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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Journey Review Disclaimer

I'll take my lumps and impending further hostility for erroneously referring to Arnel Pineda of Journey as both Latino and a young twenty-something. As my readers were quick to point out, Mr. Pineda is Philippine and aged 40. My apologies to Pineda and Journey for the uncommonly lax research on my part. Depth of research is something I normally pride myself in and I regret not exercising it more fluently in this matter...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's ok Ray, I am Filipino and I thought he was twenty too, except I thought he was Chinese.

ranney said...

Other than those mistakes, I think your analysis was right on.. and yes, he does look like in his twenties....

bob_vinyl said...

Screwing up his age and ethnicity is nothing compared to the mistake of thinking Journey made a good album.

JOBERNZ said...

This too will pass. It's okay Ray, I still think you did a good review. I look forward to your next review of Journey and Arnel Pinesa. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

for bob_vinyl, you're one of the few who thinks they did not...i think there's stiffness and prejudice in you making it hard to give them credit

bob_vinyl said...

I've never liked Journey very much. They're safe, corporate AOR, kind of the rock equivalent of elevator music. Do I have a prejudice against dull, formulaic music? Sure. Am I stiff? Let's see, I'm the one who expects music to change and progress and break new ground, so I guess you can't pin that one on me.

keanoster said...

its cool ray! thank you for your review and thank u too for acknowledging your mistakes. thats a trait of a good reviewer/writer. nobody's perfect. viva journey!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Ray. Arnel fools all of us on age--in the power behind his voice, his physical fitness and his looks. He was blessed with great genes, and he also contributed the maximum for what he is today. It's almost like you're not a good world citizen if you don't like Arnel. And we all want to be good world citizens. At least that's how I feel.

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Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

appreciate your support and goodwill, everyone...I won't bore you all with the details of my life, but they contributed to my lack of research in this matter and so long as proper acknowledgements have been made, then I'm good to stand on what I've written, thanks...

BobV, ahhhh, to know him is to want to make him listen to death metal and Dragonforce at gunpoint

DPTH International said...

Wow Ray, you've had a pretty active blog these days!

Honestly, I'm surprised that Journey is getting such attention at all. I haven't heard anything about them for years until they were used in the Sopranos finally. And now they are everywhere I look.

As usual, your review was balanced and fair. Keep up the great work

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

thanks for the good word, dpth, yeah, I know Journey still has a large worldwide audience; even when they'd come to a local amphithreatre or summer concert series, it'd always be a hot ticket

ayawgloria said...

when I was reading your review a few days ago, I'd noticed the word "Latino", but I did not mind it at all, coz I took it into consideration that you just had that impression, due to some spanish heritage in the Philippines. But anyway, tnxs for your apology, and yes, he still look like on his 20's.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I didn't want to bring that up in the midst of the rebuffing, but my Filipino friends use a lot of Spanish as well as English, and I was told there were many dialects used

Anonymous said...

RAY Very good review!! As far as Arnel being Latino..hey that might not be too far off. Philippines was under Spain for over 300 years there are a few Spanish blood sprinkled all over the Philippines.

By the way, the re-record of the Classics was excellent specially DSB. Although a few of my friends prefer the re-record of WCN. Pineda's edgier voice made those songs more of a rocker!! No knock on Steve. His softer voice made him very popular with the ladies.