Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I was tagged by
Bugsybee to name seven songs I prefer listening to these days.

They can be in any genre; with or without lyrics -- as long as they’re mellifluous.

So, here they are:

Masquerade by Leon Russell
Manha de Carnaval by Toots Thielemans
Remember the Future by Nektar
Bali Song by Rivermaya
Pachabel Canon by George Winston
Take it to the Limit by Etta James
Stay by David Bowie (with Earl Slick and Chris Spedding on guitars)

Now, I will tag seven other people to see what music they’re into these days:


Although I’m supposed to tag only seven blogmates, what I’ve done with the book meme I'll do here also -- invite everyone to join in if they feel like it. You’re welcome to put the list on my comment box if you don’t want to create a separate entry of it on your site.

Thanks and have fun!

posted by Señor Enrique at 6:31 PM


Anonymous melai said...

parang Take it to the limit lang ang nag ring sa tenga ko :) uhmmnn have u seen my header? kinuha ko na po yung ilan sa mga pics nyo ...thanks a lot :)

September 19, 2006 7:30 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Wow! Toots Thielemans ! A Belgian ! :-)

September 19, 2006 8:03 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Okay, Melai ... will be checking out your new site's header!

My pleasure :)

Etta James' version is live and bluesy ... sweet!

September 19, 2006 8:14 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Toots, as you know, happens to be a superb musician, Sidney. He had played in the recordings of many fine artists -- from Billy Joel to Willy Nelson, from jazz to rock, and from music for films to concert performances.

I had always admired him since I was young, beginning with the title soundtrack of the Oscar winning movie, "Midnight Cowboy."

September 19, 2006 8:20 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Eric, gotcha! I am done with the tag! Haha.


September 19, 2006 10:11 PM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

Hmm, I don't recognize any of the songs in your list. I don't listen much to music these days. Lagi kasing nakaharap sa TV. :) Once in a while when I'm bored, I'd pop in my 80's CDs in my boombox.

September 19, 2006 10:27 PM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

Where was the picture taken?

September 19, 2006 10:31 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

The picture was taken at Baywalk at Roxas Boulevard, Irene.

If the marching band was on the left (10 o'clock), Aristocrat Restaurant would be on the right (1 o'clock).

Some of my 80's favorites:

- Drive by Cars
- Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol
- Every Breath You Take by The Police
- Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
- Avalon by Roxy Music
- Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
- Words by Missing Persons
- Seconds by Human League

Ooops, that's eight :)

September 20, 2006 5:18 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Saw your list, Kyels.

Am familiar with only two of your titles; the rest, oh well, guess I've been out of the loop when it comes to current music makers :)

September 20, 2006 5:20 AM  

Anonymous bugsybee said...

Hi Eric! Thanks for doing the meme. I've not heard David Bowie for the longest time. Each time I go to record stores, I look for a CD of his but can't find any. I also like Leon Russel's Masquerade but have not heard it again since many many years ago. I've come across Toots Thielemans but I can't recall where or what. And I've only lately discovered Rivermaya, would you believe? I liked them instantly so I went out to buy their two Greatest Hits CDs but it seems Bali Song is not there (or did I just miss it?) so I must look for that one.

September 20, 2006 7:29 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hey Bugsybee ... thanks for the tag :) You know how much I love music, BUT I had no idea you are a true aficionado yourself. You do have such a wide interest!

September 20, 2006 9:24 AM  

Blogger houseband00 said...

Hi Eric,

Great tag! I will share my list, though unsolicited. =)

Playing bigtime from my playlist:

1. Better Angels - Leslie Gore
2. I Can't Seem To Make You Mine - The Clientele
3. Art In Me - Jars Of Clay
4. Chega de Saudade - Yoyo Ma
5. Les Parapluies De Cherbourg - Lisa Ono
6. Love Letters - Diana Krall
7. Trois Gymnopedies - Eric Satie

September 20, 2006 11:18 AM  

Anonymous aurea said...

Hmmmm... I don't know any of the songs in your list. When I am alone in the lab though, I sing along to Rivermaya.

September 20, 2006 11:46 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Check them out Eric. Barbie Almalbis is a Filipino too. And her song Firewoman is just awesome! I love her voice.


I still have lots of faves, but I guess I cannot possibly list all of them down. Heehee.

September 20, 2006 12:30 PM  

Blogger dave (",) said...

Interesting list... Just some comments:

Masquerade, is this from Phantom of the Opera?

As for Rivermaya's song, maybe you meant "Balisong" (fan knife). It is said that Paco, the band's vocalist, if I'm not mistaken, promised to return from a trip to Baguio with a balisong as pasalubong to his girlfriend. Realizing later that he wouldn't be able to fulfill this, he wrote a love song entitled "Balisong". The lines "Your face lights up the sky on the highway" is a tribute to the girl, whose face graced a billboard ad.

Canon in D major, eh. Pachelbel is the composer of that masterpiece. It's a wedding song made more popular today by the Korean movie "My Sassy Girl". A very apt song for the celebration of true love, I must say, for hearing it gives me the sensation of soaring through the air. Sigh.

It would be difficult for me to list mere seven songs. In terms of genres, I'm currently into Pinoy Rock, 90's music, sentimental ballads, instrumentals and house/trance music.

Hmm.. better blog about music too, if I have time.

September 20, 2006 12:41 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi hb00!

Is that Leslie Gore from the '60s?

Diana Krall I love :)

Trois Gymnopedies, I wonder if this is the same instrumental piece that I love?

Thanks for sharing your list, hb00!

September 20, 2006 1:12 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Rivermaya is a cool group, Aurea. One of the local bands I treasure.

September 20, 2006 1:13 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I have to check it out then, Kyels. Like I said, I'm sure you have a fine taste also with music :)

September 20, 2006 1:15 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Masquerade is from Leon Russel's '70s album, Carny (I think). George Benson did a cover of it which became a big hit.

You might be right and that might just be Balisong, Dave!

Yes, Canon in D ... great piece!

Music might be just the inspiration for you to post another entry in your well-written site, Dave. I will gladly wait for this new post :)

I'm serious ... hehehe!

September 20, 2006 1:20 PM  

Anonymous houseband00 said...

Yes, Eric. The same "Cry If I Want To" girl released an album last year. Very cool of her.

Yes, Trois... is the French classical instrumental piece you love.

And yes, I heart DK, too!

September 20, 2006 8:08 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wow! A must to check out: Leslie Gore's new album. After all these years .... :)

James Galway's Trois Gymnopedies is my favorite. The sound of his haunting flute is incredibly soothing!

I love Diana Krall's duet with Tony Bennet which they performed at David Letterman's show -- "Baby It's Cold Outside."


Thanks, hb00!

September 20, 2006 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

Ei Eric! Thanks for the tag! Am done with mine. hehehe! I think I know only 3 songs from your list.

September 21, 2006 12:09 AM  

Blogger jase said...

I just read your post Eric.

Thanks, I will list down my current favorites in a post :)

September 21, 2006 9:12 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Saw and read it Ferdz ... love the pic you accompanied it with, but I'm not familiar with most of your music :(

As said, I have to check out some more new music out there!

September 21, 2006 1:20 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Take your time and have fun with it, Jase.


September 21, 2006 1:20 PM  

Blogger vina said...

what a varied list!

for someone who picks a rivermaya song along with the other greats, i say you're checking out enough music!

September 21, 2006 4:08 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Vina, pero dami talagang bagong music na di ko napapakinggan. I have to explore them!

September 21, 2006 4:17 PM  

Anonymous corinne said...

hi im Corinne, a new fan of Rivermaya. Somehow i found your blog and find the list of 7songs including Bali Song that i love!
Could you upload it for me please since I want to hear that one song pretty bad T_T ive been already in desperate search, and i hope you could be so generous to share it! :) thanks

January 16, 2007 7:18 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I was only listening to the radio and my nephew's CD, which he had already claimed back. HOwever, I believe this tune is available on iTunes site :)

January 16, 2007 10:22 AM  

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