Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Video From The Philippines

I forgot how much I enjoyed the music when I was living in Brazil. It's too bad that the English-speaking world is so hesitant to listen to music in other languages, because there is so much good stuff out there to listen to (especially nowadays). Fortunately, some bands (CSS from Brazil springs immediately to mind) are putting out their music in English and enjoying a lot of success because of it.

I listened to a fair amount of the music in Thailand, and found only a few songs that made it halfway to good... so going overseas for your music doesn't always pay dividends. However, the Philippines has a real treasure trove of good music to listen to, and I'm really looking forward to getting to know more of it when I move there.

Anyway, check out this video by Rivermaya, called "214". It's one of the better songs I've heard in a while (even if it is a bit dated)... and yes, it's in English.

3 comments:

Gary said...

I did not realize that you had lived in Brazil. How did you like it and why did you leave?

Jil In Pattaya said...

It was from 1986-1987. I was a Rotary Exchange Student in high school.

I liked it a whole lot. It really is a gorgeous and fun place, and in a lot of ways very much like Thailand.

gary said...

Nice, I need to get there myself one of these days...