Off beat

This is a little off our beaten track, but an old friend, Boying Pimentel, has a terrific feature on Apl.de.ap, aka Allan Pineda, the Filipino member of the now-famous Black-Eyed Peas, in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle. It begins this way:

In the most offbeat selection in "Monkey Business," Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas raps on a song called "Bebot" about the joys of eating with one’s fingers, drinking with friends and a popular Filipino delicacy called balut.

You have to be a particular kind of Peas fan to completely get it: "Bebot" is in Tagalog.

The online version includes two podcasts of the interview; the second is in Tagalog.

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