Monday, January 10, 2011

Eargasm: "Bahaghari" by Rommel Juico

Yes, I still use the old school discman, yo!

I first heard the song “Bahaghari” in the animated movie RPG Metanoia and instantly fell in love with it. Right there and then that I have decided that it will be the official song at my funeral. Although the lyrics are kinda off for a funeral song, I still love its melody. Rommel Juico sounds like Noel Cabangon to me. And I love Noel Cabangon! <3

I couldn’t get the song out of my head after watching the movie that’s why as soon as I got home, I searched for it in the internet. Alas. Nobody has uploaded it yet. I was even willing to download it for a fee of P30 at Star Records but the website said they couldn’t process my transaction right away since it was a weekend and the weekday following it was a holiday. Sucks! The only remaining option was to go to the nearest record bar but since I am living in a sleepy town near Taal Lake, nearest means I have to travel an hour or so.

But finally, after the agony of almost 48 long hours of waiting to get back to Manila, I now own an original copy of the album of the RPG Metanoia soundtracks. A day after though, a friend emailed me a copy of the song which he was able to download online. I guess it was uploaded the same day I bought the album. Oh well, my only consolation is that at least, I was able to support our local artists. :D

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Viva SeƱor Nazareno!

Today marks the 404th celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. I was able to witness the procession last year and I could say that it was so intense. You would really admire the devotion of the Black Nazarene’s devotees who wouldn’t mind the heat, hunger, thirst and possible danger of being squeezed and stepped on by the sea of other sweaty men (and some women) trying their luck to touch the image of Jesus Christ or at least be able to hold the ropes tied to the carriage carrying it. Even the sidewalks could also be dangerous. I was lucky enough to be able to get behind the gates just before the crowd has gotten rowdy when the procession passed by our street. From therein that I have taken these pictures.