Today we find cause to celebrate and be grateful not just because it’s Christmas Day, but also because it’s the 4th year anniversary of DSYMusic!
And as we give thanks to 4 wonderful years of creative pursuits and the support all of you have shown us, I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge the many contributions of one amazing lady.
She believed in the vision that was DSYMusic long before DSYMusic was born. She believed in words yet to be written… in music yet to be heard. She believed in the power of music to help make a difference in this world, and she became the chief architect of putting meaning to what DSYMusic can become, and what it is today.
She has that unique ability of bring a mere vision to its grand fruition – adding purpose and meaning to it, and working out the many details required to reach the finish line.
None of what we have achieved thus far is possible without her guidance, steadfast and unwavering belief, and attention to the minutest detail. We at DSYMusic follow her lead, and count on her to traverse the roughest storms with her constant faith and a cheerfulness and positive spirit that lights up a room every time she enters.
And the funny thing is, she’s not even aware of the impact that she has and her hand stamp written all over DSYMusic 🙂
So please help me in showing a whole lot of love to my business partner, manager, and dear friend Mylz Tolentino of Serendipity Hype Productions.
Her generosity is a legacy we at DSYMusic will always strive to uphold as we face more challenges in the future, in striving to make a difference through music.
On some level, the album STRONGER THAN BEFORE (STB) really started with the song REAL ME, even though it was included in the EP release by Chapter 2. At that time, I really wanted to write something original for the group to claim as our own. On hindsight, it was written as an embodiment of what I wanted to say as a songwriter.
For me, songwriting was a vehicle to express what I probably couldn’t say in a normal conversation. It wasn’t about the pursuit of producing a “hit song”. It was an inner voice that wanted to be heard, and as long as there remained things to be said, feelings to be expressed, issues to be tackled – it found an outlet in my songwriting.
A lot of those unexpressed feelings led to the release of STRONGER THAN BEFORE, and it was a joy for me to write the words and the music that sought relief in their expression.
Somehow the GRAMMY process the past month or so has gotten me sidetracked, as I sought validation for the work that went into producing STB, not realizing that I already have all the validation that I need from all those of have purchased the album, who have listened to the songs, and who have found solace in the realization that they were not alone in the feelings that they have felt as echoed by the songs in the album.
Today I got reminded of all that when I listened to REAL ME. As long as there are words to be said and feelings unexpressed, I will find relief and release in the pen to the cadence of a melody or two in my head.
Thus continues my songwriting journey, and I hope you’ll continue to join me on this road, wherever it might lead.
Always In Music,
“We never met him…. A total stranger…but we have something in common – our music that touches hearts…a friend of a friend…..who would have thought He will be our angel….” God bless your soul Gener Orpesa!
With a heavy heart, we received the news earlier today that Gener Oropesa has joined our Father in heaven.
Thank you for touching our lives Gener! Rest in peace kind sir.
Thanks to everyone who have opened their hearts and wallets to Gener. All collected funds, with the approval of the donors, will now be remitted to his family to help with the funeral costs and other expenses.