90s OPM

Remembers 90s OPM hits like…

“Will I Ever Survive” by Introvoys

“Running Away” by Ang Tunay na Amo

“Perfect” by True Faith

“Cold Summer Nights” by Francis Magalona

While the lyrics are in English, these were OPM (Original Pilipino Music) hits and they all got a lot of radio airplay back in the day. I would listen to them together with R&B and Hip-Hop acts from the US and they could hold their own.

Listening to them now, they are still very good and they stood the test of time. It would be nice if they could be reproduced or re-recorded with today’s technology. It’s also amusing to see the visual aesthetics of that time in the music videos and see how young everyone looked.

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Peck Piñon

Photo captured from (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-8PdOIAzfY)
Photo captured from (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-8PdOIAzfY)

Remembers Peck Piñon, especially the Peck Piñon Art Gallery. There was one in Ali Mall in Cubao and one in SM North Edsa. I had not known that he was a composer, an actor, and a comedian who went by the screen name, “Tugak”. Apparently, he was already painting billboards before he became an actor.