Saturday, February 25, 2012
Back in Spring
I remember some of my old posts regarding favorite songs. If I were held at gunpoint this song wouldn't make the top five, not even the top ten, but for now I'm in a folksy mood and experiencing a mild form of homesickness. So I'm jamming to some of the songs of my childhood, including songs by (and here it comes, egads!) Sharon Cuneta. I can't find some good downloads for VST or Hagibis, so YouTube would have to do.
The most vivid memories of February in Manila were during high school, where it meant the school fair and the high school dance. It was the social event of the entire year because apart from class interactions and the occasional soiree, this was only place where one can meet a large number of girls, unless one were a nerd and always competed in interschool events (which always has negative effects, sadly). It meant a lot of New Wave and glam rock/gothic rock blasting from the speakers, even an occasional Billy Joel's "Sometimes A Fantasy" or selections from Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind, and Fire.
As we didn't have cellphones then, coming out with someone's landline number on a piece of paper (or on your hand) was a major victory.
So this song is about the spring of young love. Every note tinkles as if it were brand-new. Right now, these notes sometimes resound a little more strongly, albeit as echoes of forgotten times. You'd wish it were the first time, and that you have a whole lifetime for experiences to come by. But when you look into the mirror, the lines on your face tell you that time has betrayed you and you must savor every last drop of pleasure that comes into your life, before they run out.