Last week’s Song of the Week has got to be “Low” by Flo Rida, a rap artist whose real name is Tramar Dillard and who was born in, you guessed it right, Florida, in Miami to be exact. If I’ll be a rapper someday, I’ll call myself Pin Amun Gajan, to give my image a scary Bin Laden-ish appeal while paying homage to my barriotic roots in Pinamungajan, a town 50 years south of Cebu City, Philippines.
“Low” had to be it for following me around unceasingly. To begin with, it robbed me of a total of 35 hours of sleep. Last Wednesday alone, it kept me awake from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. I don’t know what San Isidro Labrador, whose feast the neighboring block was celebrating, got to do with hitting the floor and getting low low low low low; but for a while right there I really thought the chapel choir was going to use “Low” for Holy Communion.