ON MY OWN from Les Miserables – My Own Rendition

I’ve always been fascinated with broadway songs and musicales. I especially love Ms. Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Les Miserables. You see, when I was still in high school, I’d join choir and theater groups so I can do the thing I love doing the most – SINGING. I even auditioned for a theater arts course in my senior year. Unfortunately, my parents won’t allow me to pursue such career. So instead, they imposed that I take up nursing. So I did…

But having been unable to pursue formal training in singing and theater acting didn’t stop me from singing and performing. I love rendering music using my God-given ability. So I decided to form a band and continue…

People have known me as the vocalist of a pop-rock band, called AMIHAN. But during my free-time, I take the opportunity to learn and sing classical and broadway music. Here’s one I did just an hour ago:

What do you think about it? I hope you guys like it.

Share with me your thoughts. :)

♥ TINA ♥

Gary Come Home

While browsing my facebook dashboard, I came a across a video about Patrick and Spongebob. But I decided not to watch it. Suddenly, another idea came up which made me search another video instead. Then, I found something really cute…

It was not the actual episode but the following video presentation showcases the full-length “Gary Come Home” soundtrack. This song is part of that sequence when Spongebob and Gary had a little misunderstanding, regarding food and feeding, which made the latter stow away. And then after, Spongebob decided to find him after realizing that he can’t live without his snail-friend.

Here it is:

As anyone would browse the host of videos featuring such song, there’s this one clip that will surely catch anybody’s attention. This is a cover version of Spongebob’s “Gary Come Home”. This was done by Elmorelle.

I find the version kinda cute. When doing a song cover, the singer or musician doesn’t necessarily have to imitate everything in the original song. Elmorell did just that. I love the jazzy feel they’ve incorporated in the song. It makes me want to do a version of my own too… Maybe next time. Lol.

I hope you enjoyed both videos. There are lots of great videos in youtube that you may always check out. You’ll never know what you’re going to find out next.

Until next time… Please visit again.

♥ TINA ♥

Chris Cornell’s Remake of “I Will Always Love You”

And I will always love you…

I say remake instead of “cover” simply because Chris Cornell has put a different touch of technicality in Houston’s song “I Will Always Love You”. Don’t get me wrong… I love Whitney’s vocal quality as much as I love that song she popularized. But I have to say that Chris Cornell has given it a different life… Like he was singing it like his own.

(If you click on the link above, that underlined phrase, you’ll see what I mean.)

As a singer, I would want to emulate Chris Cornell’s ability to compose songs and immortalize them through the use of his own musical persona. His singing reaches the subconsciousness of the listeners and he doesn’t need to reach high notes just to do that. His attack to songs and melodies is pure, consistent and brutally HONEST.

Definitely one of the best vocalists of this generation…

Do you agree?

♥ TINA ♥

“Sun and Moon”: My Attempt to Do a Cover of One of Miss Saigon Classic Songs

“You are sunlight and I moon joined here… Brightening the sky with the flame of love… Made of sunlight… Moonlight…”

Awwww… I must say, this is one of the most romantic duet songs ever created by mankind. And the only song which captured my heart and singing fantasies! With Lea Salonga’s meek yet powerful voice, this song will continue to be ingrained in people’s minds forever. :)

Photo from Broadway Musicale Home

Okay, I am going to make a confession right now. Before I did rock music, I used to sing broadway, disney classics, and some classical latin songs. I was part of a chorale group (Glee Club) back in elementary and first year high school so that explains my exposure to such influences. Even though I currently sing for a rock band, I have to admit that I still miss singing songs like this.

Without further ado, here’s my own rendition of Ms. Lea Salonga’s SUN AND MOON. A take by a Ms. Saigon wannabe. :)

(Not as good as Lea’s version. Hope you enjoy listening to it. )


* Special thanks to youtube user firsttenor76 for sharing his minus one to the rest of the world. \m/