“That’s the best part,” he says, as he celebrates his 33rd anniversary in showbiz.
“I’m not worried about being number two, been there, done that. I’ve been number last and the best thing about being last and fall on your face is to get up,” sabi niya sa solo presscon for his Martin, Home at the Theater concert sa Solaire, September 18, 8:00 p.m..
Kung mayroon man siyang natutuhan in his more than three decades sa showbiz, ito ay ang magpakatotoo.
“I learned to just brush the dirt off my knee. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve made so many mistakes in my life, in my career. I’ve had hits, I’ve had misses, there’s so many singers that have come since my time but we don’t think that way anymore. We don’t think about being the next hitmaker. ‘Oh my god, we have to have a song better that so and so. Wala akong competition kundi ang sarili ko or time. Time is my competition. How much longer can I keep this up is what I ask. And the moment I ask that, there’s something else to do, corporate shows,” esplika niya.
Para kay Martin, ”there is no such thing as a small gig.”
“Whether I’m in the Theater, whether I’m in Eclipse, in Australia in front of 500 people with just Louie (Ocampo) and I, for me every gig is my…to attack it like it’s my first and to consider it my last.”
Kasama ni Martin si Louie Ocampo bilang musical director sa Martin, Home at the Theater.
UNCUT – Alex Brosas