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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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Monday, February 28, 2000
Chatting with a legend

One of the things I like about doing the rounds here in Manila is you get to rub shoulders with the people who actually define the Philippine music scene.

Tonight was super. We played at Mayric's. After our gig, I got to meet a lot of musicians. Kris of Fatal Posporos was one. She turned out to be from Cebu herself. We conversed in bisaya. It was disconcerting at first. She actually liked our band daw. I was flattered, I admit.

Later, after the show, we went to a club (Big sky mind?), I forgot the name, (we were invited) where we got to see Marcus of the E-heads, Carl Roy of P.O.T. (we talked for a while about the show were we met in Cebu) and also Joey Pepe Smith. Yes him. Of Juan de la Cruz. I shook his hand and we chatted about his hair in the 70's, his beer which he couldn't remember where he got, his jamming session with Wolfgang and his conversation with their guitarist whose name he couldn't remember, and lots of other trivial stuff, half of which he couldn't talk about without laughing his lungs out. I don't think he made sense half of the time. But I shook his hand.

All this time, some guy was filming everything with a video cam. I hope they archive it for posterity's sake. Hey, its not everyday you get to talk to a living legend. Yup, he was living, although if he wasn't animated (and he was tonight) and you'd only see his bony face, you'd doubt it.

Oh yeah, he also talked about drinking mango and orange nectar at a serious booze party. Some story.

Some night.

Posted at 09:44 pm by bisoy

bisoy
February 24, 2005   11:31 AM PST
 
toni

Jr. Kilat of course. Not too familiar with diwata though. Jr. Kilat rocks. Yeah, we're a pretty close bunch. We see each other every week coz we hang out in the same places. Budoy is da mannn!!



 

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