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Closing Time by Semisonic: Not About the End of a Night Out

Closing Time by Semisonic is not about the end of a night out

Closing Time by Semisonic is not about the end of a night out

During my stint at an internet cafe and I.T consulting company on Katipunan Avenue across the Ateneo in the late ’90s, we programmed one of the workstations to play the mp3 at 9 p.m. daily.

As Tribble Number One’s 6th Birthday approaches, TIL that Semisonic’s 1998 song Closing Time *is not* about the end of a night out.

TL;DR skip to 3:44.

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Download the MP3: Joey Ayala’s Rendition of Lupang Hinirang at TEDxDiliman

Download the MP3: Joey Ayala's Rendition of Lupang Hinirang at TEDxDiliman

Download the MP3: Joey Ayala’s Rendition of Lupang Hinirang at TEDxDiliman

Joey Ayala shows us how Lupang Hinirang ought to be sung.

“You’ll never sing the national anthem the same way again.”

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