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Against The High Art Feeling People::Pinoy Penman

I’ve been seeing protest against specific individuals honoring as national artist, by people who have the gal to say that they know what art is. Well Fuck Off.

Let me be very clear that my protest is not directed at the appointees themselves, who all possess some sterling qualities that lifted them to the prominence they justly deserve. I do not mean to put down certain categories or definitions of the word “artist,” which in these times must surely go beyond the age-old figures and spheres of the poet, painter, and musician.

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At the very core of things, no true artist needs an award, especially one granted by a government whose credibility and sincerity many artists will or should find trouble with. But the National Artist Award was meant to rise above petty politics, to give some material recognition and sustenance for our most creative and most productive imaginations—a vain hope, as it turns out, in this politically besotted and benighted country. As one pundit has put it, why be so surprised? How can we be so naïve as to expect that our cultural bureaucracy would be immune to the same strain of corruption that infects our public works, education, and customs offices?

via Pinoy Penman.

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eLink8:Great Talk About: The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up

got this from Hacker News

It’s a talk a Stanford dropout gave, I really enjoyed it, I just didn’t relish the wierd looks I got from my officemates whenever I laughed out loud!

the talk is here:

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What’s Playing:Great Romantic

Cover of "Tunde"
Cover of Tunde

The youtube video of this song cannot be view in the Philippines damn youtube.

Great Romantic – Tunde

Hey, so you threw your heart right in

And it turned out less than perfect

A losing streak is starting in your mind

You let yourself believe the pain

Is never gonna be worth it

Don’t beat yourself up

Know that you were never wrong for wishful thinking

So you done lost the battle

Should we just cross out your name and let you sink

You got me feeling like the last surviving

Great romantic

But stop dreaming and the world stops spinning around

You feel foolish cause love never turns out

Like you planned it

But stop believing and the world starts letting you down

So, you had to let it go

It clearly wasn’t working

A new love leaves you trembling

You hide behind the door

So unsure of what you used to know

So now you think you’re every move ten steps ahead

And you are frozen

Caught inside yourself

You’re drowning as the anger overflows

You got me feeling like the last surviving

Great romantic

But stop dreaming and the world stops spinning around

You feel foolish cause love never turns out

Like you planned it

But stop believing and the world starts letting you down

You got me feeling like the last surviving

Great romantic

But stop dreaming and the world stops spinning around

You feel foolish cause love never turns out

Like you planned it

But stop believing and the world starts letting you down

So…

via Tunde – Great Romantic LYRICS.

UPDATE: Forgot to say that I learned about this song at a friend blog post.

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