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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 Insects’ 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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Friday, August 12, 2005
Flowerfish unleashed

The place was called Dish. Located inside the ABS-CBN compound, it certainly was large. Maybe even a little too large for our purpose. No surprise since the place was a traditional showband party place. The interiors evoked a certain classy aura. One we were not used to.

We we’re launching ‘Flowerfish’ and the ‘8-Track’ albums. The latter was a compilation of 8 songs from various unsigned bands, which included our song ‘Lemerson’. But I guess the highlight that night was the formal press launch of ‘Flowerfish’. Finally, fresh copies were being given out to the press representatives together with a press kit that Boom and I had put together. The kits came out quite impressive, even eliciting a comment on how we had come up with the money to produce such a professional-looking kit. If I didn’t know better, I might have said I overdid the layouts because our materials looked more major label than indie, which really isn’t a bad thing. In any case, you can never go wrong with smart and clean layouts which was what I was aiming for when I did the CD jackets, posters, and presskits. Kudos of course goes to Nicolas Aboitiz for the top-class photograph for the cover and of course to Kathy Zialcita for the superb band pics.

In the end, what is packaging without the music. So after the press got their questions answered and the requisite footages shot, we clambered up the stage on cue and played our prepared set. We were expecting to play an hour’s worth of songs but since the affair had started late, we opted to shorten our set. Other bands were still set to play after us after all.

And that was how we spent one rainy Saturday night in Quezon City, playing our best songs to a critical audience made up of press people and fiercely independent yet accomplished musicians. Yet in spite of the situation, it felt good to be up there that night. The music flowed naturally and without effort. Like the rain outside that was punctuating the stillness of Manila’s polluted air. Rain that I hoped augured well for our brand new album.

Posted at 02:37 pm by bisoy

bisoy
August 15, 2005   11:30 AM PDT
 
Thanks bai!!! Only once and that was live. Don't know if she bought a CD yet.
ken
August 14, 2005   07:53 PM PDT
 
bai, bought your album yesterday (saturday) when i dropped by kayahag, and have been listening to it ever since.

great job...

actually, "great job..." doesnt do it justice, it's top notch, world class, f*ing awesome stuff...

maude's gonna freak...has she heard the song you guys named after her already?

hehehe...

 

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