okay, sige… makiki-ride ako ulit sa mga sikat na news. only because naiinis talaga ako sa mga tao na involved and nanghihinayang…. basta, kumukulo dugo ko sa mga bagay na ganito. and maybe i’m just proud to be Filipino and i’m proud of my heritage.
some people might not get it but i’m really irritated how Martin Nievera sang the National Anthem during the wildly celebrated Pacquiao-Hatton fight over the weekend. have you heard Martin’s version? because it was really his own version of the national anthem!
and now, Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquiel is saying it’s OK.
IT’S OK!?! no ma’am, it’s not OK…
you know what she said?
“Baraquel said that the Felipe version should be used in formal events but the government should be more flexible in allowing artistry and creativity in rendering the song “to suit the occasion or the public mood.”” — from PDI.
so ganun pala yun? kung may party eh party tune ang Lupang Hinirang? pwedeng i-Daft Punk or Hed Kandi? ganun ba yun? in my book, the national anthem is not open to interpretation of the artist but rather it is the artist who should adapt to the anthem. most specially in this occasion!
as an engineer, i am accustomed to seeing and conforming to specifications — knowing what is acceptable and not acceptable if there are guidelines or rules being followed. specially technical descriptions. from gmanews.tv report, the song “if properly sung with a two-fourths beat and 100 metronome – should only last for 53 seconds”. Lea Salonga may have extended it a little but it’s perfectly fine. 4/4 yata ginamit. pero hindi siya bumirit. she followed the notes. that’s where Martin loses it.
listen to them one after the other and tell me which one evokes more nationalism, more pride, more power. it’s a song meant to be sung by the people. the ‘leader’ is there to start it and to encourage you to join in the singing. would you join Martin in his version? i don’t think so… specially the last bit.
i tell you, Martin has a big L written over his forehead.