Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sugar High - Weekend (Official Music Video)

The power niche of the Philippines in world fandom is the teen demographics. Half of the Philippine population is below 23 years old & the physical phenotypes of our young actors are agreeable to the taste of much of the world so I decided that is the main thrust of my blog (over the general OPM trend hyping). I have two teenager assistants who I rely to ferret out the interesting trends. I am now on my vacation but both were so insistent (or was it "excited"?)  that I publish this one: a group of "really cute young boys", two of which, Carlos Ysmael & Daniel Hubschka, can be "future James Reids".

Ok, I return to my vacation, I still have ten days...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nikki Gil - When I Met You (Official Music Video with Lyrics)

It was a crash course on Pinoy showbiz in starting this blog. A friend asked how do I choose the videos: First, it has to be a nice song, worthy of a viral push. Second, the singer should look right. Unattractive singers with great voices are passe. Frankly, there are still many singers whose face you really won't waste 4 minutes watching (Really, why do they even bother? I still can't understand how they even got through). I can forgive videos with obviously cheap budgets as long as it doesn't come out looking cheap.

 So if you're wondering why an artist with some name doesn't appear here, I most likely don't like the face even if he or she got the voice. Music videos are visual too, you know.

 I've extended my vacation until after the Holy Week so we'll be irregular til then.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sheng Belmonte - Ulan [Official Music Video with lyrics]

Title: Ulan / Rain / Lluvia

NOTE: I'm re-releasing this. I'll be on vacation for two weeks so the update will not be daily, it all depends on my "sober" time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TORNATRA IS ANIME: The Pinoy Pop Phenotype in Northeast Asia

Leah Dizon: Filipino Malay-Chinese & French
Racial hierarchical terms during the Spanish times have evolved in their meaning in the contemporary Philippines. Today Tornatra means a Pinoy phenotype which resulted from the mixing of Malay, Chinese & Spanish, the main races in the country.

James Reid - Bonfire Love Song (LIVE, MAKING-OF VIDEO & MORE GIRL SCREAMS)

Surprisingly, I'm loving the Reid Alert album of James, and my favorites are Randomatic, 10 & this song. I hope they release a music video. Here's a live performance in a mall promo tour, but the problem with live shows of James, you may have a hard time figuring out the song out of the screams.

 In that case,buy the album. It's really great. Here he is talking how it got made:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Autotelic - Misteryoso (Official Music Video)

Title: Misteryoso / Mysterious / Misterioso

I just discovered this group. I like their cool technopop sound, their album is actually a perfect antidote to harrased nerves during those maddening traffic bottlenecks of Manila.

Drive Me to Juliet - Lighthouse [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Shot overlooking the city of Cebu & its neighboring cities, the second biggest metropolitan area in the Philippines.

Donnalyn Bartolome - Isang Text

Friday, March 6, 2015

Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

Pinoy culture celebrates the mixing of cultures, being a "mestizo" is a plus, and this is significant because 10% of the Philippine population lives in 100 countries. It's amazing that this diaspora produced some of the biggest pop stars in the world. Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens, ap of the Black Eyed Peas, etc., the Philippines sharing the biggest  and most successful Asian contribution to world pop culture. I'll start featuring them in a new section called DIASPORA.

Enrique Iglesias is very vocal about his concern for the Philippines but do Filipinos know his song is one of the biggest current hits in the Latin world?

衛蘭Janice Vidal《我們的故事》MV 【官方版】

Canto-Pop's Janice Vidal, big in Hong Kong. A 2013 hit.

KATHRYN BERNARDO - Mr. DJ (Official Music Video)

April Morning Skies - Deceiver (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Moira Dela Torre - If You Tell Me You Love Me (Official Lyric Video)

Really, a great voice. Great voices are returning to OPM. Marion Aunor & Moira are a refreshing counterpoint to the "birit" divas.