Music

Notes and Stories

by Rhea Leorag

Note: This is actually an academic paper I submitted for my Development of Western Music class under Sir Jonathan Coo last semester, around September 2014. Today, I randomly found it as I rummaged through my files and thought of posting it here. It’s a mix of a feature article and a reflection paper, and was most likely done a day before it was due. Huge thanks to Joshua Cerdenia for accommodating a rush online interview. 🙂

You can check out his music here:
http://www.joshuacerdenia.com/
https://soundcloud.com/joshuacerdenia

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DPC – We Are The Radio

After a year of “hibernation,” Danceplaycreate comes out with a new track representing an all-new sound for the group, stepping out of the band scene and going electronic. Tuned into “one frequency, one consciousness to produce something quite unique,” Eric Trono, Matthew Azada and Bryan Moya indulged their creativity within a platform that poses no limits for the music they can create. (more…)

Rivermaya – 214

Throwback.

THIS SONG IS BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS. Enough said.

One of the wonders of this blog is that apart from sharing music I like, I also get to share other people’s favorite OPM songs. A lot of editing was done for the blog today. And as I look back to previous posts, I remember the people who suggested that I share those songs and I unconsciously take a trip down memory lane. It’s magical.

This song was suggested by a friend I haven’t talked to for a while, shared while having dinner with other friends in our usual fastfood chain. Moments usually taken for granted, memories captured in a song, feelings only the four people part of that conversation will understand.

Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure this song would spark some wonderful memories and feelings for those who’ve listened to it before, or those who still have it in their playlist. (I’m definitely adding it to mine after this post.) Fans of Rivermaya from Rico to Bamboo to Jason and even up to now.

I chose Rico’s version. Because Rico is awesome. (Subjectively speaking.)

“The world would die and everything may lie
Still you shouldn’t cry
‘Cause time may pass
But longer than it’ll last
I’ll be by your side…”

214

Artist: Rivermaya

RIVERMAYA

Past Members:
Rico Blanco
Bamboo Mañalac
Nathan Azarcon
Perfecto de Castro
Kakoy Legaspi
Jayson Fernandez
Japs Sergio

Current Line-up:
Mike Elgar – vocals, guitar
Mark Escueta – vocals, guitar, percussion
Norby David – vocals, bass
Ryan Peralta – drums

https://www.facebook.com/rivermayamusic
http://www.rivermaya.ph
http://www.twitter.com/rivermayaband

Mojofly – Tumatakbo

“Tumatakbo ang oras, naiiwan na ako ng panahon.
Di na nagbago bawat araw, pare-pareho, parang kahapon.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faeht_9nSx0

Tumatakbo

Artist: Mojofly (Lougee Basabas, Ace Evangelista, Ali Alejandro, Richard Carandang)

Album: Now (2005)

Kung tutuusin, hindi lang naman sa kasawian sa pag-ibig maaaring maramdaman ang ganito. Minsan, masyado talagang mabilis ang buhay. Halimbawa sa kasalukuyan, aoat na linggo na lamang matatapos na ang unang semestre; parang n’ong nakaraang linggo lang tayo unang pumasok. Sadyang ganoon siguro talaga ang oras. Kung minsan napakabilis, kung minsan naman parang napakabagal. May mga pagkakataong mas gusto nating tumigil muna at kumapit sa mga magagandang alaala na kay bilis lumipas at maging maliit na bahagi na lamang ng ating haraya.

Atin ang buhay na ito. Angkinin natin ang bawat oras at karanasan. Gawing makabuluhan ang bawat segundong lumlipas, habang tumatakbo ang oras.

IAxe – Ako’y sa Iyo, Ika’y sa Akin

“Ngunit bakit… sa tuwing ako’y lumalapit, ika’y lumalayo?”

Ako’y sa Iyo, Ika’y sa Akin

Artist: IAxe

Archie Valencia Vi- Synth Keyboardist
Ryan “Aboy” Isaac – Lead Vocalist
Enrique”Boy” Makasakit – Drummer
Aaron Ace Manio- Vocalist / Rhythm Guitars
Aying Sayson- Lead Guitars
Celestino Jr. “Chet” Lucas – Bassist

Album: IAxe (1994)

Urbandub – A Call to Arms

09-10-12 A Call to Arms ng Urbandub

Because Urbandub is AWESOME.

“There’s no point to keep your head faced down
When all we see and know and feel is temporary
Spread your arms and keep your head held high
Good things are better taken in
The less you notice.”

A Call to Arms

Artist: Urbandub

Gabby Alipe (vocals, guitar)
John Dinopol (guitar, vocals)
Lalay Lim (bass, vocals)
Janjan Mendoza (drums)

Album: The Apparition (2009)

Apo Hiking Society – Ewan

09-09-12 Ewan ng Apo Hiking Society

“Mahal kita, mahal kita. Hindi ito bola.
Sumagot ka naman ‘wag lang… ‘Ewan’…”

Ewan

Artist: Apo Hiking Society (Danny Javier, Buboy Garrovillo, and Jim Paredes)

Album: Ten Years Together

Inawit din ito ng Imago para sa album na “Kami nAPO Muna”, isang pagkilala sa Apo Hiking Society. 🙂

Kamikazee – Huling Sayaw

09-08-12 Huling Sayaw ng Kamikazee

Sabi nila lahat ng bagay may katapusan. May dulo rin ang langit. Ngunit kasabay ng bawat pagtatapos ang isang bagong simula, at doo’y magagamit natin ang bawat bagay na natutuhan mula sa karanasang pinanggalingan. Masakit dahil matatapos na, ngunit may sulyap ng pag-asang mas makabubuti nga ang ganito. Oras na para ipagpatuloy ang paglalakbay.

Huling Sayaw

Artist/Producer: Kamikazee
Album: Romantico

Cueshe – Pasensiya Na

09-07-12 Pasensiya Na ng Cueshe

“Kaya pasensiya na kung may pagtingin ako sa iyo.
Di mapigilan bulong ng damdamin..
Isisigaw ko para mapansin mo..
Pansinin mo naman ako…”

Pasensiya Na

Artist: Cueshe

Jay Justiniani – vocals
Ruben Caballero – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Jhunjie Dosdos – keyboards
Jovan Mabini – lead guitar
Fritz Labrado – bass guitar
Mike Manaloto – drums

Album: Back to Me (2006)