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Eraserheads --- the beatles of Pinoy Gen X


Yesterday evening, while I was inside Alberto's car (with Baby Biancs (soon to have her own baby)), we were listening to the Eraserheads CD and we were chatting about how we were pissed that we missed the reunion concert. In the midst of our nostalgic storytelling, Biancs was laughing when we realized that Alberto and I were in college while she was still in elementary during the peak days of the Eheads.. ha!
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Nostalgic Emo while inside the car...

The Eheads band dude, defined who were are and in my mind, I was transported 13 years ago, to the 17-year old moi, in UP, clutching the newly bought Cutterpillow album tape! waiting for the Eheads concert at the Sunken garden. I was so young, and so indealistic.

My favourite Eheads song is "Minsan" because as a UP dormer, I can relate to each word on that song. My UP years were my happiest and the friends I made during that time, I still have with me until today. We don't see each other often but when we do, we are young again, wearing mga butas-butas at kupas na damit with 150 pesos on our wallets. Those were the days...


"minsan tayo ay naging
tunay na magkaibigan
minsan ay parang wala nang bukas sa buhay natin
inuman sa magdamag na para bang tayo'y mauubusan
sa ilalim ng bilog na buwan
mga tiyan nati'y walang laman
ngunit kahit na walang pera
ang bawat gabi'y anong saya.."



Watching this clip, gave me goosebumps, and there were tears in my eyes... I have to catch part II of this concert..



Sa lahat ng kabilang sa henerasyon namin... wala pa ring tatalo sa Eheads..

AMEN!

Comments

my favorite is tuwing umuulan. hopefully ely gets better. eheads will go down history as our era's icon.
Toni said…
trueeee.... i do hope that Ely will not become a Lennon :( hayyy..
fayeatot said…
i was there, net!!! :-) my favorites are pare ko and magasin. ewan kung bakit. basta. and syempre, di nila yung natugtog. sigh. ayos na rin. at least we were there. :-)

and yes, pinagtawanan ko rin si herbie. grade 5 ako nung lumabas ang ultraelectromagneticpop. bwahahaha. sya 3rd year high school na. :-)

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