Jasaan In My Mind, the song…

This is a song-cover cum local-adaptation of James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind”, a folk-rock ballad written and released during JT’s heyday in the 70s, which I am dedicating to my birthplace and my Mom’s hometown, Jasaan—and to all the Jasaanons, in general.

Some present-day facts about Jasaan can be viewed by clicking here, and its top tourist destinations can be viewed here.

Playback via Soundcould.com:

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Contributing artists, resources and processes

Vocals and steel acoustic-guitar by Mon Enriquez; Keyboard synthesizer by Romy R.; Drums and percussion by Mike D.; Precision Bass by Boney B.; Music by James Taylor; Lyrics-adaptation by Mon Enriquez; Music and Guitar-Tab sheets courtesy of GuitarPro/ PowerTab.

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Fig. 1 – Jasaan’s Kimaya Shoreline

This is a remotely collaborated Soundtrap online recordings. Mixing and mastering by MIDI-WAV Audio Arts, Graphic artworks by Portraits, Stills & the Graphic Arts, Produced and Directed by Mon Enriquez. More songs are available (do Visit/ Follow/ Like them) at the MF&TG FB-page. The song’s lyrics are being provided below.

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Fig. 2 – Immaculate Conception Parish Church

Lyrics:

“Jasaan In My Mind”
(Intro)
In my mind, I’m going to Jasaan yeah.
Can’t you see its shoreline,
The rivers, forests, and moonshine?
And all the kins and friends of mine that I left behind?
Yes, I’m going to Jasaan in my mind.
Ms. Ruby then was my silver sun,
‘Twas best walking with her and watch it shine.
(Sit) beside her watching the sunset come.
A silver tear is appearing now, I’m crying, ain’t I?
I’m going to Jasaan in my mind.
There ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind that teen-love was the finest thing around,
Whisper sweet nothings soft and kind.
And hey, babe, the sky’s on fire, I’m dying, ain’t I?
I’m going to Jasaan in my mind.
In my mind, I’m going to Jasaan yeah.
Can’t you see its shoreline,
The rivers, forests, and moonshine?
And all the kins and friends of mine that I left behind?
Yes, I’m going to Jasaan in my mind.
Dark and silent late last night,
I think I might have heard the highway calling.
Birds in flight and dogs that bite.
And signs that might be omens, say I’m going, going…
I’m gone to Jasaan in my mind.
(Coda)
Now with a holy host of others standing around me, (but) still I’m on the dark side of the moon.
And it seems like it goes on like this forever.
You must forgive me if I’m up and gone to Jasaan in my mind.
In my mind, I’m going to Jasaan yeah.
Can’t you see its shoreline,
The rivers, forests, and moonshine?
And all the kins and friends of mine that I left behind?
Yes, I’m going to Jasaan in my mind.
(Fade & End)
Writer(s): James Taylor, Mon Enriquez

Some pertinent Jasaan landmarks:

  • The present-day house where Mon was born can be seen by clicking here.
  • Google Earth’s 360 Degree streetviews of the present-day (click the web links below, then click-hold pan/ zoom the resulting image R-L/ Up-Down):
      1. Alog River where Mon and his kiddo-friends used to swim and play to their hearts’ delight.
      2. Jasaan town plaza, typically surrounded by the Parish Church (Immaculate Concepcion), Town Hall, and Recreation Center.

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Published by Ramon H. Enriquez MIE&M, RME

Ramon ("Mon") Hojas Enriquez is a retired business executive who now spends his available time sharing the wisdom that he gained from his post-graduate academic preparations and 35+ years of hands-on industry practice here (Philippines) and abroad; as an Independent Management Consultant and as a Professional Lecturer/ Resource Speaker. He now focuses on management consulting, education and training---in the fields of Supply-chains, Strategy-execution, and Decision-support. His affiliations with relevant leading global industry associations such as: The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), Project Management Institute (PMI), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), American Society for Quality (ASQ), International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), System Dynamics Society (SDS), among others) keeps him informed and updated on the current and future developments in his above-mentioned fields of specialization. Mon is a lifelong Systems Thinker and an avid micro-Blogger. His hobby includes Photography and the Graphics-arts, Singing, Guitar-playing, Songwriting, and Audio recording & mixing. When not traveling or visiting Clients, he normally spends his time at his office cum studio or, QC-home with his Wife and dog.