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Line-up (circa 1999)
Orven "Bisoy" Enoveso - vocals
Ian Zafra - guitars
Benjie - bass
Blair - drums


FIVE FAVE ENTRIES
Attack of the killer bat
Chatting with a legend
Bitter doubts
Lost kite
My most hated band
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WHAT THEY SAY
ABOUT THE BAND


"I didn't like the name but it doesn't matter. They played great band music."
- Nina Araknida
Sunstar, Flip / September 15, 2002

"Few rock bands in town could stand at the crossroads of a dynamic and evolving music scene and knock down the high walls that divide music genres and audiences with as much success as Sheila and the Insects. "
- Ronald P. Villavelez
Yup!, Issue 1.03 / November 2001

"Sheila & The Insectsí music is new wave-influenced post-punk rock music that is considerably heavy yet still melodic "
- Cris O. Ramos Jr.
The Manila Times / May 31, 2003

"What does an indie band do with the oft-maligned mix of rock and new wave? In the case of Cebu-based Sheila and the Insects, plenty."
- Ganns Deen
PULP , PulpReviews / Issue 13, March 2001

   



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THIS MONTH'S LYRICS

CLEVER AS YOU
Sheila and the Insects
Flowerfish


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Lyrics by Ian Zafra and Orven Enoveso
Music by Simon NuŮez and Ian Zafra

How did you run away?
Why did you end your smiles?
Was it something I said
Or did I say things wrong?
Your heart's now cold

Iím counting the miles
Til I see your face again
Have I hurt you more
than I myself can bear

So tell me where to start
My sad stride froze
I could have loved you more
But my heart, Iím sure,
Is not as clever as you

Will my heart ever know
Or care where youíve gone,
Where you've gone this time
And can I be as proud
As regrets now I bear

So tell me where to start
I fear to try
I should have loved you more
But my heart, I'm sure
Is not as clever

If I'd known then what I'd do
And cared for what I'd done
Too late I know

So tell me where to start
My sad stride froze
I could have loved you more
But my heart, Iím sure,
Is not as clever as you
Clever as you
Is not as clever as you

Notes:
The last track in Flowerfish and also the last song thrown in the list for the album. The arrangement for this song is deliberately more dance-oriented, a direction the band may explore more in future releases.



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MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR
The entries here were lifted from the author's planner unearthed from piles of old stuff. Certain parts and entries considered too private were deleted. This weblog was posted to reveal the real story behind the band's struggles and successes. The author would like to invite viewers to submit personal accounts of their encounters with the band during the period described, for possible inclusion in this account.




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Monday, June 28, 1999
The Journey Begins

Benjie, Blair, and Paul are all relaxing. I'm snug in my bed. I almost forget I'm in a boat going to Manila. (We took cabin tickets which make our accommodations look like a cramped hotel room rather than a boat cabin. There aren't any portholes) I'll miss Cebu for sure. I'll miss my parents and my sisters. I already miss Yani. I still cry inside knowing I won't be seeing her for at least some months.

(deleted portions)

Right now, all I can think of is where we'll go out when I get back. I still can't think of our Manila adventure just a few hours away. I guess I don't want to.

Posted at 01:00 am by bisoy

sis
August 5, 2004   04:24 PM PDT
 
SATI's journey reminded me of a verse from BRMC's (Black REbel Motorcycle Club) "Awake"--

"I've been awake through the wrong descisions
I've held the ground now I'm gaining soul
I bit my tongue through the cold
realisations
I've been accused but I've only begun."
 

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