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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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THIS MONTH'S LYRICS
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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Thursday, February 18, 2010
No carrot nor stick

We’ve been struggling of late to finish arranging our two new songs. We are not motivated enough -- that is probably the simplest explanation of why we can’t seem to finish the last mile. If and when we get the chance to be in the studio together to work on something, we end up free jamming instead of consciously working on our compositions.

Nothing wrong with having fun, but when we do that too often enough without regard for goals and a timeline, we end up suddenly realizing it’s been roughly a year since we got back together and we still haven’t played any new material at all.

Which I surmise is why we’re not at all motivated to play gigs of late, but then that’s a different thing.

Hopefully, that will change with our commitment now to shoot for Tambayan sa Outpost this March. One of our goals is to play a couple of new songs for our episode. That plus the fact that we have to start recording before Jerros leaves for Manila for his board review in a few weeks adds to the pressure.

So how are our new songs doing? Let me put it this way: if our lives depended on it, we could probably play our new songs on a live set. Meaning if, and only if, we absolutely had to would we play them in public. But we’re just not comfortable with our tentative arrangements just yet. We’re not happy so we can’t debut it.

Then again, maybe we’ve been at them for far too long that we can’t see them for what they probably are already – good songs. Or then again, they could just be crap that took us a long time to morph into better arranged songs but still crap.

Posted at 07:09 pm by bisoy

tonet
March 5, 2010   12:32 AM PST
 
Dear SATI,

Please come back to Manila. I missed your gig last August.

Love,
Tonet :D
 

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