Friday, May 1, 2009

Four Degrees of Separation

Recently, the Philippine nation was shocked at the apparent suicide of the wife of Filipino news broadcaster Ted Failon.

Some years ago, Mr. Failon was referenced in and did the intro for the song "Pikon" by master rapper Francism, who passed away from leukemia early this year.

Francism had collaborated on the song "Superproxy" with the Filipino rock band The Eraserheads, which had recently had its much-awaited reunion concert.

The opening line of the Eraserheads' hit song "Ang Huling El Bimbo" referenced the renowned Filipina film actress Paraluman, who passed away just last Monday at age 84.