Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Eto nAPO review ko

Tribute albums are a dime a dozen.
In the foreign market, name a famous band and chances are, there's a tribute album to match the aformentioned artist. The pickings are definitely far from slim from across the shores. As for our own local scene, tribute albums are few and far between, except for last year's noteworthy Eraserheads tribute album Ultraelectromagneticjam, 2006 will best be remembered for Kami nAPO Muna.

Jim Paredes. Danny Javier. Boboy Garovillo. The APO Hiking Society. Shortened from their original ironic tongue-in-cheek 70's moniker of Apolinario Mabini Hiking Society, this OPM Pop trio mined a substantially lengthy and lengthily substantial list of memorable hits that spanned a good portion of two decades. These names may not be that familiar with today's youth, but if you were growing up during the heady and turbulent Martial Law years, well into the early yellow fever years of the 80's, then your acquaintance with the APO was surely made, etched indelibly on your aural psyche.

Fast forward to the here and now, Kami nAPO Muna is a fitting tribute to Jim, Boboy and Danny, and their music that helped etch OPM into what it is today. If not for artists such as the APO Hiking Society, OPM would not have the sturdy foundation today's local music scene solidly rests on. Which brings us to the music.

There's something for everyone of Kami nAPO Muna. From cool Pop musings (Sugarfree's snappy-not-sappy Batang-Bata Ka Pa and Sponge Cola's version of Nakapagtataka) to faithful readings (Panalangin by Moonstar 88 and Orange & Lemons' Yakap Sa Dilim), the resounding remake (Imago's elating Ewan) that takes an established idea and gives it a new dimension. The rollicking tracks (Blue Jeans by Rocksteddy and Kamikazee's excellent Doobidoo) are painless ear candy with an edge, adding new perspective to these timeless APO classics. Though some opted to play it safe (Parokya Ni Edgar's lackadaisical Pumapatak Ang Ulan), others were plain dismal (ex-Freestyle singer Top Suzara's constipated Anna). Others bravely delivered with standout style by merely being themselves, as evinced on Sandwich's Bakit Ang Babae, as well as the APO fave When I Met You done by Barbie Almalbis, a rendition that could've easily fit into her own album. Even the Itchyworms manage to make Awit Ng Barkada work well for them. Kudos as well to Sound for their jazzy take of Di Na Natuto, with a clever "doobidoo" interpolation to boot. My personal fave? Kitchie Nadal's stoic yet soaring Pag-Ibig. My hat's off to producer Jack Rufo for playing all the instruments, which certainly did it for me. Way to go, Jack!

Like I said, there's something for everyone. Even the lemons.
Of course, as far as Kami nAPO Muna is concerned, if a tribute album gives you lemons, then order Iced Tea.
A worthy tribute album that definitely worth its weight.
A good buy!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

One man come, he to justify
One man to overthrow

- Bono, U2

So there I was.
The third to the last evening of this month, gazing at my PC, checking my mail. I belong to more e-groups than I care to wave a stick at, so you can imagine what my Inbox looks like.. my Grade School batch list.. my High School batch list.. a Pinoyrock list.. a Pinoy docu list.. an underground Punk list.. a hobby shop list.. a comic book list.. and a few others I'm not at liberty to divulge, for fear that I would have to terminate you.. and of course, a smattering of personal e-mails every now and then.. but one particular e-mail caught my eye instantly; it was one from my son.

Jason is 16. He's my firstborn son. He has a brother, Jeremy, who's 13. Like most brothers, they are not alike. Then again, in a way, they are. Other than the usual traits, characteristics and idiosyncrasies, they're both my sons. Jason's much like your typical Third Year High School students.. effervescent and bubbly yet moody at times; but mostly happy-go-lucky. He has a soft spot for little kids. He's a cousin's cousin, who gets along well with them no matter how pesky little brats can get. He's not the sporty type, which is sort of a waste, as he's close to a flat 6', believe it or not, taller than me. I'm not much of the sporty type, either, so I dispense with the first-draft-pick fantasies. He's robust, making him stand out even more; but what really makes him stand out is his abilities with the computer. In a short span of time, he's surpassed what little so-called knowledge I may muster or hope to at any given time between now and the future. He is his school's official Webmaster, as well as the Moderator of a forum he created. No mean feat for a young man who's on the verge of college. Speaking of college, he has expressed his trepidation to pursue a Computer Science course, as he thought I might not agree with his decision. But I made it clear to him that I would not force him to take a course that he didn't wanted, and that I was cool with what he wanted. He might have forgotten I'm a cool Dad, but there you go. But these are my words, spoken through the mouth as seen through the eyes of a father.. Maybe I should let him do the talking instead.

My life is now divided into three or should I say four.
First I am a student in Claret School of Quezon City.
Third year high school. Why should I complain now that
the work load is through the roof, and teachers I have
now either have no control over the classroom and the
students would do anything they want or don't teach the
lesson clearly. I can't even concentrate on doing these
since after doing one from another subject, there is
another one piled infront of me.

Next would be being a webmaster for the school's website.
I have the resopnsibility to compile everyone's acquired
articles and arrange it so that we can post them at the
school's website. Everything about the school, from Nursery
to Fourth year high school. We have to get something that
happened from each division of the school and post them
on the internet. It is hard since most of my members just
want to play and only a few are really working. Plus, I can't
take them out since I would be short-handed in the upcoming
Cyberfair competition and Computer Week preparations.

Another one is being a forum admin in the site I created
myself. It was hard at the beginning, and it's harder now.
Since the members complain about this and that and I have
to edit a code that has gone wrong and it would take me
days to fix it and put it up again. And I suddenly lost
the reason why I made this forum site. Was it because
I was bored last summer, or was it because I wanted to
know what it's like to do that kind of work? Indeed it
inspired me to continue studying Photoshop. After making
banner after banner, I learned a lot.

Lastly is being a part of a family. Me, my brother
and my father. I lost my mother when I was about to
become 13. She died of cancer and the three of us are
struggling now to live together. But, inspite of our
differences, we still love each other. I always try to
forget my problems at home, yet they always come at me
like the wind hitting you. I don't know what to do now.
All I do now is do these one or two at a time.
But I'll hold on, and continue to live this life.
I don't know where this will take me, but this is
the path I chose.

Seldom do blog entries drive me to tears. But seldom do I get to read blog entries by my son. Well, like he said, in spite of it all, no matter what it is that comes at us like a runaway freight train or a gale force typhoon, we still love each other.
That's Jason.
My son.
I love you.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Humanda nAPO kayo..

Just got my copy of the much-ballyhooed Kami nAPO Muna CD from friends at Universal Records. Expect my review of this APO Hiking Society tribute album sooner than you can say Bakit Ang Babae Sa Tagal Ng Pagsasama Tila Mas Mahirap Maintindihan.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

So you wanna be a DJ, eh?

A quick flick of the switch and you hear them on air, yammering away from dusk 'til dawn. Dishing out the hits of the day, one after the other, in an endless stream of music interspersed with delightful tidbits about your favorite song, artists, movie stars and a plethora of seemingly useless jabber mixed into a sonic hodgepodge that can only emanate from your radio, all courtesy of the man or woman in front of the microphone; he or she may be a mere voice but when they open their chatterbox, the music is flesh and blood and the mood is alive! It's a day in the life of a DJ!

DJs or Disc Jockeys, for short, also known as Radio Announcers or Broadcasters, are what make the radio experience happen and virtually come to life on air. Back in the day, DJ meant the guy in a radio station. Nowadays, the term has blurred, to include other sonic luminaries such as the DJ who works the dance club, or a bar & restaurant or spinning gurus such as the likes of Armand Van Helden, Paul Van Dyk, Roni Size, Moby, et. al. But let's not shed too much light on these glorified spinners, we're talkin' serious Radio here.

I was a radio junkie at an early age. I wanted to be a DJ as early as eleven years old. Listening to static-laden AM stations dishing out a staple diet of Elton John, Deep Purple and The Commodores was enough to get me hooked. Hearing the jocks jabber away, I thought it was the coolest job on earth, and you know what... it is!

But like everything in the real world, nothing happens overnight and everything comes with its price. Something you'll learn on your journey through the strange and unknown path of twists and turns in Radio. Prepare yourself for bad breaks, heartaches, pain-in-the-ass predicaments and some of the worst situations that'll make you wanna quit and run home with yer tail between yer legs. DON'T. Don't ever complain, don't ever bitch and never EVER quit. That is, of course, if you wanna succeed in this business.

Oh, and don't get daunted after the first few tries. People will laugh at you for even harboring fantasies of being a DJ. Don't let these turds get in your way. If you feel that you're destined to be on-air, if you have this uncontrollable urge to announce, don't let anybody and I mean ANYBODY stop you! Not your unsupportive girlfriend, not your nerdy brother or snide sister, nor your friends bellowing in laughter. But do listen to what your Mom and Dad have to say... those're usually Pearls Of Wisdom, so lend an ear. More so than not, they'll be the most supportive of your dreams than you gave them credit for.

Everyone, like in any job, starts at the bottom... and not just the bottom rung of the ladder, you start down there with the protoplasmic organisms amongst the dirt that's under the ladder itself... that low. It may sound funny or like I'm making this up as I go along, but you'll wish I was making it up and that it was funny, as you'll find out eventually.

Before you can even begin to think of setting foot inside a radio station and actually get the people there to take notice of your untapped potential, you must first acquire the following very important factors.

These are:

GOOD COMMAND OF THE LANGUAGE - A soldier must go to war well-prepared and armed to the teeth; so must you. A good command of English, as well as Tagalog, is a must. Fine, English yes, but why Tagalog? Why not Tagalog, ya dope. We're Filipinos, geddemmit! It's all well and good to sound like those Mestizo konyo kids hanging out in Alabang Town Centre, but knowing the vernacular is a plus, specially when confronted with scripts written in Tagalog. If it's written in Tagalog, then it was meant to be read sounding Tagalog. Makati is not Mekedi.. or Cavite is never pronounced as Cavide.. Balikbayan-sounding Tagalog just doesn't cut it on radio, believe you me.

THINK LIKE A DJ - If there's one tip I can give you aspirants is read in English; talk in English; think in English, but stay Pinoy. Sounds stupid, huh? Here's how... read as much stuff as you can get yer hands on that's in English; imported magazines, specially music mags. Local publications (such as the one you're reading right now, hehe) are fine, so long as it's written properly (like the article you're reading right now, *wink, *wink!); newspapers, pocketbooks, literature, poems, even the nutritional facts on that box of cornflakes; corollary to this, from now on, read everything aloud, it exercises your projection (more on this later.)Talk to yer friends in English. It gives you a chance to practice in a normal conversational manner, which is how a DJ is supposed to sound in the first place, like he's conversing to one or just a few people and not sound like he's Moses addressing the multitudes from atop the mount; thinking in English gives you a tighter grasp on the language. If you're into local soap operas and movies, knock it off already! Start watching lotsa English shows, specially movies. Get the feel of the formal language, as well as the slang, which'll make for a good mix on air. Try and absorb those high-faluting phrases that lawyers love using in court, as well as the homie slang of those homeboyz in black movies. Once yer down with both, that's a plus right there. Remember: Speak English but think Pinoy.

3. GOOD DICTION - Learn your grammar in and out. It's hard, but it's a big, BIG plus. It's not good enough to have a great sounding with a Rick Dees baritone if your words are pronounced Promdi style.. forget it! Remember, it's SCHOOL, not ISKUL... BOOKSTORE, not BOOKISTOR, COLISEUM and not COLEESYUM. It may sound cruel and insulting to some, but hey, it's the truth.

VOICE QUALITY - If you were born with a great sounding syrupy modulated-to-hell, baritone voice, then you're one of the lucky ones... or are you? Sure, you may sound just like Rick Dees on the American Top 40, but imagine "Rick" with a southern (read: visayan) accent... not a very bright prospect, huh? That's the bad news. The good news is: quality CAN be achieved. Though your voice must have a certain natural timbre to it, modulating it can be learned. You can train yourself to talk in a manner befitting radio, which sounds smokey but not gruff; pleasant but not put-on. It all boils down to the age-old adage... practice, practice, practice.

PROJECTION - Your command of English, good diction and grammar and great voice doesn't mean jackshit if you don't have projection. Think of yourself as a stereo set-up. You've got a cool 100-disc CD changer (your knowledge), powerful amp (good diction) and equalizers bi-amped and subwoofered to death (voice quality) that runs through... a pair of dinky, locally-assembled 5-inch speakers that sound like they belong in the bingo at the town perya! Learn to "throw" that voice and project it. Don't yell, shout or scream. You'll run yer voice ragged in no time, long before your radio show is halfway done. You'll be surprised DJs aren't that loud if yer standing inside the booth, but sound larger than life on-air. That's projection.

AND.. If ya think that's all it takes to be a DJ, then you've got another think coming. There's more to this than meets the eye... or ear for that matter. Remember those job opening ads that say "... WITH PLEASING PERSONALITY" or "..WITH GOOD MORAL CHARACTER?" Those self same qualifications apply here as well.

Here are a few more tips for you to ponder and remember:

Be humble. No matter how good you are, or how good you think you are, be down-to-earth. It helps to walk softly and carrying a big voice. Nobody hires aspiring DJs on talent alone. Station Managers put a high premium on applicants who they think the staff will get along with almost as much as what he or she can offer to the team. So leave the attitude in the nearest trash bin and be Mr. Nice Guy for real, not for show.

Brace yourself for trying times. Being a DJ is a little like being a doctor, for loss of a better comparison. You're constantly on-call, 24-7! In this business, there's no such thing as a non-working holiday, or a special non-working holiday, nor a Saturday or Sunday to sleep late and catch up, no Siree Bob! You can forget Christmas holidays, too and New Year's, coz even if it's Noche Buena or the New Year's Eve's firecracker frenzy is at fever pitch and yer given the night shift slot, you're stuck! If yer the new guy, prepare for the worst timeslot at the most ungodly hours, like the Graveyard shift, or be ready to get a call at the most inappropriate time when yer Station Manager sez "... the 3am jock's called in sick, sit in for him!" Welcome to the world of Radio, where there's no such thing as Holidays. Think of it this way... each extra hour you go on-air is more exposure for you! More exposure means more popularity, and that's not a bad thing.

Get along with everybody. Not just yer boss, not just the Big Boss and not just the other jocks, but everybody. The secretaries, the account execs, the traffic personnel, the messenger boys, even the janitor and the lowly "boys" or "girl Fridays." Hey, they work with you and they're people, too, so fit in. Remember, the peeps you meet on yer way up are the same peeps you meet on yer way down.

Be nice. Corollary to getting along with everybody, be nice to everybody. Not just within the office, but outside. Be nice to station visitors; they took the time out to come and see the jocks they listen to, so give them the attention they deserve. That includes the phone-in listeners. Being nice to your audience goes a long way. You'll be surprised how this can actually help your station boost its popularity, as well as its rating. I have listeners who've been listening to us for as long as ten years. They've grown up with us in the background and we have our courteousness and accomodation to thank for that. Some even send us food, gifts, birthday cards, you name it. It's always nice to be nice to your listeners. They're the reason why we do what we do, so that makes it all the more important.

Always learn new things to improve your show. Once you've gotten the hang of the equipment, so much so that you can do you work in your sleep, don't stop there. Learn new things; do research on the Net, if you're station's online. Keep yourself updated and well-informed, so you can utilize these and incorporate them in your show. Keep your show fresh and interesting as often as possible. Those informative tidbits interspersed with your listener's fave hits go a long way to keeping them glued to your station, so keep things fresh. Stay abreast of trends in music. Who're the hot rockers at present; the most popular boybands among the girls; remembering song titles and who sang them is also a must; Learn the ins and outs of a Recording Studio; if given the chance, learn Production as well, it'll come in handy. And most importantly, always sound alive on air! There's nothing like a stale, lackadaisical radio show that begs listeners to tune out and switch to another frequency. You wouldn't want that to happen, now would you? Remember, you're only as good as your last show.

They say if you enjoy doing your job, you'll never have to work another day for the rest of your life. I'm fortunate to be doing what I love for as long as I have. This job keeps me young and truth to tell, I don't even consider it a job; it's like I'm playing and getting payed for it. Sure, there were times when I wasn't up to it, or I felt like I'd done a show that wasn't up to par to what I'm capable of, but I've never lost the drive to go on-air, ever. Everyday is a new day, another opportunity to make a difference in my listener's lives as well as my own. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than knowing the listeners had a ball tuning into my show. Though I don't always get feedback on our performance nor do we find out if we actually please our audience, I'm always happy to do it all over again, every single day of the week... except on my day-off.

These are just a few helpful hints for you aspiring DJs out there. But don’t take MY word for it. What worked for me might not work for you. It's all in the luck of the draw. But don't rely on just luck... in the end, YOU'VE got to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I've heard this song before

There you are.
Listening to the radio or a favorite CD in the car. In your home. Wherever. You hear a song. Hmm, catchy. Then, it suddenly hits you. I've heard this song before. And though you could've sworn the DJ said it's the brand new single from so-and-so such- and-such, that strange swelling sense of deja vu lingers.. I've heard this song before. Chances are, more so than not, the brand new song you're listening to has a sample.

What's a sample?

A sample is when you take a portion of an existing song and you use the said portion on another song. If you listen to a lot of Rap and Hip-hop, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. At times, you may even have heard a sample, and not know it is a sample. Here are some songs I'm sure you're familiar with that utilize samples..

The intro to the song "Beep" from Pussycat Dolls samples Electric Light Orchestra's 1975 hit "Evil Woman." Speaking of ELO, remember that 2003 hit from Atomic Kitten,"Be With You?" That song was literally based on a loop of ELO's "Last Train To London" from their 1979 album Discovery. How about the Black-Eyed Peas and their hit "Pump It," which liberally takes Dick Dale & The Deltones' surf hit "Misirlou" and turns it into a hit of their own. Or Rap hitmaker Kanye West whose penchant for not only using samples but speeding them up, as in Chaka Khan's 1984 hit "Through The Fire" which he tweaked for "Through The Wire," has kept him visible on the Pop charts. Everyone's heard Rihanna's bubbly single "S.O.S." which owes a lot of its success and catchiness to Soft Cell's "Tainted Love." Or rewind back to the early 90's when Tone-Loc's "Funky Cold Medina" took a classic corporate rock hit from 70's AOR band Foreigner ("Hot Blooded") all the way to the bank. Another clever sample that caught my fancy is found on Jessica Simpsons' "I Think I'm In Love With You" which lifts the memorable intro of John Cougar's 1982 hit "Jack & Diane." And how could I forget the only song of Destiny's Child I truly like ("Bootylicious") for the mere fact that it features a sample of Stevie Nicks' "Edge Of Seventeen," a perfect marriage of sassy R&B and rock chutzpah. But personally, one of the most uniquely clever samples to date was one by Mario Winans, using the string intro of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" for his 2004 hit "Never Really Was." Simply ingenious.

Here's more.
I'm sure you liked Eminem one time or another. His hit song "Stan," in particular. That song sampled Dido's "Thank You," which I'm sure she did thank Eminem for, as she did garner some semblance of popularity when people found out it was her song sampled for the Eminem chart-topper, not to mention the royalty checks she received for the use of her song.

As I mentioned earlier, lots of Rap and Hip-hop derives their music from samples. Back in the day, these artists would comb their record collections for nifty drum breaks, loops and hooks they could use on their songs. Some of the most sampled artists are 70's Pop/R&B group Chic and The Godfather of Funky Soul, James Brown.
Some of the more popular songs that lifted Chic's tracks are Faith Evans' hit "Love Like This," which put "Chic Cheer" to good use. Dance group Modjo's hit "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" took "Soup For One" out on the dancefloor in 2000. But probably the most popular Chic sample there is was the one from the very first Rap record to hit the Pop charts back in 1979, "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, which used Chic's "Good Times."

Other noteworthy samples were even lifted from New Wave artists, such as Dario G's "Sunchyme" which prominently featured the chanting chorus of Dream Academy's 1985 hit "Life In A Northern Town." Rapper Nas had Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" on his 2001 single "My Country." And let's not forget the memorable song "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" by PM Dawn that took 80's Brit group Spandau Ballet's "True" to heights they never dreamed of back in 1993. Though they aren't considered New Wave, 80's Blue-Eyed Soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates have been sampled of late, by none other than Simply Red. Hall & Oates' massive hit "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" enjoyed a spell of rebirth on Simply Red's 2004 hit "Sunrise." Even Queen and David Bowie's 1981 hit "Under Pressure" did a rebound, when white rapper Vanilla Ice sliced and diced it for his hit "Ice Ice Baby."

Some artists not only sampled someone else's song, they even invited that singer or musician to guest on the song itself. Such was the case with British singer Craig David, who used Sting's heartfelt ballad "Shape Of My Heart," for his own hit song "Rise & Fall," in which Sting himself sang back-up. Talk about doing them one better.

While other artists used only one sample per song, usually as a loop or hook, others used more than one, like pioneering 80's Hip-hop artistes De La Soul, who not only used one Steely Dan sample from the iconic 70's jazz/rock duo, but two, namely "FM" and "Peg" for their tune "Eye Know." DJ Z-Trip used two classic Black Sabbath songs ("Iron Man" and "War Pigs") for his song "Rockstar."

Samples were not limited to just Rap, Hip-hop and Dance music alone. Even Rock songs used samples just as heavily as other genres. Having mentioned Steely Dan as sample source material, other rock artists were not spared from being sampled. Rap artist Trick Daddy saw it fit to sample, of all rockers, Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train," for his song "Let's Go."

Punk/Pop hucksters The Offspring used Def Leppard's "Rock Of Ages" intro for the intro to their big hit "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)." Iconic Punk band The Clash inconspicuously graced Garbage's hit "Stupid Girl" via a sample of the drum intro to "Train In Vain."

But sometimes, instead of samples working for a certain song, they somehow work against the song, selling itself short or sounding too forced. Case in point: All Saints' take of "Under The Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It simply doesn't work.

And then there are those who rely too heavily on the sample to carry the song. We have the former Fresh Prince, turned actor Will Smith to thank for that. His solo hits have featured samples ranging from songs by Stevie Wonder ("I Wish") on "Wild Wild West," Patrice Rushen ("Forget Me Nots") on "Men In Black," he got jiggy with Sister Sledge's "He's The Greatest Dancer" on "Gettin' Jiggy Wit'It," used Grover Washington Jr. on "Just The Two Of Us," heck, even The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" wasn't spare for his flop single "Will2K." Clever, but not hit material. Yet another guilty party is Rap impressario Puff Daddy, who mined many of his hits by digging up samples such as The Police's "Every Breath You Take" for his Notorious B.I.G. tribute single "I'll Be Missing You." He also sampled David Bowie's "Let's Dance" for "Been Around The World," and even Diddied diva Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" on "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems," to great effect.

Have any artists gotten into trouble with their sampling? Yes they have. Just ask British band The Verve about the bittersweet details for their song "Bittersweet Symphony" over to the Rolling Stones. Having used a sample of an orchestral cover version of the Stones' hit "The Last Time" proved too costly for the band, handing over 100% of the song's royalties to the latter. Now that's bittersweet.

But whether or not samples are legit or not, as far as legality is concerned, these snippets of sound uniquely utilized in song, at times, make or break it, spelling the difference between being a hit, or merely a song.


For those whose curiosity have been aroused by this little piece, here's a list of songs I'm sure you've heard at one time or another,and weren't aware that they also had samples. Read on and enjoy!(Sampled songs are in parentheses)

(Dream On - Aerosmith)
AIN'T NO OTHER MAN - Christina Aguilera
(Happy Soul - The Moon People)
(She Comes In Colours - Love)
(Walk This Way - Aerosmith)
(More, More, More - Andrea True Connection)
HE GOT GAME - Public Enemy
(For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield)
CRAZY IN LOVE - Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
(Are You My Woman - Chi-Lites)
UPS & DOWNS - Snoop Doggy Dogg
(Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees)
FOOLISH - Ashanti
(Stay With Me - Debarge)
(The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range)
(Super Freak - Rick James)
ALL I HAVE - Jennifer Lopez
(Very Special - Debra Laws)
COME WITH ME - Puff Daddy
(Kashmir - Led Zeppelin)
(Suavecito - Malo)
(Superfly - Curtis Mayfield)
(I Keep Forgettin' - Michael McDonald
PEOPLE EVERYDAY - Arrested Development
(Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone)
ME MYSELF & I (Remix) - Beyonce
(Black Cow - Steely Dan)
ANGEL - Shaggy
(The Joker - Steve Miller Band)
(Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T-Rex)
(Jamie's Crying - Van Halen)
(Pasttime Paradise - Stevie Wonder)
ALL I WANNA DO - Sheryl Crow
(Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey)
(Ventura Highway - America)
(Fast Car - Tracy Chapman)