Thursday, September 20, 2007

Postscript: Christian Bautista's small blunder

"This topic is something that I find very irritating because some of our good for nothing/copycat artists are doing nothing but copy the "Star Spangled Banner" for the whole world to see."

Christian Bautista's apology more than made up for his blunder of forgetting a couple of lines in the Philippine National Anthem. As I commented in another blog, forgetting some lines is nothing worth more than a few laughs. His apology (its probably on You Tube) spoke of his shame for having forgotten the lyrics of the anthem of his country (that he so much loves).

As for me, what is more serious and even criminal, is in attempting to be fancy with the Philippine National Anthem despite specific provisions in the law specifying how it should be sang. The National Anthem should be fast (a brisk march). After all, it's a marching song.

This topic is something that I find very irritating because some of our good for nothing and copycat artists are doing nothing but copy the "Star Spangled Banner" for the whole world to see.

Notice the way the Americans sing the last line? They stretch it sooo beautifully,

O'er the laaaaand of the freeeeeee, ....and the hooome of the braaaave!

Now, the Pinoy copycats have the nerve to copy it right before the Americans. Notice how they sing our last line..

"Ang mamatay naaaaaaang daaaaaaa hiiiiil saaaaaa yoooooo"

There's this one who failed miserably and even added, "Mabuhay Pacquiao!!"

Kadiri!

2 comments:

piropos said...

I didn't know that there was already a law prescribing how the National Anthem should be sang. It's good that there is one. Singers of the National Anthem in such events should sing it with a marching beat, just like what the composer intended it to be sung. There should be a ban for any singer to sing it like a ballad or something else.

jc said...

Hi Popiros,

The law's been there for a long time. I can remember my aunts talking about the time when Rico Puno got a tongue lashing from Imelda for singing the national anthem his way,

"Ang mamatay nang dahil sayo... baby!"

I'm not sure if he got some jail time for that. But they were saying that the law prescribes some. Why this has gone unchecked? I can only blame our rotten educational system and ignorant bureaucrats and politicians. That will be a topic of a future post.. :) Regards.

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