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My most hated band

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"I didn't like the name but it doesn't matter. They played great band music."
- Nina Araknida
Sunstar, Flip / September 15, 2002

"Few rock bands in town could stand at the crossroads of a dynamic and evolving music scene and knock down the high walls that divide music genres and audiences with as much success as Sheila and the Insects. "
- Ronald P. Villavelez
Yup!, Issue 1.03 / November 2001

"Sheila & The Insectsí music is new wave-influenced post-punk rock music that is considerably heavy yet still melodic "
- Cris O. Ramos Jr.
The Manila Times / May 31, 2003

"What does an indie band do with the oft-maligned mix of rock and new wave? In the case of Cebu-based Sheila and the Insects, plenty."
- Ganns Deen
PULP , PulpReviews / Issue 13, March 2001




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Softly
Sheila and the Insects
Originally by Apo Hiking Society


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:: Original Apo version ::
Written by Jim Paredes

Softly, as the morning sun
Comes through my window pane
Thoughts come to me
Memories of you fill my mind and I smile

So gently, and my world transforms
Into a merry carousel
Turning me round
Bringing me back to the place where I found ...

You there, time could have stood still and then
We'd spend all our moments to share
The dreams that we've known sometime, somewhere

And as, we go through the days
Remembering the love we made
I know that you'll stay
Bringing me more than what mere words can say

I know, that time can stand still and then
We'd spend all our moments to share
The dreams that we've known sometime, somewhere.

I know, that time can stand still and then
We'd spend all our moments to share
The dreams that we've known sometime, somewhere.

Notes:
This song appears in the album The Best of Kami nAPO Muna 2CD+DVD.



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Saturday, April 02, 2005
Bandiquette

Average people donít think the way people in rock bands think, which is to say that people who actually join rock bands arenít average. They are either musical geniuses or absolute nincompoops. Of course I exaggerate. In any case, there ought to be guidelines when interacting with them. Here are a few pointers Iíve drawn up.

A general rule for everyone, if you are only trying to make conversation, never ask someone from a band how much their talent fee is. You donít ask new acquaintances how much their salary is, donít you? Itís the same thing for a band. Unless of course, you are seriously interested in booking them, in which case you should open the topic by asking whom should you talk to regarding band bookings. To be safe, always assume that the band has a manager, or at least a booking agent you need to go through.

Never promise to catch them in one of their gigs if you donít plan to. Never make a suggestion about their songwriting, or band image. Even with the best intentions, musicians have definite ideas about their music and looks so any suggestion you make will come out as lame to them and theyíll never forget the most absurd ideas.

For media people, never ask ďWhy the band name?Ē It is such a clichť question and a dead giveaway that youíve not done any research. Besides, theyíll have encountered that question numerous times in the past that answering it becomes too mechanical and any genuine meaning is lost in the delivery.

For the serious fan, if you want to flatter, ask for an autograph. That never fails. If you want to annoy, ask for an autograph and then frantically declare that you donít have a pen and paper with you and ask shamelessly if he or she has one hidden somewhere in a back pocket. Never ask stupid questions like can I join your band? Or do you have free tickets to your next show? Or can you greet me up on stage? Or can I have your T-shirt?

For the clueless, donít ever refer to a band as aĎcomboí and donít ever ask to hear a sample of the music. If you need to be educated, youíre not the bandís market to begin with so why should they bother. Besides, asking for a sample is absolutely annoying. If the only complete band lineup you can name is of the Beatles, donít attempt a discussion about the band scene. And even if you happen to know more band trivia than someone from a band actually does, heíll hate you for it so better not go in that direction.

Never ask someone from a band to sing in a party in front of everybody. Heíll kill you the moment he has the chance to be alone with you.

For older people, never suggest to the band that their music is way too loud. It canít be otherwise. Period.

For the not too serious fan, if youíre not too sure of the exact identity of the band member you are planning to approach, donít, under any circumstance, dare a guess. One of the worst things you can say is ďHey, arenít you that guy from the (name of a band more famous than his)?Ē

If youíre trying to be cool, donít try and bum a cigarette from a band player unless youíre a band player yourself, in which case, you donít have to ask, just snatch. The cool thing to do would be to offer your own stash. Of course, it should be a premium brand. If you plan to offer your cheap favorites, forget it. Better yet, offer a drink. Cold beer is always a safe bet.

Never try and discuss to a songwriter what you think his song is about. Chances will be your interpretation is way off by miles. Besides, most writers usually donít know themselves what theyíre writing about.

If youíre looking to be a member of a band yourself, never offer to audition. That ainít the way to go. Wait to be invited. In the end, if you really canít stand their guts, just go ahead and set up your own then tell me about it after youíve given up.

Posted at 08:06 pm by bisoy

lit
January 12, 2007   07:01 AM PST
 
hi,wer can i purcahse SATI shrts?tnx
jun
April 13, 2005   02:37 PM PDT
 
sometime july or august...ill see guys .let's drink a beer or two(definitely more) and talk about stuff.
bisoy
April 12, 2005   11:38 AM PDT
 
yooo, Jun! thanks for the flattery. When are you coming over this year?
sis
April 12, 2005   12:12 AM PDT
 
CAN I JOIN YOUR BAND????
(ngyehehehe)
jun
April 9, 2005   03:15 PM PDT
 
from a serious music fan(im just trying to flatter)--yes, ive seen you guys numerous times, i have bought 3 of your cd's(two of which signed by all members),ive enjoyed reading your blogs(i wish i could write this good)and yes i have worn proudly your black sheila t shirt numerous times in concerts and everywhere(it has a hole in the right arm pit area now)and yes ive posted reviews of your cds in the indie website and etc...though i would never in my right mind suggest a band what direction they should take their music to...i was hoping you guys would be influence also by new wave psychedelic bands like the jesus and mary chain and etc..and lo and behold you guys describe yourself as psychedelic,indie on myspace.com..." .maude " sounds amazing by the way(i wish ive written that song) looking forward to your 4 th cd and will definitely watch your gig when i visit cebu this year.
 

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