“One day soon, it’s gonna happen to you. And when it does…”

“Soon” by Moonpools and Caterpillars | Trish is back on the radio. (Blessed be!) And she’s on K-Lite. And last week she played this song. And I finally figured out who these guys are. I listened to NU during my college years and heard this a lot, just one of those songs I never really identified until way after the station went kaput (also see this Loquy song). Moonpools and Caterpillars, as it turned out, is a Filipino-American band, and one that got a fair amount of success thanks to their songs appearing on some Disney thing. Now, I was too young when they were big – this was 1995, so I was around seven, I think, so I don’t know what I’m talking about when I say that there was little hysterics when they were big. (Big-ish. Okay.) Compare that to today, when anything vaguely Filipino gets showered with remarkable (but not always deserving) praise from the local media. (I still don’t like you, Maria Aragon.) Granted, it’s probably because Moonpools were a very NU thing, a one-step-ahead-of-everyone kind of thing, a you-won’t-know-what-hit-you thing. Gah, I still miss that radio station. [NB]

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