MICHAEL PANGILINAN : IN THE ABSENCE OF GOOSEBUMPS


Michael Pangilinan

Michael Pangilinan

Labelling is such a sad affair as it is not decided by a spin doctor but by a public .  This is the case of MICHAEL PANGILINAN, an XFACTOR contender who did not make it to final cut but nevertheless a talented singer who is now touted to be the heir apparent of Hajji Alejandro and Ariel Rivera as the ‘KILABOT NG MGA KOLEHIYALA’.  Actually, in this country of gullible media market blocks, you can spell backwards and nobody bothers to give a hoot  as long as you make sure you look determined to commit the odds to oblivion.  Indeed , Pangilinan is a debonair /balladeer  material but he still has to make his rounds in the exclusive school circuit to once and for all validate the  title being peddled around town.  Alejandro and Rivera were created by these giggly-heavily-cologned-semi-virgins which flag a vaulted recognition of what they are best remembered nowadays.  Pangilinan, on the other hand rammed through singing contests before he slightly gained some popularity.  He is all geared up to beg some more attention now that an album is about to be launched but with only 5 songs to boot and exhibit his vocal charm. ‘KILABOT NG MGA KOLEHIYALA’ is NOT what he exudes at the moment [with some unflattering flabs here and there and a noticeably bothering flamboyant conduct during interviews] , but rather a flash on a reflected pan diffused by a hunger for fame!

PAALAM , BODJIE DASIG …


Nagdadalamhati pa ang industriya ng musikang Pinoy sa pagpanaw kaninang madaling araw ng rock icon na si KARL ROY, nang biglang isa na namang malungkot na balita ang dumating at si BODJIE DASIG naman ang sumakabilang buhay sa araw ring ito . Ito ay pinatotohanan ni Jim Paredes sa kanyang Twitter account. Aniya: “Confirmed: Bodjie Dasig, songwriter of ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko,’ husband of Odette Quesada passed away today too. OPM just lost two greats,” Narito ang notes mula sa libretto ng AMERIKANA THE MUSICAL  upang lalo nating siyang maalala : When people meet Bodjie Dasig, they cannot help but think of Odette Quesada. Small wonder since the two have been collaborating since 1989 and married since 1993. The association simply can’t be helped. But as intertwined as their careers may have been, upon closer observation, it becomes clear that their histories are so unlike, it’s a wonder they ended up working together. Where Odette made her debut as a writer for other artists, Bodjie pretty much wrote songs for himself. He never joined any songwriting contests citing the Woody Allen principle that slightly goes “if people can tell you when you’re good, they can also tell you when you’re bad”. Not that he’s not jiggy with the idea of accepting awards. In 1993, Awit Awards bestowed the “Best Performance by a Group”, “Best Ballad” and “Record of the Year” awards to Bodjie for his hit song “Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko”. Since then, he’s been producing albums with his wife for artists like Ariel Rivera, Rico J. Puno, Vina Morales and Rachel Alejandro, to name a few.