Wednesday, September 15, 2004

"The APL Song" -- Proud Pinoy

Ang Buhay KoTook a look at "The APL Song" Music Video by Black Eyed Peas just now because my cousin just hired me to do a video in honor of her partner's 40th birthday -- I told her to watch this again.

I always am so emotional when I watch that thing. Somebody coming out mainstream about his Filipino heritage -- he didn't have to do that -- also bringing up the Filipino Veteran issue, using Filipinos and Fil-Ams to make the video -- and for sh*t's sake, he's wearing a BARONG. (OMG, I love a man in a barong... hasn't failed to wow me ever.)

It reminds me who MY audience is... and how much they need me to get my shit OUT THERE. Self-esteem in our community starts within... and can begin with art.

Check it out. I'm working.