Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mikey Bustos: Introduction

Mikey Bustos is a twenty-nine year old singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. Born to Filipino parents, he is growing a cult following both in North America and in the Philippines.

He came on to the Canadian pop scene in August of 2003, when he placed as seventh runner-up on the first season of Canadian Idol. This was despite a significant fan base that grew from his performances, and the way he completely overwhelmed the judges at his audition, described by one critic as “a slightly strange looking young man with a shaved head and the voice of an angel.”

His original song “Everytime My Heart Beats” has become a YouTube sensation -- the singing actually starts at 09:47 -- but perhaps its most unique contribution to the viral world, is his series of videos on various aspects of Filipino culture. Beginning tomorrow, and every day through Mother's Day, a certain mother of three devoted daughters, who is now on the other side of the planet, will see this series dedicated to her.

I didn't really have anything else planned, and if I did, she wouldn't be here anyway. One does what one can with what one has, don't you think?

Or don't you?

(Tomorrow: The Filipino Accent Tutorial)

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