16 of the Best Songs from the Rakenrol Era
This came out in the Philippine Star today (September 23, 2011). My intro was cut for space considerations; the full version appears below:
It’s here! Rakenrol, the much-anticipated new film by boyishly brilliant writer/director Quark Henares, began its theatrical run in local cinemas last September 21. Telling a funny, heartfelt, affecting tale of friendship and love (and the occasional child star) through the members of a dream-stricken young rock band, it was inspired by the experiences of Quark and co-writer Diego Castillo in the local rock scene.
Both Diego and Quark were deeply involved (through radio, their bands, music videos, writing, and just all-around moral support) in the last resurgence of Pinoy rock — an era that can be traced roughly from the early 2000s to at least 2006, or, as some might argue, until now.
This is our celebration of that time — and of the labor of love that is Rakenrol, a coming-of-age film years in the making: our picks for the best songs of the Rakenrol era.
8 chosen by Erwin
8 chosen by me
“The Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan has a lot of inspiring documentaries about the space, this universe, about our world. His documentaries always make me reflect about the way we are living this world -which is our only home.
anong laban dito ng commercial ng Mcdo? XD
it left me teary eyed.