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I love my job! 13

Posted on October 14, 2007 by jimparedes

Photo by Sammy Samaniego

OK, I admit I’m kinda bragging. The Jewish word is ‘kvelling’, I think. I am talking about basking in something I am part of, and that is my group, the APO. I really love my job with APO. Actually, it’s crazy to call it a job because it’s too enjoyable to be that.

We had a BLAST last Friday and Saturday at the Music Museum. We had a full house. It was just terrific being on stage and taking the audience to moments of surprise and delight. We delivered the hits, gimicks and we enjoyed as much, maybe even more than the audience did. I know some of you may think that after 38 years, Danny, Boboy and I should be jaded performers already and not care how a gig turns out, but the truth is, we are far from that. We go the extra mile for a good spiel, choose our songs, and constantly add on and improve our material.

Photo by Doranne Lim

Photo by Doranne Lim

Photo by Doranne Lim

Photo by Doranne Lim

Recently, the Rolling Stones were awarded the recognition of staging the Most Successful Concert Tour in history. I would llike to think that if Jagger and Richards and their mates are still performing at age 65, then APO still has some mileage left before retiring. Ha ha.

The new APO tribute album called Kami nAPO Muna Ulit turned gold a week after release. We must have done something correct in the past. Our audience these days is starting to look young again. Many come with their parents and they have made our music a bonding thing.

All I can say is thank you, thank you and yes, thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we enjoy doing and if I may say, are still getting good at it.

Photo by Sammy Samaniego

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