Spolarium By The Eraserheads

If you wanna know what this song actually means, I could share it with you.

Professors here in the University of the Philippines know about it and they share it in class whenever the song comes in discussions. It is actually the story of the rape victim Pepsi Paloma who was allegedly raped by Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, and Richie D’ Horsie.

She was made to drink too much by the three (this is described in the first 3 stanzas of the song) and when she was unconscious, they raped her. Pepsi died when she was about to cry out for justice. There were rumors that Pepsi did not commit suicide but she was killed to stop her from testifying in court.

So after knowing that, the song is pretty much direct except for some parts like “itigil muna ang pag-ikot ng mundo”. We can interpret this part differently. It can mean that the victim wanted her oppressors to stop their manipulations or she was just too tired of everything that’s happening that she wanted the world to just stop.

Pepsi was not able to receive justice. Until now, there is no closure to her case. And whether Vic and Joey were guilty, no one can prove it.

I assume Ely Buendia, who wrote the song, learned about Pepsi’s misery when he was still in the university. Maybe for him, even if Pepsi was not able to testify, the song would speak out the truth.

Pakingan ninyo yung Spolarium ng Eraserheads or revival ng Imago. Isipin ninyo si Pepsi Paloma ung nagsasalita– This are some of the lyrics and translation of what happened according to news.

–Dumidilim ang paligid May tumawag sa pangalan ko (gabi nung nangyari)
–Labing isang palapag(sa sulo hotel room nangyari yung rape)
–Sabay abot ng baso May naghihintay(nagiinuman sila)
–Puwede bang itigil muna Ang pag-ikot ng mundo(lasing or bangag na sila)
–Di ko na nasasakyan Ang lahat ng bagay ay Gumuguhit na lang Sa ‘king lalamunan (the crime is happening)
–Ewan mo at ewan natin Sinong may pakana? (sino nga b may pakana ng krimen)
–Umiyak ang umaga(syempre umiyak)
– Anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey diyan Sa gintong salamin(anong ginawa ni enteng at joey Alam na!
–Di ko na mabasa Pagkat merong nagbura(Inareglo yung kaso allegedly Tito Sotto who paid d settlement)

THE END of the STORY

But here is another version which came from a story supposed to be from a Manager of the Eraserheads telling us that the song wasn’t about the Pepsi Paloma case.

dumilim ang paligid
may tumawag sa pangalan ko -XXXX called out to E
labing isang palapag -Unit 1108 of a condo in San Juan
tinanong kung okey lang ako -XXXX and I had the habit of asking people “Ok ka lang?”
sabay abot ng baso -inuman session kasi
may naghihintay
at bakit ba ‘pag nagsawa na ako
biglang ayoko na
at ngayon
di pa rin alam
kung ba’t tayo nandito
puwede bang itigil muna
ang pag-ikot ng mundo
lumiwanag ang buwan -we stayed up till sunrise; in fact, everyone (except me and XXXX) were so wasted that they ended up crashing there that night (oh, except pala for Joey whom I distinctly remember excused himself “bago magising ang anak ko”)
san juan
di ko na nasasakyan
ang lahat ng bagay ay
gumuguhit na lang
sa ‘king lalamunan
ewan mo at ewan natin
sinong may pakana?
at bakit ba
tumilapon ang
gintong alak diyan sa paligid mo? -Goldshlagger: a hot cinnamon schnapps drink infused with pure 23k gold flakes…that got everyone wasted!
at ngayon
di pa rin alam
kung ba’t tayo nandito
puwede bang itigil muna
ang pag-ikot ng mundo
umiyak ang umaga
anong sinulat ni enteng at joey diyan
sa pintong salamin -Enteng and Joey had written “Eleandre” (E’s real name) using their fingers on the misty glass door of the balcony
di ko na mabasa
pagkat merong nagbura -actually I don’t think anyone really erased it; when the weather got warmer I think it just got erased
ewan ko at ewan natin
sinong nagpakana?
at bakit ba tumilapon ang spoliarium
diyan sa paligid mo? -see photo: this is how they all looked: w-a-s-t-e-d!
at ngayon
di pa rin alam
kung ba’t tayo nandito
puwede bang itigil muna
ang pag-ikot ng mundo

Who is Pepsi Paloma?

“Pepsi Paloma was one of the biggest “bold stars” of the ’80s. She was one of the so-called “softdrink beauties,” sex nymphets with names like Coca Nicolas, Sarsi Emmanuel, etc. under the management of the late Dr. Rey dela Cruz, who will go down in history as the guy who got smacked on the head with a microphone by Divina Valencia on national television.

Paloma’s filmography includes Brown Emmanuelle, Snake Sisters, Virgin People, Naked Island, and Room 69. In May 1985, Paloma’s body was found hanging inside her room. Suicide, investigators concluded, but there were louder whispers of rape and murder– allegedly masterminded by a bunch of comedians (Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon and Richie D’ Horsie) famous for their transcendentally silly movies (Against whom she filed a rape complaint years before, but was dismmised).

The truth is that Paloma, who disrobed her way into the industry at the tender age of 14, was depressed over financial and romantic problems, as her diary would attest. According to an epigraph in an Eric Gamalinda poem, Paloma left a suicide note containing the words: “This is a crazy planets.” That was perhaps a mistranslation of the melodramatic Tagalog idea of “Baliw na mundo.” She obviously was not a big fan of Tears for Fears, who could’ve neatly summed up her sentiments in two words: “Mad World.” But that would be ignoring the sad, desperate if accidentally comical poetry of “crazy planets.”

Like Shakespeare or Sylvia Plath by way of Jimmy Santos. What does Paloma’s immortal quote have to do with this column? Absolutely nothing. One thing is certain: this space will be devoted to suicidal nymphets with grammatical dilemmas and grand conspiratorial coverups. On second thought, maybe not.” – Spot.ph

We would aim to resurrect a deadened issue from 30 years ago as if we were necromancers. We should go, and raise all of them past issues, and turn them to zombies and make them eat our hate subject’s brain. Too bad for us, we are not superhuman to put necromancy in real-life action TODAY.

Sa tingin ko, kahit na sobrang tagal na tong issue na to hindi pa din natin maitatangging ginawa nilang lahat ang karumal dumal na krimen. At sa tingin ko, KAILANGANG malaman ng mga bagong henerasyon kung ano ang nangyari, dahil sa simula pa lang dapat wala siya sa puwesto niya ngayon.

Ang tunay na nakakaasar ay an mga taong nakakalimot sa kasaysayan. Hinding hindi tayo matututo dahil di tayo natututo sa mga pangyayari ng nakaraan. Naghahangad at umaasa pa tayo ng pag-usad na mala-telenobelang kwento ng kasaysayan, hibang sa pag-usad sa di natin alam na pinggagalingan.

Eto pa ang link sa kantang “Spolarium” pati rape case nandito. Kaya pala mainit at pina ban ang E-heads ni Senator:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM6UKxhzTWA&feature=fvwrel

This isn’t anything new with celebrities and politicians anywhere. They have power and money. Most of the time they can get away with doing shit like this. You get the occasional arrests but the sentences are mediocre, more akin to a slap on the wrist. What the world needs is a hard reset. Come on Mayan calendar don’t disappoint me. If I’m a casualty so be it.

Truth and Justice must be serve, but Pepsi Palomas’s death ended It. I’m sure these guys has already been tormented by what they did to Pepsi Paloma, but these is not enough. Even though I’m a fan of Vic Sotto and Joey De Leon(no Tito Sotto, epal kasi :-) ) the truth must be spread, and justice must be serve.

Multuhin sana ng kaluluwa ni Pepsi Paloma si Tito Sotto para umamin na!

 

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61 Responses to Spolarium By The Eraserheads

  1. Sotto says:

    ` Pepsi Paloma !

  2. P.P. says:

    Overdrive.

  3. tiffany faith dalaya says:

    totoo ba yun

  4. favorite ko tlga ung spoliarium.ngaun ko lang nalaman na mey manng pala ung kanta nayon. now I know. so bad! :(

    • WALANG KONEKSIYON ANG KANTA SA KASONG YAN.
      Ang nagpauso ng kalokohan na yan ay isang “henyo” na ikinonekta yung lyrics na “Enteng At Joey” sa mga Eat Bulaga hosts..ang hindi niya alam ang lyrics na “anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey dyan?” ay tungkol sa Roadie ng Heads na si Enteng Villasanta at tropa nilang si Joey “cowpunk” Nadera. Ang Spoliarium ay tungkol sa isang drinking session. yun lang. Urban Legend lang ang koneksiyon nyan sa Pepsi Paloma Case. .MAS NANINIWALA AKO KAY KARIN ARANETA.

  5. jhoncabre says:

    karmahin din sila sa gimawa nila.tingnan mu Richie D’ Horsie kinakarma na.mga hayop

  6. koolpinoy says:

    yung Alapaap na kanta ay yung gustong ipa-ban ni Tito Sotto. sa 2nd album nila un at mas una yun lumabas kesa Spolarium so di naman cguro totoo na yun ang rason kaya sila pina-ban.

  7. JOJO says:

    Sa Qc lang na ban un

  8. SeanCorie says:

    Totoo kaya ito, ang akala ko kasi iba ang ibig sabihin ng ^spoliarium^ ng eraserheads yun pala may nakatagong ^cryptic^ na mensahe sa nakatagong kasaysayan ni pepsi paloma.

  9. grabe ung kwento .. kinikilabutan aku ! tsk. tsk,..

  10. JC says:

    HMMM .. masaklap ang pangyayari , tsk tsk .. gusto ko pa naman ang kanta ng spolarium , ngayon ko lang nabasa ang mga hidden meaning nito , kala ko sadyang kanta lang sya , yun pala storya ng isang Rape Victim ..

  11. boytulis says:

    hndi na nagbigay ng iba pang komento c sir ely… sabi nya nga… isasama nya sa libingan nya ang nalalaman nya ukol dun… ang cnasabi nila cla bosing joey at richie… pero may narinig dn akong kuru kuro na… pinangtakip lang ang tatlo… dahil nga sikat cla at mas madaling makakakuha ng pagpapatawad… ang kwento ng magulang ko ibang kapatid na sotto ung gumawa… at dahil nga maraming tagahanga c bosing at joey… na baka makuha pa rn nila ang tiwala ng fans nila… meron ding rumor na kaya din ipinapasa ni tito sotto ung cyber crime law dahil nabubuhay nnmn sa internet itong kasong hndi pa rn nareresolba… parang gus2 nyang patayin ang information ukol d2 kaya nya ipinasa ang bill…

    • WALANG KONEKSIYON ANG KANTA SA KASONG YAN.
      Ang nagpauso ng kalokohan na yan ay isang “henyo” na ikinonekta yung lyrics na “Enteng At Joey” sa mga Eat Bulaga hosts..ang hindi niya alam ang lyrics na “anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey dyan?” ay tungkol sa Roadie ng Heads na si Enteng Villasanta at tropa nilang si Joey “cowpunk” Nadera. Ang Spoliarium ay tungkol sa isang drinking session. yun lang. Urban Legend lang ang koneksiyon nyan sa Pepsi Paloma Case. .MAS NANINIWALA AKO KAY KARIN ARANETA.

  12. kurona says:

    oo nga eh ang saya grave nag injoy aq meron pba until q din nlaman ang galing nila idol nagawa nila un

    • WALANG KONEKSIYON ANG KANTA SA KASONG YAN.
      Ang nagpauso ng kalokohan na yan ay isang “henyo” na ikinonekta yung lyrics na “Enteng At Joey” sa mga Eat Bulaga hosts..ang hindi niya alam ang lyrics na “anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey dyan?” ay tungkol sa Roadie ng Heads na si Enteng Villasanta at tropa nilang si Joey “cowpunk” Nadera. Ang Spoliarium ay tungkol sa isang drinking session. yun lang. Urban Legend lang ang koneksiyon nyan sa Pepsi Paloma Case. .MAS NANINIWALA AKO KAY KARIN ARANETA.

  13. lhianne says:

    lupet!!!!

  14. aubrey lyn says:

    why o why??? now lng ba dpat halungkatin tong issue na toh…bkit panatagal ng ilang decada bago muling ibalik….cnong may gawa….at anong dahilan??…

  15. Aphrodite says:

    ang mga tao gumagawa talaga ng kanya kanyang sulok sa mundo. It’s very disappointing na ganito ang ginawa nilang sulok or should I say, role sa mundo. gumawa sila ng isang bagay na hindi naman pala nila kayang panagutan. what else is new here? since before, Money TALKS!!! I wasn’t really affected na ganito ang totoong ugali nila tito, vic and joey, coz I’m not an avid fan of them at all!!!! For Pepsi Paloma, she is now safe and in peace. Unlike them ( tito, vic and joey ) they are still struggling over their lives. Someday they will repay for what they have done. Yes, they have escaped here for the crime they did to her, but who knows, when God’s judgement comes, baka doon ang silya elektrika nila, right,..rite…..

  16. Blane says:

    Lalabas din ang katapat nila.

  17. Stupid says:

    Question nakalagay dun 1st e 14 sya nag start den nakalagay din na boldstar sya …. Ang biggest question ko e lumaki si tvj sa isang mayamang pamilya dey can get what dey want look the wife of the 3 susan roses, dina bonivi, macapagal ata kay joey pero kung totoo nga sana lumabas nalang yun totoo pra wlang napagbibintangan indi kasi magandang babasahin….

  18. Iannzky says:

    This is all lie. If you are a true eheads fan, you know the story behind the song

  19. Ccbear says:

    Wow! Ayoko n ngaun kna tito vic n joey. Mkkarma din cla, c richie d horsie prang siningil na. Lahat ng kasamaan may kabayaran.

  20. Maze says:

    I believe in this… Hindi lahat ng inaakala nating mabait ay totoo…theyre not perfect…
    Kawawa c pepsi paloma…ang hirap ng pinagdaanan nia… Cno nga ba ang maniniwala sa isang bold star na narape sya? Kya cguro sya ang nirape nung tatlo. Mkkarma dn cla.

  21. WALANG KONEKSIYON ANG KANTA SA KASONG YAN.
    Ang nagpauso ng kalokohan na yan ay isang “henyo” na ikinonekta yung lyrics na “Enteng At Joey” sa mga Eat Bulaga hosts..ang hindi niya alam ang lyrics na “anong sinulat ni Enteng at Joey dyan?” ay tungkol sa Roadie ng Heads na si Enteng Villasanta at tropa nilang si Joey “cowpunk” Nadera. Ang Spoliarium ay tungkol sa isang drinking session. yun lang. Urban Legend lang ang koneksiyon nyan sa Pepsi Paloma Case. .MAS NANINIWALA AKO KAY KARIN ARANETA.

  22. exhel says:

    grabe tsk. di ko alam kung dapat ako maniwala dito.. pero parang nasa part ako na dapat ko tong paniwalaan.. Why don’t you ask ely nalang..

  23. itshusero ka... says:

    hindi naman to totoo.. kung maka imbento ka naman… ilabas mo ang instructor na yan muna at maniwala ako sayo…

  24. Da heck! says:

    lolz, kung makacomment naman kayo parang nandun na kayo? xD

    may nakakita ba? nakaalam meron, pero napatunayan ba?

    kung makahusga WAGAS, xD

  25. Jaoprecious says:

    Magaling pa kayo sa Judge. Bahala na ang Dios sa kanila kung may kasalanan man sila ang mahalaga lang naman sa akin ay Yung sayang binibigay ng tatlo. di mo dapat husgahan kung may nakaraan sila, ang husgahan nyo ay yung ginagawa nila ngaun.

  26. woOot says:

    Whatever they do, they still human, they or we can do mistakes. and in reality its about the past, lahat ng tao kayang magbago. god knows the truth behind.

    R.I.P Ms. Pepsi Paloma

  27. gandako says:

    may kasalanan din si pepsi paloma kung totoo ngang nirape cia ha…kung matino kang babae bakit sasama kang uminom sa tatlong lalaki???? pakiexplain please….

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  29. Ogs Peace says:

    This is just an interpretation of just another fan. Ely Buendia is quoted saying that he “will bring the true meaning of the song Spoliarium to his grave”… Leave the dead alone, and just enjoy the music.

  30. edgat69 says:

    Ipagpatawad mo… minahal kita agad…

  31. Anonymouse says:

    Ingat! Libelous na to ngayon. hahaah

  32. roy rockers says:

    Yes tlgang may meaning..ang tito vic & joey dpt hndi yan hnahangaan dpt yan silang ikahiya kc mga wlang hiya yan….mapi pera kc kaya kayang baligtarin ang kaso pero darating ang panahon n mbubunyag din ang lahat ng mga baho nila!!!

  33. ecinaj says:

    hnd ba mas magandang pagtuunan o kaya tulungan ang mga mahihirap na rape victim na buhay na buhay at sumisigaw ng katarungan? ganito na sa ating bansa eh, Ang hustisya ay pr lamang sa mga may kayang bilhin yan.
    Kahit isampal nyo pa sa pagmumukha ng 3 ang mga nalalaman nyo, eh wala p rin kwenta, kahit ubusin mo ang oras mo sa pagbasa at pagsearch abt this issue wala p rin patutunguhan, di natin makikita ang kalalabasan bagkus lalo lng tayong malilito… Alam naman natin lahat kung paano umusad ang batas dito.
    Madaming nagsasabi na kilangan malaman ito ng bagong henerasyon pr di na maulit. haler! madami na ang biktimang hanggang ngaun di p rin nakakamit ang hustisya, hnd alam ng mga tao ang nangyari sa kanila dahil hnd sila sikat. kompleto ang ebidensya pero wala p rin.

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  35. ALLAN says:

    TAMA HUSGA KYO NG HUSGA WLA NMN KYO MAPATUNAYAN HAYAAN NYO NA ANG HUSTIYA KUNG TOTOO KUNG MAY NAGANAP NA RAPE…..

  36. kit kat says:

    ANAK NG TOKWA.

    Dalubhasang pananaliksik po ba matatawag ito? Pasensiya na po, pero nakakapang-init ng ulo ang ugali ng Pinoy na rumor-mongering. Pero kung sa bagay, kung para makabawi man lamang sa pagtatangka ni Tito Sotto na i-criminalize ang kantang Alapaap, okey na ring nagkakainteres ang madlang makinig sa Eraserheads sa pamamagitan din ng isang isyung may kinalaman kay Tito Sotto rin mismo.

    Mga puntos lang po:
    1. Ang pamagat po ay SPOLIARIUM. Wag po tayo magtipid sa letrang I. Sa kanta mismo, ito ang bigkas. Ang pinaghanguang obra ni Juan Luna, ganito ang baybay. Kaya, SPOLIARIUM.
    2. WALANG IKA-LABING ISANG PALAPAG ANG SULO HOTEL. THREE FLOORS LANG PO ITO. KAYA KUNG DIYAN PA LAMANG PO, HINDI NA KAAGAD TUTUGMA ANG DETALYE NG PANGYAYARI SA TEORYANG IKINAKABIT SA KANTANG ITO.

    Hindi kayo maniniwala kay Bb. Araneta, subalit nagpapaniwala kayo sa conspiracy theory na bigla lamang sumulpot at walang kredibilidad? Ang katotohanan po, walang koneksyon ang kanta sa kaso. Wag po natin ipilit ang wala.

    Mga kababayan! GISING PO TAYO!

  37. David Dylan"Malana"Puzon.1V says:

    Since we are talking about The Eraserheads,are you aware that they are also guilty of Plagiarism.Catchy as it sounds,the song”Alapaap” not only made a fool of themselves but also fooled a lot of people kasi ginaya nila yung song ng Pale Fountains na “Reach”from the album”Pacific Street”(1984).Maybe Ely Buendia and company thought that people wre only familiar with”Across The Kitchentable”or”Thank You”and not with the other songs on The Pale Fountains entire discography. That says so much about the originality of The Eraserheads…

    David Dylan Malana Puzon 1V
    Indie Rocker,New Waver and 90s Alternativist

  38. David Dylan Elizalde Puzon.1V says:

    THE PHILIPPINES HAS NO JUSTICE.Pa public public apology pa sina Vic Sotto and company pagkatapos nila babuyin ang pagkatao ni Pepsi Paloma.The damage has already been done.No amount of apology can undo the crime that was made or bring back Pepsi Paloma.Nakalagpas man to hindi to makakalagpas sa mata ng diyos.They will pay for it in the afterlife

    David Dylan Malana Puzon 1V
    Indie Rocker,New Waver and 90s Alternativist

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