Martin Nievera, the National Anthem & Las Vegas 50
May 6, 2009 § 5 Comments
I’m an eighties guy and like the rest of our generation, we were serenaded by the lovely melodies of Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano, not to mention danced in the streets whenever we hear of The Dawn, Cocojam, and other punk and New Wave tunes.
And when I heard of Martin singing the Philippine National anthem, I thought to myself–is this Martin’s eighties version of this sacred and hallowed song? I mean, ” Be My Lady” used to be a hit in my milieu and it came out fine. But this latest version of a song which prodded thousands of Katipuneros ala-80’s to kill conos and Peninsulares, was it properly sung?
Some Congressmen and even Senators want Martin investigated and for what? For singing the National Anthem like Ricky Martin. Huh? Why?
Why spend taxpayers money probing on something which is actually an artistic rendition of a patriotic song? And whose to say that Martin did it improperly? Those who can’t sing? Are those historians at the National Historical Institute really know how to sing the National anthem?
I think these legislators just want to divert the public clamor for the 50 or so government officials who went to Las Vegas to watch the Manny Pacquiao fight. They saw a diversionary issue. Instead of them, they want Martin hanged. For singing the National Anthem the way he thought best? Why question artistry? Why even probe on Martin?
Besides, make them sing the National Anthem. Surely, some, if not all, would definitely buckle and would probably miss a few lines. Or, maybe ALL OF THESE LEGISLATORS would not be able to sing the National anthem the way our predecessors want it sung.
These legislators are pseudo-nationalists. They are trying to find fault on someone when they did a nastier thing, wasting public money going to Las Vegas and spending precious tax-payers money on those infomercials.
That’s the REAL PROBE.