the full meaning talaga. In our time now, yung sa atin, (gestures between me and himself) I don’t know, I don’t know (shakes his head) We become jaded. We become cynics. Iba-iba na eh. Pero sa mga bata, di pa naman namamatay ang idealism eh, di ba? They still have that spark. And also, part of the proceeds of the album will go to UNICEF, which of course helps with children’s rights. So we like that. Na socially we know what’s happening. We do something about it. You know, be more aware. Be…how do you say it?

To not be apathetic?

(Ira – “Yun! Mismo!”)

Yeah, that’s right. That’s what we’re fighting for. Ever since we started as a band. Ever since day one. That’s always been a part of our mission, vision. We’ve always wanted to give back.

Pero I thought, you know, when you came back and everyone knew that you’re gonna have this new band, parang shoo in na yung fame eh, parang understood na…

No, no…I remember yung time na yun, there were bets pa nga there na…ah, wala yan, nothing good will come out of that. There were talks pa na, nah, that won’t last. There were votes on websites. Yeah, really. But we actually felt good about that. Less pressure, I guess. The underdogs.

(Ira says, “okay lang basta guwapong underdogs”. Bamboo laughs)

Is it your first time here? How do you find it so far?

Is it our first time here, Panch? No, di ba? First time to play but we always pass by. From GenSan. From CDO. Never had the chance to stop though.


Ah (looks sad) That’s pretty much our story, though. All we see…eto ha, radio stations, stage, hotel, airport. Not only in the Philippines. Like in Bahrain. Akala namin, uy, we’re abroad. We have time. Ikot tayo. Pero ayun, wala rin. Except sa U.S., dun talaga, we really asked for some free time kahit one day lang.

Last question before we go to the concert venue. How would you want people to describe your band? How would you want people to remember you?

Ako ha, sabihin ko sayo. Mahirap yan. All I hope is that we’ve made our mark. That’s it. Through our songs, we can share our opinions lang. Whether you agree with us or not, at least may discussion, may usapan. Yun lang gusto namin.

(Ira – “Hanep!”)

Thanks guys!

You know, in ten years, a lot will change. Filipino bands will go global na. The internet’s there. Like now, we’re going to Indonesia na. The other bands are also doing it. The international album thing. Ours is coming out in Singapore and Thailand also. It’s a combination of the first and second albums.

International stardom here comes Bamboo!

(smiles) Napansin nga lang namin sa mga people there ha…kasi di ba we have Tagalog songs? We took them out sa international album. But the Singaporeans, when we went there to play in a music fest, mas jam sila sa Tagalog songs eh. Noypi. Hallelujah. They were familiar with those songs. Nararamdaman nila eh. They hear the conviction. They hear the power of the song. Music is music. Maiba man race mo. It’s absolutely universal. That’s what we learned lang na sa next time, we keep the Tagalog songs (grin)

(Ira – “Yeah, keep the album as it is”)

Yes, keep it as it is.

(Ira - Oo, tama yun)

Pero you always think na pag international, all English. You know…West. Pero it’s changed na eh. Southeast Asia kasi has bared its fangs na, I guess, in terms of music and stuff. It’s become a contender na. Filipinos naman, nakakalat na. You know what I mean? Sa Dubai, we sold out there. 250,000 people nga daw in Dubai eh. Imagine, andami nun. I don’t know how many Filipinos there are in the U.S. pero of course marami din dun. I think we’re like the 3rd largest sa population.


Yeah! Sa Singapore nga, konti lang mga Pinoys dun pero when you go there, tight sila. You know, we went nga to a bar there, it’s a small club, we met the Consul there. Andun yung Consul. You can just approach her. May pastor nga daw, pumupunta din dun. Kahit saan. We gotta represent, di ba?

Right. Gotta represent. Thank you guys.

I liked your questions. Thanks, thanks. The interview was great, right Ira?

(Ira smiles and gives a thumbs up sign)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bamboo Rocked Australia

For a couple of days now I've been thinking about what to put here. Though there are a number of big news circulating, it didn't really catch my attention. But now, I'm blessed that I came across photos of Bamboo in their first and latest gig in Australia.

Okay, Here are some of the photos I saw on the internet, but before anything else let me give the credits to danyael_2321 for sharing this photos to us, Believers! Thanks a lot!

You can visit
danyael_2321 photobucket account for more photos...

Friday, March 09, 2007

We Stand Alone Together mp3

After noticing that a lot of people are interested in downloading Bamboo's 3rd album We Stand Alone Together, I decided to upload the album in my imeem account. For those of you who weren't able to purchase the album, you can listen to the tracks on the first cd here:

If by any chance you're interested in downloading this and the songs on the Bamboo's
extra cd which is included in We Stand Alone together Album, you can visit my multiply account. The link is located on the sidebar... Enjoy!

Don't forget to buy the original copy!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Alicia M. on Lettuce Bikini

I've been a bit busy this past few days that I wasn't able to put something sensible here. Now, I still have an hour to gather my thoughts and look for an interesting topic for my blog.

Last Sunday, I got the chance to watch Alicia Mayer on Mel and Joey. Well, having a figure like mine,I was not really interested about their topic last Sunday because it talked about swimsuits and bikinis. Anyway, the only thing that got my interest was when the host mentioned that Alicia Mayer had a photo shoot wearing only lettuce as her bikini!

Wow! isn't it? Anyway, it's not just because of publicity that Alicia had that photo shoot but she had good reasons for it- a social responsibility (perhaps?).

shoot was a Pro-Vegetarian Ad of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Here, Alicia was holding a placard saying "Let Vegetarianism Grow in You". Sounds interesting but I don't think I can do that... heheheh..

For Alicia, you go girl! enjoy your vegies and hopefully I can follow the advice you got in your placard! :))

Friday, March 02, 2007

What will make me leave the Philippines by Harvey S. Yeh

I first heard about this email on television. I got interested about it so I decided to post it here. This topic is very timely for the upcoming election so, READ and REFLECT... This might help...

Dear Fellow Filipino,

Good day to all of you! Before I begin my letter... just a disclaimer, for people who know me they know that I love the Philippines very much and I am not really one who rants and complaints to high heavens about what is happening to our country and does nothing about it, in fact, I feel that at my relatively young age of 27, I have done much service to the Philippines by setting up Pathways to Higher Education which has sent more than 500 poor but deserving students to college and AHON Foundation which has already built two public elementary school libraries that have benefitted more than 3,500 students. Yet, after seeing how events in our nation have transpired the past few weeks and talking with some friends, I feel the urge to share with you my own thoughts and feelings.

Over the weekend, we saw the completion of two major political alliances for this coming Senate Elections that has just began here in the Philippines. Now we have two political forces with familiar faces nonetheless on opposite sides of the fences. On one end, you have Tito Sotto and Tessie Aquino-Oreta who were two major stalwarts of the opposition and the FPJ Campaign in 2004 hobnobbing with the woman (Pres. GMA) whom they claimed to have cheated FPJ in the last Presidential Elections.On the other side of the fence, you see Manny Villar, the former house speaker who was actually responsible for impeaching Erap now part of the United Opposition who is led by no less than... Erap himself. Now if you don't see anything wrong with this picture then you must be one of the many Filipinos who have accepted this very sad reality that there is indeed no permanent ideals that our government leaders stand up for but rather they just go where there self-interests can best be served. It is this kind of politics why I no longer wonder why good people like Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Mayor Jesse Robredo of Naga City or outstanding Bulacan Governor Josie Dela Cruz will find it hard or worse, never be elected to national positions.

1.) If former COMELEC Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano of Hello Garci fame wins in his bid to become Congressman of Bukidnon...seeking to replace a good man no less in incumbent Cong. Neric Acosta... We would really be the laughing stock of the whole world if we allow a man with the reputation of Garci to be one of our so called "Honorable Gentlemen".

2.) If Dancing Queen Tessie Aquino Oreta reclaims her seat at the Senate... I hope that all of us would still remember that dance that she did during the 2001 impeachment hearings after they voted to overrule the decision of then Chief Justice Davide... let us make sure that people like her never make it to the Senate again.

3.) If Richard Gomez becomes a senator... what does he know about making laws? We already have the likes of Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid in the Senate and their performance or lack of it would be reason enough not to elect another actor who has no prior experience in government to the distinguished halls of the Senate.

4.) If Gringo Honasan wins again.... have we not learned our lesson? I cannot believe that just because someone is charismatic then we will just elect him to become one of our senators despite the fact that he has time and again caused so much instability in our country... if we want a military junta similar to that of Thailand... then lets all vote for this guy....

5.) If Manny Pacquiao becomes Congressman of General Santos City... everybody loves Manny the Boxing Champ but Manny the Lawmaker? Lets be realistic here, Manny is our Hero alright but I think it takes more than just great boxing skills and a desire to serve to be able to make appropriate laws that would help uplift the lives of the many Filipinos who live in Poverty.

6.) If Lito Lapid wins for Mayor of Makati City... I don't like Jojo Binay as well but Lito Lapid as city mayor of the country's finance and business center?!?! And do you really think he is from Makati and has good plans for the city? The Arroyos asking someone like him to run just goes to show you how much love and concern this government has for our country.

7.) If Chavit Singson becomes a Senator, Illegal Gambling =Chavit... enough said.

Now if all of these 7 things happen during this coming elections then don't be surprised if I decide to leave this country that I love dearly. Like I said during the first part of my letter, I feel that I have done much for this country but I think its time that Filipinos become more vigilant and critical in selecting our leaders for the sake of our future and the generations that will go beyond us. So I appeal to every Filipino who asks what can I actually do for my country... Choose and vote for the right people this coming elections, huwag na tayong magpaloko sa mga kandidatong maganda lang ang jingle o gwapo lang sa mga poster. Let us choose leaders who have a good track record for service and who are genuinely committed towards serving our country.

Manindigan naman tayong lahat para sa ating Kinabukasan at para sa Kapakanan ng ating Bayan!

Thank you very much for your time in reading this letter.


Harvey S. Keh

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Issues on Probinsyana by Bamboo

Every night, before signing in, its my habit to see whether I receive new emails because it simply means that someone gave a comment here in my blog. Last night, while putting on my PC I noticed that I received an email and that made me so excited! I opened the mail to know what was the comment. But sad to say, the comment was a bit negative and it irritates me! Actually, I have doubts whether to post it or trash it. In the end, I'm proud to say that I decided to post it.

Days ago, I had an entry about the Bamboo's upcoming album and some of their songs including Probinsyana and Tatsulok. But last night it pissed me that someone (sad to say he didn't give his name) commented:
Anonymous said...
My God! This is shameful! Does he knows that the song "Probinsyana" belongs to a legendary rock and roll artist? Mahiya naman kayo! Give respect to the real person who made this song which is Mr. Edmund Fortuno.

What's with the song Probinsyana? How could this person imply that Bamboo, the vocalist and/or the band claims that Probinsyana is their original composition? Duh! Moreover, I never forget to reiterate in my blog that Probinsyana was a revival of Bamboo.

The only question on my mind right now is that, what's the fuss? As a fan of Bamboo, a true-blooded believer, I never heard the band claiming that Probinsyana was theirs. If this person watched SOP last Sunday, 25 February 2007, he would have heard Bamboo especially Ira Cruz thanking some people. If this someone had the chance to purchase bamboo's third album, We Stand Alone Together, he could have at least seen the acknowledgments.

Perhaps the only thing this person wanted is to make Mr. Edmund Fortuno more famous... :)) I just wish this person will realize that never did Bamboo claim the song Probinsyana and that they gave due credits to those people or bands (for that matter) who wrote and performed te songs featured in the album We Stand Alone Together.

Anyway, I really wanted to thank the Edmund Fortuno for the song Probinsyana because after hearing it from Bamboo, it makes me be proud that I'm from the province! Hopefully, he's proud that young people can hear his song through Bamboo.