Sunday, March 7, 2010

they are disbanding

APO Hiking Society's music has been part of our lives in the Philippines. This trio of creative musicians have brought inspiration, happiness, hope and humour to life, not only in the Philippines, but also abroad. For me, their music is one of the things I turn to whenever I felt homesick or lonely. Whenever it rains, I remember their song, Pumapatak na naman ang ulan. Whenever I remember my friends in school, I remember their song, Awit ng barkada. Humour in heartbreak? Listen to their Kaibigan song. And many more instances in which their songs can speak to us...It's because we grew up and experienced life listening to the Apo's songs.

When I joined imeem and youtube, their songs were the first to be in my playlist, so I could listen to them whenever I wanted. Recently they announced that they were disbanding. Forty years of creating wonderful music together. Sad to hear that but they have their reasons. At least we still have their songs which we can listen to anytime, anywhere. Thank you, Danny, Jim & Boboy, for the good memories you gave us through your music. May you continue to touch the lives of people through the talents you have been given. The only regret I have is that I was not able to attend any of their concerts. I just did not have the opportunity. Glad to have the internet which gives updates of their activities.

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