I was walking home from school when I had an idea. I continued to ponder on it as I walked on. I wanted to write about it so badly I was half-running just to reach the dorm and begin typing. Unfortunately as I began the piece, my thoughts got clouded and the idea slowly slipped away. I wish I ran faster. Anyway, this is a futile attempt at catching what was left of it. Somehow I know that the points are still there, but some words, or some paragraph construction I probably got wrong. Still, I’m posting this here to remind myself that next time I get an idea, I should flop down the nearest bench and start writing.
Also this was supposed to be posted last Thursday.
-I bet life would be a lot easier.
I’d be weird, but I won’t care
of what other people think.
I’d be proud of what I do,
even just to myself.
I’d be sure of what I want
to watch or see or listen to.
I won’t need anyone
to approve what I do.
I’d be who I am,
and it will reflect in my art.
Some will appreciate it,
some will not.
But it wouldn’t matter.
‘Cause the artist in me
has done his part.
Oh if I were an artist-
You only wear fancy shoes
Only play guitar blues
The only guy I know who hates radio
Why don’t you do me a favor
Say you’ll see me much later…
You’ve got a lot of nerve to say that to my face
You’ve got a lot of nerve to put me in my place
When all that you do is stand there and look cool
Like you’re the funnest guy you know
It would make my world to be the girl to tell you
Pagkilala sa musikerong si Joey Ayala, ang “voice in the wilderness” mula sa Davao
ni Rhea Leorag
inilathala sa Matanglawin (Opisyal na Pahayagang Pangmag-aaral ng Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila) TOMO XXXVII Blg. 1
(c) Jami Cudala
“Nais kong lumipad tulad ng agila
At lumutang-lutang sa hangin
Magkaroon ng pugad sa puso ng kagubatan
Ngunit ito ay panaginip lang at maaring di matupad…”
Para kay Joey Ayala, isa ang Agila sa mga paborito niyang awiting naisulat. Patunay ang Agila na maaring maging iba’t iba ang kahulugan ng isang awit depende sa tagapakinig. Iba’t ibang pangkat ng lipunan ang nagpasalamat kay Ayala dahil sa tingin nila’y “para sa kanila” isinulat ang awit- mga katutubo, mga political ideologist, at maging mga miyembro ng Sparrow Unit (assassination squad ng Communist Movement). Nang ilabas ang Agila noong 1980s, nagkaroon din ng debate sa pagitan ng mga aktibista, “Bakit ginamit niya yong agila eh simbolo ng US ‘yan?” (more…)
Definitely one of the best local songs I’ve heard. Combining modern electronic and ethnic vibe, plus the amazing simple but cryptic lyrics showcasing the richness of our language. This is one masterpiece more people should hear.