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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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"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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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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Saturday, August 28, 1999
Attack of the killer bat

A few days back something funny happened. A bat flew into our apartment. I was a bit afraid but more amused. I'd never seen a bat up close before and here was one flying around in circles in the kitchen. I had so much fun when it chased me around. I trapped it in Ian's room (Paul and Ian were out for a movie) Benjie and Blair watched it circle the room through the window and a slightly opened door.

The fun started when Ian and Paul came back. The bat was coaxed by Benjie (using an umbrella) to fly out the room. The four of us went wild as the bat invaded the kitchen and we all ducked and huddled together in a corner. It was fun. We were all screaming half in fright and half in amusement. I enjoyed every second. We later found out that we woke up our neighbors who thought there was a fight going on. (Good thing they didn't call the police)

I finally let the bat out through the window. It looked sick. I guess it got tired chasing us around. It looked like a mouse with wings. Yes exactly like a mouse.

Posted at 10:16 pm by bisoy

 

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