Thursday, March 10, 2011

SANDALWOOD

Norman & I produced a Christian gospel album, Sandalwood, by Carmen "Pinky" Valdes and one of the songs there is the title song. Listen to it, one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, it's music for the heart.

There's an old Spanish proverb that, they say, came from Persia -

"Be like the sandalwood which perfumes the ax that wounds it."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lenten Season

Lent begins today March 9, Ash Wednesday. Have a blessed season.

Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

(I wrote a song, Lord, You're My Shepherd, with lyrics by Carmen "Pinky" Valdes on her album Sandalwood, which Norman & I produced. Check it out on iTunes.)

95!!... NINETY-FIVE!!

Today is my Mother's 95th birthday! Praise the Lord! ALLELUIA!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER! WHAT A MILESTONE! CONGRATULATIONS! CELEBRATE BIG TIME! PANCIT, CAKE, COKE AND ALL THE GOOD FOOD!

I LOVE YOU, MY MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTHER IN THE UNIVERSE!!

BE HAPPY AND PROUD!! TAKE CARE. WE WILL SEE YOU SOON IN MNL.

(Check out Esperanza on iTunes)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Music Quotes

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Payong!

I heard the word on news radio the other day. No, it's not literally the word, payong, tagalog for 'umbrella'. It just sounded like that and it was music to my ears. Someday, I'll have a song called "Payong", instrumental or vocal, doesn't matter. I just like it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Funny Girl" In My Dream

The other night, I dreamt of Barbra Streisand, the icon, the legend, my idol - she came to my house, I don't know which house, (you know how convoluted dreams can be), and told me she had heard good things about me so she wanted to do a show with me. Barbra wants to make a show with me?! Meanwhile I was preparing to go to a concert with my colleagues at work and she wanted to come along! She patiently waited for me while I was trying to decide what clothes to wear! I was in a rush, rush, couldn't find my clothes, even going through my hope chest of wardrobe! I was panicking, not accomplishing anything and there was Barbra, very patient with me! The Barbra?????? Barbra Streisand?? She waits for no one and she waits for me??

Anyway, my dreams are like that often. I would rush into everything, not gaining anything. Finally, when I'm in that level, between dreaming and waking up, I decide whether to go back to my dream to continue (if I like my dream) or wake up (if I don't like it).

Well, that's Barbra, so of course, I wanted to go on... I couldn't find an attire for that night so she decided to take the bus to the show! Barbra taking the bus?? Yes, and was she ever polite and friendly with me the whole time!!

Well, many many many years ago, I dreamt of Barbra and she told me on the phone, "Someday we'll finally meet in person and that will be after January 1988."

If there's one thing I'm sure of in my life, when I meet Barbra in person, it will definitely be after January 1988!! I'm sooooo excited!!!!