Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thank you NU!

Thank you NU!

by Renato Reyes Jr.

From one who was part of the post-XB generation

For your test broadcast in 1987 that opened the eyes of a kid just out of grade school
(Even though late, we thought New Wave was cool)
For The Bolshoi and X-mal Deutschland,
Gene Loves Jezebel and The Smiths
For the Clash, The Ramones and the Sex Pistols
And the White Wedding of Billy Idol
For the 10,000 Maniacs and Midnight Oil
For U2, The The and REM

For the early mornings you’d play the WUDS’ “Teachers and Cheaters”
For Till Tuesday, Sheryl Crow and the Pretenders
For Gin Blossoms and Weezer
Belly and The Beeders

For the Eraserheads and Yano
The occasional Ethnic Faces and Binky Lampano
For Rizal Underground and Color it Red
For the Breed’s Black Mercedes Benz
Can we forget Remote Control Weekends?

For Trop Dep and Coco Jam
For Datu’s Tribe, Razorback and Wolfgang
Sugar Hiccup and Urban Dub
Slapshock, Queso and Greyhoundz

For G n’R, Aerosmith and Poison
And all those glam/metal bands that abused hairspray
For Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana
and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day

For the Rock Awards that saw The Jerks win Album of the Year

For Metallica and Rage Against the Machine
And the awesome guitarists of Mr. Big and Extreme
For rock jocks that made mornings interesting
For opening your airwaves during EDSA 2 uprising

For not spreading hate by bashing hip-hop
And those who still enjoyed pop
For Two Girls in one show
And for the pioneering In the Raw
And Rock ED radio

And though we haven’t been close lately
I will fondly remember you for being part of my musical education and growth
As you sign off, with some of us still in shock
You will be always be remembered as
The Home of Nu Rock

Renato Reyes Jr. Also known as "Nato", is the spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan. He's also an avid listener of NU 107.