Martin’s excuse

First of all, let me state where I am as a Filipino on this issue: Martin Nievera did really well in singing our National Anthem during the Paquiao-Hatton fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a Filipino, seeing him sing the anthem with class, with passion and with energy — it makes me proud.

The guy is under tremendous pressure right now as some think he did our anthem injustice when he created an arrangement that is, according them, against what the law prescribed.

Well, it’s just me, but I simply think that we all need to grow up.

Now, having said that, I don’t think Martin needs to make an alibi for doing his choice of arrangement. But in today’s column at Philippine Star, he does seem to make one. This time, he said, it was Robin, his eldest son’s mistake. Or something like that. Oh, well, not really blaming his kid. Nonetheless, I don’t think it’s really needed.

In my opinion, let’s just leave the guy alone. He kicked Sir Tom Jones’ ass during that night. It’s enough for me.

  • http://mployd.ph AJ Batac

    I agree. No doubt that Martin was wrong (no one is above the law). However, I think we have to let this one go. It was great singing and it was awesome. Better than Tom Jone’s.

    Just like you said, we need to grow up and just let this one go. There are other pressing issues at hand. Like, say, solving crimes and traffic?

  • http://mployd.ph AJ Batac

    I agree. No doubt that Martin was wrong (no one is above the law). However, I think we have to let this one go. It was great singing and it was awesome. Better than Tom Jone’s.

    Just like you said, we need to grow up and just let this one go. There are other pressing issues at hand. Like, say, solving crimes and traffic?

  • http://gannsdeen.com ganns

    I, for one, think that particular law is outdated but necessary. The freedom of speech available here isn’t quite at the maturity level of the United States’, for instance, which is open to a variety of interpretations when it comes to the Star Spangled Banner.

    I pity Martin, but he’s a sacrificial lamb too. If the National Library is intent on pursuing a case against him, they’d better name the others before him. If that seems cruel and heartless, then perhaps they should just reconsider their threats of legal action and forgive the man. He did kick Tom Jones’ butt from here to Loch Ness.

  • http://gannsdeen.com ganns

    I, for one, think that particular law is outdated but necessary. The freedom of speech available here isn’t quite at the maturity level of the United States’, for instance, which is open to a variety of interpretations when it comes to the Star Spangled Banner.

    I pity Martin, but he’s a sacrificial lamb too. If the National Library is intent on pursuing a case against him, they’d better name the others before him. If that seems cruel and heartless, then perhaps they should just reconsider their threats of legal action and forgive the man. He did kick Tom Jones’ butt from here to Loch Ness.

  • http://neotericartzone.wordpress.com nazerlubay

    i will not let this thing go…
    if u r an artist in some ways like composer, painter, writer, director, etc the all forms of art… you should know how it feels like if someone did something from you works…

    what do u exactly mean we all need to grow up?
    i think we should all need to grow up like respect the ones that made those art forms and also should not let this kind of people change things just like that…

  • http://neotericartzone.wordpress.com nazerlubay

    i will not let this thing go…
    if u r an artist in some ways like composer, painter, writer, director, etc the all forms of art… you should know how it feels like if someone did something from you works…

    what do u exactly mean we all need to grow up?
    i think we should all need to grow up like respect the ones that made those art forms and also should not let this kind of people change things just like that…