Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cheese in the Morning

This morning, I took the aircon bus to work as is my wont, and as I settled down on a comfortable seat, I looked up and what do you know, there was a video playing inside the bus: an Air Supply concert!

Yikes. Cheesy!

That was the first thought that came to my mind—but against whatever my conscious brain had against cheese, I found myself singing (under my breath) “Here I Am” and “Two Less Lonely People” with the Air Supply guys.

Well, I guess I don’t mind a little cheese.

Come to think of it, I didn’t mind a lot of cheese in my younger days—we used to allow Air Supply to tide us over our thesis writing agonies. (oh noo—I’m giving myself away!) I guess the reason why Air Supply set me in the good mood this morning is not so much the lyrics, but the memories I have attached to their songs—of bygone, carefree days with friends--when our only major concerns were stopping zits from popping up all over our faces and finding the nicest Rick Springfield poster.

“Here I am...the one that you love….”

13 comments:

Kerwin Aris said...

hey miz gypsy, why is it called "cheesy."? I didn't know you were a Rick Springfield fan, i never imagined you'd be like that. heheheheh!

Gypsy said...

Cheesy--as in BUKI ba. Unsa man ka uy. Hehe. Yes, I was crazy about Rick Springfield, I guess the secret's out then! Hehe. Actually I still love his cheesy songs--wonder where I can find 'em nowadays.

vernaloo said...

wala ka sa akin...talagang nag download pa ako nga greatest hits nila just yesterday..hehe :)

True, it brings back old memories :) Now I'm kinda nostalgic again hehe. I link you :)

Gypsy said...

Yes, Verns, ala nga ako sa kalingkingan mo. Hehe.

Pero pag me makita akong greatest hits ni Rick Springfield, dyan na ako magwawala sa pagdownload. :)

Thanks for the link!

Rey said...

Yeah, many people considers Air Supply chessy. Yet these people are the ones worshipping the duo during their heydays in the 80's. lol. Actually Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell produced some really good music-- and many bad ones too.

Gypsy said...

Mas grabe cousin ko. She flew all the way to Manila from Davao to watch Menudo in concert. Buti na lang, 'ala akong pera no'n, or else I would never be able to live that down. Haha!

tin-tin said...

air supply while doing your thesis? hmmm... so that is around year 19 kopong-kopong. hehehe. joke! :)

Gypsy said...

Sabi ko na nga ba, eh...dead give-away yong thesis na yan. :) Okey lang, young at heart pa rin naman ako. Hehe.

Nostalgia Manila said...

Galing! Air Supply! You know, there's really nothing to be ashamed of. Why call it cheesy? Only silly people pass on judgement. There's no need to be ashamed of things that bring you good memories diba? We should really get over these feelings of calling things "baduy" or "cheesy". It's all an illusion, and fads come and go, but good memories are to be respected and cherished.

Besides, they were a really good group that made some good music. Quite better than most of the crap you hear today anyway. So enjoy them and smile. Puts you in a good mood diba? To cherish cheese, is to cherish your memories.

niceheart said...

I was an Air Supply fan back in my college days. :) I still have their tape and a CD that I listen to once in a while.

Lazarus said...

There was once a movie I saw wherein "I can't believe my eyes" was one of the songs played.

I didn't know the title then, but the first line, kept on repeating in my ears throughout the years.

I've dance alone a thousand times
To songs that no one else could even hear

sexy mom said...

actually, i have a number of air supply songs in my ipod, and it was one of my teenaged sons who downloaded them for me.

Adobobo said...

I'm telling you, Air Supply tapes and Philippine buses are synonymous with elevators and Kenny G muzak. They've got some *special thing* going on. The last bus I rode on also played Air Supply throughout the trip.

The scary thing was, I found myself singing along too! XP