Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti was born on this day in 1475. One of the greatest artists who ever lived. It's also my birth day, but a full celebration seems inappropriate (though I don't really celebrate it).
This morning I woke up with Wowowee on TV, the host Willie Revillame asking everyone for a momentary silence, and a sad news:
Francis Durango Magalona has passed away.
My niece Gelan was here and she pushed the volume of the TV up several times, complaining there was no sound. That was funny. But thinking about it now, I realize that Francis M's creations will resonate through our universe (no, really), I imagine, for countless millennia. The silence will not be absolute, but an emptiness will be felt.
See some of him here:
Multiply - http://www.magalona.com/
Multiply blog - http://francismagalona.multiply.com/journal
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Magalona
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Man, you know in our high school band, we enjoyed jamming with your songs the most.
Pareng FrancisM, you are now one with the Force ;)
Thank you for all of your gifts.
~ From all of us