Saturday, February 28, 2015

MORISSETTE - 'Di Mapaliwanag (Official Lyric Video)

 Title:  Di Maipaliwanag  /  Can Not Be Explained  /  No se puede explicar

LOL, so a Starmusic video hits it sometimes. Some may find Morissette's whistling as cheap Mariah Carey parody but I prefer to see it as a ritzier  take-off from the more original Tuvan throat singing/  whistling instead. But what I found really heartening is that somebody in the ABS-CBN music video production team gets what a music video is about: each frame counts, and while Morissette may need South Korean plastic surgical tricks to transcend some of her predicaments, the pale decolorized effects succeeded: in producing a sleek piece.


Maja Salvador & Paulo Avelino have many music videos in this blog. They star in a forthcoming heavy-drama teleserye starting this March.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sam Concepcion - Mahal Na Mahal (Official Music Video)

Translation:   Mahal Na Mahal Kita   /   I Love You So Much   / Te amo mucho 

I'm re-issuing this song, one of the best Filipino love songs. It's actually my favorite love song. I am dedicating it to somebody I asked to read the blog. And this goes to all the other lovers out there. The song will stay at the top for the rest of the love month. The coming updates will be inserted below it for the meantime.

 Translation of lyrics below:

Nikki Gil - When I Met You (Official BTS video with lyrics)

Chinese New Year with James Reid: It's Not the Firecracker, folks.. It's Girlscreams!

This was supposed to be a Chinese New Year celebration, but apparently, they substituted the firecrackers with girl screams. I am sure, that will so scare the evil spirits the coming year will be more prosperous. And fun. Yeah, it's true, it's more fun in the Philippines.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

METAL ROCK: Slapshock - The Crown feat. (Black Eyed Peas) Live

TELESERYE: Wattpad Presents: "Im In Love With A Dota Player"

Title: Estoy enamorada de un jugador de Dota

I don't know if the TV5 bigwigs were aware that their little series became trending news in the worldwide DOTA communities when it was released earlier this month. Just look at the Comments on its Youtube trailer page and 3/4 of its contents are in foreign languages, mostly Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German & even Indonesian (amazingly, its trailer had more hits in two weeks than that of the current adolescent teleserye chart-topping hit Forevermore in nearly 3 months). Especially notable was the wide online coverage in the Spanish- & Portuguese-speaking part of the world. Very telling was the fact that the Latin Americans, particularly the Peruvians, noted how similar the look of the characters are with the Peruvians. Same comments were made to Philippine films which have suddenly become hot stuffs among Asiatic film fanatics from Russia to Latin America. Many Russians actually described watching Pinoy films as akin to watching Latin American telenovelas and they even have fan clubs of young Pinoy actors in the Russian Facebook, VK.( I doubt if Pinoy teen stars James Reid & Daniel Padilla even know this?). This international fascination started with "Diary Ng Panget" late last year, which "She's Dating The Gangster" consolidated early this year)

This cultural reconnection establishes the niche of the Philippines as a bridge between the advancing East to the rest of the world. It's a natural cultural niche which can't be filled by other Asians . I hope Pinoys, particularly Pinoy showbiz, learns how to maximize the potentials of this niche.

Especially the youth segment. It is big in the Philippines because majority of Filipinos are below 23 years old (Compare that to the aging population in many countries).. But the best thing is that the multi-racial look of Pinoys is clearly acceptable and popular in such varied markets like Russia & Latin America.

Rico Blanco - Time For You

Too bare mv but the song is nice.


UPDATE: but hold on... there's actually a better video released last year for VALDA PASTILLES:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

EDWARD BENOSA - Di Man Lang Nagpaalam (Official Music Video)

Title :  Di Man Lang Nagpaalam  /  Did Not Even Say Goodbye  / Ni siquiera decir adiós

 It seems I'm posting Starmusic music videos mostly because I pity the singers. Edward Benosa is the best-looking among the new singers but look how he was not given a chance to look good here. He was made to contort his face most of the time, apparently to try to court sympathy by being overly melodramatic but he ended up looking like he was having difficulty in expelling something in a toilet instead. ABS-CBN should really overhaul its music video production department.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

MMJ - HayPa (Hayup Ah) Official Music Video

Frankly,  ABSCBN should overhaul its Music department (you hit a few of their mv's but you tend to ignore most). MMJ can be a good act, but here we go again- this music video is so baduy and I was hesitant to post it because it's so below my standards but the brothers have potential if only they were treated right.  Before, when they were still teen-agers, they were turned into cheap Kpop parodies, and now that they have matured a lot, they are presented in a very cheap provincial music video. Tatanda na lang sila! Luck could be elusive sometimes (they even write good songs, for Christsakes! What a waste!)

Actually, this song has a Psy potential but how can you push to be viral worldwide a cheap crap like this ?

WARNING; The music video is icky and cheap but the song is rather nice. ME DA ASCO ESTE VIDEO PERO LA CANCION ES GENIAL.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IMAGO - "THEN WAS FOREVER" (Official Music Video)

 This is obviously a dogfood ad masquerading as music video, but what the heck- it's the return of Imago (it could have been more polished though)

James Reid - "Huwag Ka Nang Humirit" LYRIC VIDEO [Music Videoshoot Photos]

Title: Huwag ka nang humirit / Don't Act Up Anymore / ¡Corta ya!

Watch the OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO of "Huwag Ka Nang Humirit" HERE, or click it on the sidebar.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Iza Calzado - #LEBELAP (Go Lang Nang Go) Official Music Video

This is amusing, I never thought top Filipina dramatic actress Iza Calzado does music videos. But I'm getting to like Ivory Records. First, it made those "surprising" Maja Salvador videos... now, we have Iza...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Christian Bautista - Up Where We Belong (Official Music Video)

Not really an OPM, this is just a cover song, but it was already in the Number 6 position in yesterday's MYX Top 10 hit list. Christian looks so mature here, we have a hint on how the present idols will look like in a few years time.  
Christian es el más famoso cantante de baladas en el sudeste asiático desde que lanzó su canción "The Way You Look At Me" hace una década.