Not a lot of Filipinos remember that Bayan Ko was originally written in Spanish. Long before it became an anthem to the EDSA Revolution and covered by folk singer Freddie Aguilar, it is a song that has spanned generations, imperial colonists, and even internal revolutions.
Young people perhaps would not know how Al Jarreau has contributed to music. He holds the record as the only Grammy winner in history who has received the award in four different decades (70’s, 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s) and across different genres (pop, R&B and jazz). As a seven-time Grammy award winner, Al Jarreau is known for carrying on the evolution of scat as a vocal jazz expertise.
There are certain songs that bring simple joys. It reminds us to be lighthearted, content and breezy … even crazy despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life…
All great loves experience their share of running barefoot in the park and playing knee-deep in daisies, the summers of our lifetime. This song reminds Teki of her first trip to Camp John Hay with Marg. Happy moments are like daisies whatever the season.
And then it happens. And when it does, you just know it.
Because Teki can’t contain her happiness, she’s just like anyone who is giggly and excited in love. For Marg, who in all of my shortcomings, found me and kept me.
A happy song for an extremely happy day for a happy girl….
Before, when Ingrid Michaelson was still unheard of, or Priscilla Ahn and a whole host of indie-rock girl musicians, there was Lisa Loeb. During the 90’s, when girls with glasses in the music industry were considered utterly rare, Lisa represented a kind of geek music that was refreshingly cool and had attracted a cult following within a generation. It may be said that her music wasn’t much of a standout, but it was the simple lyrics and the feel-good manner that characterized a lot of her songs.