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The Pinoys’ fave foreign tunes play on ‘Super Random’

“Super Random,” the Inquirer Podcast powered by PumaPodcast on Pinoy pop culture hosted by Super associate editor and obsessive fanboy supreme Ruel S. De Vera takes a spin on music this time–on those songs that found a lasting home on Philippine radio and in Filipino ears—even if they were made by foreign artists and were …

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Jose Mari Chan on his songs, the memes, and why he doesn’t think he should be Mr. Christmas

Jose Mari Chan has become an ubiquitous symbol of the Filipino yuletide season, thanks to his holiday hit “Christmas in Our Hearts” and the countless memes counting down to September, the very early start of Pinoy Christmas. The singer-songwriter spent Sept. 1 with us on Zoom, talking and singing to us from his Makati home. …

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You Oughta Know that Alanis is coming to Manila

It’s official: seven-time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette will be back in Manila for the Alanis Morissette 2020 World Tour. The show, which will be a celebration of 25 years of the album “Jagged Little Pill,” will happen at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 6. “Jagged Little Pill,” which includes songs like “You Oughta …

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Billie Eilish made history at the Grammys tonight and you can watch her live in Manila on Sept. 5

Billie Eilish didn’t just win big at the Grammys tonight, she made history. The 18-year-old singer swept the top awards including best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year, album of the year and song of the year. She is the first female artist to win best new artist, record of the …

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Listen to Bowie’s ‘Letter,’ take a dive with the ‘Spirits,’ wallow in lazy, hazy ‘Feelings’

“LETTER TO HERMIONE (DEMO)” » David Bowie and John “Hutch” Hutchinson “This one is called ‘I’m Not Quite,’” David Bowie introduces the track. He does it haltingly, the words coming out in fits and starts so that it sounds like “I’m. Not. Quite…” In the end, he definitively calls the song “Letter to Hermione.” The raw, …

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